Custom T-Shirts – The Perfect Gift

Gift Ideas

Giving someone a custom-printed t shirt is one of the best presents you can give! It’s a thoughtful gift that will be cherished by the recipient.

The great thing about a custom tee is you don’t have to search for hours in bargain bins or anywhere else to find that wonderful design that you know the recipient of the shirt will appreciate. You can make it yourself.

So how do you do it? How do you make a custom shirt the perfect gift for your significant other, friend, colleague, or whoever happens to be the lucky guy/gal who will be getting the shirt?

Step one is to think about what the other person is really interested in. For example, a person who is a practitioner of meditation might be interested in a shirt with a minimalistic design or which displays their love for meditation (NAMASTE text or a silhouette of a person meditating).

Obviously, knowing the other person’s personality is a plus when you want to give a custom shirt as a gift. But more than just personality, the recipient of the shirt will appreciate the gift more if the design has been well thought out.

Some design ideas that you can use include: the person’s favorite quote, book, movie, location, activity, fictional characters, etc. Or add a dash of humor to your design. Just make sure the humor will be 100% appreciated.

As long as the image and text in the shirt will be easily recognizable to the person receiving the shirt, you’re on the right track.

Getting Started with Creating your Own T-Shirt

Custom t shirt websites have changed dramatically since they became popular in the early 2000s. Now the process is very efficient and allows the creator to have fun designing the t shirt.

The first step is to select the size, type, material and color of the shirt. You are going to see a dizzying array of choices. To simplify the process, simply check dimensions and material of your most comfortable tee and use it as a reference on the custom tee website.

The next step is the fun part, selecting a design! Custom t-shirt websites offer hundreds of design templates to choose from. If you can’t find the perfect template, create your own by uploading artwork or use their custom design tool features. It’s really easy to insert text or symbols and change colors. Then just place your order and wait for your shirt to arrive in the mail. Pretty simple stuff!


Giving a custom designed t-shirt as a gift will be a memorable event. We’re positive this thoughtful gift will be cherished by the recipient and will be a gift they will never forget.

Tee Design Ideas

Custom t shirts can come in a wide array of designs. Here is a list of our favorite t shirt design ideas.

Memes – Nearly everyone loves memes. One creative way to use memes on t-shirts is by creating a meme that’s really profound or insightful. Or you can always go the more normal route of just making a joke using a meme template.

Memes are popular because they are funny and convey the message quickly to the public.

Movie & Comic Characters – T shirt designs featuring characters from different films have been around for decades.

Popular characters from fiction, film, and comics are quite common. With a little tweaking, you can create a memorable t-shirt design of your favorite character in no time.

Video Games – There are popular video games that have defined the experience of past generations. Wearing past or present video game designs is a cool look.

The usual route is to feature characters and game titles in the t-shirt design.

Also, memorable lines from games are an awesome addition to any t shirt design. You can create an entire collection of awesome game inspired tees just by collecting lines from your favorite games.

College and Team – College and Team designs are definitely a crowd favorite. The design choices are nearly limitless. And the best thing about insignia designs is you have lots of control when it comes to color schemes. You can convert the color to pure white, pure black, or to any other monochrome color of your liking.

You can also combine the main insignia with a few lines of text, and the back of the shirt is also a good place to add a smaller logo, a jersey number (some find this attractive in shirts) or maybe an associated mascot with the team! Be creative and you will eventually arrive at an awesome design for your tee.

Quotes – Use memorable lines taken from TV, movies, books, and other sources.

The advantage of using quotes for custom t shirt designs is it’s extremely simple to tweak lines of text to make them look really cool on a shirt.

You can change the font type and size of each word to emphasize parts of the quote. And you can use more than one quote on your shirt. Text designs are highly customizable.

Personality Designs – Witty phrases are a mainstay of custom-print shirts. Each individual has their own way of expressing themselves, and there really is no limit as to how you can express your personality on your shirt. Combining an image with a pun, joke, or witty phrase is an easy way to get an awesome t shirt in no time.

Your individual design can become an easy talking point with friends or when you’re out socializing with other people.

Charitable Causes – An easy way to bring awareness to a cause is to wear a t-shirt that expresses the cause to the public. It is advertising, but with a good purpose. Tees are an excellent way to promote a charitable event.

 The Design Process:

When you’re ready to create your masterpiece, look for a custom t shirt website that provides you with design templates, and a design uploader with a text insert feature. Then you can upload your own designs or add text to create the perfect t-shirt design.

Happy Designing!