Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas

Dec 8, 2023 | Breaking News

Coming up with great Christmas gift ideas for someone you love can be difficult at the best of times, especially for that person who has everything!

Finding something unique or something that shows our appreciation for a friend or loved one can be a challenge. Sometimes, it feels like getting Mum another perfume or lipstick just won’t cut it!

Here’s KompleteCare’s guide of thoughtful Christmas gift ideas that will tell your loved ones just how much they mean to you. From homemade Christmas decorations to personalised calendars and portraits, you’re sure to find something to add to your Christmas gift ideas!


Christmas Gift Ideas

1. Scrapbook photo album

Find a nice notebook and make a scrapbook-style photo album of all your favourite memories together. Places like Kmart and Officeworks make printing photos straight from your phone easy, so collect all your favourites and glue them onto the pages.

You can make it extra special by writing personal messages and decorating it with craft paper, stickers and foiling. The result will be a beautiful keepsake full of memories that your loved one can treasure and look back on for years.


Christmas Gift Ideas

2. Personalised mug

As far as Christmas gift ideas go, a mug might seem a little been-there-done-that, but nowadays, there are so many more options for making a personalised mug that much more special. Etsy has lots of gorgeous options, from rustic wheel-thrown clay mugs to personalised message mugs.

If you want to make it extra special, you can buy kits to paint a mug yourself and show off your artistic talent! If you have kids, you could even get them to paint some mugs themselves to give to family members as beautiful keepsakes. Imagine the smile on grandma’s face on Christmas Day, opening a mug hand-painted by their grandchild!


Christmas Gift Ideas

3. Homemade Christmas decorations

I still remember making handmade Christmas decorations for my mum in primary school; to this day, she still has them and hangs them on the tree (even the paper ones!). While not as perfect, the best Christmas decorations are the ones that aren’t from the shops and give Christmas trees the most character!

Taking the time to make something yourself is a great way to show your loved one how much they mean to you and gives you the opportunity to tailor the gift to their individual preferences and style. Give them a one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration that no one else has that they can keep and cherish for years to come.


Christmas Gift Ideas

4. Personalised calendar

Personalised calendars are a great way to capture your favourite memories (and make your loved one look at your face every day!). There are so many places where you can order them online and tons of different customisation options, from colours and patterns to wall and desk calendars.

Etsy is another great option for unique designs, or sites like Vistaprint and Canva offer great customisation options. If you prefer to shop in person, Big W, Kmart and Officeworks are great options. Chances are they’ve not even thought about buying a calendar for next year yet, so beat them to it and get them something they’ll use every day!


Christmas Gift Ideas

5. Memory cushion

Consider giving your loved one a memory cushion made from an old shirt or knit. Make it extra special by using a piece of clothing of someone special in their life; for instance, their child’s or grandchild’s baby clothing, one of their late mother’s old knit cardigans, or one of their late husband’s old shirts.
If someone in your loved one’s life has passed away, a cushion made from one of their old pieces of clothing is a beautiful item for them to treasure and hold close while they remember them. Try your hand at making one yourself, or many businesses online specialise in turning clothing into personalised cushions, such as creators on Etsy or Mini Treasure Kids

Christmas Gift Ideas

6. Customised vinyl or CD

Create a list of your favourite songs that you and your friend or loved one love and have them made into a special vinyl or CD. Find a site that suits what you want to create, decide what music you want, and create your own cover art with some of your favourite memories.

These would make a great gift for a parent or grandparent; you could make a mix of all their old favourite tunes! They would also make a great gift for an anniversary or wedding. Small Run, Impress Vinyl and Replicat are great Australian sites that can make your vinyl or CD.


Christmas Gift Ideas

7. Personalised portrait

Tell your loved one how much they mean to you by commissioning a personalised portrait of your favourite photo. A range of artists are providing the service online (here are just a few on Etsy) with different art styles and aesthetics.

The process is simple: choose your artist, follow the steps, upload your photo, and let the artist work their magic! The result is a unique piece of art that’s special to you and your loved one and a beautiful way to show how much they mean to you.


We hope you’ve found some Christmas gift ideas to kickstart your shopping list this season!


At KompleteCare, we know that shopping can be tedious or daunting when ageing or living with a disability. You may be struggling with mobility or cognitive issues, be suffering an illness or injury or do not have the capabilities required to get all your shopping done alone.

Our KompleteCare support workers are here to help you achieve all your shopping goals and ensure you have everything you need or want at home. This service is available at a private cost or to anyone with an approved Home Care package or NDIS funding in line with plan goals.

For more information, call us on (08) 8265 5696 or enquire through our website.


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