3 Unique Gifts Easy to Make & Safe to Ship

Busy moms, these personalized unique gifts are big on “wow” without big hassles

Everyone loves DIY gifts and gift boxes, but it can be overwhelming trying to plan a theme, choose the gifts and arrange everything together. While pre-made gift baskets are easier, they can also be pricier and won’t have your personal touch.

Creating your own unique gifts is a more budget-friendly option that will pack an emotional punch. With more social distant gift exchanges this year, it’s also important to make sure that your gifts are safe to ship. Take a look at these three unique gift ideas with complete instructions. All you’ll need to do is put them together and put them in the mail.

A basket lined with blue cloth filled with festive breakfast supplies beautifully customized with Avery tags, cards and transfers

Add a deliciously sweet note to someone’s holiday with a personalized breakfast box.

1.) A breakfast box is a deliciously creative DIY Christmas gift

Christmas morning is a magical moment and the right combination of aromas and flavors can help bring those memories rushing back. For some people this can be the rich smell of freshly brewed coffee, the sweet syrupy taste of pancakes or the feeling of opening a beautifully wrapped present.

Tap into all of the best senses and emotions of Christmas morning by creating a delicious DIY gift box. This unique gift should have all of the supplies they need to make the perfect breakfast on Christmas morning.

Supplies:

  • Basket
  • Cloth
  • Tissue paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Ribbon and decorations
  • Pancake batter
  • Maple syrup
  • Coffee beans
  • Marshmallows, hot cocoa and other treats
  • Apron
  • Light fabric transfer
  • Scallop tags
  • Postcards

Instructions:

  1. Gather your unique items that will go into the box
  2. Attach the matching tag and decorations to each item
  3. Line the basket with the cloth
  4. Place less fragile items like the apron in first
  5. Wrap fragile items in tissue paper or bubble wrap
  6. Arrange items in the basket and add extra filler where needed
  7. Wrap the basket in bubble wrap to help keep it secure
  8. Finish with a matching notecard

How to design these aprons, tags and cards:

Use this template: “Baking Spirits Bright” Apron

On these transfers: Light Fabric Transfers (3271)

Use this template: Breakfast Box Tags

On these tags: 2-1/2″ Diameter Scallop Tags (80503)

Use this template: Breakfast Box 4″ x 6″ Cards

On these postcards for inkjet printers: 4″ x 6″ Postcards (8386)

On these postcards for laser printers: 4″ x 6″ Postcards (5889)

Use this template: Breakfast Box 4.25″ x 5.5″ Cards

On these postcards for inkjet printers: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Postcards (8387)

On these postcards for laser printers: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Postcards (5689)

Custom-printed Avery cards and labels sitting on a marble desk ready to be packaged into a stationery set

Create bespoke gifts for someone special with a stationery set personalized with their name.

2.) Personalized stationery is a unique gift that pleases year round

There will always be something special about holding a handwritten card from someone you care about. You can’t hold a phone call in your hands and you can’t pin a text message on a corkboard.

Build custom printed stationery to create personalized stationery sets with note cards, thank you cards, return labels, mailing seals and more. There is a wide array of sizes and shapes available along with a beautiful selection of materials such as textured matte white cards and pearlized finishes. We would also recommend checking these materials to make sure that the finish you choose will be writable.

Supplies:

  • A shallow box
  • Tissue paper
  • Printable postcards
  • Round labels
  • Address labels
  • Fancy pens (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Line the box with tissue paper
  2. Wrap the stacks of cards with tissue paper and ribbons
  3. Wrap around the stacks of labels with tissue paper
  4. Place the wrapped labels in the bottom of the box to keep them flat
  5. Arrange the wrapped cards on top of the labels in an even pattern
  6. Add in any additional gifts
  7. Top it off with ribbons, decorations and your own thank you card

How to design your stationery gifts:

Use any of these templates:
“Hello” Card

“Thank You” Card

“Place Name Here” Card

“Family Name Here” Card
On these postcards for inkjet printers: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Postcards (8387)
On these postcards for laser printers: 4.25″ x 5.5″ Postcards (5689)

Use this template: Personalized Wraparound Address Label
On these labels: 7-17/20″ x 1-3/4″ Wraparound Labels (22838)

Use this template: Personalized Return Address Label
On these labels for both laser and inkjet printers: ½” x 1-3/4″ Return Address Labels (94203)
On these labels for inkjet printers: ½” x 1-3/4″ Return Address Labels (8167)
On these labels for laser printers: ½” x 1-3/4″ Return Address Labels (5167)

Use this template: Personalized Mailing Seal
On these labels: 1.5″ Diameter Round Labels (8293 / 94506)

A housewarming gift box filled with candles, seasoning and other supplies festively decorated with Avery tags

Help make a house a home with a heartwarming gift box filled with comforting aromas and flavors.

3.) Home for the holidays: The perfect DIY gift idea for a new home

The holidays are when your house really feels like a home. Nothing compares to being able to unwind in your home in complete comfort surrounded by festive feelings and warm memories. However, this can make it tough for people who have just moved into a new place.

Help any friends that are settling into a new home with a holiday housewarming DIY gift box. Fill the box with goodies that will help fill their new home with comforting fragrances and flavors that will make their winter a little warmer.

Supplies:

  • Wooden box or basket
  • Cloth or towels
  • Crinkle paper and tissue paper filler
  • Bubble wrap
  • Candle
  • Jar of honey
  • Olive oil
  • Seed packets
  • Small bag of rice
  • Cheese board
  • Salt
  • Gift tags
  • Note cards

Instructions:

  1. Gather your unique gift items that will go into the box
  2. Attach the matching tag to each item
  3. Fill the bottom of the box with crinkle paper filler as a layer of cushioning
  4. Wrap glass items in tissue paper or bubble wrap
  5. Arrange items in the box with added filler to pack them in tightly
  6. Finish with a matching notecard

How to design these tags and cards:
Use this template: “Home for the Holidays” Tags

On these tags: 2″ x 3-1/2″ Printable Tags on Strings (22802)

Use this template: “Happy Home” Note Cards

On this note card for inkjet printers: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Note Cards (8315)

On this note card for laser printers: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Note Cards (5315)

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If you ever run into any problems and need help, visit our holiday help center for more answers and assistance.

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