Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Toronto, Canada - Nov 20, 2015 - The lyrics for Silver bells should be changed to “City sidewalks, Super busy sidewalks…” for this upcoming season. The shoppers will definitely be rushing home with their treasures this year as retail sales increase to an estimated $965 billion. With 90% of transactions happening in store, you can bet those city sidewalks and shopping malls will be leaning on the hectic side from November to mid-January.
While general spending may be on the rise, yet again, it’s a safe bet that many shoppers’ holiday budget hasn’t increased quite as much. You won’t be the only one feeling the pinch this season. Many are cutting their holiday gifting habits, opting to give gifts to just the special few. One company is telling customers, “Put your scissors away, you won’t have to trim anyone off your gift list this year”.
Essentially you can create a group of similar, but personalized gifts for a low cost. 12 jars at a department store can be bought for $10, and then a page of labels can be $10, add in the ingredients plus decoration, that’s another $10. You can create 12 gift jars for $30, or $2.50 per gift. But given the personal nature of the gift, they have a much greater value.
StickerYou.com, an online platform has created a new campaign around budget-friendly holiday gifting, especially perfect for those who like to get a little crafty. The best part of these DIY-style gifts is that, if done right, none of these gifts come off as cheap, tacky or homemade. Instead the end result is a thoughtful, sentimental gift many would be proud to give.
One such idea is the ever-popular gift jar. Gift jars are a gift you can personalize to fit the recipient. Simply buy empty jars in bulk, customize StickerYou’s attractive label templates or create your own from scratch. Apply the personal label to the jar then fill with small goodies or treats. For teachers, StickerYou recommends pencils and highlighters. For neighbors, cookies mix seems to be popular. For colleagues or work-friends, hot chocolate mix or layered nuts makes a great gift. Add a ribbon, some burlap and maybe a sprig of holly and you have a great gift.
Other creative ideas from StickerYou include custom wine labels on a gift recipient’s favorite bottle. StickerYou’s online platform allows the user to upload photos to their design aiding in the customization and sentimentality of the label and gift.
StickerYou’s marketing associate behind the campaign comments, “Essentially you can create a group of similar, but personalized gifts for a low cost. 12 jars at a department store can be bought for $10, and then a page of labels can be $10, add in the ingredients plus decoration, that’s another $10. You can create 12 gift jars for $30, or $2.50 per gift. But given the personal nature of the gift, they have a much greater value”.
The holidays, in all their merry and cheeriness, can be stressful. Especially if you are fortunate enough to have a growing family or expanding group of friends. With a little inventiveness, and the help of companies like StickerYou, you can make sure no one special or important gets cut from your gifting list this holiday.
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