20 Personalized Gifts That Are Anything But Basic

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20 Personalized Gifts That Are Anything But Basic
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With everything going on during the holidays, it can be easy to fall back on basic, impersonal gifts as a last-minute solution. Not that anyone’s to blame, of course. With so many names on our shopping lists, it’s easy to fall back on one-size-fits-all gifts that save us time and energy. But before you resort to boring candy boxes and flavored popcorn tins, consider customized presents for your loved ones.

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With collegiate-inspired monograms and old-school patches on the rise, personalization is having a real stylish moment. So with holiday shopping just around the corner, it’s time to hop on the decorative, cheeky trend this winter season.

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Ahead, we’ve rounded up 20 personalized gift ideas that are beyond thoughtful and unexpected. Whether it’s a pair of mix-and-match earrings for your sister, an embroidered pajama set for your parents, or an embossed-leather accessory for your BFF, rest assured that these presents will make each recipient feel just as special.

Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2017.

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STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Got Your Back Custom Personalized Bomber Jacket

Personalized embroidery makes this a next-level varsity jacket.

Got Your Back Custom Personalized Bomber Jacket, $210 at Danielle Guizio

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Passport Cover

Consider the emboss option as an extra form of I.D.

Personalized Passport Cover, $9.90 at Etsy

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Crewmaster Sport Chronograph Blue Silicone Watch

Engrave it for a main squeeze.

Crewmaster Sport Chronograph Blue Silicone Watch, $165; at Fossil

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Vintage Pajama Set

For only $10 more, these sweet PJs can be monogrammed.

Vintage Pajama Set, $95 at J.Crew

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Fossil Robot Tassel Keyfob

A quirky little tassel dude to personalize anything.

Fossil Robot Tassel Keyfob, $38 at Luxury Marketplace

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Terry Velour Robe with White Piping

Because everybody needs a robe.

Personalized Terry Velour Robe with White Piping, $105 at The Stationery Studio

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Zip Clutch

It's so clutch to have your name on this clutch.

Zip Clutch, $75 at Leatherology

 

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Bespoke Loafers

A gift that really steps things up.

Bespoke Loafers, starting at $500 at Stubbs & Wootton

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Embossed Leather Luggage Tag

Put your name on it, so you know it's yours.

Embossed Leather Luggage Tag, $20.67 at Etsy

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Jacqueline Leather Watch

An engraved watch has our stamp of approval.

Jacqueline Leather Watch, $115 at Fossil

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | La Rose Custom Vintage

Will you accept this rose? With up to 7 customized letters, the answer is Y-E-S.

La Rose Custom Vintage, $29 at Odessa Rae

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Robot Iron-On Applique

Patch up your favorite denim (or anything else, for that matter).

Robot Iron-On Applique, $3 at Etsy

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Perfumes

Personalized labels make 'em feel like love potions.

Perfumes, from $75 at Le Labo

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Rachel Tote

Not only can you emboss and decorate, but even the straps are customizable too.

Rachel Tote, $158 at Fossil

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Colorblocked Monogram Journal

Happy letter-ing.

Colorblocked Monogram Journal, $18 at Anthropologie

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Moonstone Dye Kit

Just add water to reveal your one-of-a-kind dyed silk scarf.

Moonstone Dye Kit, $75 at Shabd

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Custom Print Packs

Turn any digital photo into a series of prints.

Custom Print Packs, from $8 at Chatbooks

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Grand 280-Thread-Count Embroidered Sheet Set

A bed you can really call your own.

Grand 280-Thread-Count Embroidered Sheet Set, from $14.99 at Pottery Barn

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Gold-Tone Mix-and-Match Stud Earrings

Mix and match earrings for a truly personalized take.

Gold-Tone Mix-and-Match Stud Earrings, $56.25 at Michael Kors

STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Harper Small Saddle Crossbody,

Get your initials embossed on this everyday bag.

Harper Small Saddle Crossbody, $148 at Fossil

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  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Got Your Back Custom Personalized Bomber Jacket
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Passport Cover
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Crewmaster Sport Chronograph Blue Silicone Watch
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Vintage Pajama Set
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Fossil Robot Tassel Keyfob
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Terry Velour Robe with White Piping
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Zip Clutch
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Bespoke Loafers
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Embossed Leather Luggage Tag
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Jacqueline Leather Watch
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | La Rose Custom Vintage
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Robot Iron-On Applique
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Personalized Perfumes
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Rachel Tote
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Colorblocked Monogram Journal
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Moonstone Dye Kit
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Custom Print Packs
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Grand 280-Thread-Count Embroidered Sheet Set
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Gold-Tone Mix-and-Match Stud Earrings
  • STYLECASTER | Best Personalized Gifts to Buy | Harper Small Saddle Crossbody,

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