These days, one of the best ways to save money is to avoid buying things or items that you can make yourself. Through this, you have the control over the entire product as well as of the outcome of it. You can apply this when giving out gifts for people during special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, baptismal, or even in specific seasons such as Christmas, Valentines, or Thanksgiving.
Different people, different gift ideas
For many people, nothing beats the uniqueness and thoughtfulness of the person who gives out personalized gifts. And why not? Personalized gifts are made from the sincerity and creativity of one person. If you have the artistic knack and the time to create personalized gifts for the people close to your heart, the major consideration should include the age, the gender, and the personality of the individual. Here are some personalized gift ideas that are appropriate for age, gender, and even preferences.
For special someone—girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, or partners—something with a sentimental touch would do the work. For women, guys can give them a home-made perfume, a bouquet of flowers from your garden and you personally arrange, a fancy dinner wherein you cook the meals by yourself, an out-of-town trip where you will spend the money that you took time to earn, or a piece of accessory that you made by yourself. Women on the other hand can also give their respective partners custom made shirts and other apparels, memorabilia from their favorite sports teams, and a personal scrapbook of memories.
For grandparents, something that they can use will do. You can give your grandfather a coffee mug with his name scribbled in it or a special fountain pen with his name or favorite phrase engraved on it. For your grandma, make a slipper with her name on it or a commemorative plate with the photos of her grandchildren on it.
For your parents, something that will remind you of them will do. Give your mom items that she can use in the home such as a kitchenware, a quilt with your family’s memories, or a new set blankets of her favorite color. Personalized everyday items such as towels, pens, mugs, ashtray, or cigarette case are perfect gifts for your dad.
For your siblings, something that matches their personalities and preferences will do. You can give your male siblings a personalized shirt with his favorite image on it, accessories of his favorite material and color, and an autographed CD of his favorite band or artist. For the girls, give her cute and sentimental stuff such as her favorite book with the author’s signature on it, a personalized key chain or jewelry box.
For your cousins, give them something that would remind you both of your childhood days such as mugs, photo albums, key chains, stuffed toys, pens, and notebooks.
For your friends, something that will match their individual personalities, hobbies, and interests would do or general gift ideas like personalized picture frame with your best photos on it, a scrapbook that contains all of your fond memories since you have met, and something that you both love or share.
However, not all people have the time and the innate artistic knack to create a personalized gift. But, despite time constraints, getting gifts from stores that offer personalized pieces is also one of the best ways to save money on instead of buying the generic yet expensive ones.