All the Ways to Make Holiday Gift Ideas Personal


‘Tis the season we wait for impatiently every year. However, this year, in particular, has been tough for all of us. Celebrating Christmas and New Year may be different, but we still want to paint the town red and drink to a happy new year…hopefully. The best way to show love is to make personalized and special gifts. Personalization is a great way to prove to your loved ones how unique and important they are. Sometimes the best gifts are those that you make yourself as they show how much thought and love you put into the gift-giving. Instead of purchasing the same ordinary gifts you buy every year, customize and do them yourself. If you don’t know where to start, read on to find out more about how to make personalized gifts for the holidays.

Chunky Knit Blanket

There is nothing better than a warm cozy blanket on a freezing cold night. Your loved ones will not only feel warm but will also feel the love as they snuggle up on the couch. It is so simple to make; you just need to follow online tutorial videos that will walk you through the process step by step. Knit blankets have been trendy for a while and for that reason they’re on the pricey side. Their prices vary between 300$ to 600$, which is probably more expensive than your whole bedroom! All you need is a couple of skeins of yarn that cost around 18$ each to knit a fluffy blanket.

Customized Bedding

Quilts, pillows, and down comforters are what makes a bedroom feel lived in. Nice bedding, especially handmade, usually draws a smile on any homeowner’s face. Choose whatever colors or patterns suit your loved ones’ taste and customize the bedding accordingly. The gurus at Vision Bedding explain that the bed is the focal point of every bedroom and can change the theme of the entire room. Print family photos on duvets or choose from millions of designs and personalize your gift however you want.

Body Butter and Scrub

If you want your gift to feel festive, nothing says Christmas like the Gingerbread cookies that your grandma bakes at this time of year. Did you know that you can incorporate the irresistible smell of gingerbread into a DIY scrub and body butter? The recipe is as easy as pie. For the body butter, you need half a cup of shea butter, half a cup of coconut oil, two teaspoons of ground ginger, one teaspoon of cinnamon, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Melt shea butter and coconut oil then refrigerate them for 15 minutes and add the rest of the ingredients, mixing them well with a hand blender. As for the scrub, mix half a cup of coconut oil, one and a half cups of brown sugar, one and a half tablespoons of ground ginger, and one and a half tablespoons of pumpkin spice until smooth.

Homemade Jams

The sweetest gesture you can make is a quartet of homemade spreads. Choose the most seasonal fruits and cook them with love. Your recipients will love the gift and appreciate the effort you put into the project. Stick these colorful jars in a basket full of cookies, nuts, and crackers to make it a well-rounded gift. If you’re presenting it to an elderly person, substitute the sugar with honey to make a healthier version of jam. They will appreciate how thoughtful and courteous you are.

Curate a Christmas Box

Fill a box with soaps, perfumes, candles, candies, or toys and give it to a friend. Customize the box however you like and fill it with things that will make the other person feel happy and special. Print their names on the box to make it more personalized. Decorate the box with red ribbons and glitter to add a festive look. There is nothing more personal than a note where you express your emotions towards this person and let them know how much you care for them.

The holiday season is very special to everyone as we hold family gatherings, exchange presents, and hope for a joyful year. This season things are different and it will be challenging to hold the huge gatherings we’re used to. However, you can still make it count by showing your family and friends what they mean to you. Personalized gifts are the most special ones as they indicate how much you love someone. Watch DIY videos to get various ideas about personalized gifts and check out our list to get inspired when creating unique and special presents for the holidays.