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    Updated on Nov 27, 2018. Posted on Oct 25, 2015

    25 Meaningful Personalized Gifts Kids Will Cherish Forever

    Some gifts last a lifetime.

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    1. One of your kid's favorite childhood toys — engraved with their name and displayed in a shadow box.

    2. Wall art featuring your kid's most memorable quote.

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    Because you don't want to forget your kid said, "Getting on my nerds." Order yours here.

    3. A plush toy made out of one of their most imaginative drawings.

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    Order this one-of-a-kind gift here.

    4. A birth year box.

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    These are customized to your child's birth year, and perfect for keeping your baby's first booties, a favorite toy, or photos from their first year. Get boxes for the years 2010 through 2015 here.

    5. A customized "What Big Sister/Brother Does Best" book.

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    Written by Laura Numeroff — author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie — this book inserts your kid's name into a story that helps prepare them for the arrival of a new baby. Order a sister or brother version.

    6. A personalized "Goodnight Little Me" book.

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    This charming bedtime book features your kid's name on the cover, throughout the story, and even in illustrations. Order one here.

    7. A pillow case decorated with your kid's artwork.

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    Let your kid lay their head down on a pillow of their own design. Order one here.

    8. A personalized mini-rolling pin.

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    Over a lifetime this can go from rolling Play Doh to real dough. Order one here.

    9. A framed “watercolor painting” of their childhood home.

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    It’s quite easy to turn a photo into what looks like a watercolor painting using Photoshop or an app like Waterlogue. This is a terrific gift for when your family moves into a new home or your kid leaves for college. Learn more here.

    10. Don't DIY? Order a custom drawing instead.

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    Get one here.

    11. A pillow that puts your kid at the center of their own story book.

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    Turn your kid into a heroic literary figure. Order one here.

    12. A personalized rag doll.

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    In addition to putting your kid's name on the dress, you can order a doll that is tailored to your kid's hair color and ethnicity. Get one here.

    13. A sound wave necklace.

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    Your kid can forever wear a sound wave of their voice as a child. Get one here.

    14. A pendant with an engraved message in a loved one’s handwriting.

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    This makes an especially meaningful gift for a child after a grandparent or other loved one passes away. Get one here.

    15. A silver guitar pick with their name and date of birth on it.

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    These are built to last, so your music-loving kid will be strumming away with it for the rest of their days. Order one here.

    16. A birth announcement pillow.

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    Order one here. These make great gifts for grandparents, too.

    17. A memory bear made out of your kid's outgrown baby clothes.

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    You can learn how to DIY one here, or have one specially made here.

    18. A framed favorite teddy.

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    This is not only a sweet way for your kid to keep their favorite teddy around, but also a fun piece of art.

    19. A custom-made figurine of your favorite kid.

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    Order one to be the cake topper at your kid's birthday party, then put it on your kid's shelf so they can enjoy it forever. Order one here.

    20. A football engraved with your kid's name and birth stats.

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    Perfect for a new baby or your little sports lover. Order one here.

    21. A football — or a baseball — also makes a terrific gift for a ring bearer or flower girl at a wedding.

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    Order one here.

    22. This personalized handkerchief is also a beautiful gift for a flower girl.

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    Years from now, your girl will be able to carry this handkerchief on her wedding day as her "something blue."

    23. A super-cool stylized portrait.

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    Order your kid's portrait here.

    24. Paper dolls of your kid and their family members.

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    Order a set of these handmade dolls here.

    25. Your kid's beloved dog as a plush pillow.

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    Many years from now, your kid will love still being able to squeeze their first dog. Order one here for $64.18.

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