20 thoughtful personalized gifts you can buy from Minted
Let's be honest: Custom gifts are the best gifts
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During the holidays, personalized gifts always feel a little more, well, personal! When you have presents customized, it shows your loved ones that you were thinking of them, and luckily for you, Minted offers a wide range of personalizable items for everyone on your list.
While the online retailer may be best known for its cards, stationery, and other paper goods, Minted also sells personalized home accents like pillows and aprons, as well as artwork and even fashion accessories. The best part is that the vast majority of their items can be customized for no extra cost, allowing you to pick out thoughtful presents—without breaking your budget.
1. A personalized tote bag
Shopping for a stylish woman who’s always on the go? She’s sure to love this Snap Tote, which is spacious enough to carry all her daily essentials. The bag is made from durable cotton with leather straps, and it has a snap closure to keep contents secure. It can be personalized for free with a foil-pressed leather tag, and while we love this pastel floral print, there are several other prints available as well, ensuring you find just the right accessory to suit your recipient.
2. Chic personalized stationery
Anyone who loves good old-fashioned snail mail needs their very own personalized stationery, and it doesn’t get more stylish than this set. The 5-by-7-inch cards are decorated with your recipient’s name and initial, and there are so many ways to customize the design! You can change the color scheme, as well as the type of paper used, and you can choose quantities ranging from 15 all the way up to 300 notecards.
3. A custom foil map of their hometown
We all know someone who really loves their hometown, and there’s no better gift for that person than this stunning custom foil map. The 8-by-8-inch print is crafted from real foil, and you can choose from three metallic colors. It even comes displayed in a frame of your choosing, so it’s ready to be hung up as soon as they unwrap it.
4. A rainbow pillow with their name
This colorful pillow would make a precious present for both children and adults. It comes in three sizes, and you can have your recipient’s name printed on it for free! The pillowcase is made from cotton canvas with an invisible zipper, and a down-alternative insert is included with your purchase. It would make a sweet gift for someone who just moved into their first home or a child who loves bright colors.
5. A coloring book for adults
Many of Minted’s products are designed by talented independent artists, and to celebrate all the creators, Minted put together its very own coloring book! The book is filled with 58 pages of one-of-a-kind illustrations, many of which are decorated with gold foil for added flair. The book comes with a dozen colored pencils for your giftee to use, and the pages are perforated so they can easily put their artwork on display.
6. A custom portrait of their pet
Your favorite pet parent will absolutely swoon over these custom silhouette portraits! All you have to do is upload a side-profile photograph of their furry friend, and a designer will transform it into a work of art. You can choose from a variety of print sizes, as well as various silhouette colors and frame options, and of course, no portrait is complete without the name of its subject printed underneath.
7. A heart-shaped collage of meaningful photos
How sweet is this photo collage? The Heart Snapshot Mix uses 30 images of your choosing to form a beautiful heart, and you can choose from a variety of print sizes and frames to bring your creation to life. We think it would make a lovely gift for proud grandparents, your closest friends, or anyone else who loves photo memories.
8. An adorable photo pillow with a sweet message
The most important people in your child’s life will love receiving this precious pillow, which is personalized with a photo of your child! The pillow features a whimsical illustration of a moon, stars, and clouds, and it reads, “You are loved to the moon and back.” The pillow measures 20-by-20-inches, and it comes with a down-alternative insert, so it’s ready to display right out of the box.
9. A bold notebook for women
Here’s the perfect gift for the proud feminist in your life. This colorful notebook has “Feminist Agenda” printed on its cover, and you can choose from a variety of pretty color schemes. That’s not all, though! The notebook can be personalized with your recipient’s name, and for an added fee, you can have it made as an address book, monthly planner, or weekly planner!
10. A dopp kit that comes in lots of different patterns
“Dopp kit” is just a fancy word for a toiletry bag—I will admit that it sounds nicer—and if you’re shopping for someone who’s always on the go, they’ll love this pretty personalized product. The cotton bag has leather accents, as well as a water-repellant lining, and you can have it personalized with your recipient’s name for free. Plus, if this geometric print isn’t their style, Minted has a variety of other prints to choose from.
11. A personalized hanging calendar
This custom hanging calendar would look great on display in your giftee’s office. The one-sheet calendar features the year in bold letters on top, as well as a photo of your choosing. It’s displayed in a reusable magnetic wooden bar, and it features the first six months of the year on one side and the latter six on the other. Plus, the calendars are quite affordable, so you can easily gift them to several family members.
12. A pretty apron with a name tag for the chef
Every cook needs a personalized apron, and this one is both stylish and functional. It’s made from durable cotton with a minimalistic triangle print, and you can have it personalized with a foil-pressed leather tag. The neck strap is adjustable via its copper buckle, and the whole thing can be machine washed for easy maintenance—key for any kitchen apron!
13. A custom portrait of their home—or another meaningful building
Minted offers these pretty custom house portraits where a photograph is rendered into a drawing, and it would make a wonderful gift for family members who have fond memories of their childhood home or other important location. The prints come in a variety of sizes and colors, and you can purchase them with or without a frame.
14. A shiny foil print of their favorite saying
Does your recipient have a favorite quote, phrase, or meaningful saying? You can have their mantra turned into a work of art with metallic foil-pressed accents. You can choose from gold, silver, or rose gold foil, and the quote will be displayed on a beautiful navy paper and framed with the wood of your choice, creating a beautiful piece of art to hang on their wall.
15. A set of two handy pouches
Every woman needs a clutch where they can store makeup, pens, and other essentials to toss into a larger tote bag, and these Catch-All Pouches are the perfect personalized option. They come in a set of two—one is 7.75-inches wide and the other is 11-inches—and they’re made from durable cotton with leather accents that you can have personalized with their name.
16. A fun journal for creative kids
If you’re shopping for a child who has a huge imagination, this Thoughts & Stuff Notebook will surely come in handy for them. The notebook has a doodle-inspired cover that comes in several colors, and you can have their name included in the bottom corner. The journal has 80 pages, and you can choose between lined, blank, or grid pages.
17. A personalized kids’ chair
How cool is this personalized chair? Kids will love being able to hang out in the comfy bean bag-style seat, which is covered in a heavy-duty cotton material. The triangle shape is perfect for reading, playing video games, or just lounging around, and you can have their name incorporated into the design for no extra cost.
18. An adorable canvas backpack
This bright, cheery backpack is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The canvas bag has a vibrant lemon print (though, there are other patterns available too), and it’s edged with genuine leather trim. It has adjustable straps and a copper snap closure, and it would make a great present for school-aged kids, college students, or even on-the-go adults.
19. A super chic weekend bag
Anyone who regularly jets off on weekend excursions will appreciate this handy tote bag. The oversized form is ideal for packing a few days worth of clothing, and its chic exterior features a bold floral print and sleek leather accents. Plus, as with so many of Minted’s offerings, you can have your recipient’s name included on a leather tag, making the present feel that much more personal.
20. When in doubt… a gift card!
Not sure what your giftee would like? For the person who has everything—or just has discerning tastes—you can give them the gift of choice with a Minted Gift Card. These online gift cards come in a wide range of increments, from $25 to $1,000, and you can even purchase it ahead of time and Minted will deliver it on a specified date. How’s that for convenience?
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