Tomorrow is my two-year anniversary. I always try to make or purchase something geeky for my husband, for any occasion really. I purchased a personalized Chrono Trigger clock with our anniversary date and such on it. I also purchased a set of personalized playing cards. It’s a full deck that consists of pictures of our little family (including our smelly little ferret). Sadly I was too excited to wait until tomorrow, not to mention our schedule for tomorrow really wouldn’t allow us to do much celebrating. Anyhow, I gave him his anniversary gifts yesterday and he absolutely loved them! Seeing his reaction made me want to get personalized cards/games for my kids and subsequently made me want to share this with all of you.
I’ve always thought personalized gifts were adorable, especially when they can be more than just decor, i.e. the Playing Cards. I’ve put together a little list of different places that offer personalized games without costing you a fortune. There are many places out there that offer the same thing, but I chose the less expensive options.
Shutterfly – I got my anniversary card deck from Shutterfly. Now admittedly they are not the cheapest option I found, BUT at the time I had a free coupon code… so my cards were free. Shutterfly offers personalized cards and puzzles. Please see the link below.
Shutterfly Cards, $19.99 – http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/playing-cards
Shutterfly Puzzles, $24.99 – http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-gifts/puzzles
Oriental Trading – This website has a lot of cute bulk items for a great price. The offer playing cards: $14 per dozen, poker chips: $20.99 for 100pcs, and a custom connect four set: $10 per dozen.
Cafe Press – Cafe Express offers personalized playing cards: $28 per set, personalized Monopoly games, including game pieces: $39.99 per game, and personalized Scrabble games, including game pieces: $39.99 per game.
Cafe Press – http://www.cafepress.com/make/custom-toys
Printer Studio – They offer tons of personalized puzzles: $1.48 – $16.51+, Personalized Memory Match games: $9.99+, and personalized Dominoes for $12.29+.
Walgreens – Walgreens offer 8×10 personalized puzzles: $14.99, personalized puzzles w/ gift tins: $24.99, and personalized playing cards: $22.99.
121 Personal Gifts – This site offers many cool games. They have personalized poker sets: $49.95-$69.95, Cribbage Games: $42.95-$48.95, Domino Sets: $39.95-$49.95, Double Deck card cases: $44.95, and Mancala sets: $23.95.
121 Personal Gifts – http://www.121personalgifts.com/browse-by-gift-type/poker-set
Now some cute Freebies:
Instructables – This site has plenty of great ideas, but I found a personalized Guess Who thread that would be a great gift/project for kids.
Instructables – http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalized-Guess-Who/
I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE Pokemon! I found a free Pokemon card maker and a free Trainer card maker. These are both printable and very much so worth it to see the smile on your kids faces!
Pokemon Card Maker – http://pokemoncardapp.com/
Pokemon Trainer Card Maker – http://pokecharms.com/trainer-card-maker/
If there are any specific games you would like me to look for, please feel free to let me know! I hope that you all enjoyed this and I hope that some of you indulge in personalized games! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by and until next time… Live by the Board.