How to Get Creative with Gifts this Christmas Season

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



The season of giving has arrived. Christmas is a holiday that’s hard not to love. The sound of seasonal music can be heard from miles away, the smell of hot chocolate fills the air and Christmas lights are on nearly every street. While this holiday brings so many wonderful things, the pressure of buying gifts for family and friends can often be overwhelming. I want to share with you four creative gift ideas you can give this Christmas.

Photo Blanket

Everybody loves a cozy blanket, but this gift goes much further. Keep memories alive in a creative way by picking all your favorite photos and putting them together in a blanket collage. This is a great gift for a close family member or friend. If you go to you can buy a blanket half off and free shipping.

Gifts in a Jar

Instead of buying gift baskets people have been investing in gift jars. This is a fun way to think outside the box and they come in various sizes from mason jars to a 2-gallon glass storage jar. Sticking with a theme such as movie night, spa day, game day or even a jar filled with a few of your special someones favorite things will show you put effort into creating a present specifically  for them.

Personalized Gifts

A personalized phone case, water bottle, bracelet, necklace or even a wallet can become a meaningful and unipue gift. There are plenty of items you can  make a bit more personal to show your friends and family you care.

Homesick Candles

Yes, I know candles aren’t allowed in the dorm, but candle warmers are! This is a great gift for your college friends. Being away from home isn’t easy but the scent of a cozy candle  can be your way of providing a friend with a little something that reminds them of home. has options to search by city, state and country and if you sign up for their email list you can get 10 percent off.

I’ve listed only a few gift options. However, I hope they spark your imagination and help you get creative so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list.

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.