5 Custom Tech Gifts You Can Personalize

Even though tech is probably the best gift you can give (we may be a little biased here), it's easy to feel like it's not personal enough. After all, a Flip camera doesn't carry the same charm as a homemade ornament or a pair of vintage heirloom earrings. But if you're giving the gift of gadgetry this year, make it personal and consider one of these easily customizable devices.

1. Pentax Optio RS1000 ($149.95, Pentax Webstore)
Going for a point-and-shoot? Grab this one from Pentax. It's a pocket camera that takes great pictures, plus it boasts a huge library of personalized faceplates for you to choose—or create your own design. Eight skins come bundled with the camera, but you can check them all out here.

2. MyCustom TomTom GPS ($109.95 to $199.95, TomTom.com)
Your care can get in on the custom skin deal, too. You can have TomTom's 3.5", 4" and 5" GPS units customized with a skin from their website or—we're sensing a pattern here—upload your very own custom design.

3. Dell Laptops at the Dell Design Studio (various prices)
"Tattoo" one of the machines on Dell's line of laptops with a super-personal decal through the easy-to-use Dell Design Studio. You'll find the perfect skin whether your giftee is a manicured girly-girl (Try the OPI skins) or a sports fan (MLB has a line at Dell).

4. Flip Video Camera ($149 to $249, Flip Video Store)
These super-popular super-mini camcorders can come stright to your door pre-printed with one of hundreds of designs. Or, you know, you can upload your own design. We're thinking maybe matching it to to your TomTom, Dell laptop and Pentax point-and-shoot. What do you think?

5. Almost Anything Else (Various prices, ColorWare)
You can change the look (and spirit) of a device just by changing its color. So if your loved one isn't much for black or white tech, splurge and personalize any device with ColorWare. Everything from phones to laptops to headphones can get a custom makeover in a whole range of techni-colors.

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.