Your Holiday Guide to Personalized Gifts
Give something close to your heart this season, from photo gifts to a personalized puzzle.
Scrambling for the perfect gifts for friends and family? Try a personalized gift this year with these terrific choices.
Custom Gifts with Photos
For personalized phone cases, it’s best to leave things to the experts, who will perfectly position your photo and make sure the case is built to last. Everyone will be jealous of the custom cases to show off family, children, and fluffy friends. Snapfish and Shutterfly do it best, and often have sales near the holidays, so be on the lookout.
Wood Photo Transfers
Your photographs can now be beautifully transferred onto wood for the perfect addition to any room in the house. This is a great gift for newlyweds, recent grads, or anyone who has recently celebrated an event where you took lots of photos! It’s best to have a clear, original version of the photo (read: not the one you saved from Facebook) to send over to this Etsy crafter who has a variety of choices for the wooden photos and other customized gifts as well.
Give someone the gift of an awesome new year by letting them start it off with a personalized photo calendar. This is a great gift for family members, since each month they can remember how lucky they are to have the ones they hold dear.
This unique gift is super fun for kids or teachers. Put together the pieces of a great memory!
May candles no longer be the cliché gift! These candles can be customized with a photo, making them a great choice for just about anyone.
Custom Gifts with Names
This adorable plush ornament is perfect for a baby’s first Christmas gift. Beautifully wrapped wire is used to create these fun customized ornaments from friends, family, and our beloved pets. If you’re looking for something unique, check out these ornaments made from hand-stamped spoons!
We love these unique wire wrapped rings with hand-stamped initials.
These gorgeous necklaces come from an artist right here in Philadelphia and are perfect for mom, as all family members’ names can be stamped on the charms, keeping everyone close to the heart.
This shop brings you gorgeous monogrammed items from bracelets to pocket watches and jewelry boxes to store it all.
Grab this rolling pin for the favorite baker in your life! They can stamp their cookies with their names so everyone knows who made the delectable baked goods.
No one can steal your water bottle when it’s got your name all over it! This is the perfect gift for anyone who is always on the go and needs to stay hydrated.
This shop has lots of options for unique wall decals that will look great in the kids’ rooms.
Another great artist from Philadelphia brings you gorgeous items for the home! These custom signs are the perfect addition to any home and they make the perfect gift for family members or newlyweds.
Photograph by Jean Goins.