Personalized holiday gift ideas

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This year, the holidays mean more than ever – it’s a season that represents family, traditions (new and old!), gratitude, and hope. As 2020 comes to an end, celebrate the year ahead with unique gifts that feel personal.

Though 2020 has been a year unlike any other, the holiday season is still on track to be a busy one. End-of-the-year deadlines approach, (virtual) events need planning, and holiday gifts need buying…so you don’t have time to wait in long lines or spend hours browsing for the perfect gift.

There are so many quick and easy ways to provide unique and personalized gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Whether for family, friends, employees, or colleagues, show how much you care with fun (and easy!) twists on gifting…without skipping anything else on your to-do list. (You might even decide that you deserve a custom gift of your own!)

Get ready to let your creativity fly and personalize your way through a productive gift planning season with this one-of-a-kind 2020 holiday gift guide:

  • Custom fleece blankets
  • Photo books
  • Photo mugs
  • Personalized pillows
  • Drink coasters
  • Holiday cards
  • Wall calendars
  • Canvas prints
  • T-shirts

Personalize a seasonal favorite with a custom-made fleece blanket.

Help loved ones feel the warmth of the season with a fleece blanket – customize it with a photo of one of their favorite people, a beloved pet, or a cherished memory. A full-color throw blanket is practical yet personal, and brings to mind all of the comfort and coziness of the holidays. Too many special memories to choose from? Create a collage of multiple photos all with our easy-to-use templates.

Fleece blankets
Give the gift of coziness this year.

Recap your favorite memories of the year with a photo book.

Though in 2020 you may have spent more time at home than usual, celebrate the year’s high points with a photo book. Whether an intimate birthday celebration, live-streamed wedding, or socially-distanced picnic, choose photos that represent the people and places you love most. Then, create a photo book for both yourself and your loved ones that will allow you all to take a walk down memory lane.

Photo books
It’s been a year to remember! Capture it in print with a giftable photo book.

Inspire a friend or colleague with a coffee mug.

If you’re looking for a gift for the go-getters in your life, try designing a coffee mug. Choose a photo from their favorite place, a snapshot of their loved ones, or a pic of a beloved pet. You can’t beat this fun, one-of-a-kind way to start someone’s morning off right. Giving mugs to employees or clients? Add your company logo to keep your brand top-of-mind each morning.

Custom mugs
Choose a vibrant design to celebrate photos from life’s most precious moments.

Add stay-at-home comfort with a personalized pillow.

Give the gift of comfort with a plush pillow, available in two square sizes…you can even add a photo to each side! This is a perfect way to repurpose snapshots from birthdays, weddings, vacations, and family events to preserve those cherished memories.

Everyone will love snuggling up in soft style.

Send a sentimental holiday card.

Get your contact list into the holiday spirit with a personalized greeting card. With so many ways to customize your cards (including new silver foil and scalloped edges!), a holiday card is an easy, budget-friendly way to spread holiday cheer…and connect with loved ones even if you can’t be together.

Holiday cards
Your card means more this year…make sure it captures your family’s personality.

Give something that lasts all year: a wall calendar.

Show a loved one you’re thinking of them all year long – surprise them with a wall calendar! Calendars don’t have to be made up of just photos of your children…let your creativity soar by including aesthetically pleasing patterns, inspirational quotes, landscape photos, or inside jokes to add instant style (and practicality!) to any blank wall.

Wall calendars
Choose from three sizes, then customize your calendar with important dates, holidays, and upcoming events.

Create canvas prints from children’s artwork.

Children create such wonderful pieces of art, but it can be difficult to find display methods…other than taping their masterpieces to the refrigerator. Instead, take photos or digitally scan your child’s artwork to turn their creations into three-dimensional canvas prints. These custom canvases make great gifts for your co-parent or your own parents – and think about how proud your children will feel when they see their artwork displayed!

Canvas prints
These fade-proof prints will turn any blank wall into a gallery-ready display.

Go for a wearable photo gift…a t-shirt!

Create a completely custom t-shirt for anyone in your life. Design a tee with a photo of your kids (a great gift for grandparents) or beloved pet (perfect for any crazy pet parents out there). Or, embrace 2020 with a sense of humor. Was your best friend supposed to take a dream trip to Thailand this year? Design a t-shirt with a dreamy, tropical photo. Did your sister’s wedding get postponed? Upload one of her engagement photos, or a shot of the would-be venue.

Custom T-shirts
With so many styles and colors to choose from, you can design the perfect tee for anyone on your list.

Create themed sets of coasters that can be used again and again.

Photos gifts are always a hit – and we love coasters for a low-cost stocking stuffer. Available in sets of four, have fun creating batches of coasters that can be mixed to create a personalized accent for any home or office. Here are some design ideas to get you started:

  • Use a map design that celebrates the country or city where your loved ones live
  • For the sports lovers, include their favorite team colors in your coaster design
  • If the gift recipient loves to travel, use photos from their favorite places
  • Foodies will love seeing their drool-worthy Instagram photos printed on ready-to-use coasters
Photo coastersMake everyday moments special with drink coasters that celebrate a favorite memory.