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Gift giving is my favorite part of the holidays. I am a huge fan of personalized gifts, and I feel like they bring a certain level of heart to gifting that an item picked off a shelf can’t, don’t you? With all the choices out there right now it’s pretty overwhelming, right? And let’s face it, some people are just difficult to shop for. This year I am teaming up with Shutterfly to bring you some amazing ideas for everyone on your list – from sisters to grandparents, and everyone in between! Not only that, but I’ll walk you through some super fun (and super easy) gift baskets and a few new gift ideas that help make the season fabulous!
On my list this year are my kids, husband, my siblings, my parents, and a few close friends. Most of them are notoriously difficult to shop for (isn’t everyone?) so their gifts usually have me stumped. Luckily, thanks to some creativity on my part, I’ve come up with some really cool ideas that are perfect for my favorite people. Because I’m sure you are bound to have people like this in your life, check out my list of some of the coolest personalized gifts out there!
Your bestie is someone that’s always there for you. They laugh with you, cry with you, and probably feel like the sibling you never had. A gift for them is something that should definitely come from the heart, and there is no doubt you’ve made tons of memories together. Why not take those memories and plaster them on something they can use, like a portable charger from Shutterfly? Not only does it help keep their gadgets ready for marathon texting sessions, but you can cover it in any photo (or multiple photos) you want. It can charge two devices at once, and is smaller than an iPhone.
In today’s tech heavy world, these are the perfect stocking stuffers! You can tuck it into a gift basket filled with pampering items to have the perfect gal pal gift. This is also great for sisters, moms, or any lady in your life!
Do you know someone that stalks FoodGawker on a daily basis? Who Instagrams their latest dinner creations, and always seems to cook the most amazing meals? This is a basket that I would personally love, and I’m sure the foodie in your life will too!
For my holiday themed foodie basket, I included odds and ends that help add a little flair to the kitchen. I am obsessed with party straws, so I included a few of those along with a cheese board, some gorgeous wooden salad serving utensils, a set of holiday themed fabric napkins, a cute oven mitt, a witty coffee mug, and my favorite gourmet chocolate bar. And because I’m all about making it personal, one of Shutterfly’s adorable photo frames.
For the grandparents, a sentimental gift is always a great idea. My parents love photos of the kids, but I can make it extra special by using Shutterfly’s mini mounted wall art. I posted last year about the amazing photo wall that I made with the larger version, and these prints are from the same line. I love these mounted prints because they are super customizable – I can choose from a huge selection of sizes, and they will even send a mounting guide so they are correctly aligned when you hang them. (This is great for the older generation!)
The Photography Lover
There are a ton of photography enthusiasts out there, and whether they are a pro or just appreciate a great image, they’re sure to appreciate some of these! When gifting the photography lover in your life, some great ideas are a cute camera strap, a little hand cream (shooting outside in winder is crazy on my hands!), a personalized device charger (yes, we always need extra juice!), or maybe even some of their work printed onto mini mountable wall art.
Other great gifts
Now that you have an idea of some great gift ideas for the hard to shop for people in your life, here are some add-ons that are perfect for just about anyone! First up is personalized pillows. I seriously could never have enough of these babies. They are super high quality, come in a variety of sizes, and you can put whatever you want on them! You can use them indoor OR outdoor too! I made a few with beach photos from Turks & Caicos, plus a special one for my husband and I. Cute, right? Get yours here.
And last but not least, you can’t leave out ornament cards. With Shutterfly, you can whip up personalized gift tags and cards that are so much more personal than the variety pack you get at a store. I love these, and not only are they great for gifting, but you can use them as ornaments too! Check out all the great varieties here.
I hope you got some inspiration here, and remember, nothing says “I care” like something personalized! Now go out and have a great holiday!