The Best Gifts for the Holidays

As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to get everyone on your shopping list covered with the best gifts possible. Instead of waiting in lines at the mall or spending countless hours surfing the web, consider getting them one-of-a-kind custom gifts for the holidays from Shutterfly. Our wide range of unique gifts will offer everyone from parents, kids, pets, teachers, and tech lovers thoughtful and memorable present and won’t break the bank. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, or gifting someone a Secret Santa present, you’ll be able to create thoughtful, personalized gifts with Shutterfly. We’ve created the ultimate holiday gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for everyone in your life.

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Meaningful Christmas Gifts for Mom

Moms are hard-working individuals, and showing your appreciation for them can be difficult. They’ve been there since day one, and they will always be there for you through thick and thin. Spoil your mom this holiday season with a memorable gift to show your mom how much you care about her. Browse our incredible list of gifts for Mom that will surely give her a heartwarming feeling this holiday season.

Jewelry and Keepsake Boxes

This year, design Mom personalized jewelry she’ll be excited to wear every day. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, bangles, and an assortment of charms to create a keepsake your mom will love. Add names, birthstones, a special message, or a memorable picture that will make her smile. She will be able to keep this holiday gift on her at all times, reminding her of the amazing timeless sentiment. It can also be a future heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation. Include a custom keepsake box to keep the jewelry and other special trinkets safe together in one place.  

Cotton Tote Bags 

Make your mom a new personalized cotton tote bag for her to bring around while she’s on her shopping trips or during her casual outings. These bags can be customized with her favorite pictures and text to make any bag more classy or casual. Tote bags are versatile, durable, trendy, eco-friendly, and make the perfect holiday gift for moms.

Personalized Drinkware

Staying hydrated is important, so remind your mom to keep hydrated with new personalized drinkware. Whether your mom loves her morning coffee in a custom photo mug, her afternoon tea in a stainless steel tumbler, or her nightly pick-me-up in a stemless wine glass, the drinkware options are endless.

Personalized drinkware travel tumblers as holiday gifts

Useful Gifts for Dad

Show your dad he’s your number #1 dad with holiday gifts he will appreciate for years to come. Give a gift that will make your dad smile each time he uses it. These unique gifts will always remind him of how thought and care you put into his holiday gift. 

Business Card Holders

Make your dad a well-presented businessman with a personalized business card holder. Being well represented and keeping business cards well preserved gives a good impression on people and potential customers and makes your dad look professional. Gift your dad a business cardholder that allows him to have convenient access to business cards at a moment’s notice.

Personalized Bottle Openers and Can Coolers

The holidays are a huge time for parties, and make sure your dad is well prepared with bottle openers and can coolers. Bottle openers are great gifts for dads because they’re both personal and practical for everyday use. Personalized can coolers are a great way to keep your dad’s drink chilled and fingers warm while drinking his beverage.

Custom Calendars

Dress up your dad’s office or desk with a personalized calendar. These calendars are fully customizable and allow you to put any pictures that will make your dad smile. Include important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries so your dad will never forget an important date. He’ll love seeing all of his favorite memories in a photo calendar that he can flip through each month.

Custom calendars for holiday gifts

 

Unique Gifts for Kids and Teens

Giving gifts for kids and teens can be challenging, but don’t worry, Shutterfly has some amazing holiday gift options for all ages. These teen and kids gifts can be personalized and let them know that you put extra thought into their presents this year. From room décor and school supplies to dress-up items and toys, there are plenty of gifts for kids and teens to choose from. With Shutterfly, you can make the best gifts for the holidays that suit their personality. Whether they love space, dinosaurs, princesses, or unicorns, you can personalize each item to create something they love.

Personalized Backpacks with Personalized School Supplies

Have your kid show off their style and make a statement with a new custom backpack. These backpacks offer a variety of stylish and versatile options your kids can choose from, and they will stand the test of time. In addition, include some personalized notebookspencil cases, and binders to show off their school finesse. Your kids will love unwrapping custom school gear that shows off their unique personalities.

Customized backpacks with different name and styles

Bean Bags, Night Lights, and Stepstools 

Let your teen’s kick up their feet and relax on the fully customizable bean bag. Bean bags will adjust to the body and can reduce tension and stress. Keep the night safe for your child with a unique custom night light, which can include lyrics of a lullaby, artwork, or a photo. Allow your children to rise to any occasion with a personalized single-step wood stool that will look great as bedroom or nursery décor

Art Kits and Custom Pencils 

Let your children explore their artistic side with a personalized art kit filled with markers, crayons, colored pencils, watercolor paints, and more. These cases are fully portable and equipped with a wooden handle and metal hinges — and you can even customize it to feature their name and a favorite photo. After using all the supplies, the case can also help store keepsake artwork. Include custom pencils in their art kits and add a sentiment, icon, or nickname to make them one-of-a-kind.

Best Family Gifts

Give a holiday gift that all members of the family will be able to enjoy. From photo puzzles to cozy blankets and pillows, these personalized family gift ideas will allow family members to spend more time together, creating a stronger bond. The use of family gifts allows everyone to appreciate each other’s company. Let your family members know how much you were thinking of them this holiday season with these unique best gift ideas they will cherish for years to come.

Custom Puzzles

Puzzles are an excellent way to get families away from a TV screen or a computer screen and work on putting together a piece of artwork. Custom photo puzzles allow families to overcome obstacles together and can help build a tolerance to a sometimes frustrating build. These are good habits to learn and keep when dealing with different members of a family. Design your puzzle with one photo or more than four, then choose a color and a theme that goes along with it. These fun and entertaining holiday gifts are great for the whole family to do together, not just one time, but time and time again.

Personalized Ornaments

Add a special sentiment to the Christmas tree with a personalized ornament. Personalized Christmas ornaments allow you to have memories treasured for years and years to come. They even serve as precious family heirloom pieces that can be passed down to future generations. 

Blankets and Pillows 

As the seasons start to change and the weather gets chillier, gift a cozy custom blanket to your loved ones. Include their favorite pictures, quotes, and names to create your one of a kind blanket. From different materials and sizes to choose from, these are perfect for any time you want to curl up on the couch or snuggle up in bed. Don’t forget to include a personalized pillow to complement any cozy space. With different design surfaces and colors, these pillows will be admired by everyone.

Personalized Candles 

Set the mood with a one-of-a-kind personalized candle. Light up your newest favorite candle that shows your favorite photo from within. Instead of your standard candle your family members can pick up anywhere, make your loved ones a custom candle with photos of special memories that doubles as unique home décor. These candles are made with an all-natural soy blend and essential oils with four amazing fragrances to choose from. These candles already come in a gift-ready box so there’s one less thing to gift wrap. 

Personalized fleece blanket with custom photo pillows on a couch

Coasters

Photo coasters are a unique and stylish way to display your favorite memories. These are a great and creative way to remember different highlights by creating different sets of coasters. Each pack of custom coasters comes in a set of 4, and different photos can be put on each one to make a fun and unique holiday gift your family members will adore. 

Fun Pet Gift Ideas

This holiday season, you can’t overlook your furry family members. This year get your four-legged friends ready for the holiday season with personalized swag just for them. Your pets will know how much you love them with all the new things you got for them as holiday gifts. To make your pet feel special this year, create one of these unique gift ideas that will be sure to get their tails wagging.

Personalized Pet Bandanas, Pet Tags, and Pet Collars

Create a new fashion statement for your pet with a personalized dog bandana. These will impress everyone with how cute your furry friends look while wagging their tails. Never fear losing your pet with a custom pet tag. These pet tags will keep them safe and adds a little extra fashion statement to their style. Complete the fashion statement with a personalized pet collar that attaches to their new pet tags.

Personalized pet bowls with name and customi pet bandana

Personalized Pet Bowl and Placemats 

Your pet will love mealtime even more with their new personalized pet bowl. Include their name, photos, and other playful designs to make it truly one of a kind. Mealtime isn’t complete without a playful pet placemat that keeps food and spills off the floor. 

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

It’s always a nice gesture to give teachers gifts after a long year. Show them how grateful they mean to you and your child with a little something special for the holidays. These moments will make the teachers feel appreciated and will keep them going for the rest of the year. Move beyond traditional teacher gifts like apples and baked goods and customize something useful and long-lasting that they can appreciate day after day. No matter what you end up going with, your thoughtful gift will bring a smile to your favorite teacher’s face.

Personalized Story Books

Create a personalized story book that teachers will cherish for the rest of their lives. It will remind teachers of the memorable times they had with your child, and they can also read the storybook in their classrooms for years and years to come. 

Monthly Planners 

Custom planners will help every teacher stay on top of their notes and assignments. Plus, they help increase productivity and scheduling so teachers can adequately allocate their valuable time. These monthly planners are not only practical but will become a unique keepsake that you can look back on to remember all the special moments that took place throughout the year. Shutterfly offers a great selection of monthly planner designs that will stand out from the crowd and make the perfect teacher gift for the holidays. 

Post-It Notes

Never let your teacher lose an important note with an exclusive one-of-a-kind custom Post-It Notes. These sticky notes are an absolute must-have for any teacher who always wants to stay organized throughout their day. Whether they’re is creating a list, checking off to-dos, or jotting down notes, these custom Post-It Notes will brighten any teacher’s classroom, office, or workspace. 

Personalized post its notes with a customized monthly planner

Custom Tech Gifts

Find a perfect holiday gift for your tech-loving friends and family with Shutterfly’s wide range of tech gift ideas. From custom phone cases to wireless chargers and more, Shutterfly’s collection of tech gifts and gadgets are fully customizable and give a unique look to an innovative tech product.

Custom Cell Phone Accessories

Show your friends and family how much you appreciate them with custom phone cases that match their personalities and display their favorite snapshots. These unique holiday gifts are available for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones and come in an array of unique colors and designs. Make your holiday gift recipient’s life easier with a new custom phone ring holder. These items are practical and useful for everyone, especially for people prone to dropping their phones. Never forget an identification card or credit cards with a convenient to use unique phone card holder. Keeping their phone and wallet in the same place has never been easier.  

Custom phone case for iphone and personalized wireless charger

 

Wireless Phone Chargers

Match their custom phone case with another practical phone accessory, a wireless phone charger. These devices feature an interchangeable faceplate to create multiple designs that fit your recipient’s personality. These chargers are compatible with most phones, tablets, and other tech devices that your friends and family might have. 

Laptop Cases and Computer Mouses 

Give a tech gift that protects with a custom laptop case. These laptop cases are stylish and offer edge to edge protection keeping your tech products inside safe. Include a unique style with a one-of-a-kind custom mouse. A computer mouse provides convenience and will also give your recipient a fun way to add personality to their workspace. 

Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Decorate your fireplace with customized Christmas stockings for every member of your family. Christmas stockings are a festive way to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Customize your designs to make the season extra special for your family. 

Custom Socks

Everyone can always use an extra pair of socks, and these custom socks are personalized to each recipient’s preference. Custom socks make a fun holiday gift for anyone in your life. With different designs, they’ll complete any outfit — and make the perfect stocking stuffer. Your loved ones can keep their toes warm and toasty with socks that have different photos, designs, patterns, and colors. 

Personalized holiday socks with different designs and colors

Key Chains

Keep your keys in one place with an individual custom key chain. Keys are essential to everyone’s lives. Shutterfly’s personalized key chains are multifunctional — they keep your keys together and beautifully display your favorite photos and memories. Custom key chains are a super practical holiday gift that will make your recipient smile when they find it in their stocking on Christmas morning.

Wrapping Up

We hope after this gift guide, you find more inspiration for giving your holiday gifts this year. Buying gifts don’t need to be complicated — just making sure that the recipient knows that you put thought and effort into their holiday gift is good enough. Seeing your loved ones open their gift and loving what you got them is a feeling that is irreplaceable.

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