{ 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


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  1. December 10, 2017 / 12:33 am

    I absolutely love giving and receiving personalised gift ideas it was a gift idea I gave in one of my guides also.

  2. Steve Walters
    December 8, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I like the idea of buying custom phone cases from Wrappz for my wife or family members this holiday season. They would love them.

  3. kim@hungryhealthygirl
    December 8, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    These are such great ideas for Christmas! Personalized gift are so special too.

  4. Stephanie
    December 7, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    I love the idea of wrappz, such a great idea

  5. December 7, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    So much choice for personalisation these days, it’s amazing. I think Wrappz’s custom aprons are great

  6. Savannah Pham
    December 7, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Personalized gifts takes everything to a new level, i love it! I haven’t personally used these but I will be looking into it since the holidays are approaching.

  7. Khushboo Wase
    December 7, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I love Personalized gifts.. I have heard of snapfish before but didn’t try yet..

  8. Maro Akamatra
    December 7, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I love Contrado too. I got my diary and my personalized the shirt from them. Will make great gifts.

  9. December 6, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Personalized gifts are always nice to receive, but are also really fun to gift. I’ve heard of Snapfish before, I need to look into them more.

  10. Ingrid Rizzolo
    December 6, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I like Canvas. I use this app. to organize my photos for my blog. Miranda, you just sparked an idea in my head may I will give nice personalized photos for Christmas this year.

  11. December 6, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    I like the sound of this brand. Will check the gifts out.

  12. TColeman
    December 6, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I love giving personalized gifts. These are some really great ideas.

  13. December 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Ah I’ve seen Bags of Love before and their things look lovely. Great ideas thanks.

  14. Zena's Suitcase
    December 6, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I think that personalised gifts can really say you made the effort. I think I will be taking a look at Bags of Love for some inspiration

  15. Jessica Taylor
    December 6, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Personalized gifts are the best! I love getting custom items!

  16. Kara
    December 6, 2017 / 10:14 am

    I do love a personalised gift and have bought from bags of love several times

  17. December 6, 2017 / 3:44 am

    You introduced some great ideas here! I’m interested in the canvas prints. I’ll do some research and possibly use this one for a few people.

  18. Claudia Krusch
    December 6, 2017 / 2:57 am

    I love to give a personalized gift when I can. These are all great gift ideas. I will have to add a few of these to my shopping list.

  19. Blair Villanueva
    December 6, 2017 / 2:54 am

    This is the first time i learned about Snapfish. Sounds fun to use! Will use it for my personalized gifts.

  20. Laura Dove
    December 5, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I love a personalised gift! I used snapfish every year for photo calendars, they are fab!

  21. December 5, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I’ve always liked personalized gifts! Snapfish has so many great options. I got my Christmas cards from them this year.

  22. sam
    December 5, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Personalized gifts always make a gift perfect! Atleast I think so! Where I come from, everyone loves a monogram!

  23. Newcastle Family Life
    December 5, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love personalised gifts, they are always that little bit more special x

  24. Helen Jacob-Lloyd
    December 5, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I’ve ordered a personalised calendar for my Dad from Snapfish and I can’t wait for it to arrive. Personalised gift are the best 🙂

  25. Heidi Schilling Fowler
    December 5, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Personalized gifts are so fun. I always loved the personalized calendars my sister-in-law created every year when I was younger.

  26. Heather @ Kraus House Mom
    December 5, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    I make calendars for the grandparents every year. They look forward to it each time.

  27. December 5, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Some great ideas. I have always been a huge fan of doing things with my photos for gift ideas

  28. Clairejustineo
    December 5, 2017 / 11:02 am

    I love these personalised coasters, what a great idea 🙂

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