Best Personalized Christmas Books

July 25, 2022 16 min read

There are flippin' sweet books everywhere you look that you can personalize for your child, godchild, friend's children—basically any and all small humans. Nothing is wrong with this. As a child, I would have gone insane if I had been given a story in which I was the main character or a book with my name on the cover. It's an exciting opportunity to give a child a priceless gift that they'll remember for the rest of their lives. But… adults want in on it, too. Where are the personalized Christmas books?!

We never got tired of seeing our names in print or reading about our own exploits. And perhaps you've wanted to give a personalized book to a sibling, parent, or friend, but it's difficult to find anything that isn't a picture book better suited for a child.

We can assist you with this.

Here's a list of personalized Christmas books that you can personalize as a holiday gift for a loved one.

1. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

When you personalize 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with any name, every child can join in the holiday fun! Your child's name will be custom printed on the book's cover and throughout the story, exactly like the version you saw in the store.

“Twas the night before Christmas,

when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring,

not even a mouse…”

With the personalized edition of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas!, you can put a new spin on a holiday classic! Your child is snuggled in their bed when they hear a clatter outside their window. They get the surprise of a lifetime as they investigate the sound: a glimpse of Santa Claus himself!

With your child's name intertwined throughout the story, you and your child will rediscover the magic of this timeless tale together.

2. Santa Is Coming To My House And Christmas Coloring Book Bundle

The excitement of Christmas is the best part! This two-book gift set, Santa is Coming to My House and Christmas Coloring Book, will get your children excited for Santa's visit. Santa is on his way to my house: St. Nick is on his way to your town, but it's not going to be easy. A missed turn, a blizzard, and a package mix-up are just a few of Santa's mishaps in this wild adventure. Coloring Book for Christmas: Follow a brave robin on his journey to the North Pole for a behind-the-scenes look at Santa's workshop that your child can color! This fun, festive book bundle will help you spread even more holiday cheer this season!

3. Christmas Coloring Book

A personalized Christmas Coloring Book featuring your child will get them in the holiday spirit! This book is a fun, festive way to celebrate the season, with adorable illustrations and a sweet story. In this adventure, a determined robin is determined to deliver your child's letter to Santa before Christmas. Follow him on a journey to the North Pole for a behind-the-scenes look at Santa's workshop that your child can color! Your child's name appears throughout this story, which takes them around the world, visiting Paris, London, and New York. The best part is that Santa has saved his favorite stop for last: your house!

4. Can You Help An Elf?

Can You Help an Elf?, a hilarious story about saving Christmas in the nick of time, can help you start a new holiday tradition! Santa and his elf are on a mission to give gifts to all the good little boys and girls. What is the issue? Some youngsters are more naughty than nice. In this festive adventure, your child assists Santa and his pointy-eared sidekick in outwitting the children who are attempting to capture them. Your child will find a Christmas To Do List at the back of the book, which they can check twice—just like Santa!

5. You Saw Santa

Share the joy of Christmas in an exciting new way with You Saw Santa, a personalized seek-and-find book ideal for anyone on Santa's Nice List! Santa has finished delivering toys, eating cookies, and storing the sleigh—ready for a break. The only catch is that he's traveling in disguise. Can your child spot Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer in unusual places? In this fun holiday adventure, your child sends a letter to Santa every time he sees him. Perhaps that jolly bearded man at the water park was Saint Nick after all... Your child will receive a personalized response from Santa himself at the end of the story, as well as an official Santa-Spotter certificate!

6. Santa Is Coming To My House

Your child will be overjoyed to see their name interwoven into the story with Santa and his elves! This year, give the gift of a personalized storybook by making your child the star of this exciting new holiday classic that soars through Santa's journey as he delivers gifts. Personalize the story with your child's name and include a dedication page with a photo and a message from you.

7. (Your Child) On The North Pole Express

When you personalize (Your Child) on the North Pole Express with any child's name, every child can join in on the holiday fun! Your child's name will appear on the cover of the custom printed book as well as throughout the story, just like in the store version. A mysterious gift becomes a doorway to another world - one filled with Christmas magic - for (Your Child) on the North Pole Express! When your child opens a gift, he or she is transported to a land populated by elves, reindeer, and, of course, Santa Claus! His house is only a short ride away on the North Pole Express, so hop aboard for an adventure you won't soon forget. In this holiday adventure, sip hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus, explore the toy workshop, and meet the Big Man himself. This book is personalized with your child's name and includes space for your child to draw themselves on the North Pole Express!

8. Baking Christmas Cookies Together Personalized Storybook

Share the joy of cookie baking with your family! "Baking Cookies Together," a personalized baking storybook for kids, can be customized for up to two children and one adult. Preserve your favorite family baking memories and discover the secret ingredient in every recipe: love. Kara Douglass Thom wrote the story and Srimalie Bassanie illustrated it. 28-page hardcover. 8.5 x 8.5 inch. Made in the United States.

9. My Very Own Christmas Personalized Book

It's almost Christmas Eve, and Santa has asked all of your favorite Christmas characters (as well as a few new ones!) to find a child whose Christmas spirit shines so brightly. Each character in this beautifully illustrated personalized storybook will bring the letters of your child's name to hang on the magical Christmas tree, illuminating it for all to see.

10. My Magical Snowman Personalized Book

This holiday season, melt your child's heart with this one-of-a-kind personalized storybook featuring the child's name and a story about the magic of love and friendship. Jennifer Dewing wrote the book, which was illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford. Winter forest animals join forces to create a special snowman friend for the child. Snowman comes to life when he or she reaches out for a hug! They sled, skate, make snow angels, and laugh and play with abandon.

11. A Christmas Dream For Me Personalized Storybook

This whimsical lullaby, written in the lyrical style of our bestselling storybook Goodnight Little Me, features a magical sugarplum fairy who waves her wand to induce Christmas-filled dreams. The name of your child appears throughout the story and illustrations in this magical Christmas gift. Sweet dreams of skating snowmen, dancing gingerbread men, flying reindeer, and singing swans await your child.

12. Our Family’s Night Before Christmas Personalized Book

Introduce children to Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" with this personalized Christmas book for the entire family! The book can be customized with the last name of the family, up to two guardians' nicknames (mommy, daddy, etc.), and up to six children's names. Personalize it even more by including the family's hometown and a family photo. You can also change the color of Santa's skin! Aleksandra Szmidt created the illustrations. This beautifully illustrated keepsake, ideal for new and growing families, will keep the child snug in bed. This Christmas book for kids is sure to become a holiday tradition that your family will look forward to every year.

13. Baby's First Christmas Personalized Board Book

With this one-of-a-kind personalized board book, you can commemorate a baby's first Christmas! This colorful board book, which includes the child's name throughout the story, is a special keepsake. Jennifer Dewing wrote the story, and Mati Rose McDonough illustrated it. In the book, Goose, Chipmunk, and other furry friends deliver a note to Santa, asking him or her to make a toy and a star for the tree. The winter animals then organize a festive holiday celebration and decorate the tree with ornaments that spell out the child's name. All the animals sing and circle the tree, wishing the little one a Merry Christmas!

14. My Magical Snowman Coloring Book And Sticker Gift Set

This custom coloring book about a friendly snowman and a 9 by 11-inch sticker sheet with 18 snowman stickers personalized with the child's name will spark a child's imagination and creativity. Jennifer Dewing wrote the book, which was illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford. Winter forest animals join forces to create a special snowman friend for the child. Snowman comes to life when he or she reaches out for a hug! They sled, skate, make snow angels, and laugh and play with abandon.

15. My Very Merry Christmas Coloring Book And Sticker Gift Set

Adorable forest animals assist the child in getting ready for Christmas! The child's name appears on this personalized coloring book and matching sticker sheet with 18 stickers. Jennifer Dewing wrote the story, and Mati Rose McDonough illustrated it. This coloring book and sticker gift set for kids will get them excited about Christmas and inspire their creativity!

16. My Christmas Sing-Along Book & Songs With Personalized Ornament Gift Set

Enjoy popular holiday songs that have been personalized with the child's name! This Christmas book and CD for children teaches them to sing their favorite Christmas carols all season long. While you're singing carols, put up a personalized Christmas ornament with the child's name and photo. Katya Longhi created the illustrations. 1. The Jingle Bells 2. St. Nicholas the Great 3. A-Caroling Here We Come 4. Decorate the Halls 5. The Twelve Days Of Christmas 6. Up On The Housetop 7. Across the River and Into the Woods 8th. Toyland 9. A Merry Christmas to You This collection of personalized singalong songs is ideal for listening to at home or in the car!

17. If My Dog Could Talk Personalized Book And Ornament

This personalized dog book includes a custom holiday ornament with the dog's name and photo! Celebrate the unique and loving bond that exists between playful puppies and their dog owners. Maia Haag wrote the book, and Susan Batori illustrated it. Choose from twelve illustrated dog styles and five colors to make the dog that looks most like your pet.

18. If My Cat Could Talk Personalized Storybook And Ornament Gift Set

The If My Cat Could Talk gift set is perfect for cat lovers and their furry felines. This gift set includes a personalized storybook with the cat's name and photo, as well as a matching ornament. Make the illustrated cat in the book look like your own pet by selecting from a variety of cat styles and colors! The name of the cat, as well as the names of up to four family members (children or adults), appear throughout the story and illustrations. You can also include a personal message for the dedication page and two photos, one in the front and one in the back, to make this a truly unique gift!

19. My Very Own Trucks Personalized Book And Ornament

It's time to spark your child's creativity with a personalized truck-themed gift set! The personalized children's book includes pictures of cars and trucks, as well as the child's name! Make a unique keepsake by including the child's photo, birthday, sender, and a dedication message. The matching ornament will include the child's name and photo, as well as the year. Maia Haag wrote the story and Jez Tuya illustrated it. Children will enjoy seeing their names spelled out by the trucks and transportation vehicles letter by letter. The A is brought by the ambulance, the C is brought by the crane, the S is brought by the skid steer loader, and so on. The vehicles build your child's name on scaffolding as the story progresses, and at the end, they celebrate by tooting their horns and shining their lights on the wonderful name that they have built.

20. Smart Story

Jungle Mystery is the title of SmartStory's customizable children's book. This story is appropriate for children aged zero to eight. With this book, you can design your own avatar to make the main character look like your child. You can customize it by adding the child's name, gender, skin color, haircut and color, and eye shape and color. You can even add glasses or freckles if you want. You can add actual photos of your child and other family members in addition to the illustrated avatar. These will appear throughout the story to add a more personal touch. You can include photos of your parents, grandparents, and siblings, as well as a full family photo. You can also include a personalized dedication on the first page of the book. After you've made your selections, you can preview the entire book with all of your changes.

21. The Book Of Everyone

There are two options for a personalized children's book at The Book of Everyone. The Book of Everyone is the first option. This one is appropriate for people of all ages. It includes fun facts and original illustrations based on the recipient's birthday. You can customize it by adding the recipient's name, birthdate, gender, age, and who sent it. You can also choose from nine different cover colors. After you submit all of your information, they will send you a free preview of the book. The second option is for children only. Wise(ish) Words for Kids is the title. This book is full of helpful tidbits of advice for your child. It is available in three editions, each with its own design and illustration style. You can choose between collage, graffiti, and graphic. You can customize it by adding the child's name, the names of the gift givers, and a special dedication message. You can even contribute your own piece of advice.

22. Wonderbly

Wonderbly's website is chock-full of personalized book options for your child. The books are organized by age range, so you know you're getting the right book for your child. They have a variety of themes to choose from, such as bedtime, friendship, school, and others. You can also buy gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, and Mother's Day. You'll add the child's and family members' names, choose a character to regift them, and write a personalized dedication to personalize the book. The cover can also be customized in a variety of colors. Your child's avatar character selection includes six options for each gender. They are distinguished by their skin color, hair style, and hair color. Each book comes in softcover or hardcover and has thick, kid-friendly pages. You can view your personalized book online before placing your order.

23. Hooray Heroes

Hooray Heroes provides numerous book themes for customization. Their titles are family-friendly, such as Daddy Will Always Love You and Grandpa, I'll Always Be Your Little Girl. They are intended to be heartfelt gifts to or from the child. Because these are family-oriented books, you can personalize each member's appearance. You'll get to choose their gender, hairstyle, hair color, and skin tone. For men, you can include glasses, freckles, or facial hair to add a more personal touch. They also let you personalize the story, which few other books do. You will be able to choose the individual stories that will be included in the book based on the overall theme. Once you've made all of your choices, you can preview the book with your changes. You can also choose between hardcover and softcover, as well as include a personalized dedication.

24. I See Me!

I See Me! has personalized storybooks and coloring books for a wide range of interests and events. They also have baby study board books. Trucks, dancing, bedtime, religious stories, superheroes, and other themes are among them. Some even feature Marvel and Disney characters. There are also books for special occasions such as birthdays, Easter, and Christmas. Personalization options vary depending on the book you choose. The child's name, appearance, names of family members, a personalized dedication, and a photo of the child are all possibilities. In some, you can customize the character to look like your child or substitute an actual photo. You can preview the finished product as you make changes to ensure that everything is set up correctly.

25. Shutterfly

Shutterfly offers about 30 different personalized book options. Their topics range from travel to zoo visits to religious subjects. Books for special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, and the first day of school are also available. There are even a few with well-known characters such as PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, and Sesame Street. These books provide a plethora of customization options, which vary depending on the story. You can add your child's name, gender, skin tone, hair color, hair style, and whether or not they wear glasses. In some cases, you may include specific information such as the child's favorite food or the name of their school. You'll be able to preview all of your changes as you make them. Each book allows you to include a personalized dedication as well as a photograph. Some even allow you to use a photograph of your child to regift the main character's face.

26. Put Me In The Story

Put Me in the Story has books for people of all ages and events. They have a very user-friendly website that will assist you in finding what you are looking for. You can sort by the child's age, the occasion, the book format, and other factors. There are books for every occasion, including birthdays, Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. Bedtime, potty training, summer fun, religious events, and other topics are covered in the books. There are even some options featuring well-known characters such as Elmo and Curious George. The items you can personalize are determined by the book you select. They might include the child's name on the cover, a special message inside, and photos of the child or family members. Some of the books allow you to create a character for your child, complete with hair, skin, and eye color. You can see a preview of the book with your changes as you make them, so you know exactly what you're getting.

27. Tellinga

Tellinga is the most out-of-the-box option on this list. They have several artists on board who hand draw truly unique stories. They send them as 5 x 7-inch postcards instead of binding them into a book. To begin creating your personalized story, choose the length of your story. The number of postcards you'll receive is determined by the length. Then you'll write a summary of the story you want to write. You can also include a photo to add more detail. Because each artist has a distinct style, the final product will be unexpected. Once the artist has finished your story, you will receive the postcards in the mail one by one. You'll also get a digital copy of the artwork. Tellinga is also unique in another way. They use the proceeds from their sales to fund research into Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

28. Frecklebox

Frecklebox has a plethora of personalized children's book options. You can choose from over 30 different stories. They are available in both hardcover and softcover formats. Birthdays, other holidays, a trip to the aquarium, tea time, pirates, and other topics are all covered in books. There's even a book in Spanish. Customization on these books is a little easier than on some of the other sellers we've looked at. You can't add photos or change the main character's appearance to look like your child. What you can change depends on the book you choose. Examples include including the child's name, a personal dedication, who wrote the book, the child's gender, and skin tone. You can preview the finished product before purchasing once you've added your customizations. It's also nice to know that these books are made in the United States and printed on recycled paper.

29. Dinkleboo

Dinkleboo offers over 100 different customizable story books. Whatever your child is interested in, there is a book for them. Superheroes, travel, magic, dinosaurs, ballet, farm animals, and other themes are featured. They even have options featuring popular characters such as Barbie and Thomas the Tank Engine. There are also books for special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, and Easter. Each book has a unique set of customization options. Name, gender, hairstyle, eye color, and skin tone are some examples. You may also be able to include a dedication page as well as other personalized characters for family and friends. Their books come in softcover, standard hardcover, and large hardcover formats. You will be able to preview the book with your changes before purchasing.

30. The Book Of Everyone

This one-of-a-kind gift commemorates the recipient's birth year, and the book combines charming illustrations with quirky facts about the recipient's birth year. This book, handcrafted by TheBookofEveryone and available in soft cover, hard cover, and deluxe cushion cover, is ideal for a birthday, holiday, or any special occasion!

31. Personalized Cookbook

Handcrafted by LeatherFamilyUA, this gorgeous leather-bound recipe book can be personalized with the cook in your life's name and one of eight possible design motifs for the cover.

32. Customized Comic Love Story

Most of the time, our lives play out like movies in our heads, so why not hold a tangible piece of that in your hand? MakeMeAComic can turn your romance into a hand-drawn comic using photographs of the "characters" in the story you want to tell, as well as enough details to help them draft up a story that you collaborate on until you have a perfectly unique piece of literature for you and your SO to treasure. Customized Bucket List Book

33. Personalized Travel Journal For Couples

Random Acts of Poetry has created a personalized travel journal for you and your travel companions. Take this little guy with you on your adventures to capture every detail you don't want to forget.

34. Personalized Family Christmas Book

Put the whole family in this charmingly illustrated holiday story based on The Twelve Days of Christmas. IseeMeBooksUs inserts your family's names throughout the story's artwork and text, and you can add a photo and a personalized dedication.

35. Personalized Family Recipe Book

Collect all of the family recipes in this leather-bound recipe book by Manchot Artisanat, which comes with six different cover design options and the option to personalize the cover to dedicate it to your family.

36. Stamped Book Set With Family Names

These aren't books, but these adorable little stacks by Duryea Place Designs can be personalized with each family member's name on a book spine, stacking up your family in one big pile of love.

37. Super Bestest Mommy

This adorable picture book from ISeeMeBooksUS allows you to personalize the story by choosing activities that correspond to Mom's interests and hobbies, as told through the eyes of her child. It also allows you to include a dedication, and up to two children can be added to the story.

38. Reasons Why I Love You Notebook

Dedicate the cover to your mother from you, and then fill out this Define Design 11 notebook with all of the ways you love her, so she has one centralized location for every love note you write to remind her of how much she is treasured.

39. My Dad Picture Book

With this personalized dad-centric picture book from From Lucy Gifts, you can create a sweet story between young children and their father. Include dad's hobbies, facts about the year he was born, and how life is now that his children have arrived.

40. Dear Daddy

This picture book, by the same creators as My Dad, depicts Dad teaching his children life lessons while also illustrating the lessons that children can teach Dad.

41. Petventures Starring Your Pet

Although this adorable adventure picture book about your pet cruising around town is technically intended for children, when has that ever stopped pet owners? Personalize My Pup creates these incredible tributes to your pet, which can be made with more than one pet. You know you want your pet to have their own book. It's the responsible thing to do.

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