Shopping for gifts this year is tough. We are concerned about public places and there are numerous shutdowns taking place in our neighborhoods. Plus, online shopping can be challenging if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. Given the challenging situation this year, creativity with gifts is a must. Think handmade, thoughtful, and memorable.
Here are some ideas to consider for loved ones this holiday season:
- Holiday cards with your favorite recipes. You can always send out holiday cards the traditional way with a nice note, but wouldn’t it be nice to add something extra? We bet your friends and family would love to receive a special recipe that they can use in honor of you. Simply type it out and print copies so you can easily insert it into each envelope.
- Handmade and personalized face masks. We know that wearing face masks has become the norm— so why not personalize them and make them stylish? Visit a fabric store website and order fabric specific to what your loved ones enjoy most. Maybe it’s characters of their favorite Disney movie or video game. Or there are fun designs like polka dots or leopard print. You can also consider purchasing a tie-dye kit to really make the mask pop. Nothing says love, like a personalized face mask.
- Mason jar kits. You can create kits with goodies in mason jars suited for each loved one. For example, maybe your grandchildren love chocolate chip cookies. You would include all the ingredients inside the mason jar and tie a nice red ribbon around it with a bow. Or maybe your daughter loves skincare products. You can order some of her favorites and place them in the mason jar. Then, just insert some brightly colored tissue paper and a special note from you. You can even personalize or decorate the outside of the jar to make it even more festive and creative. You can find mason jars at just about any Hobby Lobby, Joann’s, Michaels or Amazon.
Another fun idea with mason jars is to use them to create DIY snow globes. Click here for a tutorial.
- Photo books and personalized gifts. If you have a lot of photos saved in your phone or they are easily accessible on a computer, you can choose your favorites and upload them to certain digital printing websites like Zazzle, Shutterfly, and Snapfish, to help you creative beautiful and thoughtful gifts. You can create calendars, hardcover photo books, personalized mugs, magnets, blankets, etc. While there is still an online component to making these personalized gifts, it is sure to bring smiles to your loved one’s faces.
Adding some creative flare to your gifts will make them that much more memorable. Visit https://blogs.ivhp.com/blog-2/ for tips on health, lifestyle, Medicare Advantage and living a life full of vitality