I’ve really enjoyed sharing some new holiday gift-giving strategies and traditions that are important to our family with you.
Today I wanted to talk about a gift that I really struggle with… the gift card.
While practical in so many ways, I have found it difficult to make gift cards feel personal.
I want people to always know that when I give them a gift card, it isn’t because I don’t care about them to shop, but only that I want them to treat themselves to something they really love.
I can tell you that I don’t know a single girlfriend, sister, or mother that would object to a shoe gift card.
I may not know their shoe sizes to always shop for them personally, but I know that if I give them a gift card for shoes that they would be more than thrilled to peruse the shoe aisles for the perfect gift.
Bonus points if that gift card accompanied a gift card to their favorite coffee shop so they could sip while browsing.
Today I wanted to share with you 3 ways I have created to make a gift card to Shoe Carnival more personal and make it truly stand out!
(Shoes: Nicole Carleigh in Black)
Create a Snow Globe Jar
If you put anything in a jar, I think it instantly amplifies its level of awesomeness on any gift.
Jars are very inexpensive gifts to give and this little snowy-filled scene only took a couple of minutes to pull together and requires zero craft skills.
Simply add a little faux snow on the bottom with whatever you might have in your craft supplies or purchase those delicious rolls of snow they have out with all of the snow villages this time of year.
Place a little snow on the bottom, add an inexpensive ornament, and finish with a bottle brush tree. TADA!
With just a few moments you have created something really cute for their mantle out of items that they can use for their own holiday decorating or food storage.
Best of all, tucked underneath that blanket of white is a gift card to do a little shoe shopping!
Knit a Gift Card-igan
As you know, I am a knitter, so I always find fun ways to use my hobby for the holidays.
This year, I stumbled upon this amazing little pattern for a Gift Card-igan and knitted this out of a little scrap yarn I had left over from another project.
It is a perfectly gratifying project since it is so small in size and the pattern is easy enough to execute while watching holiday movies on the couch.
Whatever your craft skill set is, consider using it to create a unique gift card holder of your own.
Sewing, embroidery, decoupage, crochet… there are so many fun ways to incorporate your own crafting skills to make a gift card holder that is unique and special. It adds that personal touch to any gift you give and showcases your talents in such a fun way!
(Shoes: Crocs Cap Toe Rhinestone)
Add Our Free Holiday Sparkle
I’m all about the holiday sparkle from attire to the gifts I give.
These Crocs Cap Toe Rhinestone shoes add that holiday touch I love with their shiny cap toes and rhinestone embellishment.
Did I mention how comfy these are?
They are the perfect shoe for any gathering because you can be on your feet for days without any discomfort!
I found the same holds true for the Nicole Carleigh Boots I got, thanks to their low and wider heel.
Of course, sparkle can also be added to your gift and I wanted to share this fun printable that our designer, MJ from pars caeli, created just for you to add that personal touch to your gift card this year!
(scroll to the bottom for this freebie!)
I hope you can use a few of our ideas for your gift-giving needs this year!
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Happiest of holidays!
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