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- Personalized gifts are a special way to show someone you're thinking of them.
- Your giftee will treasure a custom gift like a monogrammed passport cover or coasters printed with their own photos.
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Ideally, every gift you give should feel as though you selected it just for your recipient. If you're looking to go the extra mile, gifting a personalized gift can make your selection feel even more special. These customized gifts can reference their interests, allow them to try something new, or serve as a reminder of a past event.
Below are over 30 personalized gifts that include a monogrammed card holder, personalized wine and tea subscriptions, and even a made-to-measure suit. Each of these gifts offers giftees a unique item that they surely haven't received before.
Due to the custom nature of these gifts, they will likely take a while to arrive. Be sure to take a look at processing and shipping times if you need the gift to arrive by a certain date. If you're looking for more gift ideas, check out all of our gift guides here.
Here are 34 personalized gifts that feel special and unique:
If they take pride in their home state or want a piece of home in their new city, they'll love to display this wooden sculpture. For an additional cost, you can customize the sculpture by adding a heart to mark their favorite city.
They can say goodbye to their handwritten recipes and upgrade to a personalized photo cookbook filled with all their favorites.This Pinhole Press hardcover cookbook includes 20 pages or you can add more for an additional cost.
Choose from a ceramic or glass mug printed with their zodiac sign, constellation, and thoughtful words to describe their sign's traits. You can also personalize the mug by adding their name.
For the giftee that loves to travel, treat them to a custom vegan leather passport cover for wherever their travels take them.
A gift for newlyweds or those with anniversaries coming up, this personalized world map is a sentimental and thoughtful gift for them to use whenever they travel together.
For the spirit connoisseur, this decanter and glass set from Mark and Graham comes with free monogramming for a personal touch to this useful gift.
The Rambler Mug from Yeti comes in 10 colors and can be customized with words, initials, images, or a design of your choice. It's perfect for on-the-go trips or spending time outdoors.
A pizza-making kit is a sweet gift for couples or families that love to cook together. The three-piece set comes with a monogrammable pizza board, a rocker, and a crisper for delicious results.
This custom beaded bracelet can spell out a name or phrase in a rainbow of colors. You can stack it with other bracelets for a stylish '90s look.
Some people prefer to spoil their pets instead of themselves. A custom bowl with the name of their favorite animal on it is a gift they'll love.
This personalized ring is an intimate gift that signifies that you remember their ring size and birthday (even if you can't remember the exact date).
If they're a writer, list maker, or note-taker, they're sure to appreciate this personalized notebook from Papier. Choose from eight different color block patterns and lined, plain, or dotted paper to make this gift feel even more personal.
Celebrate a special event or time by gifting them a snapshot of that night's sky. Each map can be customized by color, text and font styles, and map shape. The seller will work with you to create a vibrant map that perfectly captures any moment.
If they're new to the world of wine, gifting them a Winc subscription will help them choose their favorite styles by testing several wines each month. Winc is one of our favorite wine delivery options due to its extensive selection and interactive wine quiz that each subscriber takes before receiving wines to try.
Help them save precious family recipes with this wood recipe board that's available in maple or cherry wood finishes. Simply send over a scan of their favorite recipe, and it will be transferred onto the board in the writer's handwriting.
This candle is a great way to thank someone in a more personal way. Scented with lemon, cucumber, and patchouli, this candle adds a refreshing scent into any space. For an additional cost, you can add a personal message to the candle's packaging or on the candle itself.
If their pet is more like family, this fun portrait of their favorite furry or scaly best friend is sure to make their day. Choose from three art styles and canvas sizes and several background colors to make this gift even more unique.
This walnut photo calendar makes a beautiful desktop display. The personalized selection of photos makes an ordinary calendar feel more special, though choosing only 12 of your favorite photos could prove to be difficult.
Gift them these coasters so they can relive their favorite travel stories every time they use them. Add location captions to each coaster for an additional cost.
Zip Cardholder, available at Cuyana, $75 [add a monogram for $15]
This stylish wallet will give your recipient a luxury experience at a relatively affordable price. The sleek wallet offers a surprising amount of storage and can comfortably fit five cards, cash, and coins. It comes in seven shades and can be monogrammed for $15 to add personalization.
The Essential Apron, available at Hedley & Bennett, from $85 [add embroidery for $15]
A sturdy, comfortable, and stylish apron becomes even more stylish and personal with the addition of embroidery on the apron chest or waist strap. You can choose from script or block font in a variety of colors. While we love the classic styles, now might also be a good time to take advantage of their limited-edition aprons.
Nothing feels quite as bespoke as a custom-made suit. The startup Indochino makes that gift a bit more achievable and a lot less expensive.
Grafomap is a website that lets you design posters with maps of any place in the world. You can make one of their hometown, college town, or favorite travel destination — you're only limited by your imagination.
AUrate makes beautiful, personalized letter charms that are meant to represent a no-compromise mix of quality, price, and ethical practices. They use luxury materials like 14-karat gold, original designs, transparent pricing, and sustainable production. In partnership with Mastery Charter, the startup has also given thousands of books to NYC students and schools.
Double Zip Toiletry Bag, available at Leatherology, $120 [add a monogram for $10 and up]
This luxe Double Zip bag is one accessory I never travel without. The dual compartments keep all essentials close, and the leather ages into something soft and personal over time. If you're looking for wallets, travel gift sets, or duffels instead, you can find pretty much any leather good at a good price and superior quality here — most available for monogramming.
VNYL's team of curators studies your music profile — assembled via a quiz and connected Spotify, Soundcloud, Instagram, etc. — to hand-pick new albums that they think you'll love. Then they send you a tailored pick to your door. If your giftee is a music-lover and has a record player, this is a cool subscription that will help them discover even more music to love.
Nike makes great products, and they're popular for a reason. But it's nice to get the benefits of the design team without forsaking what makes something unique. You can customize a pair of Nike's for them or gift them a gift card so they can get creative making something one-of-a-kind on their own.
These fun tumblers celebrate each family member's unique passions, letting them feel appreciated by you. They'll also enjoy seeing themselves in fun illustrations.
Winston Set, available at Harry's, from $25 [add engraving for $15]
If they take pride in having nice tools or taking the necessary grooming routine as time for themselves, they'll appreciate Harry's luxe gift set. It can be engraved for $15, and the special Winston handle is weighty, die-cast zinc with a polished chrome finish. The German-engineered blades come with a travel cover so they don't dull during travel, and the Foaming Shave Gel works up to a rich lather.
Driftaway is a gourmet coffee subscription that gets smarter the longer you use it — remembering your preferences and steering you towards increasingly accurate brews for your palette. The first shipment is a tasting kit with four coffee profiles, which users rate online or in the app for the site to use as a flavor baseline. If they love coffee, this is a great way to ensure they'll discover new favorites and enjoy each morning cup.
If they're more of a tea person, there's a personalized service for them, too. Sips by takes their tastes and matches them to four tea brands (chosen from more than 150 tea brands around the world) each month. There's enough tea to make more than 45 cups of tea (if they re-steep) — the perfect amount to keep them warm and cozy through the winter.
Piped Edge Starter Pack, available at Weezie, $230 [add embroidery for $15 per towel]
Weezie's soft and fluffy organic cotton towels are already gift-worthy on their own. To make them even more covetable, add embroidery. You can go with the classic monogram in a variety of eye-catching styles or spell out a full name in a cursive script. There are a few unique embroidery colors, like bright pink and mint.
Mejuri's popular zodiac necklaces are a great way to gift jewelry that manages to feel both luxurious and intimate — something that can be lacking in refined gifts. The Canadian startup as a whole is a unique mix of approachability and elegance, which may be why they're known for waitlists that top out at 40,000 people.
To get their personalized hair care, they'll start with a quiz that asks them about their hair concerns and needs. The final formulation addresses those needs and is also free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and GMOs. Plus, the bottle labels will feature their name.