Every child is unique and so must their presents be! Thanks to mum bloggers and social media, the trend for personalised kids gifts has exploded, with everything now being available in different colours, with names and characters added and with individual tiny people in mind. But what are the best personalised presents? Read on to find out.
When they’re small, children like to assert their independence by being unique and having things that are just for them. This rings even more true for children with siblings! A nice way to ease them into their individuality is with a simple toy chest that is emblazoned with their name and is used specifically for their belongings only. For all sorts of toy box styles, notonthehighstreet.com has excellent reviews, thanks to sellers being happy to add extra personal touches before shipping.
What is it about gifting art that just feels so chic? Even to little ones? Maybe it’s the fact that art is forever, so even a simple print, presented in a frame, can be hung on a wall for years to come, bringing to mind happy memories of a childhood spent having fun.
Whatever the reason, art is a good personalised gift option for kids, especially when you choose something funky, like a huge initial with bright colours and patterns. Supportive little mantras in a parent’s handwriting are rather sweet too, and then there are the super cool parents. You know who you are, buying your kids retro movie posters for their bedrooms and getting them autographed by actors or directors!
They say that twinning is winning and the trend for matching parent/child outfits isn’t showing any signs of going away. You can get in on the act with mini-me sweatshirts either made by an online seller, or you could have a go at making your own. All you’d need is some heat transfer vinyl, a plain jumper and an iron. Seriously! You can cut your design out, stick it with heat and you’re done, which means that there are no limits as to how many you can make or what they say.
Note: Please be careful when considering adding your child’s actual name to clothing that will be worn away from the home. This is still considered to be an inadvisable practice and can put your child at risk of strangers trying to interact with them.
It’s no secret that kids love stories, but there is one thing they like even more: being PART of the story they love. You can now get a range of storybooks fully personalised with your child’s names – regardless of how unusual – that helps them to imagine themselves fully immersed in the land of make-believe. You might want to go the extra mile and get them a costume as well, to really bring the experience to life.
You name it and it can be personalised to make it a bit more fun and exciting for children. From shoes to rucksacks, headbands and everything in between, there is a lot of scope and you don’t have to dig out the fabric paints for any of them. So many online sellers specialise in personalised gifts for kids now, that you can simply add the text you want and sit back and wait for a professionally finished product to arrive.
Don’t forget that personalised gifts don’t have to just be a name, they can be a nickname or a little in-joke that only your family understands. Those are sometimes the funniest ones, especially when someone asks for them to be explained.