Choosing a Personalized Gift
If you are looking for gifts for someone who is difficult to shop for, you should consider purchasing a personalized gift. Personalized gifts make wonderful gifts, since they are one-of-a-kind. You can personalize any gift by finding creative ways to illustrate the item with something related to the person, whether it is their name, picture, or a feature of their personality that you love.
One way you can personalize gifts is to add in a jewel or some other symbol that represents the recipient`s birthday. Purchase a practical item, like a thermos, handbag, or pillow, which has the symbol for their astrological sign, whether sidereal, tropical, or Chinese. Find jewelry that contains their birthstone. You could also purchase a beautiful vase and fill it up with their birth month flowers.
Another idea is to purchase personalized seasonal décor. Many stores are selling countless customizable Christmas ornaments and stockings. You can typically customize these ornaments by having the recipient`s name and the current year printed on them. Select a meaningful ornament for each family member. For example, if your friend or relative has three children, purchase three angel ornaments that represent their children.
Something that a household cannot have too much of is blankets. Create a patchwork quilt that has some of the recipient`s favorite t-shirts that are no longer in use. You could also have their family photo printed on a tapestry blanket.
Framed artwork is always a wonderful gift. Whether you prefer to use photo editing software for printing, or prints, scissors and glue, a photo collage will not go unappreciated. A trend that is very popular this year is to take artistic, black and white photos of random objects that are in the shape of letters. For example, arrange fruit into the letter "T" and take a photo. Do this for each letter of the person`s name. Print out the photos and arrange them side by side in a photo frame so that the person`s name is spelled out in artful photographs.
One of the most popular ways to customized gifts is to have photos printed onto practical items. Most photo printing stores and websites have catalogues of various options from which you can choose that will fit any budget. You can have a loved one`s picture printed onto things like puzzles, ornaments, coasters, flip books, magnets, vases, calendars, pillow cases, handbags, flags, mugs, tapestries, ties, thermoses, dog tags, wood plaques, t-shirts, aprons or key chains. Companies now exist that allow you to customized stuffed toys. You could gift your friend a stuffed toy that looks exactly like them!
A personalized gift is essentially any gift that has some kind of representation of who the person is. If you are having trouble picking out the perfect gift, you could always check out this list of top ten Christmas presents for boys for more ideas.