13 of the best personalised books for children 2023

Personalised books for children are a great way to make the mini humans in your life feel valued and thought of

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Personalised books for children are always a gift winner - they make the little humans in your life feel seen, and valued. 

While there is always a place for their best toys books are important too. Done every day - whether magazines, signs, or books - reading, no matter the content (as long as it's age-appropriate), exposes little ones to new words and ways of using language. It also helps them learn general information about the world. Books also help children build empathy, learn how to handle challenging feelings, and develop their imagination. 

Little humans love personalised things (take a look through our personalised baby gifts too), and will be delighted to play a part in these bold adventures, with many options allowing you to create characters that look just like them. Then there's the tales filled with magical kids book quotes. Plus special books that see them star alongside favourite characters like Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, and Paddington Bear, will have them hooked. 

Check out our curated edit of stories to inspire kids' reading with these fabulous personalised books for children - they make the best keepsake too.

13 of the best personalised books for children

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Are personalised books worth it?

Yes, for many reasons. Though, this is a fair question, as times are financially hard at the moment for some, and personalised books can be pricier than say your local charity shop. Personalised books are important as, like the Children's Book Review says; "Seeing themselves as the star of a personalized book can boost a child’s confidence by allowing them to feel special and unique and see themselves as brave, kind, and empowered. Positive feelings of self-worth can lead to success at school, in friendships, and at home. Imagination and creativity send the message that a child’s ideas are important, and personalized books are a great launchpad to encourage imaginative play."

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Stephanie Lowe
Family Editor

Stephanie Lowe is Family Editor at GoodTo covering all things parenting, pregnancy and more. She has over 13 years' experience as a digital journalist with a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to all things family and lifestyle. Stephanie lives in Kent with her husband and son, Ted. With his love of choo-choos, Hey Duggee and finger painting he keeps her on her toes.