Personalized gifts a hot holiday ticket

At Kukui Grove Center, and at malls and small shops and stores around Kaua’i and well beyond, personalized holiday gifts are expected to be flying off store shelves this holiday season, retail experts say.

One new product is a new line of unique, personalized gifts that let members of families turn their photos and personal messages into permanent keepsakes that are nearly guaranteed to be warmly greeted by recipients.

Officials at the Maryland-based manufacturer Family Featured Products are looking to score a hit with the new line.

They offer a range of holiday gifts, include personalized calendars, scented candles, photo plaques, greeting cards, and even holiday wrapping paper, that comes custom-printed with select photos that families can submit via mail or through the company’s Web site at

So what is the perfect present for someone who seems to have everything?

How about something they can get nowhere else, delivered to the giver or receiver in the form desired and in quality through company leaders’ use of rapid, digital-printing technology?

Family Featured Products employees make gifts that are personalized with photos and text provided by the purchaser. Their product line includes scented candles, personalized calendars, photo plaques, personalized greeting cards, even personalized wrapping paper.

Jim Bland, president of Family Featured Products, says, “In today’s world, where people simply buy whatever they want, whenever they want, shopping for holiday gifts has become more challenging than ever.

Ordering a personalized gift is very easy, and can be done right from the home in a matter of minutes, he continued.

Individuals with digital photos can design their favorite item by going direct to For families with paper photos, the Web site provides a product-creation kit that is mailed directly to the customer.


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