Looking for bespoke baubles? An advent calendar with a difference? We’ve trawled the web for our top ten sites selling personalised Christmas decorations.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… if you’re savvy enough to shop for bespoke, hand-illustrated baubles from Hello Marilu. Detailed with festive foliage images, gold ink and a touch of glitter, these baubles (choose from red, turquoise or white) can be personalised on both sides. ‘Handmade items offer a uniqueness that is special both to the maker and the buyer,’ says founder Mary-Ann Aveline. ‘So much time and consideration goes into each product that there’s affection for each piece created.’
If you can hang chocolate on your Christmas tree branches, you can jolly well hang alcohol trinkets too. We like the thinking behind the personalised vodka- (or gin-) filled baubles available at The Letteroom. The Letteroom has long been one of our favourite online destinations for custom-made presents. Special mention goes to their personalised advent calendars – not only is there a customised coffee advent calendar, but also a refillable dog biscuit advent calendar. How brilliant.
No Ordinary Gift
Looking for top notch personalised Christmas decorations? As the name suggests, there is nothing run-of-the-mill about the No Ordinary Gift website which specialises in creating totally unique presents. Every bespoke design starts with stories, memories and sketches by the dedicated design team. Look out for the customised wooden engraved postcard from Father Christmas, the family photo bauble made from hand-blown glass, or the personalised ‘Welly good Christmas’ cards.
Clouds and Currents
Like to meet the makers? We do too, which is why we particularly wanted to shout about Clouds and Currents, a nifty site selling unique or custom, handmade gifts and decorations. They introduce and celebrate their creative team who design bespoke Christmas decorations, such as the wooden reindeer bauble that has your personalisation intricately cut in a cursive font.
Are you looking for a special, one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration? It is a truth universally acknowledged that Etsy is the online emporium for custom, handmade and unique goods. Millions of independent artistic-types are selling the things they love via the e-commerce site, which has been going since 2005. Our favourite festive finds include the charming bespoke personalised wooden acorn surprise decorations by Bread and Jam.
What began as a humble wedding stationery company has morphed into a thriving global business selling personalised hand-finished textile crafts, embroidery or paper designs. Look to norma&dorothy if you hanker after something different and unusual. The Christmas bespoke bestsellers include the engraved glass Christmas baubles and the personalised wooden Christmas Eve Boxes, decorated with a rabbit festive wreath and the name of your choice.
Not On The High Street
Want to support small businesses? You can’t fail to find something special from Not On The High Street, the online marketplace for creative businesses who sell personalised, original products. Over 5,000 individual sellers use the platform to get their products in front of over two million unique visitors each month. Use the menus to refine your search. Baby’s first Christmas? You’ll find personalised baubles aplenty to indulge the nostalgia!
How about a photo bauble of a loved one? If you’re looking for an affordable and fun personalised decoration for your Christmas tree, check out GettingPersonal.co.uk, which we spotted on ITV’s This Morning. You can commemorate a special occasion, whether it’s your first Christmas as a couple, or a new baby in the family with a bespoke bauble. On the Getting Personal site, you can choose from Father Christmas, snowmen, holly, bone china, wooden or even an LED bauble.
This is actually happening. Traditionalists may baulk, but we say bring it on: you can now hang a personalised embroidered leopard print stocking, or adorn your tree with kitsch photo baubles. Check out Prezzybox.com, one of the more efficient online gift shops, which brims with fun presents for under the tree. Based in a farmhouse in the Midlands, it sells everything bespoke you need for Christmas, from personalised stockings and Marmite jars to bespoke wine advent calendars.
Who says you can’t have your Christmas stocking in the shape of a (personalised) mermaid tail? Or crackers dressed up as magical unicorns? Or a merry octopus hanging from your tree? Postbox Party is a fast-growing design-led online party company selling carefully curated and bespoke party pieces. The site is awash with utterly delightful, Instagram-worthy Christmas decorations, including custom seahorse baubles and bespoke magic reindeer food. Postbox Party stocks everything you need from photo props to personalised extras for a jolly Christmas – or any party for that matter.
Bah Humbug! Five Sites To Make You Festive
By Annabel Jack