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We know from first-hand experience that there are few ways to make someone feel extra special than with a personalized gift. Not only do these types of gifts say, "Hey, I put a lot of thought into this because I love you," but they also prove just how well you know a person and what they're into, which is always a nice feeling for whoever's on the receiving end.
Oh, and you can personalize just about anything nowadays, too, so definitely don't feel restricted to monogrammed mugs and pajama sets. As you'll see ahead, you can customize cutting boards, wine glasses, watches, makeup, and more. In fact, you could easily get personalized presents for everyone on your list if you wanted to — though, you might get inundated with a myriad of thank you cards in return.
If you're in need of gifting inspiration, we're here to help. Below, we've rounded up 24 thoughtful options for all of your friends and family this year — because nothing feels better than saying "it's custom."
Skylight Digital Frame
Cathy's Concept Monogram Stemless Wine Glasses
YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm
Let's face it: Moms love just about any gift from their kids, including (but definitely not limited to) handmade crafts, cards, and baked goods. That being said, if you're looking to impress, Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm is an engravable, luxurious option for makeup-loving moms. Cathy's Concept Monogram Stemless Wine Glasses are great for mothers who like to relax with a beverage — whatever it may be — at the end of a long day. And, for the mom who takes a million pictures, Skylight's Digital Frame that can store endless amounts of photos will be greatly appreciated (especially if you pre-fill it with your mom's favorite pics).
Argento Vivo Personalized Signet Ring
Bobo Bird Mens Personalized Wooden Watch
JJ Leather House Monogrammed Toiletry Bag
For the dad who would appreciate some understated jewelry, start your search with Argento Vivo's Personalized Signet Ring, which you can emboss with his name or initials for a special touch.
Or, if watches are more his style, the Bobo Bird Men's Engraved Wooden Watch is another cool option. The wooden-framed watch can include any of dad's favorite photos as the custom face, and the back can be engraved with a special message that he can keep close.
As for the father who takes great pride in his grooming routine, might we suggest this rustic Monogrammed Toiletry Bag courtesy of JJ Leather House? This faux leather option is completely waterproof and has seven nifty compartments for your dad to stow away all of his products.
Adina's Jewels Personalized Year Nameplate Necklace
I Wrote a Book About You Fill-in-the-Blank Book
Uncommon Goods Pushpin World Map
A personalized gift is an excellent way to show your significant other just how much you care about them. Adina's Jewels Personalized Year Nameplate Necklace, for one, is perfect if your partner loves statement necklaces with a sentimental twist. And if you want to go in a totally different direction, the I Wrote a Book About You Fill-in-the-Blank Book allows you to get personal about the things you love about your partner (just don't forget to fill it out first before giving it to them).
Additionally, for couples who have traveled the world together, a Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map is a seriously sweet option that'll remind you both of all the amazing places you've visited together.
Moonwake Designs Personalized Makeup Bag
Kate Spade New York New York Initial Pendant
Waft Customizable Luxury Fragrance
If your daughter has a budding beauty collection, this Personalized Makeup Bag from Etsy is a thoughtful choice that you can have monogrammed and color-customized.
Or, for scent enthusiasts, Waft's Customizable Luxury Fragrance lets you personalize a fragrance, whether your kids are more into delicate florals or earthier notes. Kate Spade New York's Initial Pendant is another elegant option if your daughter is just getting into jewelry.
Uncommon Goods Long Distance Lamp Set
Happy Toddlerz Blank Comic Book
Pandorea Jewellery Personalized Birth Flower and Birthstone Necklace
Teens are notoriously fussy, but we've assembled a few picks that might cater to their highly specific interests. This Draw Your Own Comics Book, for instance, is ideal for anyone who enjoys reading comics, drawing, and storytelling. For the most well-connected teens on your list, this pair of WiFi-connected Long Distance Friendship Lamps from Uncommon Goods allows them to stay connected with a BFF (and not just on social media). Both lamps are synced up, no matter where each person lives, and tapping one of the lamps will light the other one up, as a little way of saying "thinking of you."
Or, for teens who love accessorizing, Pandorea Jewellery's Personalized Birth Flower and Birthstone Necklace is a beautiful option that's a sweet and subtle departure from traditional birthstone necklaces.
The Polished Jar Customized Glass Bottle Soap Dispenser
Function of Beauty Subscription
Uncommon Goods Personalized Cutting Board
Get the host with great hair some customizable shampoos, conditioners, and more from Function of Beauty that you can monogram with their initials and tailor to suit their hair type (definitely make sure you know what their hair and scalp concerns are first, though). If you'd rather play it safe, you can always grab a gift card from the brand's website, too.
For the host who loves bespoke bathroom decor, The Polished Jar's Customized Glass Bottle Soap Dispensers couldn't be more perfect — not to mention functional. And last but not least, this Personalized Cutting Board is a sweet token of appreciation for the person in your life who's always throwing the best dinner parties.
BaubleBar Custom Multi-Disc Pisa Bracelet
Herschel Custom Little America Backpack
Finding Ferdinand Custom Lipstick
Give your sister something special like this fan-favorite bracelet from BaubleBar. This piece of jewelry takes custom name bracelets to a new, elevated level with gold bulbs and colorful, cheeky letters. If your sister is still in school (or travels often), consider gifting her this monogrammable Herschel Custom Little America Backpack. She can also top her look off with one of Finding Ferdinand's Custom Lipsticks, which comes in a one-of-a-kind custom color and finish.
Chambers Hydrocotton Robe
Cathy's Concepts Personalized Stemless Red Wine Glasses (Set of 4)
Chevron Cottage Personalized Pocket Mirror
Give your friend the gift of glam. They can start off by wrapping themselves in this monogrammed robe from Chambers, which feels softer than a cloud. Then, they can slather on their favorite face mask and have a bestie's night while you both sip on rosé in these initialed stemless wine glasses from Cathy's Concepts. If they're heading out, they'll be equipped for mid-day (or midnight) touch-ups with this precious mini mirror from Chevron Cottage.