Whether it’s for the upcoming Christmas season or special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or just for no reason other than to surprise your loved one – a customised gift that is designed and made for them would mean more than words can say. It shows that you have put thought and effort into the gift which makes it even more meaningful. After all, actions speak louder than words. So, here are 11 online shops where you can get customised gifts of all kinds – from tote bags to photo frames to lockets!
Every picture tells a story at v.label – which means a lot because they specialised in turning your pictures into cute drawings that can be put into frames, canvas, acrylic board or canvas bags! They have a few types of drawings you can choose from – faceless, line art and Korean. Personally, I like the Korean-style drawing as it gives off a very comic book vibe and it would look good (read: less awkward) on any of the options that they provide.
Another shop that specialises in customised portrait gifts, the art style available at deers.co are outline, pastel, dipliner and abstract. They also have a new art style that was launched a few months back – the Jellyblock illustration – which is a cartoonish style that pairs perfectly with their own calligraphy font. The customised illustration can be put into a frame, tapestry or onto scented candles. The idea of having a personalised tapestry that you can hang as a background in your room sounds like a pretty cool aesthetic!
Did you know you can turn your favourite picture into a night light? What a sweet and romantic idea, right? It’s a unique gift that would literally light up your loved one’s life. Other than the night light, CE’s also feature hand drawn illustrations that can be put into frames and calendars. Other than the hand drawn art style, another adorable way they do their frames is by imposing real faces onto drawn bodies along with illustrations around to reflect the theme of the gift.
Take handmade customisation to another level by having your precious moments immortalised through embroidery. It’s a wonderful way to commemorate special occasions such as graduation, first date, wedding day, etc. in an artsy way. It’s a little more special than putting a picture in a photo frame. You can choose the size and shape of the canvas that your picture will be embroidered on.
Unite your family through t-shirts that you can get customised at WondersWrapped! Let’s be honest – couple tees or family tees can sometimes be embarrassing to wear out because of their design. But you don’t have to worry about that here. With a classy and minimalistic illustration, the customised t-shirts at WondersWrapped are fashionable and easy to match with any attire. The t-shirts are unisex with sizes from S to XL and you can also choose the colour and font that you like.
Wee Lab is another place where you can find customised gifts. With different art styles in their illustrations, you have a few choices to adorn various products such as puzzle, transparent frame, tote bag, mug, and keychain. A few art styles stand out to me as I was browsing through their website – the 1930s style and the ugly cute style. The 1930s style looks especially good on a mug, and it would definitely make a cute gift for coffee and tea lovers in your life. The ugly cute style is perfect for those with a sense of humour and have no problem seeing their faces drawn in an ugly but charming style.
At Seni Tukang, you will find the finest wood engraving customisation for phone cases, pictures, night plaques and even glass jars that you can use to put cookies or biscuits in. Even the gift box can be customised and engraved to make it truly exclusive. The customisations really look more like a work of art and make the gift even more meaningful. They also work with wedding items, so if you are in the market for that, do check it out @senitukangplus.
Another unique and cute customised gift idea, turn your loved one into clay art at To You From Me in the form of a key chain or frame. One can have too many keychains, but they won’t be as special or adorable as this! You can also have in a frame according to the theme you would like. All the clay sculptures are handmade and takes time to dry and paint, so do make your orders much earlier.
If you are looking for resin products that you can customise, you can give Alluring Pour a try where they have customisable pet tags, coasters and photo frames. You can also choose the colour theme and whether you want dried flowers, leaves and flakes or a combination that are included in the decoration. I decided to order a photo frame as an engagement/Christmas present for my youngest sister and her fiancé. The order process was very smooth, and I was also allowed to choose between two designs for the placement of the leaves and flakes. They were very responsive and accommodating, so I’m looking forward to the outcome.
Lockets are a wonderful piece of jewellery that is very personal and memorable because it usually contains a tiny portrait or picture inside of someone you love. Imagine my delight when I found sty.risy x polaroid on Instagram! Their winged ball photo locket looks very unique, you can put 5 pictures (instead of the usual one) inside and it the folds into a ball that is locked with wings. It kind of reminds me of the Golden Snitch from Harry Potter too!
At Grace Customize Store, what caught my eye was their ‘For You’ couple tee series. They have a poker card version that you can customise for you and your partner to wear together. They also have other products available to be customised such as stickers, earrings, and keychains. Their latest product is the Baby Tiger CNY family tees series that your whole family can wear for CNY next year.
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