You know your friend or family member is going through a hard time when they don’t even have the energy to force a smile. You want to show them how much you care, but it’s not exactly the kind of situation that calls for flowers and chocolates. While those are lovely gestures, they won’t give the empathetic support your loved one needs right now.
Without being able to look at photos of your loved one on Instagram or Facebook, how can you give them a token of support and love? That’s where embroidery gift ideas come in! Embroidery is a fun activity that yields beautiful results that anyone would be proud to display anywhere in their home. These thoughtful gifts will lift their spirits and let them know you care about them and their well-being!
Give Them Something to Smile About
If your loved one is going through a hard time, perhaps they’re in physical pain, or they’ve lost a loved one or a job, or they are going through a divorce, then you don’t want to add any more stress or sadness to their life right now. A cheerful embroidery piece that brings a smile to their face will help them feel loved and supported while they go through a challenging time.
A decorative pillow that says “You are Strong,” “You are Brave,” or “You are Beautiful” is a great way to remind your loved one that they are still a great person, even if they don’t feel like it right now.
A Handwritten Note
People who are ill or grieving often don’t have the energy to socialize. They often need time to heal and reflect. Letting them know you care, but also giving them the space they need to heal and rest, a handwritten note is a gift that keeps on giving! Writing down a few thoughts from your heart and letting your loved one know you care is a gift that will last forever.
You don’t have to write a novel, just a few short sentences will mean the world to your loved one. Just get a small notebook and write down a few sentences letting your loved one know you care. Let them know you’re thinking of them and that you care.
A Handmade Tote Bag
Bags are like the gift that keeps on giving! Everyone loves to receive a tote bag, especially when it’s got a personal touch! Your loved one will love toting around the grocery bag that you lovingly stitched for them. Make a tote bag for your loved one with a heartfelt embroidery message.
If you know your loved one is going through a hard time, you can use their initials, or choose a meaningful word or phrase that will lift their spirits and make them feel loved. You can also choose a funny word or phrase that will let your loved one know they aren’t alone in what they are going through.
Embroidery Gift Ideas for your loved ones
Sometimes life feels like a giant storm cloud that is looming over our heads and we don’t know how we will get through it. Words of encouragement are great gifts that let your loved one know they are not alone and that they have someone in their corner.
An Encouraging Words Embroidery Gift
Choose a specific word, like “Hope,” “Believe,” “Faith,” and “Strength” to remind your loved one that they are stronger than they think they are. They can get through this storm and come out on the other side. You can also choose an empowering word like “Courage” or “Forget” to remind them that this storm is fleeting and that they can do anything they set their mind to.
A Lighthearted Humor Embroidery Gift
If your loved one is going through a hard time, they may not be in the mood to laugh, but they need to lighten up. You can give them a gift that will make them laugh, even when they are feeling low. Choose a funny phrase or word that will give your loved one something lighthearted to look at when they feel like everything is going wrong.
Depending on the severity of their situation, your loved one may be able to laugh about it, or they may feel uncomfortable with it. You can always choose a funny phrase or word that is related to their situation, but it is a little more subtle.
A Happy Memories Embroidery Gift
Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the now that we forget about the past and all the great memories we have stored up there. You can give your loved one a gift that will remind them of a happy memory and lift their spirits. Find a photograph of you and your loved one, and stitch it on to a pillow or a decorative pillowcase.
You can also choose a meaningful quote about friendship, love, or memories to stitch on to a pillow or a decorative pillowcase. This gift idea is great if you want to include multiple photographs or if you don’t have a single photograph that you want to stitch.
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A Cozy Blanket with a Handstitched Border
A warm and cozy blanket is a gift that will be used every day. It will remind your loved one that they are loved and help them feel more comfortable when they are healing or recovering from an illness. Find a soft and cozy blanket, or make one. You can use your embroidery skills to sew a decorative border around the blanket to make it even more special.
Choose a meaningful word or phrase to sew on to the blanket. Let your loved one know that you love them, care about them, and want them to feel comfortable and supported in their time of need. You can also use this border to sew a funny phrase or word on to the blanket. This will lighten the mood and remind your loved one that everything will be okay.
There is nothing more heartwarming than receiving a gift from a loved one that is made with care and love. When you are dealing with someone who is ill or grieving, you don’t have to go out and spend a ton of money on them. A thoughtful gift that is handmade by you is a gift that will last a lifetime. Remember that when you are stitching something for someone who is sick or grieving, you don’t have to choose sad, depressing words or phrases. You can find something that is uplifting while still being comforting, like “You are Strong,” “You are Brave,” or “You are Beautiful”.