We all want to give gifts that are heartfelt and sincere. My parents used to tell me, “You should make something! A handmade gift is the best way to show you care.” But not everyone is a master of arts and crafts. How can the non-artistically-inclined show they care, too? Well, a personalized gift is the perfect way to do it. Here are seven ideas for gifts that you can personalize to make them extra special.
These days, most of us would never be caught without our cell phones. Leaving the house without it makes us feel strangely naked! So wouldn’t it be nice if this little device that we spend so much time staring at looked cheerful? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to look at a photo of your children, spouse, or super cute pet every time you used your phone? Well, give a personalized phone case and the lucky recipient will get to do just that. At Shutterfly, you can upload any photo and create your own phone case.
Back in the day, family photos used to gather actual dust in old shoeboxes. Now they gather metaphorical dust in the dark corners of our computer hard drives. This holiday season, pull out those photos, dust them off, and make a beautiful photo book out of them. Don’t worry, it won’t involve any cutting and gluing – all you have to do is go to Mixbook.com, upload your photos, and arrange them any way you like in one of their pre-made photo book templates. It’s easy to get a good deal on these books, and they make great gifts for family members.
Monogrammed Weekend Bag
Do you have a wanderer in your family? Maybe one of your friends has been infected with the travel bug? Either way, a monogrammed weekend bag is a classy (and personal) way to say you support their habit. They certainly won’t lose this bag in baggage claim! Get one here.
Personalized Story Book
Kids love to hear stories of all kinds, but the best ones feature them as the heroes. At ISeeMe.com, you can order a storybook personalized with a child’s name. There are oodles of different stories to choose from, with different books appropriate for various ages and reading levels. You can also find other personalizable kids’ gifts here, but we think the story books are just too cute to pass up.
Personalized Beer Mug
For the Dude in your life, no gift could beat a personalized beer mug. I mean, really. Whether he pulls it out while watching the game or during cards night with friends, everyone is sure to get a kick out of it. You can get one here.
A delicate necklace is the perfect gift for your sweetheart, and personalizing it makes it even better. One of these cutout initials necklaces will put a gleam in her eye when she pulls it out of the box. You can choose between gold plated, silver, and gold, so be sure to stealthily find out her favorite before you order!
They say it’s the thought that counts when you’re giving a gift. A personalized gift shows a special level of thoughtfulness, so go ahead and plaster your friends and family members’ names all over their gifts this year.