I love the idea of giving a thoughtful, personalized gift, but if you’re like me, I usually don’t think about giving one of those sweet gifts until around Dec. 23rd or so. . .
So, here’s your reminder to start early, along with a few gift ideas that would be perfect for Christmas giving. . . (Some of these require a little more prep work than others!)
This was truly one of my favorites last year and such a sweet gift to be able to share with my parents. If you’re not familiar with Legacybox, you can read my post here. They make it possible to bring your memories out of hiding and/or preserve them in the easiest way. You send them your VHS tapes, cassettes, photos, video reels, whatever you have, and they put them all together on a DVD or jump drive. (You also get all of the originals back.) The perfect gift for the person who is hardest to impress on your list. They’re offering my readers 40% off your own Legacybox if you use my code WREATH. (Offer expires 12/31/16.)
No matter their style, this door knocker is a classic.
This candle is an easy one. Write a little note, favorite quote or verse—instant personalized gift! (It’s 20% off now if you use code HAPPYHOST.)
I have these of the kids hanging in our stairwell, and they make me happy every time I look at them. Silhouettes are a classic way to preserve a sweet time of life. (These come in a ton of colors and can be framed on the site, btw.)
My kids (aka “my husband”) gave me this necklace for Mother’s Day, and I wear it all the time. It also works well if you like to layer with other necklaces. (There’s another version in a longer length as well.)
Personalized doesn’t have to be pricy. Lora of Craftivity Designs on Etsy will create a print based on your favorite recipe. Just enter the recipe details when you check out. It would be cute to pop this in a frame and tie with a ribbon and mixing spoon. (She has created a beautiful guide of creative gift ideas that you can see here.)
So many personalized doormat choices on this site. And, if your house is like ours, you can always use a new one.
The portrait Michelle painted of our last home is a treasure. She’s now offering her custom house portraits in the form of ornaments, as well. If you want to gift one for Christmas, she’ll send you a cute voucher in ornament form. (Details here.)