9 Personalised Christmas Gifts to Delight Your Loved Ones

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Gift Guide, Inspiration

Updated: 29 Nov 2021

Planning to get ahead in your Christmas shopping? Great! We definitely recommend it because:

  • You get to avoid the stress of finding a gift last minute.
  • You’ll have more time to pick out something thoughtful and/or meaningful.
  • You’ll actually save a lot of money in the long run.
  • If you’re ordering a gift online, you’ll be reassured that it will get to your loved ones in time for the big day. 

When it comes to shopping for people on your gift list, it can be a little tricky. There will be those people who prefer something a little more traditional ( say, you’re sweet and doting grandparents) or those who want something cool, unique and ‘omg, this is totally me!’ (like the ever so often tough-to-please teens). 

Now before you stress, try to remember that the whole process of gift-giving should be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and the receiver. It’s a wonderful chance to surprise someone, and an opportunity to get them something that they may potentially keep with them forever. 

Why Personalised Gifts?

With so many gifting occasions throughout the year, it’s not really surprising that gifts can grow monotonous. This is why when you go the personalised gift route, you’ll be able to create a gift that is fun, memorable and heartfelt. Just think about it: When creating a personalised gift, you’ll often be thinking back on all the happy memories you have shared with that particular person. This makes the process of gift creation much more enjoyable. 

Plus, a personalised gift also has the added benefit of showing just how well you know someone that you’re willing to put in the effort to give them something they’ll surely love and treasure.  

But just because you’re taking the more personalised route doesn’t mean you’ll have to go beyond your budget. In this line-up, we’ve prepared a list of super affordable gift ideas that are easy to make, are of high quality and just look good.

Trust us, the look on their faces when they receive a personalised gift made by you will be absolutely priceless. 

Personalised Mug

Just as the name suggests, a personalised mug is different from your typical store-bought mug. Why do personalised mugs make for great gifts? Well, that’s because you can add your own unique spin to it – creating a one of a kind mug that can’t be found anywhere else on the planet. Be it a favourite photo, a heartfelt message, a favourite quote or a simple ‘Merry Christmas, bestie xoxo!’, you’ll have full control over what you want the mug to look like. 

Need help deciding on a personalised mug design to help get you started? Try these!

Templates to Try

Christmas Time

Critter Christmas


Personalised Travel Mug

A winning combination of beauty and practicality, a personalised travel mug ranks high on this year’s list for ‘best personalised Christmas gifts’. These reusable travel mugs are part of Pixajoy’s tumbler range and make for the perfect gift for friends and family who want to live a zero-waste lifestyle. 

Similar to the personalised mug, you can also customise the travel mug with photos of shared moments between you and the receiver, inside jokes, quotes and the likes. 

In addition, if you don’t know much about designing a travel mug from scratch, we have tons of templates that you can tweak and customise until you’re satisfied with the overall look!

Templates to Try

Save the Dates

Snowie Bears

Popping Alphabets

Personalised Tote Bag

Want to give someone a gift that they will surely treasure and keep for a long time? Then we definitely recommend that you get them a cool and handy personalised tote bag. These stress-free gifts are not only easy to make but they can be reused over and over again for things like:

  • Holding gym kits
  • Storing things inside the wardrobe
  • Carrying groceries
  • Carrying laptops
  • Holding baby/kids stuff

In terms of designs, while you can definitely opt for a more Christmas-themed look to fit with the season, we actually recommend going for a design that offers more versatility – such as monograms, cool photos or graphics, favourite movie quotes or even logos. Just things that will make the bag relatable/relevant all year round. 

Templates to Try


Cheeky & Fun


Personalised Photo Pillow

When it comes to choosing a Christmas gift, a personalised photo pillow isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But rest assured, it makes for a brilliant gift. A personalised photo pillow is a stylish and practical design element that can brighten up a space. Additionally, it can also become a great source of warmth and nostalgia.

At Pixajoy, the personalised photo pillows are made using only the highest quality materials and are hand sewn/finished to give it a seamless and neat look. Featuring an incredibly soft and plush velvet material for the cover, the personalised photo pillows (which can be customised with photos, texts or graphics) also give off a luxurious and decadent appeal – looking and feeling great!

Bonus: The personalised photo pillow covers are easy to remove, wash, and replace as needed.

Templates to Try

Handrawn Xmas

Homemade Goodness

Go Stag

Personalised Photo Puzzle

Perfect for Christmas, (as well as for birthdays, anniversaries, and more), a personalised photo puzzle is a wonderful gift that can bring friends and family together. After all, what better way is there to bond than by working together to solve a challenge?

These high-quality personalised jigsaw puzzles come with 120 pieces and are both interactive and collaborative. While your friends and family members sit together enjoying each other’s company, you can sit back in contentment; knowing that you’ve created a one of a kind Christmas gift that’s memorable, fun and irreplaceable. 

Additionally, the personalised photo puzzle also comes with a 2-in-1 display stand so once the puzzle has been solved, it can also double as a creative piece of home decor.

Templates to Try

Santa’s Coming

Warm Christmas

Let It Snow

Personalised Desktop Calendar

Surprisingly, one of the most popular gifts during the Christmas season is printed calendars. Though many gift-buyers consider them to be boring everyday items, in actual fact, printed calendars, such as the desktop calendar, is actually an excellent gift that keeps on giving. 

So, what is it about the desktop calendars that make them so amazing?

For starters, they make your (and presumably, your giftee’s) lives easier. Additionally, they’re not something that’s just purely decorative. This is great because it means that once the person receives it, the calendar won’t be left to gather dust in a drawer somewhere. Instead, they’ll be put to use and (more than likely) frequently in view. 

Desktop calendars are also something that your gift receiver can use at home or at work. Depending on the design and images you choose to personalise the calendar with, it can also be used as fun conversation starters.

Templates to Try


Stellar Sky

Colour Ramp

Personalised Notebook

We all have that friend/family member. You know, the ones who are always doodling, writing notes or scribbling stories on a piece of paper. Even when they have a computer, smartphone or tablet in hand, they still prefer to use paper because;

“The feeling’s not the same if I don’t write it on paper!”

Yeah, those guys. They’ll definitely appreciate receiving a personalised notebook (because there’s no such thing as too many notebooks!) Available in both hardcover and softcover, these stylish notebooks come with customisable covers and two pages dedicated to slipping in names, quotes, photos or artwork. 

Note: For a limited time, they also come with FREE 2022 Diary Planner inserts – making them perfect for people who enjoy having some structure and order in their busy lives. 

Templates to Try

Snowie Yum

Fairly Simple

Springtime Stories

Personalised Keychain

Next on our list of personalised gifts to delight your loved ones is the personalised keychain. Don’t let its small size fool you. The personalised keychain is a great gift for when you want to give multiple people something heartfelt but don’t quite have the budget. 

Hear us out…

Everyone owns at least one set of keys right? They could be car keys, home keys, dorm room keys, locker keys… you get the drift.  Now due to their small sizes, keys have this tendency of getting lost. This is why buying a keychain as a gift is a great idea—they are here to stay and are very useful, too! 

It’s the kind of gift that your loved one will cherish.

Bonus: Every time they look at their keys, they’ll be reminded of all the good times they’ve spent together with you. 

In short, keychains are small and sweet tokens of affection that surprisingly make fantastic gifts to commemorate just about any occasion.

Choose from 7 different shapes

Personalised Photo Book

Remember your favorite Christmas moments forever when you create a tailor-made hardcover photo book. Christmas-themed photo books are a beautiful way to commemorate the holidays or to carefully arrange your most cherished Christmas photos from past to present. 

A personalised photo book lets you capture and preserve the essence of your family’s Christmas spirit. In addition, it also makes remembering your best holiday moments extremely easy by providing you with an incredibly high-quality and long-lasting photo book that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.

By creating a physical Christmas photo book, you’ll also be able to give them to family members and friends who may not be too tech savvy or who are unable to be physically present during the holidays (like your grandparents and long-distance relatives/friends). 

Templates to Try

Home For Christmas

Colourful Year

Good Vibes, Good Times

While we can’t help you choose the perfect gift for your loved ones, we do hope that this blog has shed some light on the many benefits of choosing to go the customised route for Christmas.

Interested in getting personalised gifts? Check out our latest promos or explore our website for inspiration. 

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