If you’re searching for a great Christmas gift, you can’t go wrong with personalized Christmas ornaments. They make perfect presents for family and friends, but they’re also great for teachers, associates, and service professionals. Keep reading to learn the top five reasons to give ornaments as gifts this year.
One of the best things about Christmas ornaments is that they can be personalized. If you’re shopping for a newlywed couple, have an ornament engraved with their names and wedding date. The same idea can work for couples' anniversaries too. For housewarmings, engrave the date your gift recipient moved into their home with a thoughtful message such as "Happy Housewarming!" or "Congratulations!"
There are plenty of ways to personalize an ornament, so get creative and think about the engraved text that’s most meaningful for the people on your list. If you like the idea of a personalized gift and want to branch out from ornaments, there are winter hats, sheet sets, duvet covers, and other items that can be monogrammed for a personal touch.
Family and friends who live far away are sure to appreciate the gift of an ornament in the mail. And you’ll appreciate that ornaments are small and relatively affordable to ship. To ensure the ornament arrives in perfect condition, choose one that’s made from a break-resistant material. A molded ornament with a pewter finish won’t shatter if dropped, and it has an elegant look to enhance any Christmas tree.
There are lots of ornament styles to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that suits your recipient’s personality or reflects their interests. The previously mentioned pewter ornaments come in an array of styles, many of which have a holiday theme. There are ornaments that look like Santa, along with those shaped like trains, snowflakes, gingerbread men, dogs, and even a holiday hedgehog.
Give two gifts in one with a pewter-finish ornament that’s also a photo frame. Make it extra special by putting a photo of you and your gift recipient inside. These ornaments come complete with a red ribbon for hanging on the tree or an ornament holder, along with a pewter tag engraved with the year.
An ornament is a practical gift because it can be used for many years to come and can be handed down to future generations. While shopping for ornaments as gifts, pick up one or more for yourself to place on your tree. If you’re keeping things simple this year, you can display ornaments on tabletop ornament holders and place them on the mantel.
When the holiday is over, break-resistant ornaments are easy to pack away. Wrap them in protective material to prevent accidental scratches, then place them in storage baskets or bins until next year. Even if you decide to change the look of your Christmas décor next year, you can still display your pewter personalized ornaments. They coordinate with any interior color scheme and design style, whether your preferred holiday look is traditional, rustic, modern, or glam.
Ornaments are an excellent accompaniment to a larger gift. For example, you could include a personalized ornament in the box with a cozy fleece throw. There are lots of other items you can give with ornaments, including bath towels or bed sheets in a holiday hue. Even a pair of women’s pajama pants or a matching PJ set can be given as a gift along with a Christmas ornament.
It’s easy to fit a flat ornament, such as the molded pewter ones, in most any size box with another gift. For example, if you’re giving a sherpa-lined robe as a gift, simply nestle the ornament on top of the robe in the same box. Wrap your gift in decorative paper, then finish it with a matching bow and handwritten card.
Christmas ornaments are just one essential item for the holidays. Whether you’re shopping for someone on your list or for yourself, consider some other festive adornments for the home. There are Christmas tree skirts to dress up your real or faux tree, along with needlepoint stockings you can hang from the mantel using stocking holders.
Cozy apparel is something else you’ll want to have for the holidays. Whether you’re the type to go for matching family Christmas pajamas or something more formal, there are plenty of outfit options that combine comfort and style. Women’s yoga pants and a Supima cotton tee is one idea for a comfy Christmas, or you can wear soft leggings with a tunic sweater for a look that’s holiday-worthy yet still incredibly comfortable. You’ll be ready for tree decorating and boxing up your ornament gifts, and you’ll look great doing it.
Now that you know why ornaments make great gifts, all that’s left to do is find the right ones for your gift recipients.