Personalized Gifts and Experiences for the Holidays

December 10, 2019
Holiday star lights

‘Tis the season for gifting, but maybe it’s also the season for running out of gift ideas for friends and family who are impossible to shop for! If you’re looking for personalized, homemade presents that you can put together in a single afternoon, we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas.

Craft Together with the Grandkids

Want a simple and fun craft to do with your grandchildren that they will be proud to take home this holiday season? Consider paper star lanterns. Customizable, kid-friendly, and gorgeous, these paper stars make a dramatic addition to your decor with a bit of lighting inside. Make more than you think you’ll need, because once you see the end result you’ll want to keep some for yourself!

Holiday Baking

Dessert is the best part of the holiday season, right? Baking holiday cookies is a wonderful activity to do with your family and friends — and at the end, you will all end up with a sweet treat or easy gifts for others! From sugar cookies begging for creative decoration to no-bake cookies to save space in your oven, you’ll find nearly endless recipes to satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.

Useful and Personalized Gift Ideas

What do you get for the people on your list who seemingly have everything? Why not cover all of your bases with a gift that’s useful, personalized, and inexpensive to make? Polaroid coasters  tap into the nostalgia of classic photos, but can be customized with the recipient’s own photos or those you’ve taken together. With some mod podge and tiles from the hardware store, polaroid coasters are also an awesome last-minute host or hostess gift!

Repurpose Old Shirts for Homemade Gifts

Fact: Aprons make wonderful, unexpected, and versatile presents, as you can wear them cooking, crafting, or gardening. Step up your gifting game with a handmade apron, which makes a fantastic gift for neighbors (hint, hint). Reuse old shirts and repurpose them into brand-new aprons to make one-of-a-kind items for everyone on your gift list.

Give the Gift of Traveling Together

If you’re trying to stay away from material gifts this year, might we suggest gifting an experience instead? Gifting travel to friends or family ensures quality time spent together creating important new memories. Bonus points if you get to go, too!

We’re already excited for all the wonderful presents you’re going to give! While you’re in the gift-giving spirit, why not gift yourself the joy of living in a thoughtfully-designed community? We have two brand-new neighborhoods coming soon to Colorado — The Reserve in Green Valley Ranch and The Retreat in Banning Lewis Ranch. Sign up for our interest lists to learn more!