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A perfectly personalised gift

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When you’re buying a present for someone special in your life, you want it to be a good one that will knock their socks off. With Christmas creeping up fast, now’s a good time to get to work tracking down a meaningful present that your loved ones will adore.

To help get your inspiration flowing, we’ve shaken down the ’net for a choice selection of websites and services that can help you bring your custom creations to life. There’s a world wide web’s worth of options to choose from so you’re bound to give a gift that will make a lasting impression!

zazzle

Zazzle – for all your naming needs

If you’re looking for the ultimate personalised gift, Zazzle is your one-stop shop with hundreds of options available.  You can get someone’s name or custom artwork printed on a shirt, socks, hat, tote, USB, phone case or more. Even if you don’t find a gift, it’s a great option to give your decorations or invitations more flair. Creative types can even make some coin selling their designs on Zazzle’s online marketplace!

bronzing

Help bring bronzing back

Got something you love? Get it bronzed! Gone are the days where bronzing was strictly limited to baby booties – Australian services such as Bronzing Studio and Hand to Remember can immortalise a broad range of items including shoes, sports memorabilia, cups, novelty items and even flowers!

storybook

Get kids excited for story time

Reading is fundamental and it can be even more FUN when your little one sees their own name and even their friends in their very own personalised story book. With a bunch of popular options to choose from including Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, Finding Nemo and Frozen, you’ll find a story for every child!

cheeseboard

Things are getting cheesy

There’s one thing that many grown-ups can agree upon, and that is that we love cheese. If there are any cheese lovers in your life, help them take their obsession to the next level with an engraved cheese board that will remove any doubt at the next gathering that they are the #1 cheese fans.

AFLball

One for the sports fans

For anyone who loves a bit of sport, be it AFL, rugby, basketball, netball or soccer, make sure they never have any trouble proving ownership of their ball with their name on high quality sports gear. If they’re more of a collector than a player, check out a personalised sports print to wrap up instead.

headcase

Travel in style

Don’t let your travel-loving friends be the ones left wondering which bag is theirs at the airport conveyer belt. Get them a personalised luggage strap and they’ll always be able to pick out their case in a crowd! For the truly adventurous, you may want to consider a Head Case that will print a full-blown photo of your mate’s face onto a cover for their luggage.

petpillow

No-fuss cuddling

All pet owners love their furry friends, but those friends may be more interested in playing than being held! PillowMob can print your pet’s photo onto pillow in a range of colours, shapes and sizes. Best of all, they offer free international shipping on all orders.

cookiestamp

Make every bite of your biscuits a bit more special

Stamp & Bake uses 3D printing to create custom cookie stamps that will imprint your baked creations with the designs of your choice. For pet owners, you may want to take a look at the NameThatCookie story on Etsy for some paw-some options!

uzzle

Something to puzzle over

Solving puzzles isn’t just fun – it can even promote healthy brain function (not to mention a bit of peace and quiet). Creative Jigsaw Puzzles can help you get a photo or scanned artwork made into a jigsaw from their massive range of sizes that go from 12 pieces all the way up to 2,000!

budsies

A whole new meaning to imaginary friends

Budsies are in such hot demand that their Christmas orders are already closed, but this amazing service is definitely one to keep in mind for next year! They take your loved one’s drawing of a character and turn it into a 3D plush toy that looks just like the artwork! This Christmas, we suggest you invest in some colourful drawing supplies instead so you can help your little one create their masterpiece before sending it off to be made.

How do you like to add a personal touch to your gifts? Share it with us in the comments.

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