{ Christmas 2017 #giftideas} Personalised Gifts 

Christmas 2017 gift ideas is a new Christmas edition on A July Dreamer helping you prepare for festive season. With only a couple of weeks left before Christmas we decided to share the best gift ideas. This week we thought we help you with personalised gifts and what kind you can go for. To ensure you don’t suffer the same mistakes as the previous years, here is what we were thinking.

The beauty about personalised gifts is that they are tailored to whomever you are gifting. Personalised gifts tend to be gifts which we put much thought into than other gifts. What I love it that they don’t have to be boring or overly practical. They can be fun and be something the receiver would love in the long run.

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{ Christmas 2017 #giftideas} Personalised Gifts 

Over the last couple of years I have been introduced to so many companies that specialise in personalised gifts. I am yet to come across a company I have not loved, personalization of gifts is a personal thing. However you choose your personalised gifts, it is you taking time to think about the receiver.

Therefore each personalised gift will be unique to the receiver. Here are some of the companies that offer personalised gifts;

*Canvas Champ

A leading canvas prints including Personalised Photo Canvas Prints, Metal & Framed prints retailer and distributor in United Kingdom. With more than 21000 customers’ positive ratings & reviews of their products and services. When the opportunity arose to collaborate with Canvas Champ I knew I had to take it.

I am spoilt for choice in terms of personalizing the gifts for my family. If you’re looking for affordable quality canvas prints, Canvas Champ is for you.


A leading online photo service with more than 90 million members and one billion unique photos stored online.I first used their service in 2014 when I had a couple of personalised gifts made for my family. My favourite of the items has to be the photo calendar I made which my family cherishes even today.

If you’re looking for a company that knows something about personalizing photos, Snapfish got you covered. Get those amazing family pictures printed for your loved ones to hold for a long time.

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Contrado means to Assemble and deliver and I must say they definitely do deliver. This imaging company has been around since 2003 specializing in making quality custom products on demand. We have an opportunity to collaborate with the brand last month where we designed a fabric of our choice.

One thing we must commend them on is the quality of the fabric we received. As well as how fast and efficient the ordering as well as delivery service was. Contrado makes an incredible present because you’re not limited to fabric only but homeware and custom clothing.


A UK company specializing in personalizing your gadgets from smart phones to everything you desire. One of my best personalised present I gave myself was a personalised phone case with my nephew’s picture. To this day it is one of my favourite and my phone loves me for it. I am a sucker for personalised gadgets and often my tablet and phones have personalised covers. If you who would love that or want to have something to carry on you, personalize you gadget.

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*Bags of love

Part of the Contrado imaging company and specialise in creating unique items from your designs and photos. Started in a home in 2003 with a factory in west London making handcrafted items on demand. This company like Contrado are excellent for the creatives in your life can love to create everything themselves. We were fortunate to collaborate with them and created some incredible items I am gifting my family.

When it comes to gifting family personalised gifts, it is important to know who loves what. For my parents and grandma I always go for personalizing photos on calendars or mugs. Whereas my siblings would much prefer coasters or personalized covers for their gadgets. Though my sister loves personalizing fabrics herself so it’s much easier to give her a gift card. A gift card for one of the aforementioned brands so she can do the personalization herself.

*Collaborating brands