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Custom Holiday Gifting With Staples + Free Template Downloads

by Maxwell Tielman

Now that we’ve got our invites signed, sealed, and delivered, it’s high time to move onto the next step in prepping for our big holiday bash—presents! Gifting can be one of the more challenging aspects of the holidays, so luckily the good chaps at Staples were able to lend us a hand in crafting some rad custom gifts. Taking cues from our chalkboard party theme, we designed a few lovely giftables and got them printed and shipped in no time using Staples’ Copy & Print Service—a white mug with a pine needle motif, a tablet skin with some cute faceted designs, and a handy little tote that totally tells it like it is. Who’s got the gift game covered this year? WE DO.

Part of the fun of custom-printed gifts is adding your own personal touch, but in case you’re feeling a little rushed (or you just love our fancy chalkboard design skillz), we’re giving away our D*S tie-in designs as printable templates! Continue after the jump to download them all! —Max

This post was created in collaboration with Staples Copy & Print Center where you can create customized gifts and more. See all the custom product options here and design your own gifts or use our templates!




Here’s a glamour shot of all of our gifts together! See our templates below and make your own.


Make this tote bag! Download our template then hop over to Staples Copy & Print Center and select the tote you’ll be printing on here. Just upload the template and you’re set!

2. MUG

To make this mug, download this template and select the mug you’ll be printing on here. Upload the template and you’ve got a brand new mug to gift or keep.

3. TABLET SKIN (for iPad 1)

The same easy instructions apply to this tablet skin. Just download the template and upload to the custom tablet skin here.

So you have some sweet gifts and a tote bag to hold them. If you want to go BIG like we did, you can do the whole stocking stuffer affair using the tote as one really huge stocking. We stuffed ours with some essentials from Staples because we found it was a one-stop-shop when we were ordering our customs gifts. Here’s our stocking stuffer picks!


Image above (clockwise): Metallic Sharpie set, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day soy candle in Cranberry, Novelty Post-Its, Red Bird soft peppermint puffs, Martha Stewart chalkboard labels by Avery

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