Best New Year Gifts for Loved Ones

Start the year off with a gift that shows your loved ones how excited you are to make more memories together.

The New Year is a beautiful time to show someone gratitude for all they’ve done over the past year. A New Year’s gift also expresses that you’re looking forward to the year ahead together. Whether you’re in the market for New Year gift ideas for your significant other or best friend, you can find a personalized gift that will bring a smile to their face. The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to cherish old memories as you prepare to make new memories. This New Year, start it off right and give your friends and family beautiful personalized gifts from Shutterfly. Everything you need to help your loved ones have the best year yet is only a click away.

From custom jewelry and calendars to instant photo books and personalized wall art, browse the Happy New Year’s gift ideas below. Whether you present the gift on New Year’s day or in the first few weeks of the year, it’s the thought and love that counts.

Photo books to start the year with different layouts and sizes

Year in Review Photo Book

Create a beautiful year in review photo book for someone special—whether it’s your mom, best friend, or partner. Highlight all the wonderful moments from the past year, such as local adventures, holiday parties, and quiet nights in.

mom holding up blanket

Photo Blanket

Give your loved one a fun way to warm up this winter season. From Sherpa fleece blankets to woven photo blankets, you can customize the best gift for snuggling up. Whether they’re sitting by the fire, watching a movie, or reading a book, they’ll be extra warm and thankful.

Puzzle being put together.

Photo Puzzle

Cozy winter nights are the perfect time for board games and puzzles. Find a beautiful photo from the past year to make a puzzle that’s extra special. Whether you opt for a beach landscape or family photo, your loved one will enjoy reminiscing as they put the pieces together.

Photo Calendar

Brighten the whole new year with a custom photo calendar filled with favorite places and people. As a New Year’s gift, a calendar is something your loved one will appreciate seeing each day. From wall calendars to desk calendars, there are options for every space and style. 

Monthly Planner

Help the New Year be as smooth and as stress-free as possible for your loved one. Design a monthly planner where they can keep track of events, activities, and to-dos. Personalize the planner with a photo, so whenever they grab their book, they’ll think of the happy moments that come along with a busy schedule.

Custom Playing Cards

Looking for New Year’s gift ideas that’ll be enjoyed over and over? Opt for a custom set of playing cards. Add one or more photos to the back of the deck for a personalized gift they’ll love pulling out for years to come. 

Home bar.

Personalized Barware

Looking for New Year’s Gift ideas that can be enjoyed immediately? Add your loved one’s name or photo to a beer stein, wine glass, or shot glass. With their custom barware, they can celebrate the year ahead… starting now.

Personalized Candle

With cooler temps around the New Year, lighting a candle indoors is a beautiful way to relax and feel cozy. Design your loved one a custom photo candle with a scent like fireside spice. Include a favorite photo from the past year for one of our favorite happy New Year gift ideas. 

Mugs and travel mugs with different sizes and varieties

Travel Mug

Design the outside of a travel mug with photos from the past year. Whether your loved one is a tea, coffee, or hot cocoa lover, they’ll enjoy reaching for their mug as they head out the door. From acrylic tumblers to stainless steel travel mugs, create a personalized gift that’s also practical.  

Personalized notebook with different styles and variety

Personalized Notebook

In the New Year, there will be plenty to organize and remember. From shopping lists to writing down memories, custom notebooks are a beautiful way to start the New Year. Choose a notebook design that matches your loved one’s style, whether that’s a solid cover with a photo or a notepad with stunning florals. 

Kitchen Mat

Whether you’re looking for New Year gifts ideas for him or her, a kitchen mat is both practical and personal. An anti-fatigue mat provides cushion and support while doing dishes, chopping vegetables, or baking cookies. Liven up your loved one’s kitchen with a custom kitchen mat complete with a photo and fun phrase. 

Custom Coasters

Fill their dining room, living room or den with a little extra love. Design personalized coasters with cheerful snapshots or fun photos from the past year. Whether you choose a goofy theme or one with special moments, the coasters will be cherished for many years ahead.

Custom Jewelry

If you’re in the market for New Year gift ideas for her, consider personalized jewelry. With a  custom bracelet or necklace, she’ll be constantly reminded of your love. Choose your color, size and design, then embed a photo of the two of you together or one of the grandkids. It’ll be a gift she’ll treasure forever. 

Gallery wall in office.

Custom Wall Art

The best New Year’s gift ideas are ones that will last. When you design custom wall art from a favorite photo, you create something that’ll be cherished for many years to come. Choose from our collection of canvas prints or framed art to create a piece that will bring love to a living room, office or kitchen. 

Cutting Board

Looking for New Year’s gift ideas for her kitchen? Consider a custom cutting board with your last name or favorite phrase. The beautiful wood design can double as kitchen decor. 

bottles of beer and growler

Bottle Opener

Crack the New Year open with a special touch. Design a custom bottle opener for all the celebrations and cheers of the coming year. Pair it with a beer stein for a festive duo.

Instant Book

Want to create a beautiful photo book in a matter of minutes? With our new Instant books, info from your photos like dates and locations helps to auto-fill the pages. All you have to do is choose a few favorites from the past year, such as snapshots of outside adventures and holidays spent together. 

Photo Magnets

Looking for happy New Year’s gift ideas for her that are practical? Design custom photo magnets to display everything from birthday cards to save the dates. You can even design a photo calendar magnet to help with planning.

New Year’s Gift Ideas Wrap-Up

Even a small gesture goes a long way in starting someone’s year off right. By designing a personalized gift like a photo book or canvas print, you let your loved one know how much they mean to you. You’re also expressing how excited you are for the year ahead, which is the most important gift of all. 

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