(NAPSI)—For weddings, holidays and birthday parties throughout the year, the hunt—and pressure—it seems, is always on for the perfect, affordable and meaningful gift. As a result, more and more people are getting creative, and for many, this means getting personal.
Fortunately, you don’t have to be a poetic wordsmith, a skilled craftsman or even a scrapbooking superstar to wrap up a thoughtful gift. Adding a personal touch can help make your gift one that gets remembered. Here are a few suggestions:
• Find out where the couple had their first date (restaurant, bar, theater and so on) and track down a piece of memorabilia from that location, such as a coaster or menu. Have the memento framed or mounted.
• Ask the bride and groom separately about the moment they fell in love. Videotape the answers for them.
• For a fun and functional gift for the wedding party, double-wall insulated tumblers from Tervis can be customized with virtually thousands of designs, including the logo of a college alma mater or a favorite team. Place each recipient’s name inside his or her tumbler.
For Birthdays or Holidays
• Create a personalized, humorous card referencing notable world events that happened on the recipient’s birth date.
• Personalize a special gift by embroidering or screen printing a birth date, monogram or funny quote on it. Think of an item that reflects the recipient’s hobby; if he likes to cook, screen print his favorite recipe on an apron; if she enjoys music, embroider a few lines from her favorite song on a throw pillow.
• Commemorate a particularly memorable photo, your own artwork or any creative design you admire on an ornament, canvas or, better yet, how about a Tervis tumbler? It’s simple and fun with the new user-friendly customizing tool on www.tervis.com.
• Create a book or homemade video by asking the children of family and friends, “What makes a good mommy?”
• Make or order a patchwork quilt for the baby that stitches together memorable items signifying mom and dad’s love for each other. Use a piece of the shirt Dad wore on their first date or Mom’s handkerchief from their wedding.
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