Our Best Gift Inspiration For 2022

Our Best Holiday Gift Inspiration For 2022

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it's time to start planning out gifts for everyone on your list! Handmade gifts are always the most meaningful, and Expressions Vinyl is here to give you some holiday crafting inspiration to make sure no one is forgotten this season. Scroll through to see some of our best holiday gifting inspiration throughout the years.

Christmas Pajamas

Many families have a tradition of receiving new pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve. Does yours?

These pajamas are a welcome gift for any age, baby to adult! You can customize them individually, or make matching PJs for everybody!

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  Silhouette Sutdio
    • North Pole Elf Team (#159562)
  • Expressions Vinyl

Custom Earrings

Do you have a woman in your life that loves fun and funky earrings? Make them some personalized earrings for Christmas! They are so easy to customize with our large selection of patterned iron-on vinyl, plus holographic and glitter, too! Just take some faux leather, apply the vinyl, and you have the perfect handmade gift!

Did somebody say "easy stocking stuffers"?? 😉🎄

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For more fun ideas for Mom, check out this blog!

Gift Baskets

These personalized gift baskets are perfect for little gifts, and for the person who says they don't need anyting for Christmas. You can easily customize them with their favorite bath essentials, favorite candy, gift cards, or follow a theme like this cozy box! These can be as small or as extravagant as you like, and 100% customizable!

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  Expressions Vinyl
  • Kayla Makes

This cozy box was made by Kayla Makes!

Nursery Subway Art Sign

Has your family had a new addition this year? Make them a gift they'll treasure for a lifetime with this adorable subway art! You can customize it with their name, favorite colors (or Mom and Dad's favorite colors), birth statistics, and more.

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Click here for a step-by-step tutorial!

Slime Ornament

If you have kids, you probably know how popular slime has gotten these past few years. Whether you love it or you hate it, you have to admit that the kids have fun with it! Not only is this gift fun, it's also functional as an ornament on the tree! Customize it with your child's name, their favorite animal, or their favorite colors.

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  Silhouette Design Store
    • Split Snowflake Monogram (#67571)
  • Font: Magnolia Sky

For more fun holiday crafts, click here!

Customized Tumbler

Everyone can use a tumbler to help them stay hydrated, especially when it's cute and customized! These make great stocking stuffers, gift for high school and college students, or anyone else who needs to drink more water!

Vinyl Used:


  • Amastery Script
  • Candlepin

Soup Neighbor Gift

Do you have a famous soup recipe you just have to share? Give it as a gift to your neighbors! Winter is the season for cozy soups and cozy friendships. Fill a container with the dry ingredients, and attach your recipe so that they can enjoy your delicious gift!

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  Cricut Design Space
    • Snowflake (#M8EEEB11)
  • Font: Bernard MT Condensed

For more neighbor gift ideas, click here!

Teacher Appreciation Mug

Don't forget about your kids' teachers this season! There are so many nice ways to gift a teacher something special, such as a gift card to their favorite drink shop, some chocolates, or something handmade like this mug. You can customize it with their name, the school year, or just leave it generic.

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  SoCuteAppliques
    • Teacher SVG

For more teacher appreciation gifts, click here!

Workout Clothes

If you have a fitness nut in your family (or someone who has the best intentions of exercising in the new year), this is a perfect gift! We made a headband and a t-shirt, but you can even go so far as matching sweats and shoes, too!

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  • Silhouette Design Store
    • Running Women Set (#86661)
    • Marathon (#16248)
  • Fonts
    • Alyssum Blossum Sans
    • Abberwick
    • Aurisha Script

NOTE: For the marathon shirt, we layered on top of patterned heat transfer vinyl. This method is no longer recommended. Patterned heat transfer vinyl should always be the top layer. We recommend the knockout method for this project.

Etched Pie Plate

What better than receiving a homemade pie for Christmas? Getting a customized pie dish to go with it! It is so simple to etch your own bakeware, plus it's food-safe and dishwasher safe, so it's the perfect low-maintenance gift they'll be guaranteed to use for years to come. You can customize the dish with a family name, fun images, or something seasonal. The creative possibilties are endless!

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  •  Silhouette Design Store
    • Baking Split Monogram (#123437)
  • Fonts
    • Arial
    • Magnolia Sky

Click here for a step-by-step tutorial!

Customized Song Frame

These were super popular last year, and I think the trend is still going strong! These make the perfect gift for the person that has everything, the person that doesn't want more clutter, or the super sentimental person in your life. Choose their favorite song (or a song with sentimental value), add a favorite picture of them, and this gift is good to go!

Vinyl Used:

  • Series 51 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl - Jet Black
  • Inkjet Printable Adhesive Vinyl

Click here for a step-by-step tutorial, including a free cut file!

Decor Signs

You can never go wrong with a fun decoration for the wall, whether for in your craft space, your bedroom, hallways, or anywhere else that could use some extra personality and pizzazz.

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  • Silhouette Design Store
    • Stay Weird Phrase (#215017)
  • Fonts
    • Shave The Whales

Candy Tin Advent Calendar

This is a fun gift for the whole family! Kids can take turns opening presents each day, and it makes the countdown to Christmas much more fun! Use magnets to stick the tins to your fridge, and now your kitchen can join in on the festivities, too!

Vinyl Used:

  • Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl - Matte Black, Light Yellow
  • Opal Permanent Adhesive Vinyl - Bright Green
  • Patterned Permanent Adhesive Vinyl - Wood Texture 4

Click here for more holiday inspiration, plus free cut files!

Flippin' Awesome Apron

Do you have a grillmaster dad? How about a little helper in the kitchen? Either way, this apron is perfect for the cook in your life! Customize it with their favorite colors, and add in some fun extras like spices, fun sauces and rubs, or new grilling equipment.

Vinyl Used:

Cut Files:

  • Cricut Design Space
    • Spatula (#MB534522)
  • Fonts
    • Blue Card

Newlywed First Christmas Throw Pillow

Do you know a couple who is spending their first Christmas together? Try making them this adorable pillow to keep with their Christmas decorations. They'll look back on it each year with fond memories!

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Click here for more personalized gift ideas, plus free cut files!

Santa Treat Pails

These are the cutest party favors or small gifts! These were so easy to make, and you can fill them with whatever you'd like: cookies, candy, gift cards, socks, and more.

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Click here for more small gift ideas!

Creative Ways To Wrap Gifts

Unwrapping a gift is almost as fun as receiving what's inside. These vinyl ideas are perfect for adding a little extra holiday cheer to your presents. There are so many unique ways to wrap a gift!

Click here for some more gift wrapping ideas!

This is just a small portion of all the amazing gifts you can make for people for the holidays. We can't wait to see your creative projects! Make sure to tag us on social media so we can see your projects, too! We're on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and even TikTok!

Nov 17th 2022 Creative Team

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