With Christmas creeping up on us (time to get organised mama!) there is nothing more special than receiving a gift you know was made just for you. Here is our must-have list of popular gift products that are special by the fact that they can be personalised, with some in ways you might not necessarily think of!
Hand-written cards may seem like a lost art in the days of instant messaging, but when you see the lovely selection of cards and stationery inTouch has on offer, you may just start a revival.
Gill Schell, inTouch’s owner and creative is more than happy to meet in person to help craft the perfect birth announcement, birthday party invitation, or named gift card for your next special occasion – her goal is to create the perfect stationery for you.
We love: Their Photo Cards (a lovely way to keep friends and family overseas updated on our wee one’s adventures, particularly at Christmas time), their Family and Home Planners (perfect for mamas looking to get their lives organised!), and the Wood and Laser Cut Cards (pieces of art in and of themselves, I’ve got one framed and sitting on my work desk!).
Look it’s about me offers a selection of personalised storybooks and colouring books that make a lovely surprise for any child. Conceptualised by mums, Tatiana Montenegro and Kimmie Lamata, the books feature your child as the star of their very own story – be it as a mermaid or an astronaut on a great space race.
Aside from their story books, Look it’s about me also offers personalised wall art — a great centrepiece for any child’s bedroom – as well as wrapping paper and placemats.
We love: the personalised colouring books (encourages creativity, especially since it’s all about them!) and the placemats (which make for great, and not to mention, useful gifts over and over again).
Born out of her need to find the perfect mummy “sack”, Anna-Carin Hart came up with a bag that not only holds all of a mama’s essentials, but also keeps your loved ones and happy memories close at hand, literally.
Made of the best canvas and plastic products in the market, the SnapSack is as durable as it is pretty – that is, as pretty as you can make it, with detachable photo holders that allow you to customise your bag according to use (one bag could be of the kids, another of all your holidays… you get the picture – so to speak!).
Anna’s bags are not only perfect pressies for mums and doting grandparents, but part of the proceeds also help support a global NGO called, “Room to Read”, which is geared towards educating children in the developing world.
The SnapSack comes in two sizes, the larger tote and the smaller handbag, both of which are ideal for everyday use. To make the bags even more appealing to the younger set, SnapSack Snaps have recently been launched. These little snaps make personalising even more fun, are the perfect size for little ones and can be traded among friends!
We love: everything!
Bringing highly personalised luxury art prints to Singapore, Sammyeve’s gorgeous art works make a lovely addition to any child’s bedroom and are bound to add a bit of warmth to those neglected bedroom walls! With a range of base designs to choose from you can get as fun, bold or quirky as you like when designing your child’s print.
British designer Samantha Dorri set out to create a range of art works that “combine vibrant, fun pictures with a high degree of customisation” and she’s achieved just that with these pieces — they make the perfect gift for a new baby, a christening or even a toddler learning to read!
We love: the personalised print with your child’s name and birth details — the perfect keepsake!
Beautiful and one-of-a-kind bespoke monogrammed necklaces, pendants and bracelets in gold (plated) can be found at VZV, an online store that represents lifestyle-oriented home and fashion brands in Singapore.
Specially designed by GIA-certified jeweller Elena Bautista, the line also features monogrammed shoe clips to personalise your fave pair of ballet flats, which incidentally, Valerie Zayco, VZV’s owner, also designs under the brand name Ballerinas by Valerie Z.
We love: Monogrammed necklace (this mama has one!), monogrammed bangle (this mama wants one!) and monogrammed shoe clips (she has the shoes, but now she wants…).
Psst… Now that your credit card has had a bit of a work-out, let us know if you have any cool recommendations to send our way for next month’s mama must-buys!