11 Customizable Gifts for the Picky Person in Your Life

Chatbooks
Chatbooks

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

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.

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2. HYDROFLASK; $34 AND UP

Hydroflask

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.

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3. CHACOS; $130 AND UP

Chacos

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.

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4. CUSTOM PET PILLOWS; $145

UncommonGoods

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.

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5. BOOKMARK; $20 AND UP

Etsy

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

FOTO

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.

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7. MYFLY BAG; $149

Luggage Pros

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.

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8. PET-INSPIRED SOCKS; $30

GoPup

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.

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9. JOURNAL COVER; $37 AND UP

Etsy

This beautiful leather journal cover can be monogrammed and personalized with a quote up to 20 words.

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10. A ONE-OF-A-KIND TOY; $100

Etsy

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?

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11. OTTERBOX PHONE CASE; $40

Otterbox

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

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