As everyone starts to shop for holiday gifts, it seems to always be the same headache as you try to decide what you should get everyone. Over the years, I have gotten a little bored with the normal gifts I’ve given, so I found a few ways to get creative with presents:
1. Make Something
When I say this, I don’t mean you have to be artistic or crafty, because those two things do not describe me at all. Last year for Christmas, I gave my dad a very personal gift. In October I called, e-mailed, and reached out to people on Facebook who were family and friends of my Dad. I asked them to write me their favorite memory of my dad. I got about fifty responses, and amazing stories, so I compiled all of them. I gave them to my dad in a book, and he loved it! ‘
2. Find Something Original
You don’t have to be original to find something original. There are websites, such as, Etsy.com. These websites have a million gifts that you can by that can be personalized, personal, or an inside joke. This will make it easy to warm anyone’s heart, without you having to touch a glue gun!
3. Plan Something Amazing
Now, this one is going to depend on who the gift is for. For my husband, last year, I planned an amazing 24 hours for the both of us which consisted of beer sampling, a Lakers vs. Spurs game, and massages at our 4 Star hotel. My dad, however, I planned a full day for him and his wife at a resort and spa! Whoever you’re planning for, just plan it based on what that person loves. They will love you for it, and they will get a day feeling your appreciation!
Whether you want to make something yourself, buy something, or plan an amazing day for the ones you love, just remember, it’s always the thought that counts. As cliché as it sounds, every gift comes from love, and that is all that matters.
What are some creative gift ideas that you can think of or have done before?