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Get Personal

Posted by Elisa Taub
Get Personal

Regardless of age, everyone loves receiving gifts, and receiving something that's been personalized makes it much more special. There are so many manufacturers today offering their regular products with an option to personalize, that you can practically find something for any age or interest group.

We're passing along some of our favorites, with links to these products, which we have found to be most happily received. Remember, with Father's Day just around the corner, many of these items would make a great gift for your favorite Dad!

NIKE
Nike has been a popular brand of athletic shoes for years with their hip styles and cool color combinations. Now you can personalize your own pair with Nike ID. You choose the style and then let your creativity flow as you create your one-of-a-kind pair and then add your original slogan on the side.


LEGOS
Most kids, from the very young to adult, are familiar with Legos and love receiving and constructing these building sets. Lego now offers kids and adults an opportunity to design their own models right down to the colors, and order them online. Just go to Legosand check out the possibilities.


M&M's
If you, or someone you know loves m&m's (and really...who doesn't?) this is a great gift. You can create personalized m&m'sby choosing the colors, and a message to be imprinted on the actual m&m's and then choose the packaging! Most would love this personalized gift and it would certainly make birthday parties, baby showers, and even weddings a little sweeter.


CUSTOMIZED T-SHIRTS
Can't find that t-shirt with the right saying? Create your own. TheT-Shirt Deli lets you do just that! You pick the color and style of t-shirt (adults, kids and even babies) and exactly what you want it to say. You even get to pick the font and color. Just order online and have it shipped anywhere. If your creative juices just aren't flowing, they have dozens of slogans to choose from.


ENGRAVED iPOD
The Apple store has added something to their inventory, an engraved iPod. You choose the product and then have your personal message laser engraved onto the back of it. Pretty cool!


PHOTOS INTO ART
photowow.com must have taken its name directly from the reactions people have when they see their products..."WOW". You're probably familiar with some celebrity photos they've created, but you can turn any photo into an instant piece of art resembling the style of Any Warhol.


PHOTO PUZZLES
Create a jigsaw puzzle of your favorite photo. Shutterfly.com can create photo puzzles out of any of your favorite photos. What dad wouldn't love this!? Also a great gift for a coach or teacher capturing their class or team.


POSTAGE STAMPS
Today's the day! Postage goes up from $.39 to $.41. Since you have to buy new stamps anyway, check out these photo stamps from stamps.com. So, next time you send out invitations or holiday greeting cards, add that extra special touch with these personalized postage stamps.


PHOTO PLAYING CARDS
Everyone in the family would enjoy a deck of Playing Cardspersonalized with their favorite family photo. Grandparents would love receiving this gift with their grandchildren embossed on every card.