While gift-giving is very common during special occasions like holidays, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day, you don’t really need to wait for a specific event to show your appreciation and thoughtfulness to your loved ones. You can wrap them a new watch, dress, shoes, bathrobe, or anything you think your loved ones need at the moment. However, one of the reasons why you might be discouraged from buying gifts is because picking a gift isn’t an easy task.
There are things you’ll need to consider, such as their favorites, tastes, lifestyles, personalities, and even the occasion itself if there is one. Not to mention that you’ll need to visit several stores before you can find the perfect gift for them. But since not everyone has the luxury of time to roam around different stores to search for gifts, you may end up buying a generic gift like a gift card or subscription to a streaming service.
Fortunately, another way you can show your thoughtfulness and appreciation is by giving them personalized gifts. Personalized gifts are considered more special because they’re unique and have customized features that only the giver and the receiver can understand. It becomes a symbol of your special connection or can signify a bond, relationship, or a memorable history with that person.
Break yourself off from the cycle of generic gifts and try these ten personalized gift ideas for your loved ones.
For your loved ones who are complaining about neck or back pains after their sleep, you can gift them a pillow that’s suitable for the type of sleeper they are. Once you get it, you can have it customized at stores like Printful and other websites. You can choose to have their names printed on the pillow or perhaps their own faces.
You can also go for patterns or styles which you think would suit their home’s aesthetic or their favorite color. If your loved ones are a little too obsessed with their pets, you can give them a custom-shaped pet pillow and have it printed with their pet’s face.
If your loved ones are suckers for coffee or tea, why not give them mugs that have their names on them? If not, you can also personalize their mugs with their favorite quotes or maybe the face of their favorite movie characters. These personalized mugs will surely enhance their coffee time.
For those looking for gifts with a sense of humor, collect your friend or family’s best or worst selfies and use them as decoration for a customized pair of socks. If you’re gifting your parents, you can gather around five to six photos of you and your siblings. Not only are you giving them a functional and memorable gift, but these face socks will surely get some good laughs from your loved ones
4.Custom Handwriting Wallet
Perhaps you’ve heard about customized wallets with the receiver’s initials or full name on them before. However, you can switch things up a bit by adding customized handwriting on the inside of the wallet. Then, instead of just the names or initials, you can have your handwritten love note engraved inside the wallet. This applies best to men’s wallets. You can ensure that the man of your life (your brother, partner, father) will think of you even when they’re miles away.
5.Snap Tote Bag
One of the most useful gifts you can give to your loved ones is a snap tote bag. You can use it when getting groceries, carrying your clothes when going to the beach, as a work bag, or to keep all your kid’s toys and clothes. It’s durable, making it good for everyday use.
At the same time, it’s also stylish and can add chicness to your look, making it suitable for any occasion. To make your tote bag gift more personal, you can customize it by adding the receiver’s name on it or perhaps printing it with designs that feature their favorite color.
6.Colorful Keychain Names
Are you looking for something that would be memorable both for you and your loved ones? You can go for adorable and colorful keychains with a twist—keychains made of your names! Not only will these add a touch of color to their bags, wallets, or keys, but these will quickly remind them of you.
Jewelry is one of the famous choices of gifts, especially for women. But to make it more special, you can give the special women in your life—like your sister, mother, or partner—a personalized necklace. For instance, try searching the coordinates of their hometown or a particular place that has a special and memorable meaning for both of you.
Then, use those coordinates and engrave them on a dainty bar necklace. When gifting this necklace to them, make sure to add a little explanation note on the box explaining why you’ve chosen that specific place.
Another way you can customize a necklace is by using their names as the pendant. They’ll surely love having their names hang around their necks. Don’t be surprised if they never take it off.
8.Stylish Water Bottle/Tumbler
Whether you admit it or not, nowadays, some people are judged based on the water bottle they’re using. Thus, you might want to make sure your loved one’s water bottle is stylish and suitable for any day.
One way you can gift an elegant water bottle to your loved ones is by having their names engraved on it so you can ensure they never lose it. You can also give them a chic tumbler designed with stylish water bottle labels, or even the face of their favorite celebrity.
While gifting a framed photo of your loved ones is great, giving them a huge, soft blanket customized with their personal pictures is even better and definitely on the next level. If not their personal photos, you can also use the images of their favorite movie character or celebrity that they’re obsessing about. For instance, if that person’s bedroom is filled with posters of a musician, you can show your support by gifting them a blanket featuring photos of that same musician.
10.Customized Cellphone Cases
Everyone’s got a phone in their hands, so why not use this as an idea for your next gift? Wrap your loved ones a personalized cellphone case that can either have their names engraved on them or some of their all-time favorite quotes. They’ll surely love taking mirror shots with these stylish and never-before-seen cellphone cases.
From the endless lists of personalized gift ideas which you can gift your loved ones, this shortlist will surely help you get started. If you still have other wild gift ideas in mind, don’t hesitate to take them out and use them for your next gift!