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Looking for the perfect holiday gift ideas for young readers? Personalized books for kids make fabulous presents! They not only encourage your little one to read more (what child doesn’t love seeing themselves in a storybook?), they are amazing keepsakes that your child will treasure for years to come. Put Me in the Story has a massive collection of fun personalized stories for every child’s interest, from Disney Princesses to dinosaurs!
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Check out our holiday gift guide featuring 10 of our favorite ideas!
Holiday Gift Ideas: Top 10 Personalized Books for Kids
1. Santa is Coming to My House
Santa Is Coming to My House takes your child on an exciting journey with everyone’s favorite jolly old elf, Santa himself! Personalize the story with your child’s name and send him on an epic adventure to help save Christmas! This book is perfect for kids age 3-7. With 36 pages, it’s just the right length for a bedtime story!
2. I Love You So…
“You’re my sweetie, my dear, my smile and giggle. You’re my playmate for always, my hug and my wiggle.” I Love You So… is a simple yet beautiful way to let your little ones know just how very much you love them. While the book is perfect for ages 4-7, it really makes a meaningful gift for kids of all ages.
3. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street
All of your child’s favorite Sesame Street characters are coming together to celebrate in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Sesame Street! Cookie Monster has a very big problem. He kind of ate all of Santa’s cookies! Now, he needs help from your special little elf to replace them! This one is just right for ages 4-7.
4. Curious George Curious You: On Your Way
Everyone’s favorite curious monkey is craving a bit of adventure in Curious George Curious You: On Your Way, and he wants your little one to join his journey! Of course, things don’t go exactly as planned, but that never stops George from putting his whole heart into his explorations! This is a great story to encourage your kids’ imaginations while reminding them that no matter what, you’ll always be there for them! It’s written for kids age 4-7, but I think it would also make a fun gift idea for older fans of George who need a little encouragement.
5. On the Night You Were Born
On the Night You Were Born was one of my favorite stories to read to my son when he was a baby. The personalized version is even more special! This beautifully illustrated story shows your child just how very much they mean to you. It’s perfect for all ages. I highly recommend it as a baby’s first Christmas gift!
6. Dream Big, Princess!
We actually reviewed Dream Big, Princess! a few months ago. Kristy’s daughter absolutely loved it! The story turns your child into a Disney Princess and encourages her to always put her best foot forward and stay positive. This book is perfect for any Disney Princess fan in your life, especially those ages 4-8.
7. Fancy Nancy Tea Parties
Got a budding chef or hostess on your hands? In Fancy Nancy Tea Parties, Nancy can’t wait to share all her expertise with your child! From recipes and crafts to tips on proper tea party etiquette, your child will be the ultimate host by the end of the story! When you’re done reading, whip up your own tasty treats using the included recipe cards! Perfect for ages 4-8.
8. Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
In Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, poor Pete is having a pretty rough day until Grumpy Toad lends him a pair of magical sunglasses! Once he puts them on, he sees the world in a whole new way…and encourages your child to do the same! This story, perfect for all ages, helps your kids learn to find the good in even the gloomiest of days.
9. Isabella: Girl In Charge
In Isabella: Girl In Charge, your child’s name takes the place of “Isabella” and sends them on a journey to the White House! Your little one will learn about all the amazing women throughout history who made a positive impact in Washington. This is the perfect story to remind children ages 4-7 that they can do anything they can do anything they set their mind to!
10. National Geographic Little Kids book of…
The “National Geographic Little Kids book of” line includes favorites such as Dinosaurs, Animals, Ocean Animals, and Space. Each book features exciting illustrations and fun facts the subjects. Journey back to the prehistoric age, take a trip to the rain forest or blast off into space! At the end of the book, kids can mark off their favorite animals, name their own comet and more.
About Put Me in the Story
Put Me In The Story takes bestselling books and beloved characters and creates personalized books complete with your child’s name, photo, and even a special message from you! They make reading more fun and engaging since your child is the star of the story. In 2016, Put Me In The Story published over 60 new books with partners like Disney, National Geographic Kids, Curious George, Harper Collins, Sesame Street, Star Wars, The Avengers, and more. Basically, all the characters and themes that our kids love the most!
Any of these personalized books for kids would make a fabulous holiday gift idea for your little one! These are just ten of our favorites, but there are tons more to choose from on the Put Me In The Story website. You can also take the gift even further with personalized puzzles, placemats and more. Check out the Gift Sets, too. Some books come with plush toys and other fun enhancements.