22 Personalized Gift Ideas

Personalized gifts are becoming increasingly popular! I believe that this is, in part, because custom/personalized items are becoming more affordable. A personalized gift makes the gift recipient feel appreciated because you took the time to select a thoughtful gift that represents them personally. The following blog post is a list of some personalized gift ideas that will bring a smile to your loved one's face!

1. Map Gift

Map gifts make a perfect gift for travelers and outdoorsy people. They serve as attractive wall art and have a nostalgic aurora to them. There are personalized map gifts available for several occasions such as engagements, weddings, and housewarmings. 

2. Ornament

Christmas trees are one of my favorite holiday traditions because no two families have the same Christmas tree! Families collect ornaments over the years that mark special moments. For this reason, personalized Christmas ornaments make excellent gifts for loved ones who are marking a significant life event such as getting married or engaged, purchasing their first home, or having a baby! 

3. Photo Book or Photo Calendar

Photo books and calendars make fantastic gifts for grandparents! Websites like Shutterfly and MixBooks have templates that make it easy to create a custom photo book or calendar fairly quickly. It is important to note that Shutterfly frequently has sales, so I would avoid paying full price on Shutterfly!

4. Cutting Board or Cheese Board

A personalized cutting board makes a great gift for a bridal shower our housewarming! A fancy cutting board makes cooking more enjoyable, and a nice cheese board is great to have for entertaining!

5. Mugs

I have given several people personalized mugs as a gift, and they are always a hit. I think this is because mugs have a practical purpose that allows you to use them on a daily basis. Personalized mugs are also affordable and can be quite humorous. There are so many online shops that offer mugs in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors!

6. Custom Pet Portrait

It is no secret that people are crazy about their pets! For this reason, a custom pet portrait makes a great gift for the animal lover in your life! They make a perfect housewarming gift, Christmas gift, or birthday gift. Simply provide the artist with an image of the dog. It can be expensive to commission a custom pet portrait. A more budget-friendly option would be to find artwork of the breed of your loved one’s dog. There are several artists on Etsy that sell custom pet portraits in a variety of styles.

7. Recipe Book

A personalized recipe book makes a great gift for a family member or friend who enjoys cooking. A high-quality recipe book made of wood or leather is great for storing family recipes that can be passed down to the next generation. It also makes it easier to organize recipes so that they can be referenced quickly. There are several personalized recipe books available on Etsy, and there are many available that cost between $25 and $50.

8. River Map With Heart Over Favorite Spot

Hydrological (river) maps make a great gift for nature lovers, hikers, and people who work in the water resources field. They make great office décor and can be personalized to mark a favorite hiking spot. Check out the hydrological maps available on the Maps By Paige website by clicking here

9. Engraved Ring

An engraved ring makes a great gift for your boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse. An engraved ring could serve as a promise ring, wedding band, or a prayer ring. It may seem like this would be one of the more expensive items on this list. However, it is possible to purchase a high-quality engraved ring at an affordable price! A company called Think Engraved, which is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, sells custom engraved rings for $20 to $35. It is also possible to engrave a wedding ring you already own. Typically, engraving costs between $25 and $80 depending on the number of characters and the method of engraving.

10. Candle

Candles are another gift that makes a house a home! A personalized candle is an excellent gift for Secret Santas at work. They also make great stocking stuffers.

11. Wooden Spoon

A personalized wooden spoon is probably one of the more uncommon items on this list. Wooden spoons are a tool that can be found in every kitchen. Engraving or personalization makes this utility more unique and fun. A personalized wooden spoon makes a great stocking stuffer.

12. Tumbler

A personalized tumbler makes a great gift for a friend or family member who is always on the go!

13. Jewelry Dish

A personalized jewelry dish makes a great engagement gift and are relatively inexpensive ($15-$35). They also make nice gifts for bridesmaids.

14. Tea Towel

Personalized tea towels make great housewarming gifts. They add a homey touch to bathrooms and kitchens. In contrast to a regular, fuzzy dish towel, tea towels are typically made of linen or some other woven fabric. Tea towels were traditionally used by 18th century homemakers to wrap teapots for the purpose of keeping the tea warm. They were something of a status symbol. Today, tea towels tend to be more decorative than functional.

 15. Notebook

A personalized notebook makes a great gift for people who love to write or for students! Some online shops even offer personalized leather journals. 

16. Pillow

Pillows are one of my favorite home decor items. They make a space feel more homey and cozy. This is especially true for personalized pillow gift. Pillows can be personalized with the gift recipient's name, a family photograph, or a picture of their pet. When looking for a personalized decorative pillow, make sure to consider the recipient's taste in interior design style. 

17. Puzzle

Puzzles are a great activity for family game night or downtime on a winter night. Imagine putting together a jigsaw puzzle made just for you! Assembling a puzzle of a meaningful photograph makes this wholesome activity even more special! There are several online retailers such as Shutterfly that sell personalized puzzles. Most come in a nice gift box as well.

18. Apron

A personalized apron makes a great gift for a coworker or parent who loves to cook. They make great gifts for dads who love to grill!

19. Coasters

Coasters are another example of a personalized gift that serves a practical purpose, which is why they make a fantastic housewarming gift or wedding gift!. With so many styles and colors available, you are sure to find coasters that match your loved one's style. If you are searching for personalized coasters, I recommend checking out some of the highly rated shops on Etsy or Amazon. 

20. Engraved Pocket Knife

Men can definitely be more difficult to shop for than women! Fortunately, there are a few go-to gifts for hard-to-buy-for men. One of these gifts is an engraved pocket knife. Engraved pocket knives make great gifts for men who enjoy the outdoors or who work on several projects around the house. 

 21. Custom Hand Painted Bible

Hosanna Revival is an online store that sells custom hand-painted Bibles. These Bibles are gorgeous and make a great gift for Christians. However, this us one of the more expensive items on the list at a cost of $135. 

22. Monogrammed Plush Robe

A monogrammed robe makes another fantastic gift for close friends or family. Many people will not buy nice robes for themselves, so a personalized plush robe can seem rather luxurious.

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