6 Digitally Printed Holiday Gift Ideas
Our holiday gift guide – with an inkjet twist.
Digital printers can put an image on just about anything nowadays, and with a little creativity, these gift ideas can truly be one-of-a-kind.
1. Custom bedding and other textiles
Print a fun, customized pattern that perfectly matches your giftee’s bedroom, stay classic with a personal monogram, or preserve your favorite photograph with a cozy blanket. Visit Shutterfly for these products – and many more.
Have a person on your list who seems to have everything? With a 3D printer and some imagination, you can create something that doesn’t even exist yet, like this iPhone amplifier or a GoPro frame, as shown by 3D web-to-printer Cults 3D. And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for wearable tech – it might sound like sci-fi, but this technology is becoming more and more accessible.
Your friends and family are sure to appreciate a touch of fashion that no one else can call their own. Try printing on leather, like this personalized wallet and coin purse from Rainbow Leather, or on jewelry charms, like these from Shutterfly.
5. Gift packaging
Don’t let a boring exterior mask the uniqueness of your digitally printed gift. You can print the whole bundle, with printed wrapping paper or even tissue paper. This hydrangea pattern from Digiwrap, for example, was printed with a modified digital offset printer. Overachiever? 3D print your own gift boxes, like this one from Cults 3D.
6. Custom vehicle wraps
Vehicle wraps aren’t only for branding. If you’re really hoping to impress, decorate your loved one’s car with an individualized graphic, or even a full-on color change. 12-Point SignWorks offers a great example of a wrap that captures its owner’s personality.