As far as gift-giving goes, we know from first-hand experience that there are few ways to make someone feel more special than with a personalized gift. We’ve seen the way these extra-meaningful presents make people light up, and well, there’s nothing quite like it (cheesy, maybe, but true). Not only do these types of gifts basically say, “Hey, I put a lot of thought into this because I love you,” but they also prove just how well you know a person and what they’re into, which is always a nice feeling for whoever’s on the receiving end.
Oh, and you can personalize just about anything nowadays, too, so definitely don’t feel restricted to monogrammed mugs and pajama sets. As you’ll see ahead, you can customize cutting boards, wine glasses, watches, makeup, fragrance, and so much more. In fact, you could easily get personalized presents for everyone on your list if you wanted to — though you might get inundated with a myriad of thank you cards in return.
Here, we’ve rounded up 18 super-thoughtful options for all of the lucky friends and family on your list this year. Happy holiday shopping!
Let’s face it: Moms love just about any gift from their kids, including (but definitely not limited to) handmade crafts, cards, and baked goods. That being said, if you’re looking to really impress, Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm is engravable and a luxurious option for makeup-loving moms, while Cathy’s Concept Monogram Stemless Wine Glasses are great for mothers who like to relax with a beverage — whatever it may be — at the end of a long day. And, for the mom who takes a million pictures, Skylight’s Digital Frame will be greatly appreciated (especially if you pre-fill it with photos).
Personalized jewelry is a failsafe option for most people in your life – your dad included. For the dads who like wearing rings on a regular basis, you can’t go wrong with Argento Vivo’s Personalized Signet Ring, which you can emboss with their name or initials for a one-of-a-kind special touch.
Or, if watches are more your dad’s style, the Bobo Bird Men’s Engraved Wooden Watch is a cool option that’s both personalized and practical. As for the father who takes great pride in their grooming routine, might we suggest this chic Personalized Shaving Kit courtesy of Maison Lambert?
A personalized gift is an excellent way to show your S.O. just how much you care about them. This Jonesy Wood Year Pendant Necklace, for one, is perfect if your partner loves statement necklaces with a sentimental twist. And if you want to go in a totally different direction, this I Wrote a Book About You Fill-in-the-Blank Book from Amazon will be a win (just don’t forget to fill it out first before giving it to them). Additionally, for couples who have traveled the world together, this Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map is a seriously sweet option that’ll remind you both of all the amazing places you’ve visited together.
If your daughter is a fan of beauty tutorials or an avid product tester, this Personalized Makeup Bag from Etsy will definitely be a hit, as you can have it monogrammed, and customize the color.