Are you tired of giving boring or generic gifts to the ones you love? Presents are the perfect way of expressing how much you care for someone, and giving gifts to those we hold dear allows us to communicate our appreciation for them.
If you are searching for ways to truly make your gifts unique and from the heart, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we look at 6 different ways you can add a personal touch to a gift, so keep on reading to find out more!
1. Order A Personalised Gift
We’re starting things off with the easiest way to wow anyone, and that is by simply ordering a personalised gift. Personalised gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and the beauty of a personalised present is that you can usually cater it to someone’s specific interests and needs. Thankfully, there are numerous companies that offer personalised gifts in Australia, and you have the luxury of choosing from dozens of businesses that specialise in creating incredible memories through gifts. Some of our top picks include engraved wooden chopping boards, personalised picture frames, and custom luggage tags.
They say it’s the thought that counts, and there can be nothing more authentic or intentional than a personalised gift.
2. Get Something Commissioned For Them
If you are really looking to wow someone you care for, heading to platforms like Etsy or even Instagram to commission custom made art and items should be your first course of action. There are hundreds if not thousands of artists who offer a variety of different bespoke gifts and you are guaranteed to find something for everyone.
A particularly neat custom art gift idea is commissioning a pet portrait for a friend of yours who has a special bond with their cat, dog, or any other furry (or scaly) family member.
3. Go The DIY Route
Is there anything more special than a gift that you’ve put your blood, sweat and tears into? If you’re someone who is crafty or you like to work with your hands, then going the DIY route with your gift is likely to be rewarding for both yourself as well as your gift’s recipient. A handmade gift lets someone feel extra special and loved because rather than simply purchasing store-bought presents, you chose to instead dedicate your time to creating something unique with your own two hands.
Great ideas for homemade gifts include crochet sweaters/bags/beanies, homemade candles, decorated cookie boxes, hand thrown pottery, decoupage soaps and many more.
4. Give An Experiential Gift
Gifts don’t always have to come in the form of material items. Instead, you can do something special for your friends or loved ones at their next milestone or celebration by giving them the gift of an experience. Why not plan a surprise spa date for mum? How about treating your partner to a weekend out at the local vineyards? There are endless possibilities when it comes to experiential gifting, and you can find hundreds of options to choose from online – from cooking classes to skydiving, there is certainly something for everyone. All you need to do is consider the interests of your intended recipient and find an experience that they’ll be likely to treasure forever.
5. Put Together A Gift Basket
Everyone loves a gift basket, and there’s no denying that! So for a super special personalised touch, consider putting together a gift basket for someone you care about. The great thing about a gift basket is that it is highly unique to the recipient and you can fill one up with several items such as their favourite chocolates, a cute pair of headphones, beauty products, or anything else that they’ll be sure to appreciate.
Here are some basics to get you started on creating the perfect gift hamper:
Step 1: Choose a gorgeous basket or box. Whatever base you use, there are certainly many great options available. Our favourites are wooden keep-sake boxes and hand-woven or wicker baskets.
Step 2: Choose a variety of different items to fill your basket with. Ideally, you want to keep the recipient’s interests and hobbies in mind. You can also choose practical items that will come in handy in their daily life. Bonus points if you can throw something personally handmade into the mix too!
Step 3: Now it’s time to get creative. Fill the gaps in your basket with filler materials such as cellophane, curling ribbon or shredded paper. Once that is done, wrap your basket in clear wrapping material or fabric if you want to go plastic free. It’s all up to you!
Step 4: Don’t forget to add a card or pre-cut gift tag as a finishing touch.
6. Go For Presentation
Last but not least, if you are purchasing something straight from a gift registry, you can still add a touch of personalisation by going for presentation gold. Sure, the recipient may have already chosen their gift, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t spice it up with custom packaging, labels, cards or a ribbon. A simple Google search will lead you to dozens of websites that offer custom packaging, so shop around until you find something that really resonates with you.
And there you have it – 6 simple ways you can add a personal touch to any and every gift! We hope that this article has given you a few new ideas on how you can wow your loved ones with the next gift they receive.
What are some of your favourite ways to personalise a gift? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments!