Personalized Gifts at Every Budget for the People You Love the Most
Up Your Gift-Giving Game With These 22 Thoughtful, Personalized Presents!
When it comes to gift-giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. And while that's certainly true, wouldn't it be even better better to give something that's thoughtful and will have them over the moon with excitement? These unique and personalized items will show just how well you know someone, thanks to the just-for-them touch that's extra-special. Whether you’re shopping for a family member or that friend who seems to have it all, these options will definitely impress.
Put a smile on your BFF's face with a pair of jeans she'll live in, embroidered with a phrase that'll make her laugh every time she puts them on. You can choose from two different fonts and 18 colors on a variety of jeans, denim jackets, dresses and more. Place your order by 12/9 to ensure it arrives in time!
A Sweet Secret Message
Engrave an itty-bitty pendant with a friend's name, a special date or a miniature inside joke; you can even make your message double-sided if you've got a naughty-and-nice note to share.
Buy It! Littionary pendant, starting at $55; littionary.com
A Cool Cake Topper
The best gift of all is the gift of a great Instagram. These Zodiac sign cake toppers deliver just that. For only $12 you can glam up any kind of cake with sparkly gold accents that show off her sign. (Love shopping her sign? Check out our best gifts for everyone, from Capricorn to Cancer.)
Buy It! American Heirloom Zodiac Cake Topper in Gold, $12; aheirloom.com
These unisex coasters are perfect for any man-cave or bachelorette pad. They embossed croc makes them look super-expensive, which means you'll earn extra points without spending a lot of extra cash.
Buy It! Graphic Image Personalized Croco Leather Coaster Set, $46; saks.com
A Cute DIY Phone Case
Any girly girl would love to customize this fun, make-your-own iPhone case. With all the essential-to-Kate Spade emoticons, she is sure to snap the next "pop-fizz-clink" in style.
Buy It! Kate Spade Make Your Own Phone Case, $60; shopbop.com
Thoughtful Photo Art
An LOL-Worthy Sweatshirt
Put your pun-making skills to the test with Bow & Drape's sequin-embellishd crewneck tops (and so much more). You can customize your own words and emojis directly from their site or purchase a premade statement sweatshirt like the "Carb-Dashian" from Macys.com.
Buy It! Bow & Drape Carbdashian Sequined Graphic Sweatshirt, $68; macys.com
A One-of-a-Kind Purse
Know a girl who's always complaining that she just can't find the perfect bag? Give her a gift card to Mon Purse and she'll be able to build the handbag of her dreams nearly from scratch.
Buy It! Mon Purse gift card, prices vary; monpurse.com
Impress your creative (and comfort-loving) friends by creating a pair of shoes no one else will own, with options including glitter and metallic in addition to the classic Vans colorways. Take it up a notch by uploading their own personal artwork for a truly one-of-a-kind pair. Vans Customs comes in men's, women's and kids.
Buy It! Vans Customs, prices start at $55; vans.com
A Baseball Hat for Your BFF
You can personalize these cute upcycled baseball hats with the recipient's favorite band's logo, song lyrics, go-to mantra and more. Need inspiration? Check out the "Bad Hair Day" collection, created with style blogger, Dana Weiss, which features a selection of fun sayings like "Naps & Netflix."
Buy It! Tees2You, $28-$32; tee2you.strikingly.com
A Monogrammed Cosmetics Case
Get your super-organized sister a stylish bag that can actually fit her contour kit, eyeshadow palette, and multiple lipsticks. Sure, it's great for travel, but it's also the perfect solution to her stealing all your makeup: The monogram will remind her what is hers in the nicest possible way.
Buy It! Mark & Graham Universal Travel Cosmetic Case, $79; markandgraham.com
Rings Filled With Sand from a Special Place
Warning: May cause tears in passionate travelers. Fill a ring with sand from any beach across the world, so the world traveler in your life will always carry her memories and adventures close. If the name of the beach isn't listed in the site's directory, you can collect and send in your own sand.
Buy It! Dune Jewelry Gold Delicate Oval Stacker Ring Trio, $125; dunejewelry.com
A Cute Cardholder
Help her get her life in order with a classy monogrammed cardholder that will keep her most important things organized, in a color that she won't be able to miss in her purse.
Buy It! Cuyana leather cardholder, $65; cuyana.com
Notecards With Her Name
If your work wife is impossible to shop for, try pretty, personalized stationery. It's thoughtful yet simple and will always be put to good use.
Buy It! Paper Source Lotus A6 Stationary, $36; papersource.com
Sweet Custom Chocolates
It's a known fact that you can never go wrong when gifting sweets. Step it up with personalized chocolates from Maggie Louise Confections. To really knock their socks off, pair a city-themed box (like this San Francisco set) with plane tickets.
Buy It! Maggie Louise San Francisco Chocolates, $44; neimanmarcus.com
A Monogrammed Mouse Pad
Every girl boss knows that one of the secrets to success is an organized desk with space to write down new ideas at any given moment. This mouse pad doubles as a notepad and is a chic essential for the working girl.
Buy It! The Daily Edited Black A5 Mousepad, $30; thedailyedited.com
A Thoughtful Find for Foodies
Beautiful, elegant and (of course) personal, this is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to photograph their food ... and/or eat cheese. The heavy-duty marble means this piece looks way more expensive than it actually is.
Buy It! Marbled Monogram Cheese Board, $38; anthropologie.com
Say-Anything Friendship Bracelet
Speak to your girl gang with these adorable beaded friendship bracelets. Choose from six different colors and speak in hashtags, slang, numbers and hearts (and if you get writer's block, the site has ideas.)
Buy It! Signature Stretch Personalized Beaded Bracelet, $39; experimentaljewelleryclub.com
A Can't-Miss-It Suitcase
Rebecca Minkoff just launched tech-friendly charging luggage with DIY stickers to customize your suitcase. It's pretty major! Splurge on your closest girlfriend with this carry-on case with smart technology. It's compatible with the Rebecca Minkoff travel app so you can track your luggage wherever you go.
Buy It! Rebecca Minkoff So Connected Luggage, $255 and stickers start at $8; rebeccaminkoff.com
A Necklace that Reminds Her of Home
This pretty little thing is the perfect accessory for the girl that moved away. It will keep her roots close to her heart and always remind her where she came from. Each necklace comes with a sweet little message.
Buy It! Dogeared I Heart Texas Pendant Necklace, $48; nordstrom.com
Custom Sunnies for Someone Stylish
Sunglasses are a staple that will be used all year round. In Ray-Ban's customization shop you can put together the perfect pair. Choose from any style, color frame and gradient lenses - and you can even add a personal message or initial engraving to the legs.
Buy It! Remix Your Ray-Bans, starts at $190; rayban.com
A Zip Pouch for Pretty Much Anyone
Every girl can use a cute pouch to throw in their tote bag to keep everything corralled. This one from Aerie is cute and trendy, and so affordable that you'll be able to snag one for your entire squad.
Buy It! Aerie Monogrammed Zip Pouch, $11 (was $16); ae.com