25 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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September 21, 2022

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 25 thoughtful and personalized gifts to spoil everyone on your nice list in the links below.

$74.94 $69.95

Searching for the perfect present for the new parents in your family? This keepsake box will not disappoint. The luxe fabric memory box comes equipped with all the bells and whistles to store mementos and documents from their baby’s first few years. Noteworthy features include detailed labels, acid-free protective files for hospital papers and sonograms and flexible storage caddies for larger objects.


Send your jet-setting brother or bestie on their next adventure with a monogrammed leather passport holder. The full-grain leather cover features two side pockets for boarding passes and comes personalized with fire-branded letter monograms.


Whether she’s 10 or 25, your sister will love this dainty everyday bracelet. The top-rated design is made from 16k gold and customized with an engraved name or phrase of your choice.

From $100
Mark & Graham

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 is inspired by steamer rugs used for train, boat and carriage travel during the early 20th century. The blanket is available in four striped colorways named after United States national parks, as well as a cozy plaid option perfect for the holidays. Each blanket comes with a luxe genuine leather 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.

Bergdorf Goodman

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.

Uncommon Goods

Bedtime won’t feel like a chore with this magical gift. The customizable Christmas storybook is our top pick for spoiling little ones in your life this holiday season because it comes with your family dog as the main character. Author Shelby Wilder weaves lyrical prose with vibrant illustrations by Maité Schmitt that are sure to send your pint-sized reader into an enchanted sleep by the time you turn the last page. Customize the book with your choice of 20 pawesome dog breeds and up to four family members' names.

$38.78 $29
Etsy | SusancraftsShop

Gift the book lover in your life a gift that keeps on giving with this beautiful custom book embosser. The stunning stamp is made to last from stainless steel and brass and comes in 75 unique personalized designs to suit your bibliophile’s personality.

From $100
Uncommon Goods

Prepare for waterworks when your sentimental mom unwraps this heartfelt gift: a custom holiday song inspired by your family. To send, you'll fill out a questionnaire and share names, traditions, and Christmas memories of years past, then singer/songwriter David Morgan will spin your answers into a one-of-a-kind Christmas tune. Each song arrives via MP3 file, allowing you to attach the music to a slideshow or video of your own making.

Etsy | BusyPuzzle

This adorable custom busy board will keep your tot’s hands busy and engaged on Christmas morning and beyond. The handmade board aids in developing your little one build fine motor skills and helps them discover their surroundings. Customize your board with 1-9 letters, your choice of 10 design styles and a custom engraved message. Pro tip: Pick a board design that mirrors your little one’s nursery so the board doubles as decor between playtime.

From $54
Etsy | DisabellaGallery

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.

Mark & Graham

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.

From $80
Uncommon Goods

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.

From $69.31
Etsy | ShopEvren
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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.

From $23.88
Etsy | GlamandCoHome

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.

From $160
Uncommon Goods

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.

$45 (Set of 4)
Etsy | DixieWeekend

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.

Mark & Graham

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.

From $32.99 (Set of 4)
Mark & Graham
On Sale!

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.

Uncommon Goods

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.

$80 $44.99
Mark & Graham
On Sale!

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.

$200 $170
Etsy | GirlFridayAcrylics
On Sale!

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.

From $79
Mark & Graham

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.

From $21.49
Etsy | normadorothy

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.

From $53.10
Etsy | FranJohnsonWeddings
On Sale!

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.

From $99
Mark & Graham

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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