If you’re looking for a way to put a personal touch on your Christmas or Hanukkah celebrations this winter, we were surprised to learn that our latest sponsor, Zazzle (yay, Zazzle!), has really upped their game this year. In a big way.
There’s a huge new selection of everything related to holiday cards–from stationery to return labels and even custom postage stamps–plus amazing custom gift ideas. We were really surprised ourselves to see what the site has become, and think it will be a great, affordable resource for our readers this year.
We discovered they have millions (literally) of ideas for affordable, custom gifts. It can takes a little digging–which of course we did for you–to unearth some really charming gifts that go way beyond the photo calendar or mug that you might think you know Zazzle for.
Here, 20 favorites of ours to help make holiday shopping easier. –Kate
1. Friends and family will catch their breath when they open your Joy to the World cards ($1.90) 2. Everyone loves a little sparkle–spread some with the Merry Everything cards ($1.90) 3. A tech gift with a little holiday sparkle: the silver glitter iPad mini case. ($39.95) 4. Send Warm Wishes with this stunning card ($1.90) 5. Customize your wrapping paper–grandmas everywhere will love this! ($15.95) 6. This gorgeous gold vintage wreath charm is beautiful on a chain around your neck or even on your tree. ($29.25)
1. Send some Joy and Love with this customizable Christmas card ($1.90) 2. Spruce up your iPhone for the holidays with a Christmas plaid iPhone 5 case ($44.95) 3. Set your cup of hot cider on a sandstone and cork Holiday Coaster ($10.95) 4. These Modern Classy Chevron cards have a Scandanavian feel to them ($1.90) 5. Give your living room a quick yet subtle holiday makeover with these green and red snowflake pillows ($57.95)
In case you haven’t gotten your Hanukkah cards yet (yikes!), we found three beautiful, fun styles: 1. Chalkboard Blue Frame Hanukkah photo card ($1.90) 2. Gold Glitter custom Hanukkah card ($1.90) 3. Easily the winner in the humor category, Eat Keep Calm and Eat Latkes ($3.30)
1. Retro Rudolph return address labels add a sentimental touch to your Christmas cards ($3.15 for 30) 2. Melamine plates that look like chalkboard art express your sentiments beautifully ($27.95) 3. Dress your little one up like Santa to go with these vintage-trendy Chalkboard cards ($1.90) 4. Give your neighbors or teachers baked goods with a personal touch with these Bavarian-inspired labels ($3.50 for 8) and 5. Be a Scrooge if you like with these whimsical “Bah Humbug” stickers–perfect for gifts, Christmas cards, or just to wear around while you shop! ($5.50 for 20)
1. Send some love with the Merry and Bright postage stamps ($23.15/per 20) 2. Make your sofas pop with a customized hot pink and green chevron pillow($66.95) 3. Set the fun tone for your NYE party with the Let’s Count Down New Year’s Eve invitations ($1.90) or 4. Send some Holiday Cheer with these bright and colorful cards ($3.50)
Visit our wonderful sponsor Zazzle for more creative holiday gift and card ideas and gifts they’ll love, and thanks to them for letting us try out the service so we can recommend the things we really loved most. They say that holidays were made for Zazzle and we can see why.