5 Super Creative (and easy) Gift Ideas + a Bonus!

Dec 7, 2011Archive

I hope this post finds you resting (ha ha). I know it’s a super hard time of year, so busy, so full of rush-rush-rush. Mind if I pray for you?

Jesus, be near. Help us all to slow down enough to hear Your voice, rest in Your arms, and not let the clattering of the season drown out You. Reorient our hearts right now. Amen.

In light of all that I have a few gift ideas for those of you wanting to do something different this season. Here are five {and a surprise bonus at the end!}

ONE. It’s easy to design a t-shirt at Cafe Press and give it as gifts to your family. Some ideas:

  • Design a cousin t-shirt or sweatshirt for all the cousins in the family.
  • Create a mug for the coffee drinker in your family.
  • Plan a shopping outing with friends and commemorate it by designing a cloth shopping bag for the event.

Right now you can get 20% off when you spend $75.

TWO. A creative and sweet gift is scanning your old photos to give to a family member on a jump drive or stream into a digital picture frame.

Here’s a really great deal if you’d like to do that. Just click the graphic.

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THREE. For those of you who have friends or family members who love to write but don’t have a book of their writings, why not compile their blog posts or old writings into a book?

It’s an easy process (really). Here’s a post on how to do it.  Or click below to get started. Imagine presenting your loved one with THEIR book! So cool!
Authors, Share Your Book with Millions of Readers

FOUR. I wrote a post a little while ago about uploading your favorite family photos to canvas.

Here’s how. Click the link below to start (and have it be freeeee!)

FIVE. Or if you’re just plum tuckered out and have no creative juices left, consider one of my fave resources: Chef’s Catalog.

And a bonus: If you have a writer in the family, I have happy news. My 11 Secrets of Getting Published is NOW A PHYSICAL BOOK! Woooohoooo! Click here to order your paperback copy!