The best gifts aren’t the most expensive ones. They are the gifts that mean the most to the recipient. And the gifts with the most meaning are personal. They are memorable from the outside in, and the more personal a gift is, the more memorable it is. Try our tips to make every gift you give reflect your special relationships.
Use a gift bag as a place setting: lay a gift bag with each guest’s name on it at their place at the table. Place a small token in their bag, like a photo, or a special pen, or an unusual tea. Try and select something that is small and reflects something that they’d like to buy for themselves, but prioritise other expenses. Use our Printable Bag Toppers and Christmas designs to create your gift bags.
Wrap it in their favourite colour: choose Christmas paper that reflects your friend’s favourite colour. Christmas paper is now available in so many colours and designs that you’re sure to find something that reflects their preferences. Add a beautiful complementary bow, and it shows that your gift comes with good wishes.
Make your own gift tags and labels: add your own gift tags and labels to all of your gifts. It’s much more personal than buying sheets of labels and tags. Try our round and oval labels and gift tags. You can use them with our Christmas designs for Avery® Design & Print Online and include a special message to the recipient on each label or tag. We’ve got a great range of designs (traditional and modern, in a variety of colours) that you can choose and customise. You can add embellishments and special touches (look for scrapbooking supplies) to complement your design..
Make their favourite food: if you have friends who love biscuits, or exotic spices, make them yourself! You can make labels listing the ingredients and tags with a special message, and your friends will know you’ve taken the time to make something tailored to their tastes. Use our labels, tags and Christmas designs to help you with your ingredient lists and messages.
Make a deck of complimentary cards: 52 weeks in a year, and 52 cards in a deck – it’s a match made in heaven! Take our Printable Place Cards and Design & Print Online and add a compliment, story and memory or special word to each card. Perfect for your spouse or teenage daughter, who can look at a card each week until next Christmas.
Wrap small gifts separately and include a photo in each: this is an ideal way to show long distance family and friends what you’ve been up to during the year. Wrap each gift separately and pop a funny little photo in each one. You can take photos during the year for this purpose, and share them in a unique way. Your friends and relatives will enjoy their gifts, and also love seeing little tokens of the year that has passed..
Theme a gift basket: consider creating a themed gift basket for friends and family, you can select little gifts and combine them in a basket or box. They’ll appreciate the time you’ve taken to pick items that you know they'll enjoy
Adding a special and personal touch to a gift helps show your loved ones that you’ve really thought about them when preparing a gift. In a season where shopping and selecting gifts can become impersonal, it’s fun to use effort and consideration to show how much you care.