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Christmas is often a time for celebration. The festive season encourages us to spend time with our loved ones as we reflect on the year and plan for the new year. It is a time when we can create memories with the ones that we love, memories that we will cherish for a lifetime.
Although it might not be the most important aspect, gift-giving is a big part of Christmas. It is when we express our appreciation and gratitude to loved ones each year. A popular choice of gifts many choose is personalised presents.
The personalised gift market is a booming industry. In 2020, it was reported that the personalised gift market was worth an estimated £19 billion. It is understandable why it is a booming industry. Personalised gifts are thoughtful presents that have been designed with the recipient in mind.
If you are looking for ways to add a personal touch to gifts for loved ones this Christmas, keep reading to find out more.
Decide What To Personalise
Before you can add a personal touch to a gift for a loved one this Christmas, you need to decide what it is you are gifting them. Think about their tastes, interests and hobbies. Use this knowledge to see what items you could personalise to give to your loved ones.
Use sites like Getting Personal to find personalised Christmas gifts. The variety of options that they have available could help to spark inspiration. You might even find a few present options to purchase for family members.
Consider The Presentation
It is not just the present you can personalise; you could also do the packaging. Gift wrapping presentation has become a popular trend in recent years, with people choosing to decorate the gifts with bright and colourful wrapping paper, labels and ribbons.
Choosing what packaging you use is your chance to be creative. Think outside the box and select packaging that best reflects the recipient and the gift that lies inside. It could give the recipient a glimpse into what gift you might be giving them.
Make a List
What better time to follow Santa’s example than the Christmas season! Make a list of your loved ones’ likes and dislikes. This is extra useful when you come from a big family. This will make choosing presents to buy a little bit easier and ensure you don’t leave anyone out. A list of possible gifts can help you plan for budget, logistics, and the amount of time you need to spend shopping.
Gift planning does not always have to be stressful. It can be fun too! Sometimes it’s the simple gifts that show how much you know a person, recognizing what little things bring them joy. You can always surprise your mom with an engraved bracelet or a new coat for the cold days and a pair of sneakers or a gift basket of assorted liquors and wines for your dad.
Make It Yourself
What better way to show a loved one how much they mean to you than by giving them a handmade gift. Of course, there is the option of buying a handmade gift and having it personalised to them. However, gifting a loved one a gift you have made yourself specifically for them and personalised to their tastes and interests will be more thoughtful.
Spend time seeing what gifts you could make and what materials you need to create these handmade gifts. It can be an enjoyable experience and one that could even save you a little extra on buying gifts for loved ones. There are plenty of homemade gifts that can be made on a budget, so there are plenty of routes to take.
As the festive season rapidly approaches, keep some of these tips in mind when deciding what personalised gift to give loved ones this Christmas.