Personliased Gifts – Show How Much You Care

Whether the holiday season is fast approaching or a loved one is getting ready to celebrate a special occasion, giving gifts has always been a tangible way of expressing love. A good gift-giver knows that money isn’t everything, and meaningful gifts with sentimental value often go a lot further than those with heavy price tags.


But while emotionally affecting gifts are amazing we all get to an age where macaroni picture frames and hand-drawn greetings cards lose their punch, and it does pay to pay for gifts! Trying to put together customized gifts for him or her with things you can find in your local shops can be difficult though, and balancing the right level of novelty and sincerity can also be a challenge.


That’s why we’re lucky to live in the age of the internet, with a whole world of possibilities just a few clicks away. We did some digging to find some of the best custom gift ideas out there, so you can express just how much your favorite people mean to you.


  1. Custom Gift Boxes


These are a tried and tested way to send love in someone’s direction, giving you the ability to hit multiple bases in one handy package. There are countless gift boxes available online, with varying degrees of customization available. Companies such as Etsy and Australia’s own Little Gift Loft are champions of this format, providing customers with plenty of pre-organized options, as well as the ability to create their own boxes from scratch.


Stumped on Father’s Day present ideas? Maybe a special craft ale box, or a set of some artisanal cheeses, or mix up the forms and get him some of each! You can generally always personalize the box with added messages, photographs, and sentiments so your love and affection are really communicated to the receiver.


  1. Custom Art 


A gift format that’s growing in popularity is custom art. While some may be adept artists themselves, many of us have only photos and ideas to work with. A framed photograph is a surefire way to put a smile on a loved one’s face, but this new gift style takes things a level up.


Sites such as Etsy, Zazzle, and Minted can take your photographs and words and turn them into art, whether working in a handpainted aesthetic or simply framing shots to create something even more beautiful. There are even private artists across the world who can work with your requirements to create pieces in specific stye templates to fit your occasion. Customized art pieces make great sentimental gifts for best friends and partners alike, capturing memories and feelings in stunning imagery.


  1. Celebrity Messages


This is a step away from the craft feel of the first two gifts, but it’s just as viable an option when thinking of customized gifts for the lucky recipient. Getting a celebrity to give a loved one a personalized message is easier today than it ever has been before, and they’re sure to surprise, amuse, and bring joy to those who you organize them for. Whether you’re playing on an inside joke, or trying to blow the mind of a superfan, this is a great choice for a custom gift.


Companies like Cameo, Thrillz, and more all have impressive rosters of stars for you to choose from, at varying price points. The more A-list you go, the more it’s going to cost, but nothing from the sites is massively overpriced, and you can get the message personalized perfectly for the occasion.


    1. Artoon Custom Paint Brush Art (personalised gifts in NZ, unique gift)


For our final choice, we had to include something from our own collection because it’s just too great to leave out. The fun thing about these brushes is that they’re themselves painted with comical portraits of your loved ones, based on photos you send, with the bristles coming out the top as a crazy hairdo! As an added bonus, they make incredibly fun wall art liven up any space in your home.


Each paintbrush is recycled from a used paintbrush, making it one of the more eco-friendly gifts on this list. Every brush is then hand-painted by our talented in-house New Zealand artist Doug Ford, who even leaves a little signature on the back for added authenticity and value. Our customizable paint brushes are a great way to show some love to the artistically inclined members of your family or friendship group, while also being a perfect option as display wall art with sentimental value. This gift idea is unique and suitable for any occasion, sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipient. 



If you’re in need of a creative custom Christmas gift idea then look no further than what we’re doing at Artoon. We have a passion for creating beautiful gifts with a personal twist that the whole family can enjoy.


Don’t just take our word for it, as we have a testimonial from a very happy customer by the name of Marcus D from Auckland.


“My wife was over the moon with her paintbrush. She’s an artist at heart and she loves trinkety things like this so it was a real home run as a gift from me (and the little ones) this Mother’s Day. She laughed her head off when she saw it and very happy.


We deliver quickly and respond to messages in a prompt fashion so if you’ve got any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. Give a gift that your special person will remember this year, choose an Artoon customizable paintbrush



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