10 Personalized Gifts for Him
Engraved with his name, initials, or an important date, these gifts show that you went above and beyond to find something just for him.
Personalized Puzzles Book
Ideal for the traveler or the commuter, this personalized book—his name can be printed on the front and then a quiz based on the year you request (a birthday or anniversary, maybe?) is inside—of 50 multi-level puzzles will ensure his journey is anything but boring.
To buy: $40, uncommongoods.com.
A must-have in his tool belt, this wooden-handled hammer features an extra-special inscription: a personalized note from you or one of his kids. Simply submit a photo of the handwritten note (up to 40 characters in length), and the designer will trace and burn the message onto the handle.
To buy: $40, niksnaksstore.etsy.com.
Penny Cufflinks With Personalized Year
Mark an important year (or two, if you choose different years) with a pair of wearable pennies. Each coin is in mint condition, and mounted in a sterling silver bezel plated with gold. Perfect for a wedding, anniversary, or round birthday.
To buy: $140, uncommongoods.com.
USB Money Clip
With this ingenious stainless steel duo, his pockets won’t be loaded down with extra gadgets. This money clip and USB combo allows him to stash all of his money and those important work documents (up to eight gigs of data) all in one place.
To buy: $99, markandgraham.com.
Monogrammed Steak Brand and Carving Board
There’ll be no question as to who owns the barbecue when he sears his signature steak with this hand forged iron brand. The set comes complete with a wooden cutting board that’s already been branded. Choose up to three initials.
To buy: $70, williams-sonoma.com.
Herringbone Tie Case
If he travels for work, this neat kit will keep him looking fresh and dapper no matter how many red eyes he’s taken this year. The case features elastics that hold multiple ties or handkerchiefs snugly in place and a zippered pocket for collar stays.
To buy: $99, markandgraham.com.
Personalized Craft Beer Tasting Flight
Is it an IPA kind of night—or, maybe a stout instead? With this set he doesn’t have to choose just one variety. Four etched glasses sit snugly inside the bamboo tray, and the chalkboard provides a place for labels or tasting notes. Each glass holds 5.5 ounces.
To buy: $78, nordstrom.com.
Custom Brass Collar Stays
With these fancy brass collar stays in his dopp kit, you can consider sloppy shirt collars a thing of the past. This set, which includes six 2.5-inch stays, can be engraved with two different names, phrases, or dates up to 10 characters each.
To buy: $45 for six, owenandfred.com.
Trade that tired old backpack for a more stylish—but still convenient—option. This roomy canvas duffel offers both a nice aesthetic (a playful gingham liner, contrast stitching, silver hardware) and functionality (multiple pockets and a rust-proof zipper). Add a three-letter monogram on the end or the side of the bag.
To buy: $95, hudsonsutler.com.
Personalized Sports Book
He’ll feel like the big winner when he receives a custom leather book with his favorite team’s highlight reel inside and his name printed in gold on the outside. Each page of this 70-80-page book has a reprint of his team’s biggest game-day stories, including Hall of Fame announcements, big wins, player profiles, and more.
To buy: $70, nytimes.com.