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Personalized Gifts for People Who Love Their Name on Everything

personalized gifts for the person who loves their name on everything
Design: theSkimm | Photo: TDE, Uncommon Goods
October 21, 2022

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If you have someone in your life who absolutely loves their name on anything and everything, listen up. Over the years, the number of items available for personalization has increased exponentially, and that means their initials can be everywhere. How fabulous does that sound?  From accessories to cookware to the cutest stationery set we’ve ever seen, we’ve rounded up holiday gifts that put them (and their name) in the center. Let’s dive in.Want more holiday gifting ideas? Check out The Shoppes at Skimm Ave. for our recs for everyone on your list.

bedside docking station phone and glasses

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 25 letters to include names, dates, nicknames, and more. There’s a spot for glasses, wallets, and keys too. Plus, it’s compatible with most phone models and can charge their device when docked. And for more great holiday gifts from Etsy, shop here. ($23.95+, GretaOtoDesign via Etsy)

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custom face socks

Custom face socks that will bring on the laughs…

Your face, their face, even the face of their pet can be custom printed on these fun socks. They come in many different colors and can include up to three faces per pair. Did someone say matching socks for everyone to wear on Christmas morning? We think yes. ($7.99+, BrdPersonalizedGifts via Etsy)

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personalized phone case with initials

A personalized phone case that’s one-of-a-kind…

There are custom phone cases, and then there’s Logomania. This personalization program lets you choose not only their initials, but their preferred font, color, and style on a leather-backed case. Compatible with Apple and Samsung devices, it turns their phone into a personal piece of art. ($69+, TDE)

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heart shaped locket
The M Jewelers

An old-school engraved locket…

Stay close to their heart with an engraved locket in either gold vermeil or sterling silver that will make them ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh.’ The 16-inch chain necklace can include names, initials, anniversary dates, and more. They’ll never want to take this dainty layering piece off. ($165, The M Jewelers)

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etsy family portrait cartoon

An adorable family portrait that will bring out their animated side…

Who wouldn’t love being turned into a cartoon? This designer creates custom-illustrated family portraits featuring up to 15 people and pets. It’s a fun way to capture a wedding, a pair of newlyweds, a growing family, or just the cartoon lover in your life. Seriously, they’ve never looked this cute. Psst…use code SKIMMHOLIDAY20 at checkout for 20% off this item. ($12.75+, discoveringyou via Etsy)

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pet scarf

A sweet accessory for the goodest boy or girl...

If their pet 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 before ordering. It’s so darn cute, they’ll want to tie it around their pet’s neck asap for that Insta-worthy selfie. ($9.99+, OhBarks via Etsy)

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personalized crossword puzzle
Uncommon Goods

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

If they wait patiently for the Sunday New York Times crossword to come out, this customizable puzzle is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to problem solve. 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). And for more great holiday gifts from Uncommon Goods, shop here. ($50+, Uncommon Goods)

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personalized whiskey barrel
Uncommon Goods

A whiskey barrel to help make spirits bright…

For the bourbon aficionado in your life, this barrel is not only unique but incredibly useful. When filled with a bottle of their favorite spirit, it will age the whiskey thanks to its oak construction and notes of vanilla, butter, and coconut, giving the liquor a new, more complex flavor. They’ll be the most popular person at the holiday party. PS: Before use, make sure they cure the barrel for a few days to make sure it doesn’t leak. ($85+, Uncommon Goods)

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luggage tags and passport holders
Mark & Graham

Two necessities for stylish and secure travel…

Flying can be, to put it mildly, somewhat of a nightmare these days. Ease their pain of potential chaos with these cute, personalized passport cases and luggage tags. (Made from vegan leather and customizable with up to three initials.) They’ll feel totally put together as they roll their carry-on through security. ($79, Mark & Graham)

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nameplate necklace

A nameplate necklace in block or script print…

That’s their name, don’t wear it out. This simple, 14-karat gold-plated nameplate necklace is a modern take on the beloved version from childhood. Available in two different fonts, with space for up to 10 letters, it makes for a sweet layering piece. ($138, BaubleBar)

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baublebar name blanket

A blanket that’s theirs and theirs alone…

Now you’ll know exactly which office chair is theirs. Available in three different sizes and 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). It’s machine-washable and neutral enough to go with any type of home decor. ($78+, BaubleBar)

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scarf with pockets

A monogrammable scarf with pockets…

Everyone loves to be cozy and warm. This puffer scarf does the trick even on the coldest of winter days. The fleece-lined scarf is perfect for travel, morning commutes, or longer weekend hikes. We consider the pockets a game-changer, since they can slip their hands inside if they forget to pack gloves in their bag. And for more great holiday gifts from Amazon, check out our storefront. ($49.99+, Amazon)

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duffle bag

A generously sized duffle bag for easy travel or weekend trips…

This bag (available in over 10 colors), made from upcycled water bottles, is ideal for flying. Most notably, it is super lightweight and folds up into a tiny pouch for easy storage in their home. Monogram up to three initials on the side and watch them use it for anything: from travel to the gym and everywhere in between. PS: We own this bag and love it. It’s durable, easy to spot clean, and great for tiny apartments without much closet space. ($70+, Paravel)

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leather bound journal

A journal that has their name written all over it…

This leatherbound journal is an instant keepsake, thanks to the customization option and a removable paper insert for continuous writing. It comes stamped with a 22-karat gold-foil heart, but you can also include up to three initials for an even more special decorative touch. Whether they use it for note-taking, dream recording, or just for recipes, having a handy journal around is a must for everyone. ($80+, Leatherology)

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Uncommon Goods

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

Cards are so last year. Why not send your holiday greeting on a shortbread cookie? Each one in the made-to-order set can hold up to three lines of text, with everything shipping in an adorable box. They are made by a French-trained pastry chef and are incredibly delicious, according to reviewers. ($38, Uncommon Goods)

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great jones dutch oven
Great Jones

A gorgeous piece of cookware with a twist…

If they’re always whipping up something delicious in the kitchen, this cast iron Dutch oven will light their souls (and soups) on fire. Available in four fun colors, it can also be engraved with their name, a favorite dish — anything up to 25 characters long. Now you just need to score an invite for dinner. ($120+, Great Jones)

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Rifle Paper Co.

A stationery set that will leave them looking for excuses to send notes…

Hello, cutest note cards ever created. This completely customizable set of 20 cards (with envelopes) not only include 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 high 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, we've got those too. ($65, Rifle Paper Co.)

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travel 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 includes compartments for up to five rings and necklaces, and is lightweight enough to bring anywhere. Note — if you happen to have a wedding coming up, these would make great bridal party gifts. And if you wanna get into details, there's multiple styles, fonts, and colors to choose from. Psst…use code SKIMM at checkout for 10% off. ($19.99, Sprinkled With Pink)

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initial necklace
The Clear Cut

A mini pendant that can be worn solo or stacked…

When you want to give something more subtle than an entire nameplate, this initial pendant does the trick. Pick either one initial or up to four on a 14-karat white- or yellow-gold chain. Two available lengths means they can layer it up or wear it on its own. ($150, The Clear Cut)

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