This year I’ve been reliably informed that Christmas is all about getting personal, in other words, popping that certain someone’s moniker on a gift to make it even more special. There are tons of gifts that can get the personal treatment, from bespoke jewelry, home and kitchen items, apparel, pictures and artwork, even Christmas stockings.
So in order to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best sites for personalised gifts, so all you have to do is browse through them and choose your favourite.
Personal Creations is a kind of ‘Walmart or JC Penney’ of personalised sites, with a selection of low to mid-range of acceptable gifts. There are mugs that you can add any name to with a snowman’s face on them for $14.99, or a family ‘Christmas Rules’ canvas for $29.99 with your family’s surname emboldened at the top. Or how about ‘His n Hers’ Christmas aprons, personalised doormats or coasters or tea towels? This is a great site for those little extras that make up stocking fillers or presents for family members who are not in your immediate circle.
Not On The High Street
This is the place to shop if you want something truly unique and original with the wow factor. There’s so much here, be prepared for some serious time spent browsing the site before you decide on what to buy. Our favourites are the family silhouette canvas for $46.79, the personalised ‘favourite things’ hot water bottle at $25.11, the personalised ‘Story of Us’ – a round graphic of a couple’s lives together in a stunning statement art piece for $103.80, and the personalised fingerprint charm necklace for $142.31.
This site focuses more on personalised food and drink gifts, so expect to see bottles of Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon all waiting for the personalised touch, with prices starting from $10.95. You can design your own label by adding text and a picture of you or a family member and hey presto! You have your own vineyard! There is also a large selection of liqueurs priced at $28.95 that you can choose from, with different wooden boxes that can also be personalised. Or why not send a chocolate Christmas card made from the finest Callebaut chocolate and available in various kinds of chocolate for $21.95.
This site has made it super easy for you to not only pick out a suitable gift using the special filters, but to personalise it using the site’s software, which allows you to view the product before you decide to purchase it. There’s also a huge range of items, from jigsaws, planners and calendars, original newspapers, to football and baseball cards and why not top it off with a personalised greeting card? We really liked the personalized 12″ Aerial Map Clock, which is centred around a favourite location of your choice, and a great way to remember a special place or memory, with prices from $69.99, and The Things I’d Do For Love Personalized Book for $19.99 which details all the things you’d be prepared to do for that special someone to show you love them, from cutting the grass with a pair of nail scissors to dancing naked in the pouring rain…hmmm, not quite sure about that one.
For those of you who are after something a little bit sentimental, poignant or just extra special, get yourselves over to Things Remembered. There are snow globes full of butterflies and snowflakes costing $39.99, gorgeous little Make a Wish charms from $14.00, hand painted Christmas baubles from $30.00, compacts with an engraved message and much more. One of our favourites is the Family Tree Birthstone Necklace, where you can place up to seven beautiful Swarovski crystal birthstones on the tree that correspond to your loved ones, and complete the gift with a personal message engraved on the plaque behind the tree.
Finally, for the fun and quirky gift hunter, check out Gifts.com. Products are categorised into sections including friends, gardeners, gifts for staying in, exercise and fitness and many others. We particularly love the Superhero canvas, simply download a picture of your nearest and dearest and the tech wizards will superimpose it onto Superman for you and print it off in comic book style for $99.