Given the number of holidays and birthdays the average family has over the course of a year, coming up with exciting and unique gift ideas can be a problem. You may have a relative to whom you have given the same type of gift several times over the course of the last few years. You may have someone in your family who you only see every once in a while, and you’re not really sure what to buy for them.
There are a few types of gifts that are traditional, personal, useful, and unusual and that will not cost you a lot of money. Bonus points – you can find most of them on the Internet, so you can be a hero without ever having to leave the house!
The Best Cute Gifts To Buy Or Make For Your Family
1. Embroidered Clothing
Embroidery is coming back to the fashion and recreation world in a big way. This season, you will see intrinsically detailed flowers on everything from women’s blouses to pin-striped suit lapels. You will also see embroidered butterflies and other foliage on tote bags and purses. You’ve probably noticed that embroidery got super popular on social media too:
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However, before you head out to the store to buy embroidered clothing, art, or gifts, you may want to think about designing it yourself!
Some interesting history of embroidering:
- Embroidery dates back to the cro-magnons.
- Archaeologists have found fossilized evidence of Stitch clothing going back to 30,000 B.C. throughout the ages has been considered a delicate art.
- Having embroidered things in a home has been considered to be a sign of prosperity.
Fortunately, everything is much easier today, and you do not even have to take an embroidery class to give somebody a personalized, embroidered gift. There are websites you can go on to design your own embroidery pattern. The pattern will be put into an automated sewing machine and sent to you or the intended recipient of the gift. You can put embroidery on virtually anything! View more.
2. Family Photos
We all lead such busy lives nowadays that you could live with someone and forget what they look like.
You may want to consider having an annual family photo taken. It makes a great gift for those family members that you do not see very often, and it lets you document your lives together through the years. Although it is expensive, you may be able to give the photo as a gift to more than one person.
3. Family Tee Shirts and Mugs
The Cubs and Sox have team t-shirts, so do the Bulls and Bears. Your family is a team, why not have your own mugs and t-shirts as well? There are several websites where you can design your own mugs and t-shirts and you can have a t-shirt with each individual family member’s picture or your family motto. If the dog is the most popular person in the family, you can always put their picture on a t-shirt. Family merch makes a great stocking stuffer too! It’s something you will always be able to hold onto and remember in the years to come.
Traditional gifts are both cute and long-lasting + they usually bear a ton of positive sentiment. If you don’t know what to get for your relatives on any given occasion, traditional gifts can always be an option, just make sure the gift is not boring by personalizing it and making it as suitable for your family as possible!
Cora Gold is the Editor in Chief of Revivalist magazine, where she covers wellness, beauty and more. Follow Cora on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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