Now more than ever, gifting loved ones with meaningful holiday presents feels essential. This holiday season has been unlike any other, and we all want to find special ways to show each other how much we care. Are you struggling to come up with the right gift ideas for friends and family this year? Take a look at these last minute suggestions for uniquely thoughtful holiday presents:
Personalized Name Crayons
The kids in your life will love having their own set of personalized crayons that spell out their names! Etsy is a terrific place to find this beautiful and affordable gift idea. You can even find many sellers offering name crayons in rainbow colors, sparkle options, and alongside other fun crayon types, like dinosaur shapes. Plus, your little one will love that you put the time and effort into ordering them their own set.
Home State Candles
If you have a friend or family member who misses life in another state, consider gifting them a candle designed with their hometown in mind. These candles are available in scents befitting all fifty states, and some are even available as diffusers or car air fresheners. There are also candles for major cities from New York to Los Angeles and beyond.
Photo Books and Framed Pictures
There are seemingly endless websites available for you to craft memorable photo books for your loved ones. These days, pictures tend to exist only on social media pages or in smartphone albums. This makes it incredibly special to flip through an actual, old school photo album or scrapbook. Consider putting together a beautiful album of memories this holiday season. No time to put together a full album? Purchase a gorgeous photo frame and insert a treasured picture of you and your loved one. A beautifully wrapped photograph will mean the world to your friend or family member.
Delicious Baked Goods
Freshly baked treats are always a hit during the holidays. Baking for someone is a wonderful way to show how much you care. Explore websites and books for the perfect baking recipes. Maybe you and your friends could even have a festive cookie exchange!
Gift Certificates to Your Own Favorite Places
We all know how much small businesses are struggling right now. You can help businesses in your community and introduce your friends and family to your favorite haunts by purchasing them gift certificates to local restaurants, shops, yoga studios, and more. Include a note to your loved one about why the business is so special to you, and your gift recipient will think of you when they’re able to enjoy a place that they might not have otherwise chosen to experience.
The holiday season may look different this year, but there are still so many ways to make sure your loved ones feel special.