Normally people think of Fiverr as a place where bloggers, business owners, and entrepreneurs can get specialized work done like logos, images, coding, etc. There is so much more though.
Having my eyes opened to Fiverr recently (thanks to the #FiverrHustle challenge), I started exploring the site for unique, personalized, thoughtful Christmas gifts and I was overwhelmed. With prices starting at just $5, there are so many great options for both digital and physical gifts.
Since most of the gigs are personalized, you can find great gifts for that person on your list that already seems to have everything. Personalizing a gift is a way to give something thoughtful that the recipient surely doesn’t already have.
Here are some examples of some gigs that caught my attention.
Family Tree Art— You provide up to 110 names that will be organized randomly into a tree. For $5 you receive the high resolution digital image, which you can print and frame. This would make a wonderful gift for grandparents or parents.
Birthday Chronicle— The seller will create a mock newspaper front page with the then-president announcing the person’s birth and headlines and stories from the person’s birth year.
Pet Portrait— Have an artist turn a photo of a loved pet into a beautiful pencil drawing. Any pet owner would be happy to receive such a personalized gift. For $5 you get a black and white drawing, or for another $5 you can get it in color.
Make a Font from your Handwriting— For $5, you can get a font made from your handwriting that can be used in Word or any other text editing software. I think this would make such a fun, unique gift!
Did you know that people buy and sell physical items on Fiverr? I didn’t. You will pay a small shipping charge, but most of them are very reasonable.
Engraved Coffee Spoon— Have a small spoon personalized with your name. An engraved spoon would make an original gift. Shipping to the US from Europe is $4.
Hogwarts Acceptance Letter— If you have a Harry Potter fan on your list, a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter arriving at their door would be so fun!
Crocheted Beard— Facial hair is all the rage these days. A crocheted beard isn’t just fun, but it also serves as a face-warmer in the winter. Amazingly you can get a hand-crocheted beard for $5 with $4 shipping.
Personalized Bangle Bracelet— Handstamped bendable bangles are made by a Fiverr seller in Norway, but she ships to the US for just $2.
Get Your First Fiverr Gig Free
Do you have a favorite among the ones I mentioned? I really only touched on a handful of the many great giftable Fiverr gigs out there. Now I want to show you how you can get one for free (or get $5 off of a higher priced gig)!
1- Go to Fiverr and sign up for a new account. It’s free and simple.
2- Then, go to whatever Fiverr gig you want to buy. Click “Order Now $5.” You can add any extras that you want. In that case, the coupon will take off $5.
3- Click “Apply Promo Code.” Enter SIXFIGURESUNDER2015 (or SixFiguresUnder2015, capitalization doesn’t matter) and click the green box with the arrow. Update: If that doesn’t work, try SIXFIGURESUNDERDEC
4- There you have it! Your $5 discount should show up now. From there click “continue” and the rest is pretty self-explanatory.
If for whatever reason you’re having trouble, just let me know in the comments and I’ll help you out!
For the visual learners, here’s how it goes:
Fiverr Hustle Update
For the past two months, I have been taking part in the #FiverrHustle challenge. I set up a Fiverr business doing Etsy shop reviews. It has been fun to have the chance to look at lots of different Etsy shops and be able to give custom advice for their shops. I will (finally) be publishing my ebook Earning on Etsy in the beginning of next year, and it’s been great to look at lots of different shops.
Getting customers in the beginning can be tricky, especially if you don’t already have a platform like a blog or social media following. Everyone wants to read reviews before purchasing, so it can be hard at the beginning before your first customers have taken a chance on you.
If you haven’t already, I would love for you to vote for my gig in the #FiverrHustle challenge.
A big thanks to Fiverr and Kasai media for sponsoring this challenge. While I am compensated for participating, all the ideas and hustle are my own! 🙂
Hello, has the promo expired (the freebie for fiverr)?
It has not ended yet, so you can still get a free Fiverr gig by following the steps shown. For some reason, the code doesn’t work on all gigs, but it does work on most.
If you search for Family Tree there are a few other options available that do use the $5 credit. I got a beautiful one for my in-laws. It only had space to list up to 7 names so I stuck with them and their children (no children in law or grandchildren) but the end product was very nice.
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What a great idea! I had no idea that you could purchase gifts on Fiverr. I will have to check out the family tree. My mom would love that!
Thank you, great ideas. However the code doesn’t seem to work… it is ‘invalid’.
Can you help?
Yes– I will get that fixed ASAP! I’ll let you know when it’s fixed.
Were you trying to get the family tree? For some reason the code is working fine on the other gigs, but that one isn’t working. I will keep you posted. Sorry for the trouble! 🙁
Yes, I was trying to get the tree. It’s still a bargain, but If there’s a $5 savings, I’m for it. 🙂
Should I go ahead and order w/o the code?
Thanks again – great suggestions.
Thank you again for your help! And for such a great idea.
Claire @A PREPPY PERSPECTIVE says
Hi Stephanie! Thanks for these great ideas! Really loved the fake beard 🙂 I also wrote myself on my blog about Christmas gifts organizing and one of my tips is to create a “Christmas gift budget”. We put money aside every month for gifts in general and it is a great way to shop for Christmas all year long without struggling in December. I also love that it allows us to buy gifts all year long (for example during the sales) and not just expensive last minut gifts!
I ordered my brother a drawing of his dog for Christmas. I know he will love it so much! I was unable to find a place to put in the promo code, though. Still $5.50 is a small price to pay for such a unique gift. Is it because I did not go through Paypal, maybe?
Fiverr allows you to purchase without being signed in, but in order to use a code, you have to sign up for an account (it’s free) and be signed in. Hope that helps!
This is so neat!. I have a couple people on my list that are so difficult to buy for. Gonna save the newspaper chronicle for my husband’s birthday. I think he will love it. Thanks!