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The Best Holiday Gift Guide with Canvas on Demand

Find the perfect holiday gift this year with Canvas on Demand. Check out these amazing ideas for everyone on your shopping list!

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Do you struggle to find the perfect gift for some people on your holiday shopping list?

Us too!

Well…we did until this year!

We’ve partnered with Canvas on Demand and now we’ve found the most amazing gifts for everyone on our Christmas shopping lists.

Be sure to read all the way to the end to find out what our favorite gift idea is this year!

A Little About Canvas on Demand

Canvas on Demand has been around since 2004.

The company’s mission is to create quality, personalized home goods, worthy of life’s sweetest memories.

If you’ve been around our blog for a while you know we both love to decorate our homes with photos!

We’ve worked with Canvas on Demand before and absolutely love the company.

Everything we’ve received from them has been amazing and the quality of their canvas prints is fantastic.

Anne added several canvas photo prints to her foyer gallery wall and AnnMarie created a grid style photo wall with large canvas prints in her family room.

We always get compliments about these feature walls and love sharing where the prints came from with everyone!

What if I Don’t Want to Gift Photos?

Maybe you don’t want to give a family picture as a gift for the holidays.

No worries…Canvas on Demand has so many incredible products and we have lots of amazing ideas for your gift-giving needs that don’t include photos of people.

We can’t wait to hear which one you like best!

With Canvas on Demand, you can create custom wall art from stock photos of landscapes, architecture, or nature.

But now it’s time to think outside the box!

There are all sorts of things you can print for your home!

Song lyrics, maps, graphic designs, word art, and more.

What until you see all of the ideas we have for you!

There are online design options like Canva and PicMonkey where you can create your own designs for free.

Or, if you don’t feel comfortable creating your own graphics, you can find pretty much anything on Etsy.

We found some fabulous Etsy vendors to share with you who offer really affordable custom digital downloads.

Simply find the perfect design, buy it, and download it.

Now you’re ready to get your gifts ordered!

How Easy is Ordering on Canvas on Demand?

woman holding stack of boxes in front of door with large boxes leaning on house beside doorway

Once you’ve decided on what you want to have printed, you’ll head over to the Canvas on Demand website to create your custom wall art.

It’s super easy to order on their website. Just upload an image and select a product, size, and print options you prefer.

Easy peasy!

Don’t let their name fool you, though, Canvas on Demand isn’t just about canvas prints.

They offer specialty print products such as acrylic, metal, framed prints & posters too!

Wow…so many options to choose from…but don’t worry…we’ll share samples of each of these options next so you can see what they look like.

We have lots of great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Our ideas are categorized by subheadings but many of these ideas could work for more than one category, so be sure to take a look at all our ideas.

Then get creative to get the perfect gift for the special people in your life!

Gift Ideas for the Sports Fan

Metal print of a drone photo of a college football stadium at fall from Canvas on Demand

The sports fanatic on your shopping list will appreciate a print of their favorite stadium or arena.

Whether it’s football, baseball, hockey, basketball or any other sport…professional or collegiate… trust us the sports lover in your life will love this present.

Look at the gorgeous colors in this metal print of the Appalachian State University football stadium! Colors are so much more vibrant on metal prints.

We were so impressed with the quality of these high gloss aluminum prints.

High definition metal print of photograph of Heinz Field and Pittsburgh skyline

If you don’t have an image to use when creating your stadium or arena gift, you can search for a stock image or check out Etsy.

We purchased this image of Heinz Field in Pittsburgh from an Etsy seller.

The seller just emails the download for you to save on your computer, then upload the image to Canvas on Demand and create your custom print.

Panoramic canvas from Canvas on Demand with print of a basketball court during a basketball game above a bed

A panoramic canvas print is another fun idea for the sports fan on your list.

Canvas on Demand offers three panoramic sizes.

All canvas prints are 1.25″ thick wrapped canvas and you can choose either black, white, or image blur edges.

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Gift Ideas for the College Student

Metal print from Canvas on Demand of a map of Raleigh printed in a circle from Etsy sitting on a shelf next to container of wine corks

College students often attend a school in another city, if not a different state than their home.

Creating a map of the city where they attend school would make a great holiday gift.

Or do the reverse and create a map using the students home town for them to decorate their dorm room or apartment.

Street maps can be a wonderful gift for other people on your shopping list too…the place you met, your first home, a favorite vacation spot or other significant places!

Star and zodiac maps are other fun ideas too. Pick a special date and get a map of how the stars looked on that date!

This map of Raleigh, North Carolina is a metal print. All metal prints from Canvas on Demand have an inset float mount frame and include hanging hardware.

Custom Word Art from Canvas on Demand showing coordinates for a town sitting on a cabinet below a mirror

Canvas on Demand offers over 100 personalized wall art products.

Classic coordinates are a fun gift idea for college students.

Just like the street maps, these classic coordinates can be created for hometown or college city locations (or any special location you want!).

A quick Google search pops up the coordinates for any city, then just order your personalized canvas wall art directly through Canvas on Demand.

canvas with quote by JK Rowling leaning against stone fireplace

Does that special person on your holiday shopping list have a favorite quote?

We created this print with a quote from JK Rowling using Canva.

But you can use any document editor like Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Don’t have a favorite quote?

What about creating wall art with a poem, song lyric, or another meaningful sentiment.

Custom word art canvas print from Canvas on Demand with photos of family pets on a side table

Keep that college student from missing their furry friends while away from home with a photo collage canvas.

Choose from over 90 designs.

Create a collage of friends, family, or pets to hang in their home away from home.

Holiday coloring poster from Canvas on Demand with markers

Coloring is a great stress reliever!

And what college student couldn’t use a little break between classes and studying.

Give that student on your list a coloring canvas or poster this year.

With over a thousand designs, we’re sure you’ll find a few that they’ll like.

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Gift Ideas for the Music Lover

Metal print from Canvas on Demand with song lyrics on a black background hanging under a Virginia Tech license plate

Are you looking for a gift idea for the music lover in your life?

Create an image in a word editor, Canva, or PicMonkey then upload it to Canvas on Demand and choose a product.

These song lyrics on a metal print look cool as they pop or float off the wall.

The best thing is this particular gift idea works for both the music lover and sports fan!

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Gift Ideas for the Home Decorator

Framed print of a name spelled out with photos of architecture letters from Canvas on Demand on a fireplace mantel

A meaningful gift for the person on your list who loves home décor is this custom letter art framed print.

Purchase digital letter art on Etsy to spell the gift recipient’s name.

Canvas on Demand offers framed prints in a variety of popular sizes.

Triptych mountain silhouette image from Etsy printed on three canvases from Canvas on Demand

A trio of canvas prints makes a real statement when decorating walls.

Find artwork on Etsy that matches the home colors or style of the person on your shopping list to create a personalized holiday present.

Laundry symbol graphic from Etsy printed on acrylic from Canvas on Demand sitting on top of a washing machine in a laundry room

Laundry rooms are no longer spaces we ignore and just shut the door to hide the mess!

Since we spend so much time in our laundry rooms why not decorate them to be beautiful spaces?

Another digital option purchased on Etsy is this laundry room washing symbols printable. This could be fun for a college student in their first apartment!

The laundry room sign is a custom photo acrylic print that’s shatterproof, durable, and easy to clean which is necessary for such a busy space.

All Canvas on Demand acrylic prints are made from UV-resistant acrylic with a preinstalled mount that floats the artwork off the wall.

Year-round or Holiday Canvases, or Both!

Okay, so this is a couple of possible gift ideas all in one.

You can create a custom canvas print that would work year round.

You could also create a holiday-themed piece of art that can be swapped out during the holidays.

Or, how about gifting two canvases for the same spot? One to hang throughout the year, and another of the same size to hang for the holidays!

Talk about a special gift!

The large horizontal custom gather canvas is one of Canvas on Demand’s personalized word art options.

It’s perfect for Thanksgiving but really can be used all year long in AnnMarie’s dining room.

She created another custom word art canvas with a printable download from Etsy that she hung in the same place for Christmas.

Be sure when purchasing digital downloads they’re sized correctly. For example, this canvas print is 24″x30″, so you want to make sure you’re buying a download that is printable at that larger size.

Anne created a large vertical personalized word art from Canvas on Demand’s holiday designs.

Then she bought a queen bee image from an Etsy seller that she loved and made another canvas in the same size as the Christmas word art.

Now she has a piece of art for her kitchen she can use all year long.

This would make an incredible gift for anyone who loves to decorate and style their home.

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Gift Ideas for the Organization Enthusiast

Acrylic print from Canvas on Demand with a custom meal planner printable to be used with dry erase markers

Looking for a gift idea for the person on your holiday list who loves to stay organized?

Then this meal planner that we designed is the one you need!

We printed the meal planner on acrylic because acrylic can be used with dry-erase markers for a custom whiteboard.

How cool is that?!

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Kids handprint artwork scanned and printed on a canvas from Canvas on Demand as a Christmas gift

Organizing all those school projects and kids’ artwork can be overwhelming.

But not with this awesome idea!

Just choose a few of your favorites and create custom canvas prints for grandparents, aunts, uncles, or anyone on your gift list.

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Family Photo & Other Sentimental Gift Ideas

Photo canvas print from Canvas on Demand of a teen girl with her pet dog in a field

Okay, so we know we wanted to share other ideas with you besides photo gifts and we gave you a bunch of great options for presents this year.

But let’s be honest, as moms, we are the memory keepers of our families, and like we said earlier, nothing makes us happier than decorating our homes with family photos.

So we’re pretty sure that there may be some people on your holiday gift list that would love family photos as a gift as well.

A canvas photo print is always in style and you never have to worry if it will fit.

Two framed photo canvases from Canvas on Demand with two different kinds of frames and the same family photo on a shelf

Take a canvas gift up a notch and make it extra special by having it framed by Canvas on Demand.

A custom framed canvas family photo print is a wonderful gift for grandparents.

After creating your canvas print on the website choose the option to add a frame.

Frames are made of poplar wood and finishes are available in white, black, or walnut.

Small and budget-friendly desk top canvas prints are a perfect gift idea for anyone on your list.

Available in 5×7 and 8×10 sizes, they’re just right to display on a shelf, side table, desk, or even your kitchen windowsill.

Desktop canvas prints come with a built-in easel on the back and also a hanging hook if the recipient prefers to hang it on the wall.

Framed poster print from Canvas on Demand with mat border on a wood bench with modern farmhouse decor

Turn your favorite photo into a custom framed print with Canvas on Demand.

Printed on premium archival matte paper in a variety of sizes with three frame color options a framed print is a great gift for someone special!

Large family photo canvas from Canvas on Demand of a family on the beach with 6 smaller family photos surrounding it to create a custom gallery wall lying on the floor

Get creative and put together a gallery wall with canvas prints from a family vacation or photo session.

A full gallery wall would be an amazing group gift where each family chips in to give the gift to the grandparents!

Not sure what sizes to order for a gallery wall?

Canvas on Demand takes the guesswork out of it with their gallery wall displays.

If you need tips for creating gallery walls check out this post.

Handwriting Gift Ideas

Want to give a sentimental gift this year?

Handwritten gifts are super personal and meaningful for both the giver and the recipient.

A handwritten item can be scanned and then uploaded as an image to design a canvas or print.

Here are a few ideas…

  • Grandma’s recipe card
  • A loved one’s message and signature
  • A child’s handwriting
  • Love letters

We hope we gave you some great gift ideas to help you check lots of people off your holiday list with Canvas on Demand.

Happy Shopping!!

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