14 Personalised Thoughtful Gifts On A Budget

personalised thoughtful gifts

Personalised thoughtful gifts are an awesome way to express your love and appreciation for someone. People love to receive gifts, but did you know that giving them is just as fun, too? 

When you care enough about someone, seeing something you think they’d like is just as exciting as finding something that you’d like for yourself. But what if they have everything they need (or everything they think they need) and you’re struggling to find that perfect gift to show your appreciation? What could you possibly give them? How can you show your love and appreciation this time? How much is it going to cost?

You may love someone to the end of the world and back, but you don’t have to give up the world to afford that perfect gift. Luckily there are some lovely and affordable gifts out there to show your special someone how much they mean to you. We have you covered with this list of personalised thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank.

Gifts For Your Best Friend

Your best friend is the first person you think of when you make plans or you need someone to talk to. When you’re upset, they’re the person who’ll try their best to cheer you up. 

A best friend is that very special person in your life. Showing how much you appreciate your best friend is simple. To make it even simpler we’ve compiled a list of thoughtful presents for your best friend that are guaranteed to make them smile.

1. Journal

By Journaling Jane.

Personalised thoughtful Gifts - Journal

2. Modish Collage Canvas

For the ultimate personalised thoughtful gift, create a beautiful canvas collage for your loved one. The best part about this gift is that you can fully personalise it, filling it with images that your loved one will adore.  from family photos to snaps of their latest trip to pictures of their furry friends, there are so many options to choose from.

By Canvas Factory.

Personalised thoughtful Gifts - Best Friend Canvas

3. Charms

Charm bracelets are a great gift idea, perfect for anyone from young girls to older women . Once you have the original charm bracelet, you can continue to give sweet charms to your loved one to create a beautiful bracelet. You can even give them charms when they reach certain milestones. Each child will have a special memory for your loved one, creating a truly meaningful gift.

By Pandora.

Thoughtful Gifts - Pandora Charms

Gifts For The Family

Good families stick by each other through thick and thin. Family is your safety net when things go wrong. Family keeps you warm and protected. They’ll stand up for you and help you through any situation. You can always count on your family for hugs and that sense of love and security we all crave.

Your family deserves to be acknowledged regularly, not just on birthdays, Christmas and Mothers Day or Fathers Day. You can let them know how much you appreciate them any time at all with these meaningful gift ideas.

4. Personalised Family Pillow

You can never have too many pillows, so why not create one specifically for your family? Our custom photo cushions are the perfect gift. They’re affordable, high-quality, and they can be placed in practically any room in the home to add a little personality to your loved one’s spaces. Best of all, they can be personalised with the design of your choosing, whether that’s a family photo or any one of our designs. We have millions to choose from, so you’ll be spoilt for choice!

By Canvas Factory.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Photo Cushions

5. Personalised Family Tree

There’s nothing more special than honouring your family, and part of that is acknowledging your family tree. This thoughtful gift can include every member of your family, and is infinitely useful in the kitchen.

On Etsy

personalised cutting board

6. Collage Of Family Photos

Another unique personalised gift is this family photo collage. This unique design is eye-catching on the wall and has enough space to incorporate every member of the family. Mixup close-up family shots with wider shots of your favourite family activities. Better still, get all the kids involved. Each one can choose their own favourite photo to add to the collection.

By Canvas Factory.

Thoughtful Gifts - Family Canvas

Gifts For Your Spouse

We’ve talked about best friends and pets who are your best friends also. Members of your family can be best friends as well. But what about the person you fell in love with? The person you vowed to spend the rest of your life with? Your husband or wife is ultimately your best and closest friend. Personalised thoughtful gifts for your spouse can be given any time of year, and not just on your wedding anniversary. 

7. Keepsake Box

Everyone needs somewhere to put their trinkets. Add an engraving inside the tin box to personalise your gift.

By Memorable Gifts.

Personalised Thoughtful Gifts - Keepsake Box

8. Cufflinks

Whether they only come out on special occasions or they’re a regular work day accessory, engraved cufflinks are a great personalised thoughtful gift. Add a special message, like the kid’s names or your wedding anniversary date, as a special memento.

On Etsy

personalised cufflinks

9. Personalised Necklace

There’s something so special about personalisation, even if it’s only adding your own name! A personalise necklace is a sweet idea. It also has a timeless quality that means that no matter what style your loved one is into at the time, they will always treasure this gift.

By Deanne Watson Jewelry.

Thoughtful Gifts - Necklace

Gifts For Pets

Apart from human best friends, often your most loyal friend is your pet. The least you can do to reward your furry friend is have a look through this list of personalised thoughtful gifts for pets (or for friends and family who love their pets!).

10. Pet Collage

Pay tribute to your fairy friend with this sweet pet collage. If you have a pet obsessed friend they will adore this cute paw print featuring a series of images of their fur child. All you have to do is find their favourite photos of their pet. If they are pet obsessed, this shouldn’t be too hard! Simply upload the photos into the template and place your order. Too easy!

By Canvas Factory.

Personalised Thoughtful Gifts - Pet Portrait

11. Personalised Dog Collar

Instead of having a tag that runs the risk of falling off, why not gift your pet-lover a personalised collar? You can add their contact details on the collar just in case their beloved fur baby gets lost.

By Etsy

dog collar

Gifts In Memoriam

When a loved one passes away, memories are always there in the back of our minds, but gifts in memoriam are often the best way to keep those memories clear and current for all who were close to them, rather than having those memories become distant and faded. These sorts of keepsakes are good ways to keep someone’s memory close to you at all times for daily reminders.

12. Memorial Stone

Honour your loved one with a memorial stone. It doesn’t have to have a lengthy message. In fact, sometimes the simplest messages are the best.

By Blessing and Light.

Thoughtful Gifts - Blessing Stone

13. Memorial Canvas Print

When words get in the way, why not use photos? This touching memorial canvas print is the perfect way of honouring those who are no longer with us. Add a sweet poem and your favourite photos of the dearly departed. This makes the perfect personalised thoughtful gift that your loved one is sure to treasure forever.

By Canvas Factory.

Personalised Thoughtful Gifts - Grandpa Memorial

14. Angel Wing Necklace

By Madies Charms.

A personalised thoughtful gift from the heart, no matter the price tag, is one that will be remembered forever. Next time you give, make it count.

Thoughtful Gifts - Necklace Angel Wing

We hope these thoughtful gift ideas have inspired you to create the perfect presents for your friends and family. For more personalised thoughtful gifts don’t forget to head to Canvas Factory.


Eli is Canvas Factory's resident blogger and social media buff. She has a passion for art, craft, design, fashion and photography. She loves to explore the joys and challenges of family life, relationships, motherhood and pet ownership. Eli finds it's more funny to poke fun at herself than others. She's travelled extensively and considers herself a citizen of the world.

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