The Gift Guide to Help Make Christmas Shopping a Doddle

By Elizabeth Summers / November 29, 2019 / No comments
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Do you struggle with creative gift ideas, finding it impossible to think of something new and original to give to your loved ones this Christmas? The secret to Christmas present success is personalisation. Let your loved one know that you’ve gone above and beyond this year and put a lot of effort into making your gift special. Personalised, printed gifts can take many different forms, and there is a perfect option for every member of the family! Read on to find out our top recommendations.

A gift for dad — the perfect coffee mug

This is another gift that your simply can’t go wrong with. Adding a personal touch to your dad’s morning coffee is bound to bring a smile to his face! Instead of choosing a generic funny mug this year, get one specially printed for him. It could feature a family photo, a nod to his favourite sports team, or perhaps a photo of the beloved family pet.

If you want to one-up the classic mug gift, go for a bespoke travel mug instead. Stainless steel travel mugs look classier and they will be useful for your dad’s commute on cold winter days.

A gift for mum — a best-selling novel and a personalised bookmark

If your mum is an avid reader, then you can’t go wrong with one of this year’s best-selling novels. One of the recent Booker Prize winners (Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, or The Testaments by Margaret Atwood) would be an excellent choice. If your mum prefers fact to fiction, and enjoyed the recent film Rocket Man, then the brand-new Elton John autobiography, Me: Elton John (released 15th October) might be the one to go for!

For big readers, a book is the ideal Christmas present, but why not take it up a notch? Pair this present with a personalised bookmark, and your mum will know that this gift has been specially tailored to her. Another failsafe tip is to write a short note on the first page of the book. This adds a touch of emotion to the present and will encourage your mum to treasure the book for years to come. 

A gift for your brother — a retro style poster

Give your brother a hand with room decoration this year by gifting him a retro poster. Retro posters add so much character to a room, and if you can find a poster that depicts your brothers favourite band, film, or sports team, then it will be a clear winner.

If there is something that you think your brother would love on a poster, but you can’t find the perfect print anywhere, don’t worry! Poster printing services will come to your rescue, and you’ll be able to design the perfect personalised vintage style poster for your brother this Christmas.

A gift for your sister – a canvas print

Sticking with the décor theme, why not consider a piece of art for your sister this year? A printed canvas is a perfect gift, as it shows personality and will brighten up her room. If you want to go down the personalisation route, you could choose one of her favourite photographs — perhaps a picture of her and her friends, or a family shot — to mount on the canvas. This will look great in her room and she’s bound to love it!

A gift for the grandparents — a printed photo album

Digital photographs stored away on our laptops are all well and good, but there’s something about printed photographs that is still so special. Especially for older generations, who perhaps aren’t as tech-savvy, printed photos hold a particular charm. A printed photo album of recent family photos is the perfect present for any proud grandparent. Having printed memories they can cherish forever will bring a smile to their face as they unwrap the album and flick through it on Christmas morning.

Any of the above gifts are set to impress. Personalised gifts let your loved ones know that you’ve considered their presents carefully, and that they weren’t an afterthought! What’s more, gifts like these ones are far more likely to be treasured over the years, conjuring up special memories.

Article provided by UK based print company and provider of desktop banner stands, Where the Trade Buys.