Think back to the best gifts you’ve ever received. We’re willing to bet that your favorites weren’t body lotions or gift certificates. They were likely well thought out gifts meant just for you. Knowing what your friends and family like most is the key to great gift-giving. But what if you could make the best gifts even better?
Personalization is the thoughtful twist that makes a nice gift nicer. When you personalize an item with a photo, name or monogram, you elevate the gift-giving and receiving experience to another level. Everything from the utilitarian, like a docking station, to the luxurious, like an indulgent scented candle, can benefit from personalization.
Below, you’ll find our list of the best personalized gifts for everyone on your shopping list. There’s no need to worry about the hassle of personalization, either. Each of these custom gifts can be easily ordered and personalized online. Take a look through our picks so that you can give the best personalized gifts ever this year.
1. Hat Shark Custom Flip Sequin Pillow Cover
BEST FOR TEENS AND TWEENS
The Gen Zers in your life will be head over heels for this reversible sequin pillow cover that you can customize with any photo, making it one of the best custom gifts. We won’t blame you if you want one for yourself! When you run your hand over the pillowcase, the sequins reverse, so it’s fun to watch them reveal their image.
2. Awofer Wooden Docking Station
BEST FOR CO-WORKERS
Give your favorite work buddy the gift of never losing their essentials again. This clever docking station has nooks and cut-outs to corral your wallet, phone, keys and whatever else you need. As an added bonus, this handmade item can be personalized and ordered through Amazon, meaning it’s never been easier to give a gift made for the recipient.
3. Dreamdecor Name Necklace
BEST FOR THE ACCESSORY ADDICT
Everyone has a Carrie Bradshaw in their life and this is the gift for her. The necklace can be customized with any name. But that’s not all — you can also choose from six different fonts as well as sterling silver, gold plated, rose gold or silver to make it even more perfectly personalized.
4. DreamTree Prints Custom Star Map
BEST FOR THE ASTROLOGY LOVER
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion, that night will be commemorated with this customized star map. You pick the date and they’ll do everything else to recreate exactly how the stars were aligned that evening with their star catalogue, which is based on the European Space Agency’s Hipparcos Mission. The image is printed on top quality archival photo paper in high-def chrome ink technology in the US.
5. MyPupSocks Custom Socks
They may be everyone’s go-to gift idea, but by adding a personalized element to a pair of socks, this traditional gift will feel even more special. No matter whose face you put on them — including a pet — these socks are sure to make the recipient smile. They are constructed from a high-quality polyester that’s soft and comfortable, meaning you’ll get plenty of laughs and use out of this amusing, personalized gift.
6. Sandababy Custom Football Jersey
BEST FOR SPORTS FANS
With so many teams to choose from, we’re sure their favorite is on the list. You can add their last name and lucky number or opt for their favorite player instead. Either way, it’s a winning look. They can sport the jersey from the stand or their couch to show their team spirit!
7. MARBLEFY Personalized Pink Glitter Case
BEST FOR PHONE-OBSESSED TEENS
If you have a sibling, niece or nephew that spends all of their time glued to their iPhone, then why not glue their name on an iPhone? MARBLEFY’s popular glitter iPhone case can be customized with the name of your choosing. It’s made for iPhone Xs Max/Xr/Xs/X/8/7/6/Plus. It has sturdy and grippable bumper protection, just in case they get a little carried away with their selfies.
8. Lepton Letter Cufflinks
BEST FOR THE BUSINESS MAN
Help the sharp dresser spruce up his suit even more with these timeless cufflinks. Plated in antique silver, they can be engraved with an initial, adding an extra touch of elegance. The cuffs can easily be worn casually or more dressed up.
9. Personalized Amp Doormat
BEST FOR THE WANNABE ROCK STAR
No matter if they can strum a guitar or not, they’ll love this personalized amp doormat that will welcome them home every time. Made for indoor use, it’s the perfect greeting for guests when they walk through the door. Rock on!
10. Personalized Compact Swivel Cheese Board
BEST FOR THE HOST
Every good host knows it’s not a party without a serious cheese board. Not only does this have all the bells and whistles, but it can also be customized with their name. Great for storage, the cheese board starts out as a triangle and then expands into a tiered server wheel so you can fit plenty of wedges and other eats. There’s also a bottom drawer to store the stainless steel cheese fork and two knives it comes with.
11. Personalized Brewing Co. 64oz. Beer Growler
BEST FOR BEER LOVERS
Who wouldn’t drink to a beer that has their name on it? As a display piece or a gift for your favorite home brewer, this growler jug is tops. It’s made of UV-shielding amber colored glass and comes with an easy screw-top.
12. PandainspirS Personalized Photo Phone Case
Forget pictures in wallets and photos on desks. If you want a modern-day way to remind yourself of happy memories, this PandainspirS Personalized Photo Phone Case is the answer. This versatile yet personalized gift idea can host a photo of a loved pet, a favorite hobby or just some unique picture for a one-of-a-kind phone case. The case itself is made from TPU and glass, and it’s available for a range of phones, including both Samsung and Apple models.
13. Photo Collage Mouse Pad
Who’s still using a mouse pad? Your grandparents, and that’s exactly who needs this personalized gift. Remind your loved ones of all the good times you’ve had with five of your favorite photos captured on a mousepad. This is a gift that’s both nostalgic and useful. An especially great pick for moms, dads and other family members who have office jobs, you can’t go wrong with a personalized gift showing the smiling faces of all those the recipient holds dear.
14. MignonandMignon Personalized Birthstone Necklace
BEST FOR MOMS
Whether you’re a single child or one of five siblings, this MignonandMignon Personalized Birthstone Necklace is a thoughtful gift for moms and grandmothers. It’s easily put together with the birthstones and written initials of each member in the family. You can also choose between three different finishes for the chain, and you can customize the chain’s length to ensure a correct fit.
15. Silver Dollar Candle Co. Personalized Candle
BEST HOME DECOR
Handmade, hand poured and hand labeled to your specifications, these scented candles can be customized with a special message or the recipient’s name. Each candle is made in Knoxville, TN from 100% clean-burning soy wax and has a burn time of approximately 40 hours. To make this option even more appealing, the personalized candles are presented in classy, screw-top jars with attractive brown labels. If you have a loved one that loves candles, then this is one of the best personalized gifts available right now.
16. Rocket Bug Personalized Christmas Romper
Get the tiniest person on your list into the holiday spirit with this adorable striped romper embroidered with their name. The red and white stripes with green trim will make the happy baby in your life look like an adorable elf. Plus, there’s no need to worry as the letters are made with child-safe vinyl.
17. NakedWoodWorks Personalized Cutting Board
One trick to giving a great gift is to make it useful. That’s why the NakedWoodWorks Personalized Cutting Board would sit atop our list if useful was the only factor. Add in the personalization element of this board, and you’re definitely onto a winning gift. The attractive design on this cutting board features the first names and surname of the couple you gift it to along with a significant date in their life, which is why this is a great wedding or anniversary gift idea. You can also choose from a range of different sizes and between two wood types for the board.
18. Personalized JDS Gifts Stainless Steel Harmonica
BEST FOR MUSIC LOVERS
This Personalized JDS Gifts Stainless Steel Harmonica makes a great gift for the person in your life who loves making music. The beautiful instrument has enough space on it for three lines of text, with up to 20 characters per line. This gives you room for concise messages of congratulations or celebration. The harmonica also comes in a smart storage box which makes wrapping and gifting the instrument a breeze.
19. Goodnight Little Me Personalized Storybook
BEST FOR NEW PARENTS
The new parents on your list will appreciate a story all about their little one. This innovative storybook includes the child’s first and last name, birth date, the year the book is created and the sender’s name on a dedication page. This is a fun and easy way to create a memento for your favorite child.
20. Zippo Engraved Money Clip & Credit Card Case
BEST FOR DADS
Gift a way to carry cash and credit cards in style with Zippo’s combination card case and money clip. A silver-plated, spring-loaded cash clip sits on a black leather case that’s the ideal size for a driver’s license and credit cards. The clip can be personalized with the recipient’s initials and an important date, such as a birthday, graduation day or anniversary.
21. O’Fishal Personalized Fish Fillet Knife
BEST FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
Your favorite outdoorsman will love this wood-handled knife, which is made nicer by the option of engraving a name on the handle. The 13-inch fillet knife blade is made from 440 stainless steel and the handle is constructed from durable pakkawood. In addition, the knife comes with a heavy-duty nylon pouch for easy portability.
22. D&M Leather Studio Personalized iPad Case
BEST FOR COMMUTERS
With space for an iPad, three pens and some small essential items, this D&M Leather Studio Personalized iPad Case is a great gift idea for friends and family who commute or who always keep their iPad close at hand. The hand-stitched case is made from distressed leather and can be fit almost any iPad model. The design also features a handy clasp for secure closure when the bag is on the move, and it can be made to have a personalized name or message in the bottom corner.
23. Hers Embroidered Luxury Fleece Robe
BEST FOR GIRLFRIENDS/WIVES
This robe will be a welcome sight for your girlfriend or wife thanks to its super-soft microfleece. But this plush robe is made even better thanks to a personalized initial on the chest. Choose from block or script fonts and 15 colors of thread when ordering this personalized gift.