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Over the years I've found gifts both received and given that have a personal touch are more appreciated. I've gathered over 20 of the best personalized gifts I've found on the internet for you.
I have monogrammed and personalized gifts decades old that are still in my possession and still treasured. A personalized gift can often be budget-friendly yet have more ooohs and aaahs than a gift twice its price. My picks from around the web for the best personalized gifts, at a variety of prices.
The Best Personalized Gifts
Custom Message Bar Necklace
I have a few pieces from Rellery, a US-based jewelry company that prides itself on ethical and expert manufacturing without markups. The pieces I own are well made, quality metals, and the personalization has been swift and accurate. Their Bar Necklace would be a lovely gift for anyone from a grandchild to a grandmother and is available in Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, or 18K Gold over Silver. You can have the front and/or the back of the necklace personalized with a name, short phrase, coordinates, initials, or most anything and have five fonts to choose from. The chain is made to withstand up to 6lb of force and has an extender so it can be 4 different lengths. Each piece from Rellery comes individually packaged in a really adorable peach colored box with a bow so it's gift-giving ready.
Personalized Photo Socks
My husband is SO HARD to shop for. Last Christmas, my mom got him a pair of Pupsocks with our dog's face on them. They are so cute, so accurate, and such a fun gift. The printing is well done, well saturated, and they shipped quickly. While the company is called Pupsocks you can get socks with a cat or other pet, or even a person's face on them (or a combination) and an incredible variety of colors and background patterns. Pupsocks is based in Atlanta, and they do all their printing there. Pupsocks also supports the Humane Society and Ahimsa House, an organization dedicated to helping the animal and human victims of domestic violence reach safety together.
Lands' End Personalized Canvas Tote
This is one of my favorite gifts to give. New parent? Buy a tote with the kid's name on it and fill it with diapers and baby supplies. Bridal shower? Give this tote with the bride's new monogram and fill with towels and homegoods. New couple? This tote with their name is a great congrats gift that will be used for years. I got my first personalized canvas tote as a college kid and used it so many times for carting home laundry and for weekends at the beach. With multiple sizes, colors, strap lengths, and the ability to add personalization, this is a gift that will be well received by many!
Personalized Family Recipe Board
Made in Vermont, these cherry kitchen boards will be a gift treasured and used for years. Submit a scanned image of your recipe card, and the exact directions are etched in your loved one's handwriting. If you don't have the card, you can enter a typed recipe and it'll be etched it in a lovely script that feels handwritten. I love seeing the customer photos of all the boards they ordered on the site!
Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart, you likely love LEGO. How cool to have LEGO made into your name? Available in a variety of colors and made into any name or word you desire, these signs are compatible with your favorite building bricks making it room decor as well as a fun toy. I encourage you to visit this Ohio-based Etsy shop as it specializes in custom brick products and there are a variety of styles to choose from!
Stoney Clover Lane
Shopping for a tween, teen, or young adult and want to blow their mind? Get them a piece from Stony Clover Lane, one of the hottest bag and accessory brands this year. They have bags of all styles and sizes, from hip bags to backpacks to cosmetic bags and even clear pouches just for face masks available in a variety of colors and fabrics that can be customized (or you can pick a style they have in stock). A US-based company started by two sisters, Stony Clover Lane has a cult following and you'll definitely get cool points for this gift.
Handwriting Keepsake Ornament
This Texas-based Etsy shop will take your loved one's handwriting and turn it into a keepsake. Whether it's a letter from a loved one you've treasured for years, or if you have your kids write messages to give to their grandparents, this is a touching gift that will be treasured for years. Comes in a gift box and you can choose the color and fabric of the bow (or no bow at all).
Design Your Own Vans Sneakers
Choose from six styles of Vans shoes or even a backpack and add your own personal photo or artwork (nothing copyrighted or trademarked or offensive) to create the coolest and most unique shoes on the block.
Personalized Holiday Wrapping Paper
I saw this and I HAD to share! I mean, how fun is this? Especially this year when you may not be able to be there in person, why not wrap a present with your face or the faces from your household? Choose number of sheets and number of faces and be sure to have in time to ship out your presents! If this pattern isn't your scene, this Boston-based Etsy seller has a variety of custom wrapping paper styles for multiple holidays, with words instead of faces, and a few super cute holiday cat patterns too!
Virtual Hug: Design A BaubleBar Pisa Bracelet Gift Card
Customized bracelets like Baublebar's Pisa Bracelet are a popular accessory (a tween in my household may or may not be receiving one this holiday season). Thing is, you may not be sure what your gift recipient would want on their bracelet. Baublebar understands and offers an electronic gift card specifically for this bracelet so the recipient can customize to their heart's desire and get the gift they truly want while you look so cool for being hip on the trends. This is also a great choice for you last-minute shoppers as the gift is sent right to the recipient's email address!
Custom Hardcover Photo Album
Artifact Uprising is a Colorado-born company that uses recycled paper and reclaimed fallen trees to craft high-quality photo gifts like this custom hardcover photo album right here in the US. Ready to ship within three days, these are heirloom-quality books that will be treasured. If this book isn't what you're looking for, I do recommend visiting their site for additional personal photo-based gift ideas.
Empower a child to perform simple acts of kindness to positively change the world with this uniquely personalized storybook. In "I Can Change the World," even a child has the ability to spread kindness with acts big and small like using manners, doing chores around the house to help the family, being a good friend, collecting food for the hungry, and more. This storybook encourages children to believe in themselves and their ability to affect change in those around them. This engaging storybook will help children learn to read, including those with special needs and autism. Great for kids ages 2-8.
Custom Shaped Pet Pillow
Color me obsessed with these adorable pillows made from a photo of your beloved pet! Choose your size from 8" to 36" and choice of three fabrics. The reviews alone for this Arizona-based pillow company made me a fan; customers have bought them for grandparents, kids, and themselves and rave about the quality and how fun and sentimental it can be.
Custom PopSocket PopGrip
PopSocket makes the highest quality phone grip to use to hold your phone or tablet and also to prop it up to watch videos and streaming services. PopSocket has the option to customize a PopGrip, a PopTop for those who already have a PopSocket Grip, a PopWallet (the grip with a pouch to hold an ID or cards), or a case they have in partnership with Otterpop. Add your favorite photo, logo, or graphic for a quality custom gift.
Personalized Yoga Mat
This 1/4" thick anti-slip ECO-PVC mat is printed in the USA with non-toxic inks with the word or name of your choice. If this specific print isn't your jam, this shop has several other styles of customizable yoga mats to choose from.
Monogrammed & Personalized S'well Water Bottles
This gift guide insertion is dedicated to my best friend who is obsessed with her S'well bottle and multiple times has asked me to put it into a gift guide. They truly are great bottles that keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, hold up nicely, and look beautiful too. The S'well website offers a variety of sizes, styles, colors, and patterns to choose from and you can add a monogram, name, or short message for a custom gift.
Custom Prayer Candle
Customize this candle with any picture of your friend, celebrity or pet! Reviews rave for the quality and speed of shipping for these custom candles from this Texas-based Etsy shop.
Mark & Graham Oversized Leather Tassel Keychain
An easy yet thoughtful gift, this lovely leather keychain combines a fringed tassel, gold hardware and a functional key ring with a leather tag that was made for monogramming. The oversized tassel makes it simple to find your keys and doubles as a playful touch to add to your handbag.
Custom Clay Portrait
Order custom clay versions of a family, friends, or pets. Each figurine is hand-made with polymer clay and is just under 2" tall as a standalone sculpture or with a hook to hang as a Christmas ornament.
Personalized Pet Ceramic Mug
This Etsy shop crafts personalized mugs based on your favorite animal (cat dog, or any other animal like rabbit or fox). The mug will be adapted so it resembles as much as possible the chosen animal and then the mug will be decorated with the animal's colors and fur patterns. The mug can be further customized with a name. This Etsy shop has so many fun pet personalized gifts from jewelry to cereal bowls; it's worth a visit.
Personalized Face Mask Chain
Enter any name or word up to 10 characters to be made into a custom face mask chain made on a silver nickel-free chain with white and black letter beads and accent color beads.
Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler
My mom ordered one of these for herself of a photo she took of our community lake and it was just such a great idea I couldn't not add it to this personalized gift guide! This stemless style tumbler holds up to 12oz, expresses your choice sentiment and is perfect for your outdoor socially distant event or just keeping a drink cool out on the back deck.
Love Letter Blanket
Write your own custom letter to a loved one so they can wrap themselves up in love. Make it extra personal by using your own handwriting, or keep it simple by using a font! Available in three sizes from this North Carolina-based Etsy shop.
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I hope this gift guide gives you some great ideas for this holiday season, I must say it was a lot of fun to put together!
Have you given or received a personalized gift that you recommend? Do share in the comments as it may be just the thing another reader is looking for!
Kathy Potvin says
whoops, forgot the website https://www.lisaleonard.com/
Kathy Potvin says
We ordered 3 star ornaments personalized with our grandchildrens’ names. We got them today (about 9 days from order to arrival). They are gorgeous. There are a lot of options on their website. I have no connection with this website except I ordered these items from them.
Thank you for this! I just ordered a bar necklace for my mom, with her grandkids’ names on it. I love it! And I’ve sent my husband a link, for possible future gift ideas for me (might as well, right?!).
Paula @ The Geeky Shopaholic says
Great ideas! I would love number four for myself too! 🙂
The totes are great for groceries. They’re stiff enough to stand up in the grocery basket and have sturdy handles for heavy loads.when they get dirty you can put them in the washer.