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If you are looking for a perfect personalized gift, you’re in the right place!

We design custom art and craft the perfect personalized gift with meaning. Our personalized gifts are handmade just for you, creating a gift that helps you share your love and experiences with your favorite person. We work one-on-one with you to create a unique and one of a kind piece of art.

Our favorite part of the process? Shipping them out world-wide knowing that we’re helping to spread love and joy all over the world.

Our unique gifts have brought tears to the eyes of people near and far. One man personally thanked us as he was able to put a smile on the face of his wife from over 4000 miles away while she was deployed! That is just one of the reasons why we love what we do so much!

Start the easy process of getting your perfect gift now.

Customers shopping from the European Union — please shop our Etsy store at www.jwdesign.studio to include VAT
and new custom regulations at time of purchase — effective July 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Our story

Hello! I am Jess and I started JW Design Studio Gifts when my husband Mike and I were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. As cotton is traditionally the 2nd anniversary gift, I found it difficult to find something meaningful that I wanted to give to him that would last a lifetime. That is when I designed a custom wedding map of the place we married and I hand printed it on cotton fabric for a unique cotton gift idea for him. You can read about our full story and timeline since 2013 here.

That was June 2013 and now we are a husband and wife team creating the perfect personalized gifts for all occasions. We are currently in our 10th year of business, read all about us and see our timeline over the past decade here. You can also read about our monumental 6th year celebration here.

JW Design Studio is rooted in celebration, love and travel. We create your special gift from start to finish in our production studio in our home of Luray, VA, USA.

“Working on your unique gift makes us happy and we hope it makes you happy too.”

From that first cotton map that started our business, we have since developed into a full service personalized gift shop and we would love to handcraft your perfect gift. If you do not see what you are looking for, feel free to contact us and let us know what you are thinking. Working on your unique gift makes us happy and we hope it makes you happy too.

Above Photos: Mike + Jess on their wedding day 6.2.11 | Images from Turks and Caicos | A wedding map of Turks and Caicos

Our motto is to live. love. travel + celebrate everything!

You may be fond of traveling or a couple separated by great distances due to military deployments. You may just love personalized gifts. In any case, we love your story and we will work one-on-one with you to provide a personalized experience from the time you order to the time you receive your gift. Your gifts will be packed and shipped with care, whether you are near or far, to ensure it arrives safely in the hands of you or your loved one.

We feel our business is our life’s purpose. Celebrating a marriage is important and something that is well deserved and meaningful. By creating personalized and meaningful gifts, we hope to inspire joy and love, spark memories and foster the desire to plan a long life together. Ultimately, we hope that our gifts will help couples all over the world celebrate & experience a happy and healthy marriage.

Check out our shop now for some ideas and inspiration
on celebrating your love story!

We give back

Giving makes us happy and we truly hope that the efforts we’re able to contribute are able to help the organizations & recipients we support.

As we are avid dog lovers and interested in the humane care of all animals, a portion of all of our proceeds go to support animal care organizations in the Turks and Caicos Islands (where we married), Luray, VA (our current home) and Pittsburgh, Pa (our hometown). When you buy an item from us, you are helping a stray get medical attention, shelter and relocated to a new home. We appreciate your support and they do too.

In addition to supporting animal welfare, we also support individual causes throughout the year. Jess has rode for the American Diabetes Association, we work with local low income students, schools and organizations and provide annual pro-bono services to those in need.


What our customers are saying about JW design studio gifts:

“Hi there! I ordered a push pin map from you 5 days ago and got it today!! SO fast!! and it’s perfect. Thank you SO much for being so speedy with the creating, packaging, and shipping! I have never been so excited to give my husband a gift. I will definitely be referring you to ALL of my friends and family. I’m already planning on purchasing another for my mother-in-law in the near future. Thank you again for a wonderful product!”
— 🙂 April G., personalized push pin map

“My husband and I were very pleased with this item ! The map came out so beautiful, love all the detail, they were very quick to respond back and it came in the mail very fast! It looks great in our living room! We got it mounted and framed at Michaels…. Would definitely recommend , was perfect for our 2 year “cotton” wedding anniversary : )”
—Paige,  push pin world map printed on cotton canvas

“These [wood vow cards] were absolutely beautiful and worked perfectly for us to read from during the ceremony on our big day. Now they are on display in our house, so we can always reflect on the promises we made. Thank you! :)”
—Jenny T.,  wood vow cards

What our customers are saying about JW design studio service:

“This company is hands down, one of the best businesses that I have purchased a product from on Etsy. Not only is their artwork beautiful, they have amazing customer service and business ethics.”
—Jessica H., custom location cotton anniversary print

“It is perfect for my 3rd anniversary gift. The quality is great. The customer service is on point. They got back to me in a very timely manner whenever I had a question or issue. I would definitely use this shop again.”
—Sarah P.,  leather anniversary laser engraved map

“These guys were wonderful. They did this custom print for us and really helped us figure out the best way to produce what we were looking for.”
—Barbara M.,  custom sized push pin world map on paper

“This is the perfect anniversary gift and the owners have been a dream to work with!!! Super happy with our custom art.”
—Sara S.,  cotton anniversary print of state art




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