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Thoughtful Personalized Gifts (That Never Fail)

by Larissa, posted to Gifts

I pride myself giving the most thoughtful, memorable gifts and rack my brain trying to find the 'perfect' gift. Here's my cheat sheet of the best gifts I've given over the years, including some I plan to gift in the future.


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Scrabble Pillow

amazon.com

Celebrating everyone's favorite board game, over 100 million Scrabble...more

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Felt and Embroidery Hoop Art

etsy.com

This 6" hoop art is the perfect gift for any happy couple to remember...more

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French Bull Astrology Mug

amazon.com

French Bull offers house ware products for design conscious consumers...more

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Family Portrait Painting

etsy.com

All illustrations are done by Neiko Ng. I do custom wedding card, baby...more

Just stumbled upon this local SF artist, LOVE her fun and whimsical portraits, what a fun gift!!!!

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Family Tree Frame

bedbathandbeyond.com

Buy Pearhead™ Family Tree Frame from $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond....more

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C. Wonder | Monogram Jewelry Box

cwonder.com

We love the sleek beauty of our lacquered jewelry box, finished with a...more

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Personalized Merry Little Ornaments Cube Ornament by Shutterfly

shutterfly.com

Merry Little Ornaments Cube Ornament by Shutterfly. Make a...more

These are soooooooo adorable and thoughtful, saw them on my friend's tree yesterday and had to share it!

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Custom Family Pillow

uncommongoods.com

Commemorate a special home with this custom printed, typographical...more

Makes for a fantastic wedding or housewarming gift.

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Print Instagram Photos on Canvas

canvaspop.com

Using Instagram’s simplicity and built-in filters, CanvasPop gives...more

Create a collage of their best Instagram photos - a gift they'll treasure forever

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ixxi Customized Wall Design

ixxidesign.com

With ixxi, you can design your own wallpaper or room divider in any...more

Suggested by Candace

This IXXI flexible wall system is amazing! Choose to create wallpaper, a room divider or enlarge a favorite photo.

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Personalized Thank You cards

etsy.com

A bride requested for some simple, classy thank you cards to...more

Great for all occasions and encourages people to be thoughtful and write thank you notes - love this elegant font too!

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Cursive Initial Necklace by Peggy Li

peggyli.com

Cursive Initial Necklace at Peggy Li. Handmade jewelry, necklaces,...more

How adorable are these!

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Personalized Picture Frame for any Occasion

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This lovely Mother of the Bride Personalized Frame is the perfect way...more

I stumbled upon this one while researching bridal shower gifts and it's really perfect for any occasion - you can customize the color, text and date. Reviewers say the quality is great, it's only $20 and I love the design and soft colors. I so want to gift this frame!

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Scrabble Letter Mugs

spoonsisters.com

Spoonsistsers.com your source for gifts & care packages created with...more

Perfect for Words with Friends addicts.

Ticlr: My mom LOVES Scrabble & Tea/Coffee! This would be the perfect gift for her!

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Personalized Paperweight

etsy.com

To a dear friend, a colleague, yourself... For anniversary,...more

Choose from a number of modern designs and colors - how are these only $10, they're so chic and beautiful! Perfect gift for the hostess, teacher or anyone who loves cute office accoutrement.

Krista: I just got one of these with my name and blog title (THANK YOU LARISSA!) and I absolutely love it. So cute and serves a purpose. :)

Larissa: You're very welcome!

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cocoagraph.com

Cocoagraphs are customized chocolate photograph bars printed with...more

Suggested by Glenn Smith

Looks like a neat idea. You send them a JPG and they print them (edible ink) onto chocolate bars.

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Personalized Melamine Plates

partyallready.com

These plates are BPA free and make wonderful gifts! The plates come in...more

These gifts are practical and have that personalized touch!

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Customized iPhone Case

casetagram.com

Make Your iPhone Case from your Instagram photos

This is really cool...Casetagram allows you to use your Instagram photos to design your own iPhone case. What better way to display your iPhone photo art?! The pricing isn't too bad ($34.95)

the stylish housewife: um, i will own this as soon as i get a few instagram pics under my belt! LOVE this.

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Paper Source Custom Stamp Gift Box

paper-source.com

Give the gift of a custom stamp with our new gift set. Each lovely...more

One of my favorites gifts to give - easy, affordable and practical (not to mention thoughtful!) The recipient can customize their stamp online and choose from so many cute designs! You can't go wrong with this one.

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Photo Mobile for Baby's Crib

amazon.com

Kikkerland Mobiles are ideal for Wee gallery art cards and photos.

I love this because it is so versatile. You could add photos, cards, drawings, pictures from books.

Penelope Poet: Thanks for posting this! I saw one hanging in Pottery Barn Kids and asked if there were more available...i the store clerk told me that it was just for display and to check with a craft store -- never found it. Should have checked on Amazon!

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Brett DiDonato:

 Interesting gift ideas. If you can't choose from something here then you can save yourself a lot of head scratching by checking out giftivo.com, a gift recommendation website that works by importing your friends' Facebook profile data to provide customized gift ideas. It's a great place to start your search.