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Best Personalized Gifts

Want to Add a Personal Touch to Your Holiday Gifting? Here Are Your Best Options

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When you really want to show that you put extra thought and care into your presents, personalized gifts are the way to go. Whether they’re monogrammed daily essentials, personalized libations, or one-of-a-kind accessories, customized gifts commemorate special occasions — and celebrate your giftee — in special ways. Plus, they’re just plain fun!

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While personalized gifts might make you think of high price tags, there are actually many ways to add a personal twist to a thoughtful gift without breaking the bank. In fact, some brands even add custom monogramming and phrasing to their products without upselling you on a cringe-worthy price tag. And you might think that adding elegant custom labels to a wine bottle would make your wallet cry, but brands like Windsor Vineyards will add them to your wine order at no additional cost.

See? It is possible to buy special gifts and be savvy shopper at the same time!

To help you even further in the personalized gift-giving department, we rounded up some of the best customized gifts you can get online, from custom clothing to personalized pup blankets. It’s about time you step away from the store aisles and think outside the box with one of these unique personalized gifts.

Windsor Vineyards Wine With Personalized Label

Your giftee will certainly say cheers to a custom wine bottle from Windsor Vineyards. Their custom labels add a touch of elegance to any wine gift you choose from over 40 red and white wine varietals from Napa and Sonoma. There's no additional charge for the custom labels, but there is a two-bottle minimum. Simply select a label category and label, customize, and apply it to the selected wine in your shopping cart. Bottle etching and two-piece private labels are also available at an additional cost.

Starting from $24 at

Social Print Studio Custom Daily Calendar

Social Print Studio Custom Daily Calendar

A gift that keeps giving day after day throughout the year, the customized daily calendar from Social Print Studio will remind your loved one of the most special moments. Choose a year’s worth of photos — everything from travel shots and stunning selfies to funny snaps — and Social Print Studio will print them on quality matte photo paper to create a tearaway block of 365 prints. The calendar comes in a kraft paper box, so it’s ready to gift — just add a bow! And, if you want to complete the "aesthetic" vibe, gift it alongside Social Print Studio’s bamboo calendar stand, too.

$51.43 at

Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Round Cheese Board

Simple yet sophisticated, this handsome tray would provide the perfect base for charcuterie and one-bite appetizers at their next dinner party. Made from solid marble and acacia wood, it's a fantastic match for any kitchen's decor, and is sure to become a conversation-sparking centerpiece for any guest who lays eyes on it. You can choose to have it personalized with a simple monogram or a name.

$59 at

Celebrity Video Message on Cameo

It doesn't get much more personal than a custom-made message from one of their favorite celebrities. Fortunately, Cameo has been connecting stars with their fans for a few years now and the results are always a delight for the lucky recipient. There are thousands of actors, athletes, musicians, comedians, and reality TV stars to choose from — and prices to fit a range of budgets — so you're sure to find one of their faves on there for a truly unforgettable digital message.

Prices vary at

Chambers® Hydrocotton Robe with Piping

One of the best parts of staying in a hotel is the cozy, complimentary robe. Let them bring that feeling of pampering and luxury to their everyday life with a monogrammed hotel-style robe. Not only is this unisex robe uber comfortable for chillin' out max and relaxing all cool, but the monogram adds a sophisticated, classy touch that will make them feel like a true grown up.

This gift is an especially fun option if you happen to be shopping for a newlywed who recently expanded their initials.

$129 at

Custom Travel Photo Coasters

Celebrate the good times with a set of customized coasters featuring treasured photos of family and friends. You can choose to commemorate a special vacation or occasion, or look back on a special period of time, such as your baby's first year. Whichever photos you choose to include, they'll be printed on squares of tumbled marble with non-slip cork backing, and are sure to be a unique and beloved gift that serves up the nostalgia with every sip.

From $65 at

Fossil Customized Watch

Fossil Customized Watch with brown leather strap and black watch face

Fossil’s design-a-watch program allows you to browse an array of styles to choose one that fits their vibe best. Then, the easy-to-use online watch designer lets you pick a custom watch face, the band color, the dial colors, and the casing. Every time they look to their hand to check the time, they’ll be reminded of you and your timeless thoughtfulness. You can also choose a watch, wallet, or bag to be personalized via engraving or embossing.

From $155 at

Custom NBA Jersey

Custom NBA Jersey

The NBA season is in full swing, and every season brings phenomenal holiday games, so why not gift your friend a custom jersey of their favorite team? Bonus points if you buy yourself one as well, and wear them together on game day.

From $79.99 at 

Cuyana Leather Toiletries Bag

Black Cuyana Leather Toiletries Bag with ABC custom gold letters

Don’t let him throw his grooming products in the side pocket of his duffel bag next time he travels. Whether he’s high-tailing it to the gym or heading out on a trip, he can stash his grooming products in this sophisticated pebbled-leather toiletries bag. Three digits are available for large monogramming of letters or symbols, and eight letters are available for small monogramming.

$98 at

My Personal Memories Grilling Barbecue Tools Set

Got a grill master on your hands? This set of grilling tools includes stainless steel tongs, a spatula, and a BBQ fork, all with solid oak handles. The tools are stashed handsomely in a handy grab-and-go box for tailgating, camping, and backyard barbecuing. Choose from six different engraved designs for the sliding lid, each of which can be personalized — for free — with your favorite grill master's name.

$69.99 at

TomDesign Custom Keychain

Something small and sweet, these personalized keychains can make a really great, sentimental gift for a loved one. Whether it's a small drawing made by their child, a sweet handwritten note, or the signature of someone they hold near and dear to their heart, it can be engraved on one of these keychain tags so they can always carry it with them.

From $32 at

Lands' End Business Outfitters Personalized Gifts

Red coffee mug with Aventail logo on the front, set in front of a wood wall and pine tree

Whether you're shopping for family members or colleagues, on the hunt for a coffee mug to customize or a fleecey pullover, Lands' End Business Outfitters has an option fit for your needs and budget. Simply select your item, upload your logo, add to cart, and you're all set.

From $5 at

Wooden Multi-Tool

Wooden Multi-Tool

Every guy needs a subtle pocket knife to add to his EDC arsenal. You truly don't realize how useful one of these puppies is until you become the go-to guy for cracking open brews and slicing open packages. This wooden multi-tool can be engraved on both sides, resulting in a crisp contrast between dark and light wood.

$15.95 at

Personalized Family Recipe Board

Every family has that one recipe that they'd be absolutely devastated to lose, so why not get in engraved on a solid wood cutting board for posterity? Just send in a scanned image of the original recipe card with the ingredients and directions, and it will be etched onto the board in your loved one's handwriting. (Or, you can type it and it'll be engraved in a nice script font.) Ensure that the family tradition keeps going strong with this functional and sentimental personalized gift.

$100 at

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