Small Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Life

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the best way to truly express your love and gratitude. Whether you’re sending a simple thank you card to a friend and want to include a gift, you’re looking for that perfect gift for Mom for her birthday, or you’re searching for birthday gift ideas, these customizable gift ideas cover all your bases. Explore unique options that cater to everyone’s taste, from crafty and creative to sophisticated and chic. These simple presents also make fantastic Christmas gift ideas, showing off the time and thought you put into personalizing each item.

Whether you’re a DIY expert or prefer to keep things simple, peruse this versatile list of small gift ideas to find the perfect present for any housewarming, holiday season, wedding, birthday, or anniversary in your life.

Custom Mug

A collection of custom mugs designed with photosAdd a little excitement to every cup of morning coffee by personalizing your favorite person’s coffee mug with favorite photos of each other. Turn up the fun with color changing photo mugs that will wow your recipient.

Cutting Board

Monogrammed wooden cutting board on counter.Perfect for the home chef or generous host, add a stylish monogram to a finished block of wood to create this small cutting and serving board.

Wall Art

You can showcase your favorite memories while hanging a unique wall art piece that can also double as a special keepsake. Whether you design canvas prints, wood wall art, photo tiles, or something else — they’ll make a great addition to your loved one’s home decor.

Customized Luggage Tags

travel tags with name and information What does the avid traveler really want? They would like any gift that makes their trip a little easier. These custom luggage tags are the perfect small gift idea and even include special notes for safety and care in case of emergencies.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Selection of personalized Christmas ornaments with photos hanging A great gift idea for friends and family members is a personalized Christmas ornament. Upload a favorite photo of theirs to create a holiday decoration that doubles as a special keepsake they can use for years to come.


stationery at desk Perfect for someone who loves to take notes or doodle, our selection of custom notepads is the perfect small gift. Whether it’s a teacher appreciation gift at the end of the school year or a stocking stuffer for the holidays, notepads make the best personalized gifts for everyone in your life.

Custom Socks

Roll a pair of socks into a small box for a present that will warm the hearts of your loved ones. Choose fun, colorful designs with stripes, polka dots, or pictures of their pet for your recipient to show off. Custom socks make fun gifts for anyone in your life and they’ll be sure to receive plenty of compliments on them wherever they go.

Removable Stickers

Allow your recipient to give their favorite things a little more personality with personalized removable and repositionable stickers. They can stick the picture right onto their phone or dress up their bedroom. Make a friend’s workspace more fun by gifting them with removeable stickers they can use for sticking inspirational quotes to their laptop or water bottle.

Can Coolers

Perfect for camping, tailgating, or backyard BBQs, custom koozies a great gift idea for the men in your life. Add their monogram or favorite movie quote to make custom can coolers that will make them smile with each use.

Tote Bags

Personalized totes are an environmentally-friendly way for your recipient to get their groceries — but they have many more uses besides shopping! Upload a favorite photo of theirs or add their monogram to make this small gift uniquely theirs.

Photo Coaster

a coaster with a baby on it Seal a family photo into this mini, multi-use tray and coaster for a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift idea. Display a collection of beloved family photos in a set of coasters. Gift to mom and dad with a gift set of glasses or stemware.

Accent Throw Pillows

Add some comfort to the special someone in your life with custom pillows. Our selection of throw pillows allow you to upload your own photos or feature designs from independent artists that’ll make your gifts completely unique.

Photo Tiles

Gallery of six canvas prints featuring a couple with their two dogs on a nature excursionMake a memorable picture even more special by having that picture printed on a personalized photo tile that will make great wall art and home decor decoration. Photo tiles are easily customizable and easy to install with no tools needed.

Personalized Tea Towel

bread wrapped in a tea towel Every kitchen needs an all-purpose tea towel. Add a family photo or monogram as a personalized gift for mom or festive Christmas gift idea.

Personalized Candle

featured image for custom candle with personalized text and pictures This little customizable present makes a memorable thank you gift for a bridesmaid or teacher. A personalized candle is the perfect gift that will go well with any home decor.

Deck of Cards

personalized cards with initials and a date Want to bring back the tradition of family card games? Gift mom or dad with a card deck decorated with monogrammed letters, family memories of the kids or your past trips and put a smile on their face.

Photo Calendar

Lovely on a nightstand or desk, greet mom every month with a new family photo she can cherish with the passing of the year. These easel calendars don’t take up a whole wall and are decorated with cute designs to complement your photos.

Wine Glasses

Looking for gifts for wine lovers? Whether they love pinot noir or chardonnay, a custom stemless wine glass will make their favorite beverage even richer. Choose a phrase that will inspire them or add a favorite photo of theirs to make a thoughtful gift they’ll never forget.


keychain with photos of kids and leaves on it Deck out your friend’s keys with a personalized keychain that suits their style. With Shutterfly, you can easily create customized keychains to match the unique personality of your family and friends. Photo keychains make it easy for your recipient to keep track of their keys while showing off photos of their favorite people, places, and things. Perfect as Christmas gifts or birthday gifts, custom keychains will make your recipient smile as soon as they open this unique keepsake.

Cloth Napkins

cloth napkinPerfect for your friend that loves to host, cloth dinner napkins are a perfect addition they can add to their dining table because of the amazing color they bring along with their functionality. Our uniquely designed cloth napkins are perfect for daily use and add a touch to a more formal place setting. These are great housewarming gifts are perfect for every personality — whether they are extra festive or prefer more a minimalist home decor style.

Photo Magnets

Custom photo magnets on a refrigeratorA personalized photo magnet is a great way for your friend or family member to highlight their favorite photos in their home. These small custom gifts are an easy way for your recipient to add a personal touch to their refrigerator, filing cabinets, or dishwasher.

Phone Case

monogrammed phone case sits on desk Phone cases are a gift that travels everywhere you go. Add a pattern or photo fit to their style and a monogram to make it theirs.

Personalized Charms

These tiny personalized accent bracelets can make a huge impact. Choose each charm fit for your loved one’s distinct personality and style.


Spruce up mom’s desk at Christmas or for her upcoming birthday by preserving a heartfelt photo in an elegant glass paperweight.

Personalized Flask

three different colored flasks with engravings Keep every party going with your closest groups of pals by gifting these matching, personalized flasks. Add the date of a special event for an extra touch.

Personalized Photo Books

Featured image of a custom photo book showcasing family snapshots displayed alongside a tea towel and ceramic mugPhoto books are a great way to relive your past through pictures. Creating personalized photo books gives you an opportunity to catch a glimpse of all the memories that you’ve had and even catch the little details that you forgot about.


necklace hangs on neck Simple and classic, show your love for a teen or favorite lady in your life with a personalized necklace, great for all ages and occasions. Add an extra special photo or their birthstone to make it completely their own.

Wrapping Up

Even the smallest present can mean a lot. Take the time to personalize your small gift ideas and watch your loved one’s face light up. Go the extra mile and include a handwritten note on unique stationery with the gift. And make sure to check out our gift finder to pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list.