There are times in which we can’t always get what we want.

It sometimes annoys the living crab out of us but then again, like any other useless things in our life, we may have to suck it up and just deal with it.

But then again, when it comes to something you’ve always desired, that annoying feeling crab-walks back into our soul. Especially if it concerns the lavish red coloured tee you’ve been eyeing for some time but it happens to have a hideous nonsensical logo with an ‘I love you’ statement at the bottom of it or when you need to get a mug that better express your profound love instead of the run of the mill mundane mug you’ve always given her.

Seriously, why is the universe against you?

But fret no more! In this day and age, customising your favourite graphic tee or even any gifts is no longer a problem. With the ever-increasing demands of the need to have a unique and thoughtful apparel, the rise of web design tool such as online design tool (ODT) has empowered people to create something that reflects their inner desire and preferences. 

Designing and customising items are no longer a hassle. With the help of ODT, you would be able to create a stunning gift all from the comfort of your own home. Without a further ado, here are some of the easiest to navigate online design tools available to customise items, in no particular order.

1. CustomInk

The ODT layout is fun and foolproof!

This is by far one of the effortless online design tools to manoeuvre. The best thing about CustomInk is that they have a variety of customisable item like T-shirts, swimwear, umbrellas and speakers. For ODT, all you need to do is head over to design lab and start desigining your t-shirt. You can customise with your preferred text, art tab in which you can upload your photo or add notes. If you need an inspiration, you can always browse their available templates. 

2. Bags of Love

Very pleasing to look at the same time practical.

If you need a variation of items that are rarely customisable, check out Bags of Love. They have uncommon customisable items like suitcases and camping chairs! How cool is that? Bags of Love also features an easy to use tool that you can go gaga on! Their Online Design Tool is easily operated and is simple enough that you won’t mess up. (But if you do, no worries, just delete the item). The fun feature of BoL’s Online Design Tool is that they have a lifestyle view so as you edit, you can see your edits with a real life background. As they said on their website “All you need is a sprinkle of creativity, a pinch of originality and a whole lot of love.”

3. Personalization Mall

Personalise the small details, like your name.

Or start the design from scratch!

As the name suggests, this website provides a plethora of items that you can customise. They have many ready made template items that you can personalise. This is very useful for people who don’t have much idea on how to design their gifts or items but still want something special. And if you have a design in mind, they also have blank items that you can customise from scratch. The design tool is a hassle free allowing you to zoom in and out while designing or if you think you want to start fresh, you can discard all the designs with a button. It’s really simple!

4. Shutterfly

Minimal tabs with only three colours-minimalistic layout

Shutterfly is a well-known name due to their high-end quality products and their user-friendly online design tool. Like personalise Mall, Shutterfly also has a ready made template that you can personalise by putting your name or a special message and also design your own feature that you can design from the start. Their design tool is very user-friendly, that you can easily click from tab to tab to manage your designs and at the same time very minimalistic. When you have finished designing, you can click the ‘preview’ button next to the ‘add to cart’ button to see how your design would look as a whole.  

5. Spreadshirt

Aww look at that bandana for your furry baby!

This cute website offers a really convenient and easy to navigate layout even from the homepage. It’s definitely an aesthetically visual website for you to design any customisable things. Do not be fooled by the cutesy layout, they have a huge range of high-quality products that you can choose from, so it’s not a surprise that they have a 4.4 star in the google review. On the ODT, there are four tabs that you can click on one-by-one when designing. The first tab is for choosing a product, the second would be for free and paid ready made designs, the third for uploading your own designs and the last one would be for inserting texts. Go to each tab and your custom product would be the greatest of all time!

6. Cowcow

Cowcow is another website that puts layout design and quality as a priority. Their homepage and Online Design Tool layout are both very pleasing to look at, as well as easy to navigate. What is interesting about CowCow’s ODT is that they have a copy, cut and paste feature that none of the other ODT mentioned above acquires. It would be so much easier when you are trying to make a repetitive pattern on the item that you are designing. The ODT also has other basic features like ‘add image’, ‘add text’ and elements (which basically is free clipart that you can use).

These six websites have hassle-free online design tools that wouldn’t stress you out. Just be free with your ideas by using these hassle-free tools and you can create your own special item that you would surely love! But if you opt for unique gifts such as custom mugs, tees, frames or even canvas, we’ve got just the thing for you. Our ODT will help you make your gift giving dream into a realisation. 

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