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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

Two people looking at a photo book from Chatbooks
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

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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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15 Funny Novelty Toys For Pets
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iStock

Want to get your pet a toy that shares your interests? These cute and amusing novelty creations will provide your dog or cat (and you) with plenty of entertainment, and your human friends will appreciate their strong pun game. And, they're great inspiration for funny Instagram photos.

1. STARBARKS COFFEE; $12

Starbarks Coffee DogToy
Amazon

If your dog loves going to Starbucks for a puppuccino, order a grande Starbarks Frenchie Roast so they can get their fix every day.

Find It: Amazon

2. EXCALIGRRR SWORD; $14

ExcaliGRRR Sword dog toy
BarkShop

This chew toy is worth it just to repeat the "Knights of the Hound Table" and "King Arfur" jokes that BarkShop suggests.

Find It: BarkShop

3. THE BARK POST; $10

newspaper dog toy
BarkShop

Did you know that dogs prefer print media? After all, you can't shred the internet. This newspaper toy is printed with real dog articles from BarkShop's blog, BarkPost.

Find It: BarkShop

4. CAT NIP TEA BAG; $4

cat nip tea bag toy
Etsy

If your ideal Sunday involves lounging on the couch with a good book, a cup of tea, and your cat at your feet, get your kitten its very own tea bag. This handmade toy is filled with organic cat nip and comes in four different ribbon patterns.

Find It: Etsy

5. LICK-CROIX BARKLING WATER; $14

LaCroix dog toy
GlamourMutt

If your dog loves to ride in your cart while you shop at Whole Foods, get him his own can of LaCroix-inspired Lick-Croix Barkling Water (Pamplemutt flavor, of course). Cheers!

Find It: GlamourMutt

6. HUMUNGA TONGUE; $11

Humunga Tongue dog toy
Amazon

This giant tongue with a ball on the end will make for tons of silly photos. Just make sure you buy the right size for your pooch.

Find It: Amazon

7. DOGGO DOGGO BILLS, Y'ALL; $8

stack of bills dog toy
BarkShop

Have you already spoiled your dog with every fancy bed, jacket, and toy imaginable? Maybe with a stack of money, they can learn to finance their own doggo lifestyle. In addition to squeaking, the toy crinkles just like crisp dollar bills.

Find It: BarkShop

8. RUCKSACK; $10

Rucksack dog toy
BarkShop

Does your pup love the great outdoors? This rucksack is perfect for his travels around the yard—just don't let him chase any cars while carrying it!

Find It: BarkShop

9. BOOM BOX; $11

boom box dog toy
BarkShop

When your dog picks up this boom box, he'll look like he's ready to party—or make a grand romantic gesture à la Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything.

Find It: BarkShop

10. CHEWY VUITON HANDBAG; $10

Chewy Vuiton dog toy
Amazon

This Chewy Vuiton purse is perfect for any fashionable doggies, even if they're named Gucci, Prada, or Dolce.

Find It: Amazon

11. TAKEOUT DUMPLINGS; $16

Dog with plush dumpling toys
BarkShop

If your fur baby begs for a bite every time you order in, get them their own "meal" of plush dumplings, complete with a Chinese takeout box replica.

Find It: BarkShop

12. IBONE; $17

iBone Plush Dog Toy
Amazon

Does your dog feel left out when you're Snapchatting or playing Candy Crush? Get him his own "iBone," so you can each stare at your phones in peace.

Find It: Amazon

13. VANDERPUMP SANGRIA; $17

Vanderpump sangria dog toy
GlamourMutt

It's not drinking alone if your dog is drinking with you! Get your overly pampered pooch a bottle of Lisa Vanderpump-branded sangria in pink or red, and settle in for a night of looking for Giggy or Rumpy Pumpy appearances on RHOBH or Vanderpump Rules.

Find It: GlamourMutt

14. CATNIP BANANA PEEL; $7

Your kitty will be tripping all over itself to get ahold of this organic catnip-filled banana peel. And perhaps it can serve as a reminder to increase your own daily fruit intake.

Find It: Etsy

15. ERNESTO THE FISH TACO; FROM $10

fish taco dog toy
BarkShop

Not all beaches allow dogs to bask in the sun, but that shouldn't stop your pup from enjoying a giant fish taco.

Find It: BarkShop

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Channel Your Inner Sea Monster With This Cozy Kraken Blanket
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ThinkGeek

In what has become an annual tradition, another one of ThinkGeek's "fake" April Fool's Day products has become a reality: Get ready to release the Kraken and add this cozy Tentacuddle Blanket to your shopping cart.

Every year, ThinkGeek comes up with a handful of prank products for April Fool's Day, many of which are so awesome that customers really want to buy them. So the company takes the most popular ones and turns them into very real gadgets and garments that you can own. The Tenctacuddle Blanket was one of ThinkGeek's annual April Fool's Day prank items in 2017, but it was too good to stay fictional. So, following this year's April Fool's festivities, ThinkGeek began selling the blankets for real.

This wearable full-body creation is a reaction to those popular and whimsical mermaid blankets (and the popularity of mermaid products as a whole, both on ThinkGeek and the rest of the internet). It's a must-have alternative for those who prefer dark and vicious sea monsters like the Kraken.

The real thing looks a little different than the Tentacuddle Wrap the brand jokingly mocked up back in 2017: Each of the five tentacles is 2 feet long with three suckers and has an opening at the end for you to put your hand or foot through. It's perfect for keeping your whole body warm while lounging on the couch. Made of machine-washable acrylic, it can be yours for $59.99.

To shop other ThinkGeek prank items made real, like the Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, head here. Don't forget to ogle this year's April Fool's catalog and vote on which one you want ThinkGeek to make a reality for 2019.

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