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We’ve all got that one person on our holiday shopping list that is nearly impossible to shop for. While the idea of satisfying even the pickiest receiver with the “perfect gift” can be pretty daunting, let alone expensive at times, we’ve learned that simply adding a small personal touch can do the trick — whether it is with a monogram or customization.
No matter the person or the occasion, here, we’ve rounded up sure-fire personalized gift ideas for you to give this year. Because sometimes the best gifts literally have your name (or initials) all over it.
A beautiful gift for a loved one, this small, dangling initial pendant on a crystal-accented chain brings a personalized touch to any look.
Shop it: Nordstrom, $40
Great for organizing and keeping cords tangle-free while on-the-go, these custom handmade leather cord wraps can also be finished with the name of the receiver or a personal message.
Shop it: Etsy, $37-$41
A custom constellation map is a perfect gift to give to your S.O. Each one features the unique night sky view from the date and location you provide and includes a personalized note of your choice.
Shop it: Etsy, $36-$72
Characterize your family's unique collection of individuals with these personalized mugs featuring the sophisticated simplicity of Mary and Shelly Klein's artwork. Features the artists' depiction of individual family members, personalized through your choices of skin tone, hair, clothing colour, and the mug owner's first name, while the other displays your family name. A great stocking stuffer for the entire family.
Shop it: Uncommon Goods, starting at $39
A unique and fun gift for a boss or a coworker: this custom stamp with their face on it.
Shop it: Etsy, $32-$36
A stylish and thoughtful gift for the jet setter in your life, this luxurious luggage tag features a monogrammed initial on one side and a calf-hair leather finish on the other.
Shop it: Anthropologie, $26
This premium leather tote is designed to carry everyday essentials from work to the airport and everywhere in between. Its roomy interior ensures all personal items are available within arm’s reach, making it perfect for a busy woman that’s always on-the-go. And yes, for a small fee, you can personalize it with up to three letters!
Shop it: Away, $380
Available with free engraving to the piece with a block-letter monogram of your choice, a classic decanter topped with a square stopper makes a handsome addition to any bar set.
Shop it: Nordstrom Rack, $29 (was $50)
These dreamy, unique dyed monogram pillows are a fun addition to infuse any room with effortless originality. Best of all, each portion of each purchase goes toward supporting art communities worldwide.
Shop it: Urban Outfitters, $50
Sometimes the best gifts can come in the form of a hair serum— if you’re asking a beauty lover, that is. One hundred per cent customizable and designed to work specifically to achieve specific hair goals, each formula is based with a hair-healthy blend of argan, jojoba and sunflower oils. On top of that, each bottle is printed with your name of choice.
Shop it: Function of Beauty, $19
This BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free initial insulated tumbler keeps the temperature cool and reduces your carbon footprint at the same time.
Shop it: Kate Spade, $18
A beautiful gift for a dear friend, this monogrammed trinket dish is sure to impress any recipient.
Shop it: Nordstrom, $14
These custom-printed photo socks are the perfect gift for any occasion. Not only are they unique, but they’re just fun to laugh at.
Shop it: Etsy, $19 (was $22)