Let’s face it; gift-giving is often quite a nightmare. It is a stressful affair, particularly in the holiday season when you have to shop for several friends and loved ones. While getting gifts for your teenage children may be challenging enough, distant family members can be even more tricky. There are so many things you will have to consider, from price tags to personal taste. It feels as though every gift you buy is another potential faux pas.
You have to make sure that your ideas are contemporary, that they reflect sustainability and all the eco-conscious concerns one must consider. It’s enough that you need to worry about Sustainable Christmas Cards and biodegradable wrapping paper. How in the world do you then still go about finding the right gifts?
Fortunately, there is an alternative approach you can take. Rather than straining yourself trying to find the perfect presents, you could go about customising gifts, each bespoke and with consideration for every loved one. Not every option need to be an elaborate arts and crafts project; there are loads of great ideas that are pretty accessible.
Custom Phone Cover
This one is great for just about anyone, and done with enough care, you could make it thematic and give everyone loved one their unique smartphone cover. Several companies offer this intriguing service, and it is an easy, user-friendly online process to curate and customise designs.
You can use any image you like, which means that all you need to do is find a picture or design that will reflect something thoughtful and sentimental to the person you are buying it for. The one thing you will need to do before going ahead is to make sure you know what phone models everyone you are buying for has.
Coffee Table Photo Book
Print shops may not be at the forefront of originality, but many do offer some excellent tried and trusted custom gift options. The coffee table photo book is one of our favourites. Allowing you to put together a custom collection of text and photos, it offers the opportunity to create something extraordinary.
Because we are focussing on gifts that are time-savers, it is worth mentioning that you may have to put in a bit of extra effort with this one. To make it truly special, you need the photo book to tell a story. A unique approach would be to chronicle in images of your relationship with the person.
Custom Poster Design
You may baulk at the idea, after all, how would one go about creating a custom poster that reflects thoughtfulness? Well, there is a surprisingly easy way to do precisely that. There are thousands of freelance designers online at your disposal. All you need do is select an image, find a poster design that you like and contract a designer to do the rest.
If the person likes a specific movie or artistic style, you could use a related poster as your sample. Any designer worth their salt will be able to create a custom replica using your ideas. This is an enjoyable idea for kids. There is nothing quite as special as superimposing a child into a poster of their favourite movie.