Personal Presents


Marlon M., Staff Writer

     The holiday season has already started, and no matter what holiday you celebrate, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, it is in good spirit to gift something to the people that mean a lot to you. However, this is not easy to do, as people have different interests, different tastes, and different expectations. No worries, I’ve got you covered. These are 3 Christmas gifts anyone would like.

  1. Personal Note: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. This is one of the most famous sayings, but also one of my least favorite, as words can have a deep meaning and effect on someone. That is why writing thank you notes is so meaningful. They are a powerful way of saying thank you and make a great gift to anyone who you care about.
  2. The second option is to buy or make matching t-shirts for you and that special person. You can buy your shirts from anywhere: Amazon, Teespring, Redbubble, along with many other sites. However, to make your own shirts there are many possibilities. You can design on Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, there is a myriad of sites and applications that you can use. There are many options to print these t-shirts too. You can use anything from Teespring with their high-quality t-shirts to a Chinese-made mass-produced t-shirt with your design on it.
  3. Last is a calendar. A CaLeNdAr?!?! NoBoDy WaNtS a CaLeNdAr! Well, not if you don’t make it creative. But a compliment jar might be one of the most meaningful and sweet things that you give your loved one. Basically, you find a mason jar, and fill it up with little slips of preferably colorful paper, each with a little handwritten note. There should be a few notes in the jar. You could do 30 to fill out a month, 52 for every week of the year, or even 7 so that the person you gift it to can do one every day. The note you write can be as simple as “If put into use, Marlon will vacuum the house. Love you!” It could be a little compliment too, as the name suggests. Whatever you put in the jar, it is guaranteed that whoever you give it to will love it.

     Though not all holidays celebrate with writing letters to a fat man in an uninhabitable geographical location and a random pine tree in the living room, gifts are always appreciated, no matter what. That is why I compiled some of the most personalized and most meaningful gifts you can give to someone.