I know, I know…buying the perfect holiday gift for the woman in your life might be one of the most high-stress situations you encounter all year long. But it doesn’t have to be so complicated, especially since most women are suckers for anything sentimental. So go ahead and pull on their heart strings a little bit this holiday with these fun gift ideas. I promise she won’t be disappointed.
Personalized Canvas Art
Think of this as an update to the typical nice “picture of you two in a frame” gift that many will receive this year. Why not take it to the next level and really wow her by having one of your favorite pictures (first date, wedding picture, family photo, etc.) blown up and applied to canvas, creating a personalized piece of art she can hang up and enjoy. Do something fun and turn it black and white, or make it pop art - there are a ton of options when applying this to your photos. Just be sure it’s a picture she likes! You can solicit advice from one of her friends if you need to. Affordable place to do this: http://canvaslifestyle.com/
Count It Out
We typically see a lot of engraved gifts, ranging from rings, bracelets and necklaces around this time of year. These are great and people generally love anything personalized with their name on it, however try to throw a twist on it this year by grabbing numbers instead. I know it sounds crazy at first, but there are some great jewelry brands that sell individual number rings that you can stack to make up significant numerical values like dates of birth, anniversaries, etc. These rings stack so well and create a more personal, creative touch for the gift recipient. http://lulufrost.com/shop/code
No, I don’t mean just having the back of the iPod engraved like so many of us will do this season, but why not go the extra mile by not only having a sweet message engraved on the back, but taking the liberty of uploading some of her favorite music and personal photos. It may seem like a small gesture, but it shows how well you know your woman and believe me, that will tug at those heart strings for sure. It’s something she surely won’t be expecting and we’re sure she’ll appreciate the time you took and thought you put into the careful selection of the perfect songs and photos.
In today’s very technologically advanced society, it is not that hard to make a video….and no, not that kind, at least not in this case. Put together a video photo slideshow set to your favorite song, or a narration from you talking about why each photo is special to you. Include some fun ones that she didn’t know you had, maybe go to her mom or her family to grab some baby photos of her as well. Pull out all the stops with this one and then at the end of the video take a picture with her and tell her you’re looking forward to creating many more photos with her - you know, all the fun mushy stuff we like!
Whichever route you go, I’m sure she will be happy with whatever you decide. Just remember: the more creative, the better. Women enjoy surprises and even more than that, they love to have their tear ducts tested out during this time of year. You know you’ve done your job if a huge smile grows across her face and her eyes light up when she sees/opens your gift. Good luck!
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