20 Personalized Gifts for Everyone on Your List

It's never too early to start shopping for holiday gifts, and these thoughtful ideas will satisfy everyone on your list.

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October 11, 2021

Few feelings compare to that of knowing you’ve found the perfect holiday gift for someone you love. That said, gifting is an art form and finding the ultimate present for your person is easier said than done — especially if you’re unsure where to begin.

Our secret to successful gift-giving is marrying sentiment with customized touches to create a gift that shows the recipient that you understand and adore them. From embroidered table linens, hand-painted pet portraits, monogrammed blankets and immortalized family photos, we’ve tracked down the best custom gifts on the market.

Don't forget!: Check off your shopping list as soon as possible this year. Not only do personalized gifts require an additional lead time to add those special touches, but many retailers expect shipping delays as we get closer to the holiday season. Ordering your custom gifts ahead of time is your best bet to ensure they are wrapped and ready under the tree this year.

Shop our top 20 thoughtful and personalized gifts to spoil everyone on your nice list in the links below.

There’s not a pet parent out there who wouldn’t squeal over this custom ceramic pet portrait ornament. Each ornament is hand-painted on a circle or heart-shaped ceramic ornament and includes a classical pet portrait against a vibrant, solid backdrop. Pick a string color and add an extra personal touch with the pet’s name and the year.

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Whether you’re shopping for a tech-obsessed teen or a tech-adverse adult, this personalized phone case is guaranteed to be a hit. The playful case design comes in 11 colorful finishes, includes free monogramming and caters to nine different smartphones.

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From $72

Earn the MVP with the football fan in your inner circle with this thoughtful coffee table book. This custom sports book highlights their favorite NFL team with at least 70 pages of trivia and reprinted coverage from The New York Times's archives, highlighting the team through history. Choose between five leather finishes, and make the hardcover book an instant keepsake by adding the recipient’s name to the cover in a handsome, foil-embossed finish.

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From $75.31

Spoil your trend-loving mom, sister or bestie with this engraved monogram charm necklace. The minimalist design features an octagon pendant engraved with up to three characters and your choice of three distinct chain styles. The lucky recipients are sure to love how the sleek and simple necklace looks when worn solo and layered with other pendants. Each necklace is handcrafted in plain or 14K-gold-filled sterling silver to ensure long-lasting, everyday wear.

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From $149

Treat your outdoorsy friend or family member to a cozy, classic and durable blanket that can keep up with all their upcoming adventures. This timeless Pendleton roll-up blanket is crafted from heat-retaining virgin wool and boasts a waterproof nylon backing for easy cleaning. The blanket is available in three plaid colorways and comes with a cushioned shoulder strap for comfortable transportation. Add an optional embroidered monogram in your choice of 20 font styles to round out the cozy, camp-ready holiday gift.

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Add this fresh, personalized apron set to your holiday gifting menu. The custom set includes three wooden utensils, a printed drawstring bag and a matching, adult cotton apron with a bold, black-printed motif complete with the chef’s name and their kitchen establishment date.

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From $160

Want to give your tender-hearted mom, grandparent or spouse a good cry this Christmas? Treat them to this customized memory keepsake dish (and don’t forget to throw in a pack of tissues for good measure). The thoughtful gift immortalizes special memories, turning old photos, handwritten recipe cards and love letters into display-worthy dishes for their mantel, bookshelf or bedside table.

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$37 (Set of 4)

Treat the cocktail curator or holiday hostess in your family to this timeless, tinsel-ready embroidered napkin set. Each set includes four white linen napkins with an ornate red-and-green single-letter monogram.

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Cozy, classic and customizable? This personalized plaid throw checks all our boxes for homebody holiday gifts. The luxurious blanket is made from acrylic and offered in six timeless color stories, including the neutral styles pictured here, and a vibrant, holly-red tartan and a forest-green plaid style perfect for holiday cuddles. Personalize the blanket with your pick of 20 unique monogram styles and thread colors to best suit the cozy queen in your life.

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$49 (Set of 4)

Treat your bestie to a set of seasonal mugs to keep her caffeinated between weekly coffee dates. This set includes four camp-style coffee mugs with a white enamel exterior and your choice of a ruby or navy lining. Customize the set with their last name or one of 40 charming monogram designs that best reflect their holiday style.

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Hosting may be on hold this holiday season, but charcuterie boards will always be a welcome addition to an entertainer’s kitchen. Grab this unique initial board to spoil your party-planning bestie or mother-in-law this year. The embossed design is crafted from your pick of walnut, cherry or maple hardwood and provides plenty of space for cheese, nuts and veggies.

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This charcuterie-ready oak cheeseboard and monogrammed wine decanter set is a failproof gift your boss will enjoy for years to come. Round out the bundle with a bottle of their go-to red.

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Gift your chronically busy sister-in-law a chic way to keep track of her bustling family schedule with this streamlined acrylic wall calendar. The splurge-worthy design is handcrafted to last with a high-quality acrylic board, professionally printed letters and your choice of black, silver or gold hardware. Parents will appreciate how easy it is to add and erase appointments and events to the board using dry erase markers. Customize the acrylic calendar with the family’s surname, and round out the gift with these colorful chalk ink markers.

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From $79

Celebrate the holidays and the new homeowners’ recent milestone with a custom-engraved serving board that marks the season. Each board is made with warm mango wood, natural marble and a silvery aluminum antler handle. Customize the festive serving board with your choice of 19 eye-catching monogram designs including one, two and three-letter motifs to best suit their style.

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Who says you need to break your budget to treat your loved ones to something special this holiday season? This budget-friendly and beautiful candleholder is a keepsake in the making, sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face. The customizable design features a star-dusted, engraved leaf motif with the family names of your choosing. Each tealight holder comes with four hand-poured candles to illuminate the festive family design with a warm, golden glow from within.

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Remind your grandparents of their legacy and the life they’ve built together with this sentimental Christmas tree sculpture. Each tree is handmade in your choice of natural wood or colored acrylic and personalized with a list of your chosen family names.

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Searching for the perfect present for the new parents in your family? This modern, double-sided disk sign features a cheeky message for mail carriers on one side and a customized family sign on the other. Shop the disk and create a wreath like the one pictured above using a budget-friendly wreath from a local craft store.

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From $99

Shopping for your spouse? Take all the guesswork out of your future date planning and invest in the gift that your future self will thank you for: a portable picnic table equipped with wineglass slots. The solid Arjun wood table comes in two sizes and boasts collapsible legs that make for stress-free transport and storage between picnics. Personalize with an optional engraving of your family name or one of 17 chic monogram designs. Round out the gift with their favorite wine (bonus points for sentimental bottles!) and a babysitter on standby for a weekend picnic after the holiday rush subsides.

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Bedtime won’t feel like a chore with this magical gift. The customizable storybook is our top pick for spoiling little ones in your life this holiday season because it comes personalized with their name on the front cover. Author Jennifer Dewing weaves lyrical prose with vibrant illustrations that are sure to send your pint-sized reader into an enchanted sleep by the time you turn the last page.

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Make the upcoming holiday more exciting by the day for the grandchildren (or nieces and nephews) in your life with this customized Christmas countdown puzzle. The festive 500-piece puzzle is a cherished tradition in the making. It’s designed for the whole family to work together, piece-by-piece, throughout the month of December. Snag the darling gift now and wrap it for Thanksgiving dinner to ensure recipients can start the fun on December 1.

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