Our Favorite Heartfelt Gift Ideas

There’s no way around it, this holiday season feels very different from years past. Many of us are gathering around our computers for video calls instead of a holiday meal at the family table. But even if you can’t see your loved ones in person this year, you can still show your love with a heartfelt gift. Our favorite gift ideas are simple, yet meaningful — the perfect reminder that we’re all connected even when we’re apart.

Frame a Memory

A favorite candid family photo, your toddler’s colorful finger painting, those ticket stubs from the concert you went to with your best friend—when custom framed, they all make meaningful gifts. You’re giving the gift of a cherished memory and unique home decor all in one! When choosing custom frame options, go with classic choices that are sure to fit in with any decor style—you can’t go wrong with a simple black or walnut wood frame.

Visit your local FastFrame store today to create your perfect gift.

Order a Custom Portrait

Your recipient will be delighted to receive a custom portrait made just for them! Unlike in the past, today’s options are surprisingly affordable with a myriad of options to choose from. You can order a drawing, painting, or digital image of your recipient’s family, house, or beloved pet. (Bonus points if you frame it for them!) Browse talented artists on an online craft marketplace to find the style and price point that fit best.

Make it by hand

Did you learn any new crafts while spending extra time at home this year? Even if you didn’t, it’s surprisingly easy to make a macrame plant hanger, knit a hat, or sew a face mask. Simply buy the materials you need and look up a free pattern online. Not the crafty type? See if your community is hosting a virtual craft fair so you can support a local artist and still give a handmade gift. 

Create a kit

Consider making a kit to help keep your loved ones entertained this winter. Package your favorite cookie recipe with a handmade mix and some cute cookie cutters for your family members who like to bake. Gather art supplies, colorful paper, and activity books to keep stir-crazy kiddos occupied. Get a copy of your favorite book, some soothing tea, and a distinctive mug for your bookworm friends. There’s an easy-to-assemble kit for every personality!

Help them grow

Winter can be dull and dreary—what better way to brighten your recipient’s home than with a houseplant? Not only do they clean the air, but they also may help us de-stress (looking at the color green can actually ease anxiety!) Be sure to pick the plant based on your recipient’s growing experience and the available lighting in their home. Don’t forget to pair it with a beautiful planter to complete the gift.