How to Nail Personal and Unique Gifts This Holiday Season

How to Nail Personal and Unique Gifts This Holiday Season

This Holiday Season… Get PERSONAL.

If you are like most of us, the holidays seem to sneak up on us and catch us by surprise…EVERY YEAR. It would be almost comical if it wasn’t so…true. 

If you’re not already busy trimming your Christmas tree or planning a Hanukkah menu (Vodkas and Latkas, anyone?) you might already be feeling behind. So, you wouldn’t be alone if you are already feeling too drained to shop for holiday gifts for the SAME people that you always get them for. (I mean really, how many meaningful gifts can a person be expected to come up with year after year?)

Didn’t I already buy him this book? Or did he buy it for me last year?

I KNEW that sweater looked familiar!

Why must the children ALWAYS ask Santa for things that they KNOW we can’t afford? 

If any of these thoughts are all too familiarly circling your brain for the umpteenth time, you may be in need of a holiday gift shake up. We’ve got the one-size-fits-all fix-it solution – ‘cause we are good like that. 

Customize It.

When you think about it, you can pretty much personalize ANYTHING. So why not personalize EVERYTHING? Sky’s the limit on this one. Go nuts. 

And just in case you are battling an unusually debilitative creative block, we’ve got you covered with a whole slew of new personalized holiday inspiration… Santa approved.

Think Practical.

Little is the new big. All too often we end up spending far too much on a gift that never gets seen or used. And if we are being REALLY honest… it’s the pricier gifts that end up being re-gifted. Why? Because there is NOTHING PERSONAL ABOUT IT! When it comes to smaller-ish gifts, sometimes you gotta think big-ish. This works especially well when you are getting a large group of people the same gift– students, teachers, co-workers, and yes… even boyfriends (wait, how many do you HAVE?) — personalizing something USEFUL is sure to be a big hit.

Hand sanitizer is the perfect practical gift. It may seem a little boring, but spice it up with a vegan leather keychain case, and this gifts takes on a whole new level of sophistication and personalization.  

Think Nostalgic.

Photo fame ornaments hanging on a wall.

And now for something completely revolutionary…ornaments and frames! Okay. We know this is an idea that has been done to death… but that is because it never gets old and no two pieces are ever the same. IT’S AN ORIGINAL PIECE if it’s DONE BY YOU. Paint an old wooden picture frame with some personalizations and then fill them with meaningful sayings or a collage that has obviously had a lot of thought put into it.

If you want to make it more seasonal, send a Photo Frame Ornament from Greetabl! It is sized perfectly to hold the photos from your Greetabl gift and the chain is lightweight enough to hang on a tree. Bonus: it’s a gift that can’t –and WON’T– be regifted. Oh, and don’t be surprised if it’s cherished until the end of time. (Don’t say we didn’t warn ya.) 

Think Yummy.

Make Mouthwatering Manifestos! Calories don’t count during the holiday season, or didn’t you know? (At least they don’t show up until after New Years Eve). Throwing together your own concoctions will likely have your relatives begging for more, so tie on that apron and get busy with the chocolate and sprinkles.

Even if you don’t bake, you still can’t go wrong with a thoughtful, personalized gift of gourmet sweet treats! Sugarfina makes some totally scrumptious candies that will be a perfect fit for your favorite person’s personality. Our favorite is the champagne gummy bears!

Think F.U.N.N.Y.

Image of Mini Donkey Pinata

It’s the most punderful time of the year, so give yourself permission to channel your inner Adam Sandler. Infuse some holiday humor into your personalizations with some clever BAH DUM CHING. Personalized song-bits have become all the rage while socially distancing, so gather up your housemates, dust off that ukulele, and record a few verses that can only be sung to your favorite peeps in a TikTok. Nothing is more delightful than catching your friends by surprise with a play on words.  Laughter is contagious… and ALWAYS the best medicine. 

Think Cute. 

And no, we are not talking about those personalized coupon books that NOBODY uses and stopped being cute in the second grade. (Our kids really are evil little geniuses, aren’t they?) Let us help you out on this one. Afterall, Greetabl IS the new adorable — if we don’t say so ourselves (Ahem). Gift box is SO INCLUDED, it’s like… most of the gift. Ha. Sometimes we just sleigh ourselves. You’re welcome.