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Personalized Gifts for People Who Love Their Name on Everything

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Design: theSkimm | Photo: Sprinkled With Pink
November 1, 2023

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We understand the special allure of a personalized gift. It lets your giftee know that you spent that much more time thinking about them (because who really wants a last-minute gift card?). If you’re shopping for someone who appreciates a bit more effort around the holidays, these personalized gifts are a surefire way to wow them. 

Want more holiday gifting ideas? Check out our full list of gift guides for everyone on your list.

Nameplate necklace
Oak and Luna

A nameplate necklace in script print…

That’s their name, don’t wear it out. This simple nameplate necklace is a modern take on a classic. Available in a cursive font in four different metals, with space for up to 10 letters (and an opportunity to upgrade to diamonds), it makes for a sweet layering piece. ($85+, Oak And Luna)

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Marble Coasters
AdvadirAndCo via Etsy

Engraved marble coasters for the table…

Their coffee table will remain ringless, and you’ll pat yourself on the back for being so thoughtful. Choose from several shapes and design options to create the perfect coasters for their dinner parties, and with 256 characters of personalization, you’ll be able to customize them exactly how you want. Cheers to that. ($9.99+, AdvadirAndCo via Etsy)

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Pet sweater
MadeMyDays via Etsy

A sweater emblazoned with their furry friend’s face…

Make them a proud pet parent by gifting them a hoodie, T-shirt, or sweatshirt with their dog or cat’s face and name on it. Just upload a clear picture of their pet (odds are they’ll have no problem sharing a few), pick the drawing style, and choose from the eight available color options. Voila: their new favorite piece of clothing. ($17.27+,Mademydays via Etsy)

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personalized book

A book that's all about them...

Whether it be for your mom, dad, best friend, or partner, you'll be able to create a book all about them. You can pack it with sweet messages, fun facts, memories, photos, and more. You'll be able to preview pages before you purchase, and (shockingly), the entire thing will be printed and shipped within 48 hours. We adore how creative you can get with a gift like this, so inspiring designers and artists, step right up. ($39.99+, Wonderbly)

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Photo image
Chathamplace via Etsy

A timeline print to highlight major moments…

Like the date they got married, their kids’ birthdays, and other meaningful dates they like to keep top of mind. The print is available either framed or unframed, with or without a mat. If you get the larger size, you’ll be able to add up to 20 names and dates. ($19.99+, chathamplace via Etsy)

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Personalized docking station
GretaOtoDesign via Etsy

A personalized docking station for all their gadgets…

Give their nightstand an upgrade with this all-in-one phone stand. Available in a range of different colors, it can be personalized with up to 256 characters to include names, dates, nicknames, and more. There’s a spot for glasses, wallets, and keys, in addition to gadgets including their phone and smart watch. It’s sized to fitmost phone models, and there’s a space to fit a cable so they can keep it charged while it’s docked. ($23.95+, GretaOtoDesign via Etsy)

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Jiggy Puzzles

A photo puzzle you can customize just for them…

Introducing the ultimate gift for any of the puzzlers in your life. All you have to do is pick the number of pieces, whether you want a horizontal or vertical one, and upload a picture. You can even customize the packaging and write a note for the enclosure card. It’ll come with puzzle glue, so they can keep it for years to come. ($49.99, Jiggy Puzzles)

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Tote bag

An essential tote with space for their initials…

Because an L.L.Bean canvas tote bag never goes out of style. It’s super durable thanks to double-stitched seams, a reinforced bottom, and handles that can hold up to 500 pounds. Available in a variety of size and color options, the bag can also be monogrammed for an extra fee. They’ll tote-ally love this one, promise. ($39.95+, L.L.Bean

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Leather catchall

A leather catchall tray for loose knickknacks…

This genuine leather tray can be added to a coffee table, desk, vanity, or entryway to store any faves they don’t want to lose sight of. The corners snap together, and it can lay completely flat if they want to take it on the go. Pick from over a dozen colors and add their initials. We’ll take one in every room, please. ($65+, Leatherology)

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Cheese boards
Uncommon Goods

A bamboo cheese board perfect for entertaining…

This one opens up to four tiers — which means there’s plenty of space for cheese, cheese, and more cheese. And all the fruit, nuts, and crackers, too. Because everyone appreciates a good spread with fixings. One tier even has hidden storage for the three stainless steel serving tools it comes with. Add up to two letters and a meaningful date for a special touch. ($56+, Uncommon Goods)

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Monogrammed towels
Weezie Towels

Monogrammed kitchen towels for the home chef…

Once they use these chic dish towels, they’ll never want to use another kitchen towel ever again. What makes them so great? They feature a design-forward flatweave cotton on the front and absorbent terry material on the back, so they won’t have to compromise function for style. They have a built-in hanging loop for faster drying, and trendy scalloped edges, too. Pick from French blue, red windowpane prints, or a pale green stripe. Then, you can add initials, a short phrase, or their name. ($44+, Weezie Towels)

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Throw blanket

A blanket that’s theirs and theirs alone…

Now you’ll know exactly which office chair is theirs. Available in three different sizes with space for up to nine letters, they’ll never have to fight the office chill (or for a blanket when movie-watching on the couch). This machine-washable blanket comes in four neutral shades that’ll go with any type of home decor.  ($78+, BaubleBar)

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Stationary Set
Rifle Paper Co.

A stationery set that’ll inspire them to send handwritten notes…

Hello, cutest note cards ever. This completely customizable set of 20 cards (with envelopes) not only includes names, but a tiny cartoon portrait as well. Choose from a range of hairstyles, skin tones, clothing, and even accessories (like glasses and jewelry). Letter-writing has never looked this good. PS: We own these note cards and love the quality of the paper. The cartoon turned out just right and we were able to see a proof before officially placing the order. And if you're looking for more stationery ideas (including personalized options), we've got those, too. ($65, Rifle Paper Co.)

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Family portrait
MarteDesignStudio via Etsy

A digital cartoon print of their little family…

Or big family, since you can include up to 10 people (or pets) in this print. Ask them for their favorite photo and send it in to be digitally illustrated into a masterpiece for their living space. This arrives unframed, so you’ll want to pick up a pretty frame separately. ($15+, MarteDesignStudio via Etsy)

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Crossword puzzle
Uncommon Goods

A crossword puzzle they’re guaranteed to get at least partially right…

If their New York Times crossword puzzle is always filled out, this customizable puzzle might be their ideal gift. The print can be tailored to them, including the title and up to six clues you can write yourself. Those clues are then mixed in with the rest of the questions in the puzzle. It even comes with an answer key if your giftee is a little stumped (no shame). ($50+, Uncommon Goods)

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Wafer cookies
Uncommon Goods

Customizable message cookies that are (almost) too cute to eat…

Why not send your holiday greeting on a shortbread cookie rather than a plain old card? Each one in this made-to-order set can hold up to three lines of text, all packaged in an adorable box that you don’t even need to wrap. They’re made by a French-trained pastry chef and are incredibly delicious, according to reviewers. ($39, Uncommon Goods)

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Water bottle

A custom water bottle to keep them hydrated…

What keeps their liquids cold for 24 hours, hot for 12, and looks good while doing it? This shatterproof, stainless steel water bottle we can’t get enough of. It has a spill-proof twist off top and a satin finish that feels great in your hand. With over 10 colors, four text layouts, and 16 characters to craft your personalization, they’ll never be seen without it. ($36.90, Beysis)

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Jewelry Case
Sprinkled With Pink

A travel jewelry case that comes in a rainbow of colors…

No more throwing bracelets in the bottom of their bag. This monogrammable travel jewelry case comes in multiple styles, fonts, and colors to choose from. It includes compartments for up to five rings and necklaces, is light and compact, and it zips closed for security. Psst…If you happen to have a wedding coming up, these would make great bridal party gifts. ($19.99, Sprinkled With Pink)

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Dog bandana
OhBarks via Etsy

A sweet accessory for the goodest boy or girl…

If their dog is like their child, then this gift is perfect for them. This personalizable bandana is made from flannel so it'll be cozy around their pet's neck. It’s available in a few sizes, so we suggest double-checking the size chart before ordering. ($2.79+, OhBarks via Etsy)

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Phone Case

A phone case with their name in neon lights…

Between the bright sherbert colors and the block lettering, these cases are Fun with a capital F. Each one is made of raised acrylic with their name, nickname, or initials on the back. We’re partial to the blue and light blue option, but there are nine color schemes to choose from. ($72, BaubleBar)

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