Original Ways to Give a Surprise Gift For Your Family


Are you planning to purchase a special gift for a loved one? Whether you’re trying to find the perfect gift for a special occasion like a wedding, graduation, birthday, or even a holiday, we have a few options that will help get your creative juices flowing.

But first, there’s one important thing to remember when searching for the perfect gift, always make it memorable. Here are a few ideas to consider during your search.

Surprise Them with a Vacation 

Surprising a family member with a free vacation will always make a gift memorable. Before making it a surprise, make sure that the vacation is somewhere the person actually wants to visit. The perfect way to find out is to browse through the person’s social media page. A faster way is to simply ask without revealing too much of your gift idea. For example, ask, “If you could go on vacation, where would it be?” People love revealing this information.

Design Custom T-shirts

Custom tee-shirts are a great gift to remember. You can use custom-designed t-shirts for almost any occasion. They make great gifts for family members, but also colleagues or for someone who’s launching his/her own business. For example, you can have t-shirts and other accessories customized with the individual’s company logo.

If you’re planning to get married, you can create custom-made shirts for each member of the wedding party. Or, if a family member is getting married, a custom t-shirt make s a great gift. Here are a few more ideas you can use custom tee-shirts for:

  • Graduation parties 
  • Retirement celebrations
  • Engagement parties 
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Holiday celebrations 
  • Just for fun

You can never go wrong with surprising someone with a custom-made shirt.

Custom Portraits 

Custom photos or portraits make unique gifts for friends and family. They also make great housewarming gifts. Getting custom portraits is fairly easy and inexpensive. All you have to do is find a talented illustrator to create a custom portrait for you. If you are pressed for time, there are graphic designers who specialize in custom portraits. There are also a few good apps available that you can download and turn a photo into a custom portrait painting graphic. 

If you’re looking for a memorable gift, a custom portrait is definitely a gift to remember!

Work at Home Survival Kits

More and more people are working from home than ever before. You can create your own custom survival kit or simply buy one already made and give it as a gift. A work from home survival kit is considered a mindful gift. Gifts that are normally included in a survival kit include a mug with a catchy phrase (or quote), a custom tee-shirt with a clever quote, a stress ball, stick-it notes, and a personalized pen. 

Phone Soap Phone Sanitizer

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who is always on his or her phone constantly, why not surprise him/her with a phone soap sanitizer. This gift idea will surely put a smile on someone’s face, and it might even make the person laugh.

Important Things to Remember When Buying a Gift for Someone

When you’re buying a gift for someone, especially a family member, make sure it is not only unique, make sure it’s something that is memorable. But, not just any gift, make sure it’s something of high value and a gift that is thoughtful.

Do a Little Research First

One of the biggest mistakes that most people make when choosing the perfect gift is choosing gifts the person thinks the other person will appreciate. Wrong answer! 

People value gifts they like — gifts they can actually use. The best way to find this out is to do a little research. Search their social media site for clues. If they’re on Facebook, you can find out what pages they like. The key is to choose a gift they can actually use and a gift that is memorable. A gift they don’t mind sharing details about with other family members and friends.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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