Personalized Gifts Are In This Year

The holidays are almost here and, if there is one thing we know, it’s custom apparel. Custom t-shirts were once only affordable in bulk, and the ability to print a one-off t-shirt was simply too expensive. Advancements in technology have made personalized gift-giving easier. With affordable no minimum options and the introduction of an online design studio, it is now possible to create custom gifts from the comfort of your home. Who would have thought that Christmas gifts would end up becoming such a busy season for apparel decorators? Studies show that personalized gifts sell, on average, for 40% higher than non-personalized gifts. With the average retail price of a t-shirt over $30, did you know our current price for a digitally printed Hanes Authentic tee is under $30? Take that, inflation.

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Retail T-Shirt Pricing VS Personalized For Less

What’s the big deal with personalized gifts, anyway? The sense of connection, with personalized gifts, is the game changer. Taking a step beyond the thoughtfulness of traditional gifts, custom gifts are also a reminder of the person who gifted them. What make it even better is that this joy is universal too! Parents, children, employees, grandparents, and friends appreciate the gift of something uniquely made just for them. T-shirts are also a great gift because of utility. T-shirts can be worn time and time again, making your thoughtfulness, and effort, residual. In the photo above, you can see the impact personalization can make. Adding the year someone was promoted to grandma expresses effort, thoughtfulness and creates a one-of-a-kind design. Custom shirts are a lot of bang for your buck, can be tailored to anyone, and cost less than retail stores.

Finally, it’s no secret that people love t-shirts (and keep them for a long time). What makes the best personalized gift? With many potential people on your holiday shopping list, we’ve chosen personalized gift ideas for everyone. Here are the top recommended gifts you can design for 2022. If you want to stand out this year, read on.

Protip: You can skip the design process and have our expert artists create a one-of-a-kind design for you. This service is called T-Shirt Concierge™ and is free.


A Word About Custom Apparel Fit

Before we jump into design ideas. Let’s talk about fit. Working in the custom apparel decoration industry, we are pros at understanding fit and feel. With the development of unisex tees, brands have focused on new material blends that work for men and women. Historically, certain brands are often tailored towards a particular fit. Bella + Canvas commonly offers a form-fitting silhouette, while Hanes is well known for offering a more relaxed fit. Next Level Apparel offers great unisex options for everyone. Despite what you may already know about brands, know that they are often hoping to reach new audiences with different products. When it comes to fit by body type, the answer is; it depends. This is why we developed T-Shirt Concierge™, to guide you towards the perfect fit, every time.

If you are designing online with our design studio, you can choose any product you prefer. Our customizable products feature size ranges and garment weights (light to heavy). If a form fitting silhouette is your goal, go for light. For a heavier t-shirt that drapes without contouring to every curve, choose heavy. If you need help, just reach out to us and we will guide you on your way.

T-Shirt Fit: Form Fitting vs. Relaxed vs All Round Unisex

Personalized Gifts For Family Members

The top of our list starts with those closest to you. We’re starting with personalized gifts for grandparents to kids. Here are popular designs for 2022 you can customize today. Want more inspiration? Click below to view our Idea Gallery and select the subcategory of your choice from the navigation menu.

Designs for Grandparents

Who do grandparents love? Their grandkids! Putting their grandchild on a t-shirt is something they’ll cherish forever (not to mention wear often). That’s not all gram gram and paw paw love though. Is grandpa big on grilling? Is grandma an avid book reader? No matter their passion, we can create a design for them. Here are a three popular designs you can customize for grammy and papa. To view all customizable adult apparel, head over to our products page and select the subcategory of your choice.

No Minimum T-Shirt Recommendations For Grandparents

Hanes Authentic Short Sleeve T-Shirt or Hanes Authentic Long Sleeve T-Shirt


Designs for Parents

Mom and Dad love custom gifts just as much as Grandparents. In fact, according to many 2022 blog posts, custom gifts are the most common recommendation. With most recommended gifts coming in at over $100, these designs not only impress but stretch your holiday budget even further.

No Minimum T-Shirt Recommendations For Parents

Next Level Unisex Tee or Bella + Canvas Unisex Jersey Crew


Designs for Kids

Custom t-shirts for kids is our specialty! We have many fun designs to celebrate a promotion to big brother or sister, youth sports, trendy designs, and more. To see youth apparel you can customize, check out our children’s apparel collection.

Note: Did you know we were featured on the news for kids t-shirts? During the pandemic we helped give kids (and parents) something fun to do by having them email us their hand drawn artwork, which we put on a t-shirt. Upload your child’s art into our Design Studio to give them a one-of-a-kind gift they can wear with pride.

No Minimum T-Shirt Recommendations For Kids

Next Level Unisex Tee or Bella + Canvas Unisex Jersey Crew


Work Gifts For Employees and Clients

Gift giving isn’t exclusive to family. Gifting to your employees, or your clients is a great idea for employers. Branded merch creates community and shows appreciation. Here are three popular items you can gift to you team or valued customers. You can submit a request for more information on each one by clicking the item below. Our T-Shirt Concierge™ can help you find the perfect holiday solution. Act now, as lead times vary by product.

Promotional goods can be printed, engraved, die-cut, and more. If you are looking for a holiday gift that is truly custom, our team can guide you within your budget and goals. From mugs to pens, we have it all! Email us at help@designashirt.com.


Holiday Design Templates

As each holiday gets closer, here are custom t-shirt designs to make each one memorable. You can view our entire collection in our Idea Gallery or click below each section to view more for each holiday.

Thanksgiving Custom T-Shirt Designs

Celebrate Thanksgiving with these designs you can customize. Print on your favorite t-shirt, hoodie, and more. From Turkey Trot to Turkey Dinner, this gallery has it all.

Protip: Order by Nov 13th for free delivery by Thanksgiving

Hanukkah Custom T-Shirt Designs

Hanukkah may be know as the “Festival of Lights” but you can celebrate with your own custom t-shirt. Customize any of the designs below or have us create one for you to celebrate Jewish heritage.

Protip: Order by Dec 7th for free delivery by Dec 18th (the beginning of Hanukkah).

Christmas Custom T-Shirt Designs

From get togethers, to holiday parties, to Christmas itself, we have a design you can wear. Looking for a great ugly sweater design? Scroll to see a few you can use today or have us design a one-off one for you.

Protip: Order by Dec 11th for free delivery by Dec 24th (plan ahead for potential shipping delays).

New Years Custom T-Shirt Designs

Kick in the New Year in style and celebrate 2023 with these pre-decorated designs you can customize.

Protip: Order by Dec 17th for free delivery by Dec 30th (plan ahead for potential shipping delays).

New Products For 2022

We add new products all the time. Here are a few recent products you may have missed. Click the item of your choice to begin designing.

The AllMade Triblend T-Shirt

You’ve hit the jackpot with this sustainable, C-FREE™ tri-blend tee! The fabric is crazy-soft and is comprised of an equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. 4.2 oz. in weight. 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal. Recycled tear-away label

  • 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping
  • Side seams
  • No Minimum Quantity – Order Just One

Gildan Ultra Blend Hoodie

You’ve hit the jackpot with this sustainable, C-FREE™ women’s tri-blend v-neck tee! The fabric is insanely-soft and is comprised of an equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. 4.2 oz. in weight. 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal. Recycled tear-away label

  • 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping
  • Side seams
  • Recycled tear-away label
  • A C-FREE™ Product

Allmade Womens Tri-Blend V-Neck

The Allmade Womens V-neck is sustainable and soft! Equivalent of up to 6 recycled plastic water bottles. 4.2 oz. in weight. 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal. Recycled tear-away label

  • 50% polyester from recycled plastic bottles/25% organic cotton/25% modal
  • Shoulder to shoulder taping
  • Side seams
  • Recycled tear-away label
  • A C-FREE™ Product
  • No Minimum Quantity – Order Just One

Have questions on any of the designs or products above? We’re here to help. Contact us at 888-487-4478  or  help@designashirt.com

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