Parents gift to their talented soccer star daughter with her awards, pictures of her team and letter written in calligraphy

The Best Christmas Gift Under the Tree ~

The Perfect Christmas Gift for...

The Perfect Christmas gift for anyone you care about is when you've put thought into what they would like to receive. You can find the most uncommon and unique gift when you really know their personality; their likes, their hobbies, what makes them unique. That perfect gift takes thought on your part. So this post is designed to help you figure out what to get for your special person, be it a spouse, relative, friend or even co-worker!

Gift for Your Family

If you have a large family, consider getting one calligraphy gift for everyone! This father wrote a poem about their original family home. I combined a picture of the house with the poem and made prints for the entire family!

Christmas Family Poem by the father of the house in calligraphy with watercolor picture of their old home
Calligraphy quote and about the importance of families with photo of entire family

This large family all received a copy of this poem about the importance of families as a surprise gift.

I changed the background, and could even put a large Christmas tree behind them!

Imagine how many copies I had to make! Luckily, the more you make, the larger the discount! 

What to buy for the Person Who Has Everything?!

It's hard to find the perfect and unique Christmas gift - especially for the person who has everything! It takes some creative thought and really considering what your gift recipient likes to come up with the perfect Christmas gift. That's why I wrote this post to give you some good ideas!

I remember my father’s seventieth birthday celebration and we had a big party for him. His friends all brought gifts. And EVERY GIFT was a shirt! Every time he opened another package he had to come up with a new joke about the gift- it really turned out to be funny. But how many shirts do you need??!!

Be Creative to find a Uncommon Christmas Gift

That’s why a calligraphy gift can be so unique and such a great idea! But YOU will have to be creative to consider what your recipient would like. What is their hobby, or passion? Are they funny or serious? Do they like modern thoughts, or are they more conservative in their philosophy? What colors do they prefer, how is their house decorated?

I love to collaborate with my customers! If you have an idea for a calligraphy art piece just contact me- I’ll get back in touch with you within 24 hours.

If you’re a last minute shopper very often I can deliver your calligraphy project very quickly!

Calligraphy gift ideas for Dog Lovers

Beautiful poem and why you should have complete Loyalty to your dog in calligraphy

So many people have pets! A unique gift for a dog lover could be a quote about the loyalty of dogs. I can add a photo of your friend and their dog, or we can find a great picture online of the dog's breed.

I've searched online for some fun quotes about dogs. Anyone who has a dog is definitely a dog lover. They may love their breed of dog, or something about their dog's behavior. But these quotes could fit for any Dog Lover.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself"

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”– Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – Roger Caras

Uncommon Gifts for Cat Lovers


Either you love cats, or you don’t. (I actually do love them!) But don’t speak badly about a cat to a cat lover! Forgive me for sharing this hysterical video of a cat and a cucumber. If you want to laugh your head off, go to Youtube and put in those search terms!

You can get them a really special and uncommon gift by using one of these great quotes about cats. I can add a photo of your friend and their cat (if the cat will sit still long enough- <img draggable=” />), or we can find a great picture online of the cat’s breed.

We seem to worship our cats, or at least, that’s how they see it.

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.

Cats have it all: admiration, and endless sleep and company only when they want it. – Rod McKeuen

A cat has absolute emotional honesty. Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.


Uncommon Gifts for Golfers

Father's Day golf poem with a foresome of friend golfers

You’d think there would be a lot of choice of gifts for golfers, but I can’t figure out many! But there are lots of quotes about the perils of golf and how it can drive some people crazy. But golfers still love their sport! And, like for unique gifts for dog and cat lovers, I can add a photo of your favorite golfer to personalize this calligraphy gift.


  • Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. ~ Sam Snead
  •  Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~ Will Rogers
  •  The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight. ~ Ben Hogan
  •  Golf is not a sport. It’s a way of life. Live it. Love it.
  •  Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – But you have to play the ball where it lies.
    ~Bobby Jones


Uncommon Gifts for Tennis and Sports Lovers

I admit it, I’m a tennis addict: even after I broke my wrist on the court and herniated a disc in my back. Luckily, it was my left wrist and I’m a righty, so I could still do calligraphy while healing.  I still can’t give up tennis!

Here are some great quotes for the tennis greats that make really uncommon Christmas gifts.

  • The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.    (pretty funny!)
  • You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.- Arthur Ashe
  • Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.      – Andre Agassi
  • What sport does your recipient love? You can find good quotes about ANY sport! 

Uncommon Gifts for Music Lovers

Looking for an uncommon gift for a music lover can be a tough assignment. Of course there’s the usual gift of purchasing music. But if you want a really unique Christmas gift get a calligraphy quote about music! The unique gift can be the song lyrics of their favorite artist or quotes about how important music is in life!

Music Quotes

  • Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen
  • Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Victor Hugo

Unique Gifts for Professions

A creative and uncommon Christmas gift for people in different professions is to get a great quote about the work they  do-

  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Teachers
  • Engineers…..

Religious Quotes, Scripture, Prayers for Christmas

And finally, it IS Christmas, and the time for reflection on the meaning on the holiday to you and your recipient. Personal poems written about Christmas, religious quotes, and Biblical scripture are wonderful gifts for the holidays as well!

Uncommon and unique gifts take some creative thinking on your part. It will be worth your time and effort when you  see the genuine smile on the person you care about! It will be an amazing keepsake for them. They’ll appreciate how well you knew them and thought about them. And that’s very much the spirit of Christmas!

Dad's message in calligraphy telling his daughter how proud he is of her- superimposed on her making a winning kick in soccer

Parent's Christmas Gift for their Child

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to tell your child how proud you are of their accomplishments. This father wrote a wonderful letter and then I combined it with a photo of her playing sports. 

What is your child proud about? Tell them that you appreciate them! Now is the time..

Gift that Expresses YOUR Feelings

famous Poem by George Eliot about love of a friendabout friendship by George Eliot written in calligraphy
small personal photos with quote about their friendship written in calligraphy

If you have strong feelings for your "giftee" writing about your feelings and combining it with a photo of both of you is a heartwarming gift that will always be appreciated. If you're not able to express your own feelings in words, thankfully Dr. Google can always link you up with a source for quotes and poems.  

I have some low cost alternatives to have your quote printed on a variety of items: shopping bags, aprons, coffee cups... Check out CafePress to see all the items available. Then I can make a custom quote or design for that item. It will be the BEST gift under the tree!

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