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Our Fave Personalized Gifts for All the Women in Your Life

personalized gifts for all the women in your life
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Etsy, L.L. Bean
Jun 9, 2022

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Buying her a gift that’s just as special as she is? Not the easiest task in the world. That’s why we rounded up all the best personalized gifts for your best friend, mom, grandma or any woman in your life who deserves some extra love. From bridesmaids gifts and housewarming accessories to baby shower presents and travel treats, we’ve got all the customized goodies that she’ll be obsessed with. Because hey, they’re your favorite people and who doesn’t want to be the gift giver of the year?

A gingham-printed photo calendar…

So she can kick off each month with some happy mems. You can customize all 12 layouts (including the cover) and feature up to five photos per month. Plus, it comes in three pastel shades. If it sounds like a personalized gift grandma would love…it probably is. ($31+, Minted)

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A super-soft sweatshirt with a portrait of her pet…

If her fur baby is the star of her Instagram, she needs this. All you have to do is pick from 16 colors (including tie-dye), select whether she’ll want a T-shirt, hoodie, or crewneck, and send in her pet’s name and picture. Whether she’s a horse girl, a cat mom or proud puppy parent, she'll be rocking merch featuring her bestie in no time. So cute. ($19.27+, Mademydays via Etsy)

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An iPhone case covered in her favorite photos…

Maybe you choose photos she took herself or instead you fill it with snaps of the people, places, and things she loves most. You can pick from countless layouts and include up to 12 photos. It’s bound to make her smile. ($26.99+, Shutterfly)

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A monogrammed jewelry case to hold her prized possessions…

Now she can jet-set with her precious accessories stowed away safely. This compact case has compartments for different items, plus little loops to keep necklaces from tangling. There are different colors to choose from, and you can add her initials for a sweet touch. The easiest custom gift for your best friend, coming right up. ($19.99, SprinkledWithPink via Etsy)

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A handmade candle with a special message…

Who needs a traditional card when you can give her a soy-wax candle with a note from you? Whether your bestie is moving into a new home or ya just wanna show Mom some love, it’s the perfect time to support her candle obsession. Just pick the font and scent, and write a message from the heart. She’s the light of your life. ($22.95+, Amazon)

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A custom return-address stamp that makes for a great housewarming gift…

You can personalize it with her name and new address. Time to stamp everything she can get her hands on. ($24.95+, Saralukecreative via Etsy)

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A refillable full-grain leather journal…

Show her how much ya heart her. This sweet little notebook is debossed in 22K gold foil and comes in over a dozen colors. It has a removable lined-paper insert, so she can continue to use it after she fills it up. (All she’ll need to do is buy new inserts.) From recipes and meal planning to gratitude logs and to-do lists, it’ll be her new best friend —besides you, of course. Plus, it’s small enough to take on the go. Time to jot down all those ideas. ($75+, Leatherology)

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A custom watercolor yoga mat…

So she can do her downward dog in style. Choose from tropical, ocean, and pastel-toned designs. Then add an inspirational phrase at the top and her name on the bottom. The PVC mat has an anti-slip backing and can be wiped clean. Plus, you can add a strap for extra portability. Everyone in class will be asking ‘where’d ya get that?’ ($29.99+, Personalization Mall)

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A dainty multiname necklace for all the loved ones in her life…

No favorites here. She’ll be able to proudly represent all of her loves at the same time. TBH, we don’t know who wouldn’t completely adore a necklace like this. It comes in various lengths (up to 20 inches) and can hold up to four names. It’s the ultimate personalized gift for mom. ($18.90+, GlamourJewelryHouse via Etsy)

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A welcome mat to jazz up her front door…

Cozy up her space with this handmade fiber mat. Choose a size, choose your text, and voilá. You’ve spiced things up for your gal and added a little charm to her home. Hats off to ya. ($14.99+, YourWeddingPlace via Etsy)

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Stationery that’s entirely unique to her…

Because what’s better than notecards with a tiny cartoon portrait? You can pick the font, her outfit, hairstyle, accessories, and so much more. It’s like Polly Pocket for adulting. Snail mail just got so much cuter. ($65/20 pack, Rifle Paper Co.)

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An 8-piece travel set that will keep her organized…

For your fave person to take a trip with. This set’s got packing cubes and endless pouches for her makeup, shoes or laundry. You can pick from three designs and whether she’ll want black or white text. It’s lightweight and foldable so it’s easy to take on the go. Plus, the minimalist style is super chic. Bon voyage. ($21.95+, SCessentialsUS via Etsy)

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Customizable shortbread cookies if sweet treats are her thing…

You can add a message (there’s room for more than just their name or ‘congrats’), and she’ll get 24 insanely delish vanilla cookies sent right to her doorstep. Or order them to your house, wrap them up, and bring ’em with you when you see her next. Yum. ($38, Uncommon Goods)

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A wooden name puzzle for her kiddo…

Because you love her almost as much as you love her kid. This colorful wooden toy is a classic for a reason. Write her child’s name and engravable message for the back, then select your colors. They’ll have a happy piece that’ll brighten up any nursery or playroom. And of course, it’s a fun way to learn how to spell and remember their favorite auntie. They’re gonna love it. ($17.99+, Amazon)

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A cheese board with four tiers…

With this, she’ll have enough space for crackers, fruits, nuts, and more. One tier even houses utensils in a hidden drawer. When she’s done, it can be folded and put away easily. Just pick up to two initials or a date to add to make it feel more special. Say cheese. ($86, Uncommon Goods)

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An engravable cast-iron Dutch oven…

For every literal (and figurative) Coastal Grandmother. This cult-fave enameled pot is the ideal size for one to two people. It fits perfectly on one burner and is great for small batches and tiny kitchens. Plus, it comes in four rainbow-like colors that are bound to spark some joy. Add her name, a meaningful date or the name of your fave dish she makes. Ina Garten, who? ($120+, Great Jones)

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A classic unisex tote she’ll have forever…

Because an L.L.Bean cotton-canvas bag never goes out of style. It’s super durable thanks to double-stitched seams, reinforced bottom, and handles that can hold up to 500 pounds. Available in a variety of size and color options, you can monogram it for an extra-special touch for your family and friends. Your giftee will tote-ally love it, promise. ($34.95+, L.L.Bean)

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A photo statuette so you can freeze her fave moments in time…

Think about all the possibilities: from her kiddos dancing to a funny picture during her ‘going out’ days — any memory can be turned into the most adorable decor item. The background of the pic will be removed and the remaining image will be mounted on a small black acrylic base. She’ll adore it. ($19.99+, Mpix)

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A birthday cake shaped candle for her special day…

Pick between a vanilla or strawberry shortcake scent, then write her name and add a daisy topper. You’ll be saying ‘piece of cake’ for giving her the ultimate bday experience. Make a wish. ($37+, Uncommon Goods)

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A notepad so she can check all her boxes…

Because her to-do lists = everything to her. There are four pads in this set — so she can keep one in her bag, one on her nightstand, one by her WFH setup, and one by the phone. Each one comes with 100 sheets and you can add her name or initial for a nice touch. This one will have her saying ‘check, check, aaaand check.’ ($18.99/4 pack, Amazon)

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An acrylic serving tray with gold handles…

This is a personalized housewarming gift waiting to happen. She can use it for breakfast in bed, wine night with the girls, on a coffee table — you name it. Pick from 50 different designs (including a smiley face). Each style is laser engraved and you’ll receive a proof before the designers make it. Multipurpose items for the win. ($45+, OptimumEngraving via Etsy)

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A stainless steel tumbler that’ll keep her drinks cold…

Because the limit for how many emotional support water bottles she can have doesn’t exist. This one is double-walled, BPA-free, and comes with a stainless steel straw. Plus, it has eight different color options and you can add your best friend’s name, so no one will take a sip from hers. Water you waiting for? ($23.95, Amazon)

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A cutting board for the bride in your life…

Time to swap out her old plastic one for this bamboo wood one. It can be laser engraved with her and her partner’s names, so it’ll double as a sentimental gift. She can use it as a display piece, a cheese board or for those nights she’s on hostess duty. ($29.95+, Amazon)

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A library stamp that’ll show some love to her books…

If she loves to read or is constantly letting you borrow all her faves, she needs this stamp. You can choose between a classic wooden stamp or a self-inking option. Now you’ll know exactly which book is hers. Not to mention, it’s super satisfying. All she needs now are some library cards. ($25+, ZEngravings via Etsy)

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A soothing teether for her little one…

She’s not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. This boho-inspired teether is made of food-grade silicone and is nontoxic and BPA-free. You can have her babe’s name laser engraved and it’s small enough to keep in her bag so she can always be prepared. Each one is washed with organic, unscented baby soap before they’re packaged and shipped. And you can pick from elevated neutral tones like mustard, terracotta, pink clay, and deep sea. Tantrums not included. ($10+, NaturalSpiritMacrame via Etsy)

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A blanket for movie nights on the couch…

Add her name at checkout and get ready for a two-tone throw that’s fully personalized to her. It’s pretty thick so it feels substantial draped across a lap or over shoulders. Psst...it’s available in a few colors, like blue and pink. ($78+, Baublebar)

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