Not only can gift giving can be expensive, it can also be frustrating for a variety of reasons. The biggest source of frustration in shopping for gifts is the hassle of driving around and scouring stores along with throngs of others doing the same thing. In addition to this, it can be hard to find gifts for some people on your list. We all have relatives who are difficult to buy for, friends who buy the things they want when they want them. For these kinds of difficult gift recipients, a homemade gift can be the perfect solution. Most people sincerely appreciate the effort and thought that goes into creating a personalized homemade gift.
You may be thinking that homemade gifts are only for crafty and arty people. While that is often the case, there certainly are options for those who are not artistically gifted. This article offers suggestions for heartfelt homemade gifts that require only a computer, ink, paper, and binding. You probably already have the first three things on that list and scratching your head about the binding. Binding machines are not the excusive domain of copy shops and printers. Binding equipment is surprisingly affordable and easy to operate. If you plan to make multiple gifts for yourself and others, the equipment will pay for itself quickly. You can’t beat the professional look of bound documents for personalized gifts.
Custom Recipe Collections
This is an especially thoughtful gift for people who are on specialized diet and nutrition plans. By researching and selecting appropriate recipes for your friend, you are communicating your affection for her. In addition to recipes, you can also include cooking tips and your own personal anecdotes or observations. Write a special introduction and dedication for the book so that the recipient knows exactly how you feel. You can also compile recipe collections as a simple gift for groups of people such as coworkers, family reunion participants, or club members.
Using your word processing program, you can document your special memories of the recipient. Write down your feelings about him or her and paste in photos of special occasions and everyday fun. Again, make sure you include a thoughtful introduction and dedication page.
Inspiration & Gratitude Books
Compile inspirational quotes and uplifting excerpts for a person who needs a little positive stimulation. Your sincere efforts in selecting just the right sentiments for your friend to focus on will mean so much to her. When she can’t call you for support, you will always be there in the form of your book lending a hand to hold or a shoulder to cry on.
There are many ways you can use a binding machine to create customized and personalized gifts for one or for many. Not only are these gifts simple and economical to put together, they look very professional. Your loved ones will recognize the effort and affection you put into their gift, and the knowledge of your consideration will mean much more than another gift card or necktie ever could.