Personalisation Ideas for Our Photo Keyring

Our personalised metal and leather photo keyrings are a Create Gift Love staple: our number one best-seller and customer favourite. We designed the leather photo keyring in 2016 and since then we have made them to celebrate countless birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases and milestones for customers all over the world. Each keyring is handmade to order in our workshop in the New Forest, UK, from solid stainless steel and sustainably sourced leather. We print the metal plate with a favourite photograph, engrave the back with a secret message then wrap and fix it in a leather case, personalised with hand-stamped initials or a name.

Group photo of Create Gift Love personalised leather photo keyrings

The leather metal photo keyrings are perhaps most popular for new mums and dads on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but since they are so customisable these keyrings really are the perfect gift for a hard-to-buy-for recipient, whatever the occasion. You can choose the leather colour, photograph, case personalisation and text engraved on the back to make the gift really suited to the person you’re buying for (we can even engrave a calendar or print a second photo if you would prefer!).

If you want to choose one of our photo keyrings for the next gifting occasion on the calendar but are struggling with personalisation ideas or stuck for words when it come to the engraving then never fear - in this post we’re going to help you with some personalisation inspiration for five different occasions and celebrations to get your creative juices flowing. Say goodbye to all your gift buying dilemmas - this keyring is going to tick all the boxes. 

 

For weddings

Whether you’re attending a wedding as a guest and want to find an unusual wedding gift for the happy couple or you’re a bride or groom looking for a personalised gift to thank your wedding party, our photo keyrings are the perfect solution. You could create matching keyrings for the bride and groom printed with their engagement photos and engraved with the details of their wedding day, or use the keyring as a sweet keepsake for your bridesmaids and groomsmen to thank them for their support throughout the wedding planning process! Our photo keyrings also make beautiful keepsakes to treasure your wedding photographs after the day is over, so you always have a reminder of the happiest day with you.

A Create Gift Love leopard print photo keyring showing a bride and bridesmaids
A Create Gift Love leather photo keyring engraved 'Mr and Mrs Elliot'

Personalisation ideas:

  • The couples’ married names, wedding date and location, for example: “Mr and Mrs Elliot, 06.08.21, St. Joseph’s Church”
  • A sweet message from the bride to her groom, for example: “You’re my happily ever after”
  • A thank you note to your best friend and maid of honour, for example: “Thank you for being my bridesmaid, Claire. I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side.”
  • The date of your engagement and wedding, for example: “Engaged 13.01.20, Married 04.05.22”.
  • A well-wish for the happy couple for years ahead, for example: “Sam and Helen, wishing you a lifetime of adventures together.”
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    For birthdays

    Birthdays always seem to be coming round the corner, as soon as one set of celebrations are over suddenly another year has passed and you’re ready to celebrate all over again. Birthdays in particular can be hard to buy gifts for, especially when it feels like the person already has everything they could need. Our photo keyrings are the perfect way to look back on the year that’s passed and capture the memories you have made, or as a way to remind the recipient what you mean to them. They are also brilliant keepsake gifts for milestone birthdays and can be printed with treasured photographs from years gone by.

    A Create Gift Love navy blue photo keyring showing a father and son
    A Create Gift Love leather photo keyring engraved 'Happy Birthday, Love Georgia x'

     Personalisation ideas:

  • A message to remind the recipient who the gift came from, for example: “We love you Daddy, love Evelyn and Griff xxx”
  • The date and location the photograph was taken, perfect for holiday snaps - for example: “Bali 2018”
  • A birthday message to celebrate a milestone year, for example: “Happy 30th Birthday, Sarah! Let’s get the party started xx”
  • A lookback on special memories you’ve made with the recipient, for example: “Daddy and Theo, making memories since 2018”
  • A reminder of the unique relationship between the sender and receiver, for example: “This Grandad belongs to Archie and Ellie”
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    For new babies

    Our photo keyrings are probably printed with baby photographs more than any other pictures, because the joy of a new baby in the family is unlike anything else (and when they’re that cute you want every opportunity to show their photos off to the world!). Whether you need a gift for a first Mother’s Day, first Father’s Day, a christening, naming day, or just to congratulate the new mummy and daddy or their little arrival, our photo keyrings can be tailored to suit and are sure to be treasured.

    A Create Gift Love tan brown photo keyring showing a baby with the word DADDY
    A Create Gift Love leather photo keyring engraved with a baby's date, weight and time of birth

    Personalisation ideas:

  • Your newborn’s all important details: name, time of birth, date and weight, for example: "Frankie, Born 15.01.21 at 10.22am, 6lb 9oz"
  • A reminder of when and where the photograph was taken, for example: “Matilda’s First Christmas 2021”
  • A message of advice and encouragement for a new parent, for example: “There’s no way to be a perfect mother but a million ways to be a great one”
  • A reminder of a day you’ll never forget, for example: “24.09.19: the day you became my daddy”
  • A message from your baby to their mama (if only they could talk!), for example: “Mama, I love you like you love naps. Thanks for all the cuddles xx”
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    For memorials

    When someone is grieving it can be so hard to know what to do or what to say. Bereavement gifts are tricky and often what the person needs most is a reminder of how loved and supported they are by the people around them. Our photo keepsake keyrings are a beautiful way of showing someone you are thinking of them at such a difficult time and can help them to reflect on treasured memories of the person they have lost, especially when carefully selected words are paired with favourite photographs. Our keyrings can be kept with them wherever they go and are a constant reminder of that special person’s presence in their life. 

    A Create Gift Love photo keyring showing an old fashioned photo of a young man
    A Create Gift Love leather photo keyring engraved 'Always by your side'

    Personalisation ideas:

  • A message of sympathy and comfort, for example: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday”
  • Simply the name and dates of the person who has died, for example: “Diana Rose Smith, 09.04.1929 - 30.02.2021”
  • A message to comfort someone who has lost a much loved pet, for example: “No longer by your side but forever in your heart”
  • A photograph of a favourite memory and the date it was taken, for example: “Memories with Grandad, 08.05.99”
  • A family group photograph and the names the person went by, for example: “Kath: wife, mum and nana - always in our hearts”
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    For anniversaries

    Whether it’s your first or your thirty-first, anniversaries are always special and a celebration to be marked. Our photo keyrings are the perfect gift to buy your partner to celebrate a wedding anniversary or the anniversary of when you met, and they are also ideal for giving to a couple when they are celebrating a big milestone anniversary. Did you know that leather is the traditional gift for a third wedding anniversary? All the more reason to choose our leather photo keyrings if you are celebrating three years of marriage!

    A Create Gift Love tan brown photo keyring showing a bride and groom
    A Create Gift Love leather photo keyring engraved 'Married since' and a date

    Personalisation ideas:

  • The date of your wedding day with a sweet message to celebrate the years gone by, for example: “16.10.84 - loved you then, love you still, always have, always will ♥”
  • A family photograph of you all together and a message about the meaning of family, for example: “When we have each other, we have everything”
  • A photo that reminds you both of a favourite memory and a message to tell your partner what it means to you, for example: “Any day spent with you is always my favourite day”
  • A photograph from your wedding day with a lyric from your first dance, for example: “It was always you and me, always and forever”
  • A picture taken in your favourite place with a thoughtful message, for example: “Together is a wonderful place to be”
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    Inspired to check out our personalised photo keyrings? Our keyrings are available in tan brown, black, navy blue, blush pink, mint green and leopard print leather, all from £29. Shop the full range here. 

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