When you think about the holidays, there are certain images that spring to mind: the table piled with food, the tree glittering with lights and ornaments, the stockings filled with… Filled with what? It can be tough to find those little pieces of magic to put in your child’s stocking—gifts that’ll be a joy to unwrap but won’t cost you the earth. Well this year, to save you from searching the shops for stocking stuffers, we’ve compiled a handy list of our favorite custom mini-gifts for younger children and teenagers.
For children, there are few simple pleasures as irresistible as stickers. They can decorate their bedposts, toys and diaries, wear them as a badge of honor, or trade them with their friends. Stickers showing cartoon animals, stars and superheroes are exciting enough already, but for an extra-magical touch you can’t do better than choose custom stickers. These might show off your family pet, a favorite toy or your child with their best friend—whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a hit!
Want to keep your little ones entertained for longer? Perhaps a personalized puzzle is a better choice for you. Pick your best family snap, or a great shot of your child playing with their little crew at a party. You can choose a landscape or portrait puzzle and edit your image into color, sepia or black & white. Depending on your child’s taste you can also select one of four fun frames for your puzzle: princess, butterfly, sports or cars. Imagine their delight when they complete the puzzle and see their own face shining up at them!
For not-so terrible teens
As your little ones hit their teens, it can be harder to find good stocking-fillers. We’ve compiled these tips for all you parents who want to keep the festive magic alive, but feel you’re running out of ideas.
For the youthful card-shark who’s progressed from Snap to Spades at lightning speed, how about a snazzy pack of personalized playing cards with their high school sports team on the back? For the juvenile computer whizz, perhaps a smart new mousepad with a favorite photo from your last family holiday? Or if their impressive screen time is of the Instagram persuasion, help them show off their photography talents with a custom photo book filled with high-res versions their best snaps! You could get that modern touch with a FlipBook or a Lay-Flat Mini Book?
For budding talents
If you’re looking for a more sophisticated, customizable stocking filler, we also love these beautiful Window-Style Photo Books. These Photo Books come with three inexpensive cover options depending on your budget, so you only spend as much as you want to. This chic Photo Book also includes 20 pages of high-quality photos in a design of your choice. Depending on the style of photographs, choose from a wide range of background themes including Treasure Map for the Ardent Travelers and Underground Urban for those with a taste for hipster chic. If the themes aren’t for you, you can stick to a classic black, white or color background, or for the creative among you, design your own theme.
Finally, we have the perfect holiday gift for the budding writer—a custom Photo Journal with their favorite snap set against one of our nine frame options. The 160-page book is the perfect place to develop their growing talent with ideas, drafts and stories. Then when the book is complete, this treasured keepsake will look great on the shelf for years to come. With a wide choice of block colors and patterns, you could even make this an annual tradition, with a fun Photo Journal to mark each year of your young writer’s adolescence.
Whatever you choose, you’re sure to impress your family with your technological know-how and they’ll never know how simple a process it really was. This holiday season you can rest assured you’ll have happy faces looking up at you from their stockings and hours of fun for your little, or not-so-little ones.