Every holiday season the hunt is on for the perfect gift for those dearest to you. Sure, the latest tech gadgets and self-care gifts are always greatly appreciated, but if there was ever a time to hit the sentimental note hard, it’s now while we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and remain socially distant from loved ones. One special way to do this is with personalized gifts—be it with their name, monogram, place they got married or date of a very important day in their life. Sound like something your bestie or mom would love? Here are some of our favorite personalized gifts to give your favorite people this holiday season.
Tiny Tags Gold Script Nameplate Necklace ($125; tinytags.com)
Whether you go with the name of your best friend’s fur baby or your mother’s grandchild, this gorgeous necklace can be customized in a number of special ways. It comes in vermeil with a sterling silver base and 100+ mls of 24K gold; each letter ranges in size from 4-6mm for subtle charm.
Modern Picnic The Snacker ($59; modernpicnic.com)
This might look like nothing more than a wallet, but it’s actually a lunch bag. Thanks to interior insulation, this vegan leather pouch keeps your food fresh all while looking super chic. Bonus: It can be personalized with a loved one’s initials.
Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls ($40; callwaygolf.com)
Got a golfer in the family? This gift will be a guaranteed hit. Callaway’s latest version of the top-selling Chrome Soft golf ball can be totally personalized with a custom message or name. As for performance, the Dual SoftFast Core allows for faster ball speed and reduces drag for increased overall distance.
Christmas Gift for Grandmother Necklace ($39; dearava.com)
Looking for a gift with a personalized note in a pinch? This necklace is delivered super fast, and while it doesn’t include your recipients name, it comes with a pre-written message expressing how much you care about them. If time permits, you can opt for a blank card and hand-write the note yourself.
Floracracy Personalized Floral Arrangements ($155; floracracy.com)
When you want to send a unique floral arrangement for someone you love, try Floracracy. Start by picking a design or build the bouquet yourself based on the message you are trying to tell through blooms. In addition to a personalized note, the recipient will receive a card with the meaning of each flower in the arrangement (for example, tea roses symbolize love).
Custom Recipe Photo Book (starting at $20; shutterfly.com)
All of their favorite family recipes in one place? This is a gift they will cherish for years to come. Customize a photo book with recipes, photos, special notes, and more. The process couldn’t be easier, either, thanks to preset templates and helpful tips.
Olive & Cocoa Personalized Holiday Tray ($148; oliveandcocoa.com)
This custom tray is the perfect hostess gift during the holidays. It can be personalized with up to 16 characters and features gorgeous, watercolor-style evergreen boughs, pine cones, and holly berries.
Social Print Studio Ornaments ($15; socialprintstudio.com)
You really can’t go wrong with a personalized ornament, especially when it features an adorable family photo or shared memory. These thoughtful ornaments, which you can purchase in one of four fun shapes, are printed on high-quality metal and come with a red satin ribbon for hanging.
Crane and Canopy Layla Pajama Sleep Set ($129; craneandcanopy.com)
A comfortable set of pajamas is something anyone can appreciate. This set features a classic contrast piping design and has a buttery-soft, stretchy feel. Choose from light gray, navy or black and monogram the pocket with your giftee’s initials for an extra special touch.
WellTold Maps Stemless Wine Glass ($18; etsy.com)
Whether it’s their hometown or favorite place from traveling, choose a city with special meaning to the recipient and have it etched into these gorgeous stemless wine glasses. Each glass is custom-etched with a detailed map of the city streets and neighborhoods so memories can be celebrated with every sip.
Jill & Ally Custom Embroidery Fashion Face Mask ($27; jillzarin.com)
One thing we all need this year is a face mask, so why not go the personalization route and gift one with your loved one’s initials. This reusable, 3-ply face mask can be embroidered with up to three characters.
West & Willow Custom Pet Prints (starting at $60; westandwillow.com)
Pet parents will obsess over these custom portraits. Simply upload a photo of their fur baby (or fur babies, up to three), select from background and framing options, and include notes for the designer, who will create a one-of-a-kind pet portrait.
It’s All in a Name Personalized Necklace ($74; thesiskiss.com)
Customize a super adorable choker with your loved ones name, birth year or with a special saying. It comes in your choice of 925 sterling silver gold plating, rose gold plating or silver with crystals. Note that the personalization takes several weeks, so you’ll want to order this one ASAP.
Sentiment Candles ($35; uncommongoods.com)
Here’s a scent-sational gift idea: Each of these hand-poured soy candles features a definition of the most important women—moms, teachers, best friends, or soul sisters—in our lives.
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"We often receive complimentary products to review at Family Proof. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn a share of the revenue from our affiliate partners."