Holiday season is here! It is a fun time to gather and celebrate with family and friends. With a billion and one things to do before the holidays, here are some t-shirt related gift and party ideas to help ease the stress of the season.
Stocking Stuffers and Gifts
T-shirts and other blank apparel items make great stocking stuffers and gifts. T-shirts work well as stocking stuffers because they are simple and fun items. With t-shirts naturally being a loose-fitting item, there is not much guess work when figuring out a size for everyone on the list. For the eco-conscious family member, a nice eco-friendly t-shirt would be a thoughtful choice.
Some family members love to receive fun presents and others like more practical items. For the art lover in the family who likes fun presents, add some fabric crayons, fabric and puffy paints, iron-on transfers, or any other fabric-friendly item to any t-shirt or blank apparel item. It makes for a simple, yet very thoughtful present. For those who prefer practical items, stock up on items they are bound to like and use often. Items like towels, blankets, winter hats, and tote bags.
For the golf enthusiast in the family, the adidas Golf product line will certainly have something he or she will use and love. For the teenager or young adult in the family who is always tough to buy for, Bella is a very contemporary and young brand with a high quality line of apparel. Apples and Oranges and Rabbit Skins have very sweet clothing for the babies and toddlers in the family. For the fisherman in the family, Hook & Tackle offers a great line of fishing shirts. And the Big Accessories brand has a lot of great hats and other accessories bound to please any other members of the family.
T-Shirt Party Ideas
It is a lot of fun to decorate t-shirts. This is an especially easy idea for a children’s party. Get some fabric-friendly crayons, paints, glitter items and let the children garnish the shirts as they wish. T-shirts are easy to decorate, and more cost-effective than other blank apparel items, but in the middle of December, sweatshirts might be more practical.
At this time of the year people love to throw “Ugly Sweater Parties,” but for those who do not already have a token “ugly sweater” to wear, they can be very hard to find. Especially at the last minute, it seems the thrift stores are all out of ugly sweaters. Why not host an “Ugly T-Shirt Party.” Use the same concept. Have everyone decorate a t-shirt beforehand with extra and delightfully tacky holiday cheer. It is a fun and fresh idea. It always gets warm and guests tend to wish they were t-shirt parties anyway! Or use the same concept as above, and decorate the t-shirts at the party with puffy paints, felt snowmen, and whatever else spreads the holiday cheer. And if you get invited to an Ugly Sweater Party but have nothing to wear, make your own with a sweatshirt!
For families who take an annual photo at the holidays, change up the tradition this year by making matching family t-shirts or sweatshirts for everyone to wear. It creates a more memorable photo, and will always be a lot of fun to look back on. It could always be as a surprise from one family member to the rest, as the shirts would make great presents!
T-shirts and other blank apparel items are nice presents at the holidays, and they can be the basis of an activity or the theme of some really fun parties. Buying t-shirts in bulk for any of these ideas can really ease the demands of the season, so you can take a moment to relax and enjoy the holidays.