Did you know that the average family spends between $1000-2000 on gifts each holiday season? Because this is such a high figure, it’s important that you make the most out of every cent. This means choosing meaningful gifts that your loved ones will treasure for many years to come. Getting a custom gift is a perfect way to express your affection for those around you this winter or at any other time. Read on to learn why you should invest in customized gifts for the people that you cherish most.

Why Get a Custom Gift?

Personalized gifts are ideal primarily because they show thought and care towards the recipient. In creating a present specifically made so that they’ll love it, the person you’re giving it to will understand that you care about them. They’re presents with more heart and more love than any store-bought gift could convey.

Custom gifts are also great because you can cherry-pick features that you know the recipient will enjoy. They won’t need to settle for colors, styles, shapes, or materials that they don’t have strong feelings for. Instead, you can increase the quality of the gift by only selecting the best features to fit their likes.

The end result of a personalized gift is that you have a stronger bond with the recipient. The item comes to symbolize your personal connection and all of the great things about it. When they look at your gift, they’ll always be reminded of the memories and joys that the two of you have shared together.

1. Custom Canvas Prints

Another awesome thing about custom gift-giving is that there are tons of options available to you.

Custom canvas prints are the best foundation for any personalized gift. You can get them in tons of shapes and sizes depending on what best fits your budget. There’s no need to settle for something low-quality in order to get an affordable price.

Your canvas prints can feature an infinite number of images. Many people choose to get a photo of a special memory with the recipient so that they can always remember the amazing times that you’ve had together. Others like to get a photo of a favorite location or a place that’s meaningful to the two of you.

Some people also choose to create art for their canvas print. Assuming that you’re the artist, you can get it on a canvas print and show it off as high-quality art. This is ideal for those who want a fully-custom gift that includes the images and colors that the recipient loves the most.

Regardless of your design, it’s easy to create your print online and see what the end result will look like. You can also ask for professional designer input and help troubleshooting any technical difficulties that you might have with the upload.

If you prefer other materials to canvas, you can also look at more types of prints. Paper, metal, acrylic, and wood are all awesome materials that you can choose from, so be sure to take a look at them and consider your options.

2. Handmade Jewelry

Looking for something small to include in your personalized gift box? Handmade jewelry is one of the best customized gifts for her (or, in some cases, for him)! While purchasing necklaces, rings, or bracelets from the store can be extremely expensive, you can buy high-quality parts for making jewelry at a low price.

Handmade jewelry is also a good way to show someone that you pay attention to their tastes, their likes, and their wardrobe. You can choose a stone or bead in their favorite colors and string it around a simple metal chain. This also works for easy-to-make earrings.

You can also create patterns from small beads made from high-quality glass. These are awesome for those who want to use one-of-a-kind parts to form a whole.

The possibilities for jewelry making are limitless, so make sure that you find parts that your loved one will treasure. You also can get beads and stones in colors that match your canvas print. This will create a cohesive and tasteful overall gift basket aesthetic.

3. Mugs and Coasters

When building a custom gift box for your loved one, mugs are one of the best things that you can include. Get a blank mug and decorate it with permanent markers. You can include quotes from favorite books or TV shows, doodles of things that have meaning in your friendship, and inside jokes that are sure to make the other person laugh.

In addition to a great mug, coasters are one of the best custom items that you can purchase. Much like when you create prints, you can upload your coaster design online and choose the perfect size for your present. These go extremely well with any mug and make all custom gift boxes special.

4. Letters and Notes

Regardless of the gift that you choose for your loved one, make sure that you include a heartfelt note within the box. This letter can talk about how amazing the experience on the canvas was or just make a general statement about how much you value the other person.

Handwritten notes are always the most heartfelt, so consider grabbing a pen and a high-quality piece of paper. The recipient is sure to love it way more than they would a store-bought card.

Show Your Loved Ones You Care This Holiday Season

While there are many ways that you can express your love with classic gifts, customized ones hit differently. Those who receive them will love the thought, time, effort, and energy that you put into them and cherish these items for a lifetime.

Our experts are excited to work with you to create the perfect personalized present for your loved ones this holiday season. Schedule your free artistic consultation today to make your vision for your custom gift a reality.