Here are some of my favorite custom gifts. I chose these items because they all fit the criteria above AND are all handmade. These are gifts that your recipient will actually want to keep around (and might even put out front-and-center to display!) because they are that awesome.
This one here to the left is a custom made, bobblehead wedding cake topper/figurine from Mini Me. You need to check out their site, it will definitely have you giggling!
Onkie Bazoobie creates these super sweet picture frames that can be customized with text, names - you can even choose to have them created specifically to match your decor. That's good stuff right there.
I love the detail work on each one and that tiny Swarovksi sparkle!! This bling-happy girl is all about that!
My Treehouse Treasures creates these custom boards (along with vinyl lettering and what-not's).
I'm a huge fan of 'subway art' and am working on a new collection of pendants/charms that have this type of layout and look.
Cozy Blue, out of Asheville, NC creates these personalized pillows with little names on a tree stump. They also create other family tree orientated pieces.
These definitely make you go, "awwwww....", unless you're cold and dead inside, in which case, they won't.
Of course, The Pretty Peacock is packed full of custom, personalized jewelry...you know, if you are into that type of thing!
This is our Handwritten Love Token that takes your own handwriting and puts it into silver.
I just had someone order one to propose to his girlfriend - so, basically this lucky girl is going to have this piece of jewelry with her Love's handwriting asking her to marrying him with her forever!!!
It makes me all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it!
There isn't a single occasion where personalized/custom gifts wouldn't be appreciated. I have begun thinking about gift-giving as a time to present the recipient with something that they are going to hang onto forever - even pass down to their children one day.
Our lives are so busy and so packed full of what we need to do, plan for, get to...it takes moments of celebration to actually take the time to reflect on our lives and what really matters. That's why it's important to make the effort to show how much you care by planning ahead and working with companies that are devoted to creating handmade pieces that carry meaning. There are so many out there, too!!
You know it's a kick-butt gift when tears are shed! :) Happy (handmade) shopping!!