Personalized Gifts They’ll Actually Like
- FEBRUARY 27, 2013
- By Selena Kohng
Let’s face it; as cheesy as many of them are, people love personalized gifts. It starts from childhood: the thrill of finding your name on a mug or keychain at the local gift store (or the chip you carry on your shoulder from not finding your name on anything.) Check out these gifts that showcase a moniker or mug, allowing you to personalize a name or picture. Whether tasteful and classy or wacky and way out there, each of these is definitely unique.
For the Matriarch or Patriarch
Family tree-themed gifts are a dime a dozen, but this one takes the cake. At first glance it looks like retro-modern abstract art, but upon closer inspection, each ring features the name of family members to represent generations of lineage. Then you realize that the rings themselves mimic tree rings to echo the family tree theme. Clever, kitschy, and oh so cool.
For the Game Lover
Personalized photo puzzles have met their match. This personalized Rubik’s Cube lets you upload six photos to up the ante and make the game more challenging. Don’t worry; your smiling faces at the end will make it all worth it.
For Your Better Half
Personalized romantic gifts can be tricky; there’s a fine line between sentimental and cheesy. Go a different direction instead with this refreshingly modern, romantic yet undeniably hip famous couples pillow. Non-fussy font, minimalist design, and neutral colors make it a home décor item they’ll look forward to showing off.
For the Kids
We had to include at least one classic. This stepstool will have them beaming with pride, encouraging independence and fostering play with the removable puzzle pieces. Looking for something a little more meaningful? Choose from a ton of personalized book options that celebrate everything from Hannukah to potty-training, dinosaurs to princesses.