Crafting memorable holiday moments: designing personalized gift tags with Microsoft Designer

december 14, 2023

This holiday season, elevate your gift-giving experience by steering away from generic gift tags and creating your own personalized masterpieces. In just five minutes or less, Microsoft Designer empowers you to design festive gift tags that reflect your unique style and add a special touch to your presents. Let's delve into the step-by-step process to turn your gift tags into works of art.

Getting started

1. Open Microsoft Designer

Embark on your creative journey by visiting Microsoft Designer, where you'll find a user-friendly platform ready to transform your ideas into tangible designs.

2. Specify your preferences

In the designated box, communicate your desire for a printable festive gift tag. Add specific color themes or elements to infuse your personal or brand style into the design.

Design generation

1. Let the magic happen

Select GENERATE and witness Microsoft Designer's magic unfold as it generates a dazzling array of gift tag ideas based on your preferences. The outcome is a curated selection of designs tailored to your festive vision.

2. Selecting the perfect design

Peruse the options and discover the design that resonates with you. If you find one that's almost perfect, select CUSTOMIZE DESIGN to add those finishing touches that make it uniquely yours.


1. Adding personalization

Customize the chosen design by incorporating specific details. As an example, personalize the tag by adding the recipient's name, transforming it into a unique and cherished keepsake.

2. Finalizing your creation

Once satisfied with your personalized gift tag, select DOWNLOAD, transforming your digital creation into a tangible expression of holiday joy.

Printing your custom gift tags

1. Choose your printing option

With the design now in your hands, decide whether to print the tags at home using your personal printer or opt for a professional touch by sending them to a local printing service.

2. Admire your handiwork

Revel in the satisfaction of crafting one-of-a-kind, personalized holiday gift tags that add an extra layer of thoughtfulness to your presents.

girl making copy of a holiday design in studio


1. Unique and memorable gifts

By creating custom gift tags, your presents become memorable keepsakes, showcasing the effort and thoughtfulness put into each gift.

2. Personal connection

Adding personal touches, such as names or specific themes, establishes a deeper connection with the recipient, making the gift-giving experience more meaningful.

3. Standout presents

Your personalized gift tags ensure that your presents stand out under the tree, catching the eye and building excitement before they're even unwrapped.

With Microsoft Designer, designing your own holiday gift tags is not just a task; it's an opportunity to craft memorable moments. By following these easy steps and adding your personal touch, you'll transform simple tags into cherished elements of your holiday celebrations. Make this season special by infusing your gifts with a bit of your creativity and personality. Happy designing!

Pro tip:

Check out more free, festive templates from Microsoft Designer.

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