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35 Perfect Personalized Gifts To Give This Year

Gifts as unique as they are.

1. House Illustration

Marisa Seguin has always loved to draw buildings and - lucky you! - she offers custom illustrations of them in her shop. You send her a picture of a house (your childhood home, the cabin you always visited growing up, etc.) and she’ll illustrate it and mail it to you in print form. Awesome!

2. DJ Turntable Necklace

The tiny little record (that actually spins!) can be engraved with a short message.

3. Family Portrait Figurines

Porcelain figures painted to resemble your family.

4. Soft Toy

 

Mariken of Trootoys is a master at creating toys inspired by children’s artwork. Contact her to discuss turning one of your child’s drawings into stuffed-form.

5. Baby Blanket

Your baby can snuggle up in a blanket with their own name on it.

6. Owl Chair

 

This owl chair is amazing and the amazingness continues when you flip it around and see that it’s personalized in the back.

7. Periodic Table Keychain

Give this to a science-y friend and contemplate what sort of reaction would ensue if you were to mix all the elements that make up their name together.

8. Moon Necklace

 

“Did you have an unforgettable night with a beautiful Moon that you would like to remember forever? Are you curious about how the Moon looked the day you were born? The day your parents met?” - Lorena of Gemagenta will make you a marvelous moon charm that depicts the lunar phase of any date you wish (with the date itself engraved upon the back of the charm). If you don’t want a necklace, she also makes cufflinks, rings, earrings and bracelets.

9. Wooden Puzzle

What would you like on your puzzle? A name, a phrase? It can be anything 20 letters or less.

10. Paper Dolls

Jordan Grace Owens will illustrate your family portrait and then turn that illustration into movable paper dolls.

11. Cycling Art Print

For the bike nut in your life.

12. Doll

 

These custom dolls by Mandarinas De Tela “represent that childish soul we all carry within.” You specify what you’d like for every aspect of the doll’s appearance (from head to foot).

13. Pet Mug

 

A gift for someone who loves their pet as much as they love their coffee.

14. Print

A fun personalized print that includes a name, an animal illustrated to resemble the first letter of that name and an additional phrase describing the person it’s for.

15. Pillow

Your child’s artwork turned into a nice, fluffy pillow.

16. Stationery

 

If you give your friend personalized stationery maybe they’ll use it to write you a letter. Snail mail forever.

17. Message In the Sky Airplane Necklace

You can choose whatever message you like, but “Eat More Cheese” really is an A+ choice. Everyone knows someone who’s obsessed with cheese.

18. Nude Portrait

 

For a very special recipient.

20. Star Explorer Papercut

Sarah Trumbauer is a wiz when it comes to cutting and she’ll turn a plain piece of paper into a personalized work of art for you.

21. Dog Necklace

For the friend whose Instagram account is 96% dog photos.

22. Children’s Books

 

The book before bedtime ritual will become even more enjoyable when you add a personalized reading option into the mix.

23. Rubber Stamp Portrait

Turn your friend’s glorious mug into a stamp.

24. Cutting Board

A rustic wooden board carved with initials and a heart.

25. Dog Bowl

Now your dog can look himself in the eye as he nears the bottom of his food bowl.

26. Cross Stitch Wooden Pin

 

A sweet pin to give to a craft-appreciating friend.

27. Woodland Animal Family Plate

An adorable plate to gift to that adorable family in your life.

28. Tote Bag

 

For transporting books to and from the magical land that is the library.

29. Journals

 

Give your friend the gift of jotting notes in style.

30. Whiskey Barrel

This barrel isn’t some novelty item for decor - it actually helps spirits to age to their peak flavor.

31. Portraits

Kris Atomic will illustrate your friend or family member in ink and watercolor.

32. Signature Bracelet

Your handwriting transformed into a sterling silver bracelet.

33. Dog Pillow

What’s cuter: the dog or the pillow? Debatable.

34. Wooden Toy Camera

For the smallest photographers.

35. Illustrated Recipe

Does your sister love your mom’s chocolate chip cookies more than anything else in the baked good world? Maybe you could give her an illustrated print of the recipe.

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