11 Customizable Gifts for the Picky Person in Your Life
By Alvin Ward
Struggling to find the perfect gift for the picky person on your list? Try one of these one-of-a-kind gifts that can be customized to their tastes!
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1. CHATBOOKS; $15 AND UP
Chatbooks makes creating a customized book easy: Just upload your photos to the site (or add them from Instagram, Facebook, or Google); they’ll be put in chronological order. Next, add text, adjust crops, and choose your cover. Then, all you have to do is order. A 6-inch by 6-inch book starts at just $15.
Find It: Chatbooks
2. HYDROFLASK; $34 AND UP
MyHydro by Hydroflask lets you create a bottle perfectly customized to whoever you’re buying for. Start by choosing a size; bottles range from 12 ounces all the way up to 64 ounces. Next, pick a lid, as well as the lid color and strap color. Then, choose the bottle color and, finally, the boot color. Between bottle sizes, lids, and colors, there are 183,456 possible combinations.
Find It: Hydroflask
3. CHACOS; $130 AND UP
Chacos put a spin on its classic sandal by letting customers design their own. (You can also customize accessories like belts and dog leashes.) After picking the type of sandal you want to buy, you can choose every element, from the main strap to the buckle to the sole. You can even have the sandals embroidered with a special message.
Find it: Chacos
4. CUSTOM PET PILLOWS; $145
Submit a photo of a pet, and Rhonda Smith will turn it into a pillow perfect for cuddling when your recipient’s animal isn’t interested.
Find It: Uncommon Goods
5. BOOKMARK; $20 AND UP
The bibliophile in your life will appreciate this metal and leather bookmark. Customize it with a sweet message or a quote from her favorite book.
Find It: Etsy
6. CAMERA STRAP; $133
Get your favorite photographer a custom camera strap. Made of leather, the strap can be monogrammed in various fonts with initials or stamped with a logo. And added gift: 10 percent of every purchase goes to charity.
Find It: FOTO
7. MYFLY BAG; $149
This is the perfect gift for your favorite frequent traveler. Select the perfect photo to emblazon the outside of the suitcase and they’ll never lose their luggage again.
Find It: Luggage Pros
8. PET-INSPIRED SOCKS; $30
Everyone needs a new pair of socks—why not get your friend a pair adorned with his pet’s face? Just upload a photo of the chosen pet, and for $30, GoPup will create adorably patterned socks that your friend will probably wear everywhere.
Find It: GoPup
9. JOURNAL COVER; $37 AND UP
This beautiful leather journal cover can be monogrammed and personalized with a quote up to 20 words.
Find It: Etsy
10. A ONE-OF-A-KIND TOY; $100
For roughly $100, Mariken Tetteroo can turn a kid’s drawings into one-of-a-kind toys. What could be a cooler present than that?
Find It: Etsy
11. OTTERBOX PHONE CASE; $40
Know someone who’s always dropping their phone and can’t stand off-the-shelf cases? Otterbox’s customizable commuter series case is the perfect gift. It’s tough yet slim and you can choose the color combination you know your recipient will like. Available for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.
Find It: Otterbox