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Although the people in your life may tell you that "it's the thought that counts" when it comes to gifting, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift for your loved ones as we enter the holiday season. Let's face it, after the year we've all had, a unique and thoughtful gift is deserved.
We also did a deep dive to find some of the sweetest gifts for every kind of person in your life. Whether you're shopping for a friend or a close family member, these customizable gifts won't disappoint.
Make this year's holiday season extra special with a one-of-a-kind gift made just for them, from a custom charcuterie board to a dainty piece of jewelry.
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If you are looking for high-quality holiday cards, Minted is the place to go. In addition to offering customizable cards, Minted just launched free personalized holiday websites, allowing friends and family who receive your card to scan a QR code and see additional photos, videos and letters.
Merci Maman is a jewelry brand that offers customized pieces hand-engraved by their team of artists. This bestselling bangle allows you to choose your metal from the options of 18-karat gold, rose gold plating or 925 sterling silver. You can then personalize an engraving on both the inside and outside of the bracelet.
This dainty padlock chain bracelet is available in either 18-karat gold or 925 sterling silver. You can choose a single initial to be hand-engraved onto either side of the padlock for a meaningful personal touch.
The slightly curved surface of this signet ring allows for up to 10 characters of personalization to be engraved in the center of the disc. Signet rings are traditionally worn on the smallest finger, says the brand, and look great worn with other rings.
This modern bracelet can be personalized with names, dates and more. The timeless design can also be easily layered on top of other jewelry pieces.
This handmade leather minimalist wallet has a rustic design and can hold six to eight credit cards. The personalization can be up to six letters, so it is ideal for initials or dates.
This personalized toiletry bag is great for the traveler in your life. The custom engraving provides a personal touch and the bag is made from full-grain leather.
When traveling, your passport is the most important thing you need, so keep it protected with this personalized leather passport cover. This cover can hold two passports and is hand-stitched and made with top-grain leather.
Olive Branch Farmhouse creates vintage-inspired canvas signs that are crafted to look like wood or metal. The canvas sizes range from 10 by 20 to 24 by 48, and each personalized sign is made in the U.S. The brand offers a wide variety of designs, so there are plenty of options to find the perfect one for your space.
Each wine buddy holds one wine bottle and two glasses, and if you buy a second they can be easily stacked. Wood options for the wine buddy include maple, mahogany, cherry and walnut, and laser engravings or painted designs can also be added.
Perfect for the beach, camping, barbecues, parties and more, this wine table is a great gift for those who love hosting. Each table holds two glasses and a bottle of wine, and the handle also doubles as a cell phone holder.
Sustainable, reusable and customizable, these glass soap dispensers can make a great personal gift. You will be able to add a name or monogram to the label and can select the bottle size, color and pump. The website is also interactive, so you can mix and match selections to find your favorite combination.
Why send a boring text or email when you can deliver a message with delicious cookies? These vanilla shortbread cookies can be personalized to share a special, sweet message with your friends and loved ones this holiday season.
This credit card keychain keeps all of your essentials together and is great for people always on the go. Made with metallic gold hardware, this vegan-friendly card holder is both practical and chic.
Whether you want to treat yourself or give it as a gift, this vegan leather clutch is a stylish choice. In addition to personalizing this bag with a name, you also get your choice of six vegan leather color options.
Available in nine different colors, this cotton canvas tote is a great everyday bag option. The bag comes with a gold zipper and you can choose which color you want your text to be.
A classic button-down is a wardrobe staple, but make it your own with a monogramed chest pocket. For the monogram, you can choose your thread color, font and what initials you want added. The shirt is also crafted to be wrinkle resistant with a relaxed cut and back box pleat.
Best personalized gifts for her
Anyone looking to make 2022 the year where they finally hit the road again will appreciate this chic jewelry case. It features multiple compartments to store earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
If you're already thinking of getting them this bestselling mug for the holidays, go one step further and add a personal touch. You can add a monogram or a design for as little as $5.
Personalize this phone case from Casetify so they can keep their favorite mantra in their back pocket, wherever they go. You can choose between set designs and fonts, which makes the design process much easier.
This leather Madewell tote is both useful and classic. For non-insider members, engraving the bag is $10, but if you decide to join their email subscription list, you can get the service for free!
Chargers are essential, so why not make it a cute accessory? These monogrammed chargers can be customized with your friend's name or initials. You can also choose between various colors and patterns to further personalize to your loved one's liking.
Bring a smile to your loved one's face while they work. These custom mousepads can be designed with a photo of your choosing so that they can remember the good times anytime.
Keep your memories close to you with this custom photo stand. Select a phrase to feature on the stand such as "Our Story" and "Travel. Explore. Repeat." and display three or six photos depending on whether you get a one- or two-row option.
Share your favorite memories with your family! This ornament from Personalization Mall can be decked out with a photo and message of your choosing.
BaubleBar has plenty of options for personalization. This acrylic custom pendant necklace is fun and easy to pair with almost anything in their closet!
This popular brand offers tons of beautiful planner covers, and you can customize most of them with their name or initials, too!
This endlessly customizable mat is perfect for your front door, bathroom or any other area where feet land. It comes with 150 removable tiles that be used to write phrases or create fun designs.
Your loved one can create their own candle with this easy-to-use DIY kit. Simply choose a scent from options like eucalyptus and evergreen or lavender and cedarwood. All she needs to do is heat up the wax and stick it in their favorite jar or ceramic cup (you can also gift a vessel to go along with the kit).
Masks are one of our most important accessories right now and your loved one will look extra chic in hers, thanks to this trendy chain that makes sure you don't lose your mask when you need to take it off. It features rose gold beading and white lettering for her name and can be doubled as a chain for glasses and sunglasses.
Engrave this cutting board with their favorite family recipe for a sentimental gift. Though it's functional, we think it would make an even sweeter piece of decor.
Best personalized gifts for him
For the football fanatic, you can't go wrong with a special piece of merch that puts them right on the roster. You can put their last name on any kind of jersey, socks or even a sweatshirt.
The comedian in your life will appreciate this funny sweater. Add your face or theirs to this elf-inspired sweater and share a laugh with your loved one.
Your loved one can work from almost anywhere with this handy lap desk. Make it extra special by engraving their name and a message.
This cup is a great option for the men in your life who enjoy a nice drink after a long day. You have a choice of initials or a full name in a variety of fonts.
Upgrade their home slippers with this pair. Leave them as is or add their initials for an additional $8.
He'll never be scrambling to find a bottle opener again. This customizable one can be secured to the wall with a magnet.
For the man who loves tech, Apple offers free engraving and gift wrapping for all of their products!
This affordable wooden watch can be engraved with any personal message or quote. He'll think of you whenever he puts it on.
Any pet owner will love seeing their favorite picture of their furry friend turned into art. They'll want to hang the hand-painted portrait proudly on their wall immediately after unwrapping.
Best personalized photo gifts
This personalized puzzle not only captures a memory but is also a fun activity. The puzzles available for personalization range in size and difficulty, so you can choose an option for beginners, or test your skill with an expert level. The puzzle is available in both matte and glossy formats.
If the desk in their home office is overflowing with as much paperwork as their desk in the actual office, this unique paperweight can keep some of the clutter under control. It's made from a heavyweight crystal-clear polymer acrylic that won't fade over time, and the photo is printed onto a sturdy aluminum plate.
This sweet memento makes for a great gift for anyone that you hold close to your heart. All you need to do is curate the photos and then choose the dimensions and framing styles, if you prefer to have it framed.
If the plan is to gift them something that they'll actually use, this wireless charger is a no-brainer. It's compatible with most Qi-enabled devices and most phone cases.
Consider this gift a hug in a box. You can curate a small gift for any occasion by choosing from the assortment Greetabl has to offer, but add a personal touch, such as a framed photo, to make it personal.
Perfect for newlyweds or for the grandparents in your life, this calendar is something they'll actually use throughout the year and is one way they can look back on cherished memories with each coming month.
Best personalized gifts for Mom
If distance is keeping you from seeing your family and friends this year, then show your love with a custom necklace. You can add your names, favorite locations or even special dates on up to four circles. No matter where you are, they are sure to think of you when they wear it.
Personalization Mall has anything and everything you could ever want to be monogrammed. This bamboo cutting board is useful, practical and trendy — plus, it's on sale!
The mom that loves to host will love welcoming people into her home with this customizable mat.
Compile family recipes and favorite dishes into a meaningful cookbook they’ll be able to cherish forever. Choose from a variety of Shutterfly’s layouts to showcase food photos and cooking instructions.
This hilarious wrapping paper is perfect for Mom. Any gift she gives will come with a not-so-subtle reminder that she's a superhero. It's also made with matte paper, so the quality is a little more durable than the thin, shiny material you might find at the store.
These organic embroidered towels are plush and would look great in any bathroom. Leave as is or monogram them for $12 each!
These genuine marble stone coasters will add an elegant touch to your mom's living room or kitchen table. And don't worry, they have a cork backing so your furniture is safe from scratches and damage.
Send in your favorite photo of your family or friends and get a cute clay version back. This is perfect for turning into an ornament or adding a fun touch to a bookshelf. You can add up to 21 people (or pets!) to your replica. These take around two to three weeks to make, so order yours now to ensure it arrives in time for the holidays.
'Tis the season for cozy gifts. They’ll definitely feel the love as they snuggle up with their blanket, complete with your own custom message.
Best personalized gifts for Dad
The dad who loves to host will appreciate a personalized sign to greet guests as they walk in. Customize it by choosing what you'd like written on the sign.
Does your dad love to grill? This apron is affordable, fun and perfect for any cookout. It's easy to customize with two lines of text.
This roomy tool tote bag is perfect for the dad who won't stop fixing stuff around the house.
Have a custom photo art print framed, sealed and delivered to the best dad ever. You can choose from a wide selection of frames, such as whitewashed French farmhouse wood, matte copper, brushed silver and more. The prints come in size 8 x 8 in. to 44 x 44 in. and range in price from $48 to $558 depending on the size and framing you choose.
Handy dads will also love having this personalized pocket knife in their arsenal. Add their initials and a sweet message on the back.
For the dad who is always looking forward to the next adventure, commemorate your favorites in poster form. Add up to 10 mountains with special locations, like camping trips or vacations you've been on together.
Your dad will love carrying this around in his pocket. The bestselling wallet can be customized with his initials or full name in a variety of colors.
Whiskey connoisseurs are sure to appreciate this unique gift. This miniature barrel will age and add complex flavors to their spirit of choice. Add a custom “distillery name” along with their city and state, so they’ll feel like a true master of the trade.
Best personalized gifts for kids
How adorable is this customized game of Connect 4? Each game is handmade in Greensboro, North Carolina, and can be engraved with names, anniversary dates and more.
Make them the main character of their own inspiring book, thanks to this unique gift from Uncommon Goods. With each page, they'll learn more about the role kindness plays in their world.
These adorable custom hair clips would look great on your little girl — and you might even want to get yourself one to match!
Any toddler would have fun playing with this personalized name puzzle, and it would look great in their nursery, too.
These unicorn parade lunch boxes are perfect for the princess in your life. You can add their name in a variety of embroidered fonts.
Little builders will not want to put this personalized tool box down after they unwrap it. The box comes with a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, bolts, washer and two- and three-hole rectangles.
These step stools put a spin on the practical home item. With three designs to choose from, your little one will be leaping in no time.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
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