# altcoin / # bitcoin / # blockchain / # exchange / # events / # ICO / # trends / # finance / # Russian news

34 personalized gifts that are unique and memorable, from a custom cookbook to a star map

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.

Image of hand holding wedding photo in front of personalized grafomap map for best personalized gifts 2021

Grafomap

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.


  • 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.

  • Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested.

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:

A wooden sculpture of their home state
Wooden sculpture carved in shape of Texas is a great personalized gift

Uncommon Goods

State Topography Sculpture, available at Uncommon Goods, $115

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. 

A personalized cookbook filled with their favorite recipes
Book cover with photo of cookies with sprinkles and text “The Miller’s Family Cookbook” -personalized cookbook gift

Pinhole Press

Personalized Hardcover Cookbook, available at Pinhole Press, $79.99

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. 

A mug for an astrology lover
Glass capricorn mug with constellation and text “focused, thoughtful, persistent, skylar”

InkandLuxe/Etsy

Ink & Luxe Personalized Zodiac Mug, available at Etsy, $26.25

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. 

A monogrammed passport cover
Image of a blue custom passport cover from Mark and Graham with letters “B” and “M” on it for best personalized gifts 2021

Mark and Graham

Fillmore Vegan Leather Passport Case, available at Mark and Graham, $39 (add monogrammed initials for $12.50)

For the giftee that loves to travel, treat them to a custom vegan leather passport cover for wherever their travels take them.

A pushpin world map with customizable names
Image of a pushpin world map hanging on a wall for best personalized gifts 2021

Uncommon Goods

Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map, available at Uncommon Goods, $155

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. 

Read our guide to the best anniversary gifts or best sentimental gifts for more inspiration. 

A glassware set that's uniquely theirs
Image of the decanter and glass next in a wooden box next to other Mark and Graham gifts for best personalized gifts 2021

Mark and Graham

Decanter and Glass Set, available at Mark and Graham, $99 (free monogramming)

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.

A mug they'll always recognize in a crowd
Image of a person on a boat holding up the Yeti Rambler Mug for best personalized gifts 2021

Yeti

Rambler Mug, available at Yeti, $29.99 (monogramming available from $5)

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 with their last name on it
Image of the family pizzeria gift set for best personalized gifts 2021

Bed Bath and Beyond

Family Pizzeria 3-Piece Gift Set, available at Bed Bath and Beyond, $50.99

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.

A nostalgic bracelet
Image of a wrist wearing a custom Bauble Bar bracelet for best personalized gifts 2021

BaubleBar

Custom Multi Disc Pisa Bracelet, available at BaubleBar, $40

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.

A ceramic bowl with their pet's name on it
Image of two ceramic bowls with names of pets on them for best personalized gifts 2021

Megan Louise Ceramics/Etsy

Custom Pet Bowl, available at Etsy, from $29.61

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. 

A lovely birthstone ring
Image Pandora Birthstone Ring with blue gem for best personalized gifts 2021

Pandora

Pandora Birthstone Ring, available at Pandora, $50

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).

A stylish monogrammed notebook
image of green Papier colourblock notebook for best personalized gifts 2021

Papier

Colourblock Notebook, available at Papier, $24.29

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.

A custom star map
Image of black Etsy custom sky map for best personalized gifts 2021

Etsy

Custom Night Sky Star Map, available at Etsy, from $46

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.

A curated wine subscription based on their preferences
Image of a wine bottle from a Winc wine subscription surrounded by fruit, flowers, and books for best personalized gifts 2021

Winc

Winc Gift Card, available at Winc, from $60

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.

A handcrafted recipe board
Image of the wood UncommonGoods recipe board with a recipe on it for best personalized gifts 2021

UncommonGoods

Personalized Family Recipe Board, available at UncommonGoods, $100

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.

A candle to express your gratitude
Image of a Homesick "Thanks" Candle for best personalized gifts 2021

Homesick

Thanks Candle, available at Homesick, from $34 [add a handwritten card note and printed candle note for $5 to $15]

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. 

A portrait of their furry (or scaly) best friend
Image of a Canvaspop pet portrait depicting a dog with its tongue out for best personalized gifts 2021

CanvasPop

Pet Portrait, available at CanvasPop, from $89

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.

A desktop photo calendar
Image of an Artifact Uprising desk calendar for best personalized gifts 2021

Artifact Uprising

Walnut Desktop Photo Calendar, available at Artifact Uprising, from $35

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.

A set of coasters with their favorite memories
Image of four Uncommon Goods travel coasters for best personalized gifts 2021

Uncommon Goods

Custom Travel Photo Coasters, available at Uncommon Goods, from $65

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.  

A monogrammed leather cardholder
Image of a black Cuyana wallet for best personalized gifts 2021

Cuyana

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.

An apron loved by professional chefs
Image of a man wearing a Hedley & Bennett apron for best personalized gifts 2021

Hedley & Bennett

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. 

A made-to-measure suit
Image of four men sitting on a windowsill wearing indochino suits for best personalized gifts 2021

Indochino

Gift Card, available at Indochino, from $50

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. 

A thoughtful map of their favorite place on earth
Image of a grafomap personalized Madrid map for best personalized gifts 2021

Grafomap/Instagram

Customized Poster, available at Grafomap, from $49

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.

A gold letter charm from an ethical jewelry startup
Image of a gold aurate necklace with a letter "A" pendant on it for best personalized gifts 2021

AUrate

Mini Gold Letter Charm Pendant, available at AUrate, $250

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. 

A leather toiletry case they can take with them for years to come
Image of a brown leather Leatherology toiletries bag for best personalized gifts 2021

Leatherology

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.

New vinyl records that match their musical taste
Image of a turntable next to a vinyl record for a vnyl membership for best personalized gifts 2021

VNYL

Three-Month VNYL Gift Membership Subscription, available at VNYL, $79.99 (originally $120)

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. 

Customizable Nikes
Image of custom green nike shoes for best personalized gifts 2021

Nike

Customizable Nikes, available at Nike, from $110

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. 

Tumblers personalized for family members' hobbies
Image of five personalized candles with illustrations on them of people for best personalized gifts 2021

Uncommon Goods

Personalized Hobby Tumblers, available at Uncommon Goods, from $32

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. 

An engraved shave set
Image of a box containing Harrys shave set for best personalized gifts 2021

Harry's

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. 

A coffee subscription that caters to their likes and dislikes
Image of Driftaway coffee flavors for best personalized gifts 2021

Driftaway Facebook

Three-Month Coffee Subscription, available at Driftaway, from $54

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.

A subscription that lets them try tea from all over the world
Image of a brown box filled with tea from the Sips by tea set for best personalized gifts 2021

Sips by

Personalized Tea Gift Card (3-month Subscription), available at Sips by, $48

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. 

Bath towels embroidered with a monogram or full word
Image of yours and mine hand towels from Weezie for best personalized gifts 2021

Weezie/Instagram

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. 

A zodiac necklace that mixes luxury with personalization
Image of a Capricorn zodiac sign necklace from Mejuri for best personalized gifts 2021

Mejuri

Capricorn Necklace, available at Mejuri, $90

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. 

Shampoo and conditioner designed for their specific hair needs
Image of a set of Function of Beauty hair care items for best personalized gifts 2021

Function of Beauty

Gift Card, available at Function of Beauty, from $50

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. 

Read the original article on Business Insider