25 Personalized Gifts They Can Truly Call Their Own
From pet-inspired placemats that make cleanup easier, to animal-designed plush towels that wrap an infant in the warmest cotton, to an ultra-chic leather bracelet with its own bow (seriously, it’s a gift that wraps itself), there’s a personalized gift for almost every person, pet, or price point. Some retailers even offer free shipping and returns to make the shopping season all the merrier. So if finding that “perfect” gift seems perfectly impossible, try surprising your loved one with a gift that is all their own. Nothing says you’re special like presenting a package chosen specifically for someone. Brownie points if they have a name so unique that it’s rarely found on keychains or refrigerator magnets.
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Travel Jewelry Case
Travel in style while toting your most treasured baubles in this customized faux-leather carryall. Each zippered travel case boasts enough room to house a trove of necklaces, rings, and bracelets, so you can safely transport your most precious jewelry sans stress.
To buy: $69; markandgraham.com.
Monogrammed Pajama Set
Add up to three letters to these silky-soft, wrinkle-resistant jersey PJs. Use code REALSIMPLE for free monogramming at checkout.
To buy: $95; summersalt.com.
DIY Alphabet Jewelry Kit
Craft-lovers will obsess over this DIY kit that's reminiscent of days spent at summer camp. Each beaded jewelry kit includes enough goods to craft up to 10 different looks that are all entirely one-of-a-kind.
To buy: $15; target.com.
Spiral Notebook and Planner
Each purchase of a monogrammed planner or notebook funds one hour of business training for women around the world.
To buy: from $19; mariemae.com.
ABC Cushion Knitting Kit
Gift the crafter in your life with this personalized knitting kit that's great for beginners and DIY experts alike. Each custom kit includes patterns for every letter of the alphabet, along with knitting needles and two sets of colored wool.
To buy: $75; weareknitters.com.
Tassel Luggage Tag
The poppy colors and playful tassel on this soft leather tag will brighten up any jet-setter's travel gear.
To buy: $65; markandgraham.com.
Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board
At first glance, this wooden wedge looks like a simple cheese board. Swivel it open, and you'll transform the board into a tiered server complete with a cheese fork and knives hidden inside.
To buy: $78; uncommongoods.com.
Round Acrylic Coasters
Ideal for gifting to the hostess who has everything, these holiday-ready acrylic coasters come in a slew of colors, from Kelly green to punchy turquoise.
To buy: $59 for 4, markandgraham.com.
Alison Lou Enamel Huggy Earring
Upgrade your earring game with a single enamel hoop that's as customizable as it is on trend. Made from 14K yellow gold, each tiny letter huggy hoop is sold as a single unit, so you can mix and match to create a custom look of your own.
To buy: $280; alisonlou.com.
Stackable Gold Ring
Shine on with this simple yet stylish ring crafted from cultured stones and 14K gold. Wear one in the color of your birthstone, or rock stones of different shades for a one-of-a-kind stack.
To buy: $280; larkandberry.com.
Engraved Rolling Pin
Complete your friend's holiday-baking kit with this engraved rolling pin. Choose from multiple styles, woods, and fonts to create the perfect tool.
To buy: from $40; vermontrollingpins.com.
Custom Dog Bowl
Consider this well-crafted custom bowl a special treat for your fur baby. Best of all: The handmade pottery is dishwasher safe.
To buy: $39; thelulubird.etsy.com.
New York Times Custom Front Page Puzzle
Whether it's an anniversary or birthday, celebrate a significant milestone of your choosing with this custom puzzle. The 500-piece present is the perfect memento of New York Times front pages that date all the way back to 1851.
To buy: $50; uncommongoods.com.
Embellish these handmade ceramics with a modern monogram. Opt for 24-karat gold script or a black-and-white combo.
To buy: from $41; lux-eros.com.
Custom Compass Necklace
Keep your favorite locales close to home with this customizable necklace anyone with wanderlust will appreciate. Each piece of jewelry can be filled with sand or any other natural element from your most cherished destinations, far and wide.
To buy: from $115; uncommongoods.com.
Personalized Throw Quilt
Snuggle up and settle in with an ultra-cozy personalized throw that looks just as great on your lap as it does draped over the back of your sectional.
To buy: $325 with monogram, louisegray.com.
Mini Zip-Around Wallet
Stash cash, coins, and cards in this mini wallet crafted from pebbled leather. Each accessory can be embossed with gold foil lettering, and it fits into the smallest of handbags or clutches.
To buy: $110; cuyana.com.
Zodiac Constellation Necklace
State your sign with this laser-cut pendant necklace that looks good while giving back. For each purchase, 25-square-feet of public land is preserved through The Trust for Public Land nonprofit.
To buy: thegrommet.com.
Personalized Family Figurines
These quirky beechwood figurines are hand-painted to resemble your family members—pets too.
To buy: from $103 for 2; myminifam.etsy.com.
Monogram Sock Trio
No more guessing games on laundry day. Ensure that his housemates stop “borrowing” his socks by monogramming each pair. Choose from three embroidery styles.
To buy: $45; nicelaundry.com.
Vintage Vinyl Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker has an old-school look with contemporary capability; customize by album, genre, or record label.
To buy: $275; uncommongoods.com.
Custom Pet Pillow
If Fluffy always ends up sleeping on your pillow, maybe it’s time he gets his own. Made to order in Portland and illustrated by hand, each pillow features an artistic rendition of your dog or cat on canvas, which is stuffed with a non-allergenic, soft fiberfill. The backing is reinforced with gray upholstery-weight fabric that helps the pillows stand up straight. Make sure to order at least four weeks in advance for processing (the vendor promises six weeks is maximum waiting time) and don’t forget to include a photo of your furry friend when ordering.
To buy: $74, karaburkeillustrates.etsy.com.
Astrology Embroidery Kit
Do you know someone who checks his or her horoscope on a daily basis? Anyone who is tuned in to their zodiac will appreciate this stitch-your-own-sign activity. The pattern is pre-printed onto the navy fabric for an easy-to-follow, hour-long endeavor (it even comes with extra fabric to serve as a practice piece—just in case). A five-inch embroidery hoop not only provides support while working, but also serves as a nice display for the finished artwork. Available in all astrological signs, and a variety of other designs, like constellations, monograms, and arrows are also available.
To buy: $20, miniaturerhino.etsy.com.
Waterhog Pet Mat, Personalized Placemat
Your favorite furry family member deserves a clean place to grub, even if he isn’t the cleanest eater. That’s where a quick-dry feeding mat that has a ridged border to tamper food and water spills, and a fabric that makes it resistant to mildew, shedding, and fading, comes in. It is big enough to fit most water and food bowls (mats range in size) and the rubber backing ensures the mat stays in place. Pet parents can choose from five different neutral colors and customize the mat with up to eight characters, including spaces.
To buy: $45, llbean.com.
Copper Moscow Mule Mug Set
While traditionally used for the popular 1950s cocktail, these coveted copper cup mugs are now the go-to vessel for just about every beverage. Give these cups an upgrade with personalized monograms for the bar cart aficionado.
To buy: $45; potterybarn.com.