Don’t let your gift-giving gets dull with these personalized gift items you can buy in shopping malls.
Images courtesy of the featured stores
The gift ideas we give out become predictable, sometimes expected, especially with the surge of holiday parties about to come our way. The always-present wall clock, the anticipated picture frame, and the “favorite” hand towels are all expected to appear. Luckily for you, however, you can raise your gift-giving game by giving out personalized gift items explicitly made for the people you’re giving them to.
And since all of the following stores can be found in malls (a.k.a. the place where most of us spend our free time), you’ll have fewer excuses to not become a gift-giving pro with these personalized gifts.
Mall Branches:SM Malls, UP Town Center, Robinsons Place Manila, Glorietta 1
This keychain can make for a poignant present.
Images: Papemelroti website
Memorable moments with special people are meant to be remembered forever. This personalized gift item, the personalized round keychain from Papemelroti, lets you place a special letter you want to remember forever and carry them wherever you go.
This personalized gift is available at PhP109; this personalized monogrammed keychain is a sentimental gift idea without breaking the bank. You can go to Papelmeroti website, https://papemelroti.com/, to order a personalized keychain. Pickup is available at Papelmeroti Roces branch in Quezon City.
Notecards remind us that nothing can beat old-fashioned handwritten notes.
Image: Simupa Ph website
You can also give your receiver a personalized gift item like a notecard with their name on it, which they can use for writing special notes to friends, family, or colleagues. Aside from adding your receiver’s name, you can also choose from Simula ph’s several notecard designs to find one that will suit the personality of your receiver.
You’ll get 10 pieces of notecards and 10 envelopes at PhP150 with 4.25 x 5.5 inches dimensions.
A wallet is a definite go-to gift item because it is durable and used daily—because who doesn’t need a wallet? But you can make this personalized gift item in Photo Fusion; it enables givers to jazz up a boring wallet by printing a quote, an Instagram photo, or even a portrait of the receiver onto it.
This personalized gift store offers the wallet two sizes: a small coin pouch for everyday use or a more oversized purse for other occasions.
Mall Branches:Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 3, Robinsons Place Manila
Price Range:PhP400 (average price)
Your receiver can show the world what he/she wants to say through a shirt.
Images: The Tshirt Project’s Facebook page
The original for personalized gift items, shirts have been a favorite item to give. With The T-shirt Project’s Volume One brands, you’ll be assured that your giftee will be the only one in the world with that shirt design with their 1:1 production.
Mall Branches:Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Market! Market!, MarQuee Mall, SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, Trinoma, UP Town Center
Price Range:PhP595 to PhP995
Never lose your pillow again.
Images: Shopee (L); Tickles Facebook page (R)
Pillows might be a usual gift, but Tickles gives this dull, predictable item a new spin with its Dormitos pillow. This adorable pillow can be your personalized gift item for someone by writing whatever you want on it, be it the name of your receiver or the pet name you fondly call him or her.
Let the personality of your receiver shine through with personalized gift items like phone cases. The Kase lets you choose from the designs they already have or bring an image of your own. This gift idea only takes a few minutes, and the new case doesn’t add any bulk to the phone, making it durable but lightweight.
Mall Branches:SM Megamall, Trinoma, Shoppesville, Greenhills Shopping Center, SM City North EDSA
Regular catalog designs start at PhP2,800
Customized doll starts at PhP3,800
Give your friend or loved ones something unique!
Images: Mini Me Caricature Doll’s Facebook page
What better way to show your receiver you think they’re fantastic than to “replicate” them? With this personalized gift item, the Mini Me Caricature Dolls, your receiver will be immortalized into a charming caricature, complete from how he or she looks to how he or she dresses. The store also features caricatures of famous personalities, the perfect gift idea for someone who’s a fan of a favorite character or celebrity.
8. Personalized Journal by Papernotes
Price Range:PhP299 to PhP325
You won’t lose your journal ever again.
Image: Papernotes’ Facebook page
Give a usual journal some flair by adding your receiver's name. A journal from Papernotes is simple and functional and can also be a thoughtful, personalized gift item for the writing enthusiast in your life.
Blank and ruled notebooks with personalization are available at PhP299 each, and they come in various colors such as coffee brown, crimson red, Sunkist orange, sky light blue, ghost white, and blush pink. Personalized notebooks in foil are sold at PhP325 and may come in gold, silver, or bronze. This gift idea can be found in Papernotes at Pioneer Centre Supermart in Pasig.
October 2022 Update:You can get Papernotes items from their online store, https://papernotesbrand.com/, as their Pioneer Center Supermart shop is already closed.
9. Personalized Leather Pouch by Ni QUA
Price Range:Depending on the design
Leather products can be personalized by Ni QUA.
Images: Ni QUA’s Facebook page
One of the more splurge-worthy items every adult, especially fashionistas, should have is a handy leather pouch. What’s better than a handy leather pouch? A customized handy leather pouch! This personalized gift item gives outfits a touch of sophistication.
Ni QUA is also a perfect gift idea because it gives buyers the freedom to choose between twenty colors for the bag and silver, gold, and brass for the accessory color. Prices depend on the design of the bag. A monogram with a maximum of eight letters can also be added for an additional fee.
October 2022 Update:You can only get Ni QUA items from their online store, https://www.ni-qua.com/, as their mall shops are already closed.
10. Personalized Memory Board by P.S. Crafts with Soul
Who says photographs can only be stored in smartphones?
Image: P.S. Crafts with Soul’s website
One of the best-personalized gift items is customized photo albums. Photos can now be shown on another platform with a personalized memory board by P.S. Crafts, a great gift idea where whichever picture you want is transferred on a wooden tile.
This personalized gift board’s prices vary depending on the size, from six photos at PhP1,200 to twenty-two photos at PhP4,500.
October 2022 Update:P.S. Crafts with Soul is permanently closed.
A gift’s value isn’t measured by how much it costs, where it was bought, or how “in” it is. As long as the gift has heart and meaning, just like these personalized gifts, you’ve succeeded in your gift-giving duties.
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on December 09, 2017.
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About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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