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11 personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Show your loved ones you care with these personalized gifts made just for them.

By Kevin John Siazon

11 personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday list

Carousel Designs personalized linens and pillows

If someone you know just had a baby, give their nursery a personalized touch with these items from Carousel Designs. They have everything a nursery needs from crib sheets and changing pad covers to lumbar pillows and toddler comforters. The best part? You can pick from a huge range of adorable patterns and fonts to fit the style of anyone’s home. Prices vary. babybedding.com

Striped blanket that reads, Michael and Floral patterned pillow that reads AuroraPhoto: Carousel Designs

Blacks Custom Photo Gifts

Relive your fondest memories this holiday season with a photo gift from Blacks, which offers a multitude of gift options that can be personalized with any photo you’d like. Your mom can show off her favourite picture wherever she goes while protecting her smartphone with this custom shell ($15). A custom calendar ($22) makes the perfect grandparent gift. And the kids will love a personalized jigsaw puzzle ($20). blacks.ca

Blacks personalized calendar, puzzled and phone case for family and kidsPhoto: Blacks

Shelter Pups Custom Stuffed Dogs

Got a furbaby in your family? Take a photo of your dog (or cat!), and the ShelterPups can make a stuffed version that looks just like him. These stuffed toys are handfelted with pure Merino wool, so they’re super soft and cuddly just like your loveable pet. The best part? With every purchase, ShelterPups will donate money directly to your local animal shelter. These make the perfect gift for older kids moving away to university or for remembering family pets that have passed away, but you can totally get one for your kids to cuddle when the dog is just not feelin’ it. $150USD, shelterpups.com

Photo of a large dog named Billy and his felted counter partPhoto: The ShelterPups

Dimples Charms Fingerprint Beads

Give your mom, grandmother or wife a constant reminder of her loved ones with fingerprint beads from Dimples Charms. These beads—which come standard in sterling silver but are also available in white, yellow and rose gold—feature a fingerprint on one side and an engraved initial on the opposite side. The beads fit perfectly on Pandora bracelets, but they can also be worn as a necklace on a simple chain. Starting at $161USD each, dimplescharms.com

Pandora-style Bracelet with gold, silver, and rose gold finger print beads from DimplesPhoto: Dimples

The Wedding Shoppe Personalized BBQ Grill Multi-Tool

Your dad will be counting down the days to grilling season as soon as he sees this personalized grill multi-tool made just for him. The rosewood handle has room for up to 12 characters, so people will know who the grillmaster of the house is right away. Included in the multi-tool is a spatula, a grill fork, a basting brush, a corkscrew and a bottle opener. $67, theweddingshoppe.ca

Personalized BBQ multi grill toll similar to a Swiss Army KnifePhoto: The Wedding Shoppe

You Name It Baby! Hooded Towels

Bring the beach to bathtime with these hooded shark and mermaid towels from You Name It Baby! Who says playtime has to end just because it’s time to get out of the water? Each towel can be personalized with an embroidered name in your choice of font and thread colour. Made with 100 percent cotton terrycloth, these cute towels will keep your little ones happy and dry all year round. Available in a variety of designs. $50 each, younameitbaby.com

Two kids on the beach in shark and sea shell personalized beach towelsPhoto: You Name It Baby!

Oliver & Adelaide Personalized Baby Gifts

These simple, handcrafted gifts make those first few years with baby extra-special by adding a custom touch. The simple wooden truck ($28) is the perfect toy for your growing baby as she begins to make her way around the house. The engraving on the side of the truck adds a cute personal touch that your child will cherish as she grows up. The cozy knit blanket ($88) comes in five different styles to add personal charm to any nursery. Instead of simple embroidery, each blanket has the baby’s name knit right into the fabric. A made-to-order dish set ($108) comes with the baby’s name painted on each piece, along with your choice of elephant, bunny or butterfly. Your child will love eating off these dishes made just for her from handcrafted earthenware that’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe. oliverandadelaide.com

11 personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday listPhoto: Oliver & Adelaide

My Kingdom Books Personalized Story Books

My Kingdom Books puts your child right into the story as a prince or princess on a quest to find the magical objects needed to save the kingdom. Kids will love that the character shares their name and, at the end of the story (spoiler alert!), the magical objects spell it out! Pair the book with a free app that brings the animal characters to life in augmented reality using the camera on your mobile device. $34, mykingdombooks.com

Personalized My Kingdom book open on Emu pagePhoto: My Kingdom Books

Pottery Barn Kids Classic Critter Puppy Lunch Bag

Your kid will want school to start up again when he sees his new personalized lunch bag. This bag comes with many personalization options that can be embroidered on the front of the bag, as well as your choice of patch. With his name printed right on the front, your child’s school will know exactly who it belongs to if he leaves it somewhere during the day. $43, potterybarnkids.com

11 personalized gifts for everyone on your holiday listPhoto: Pottery Barn Kids

The Playing Card Factory Customized Playing Cards

Add more family fun to your next poker night with a deck of cards customized with pictures of your family. With The Playing Card Factory’s Extreme Deck option, each card is fully customized. Simply upload a total of 14 images: 13 of them will go on each numbered card (from the ace to the king), and the 14th one will be printed on the backs. $30, theplayingcardfactory.com

playing cards fanned out with pictures of a family on themPhoto: The Playing Card Factory

Caricatoons Family Caricature

Forget about those five-minute caricatures you got on your last vacation that look nothing like you—they probably got lost or ripped on the way home anyway. Instead, send your photos to a commisioned artist, who will take time to make sure that you and your family’s likenesses are captured in fun and brightly coloured illustrations. The artist at Caricatoons can put your caricature into any situation you can imagine with full background and details. Caricatoons provides digital and printed copies, so you’ll never have to worry about it getting ruined. Family and group caricatures start at $150, caricatoons.ca

Caricatoons caricature of a family at a Disneyland resortPhoto: Caricatoons

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This article was originally published on Nov 15, 2018
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