Searching for that perfect present that shows you really care? Then try getting personal. Now you can find everything from handbags to housewares embossed with your loved one's initials. Robyn Spizman is the author of “The Giftionary,” and she shares this list of favorites:
1. Chip N' Dough cookie tin, $34.95
www.chipndough.comSend something sweet to friends and family this holiday season with a personalized tin filled with award-winning cookies from Chip N' Dough. Simply upload your photo or artwork and choose from a variety of backgrounds, clip art and fonts to design an original work of art to hold mouthwatering Chip N' Dough cookies. Cookies are shipped the same day the order is placed if ordered by 2 p.m. PST.
2. Hidalgo jewelry, $300 - $3,000
www.hidalgojewelry.comHidalgo rings are quickly becoming collector's items and are being seen worn by many celebrities. Hidalgo rings can be engraved in color or in 18-karat gold or silver. Simply choose a ring and engrave something meaningful to her, whether it's a special date, a child's name, a nickname, etc. In true Hidalgo fashion, the style of this ring pairs well with stacks of guards above and below the personalized ring. Guards can be purchased in gold, silver, diamonds or a variety of enamel colors. Guards range in price from $360 to $2,300. (Order by December 12 to ensure Christmas delivery.)
3. Voice Quilt, $80 - $140
1.800.764.8533www.voicequilt.comIt's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to capture warm wishes this season with a gift from Voice Quilt. First, set up a Voice Quilt account and invite friends and family to call and leave messages. Second, listen to your messages and select your favorites. Third, select from a variety of heirloom boxes that operate like music boxes when opened to play and preserve your messages. Prices range from $80 to $140.
5. Preppy Decals, $8 - $18
www.preppydecals.comPersonalize anything in a snap with monograms from Preppy Decals. The customization possibilities are endless with these fun, colorful monograms. Prices range from $8 to $18 for 5' tall monograms and smaller. Order by December 15 for Christmas delivery!
6. Pottery Barn Kids buckets, $75
www.potterybarnkids.comFun comes by the bucketful with a children's holiday gift from Pottery Barn. For $75 these reusable metal buckets can be personalized with your child's name and are available in three different styles. The pink craft gift bucket includes a princess finger-puppet set, a doll-making kit, six different bead sets and a doodle pad. The red art gift bucket includes a doodle pad, glitter poster paint, paintbrushes, jumbo crayons, jumbo chalk sticks and finger paint. The green dinosaur bucket includes an extra-large foam dinosaur puzzle, a tube of baby dinos, glow-in-the-dark stars and the classic children's storybook "The Gruffalo." Order by 5 p.m. PST on December 18 to receive your gift in time for the holidays.
8. Fireplace grate, $120
www.americanpersonalizedproducts.comPersonalize your hearth and home with a fireplace grate from American Personalized Products. For $120 this heavy steel grate can be personalized with up to 12 letters. Finished with a black, flame-retardant seal, it will continue to look great holiday after holiday. Order by December 10 for Christmas delivery.
10. StinkyKids T-shirts, $28 - $44
www.stinkykids.comInspired by original paintings by a stay-at-home mother and the age-old expression "you little stinker," StinkyKids are 100 percent cotton tees. Tees feature different children, and each tee comes tagged with a collectible sticker. A portion of the proceeds from StinkyKids is donated directly to the Books Bears and Bonnets charity, which provides gift boxes to children and adults fighting cancer and other serious illnesses.