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11 Customizable Gifts for the Picky Person in Your Life

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Struggling to find the perfect gift for the picky person on your list? Try one of these one-of-a-kind gifts that can be customized to their tastes!

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1. CHATBOOKS; $15 AND UP

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Chatbooks

Chatbooks makes creating a customized book easy: Just upload your photos to the site (or add them from Instagram, Facebook, or Google); they’ll be put in chronological order. Next, add text, adjust crops, and choose your cover. Then, all you have to do is order. A 6-inch by 6-inch book starts at just $15.

Find It: Chatbooks

2. HYDROFLASK; $34 AND UP

reusable water bottles
Hydroflask

MyHydro by Hydroflask lets you create a bottle perfectly customized to whoever you’re buying for. Start by choosing a size; bottles range from 12 ounces all the way up to 64 ounces. Next, pick a lid, as well as the lid color and strap color. Then, choose the bottle color and, finally, the boot color. Between bottle sizes, lids, and colors, there are 183,456 possible combinations.

Find It: Hydroflask

3. CHACOS; $130 AND UP

sandals
Chacos

Chacos put a spin on its classic sandal by letting customers design their own. (You can also customize accessories like belts and dog leashes.) After picking the type of sandal you want to buy, you can choose every element, from the main strap to the buckle to the sole. You can even have the sandals embroidered with a special message.

Find it: Chacos

4. CUSTOM PET PILLOWS; $145

animal pillows
UncommonGoods

Submit a photo of a pet, and Rhonda Smith will turn it into a pillow perfect for cuddling when your recipient’s animal isn’t interested.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

5. BOOKMARK; $20 AND UP

bookmark
Etsy

The bibliophile in your life will appreciate this metal and leather bookmark. Customize it with a sweet message or a quote from her favorite book.

Find It: Etsy

6. CAMERA STRAP; $133

Camera
FOTO

Get your favorite photographer a custom camera strap. Made of leather, the strap can be monogrammed in various fonts with initials or stamped with a logo. And added gift: 10 percent of every purchase goes to charity.

Find It: FOTO

7. MYFLY BAG; $149

suitcase
Luggage Pros

This is the perfect gift for your favorite frequent traveler. Select the perfect photo to emblazon the outside of the suitcase and they’ll never lose their luggage again.

Find It: Luggage Pros

8. PET-INSPIRED SOCKS; $30

cat socks
GoPup

Everyone needs a new pair of socks—why not get your friend a pair adorned with his pet’s face? Just upload a photo of the chosen pet, and for $30, GoPup will create adorably patterned socks that your friend will probably wear everywhere.

Find It: GoPup

9. JOURNAL COVER; $37 AND UP

journal
Etsy

This beautiful leather journal cover can be monogrammed and personalized with a quote up to 20 words.

Find It: Etsy

10. A ONE-OF-A-KIND TOY; $100

child's drawing and custom toy
Etsy

For roughly $100, Mariken Tetteroo can turn a kid’s drawings into one-of-a-kind toys. What could be a cooler present than that?

Find It: Etsy

11. OTTERBOX PHONE CASE; $40

phone case
Otterbox

Know someone who’s always dropping their phone and can’t stand off-the-shelf cases? Otterbox’s customizable commuter series case is the perfect gift. It’s tough yet slim and you can choose the color combination you know your recipient will like. Available for iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

Find It: Otterbox

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25 Dapper Outfit Choices for Fashionable Pets
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Lavishing your furry friends with adorable attire is a benefit of pet ownership that they don't mention on the adoption forms. Whether you prefer practical clothing like sweaters and jackets or statement pieces like bow ties and tutus, these dapper duds are perfect for a howl-iday or "gotcha day" gift, or simply for saying, "Who's the cutest little pupper in pajamas? You are!"

1. CASHMERE DOG SWEATER; FROM $165

dog in sweater
Canine Styles

This classic cable-knit cashmere sweater is a sophisticated look for Fido or Finn. Get it from Canine Styles, a luxury dog emporium in New York City that has plenty of posh and preppy outfits.

Find It: Canine Styles

2. TOGGLE DOG COAT; $85

dog in coat
Canine Styles

This toggle coat (available in orange, navy, and tan) is as fashionable as it is warm. Made of Melton wool, it has Velcro closures to make getting dressed easy. It's great for long walks in the country.

Find It: Canine Styles

3. DOG TUXEDO; FROM $90

Dog in tuxedo
Etsy

This satin tuxedo is perfect for the canine members of your wedding party, though it will brighten up any other occasion as well. The custom, handmade outfit comes complete with a snappy bow tie.

Find It: Etsy

4. DOG BELLE DRESS; FROM $45

Dog Belle Dress
Etsy

The queen of your castle can feel like a Disney princess in her very own version of Belle's iconic yellow dress from Beauty and the Beast. This ball gown is made from yellow crepe satin with chiffon overlay on the bodice and features hand-painted gold detailing on the skirt. Enchanted rose not included.

Find It: Etsy

5. POODLE SKIRT OUTFIT FOR DOGS; $26

Rubies Pink Fifties Girl Pet Costume
Amazon

What if you could buy a 1950s poodle skirt for your poodle? This retro dress is comprised of a pink poodle skirt, striped bodice, and sequined belt, and comes with a bow headband.

Find It: Amazon

6. RIBBED CROCHET BUNNY SWEATER; $25

bunny in a sweater
Etsy

Your snuggle-bunny will look like a little fancy-pants in this ribbed crochet sweater. Choose from seven colors, including this dashing deep red.

Find It: Etsy

7. BESPOKE MONOGRAM DOG SWEATER; FROM $155

Dog in sweater
Ruby Rufus

Bespoke clothing isn't just for humans: British luxury dog clothing brand Ruby Rufus will make your pooch a custom monogram sweater made with 100 percent Italian cashmere. You can even order it in your dog's favorite color.

Find It: Ruby Rufus

8. HOT PINK DOG TUTU; $17

Dog in hot pink tutu
Etsy

Tutus look absolutely adorable on tiny humans and animals alike. If your pooch wants to get in touch with its inner ballerina, then grab this hot pink number from Etsy. Rave reviews are a sure thing.

Find It: Etsy

9. PINK DOG POLO SHIRT; $35

Dog Pink Polo Shirt
Canine Styles

This pink polo shirt is perfect for your preppy fur baby. It features not one but a veritable multitude of crocodiles. They'll be the most dapper dog at the country club.

Find It: Canine Styles

10. DOG BARN COAT WITH BROWN CORDUROY COLLAR; $85

Dog in barn coat
Canine Styles

When it's time for a walk, your dog will look effortlessly chic in this fancy barn coat. It comes in navy, cranberry, orange, hot pink, and loden and features convenient pockets for anyone with opposable thumbs.

Find It: Canine Styles

11. WHITE PET NECK RUFF; $26

Pet Neck Ruff
Etsy

Your canine or kitty will look like their painting belongs in London's National Portrait Gallery with this Elizabethan neck ruff.

Find It: Etsy

12. CHICKEN SWEATER; $25

chicken wearing sweater
Etsy

Chickens can get cold when they're strutting around outside. A sweater (well, more like sweater vest) for your bird can also help prevent feather picking during molting season. Or, it can simply keep them warm while they stare pensively across a snowy landscape.

Find It: Etsy

13. PET CIRCLE SCARF; $15

dog in scarf
Etsy

An infinity scarf is a perfect burst of color on a dreary early morning walk. The proprietor of Mitten Made on Etsy originally designed this wool snood for her miniature Dachshund to help keep her warm during the long, cold winters in Michigan.

Find It: Etsy

14. FAB DOG TRAVEL RAINCOAT; FROM $18

Fab Dog Travel Raincoat
Chewy

This timeless yellow rain slicker will look great on any puppy when it's raining cats and dogs. It's made of 100 percent waterproof nylon shell that keeps fur dry. Bonus: It's perfect for an It Halloween costume.

Find It: Chewy

15. LACE CAT OR DOG COLLAR; FROM $10

cat in lace collar
Etsy

This handmade, white lace collar is a must-have for fancy felines. It's also embellished with a large rhinestone.

Find It: Etsy

16. FITWARM PENGUIN PAJAMAS FOR DOGS; FROM $10

Fitwarm Cute Penguin Xmas Dog Pajamas
Amazon

Keep your pupper warm on cold winter nights with these penguin PJs. They're great for doggie sleepovers or lazy weekends on the couch watching Netflix.

Find It: Amazon

17. PLAID CASHMERE DOG COAT; FROM $225

dog in plaid coat
Canine Styles

Your dog will look like a proper gentleman in this smart plaid peacoat. This fine garment is made of cashmere with a faux fur lining and leather buttons, and is a perfect shield against chill and fog.

Find It: Canine Styles

18. SATIN PET BOW TIE; FROM $8

Satin Bow Tie for Dog
Etsy

This satin doggie bow tie is perfect for any occasion. It comes in several colors and features a Velcro fastener that makes it easy to attach to a collar. Plus, 10 percent of every sale goes to charity: specifically to SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Feeding Pets of the Homeless.

Find It: Etsy

19. RED DOG DRESS; FROM $34

dog in dress
Etsy

Your good boy or girl will look red carpet-ready in this elegant gown. The voluminous tulle skirt is to die for, and each bow is embellished with beads. Custom orders are also available.

Find It: Etsy

20. DOG TIE; FROM $13

Dog tie
Etsy

Your pooch will be ready to stun at any black tie event. This tie is designed like a collar, making it easy to dress your four-legged friend. This Etsy store gives back: 10 perfect of all sales are donated to an animal protection association.

Find It: Etsy

21. NAUTICAL DOG DRESS WITH MATCHING LEASH; $20

Dog sailor dress
BaxterBoo

Perfect for a day on the town or setting sail in a schooner, this is the sailor outfit you never knew your best furry friend needed. This vintage throwback also comes with a matching leash.

Find It: BaxterBoo

22. TARTAN FLANNEL PET BOW TIE; $5.50

tartan pet bow tie
Etsy

Your dog or cat will turn heads in this flannel tartan bow tie. It has a convenient elastic loop that slides over your pup's collar.

Find It: Etsy

23. PUCCI DOG SHIRT; $23

dog in Pucci dog shirt
Etsy

Only the fanciest dogs wear, err, Pucci. Grab this punny "designer" t-shirt for your pup. This high-quality cotton statement piece is perfect for small breeds.

Find It: Etsy

24. PINK POLKA DOT AND LACE DOG HARNESS DRESS; $20

Pink Polka Dot and Lace Designer Dog Harness Dress
BaxterBoo

This feminine pink polka dot dress is simply adorable. It features a convenient built-in harness and comes with a matching leash.

Find It: BaxterBoo

25. PET SWEATER VEST; $6

pet sweater vest
Amazon

Your dog or cat will look like an erudite Oxford professor in this sweater vest. Note that the button on the pocket is shaped like a bone.

Find It: Amazon

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