In recent years I’ve noticed that there are more and more personalised gifts on the market. Not that long ago, the best you could do was to name a star, or to have a message engraved onto a bracelet. Lovely ideas, but everyone was doing them! However, this year I have come across so many great ideas for personalised gifts that I thought it would be a great idea to run a gift guide for personalised gifts for the whole family!
Personalised Gifts For The Whole Family
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I’d Do Anything For You
As personalised books go, this is one of our absolute favourites – one of the reasons being that the child’s name is incorporated into the title, making it so unique and guaranteed to bring a smile to your little one’s face! This gorgeous book (which comes in both soft and hardback) is funny, silly, highly engaging and has the most wonderful underlying story – that you’d do anything for your child.
We really love the fact the story rhymes, which makes it both a wonderful bedtime story but also for emerging readers, it makes it much easier for them to access by themselves. The illustrations are wonderful to look at, and the children laughed every time we turned to a new picture – even spotting their name in some of the illustrations. Absolutely guaranteed to make your child laugh out loud, this is a wonderfully unique story book.
The I’d Do Anything For You book retails for around £12.99 and can be bought from Find Me A Gift.
Name Of Child’s Snowman
We absolutely love personalised stories over here at The Newby Tribe, so when we discovered ‘Name of Child’s Snowman’ we were over the moon. A christmas story which included one of the children! The book is a lovely story where your child is transported to the North Pole to help Father Christmas with his presents!
The loveliest thing is that, not only is your child’s name in the book, but their picture appears throughout it – making it a wonderful read for readers as well as beginner readers as they can spot themselves and tell the story through the pictures. The book even includes pertinent information such as their address and family members names, making this a book to treasure.
The lovely Name Of Child’s Snowman retails at around £17.50 and can be bought via It’s Your Story.
Once Upon A Time : A Timeless Collection Of Fairytales (personalised)
Personalised gifts don’t come much more personalised than this wonderful collection of fairy tales. Little Miss is becoming a great reader and is loving reading fairy tales – so when we discovered this beautiful hardback book of fairy tales, with the added delight of personalisation, we knew that this would be a book to treasure for ever.
Once Upon a Time is packed full of all the traditional tales from Jack and the Beanstalk to Red Riding Hood, all of which are stunningly illustrated. Unlike other personalised books, the wonderful twist to this book is that your child’s name is woven into each of the illustrations. They might find their name twisted into the vines of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, or in the grass in Hansel and Gretel. They will love looking at the pictures and spotting their name as they read the fairy tales. A perfect, and completely personalised book which your child will treasure forever.
Once Upon A Time can be purchased for £29.99 from Find Me A Gift.
Bags Of Love
When it comes to personalised gifts you can’t go far wrong if you take a look at a great firm called Bags Of Love which is based in London. You can choose to personalise pretty much anything from clothing, bags, bedding and even lampshades! The list is nearly endless. Not only that, but the design process is so much fun, intuitive and really easy to use.
We had lots of fun looking at the different products and ended up decided on this beautiful hot water bottle cover with the children’s photos to give to their Nanny. We were even able to personalise the writing and the colour of both the front and back.
There is so much choice and a gift to suit every occasion and price, do go and take a look over at Bags Of Love – you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice!
Book For Daddy
When considering personalised gifts, there aren’t that many that will include more than one person, but this is one book which does! Daddy’s Zoo Adventure is an adorable picture book which not only includes Daddy but also includes the children in the story – which obviously means that this book will come from them!!
We had so much fun together picking the exact right photo and choosing what information to include in the story. Not only are there photographs, but the story also includes the children’s favourite food and even the names of their friends, to make it truly a story to be treasured.
I know that Paul will be delighted by his gift. It feels as though the children designed it just for him, and I could see this being a wonderful Fathers Day Gift as well as a great gift for Christmas.
You can purchase Daddy’s Zoo Adventure for around £17.50 from It’s Your Story.
The final item on my must have personalised gift guide is the utterly beautiful book from Wonderbly : ‘The Golden Ticket’.
When I was a small child, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was one of my very favourite books. Little Miss is now at the age when she will be able to appreciate the story, and it’s on our list to read in the New Year. So when I discovered the incredible My Golden Ticket book, I knew that this would be a wonderful way to begin to introduce her to the idea of Willy Wonka. The Golden Ticket is a personalised adventure that opens the famous chocolate factory up to every child who reads the book.
The most wonderful thing about The Golden Ticket is the fact that it is so perfectly personalised that each version is completely unique to your child – no two versions will be the same! Each book contains your child’s name, complete with their own unique candy, a personalised Oompha Loompa song and a Wonkafied family tree! Even more excitingly, you can include an adult’s name in the book as well, so we included the children’s grandmother, which the children just loved!
But that’s not it! You can pick a hardback or softback cover, add a personalised message, and even add a beautifully illustrated Wonka postcard which adds the most wonderful candy scent to the pages! A book good enough to read and good enough to smell. What more could you want?
The Golden Ticket can be purchased for around £19.99 (customisations may increase the price) from Wonderbly.
So there you go, some wonderful and unique ideas for personalised gifts for the whole family. I’d love to know if you have any other suggestions as we had so much fun finding these ones!