Are you looking for a gift for a friend or family member that is unique and thoughtful yet at the same time not going to empty your wallet? If you are then you should definitely consider getting them a personalized gift that is customized with their name or initials in some way.
In fact here are 8 great ideas for a truly unique personalized gift:
Personalized custom keychains can come in different shapes and sizes. Some of the most popular are leather straps that are stamped with initials or names. Similarly, you could get a metal keychain and find a laser engraving service to personalize it.
. Fan gear
If your loved one is absolutely crazy about a particular sports team, why not get them a jersey, cap, or some other piece of fan gear that is personalized with their name? It is an easy gift, yet one that they’re likely to appreciate.
Lots of sneaker brands nowadays have options to customize sneakers using photos or simply by choosing the color and adding a name. Vans Customs is one of the more popular options, but it isn’t difficult to find others.
Creating custom socks as a gift can be unique, personal, and funny at the same time. For example, you could add a photo or caricature of your friend or family member to the socks.
. Mugs or glasses
Personalized mugs or glasses may not be the most unique gift on their own, but they can be if you’re a bit creative. Instead of the usual quotes, look for some way to make them different – such as by drawing cartoon character impersonations of the recipient (or even funny stick figures).
. Jigsaw puzzle
All you need is a photo or some other image and you can commission a customized jigsaw puzzle. It is the perfect gift for someone who loves doing jigsaws, and you can even add a custom frame so that they can frame and hang it up after they’re done.
. Wallet or money clip
Add a monogram to a wallet or engrave a money clip and you will have a useful yet personal gift. Just be sure that you pick something that suits the recipient so that they’ll actually use it.
. Illustrated portrait
Nowadays you can easily find many services offering different styles of customized illustrated portraits. In most cases, all you need to do is send a photo over and an artist will produce an illustrated portrait based on it.
Feel any of these gift ideas are the right fit for your recipient? The goal should be to find one that fits them and that they’ll love – or find funny or useful.
Don’t worry if you don’t think that any of the ideas listed above are right for the friend or family member that you’re buying a gift for. There are lots of other types of personalized gifts out there too and with a bit of research, you should be able to find one that works.