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Is anyone else ready to shower their favorite COVID-19 heroes with gifts? I know I am. All of the essential workers out there have been working their butts off and they deserve to be recognized for it. What better way to recognize someone than to give them a gift that shows how much you appreciate them?
If you want to give your COVID-19 hero a gift that will show them just how much you appreciate them, then a DIY gift is even better yet! That’s why I decided to put together this great list of COVID-19 hero gift ideas using a vinyl cutter.
Gift Ideas for COVID-19 Heros
I don’t know about you, but I know very few people who don’t love getting coffee mugs for gifts. Personalized coffee mugs are great for many different occasions, including celebrating COVID-19 heroes.
Truth be told, most essential workers are working long, hard hours right now and likely drinking coffee by the pot full, so a new coffee mug could come in handy.
A Fun Photo Frame
Is your COVID-19 hero a health care worker that is making the choice to stay away from their kids to keep them safe? Give them the gift of a fun photo frame like this with a photo of their loved ones inside.
It would be great for allowing them to see their loved ones all the time at work.
A Personalized Candle
Did you know that you can use a vinyl cutter straight on a candle? You can!
This is a fun way to personalize it and create a great gift for the candle lover in your life.
Custom Wine Glasses
Anyone working hard during this crisis needs to be able to sit down and relax with a lovely glass of wine. A fun, personalized wine glass makes those relaxing times even better!
You can create a fun tee with just about any cute saying you can think of. Many of which would be perfect for whatever career your COVID-19 hero works hard at.
Is your COVID-19 hero the kind of person that enjoys a sticker or decal on their car? If you said yes, you need to create the perfect car decal just for them.
Stretched canvas isn’t too expensive these days and with a vinyl cutter, you can create some seriously cute wall decor for your COVID-19 hero! Or, if you like a more minimalist look, you can create a simple and cute vinyl decal.
If you would like to gift your COVID-19 hero with flowers, you can use your vinyl cutter to add a beautifully decorated vase to the flowers to personalize the gift.
What supplies do I need when working with vinyl?
Yes, you need your machine and the vinyl itself, but don’t forget that there are other supplies you need before starting your project. For any of these projects, you will need the toolset that your machine requires, cutting mats, SVG cuts, and transfer tape.
What vinyl cutter should I use?
If you don’t yet have a vinyl cutter, you have several great options. If you have been asking yourself which one you should get, be sure to look into the pros and cons of each one to determine which ones are best for you.
What if it isn’t perfect?
I’m about to drop a truth bomb on you. Creating awesome vinyl gift projects is not as easy as it looks. That’s right. I don’t care how easy those blog posts and Pinterest pins make it look, a vinyl cutter project requires work. It doesn’t just come out of the machine perfect. You are going to have to go through some trial and error before you get it just right and that’s okay.
To be the best artist and creator that you can be, you must let go of the idea of perfectionism. There will be errors, and nothing will look exactly the same as the pictures you see. The beauty of this though is that they may end up looking even better!
Why am I saying all of this? Well, because I want you to relax and have fun creating these awesome gifts for the COVID-19 hero in your life!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.