Monday, November 24, 2014

The Homestead: Creating the Perfect Custom Gifts

This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. Thanks for supporting this partnership! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to get started on your holiday gift list. With a little time off and a chance to get out with the family, I like to get a start on my holiday shopping around Thanksgiving.  This year I wanted to give my friends and family gifts that were not only useful, but also thoughtful and really personalized. Custom gifts have standout sentiment for any occasion and taking the time to create special personalized designs not only feels good, but looks good too! To inspire your gift giving this season, I pulled together 4 of my favorite custom gift ideas perfect for family and friends. All useful, stylish, and thoughtful, everyone will be enjoying these throughout the year!

Personalized Stationary

Give the Gift Personalized Stationary

My first favorite custom gift to give and receive is personalized stationary. I found the beautiful note cards above at Tiny Prints, and added some colorful card stock, pencils and ribbon to complete the set. 

Thank You Cards

Custom Thank You Cards

If there is one thing everyone can use this time of year, it's Thank You cards. I wanted to put a different spin on the standard thank you and found these personalized state greetings postcards. Each card can be customised with a different state and icons of your choice. I of course chose California, and added the heart over the Bay Area, along with our name. Add in some matching pencils and a few cute gift wrap items and you've got the perfect gift!

Kitchen Cook's Notebook

Kitchen Recipe Book

Notebooks make a great gift, especially for the busy family. This gift idea was inspired by my friends who like to spend their time on the kitchen. Notebooks can be particularly handy in the kitchen, for collecting recipes, writing down ingredients, taking cooking notes, and making grocery lists. I customized this colorful notebook with the new year and added some card stock envelopes and recipe cards that can be taped to the inside pages to hold notes and clippings. Two beautiful pencils and a few jingle bells later, and your gift is ready to wow! 

Hostess Gift

The Perfect Hostess Gifts

One of the best parts of the holiday season is parties! Bringing a personalized gift to the host or hostess makes an especially thoughtful gift. Consider forgoing the standard bottle of wine or candle this year and opt for a custom notepad and ornament.  I added the host's last name to the notepad above and chose a favorite location as the custom ornament. Remember, not all custom gifts need to be personalized with a family photo or name. Sometimes a shared joke or favorite quote makes a custom gift extra special. 

However you choose to celebrate this season, I wish you a wonderful week and a Thanksgiving filled with love and gratitude. And may you find time for just a little shopping :)



Original photography, art direction + styling for Zelma Rose by Lisa Anderson Shaffer.

This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. Thanks for supporting this partnership! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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