Best Personalized Holiday Gifts
Do you love personalized gifts? Yeah, we do too. I think the only recipients that don’t are re-gifters and tweens. (Too bad for the former and stay tuned for some great insight later this week into the minds of the oh so elusive tween girl.)
Back to our favorite personalized gifts for the Holidays:
Personalized Gifts for Kids
This Handprint Cookie Cutter makes for a great stocking stuffer. And, if your kid gives you any lip because it’s not a My Little Pony or Power Ranger, just visualize how happy she or he will be as a grown-up when it dawns on her/ him that they now have an souvenir of their childhood. (4 to 6 weeks of lead time.)
I Spy Bags are great for traveling and the creations by Those Greathouse Women are amazing. They started making custom I Spy Bags as teacher gifts (great idea), but we love the thought of filling the hidden photo tiles with pictures of your kid’s friends and family members. Along with the photo tiles, Those Greathouse Women will throw in some relaed items for extra surprises and added color. (1 to 2 weeks lead time).
CraftPudding makes these glorious hand-carved stamps of your kids. The shop has been deluged with orders and is taking orders for the Holidays starting the first week of December. Get in line. (2-3 weeks lead time)
We are often on the lookout for great personalized bookplates. These library card-inspired bookplates are our recent favorite and can be customized as well. Just make sure you don’t get confused and return the book to the school library. These make for awesome stocking stuffers.
This is a splurge item, but we couldn’t resist including this personalized sled on our gift guide. For older kids, there are personalized flyer sleds and toboggans available.
Personalized Gifts for Family
These wooden sculptures have been around for a while but don’t get as much attention as the cut silhouettes that are so popular now. The negative space of this Pirolette is just that, a silhouette of your child. Very innovative. (3 to 6 weeks lead time, so get crackin’)
We saw this on Shelterrific and thought the idea would make for a great stocking stuffer. A picture of your house or another treasured item (like a child’s artwork) would make for a great custom stamp. Order yours at PictureMyStamp.com.
In a similar vein, take a beloved child’s artwork and turn it into a keepsake that the grandparents are sure to love forever. These “doodle tags” are brilliant and as moms we would love to have a charm bracelet filled with sketches made by our kids. (6 to 8 weeks; so order FAST).
A laptop sleeve is an oh so necessary level of protection when you’ve got kids. This one takes utilitarian to the pretty level.
Published November 25, 2008.
Last updated August 21, 2013.