These days there is so much junk in the shops that we often would prefer to receive something that has been made by the person themselves. As the person giving the home-made gift we get to have fun designing and creating something that we know will be a one-off! Here are 7 creative and personalized gift ideas.
Custom Designed iPhone Cases
A lot of people have an iPhone now days, but there are not many cases for iPhone 5 around that are really different. Custom designing your own iphone case is a great gift idea that will show your friend or loved one how much you care, because you have spent time putting your creativity into making something personalized just for them.
Name A Star
For the person that has everything, we are often strapped for ideas when it comes time to give them a gift. If you are having trouble finding something different to give to your friend or family member, why not name a star after them? Its relatively easy to do online and its one gift that they will never lose and will never ever forget.
Personalized Gift Basket
Rather than getting the generic gift basket from the chemist, or food shop and risking there being something that your friend or family member might not like, why not make your own. Making a personalized one just for them will allow you to choose items that suit them perfectly.
Favour Gift Book
One way of showing that we love someone is by giving the gift of our service to help them. Make up a gift favour booklet with coupons for them to call on you to assist them in helping out with certain things in their life. From a massage, baby-sitting, to washing their car or vacuuming their house, there are heaps of different ways that you can promise your help and often this will mean more to them than receiving a gift.
Oxfam Gifts That Give Twice
Oxfam have some really interesting gift ideas that give twice. Depending on how much you want to spend, you can buy a goat for a small village, a water pump, feed a family for a year, or any one of the other ways to help people who are less fortunate than you. This is one way that we can offset the imbalance caused by living in a capitalist society.
Latitude and Longitude
The latitude and longitude bracelets and necklaces are a beautiful way of letting a loved one have something to remember that you are thinking of them. The necklace or bracelet is engraved with the latitude and longitude coordinates of your choice. Some people buy these for friends and family in the defense force so they can think of home when they look at it, or for someone who is travelling on a long trip overseas.
Bridesmaid to Baby Shower
So the wedding has been and gone, you enjoyed being a bride maid for your friend or family member, but what are going to do with the bridesmaid dress? A great gift idea is to have the dress made into a quilt and gifted back to them at their baby shower.