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8 Great Gifts To Personalize This Holiday Season

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Not all of us can afford to give our loved ones gold iPhones this holiday season. Gift cards may be useful, but can be seen as impersonal, so what’s a gift-giver to do? We have an alternative for you: give the gift of personalization. Personalized gifts are making a comeback, and for good reason. Personalized gifts are thoughtful, unique, tailored towards the gift receiver, and as a bonus, can in no way be returned. Not sure what makes a good personalized gift? BluePromoCode has eight great suggestions for you.

– Consider creating a tradition of giving a personalized calendar annually to a loved one, such as a parent or spouse. It’s a great way to preserve memories of the preceding year, and look forward to the next year. You can create calendars with your own pictures, texts, and designs at sites such as PsPrint.

– Have a great picture that is just begging to be blown up and mounted on the wall? Use an online printing service such as UPrinting to create a rolled or stretched canvas. You can have it wrapped on a wood frame, or choose to frame the picture yourself. It will be something for your recipient to treasure for years.

– Lately, it has been pretty trendy to create personalize iPhone cases. Many sites such as Vistaprint will permit you to customize an iPhone case with pictures, logos, or personal messages. Choose from thousands of designs, and be creative. Soon, your friends will be begging you to personalize their iPhones for them.

– Everybody loves baked goods. If you are a talented baker, wrap up a bag of your famous cookies, cakes, or brownies and print personalized stickers on the wrapping for a gift that will be consumed before the holidays are over.

– Letter writing may have fallen out of fashion, but everyone loves seeing their photo or logo on their own stationery. If you know a budding small business owner, help them create professional-looking letterhead with personalized stationery. It is practical, useful, and a very thoughtful gift.

– If your social circle includes new moms, consider printing out some “mommy cards” for them. Mommy cards look like business cards, but instead of information about business, includes information that is relevant to the family, such as contact information for the parents, allergy notes for the children, and emergency contact information. It is a great tool that parents can use to hand to baby-sitters, exchange at play-dates, stick in diaper bag tags, and more.

– Personalize a tote bag for the environmentalists in your life. A tote bag is a practical gift for anyone who does not want to collapse under the weight of plastic grocery bags, and can hold just about anything, from groceries to books. Personalize a plain tote bag with your own photos, logos, or personal message.

– Everybody has a special mug that’s theirs for drinking tea and coffee daily. Why not create a better, more personalized one for your friends or family? Upload your favorite photos to your favorite online photo store, and add a cute saying for a truly unique gift.

About the author

By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid shopper and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California. 

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