20+ Unique Birthday Gift Ideas

Celebrate someone you love with personalized birthday gifts from Shutterfly. With our vast selection of gift ideas, you can personalize something special for everyone on your list. Our list of ideas ranges from custom coffee mugs and cutting boards to photo books and jigsaw puzzles that you can customize to feature your recipient’s favorite photos. Look through this list to find the right one for your family member, significant other, or close friends.

Birthday Gifts for Her

custom cutting board

Shop for the incredible women in your life with Shutterfly’s collection of birthday gifts for her. Whether you’re shopping for a mom birthday gift or something for your girlfriend, we offer a variety of unique items that you can customize just for her. From personalized jewelry to one-of-a-kind home decor, you’ll find the perfect custom birthday gift for her when you shop with Shutterfly.

1. Cutting Board

Design a personalized cutting board to add a little style to her kitchen space. Customize the design with her monogram, family name, or a favorite quote to make it her own. This is a great birthday gift for moms and grandmas whose love language is cooking.

2. Personalized Bracelet

The perfect gift for women that you love is a piece of jewelry designed just for her. Make a custom bracelet as a birthday gift for your girlfriend or sister to add a personal touch to her jewelry collection. You can incorporate her initial or a favorite photo into the design to make it even more special.

3. Photo Coaster

The best gifts are the ones that she can use often. To celebrate her special day, design her a set of custom coasters that are not only practical, but add personality and style to her home decor.

4. Throw Pillow

When you’re celebrating a loved one’s birthday, consider a custom throw pillow that will add a feeling of love to their living space. A photo pillow is a thoughtful birthday present for any woman who loves to reminisce on her favorite memories and display them around the house.

Birthday Gifts for Him

When it comes to finding the perfect birthday gift for men, you’ll want to choose something is that both thoughtful and practical. Whether he’s a guy on the go or a man that enjoys a cold beer after work, we have unique items that he can use everyday that doubles as meaningful keepsakes. With Shutterfly, you customize one-of-a-kind birthday gifts for him — your boyfriend, dad, brother, grandpa, or any of the other incredible men in your life.

5. Travel Mug

Great for his commute, a custom travel tumbler featuring his monogram or a favorite photo is a great birthday gift idea for him. This is the perfect options for a new dad who needs his caffeine nearby or your boyfriend who is always on the go.

6. Photo Puzzle

One of the most unique personalized birthday gift ideas, a jigsaw puzzle made with his photos will stand out from the rest. He’ll watch his favorite memories come together piece by piece putting this together at a family game night or at-home date night.

7. Personalized Blanket

Help keep the special man in your life warm and cozy with a custom blanket available in a range of comfy materials. Designing a photo blanket adorned with some of his most cherished memories is the perfect way to say happy birthday.

8. Custom Beer Glasses

A great gift for your dad, grandpa, husband, brother, or boyfriend — a customized beer glass will have a special place in his drinkware collection. Incorporate a picture or etch his name, a funny phrase, or a quote he loves into a pint glass or pilsner glass he’ll treasure for years to come.

Birthday Gifts for Kids

personalized story book and board book

When you’re searching for the perfect birthday gift for kids, look no further than Shutterfly’s collection of personalized books, games, and one-of-a-kind school supplies. If you’re shopping for a family member or helping your kid pick out a birthday present for a friend, you’ll find a great selection of unique items you can design just for them.

9. Personalized Books

Perfect for the littlest ones in your life, you can put them right into the story with a board book or personalized story book. Custom board books help them identify everything from family members to their emotions, while story books lets you take their name and photo to turn them into the star of their own adventure.

10. Interactive Games

Enhance their playtime with imaginative games that make learning fun. With memory games, photo puzzles, and card games, they can have fun with the whole family while seeing their favorite photos come to life.

11. Unique School Supplies

Help jazz up their school supplies with personalized items that express their personality. From keychains and water bottles to notebooks, mouse pads, and more — they’ll love these personalized birthday gift ideas that showcase their unique style.

21st Birthday Gift Ideas

personalized barware like wine glasses and can coolers

Get the party started by celebrating a 21st birthday in style. We have glassware for every drink of choice — whether they’re a wine lover, enjoy a glass of beer, or are celebrating with a shot. Customize these birthday gift ideas that are perfect for partying it up on their special day.

12. Stemless Wine Glasses

If they enjoy red, white, or rosé, design them personalized wine glasses to celebrate their birthday. Add a photo, their monogram, or a favorite quote so their special glass will stand out among the rest.

13. Beer Glasses

There’s nothing better than drinking a cold beer from your favorite glass. The birthday boy or girl will love sipping their favorite brew from a pint glass designed with custom text or pictures of their favorite memories. This unique birthday gift is super practical and can be used not only for beer, but other beverages as well.

14. Shot Glasses

Whether they prefer vodka, tequila, or whiskey — they’ll have a blast throwing back their drink of choice from a personalized shot glass. With fun phrases and room for photos, they’ll bring out their new favorite shot glass at every celebration.

15. Custom Koozies

Keep their drinks cold with custom can koozies decorated with their favorite snapshots. Great for beers and seltzers, this is the perfect birthday gift to bring to a park day or tailgate.

Birthday Gifts for Best Friends

cotton tote bag on a bench

Treat the special people in your life with personalized items that show how much you care. Our selection of birthday gifts for best friends is a great way to thank them for being who they are.

16. Tote Bag

A custom tote bag is the perfect birthday gift idea for your bestie who is always on the go. Design a tote with a quote she lives by or a picture she loves that she can use daily to carry all her essentials.

17. Custom Jewelry

We offer a range of personalized jewelry pieces you can design for your closest friends — like lockets, name necklaces, charm bracelets, and more. You can even design yourself one that matches theirs to make this gift even more special.

18. Keepsake Box

Perfect for storing all of their most cherished mementos, a keepsake box is a gift they’ll proudly put on display in their bedroom.

19. Photo Candle

Whether it’s their 16th birthday or their 40th, a custom candle is a thoughtful way to bring joy and comfort to their home. A scented candle offers a relaxing aroma and with our personalization tools, it’s a great way they can put their most memorable moments on display.

Milestone Birthday Gift Ideas

Photo book with family pictures.

Every birthday is worth celebrating, but those milestone birthdays are an extra special day for your loved ones. Whether they’re celebrating their 40th birthday or their 60th, they deserve something special to commemorate the occasion.

20. Photo Book

Design a tribute custom photo book filled with pictures of their biggest milestone moments. From their graduation day to their wedding day, there are so many special memories to include in a photo album celebrating this wonderous occasion.

21. Wall Art

Highlight some of their favorite photos on a piece of custom wall art. We have a range of styles — canvas prints, metal prints, and more. Create a collage of pictures from throughout their life or dedicate it to just one moment in time they can reminisce on,

22. Picture Frame

Perfect for displaying on their desk at the office or bedside table at home, a photo frame featuring a picture of the two of you is a classic birthday gift idea for friends, family members, or loved ones.

23. Coffee Mug

Brighten up their mornings with a photo coffee mug they’ll get tons of use out of. Customize it to showcase pictures of their loved ones, travel adventures, and milestone moments.

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