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The 10 Best personalised gifts

Add your own touch to Christmas this year with these personalised gifts. Just remember to get any bespoke orders in soon to guarantee they make it before the big day

Kate Hilpern
Thursday 28 November 2013 22:30 GMT

1. Bombas Bespoke Map Heart Trio

At the centre of each heart-shaped vintage map is a location that holds a special memory. Choose places from anywhere in the world. You can get other numbers of hearts too.


2. It's Your Story

Send in a photo of the face of the child you want to give the book to and it is incorporated into the illustrations; their name and information about them is worked into the story. Many story types are available and each one includes a message from you at the front.

From £12.50,

3. Nudo Adopt an Olive Tree

Scrumptious olive oils from groves in Le Marche, Italy. With this "adopt a tree" scheme, the recipient gets all the produce from their own tree over the year, beginning with the first cold press extra virgin oil in three big tins and a Nudo recipe book.

From £39,

4. GLTC Personalised Pencils

Available in red, blue, aqua and pink, this box of lead pencils features silver-blocked lettering in a name of your choice, and a matching cardboard box. It's aimed at kids, but the quality is good so many adults will like them too.


5. Achkiy Jewellery

Achkiy's stunning and affordable pieces are produced by some of Peru's most impoverished communities. Besides their own collection, you can personally design your own one-of-a-kind pieces too.

From £50,

6. Your Name in This Novel

You and your friends can become the main characters in Romeo and Juliet, Treasure Island, Pride and Prejudice or Robin Hood. You are sent an envelope with everything you need to substitute the names of the lead characters and you can include your own personal message at the front.


7. Photobox Classic Canvas

You can have a photograph printed on pretty much anything these days from carrier bags to phone cases. If that's what you want, Photobox have a wealth of options. We like the classic canvas as a more lasting gift. There are eight sizes available, all currently on special offer.


8. Hope House Press Leather Journal

A great gift for any writer, this elegant journal features black ink on beautiful Italian leather; the paper is high quality, too.


9. Mothercare Activity Book

This A3 activity book features a child's name of your choice, not just on the front but throughout the 34 pages of puzzles to solve and pictures to colour in. Suitable for two-year-olds and up, there's adding and subtracting, dot-to-dot, spot the difference and more.


10. Mamas & Papas Star

This silver-plated ornament has "A Little Christmas Star" engraved on it, but it can also be personalised with a baby or child's name on the back – a decoration and keepsake which is cute and affordable too.

From £9.95,

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