The holiday season can bring a lot of joy, but also a lot of stress. On top of any plans you may make, there’s the cooking, the decorating, and what could seem like the most daunting task of all: picking the perfect present for every person in your life. Year after year, it seems like there are less and less original, creative gift options for those you care about.
Although socks, candles, and mugs are staples (and appreciated by all), you can only give them as a gift so many times. At some point, you need to find something more personal, specific, and even whimsical. This year, try giving them a personalized paint by number that’s sure to wow them, no matter what their skill level is.
A More Interactive Gift
It’s no secret that in recent times (and in colder weather), we are spending more and more time safe at home. Though it’s nice to watch (and re-watch) your favorite TV shows and movies over and over, at some point, everyone goes a little stir-crazy. When you don’t feel like leaving the house, you can still exercise your mind and flex those creative muscles from the safety and comfort of your own home.
A craft kit can be the perfect gift for the naturally artistic individual in your life that’s been having trouble finding that creative impulse, or even someone who has never painted a day in their life. A unique, personalized and ready-to-go craft can make a perfect gift for your loved one who has been meaning to get in to, or back in to, a more immersive artistic experience. And when that kit includes everything they’ll need to have fun, it takes away any stress or pressure from the pleasant experience.
A Way to Relax and Unwind
As many of us know, the holidays can make a lot of people feel a bit down or a bit worked up. It’s easy to get worked up when there are so many things going on that you have to plan for and organize. That’s why a new hobby, or even revisiting an old one, can be the perfect way to chill out after a long day.
Having a fun pastime that you can do just for fun can offer relief from the day-to-day challenges we all face. Something as immersive as crafting, whether it be light carpentry, knitting or sewing, and painting, can provide a much-needed escape from the daily grind. It’s important to have something to do for yourself; something you can focus on completely, that can take you outside of yourself, even just for a little while. It’s also very satisfying to find something new to get good at, a challenge that allows you to improve and even learn a new skill.
A Personalized Gift that’s Sure to Impress
Everyone wants to feel seen and understood. It’s human nature. And chances are, if you really care for someone, you want to give them a gift that shows you see them and value them on a personal level. Gifting them with a personalized craft that also brings out the inner artist in all of us brings just another level of that special connection you have to them.
A personalized paint by number kit can help them remember a special event, honor a beloved pet, and take a family photo to the next level. Some things deserve to be immortalized in something bigger and more official and artistic than just a photo on a smartphone, and a painting is a fun, creative way to achieve that.
When checking off your holiday shopping list, consider what would take your gift-giving abilities to the next level. Something personal and creative is always a good bet.