With all the furore of Black Friday and Cyber Monday finally over, people are once again concentrating on finding the perfect Christmas gifts for their loved ones. And whilst electrical items such as iPads, smartphones and tablets will certainly be on many peoples’ lists, there are others that are looking for a slightly more personal gift for their family and friends.
Buying a personalised gift means that you have taken the time and effort to really think about your recipient. And they can mean much more in the long run than a generic laptop or coffee machine.
We have trawled the infamous online website Notonthehighstreet.com to find the best personalised gifts for you and your family.
Personalised ‘Story Of Us’ Print – £62
Guys, if you want to rack up some serious brownie points on Christmas Day, check out this personalised ‘Story of Us’ print. It is a great artistic statement, filled with phrases that sum up your life with your special someone. Simply fill in the chapter headings online, and you’ll receive a beautifully constructed print to present to your partner.
Add what was important to you as a couple, such as private jokes, where you fell in love, where you have lived, favourite films or books that you both enjoyed, and let the experts do the rest. There is space on your print for 17 text ‘chapter headings’, three years and three landmark graphics. For Framed Prints – order by 4th December and Unframed Prints and Gift Vouchers – order by 9th December
Personalised Hashtag Name Necklace – £48
One way to make sure your loved one is always trending is to buy them this personalised hashtag necklace. Made in either sterling silver, 18kt gold or 18kt rose gold, this is one necklace that shows off your love for social media in a playful yet stylish way.
And you don’t have to have a proper name, you can hashtag gorgeous or poppet, any thing that makes this gift even more special. Make sure you message the company if you have any special requests. One name or word per pendant. Order before December 13th midnight to ensure arrival in time for Christmas.
Personalised Friendship Bracelet Slate – £59
Tell your story with this gorgeous and unique multi stranded friendship bracelet, complete with beautifully crafted sterling silver charms.
The bracelets are available in different colours, and you can choose from a wide selection of silver charms, which include sunshine and stars pictures and initials. You get six charms for £59 but can add extra charms for an extra £16 each.
Personalised Hand Print Tree Poster – £25
A gorgeous personalised gift, which features your child’s hand-prints forming the branches of a tree. You get an unframed, bare tree trunk poster and a jumbo ink pad so that you can print your child’s hands onto the tree.
When you order you can choose two lines of text which is printed underneath the tree before it is sent out. The personalisation can be anything; a child’s name, date, personal message etc and there is a choice of style of font. The ‘2013’ in the tree trunk comes as standard and the jumbo ink pads are available in green, pink or blue and you may add additional pads of any colour to your order.
Personalised Map Location Pendant Necklace – £32
Does a location hold special resonance for you or a loved one? If so, why not capture it in time with this lovely personalised map pendant. All pendants are made using authentic recycled vintage maps; all you have to do is name your location.
You can choose any location from all over the world, including the recipient’s birth town, or the town in which they went to university, or the best holiday location they ever had, the choice is endless and yours. You can also add a personalised message engraved on the back, with up to 25 characters.
Personalised ‘Missing Piece’ Jigsaw Keyring – £13
Is your partner the missing piece in your life? Remind them everyday of how much they mean to you by personalising one of these jigsaw shaped keyrings. You can pick from a range of quotes or choose your own personalisation. Each keyring is hand made and hand finished and is presented in a beautiful glassine gift-bag, ready for gift giving. If you want your own personalised message there is an extra charge of £2.
Personalised ‘Carvolution’ Print – £49
Petrol heads probably love talking about the old cars that they owned, but now you can create this completely personalised bespoke artwork designed for the true car lover. Your recipient may have owned an old Fiesta in 1980, a Ford Escort in 1990, had their family and bought a Renault people carrier in 2000, upgraded to a Range Rover in 2005 and finally got that Audi sports car in 2011.
It is the story of their car buying history immortalised in a print. You can have a minimum of 3 cars (including the year and the model of the car) and a maximum of 5 and even add your own personalised message to the artwork to make it extra special.
Personalised Giant Polaroid Canvas Print – £85
So many photographs end up staying inside the digital camera that they were taken on. You can keep your special memories alive by turning your photographs into a vintage Polaroid-style print, complete with your own title or caption.
This is an ideal way to show off those important times such as a special holiday, wedding, honeymoon, or show off all those favourite photos that you’ve never had developed. The picture is printed into a 100% cotton canvas, and each one is given a special vintage Polaroid feel. There are two sizes for you to choose from, Large or Extra Large for those of you who want to make a real statement!