We've all been taught that it's the thought that counts when it comes to gifting. But in an age when sending a gift often requires nothing more than a few clicks of a mouse, it can sometimes be difficult to choose a gift that really feels like it came from the heart. Enter: personalized gifts. From customized cutting boards to mink throw blankets emblazoned with a favorite photo, our personalized gift shop offers hundreds of items that look like they took a lot of effort to procure (confession: they really just require a few extra clicks). To make it even easier on you, we highlighted 11 of our favorite personalized gifts available on our site right now.
Turning a friend's favorite photo into a gallery-worthy work of art is easy with websites such as Canvas on Demand. Just upload the photo, and a team of professionals will clean it up, print it on high-quality canvas, stretch it onto a sturdy wooden frame, and ship it directly to your (or your gift recipient's) door.
Consider this the gift for the person who has everything except a retro toy made in their likeness. All you need to do is choose a body and send the staff photos, which they'll use to design a custom head for the figure. During the fabrication process, they'll send you mockups until the design suits your exact specifications.
From commemorating an event like a wedding or vacation, to compiling photos of a friend and their beloved pet, there are tons of great photo book ideas you could come up with to suit all sorts of gifting occasions. For inspiration and advice, check out our pro tips for making the best photo books.
A monogrammed pendant is basically the modernized version of Carrie Bradshaw's name necklace. The elegant update can be customized with up to three initials and is available in sterling silver with optional gold or rose-gold plating.
Perfect for a housewarming or wedding shower, these etched spoons and forks look great on their own or as part of a gift basket. They're also pretty enough that they would look great hanging on a kitchen wall as decor.
Nothing elicits more 'ooh's and 'aah's at a baby shower than personalized baby gifts. New parents go through tons of baby bibs in their child's first year of life, but few are actually worth saving as a keepsake once junior has made the move to solids. We predict this one will be an instant keepsake.
Personalized photo gifts don't have to be merely sentimental—they can also be fun, as evidenced by these "magic" mugs. Seemingly plain-colored mugs transform to reveal a favorite family photo when filled with a warm beverage, injecting a bit of fun into your morning routine.
A custom soft and snuggly blanket isn't just a great way to show your dog you love them—it's also a practical way to protect your sofa, bed, or car seats from shedded fur and muddy paws.