22 Personalized Gifts That Knock It Out Of The Present Park — But You Need To Plan Ahead

Amanda Randone

While the tradition of gift giving is more of an art than a science, there are certain elements to the process within your control no matter your level of creativity or skill. Timing, for example, is key when it comes to successfully getting the right gift to the right person on the right occasion. And with the holiday season already underway before we've even had a chance to stow away our Halloween costumes, you'll want to plan accordingly when shopping for the special person in your life.

The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart, and there's no better way to show someone you care than by engraving, printing, embroidering, even emblazoning their very own name or initials onto their present. While jewelry like an initial signet ring or a nameplate is guaranteed to please, there are more ways than ever before to add a personal touch to a gift. Monogrammed soap bars? Yep, it’s a thing. Embroidered silk jammies? Also an option. Customizable hair clips? Absolutely — because why settle for your standard bedazzled barrette when you can straight up wear your name in your hair?

The possibilities for personalization may be abundant, but these things take time (sometimes weeks!) to order, prepare, and ship, so we implore you to stay on top of your gifting game this season if you want to go the customization route. Ahead, find a selection of 22 items that can be personalized before the holidays hit so that no present is left un-monogrammed this year.

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NoLabel Personalized Hair Clip


For a recipient that’s always ahead of the trends, she’ll love adding a fun personalized hair clip to her collection of accessories. 

NOLABEL.EST Personalized Hair Clip, $, available at BaubleBar

Minted Climbing Succulents Personalized Stationery


This beautiful set of 25 personalized cards and envelopes comes with the promise of staying in touch. 

Susan Moyal Climbing Succulents Personalized Stationery, $, available at Minted

Firebox Personalized Socks


For a completely ridiculous but equally awesome personalized gift, UK gift site Firebox has you covered. They've got 32 products you can customize with your face, your friend's face, perhaps even the family dog's smushed mug. It takes 9 - 11 business days to ship to the U.S.

Firebox Personalized Socks, $, available at Firebox

Huan Xun Custom Name Necklace


With close to 1000 reviews from Amazon shoppers and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, it's safe to say this is the best nameplate necklace you’ll find for under $10. 

HUAN XUN Custom Name Necklace, $, available at Amazon

Anthropologie Eliza Tile Monogram Cheese Board


Nothing will pair better with her gouda addiction than an art deco-inspired monogrammed cheese board. 

Anthropologie Eliza Tile Monogram Cheese Board, $, available at Anthropologie

SOKO Iga Cuff Bracelet


Upgrade her arm party with a customizable cuff that can have up to four hand-stamped letters or numbers per side. 

Iga Iga Cuff Bracelet, $, available at Soko

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label With Custom Engraving


Because nothing sounds better than sipping on fancy champagne out of a personalized bottle.

Veuve Clicquot Custom Engraved Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, $, available at ReserveBar

Monogrammed Bar Soap


For the gracious hostess, take her entertaining game up a notch with a set of monogrammed soap. 

SoHospitalityCo Monogrammed Bar Soap, $, available at Etsy

Gorjana Bespoke Dog Tag Necklace


Customize this shiny dog tag pendant by engraving a date, her initials, or even a special phrase. 

Gorjana Bespoke Dog Tag Pendant Necklace, $, available at Gorjana

Morgan Lane Ruthie Striped Pyjama Shirt


As if it doesn’t get better than 100% silk sleepwear, use a customization tool to make this luxe find extra special. 

Morgan Lane Ruthie Striped PJ Shirt, $, available at Farfetch

Mealjuet Jewelry



A classic ID bracelet is always a welcome gift and this stainless steel option is an affordable crowd-pleaser.

Mealguet Jewelry Personalized Stainless Steel ID Tag, $, available at Amazon

Aerie Star Sign T-Shirt


If she loves astrology, get her a t-shirt that aligns with both her passion and her sign.

Aerie Aerie Star Sign T-Shirt, $, available at American Eagle Outfitters

Dansko Clogs


Dansko clogs may be super practical, but they can also be personal. Select up to four spots to customize with letters and symbols.

Dansko Customizable Clogs, $, available at Dansko

Roxanne Assoulin Alphabet Soup Enamel Bracelet


She’s guaranteed to love this colorful enamel bracelet customized with her initial. 

Roxanne Assoulin Alphabet Soup Enamel Bracelet, $, available at Net-A-Porter

Away Monogramed Weekender Bag


This sleek travel bag promises to stand out in a crowd (or at least in the security line). Have it embroidered with up to three letters for an extra $35. 

Away The Weekender, $, available at Away

Madewell Personalized Jean Jacket


A denim jacket is cool, but one embroidered with her name is even cooler. For an additional fee, you can customize this timeless number and pick the perfect font, color, and placement for up to 8 characters. 

Madewell The Jean Jacket, $, available at Madewell

Aurate Signet Ring


A delicate way to transform her initial into an elegantly understated piece of jewelry. 

Aurate Signet Ring, $, available at Aurate

Society6 Custom Scrabble Letter Coffee Mug


A thoughtful and personal gift for the Scrabble fan in your life. 

EK Art Prints Custom Scrabble Letter Mug, $, available at Society 6

Sugarfina Custom Candy Tower


When shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, you can’t go wrong with a giant candy tower featuring all her top picks.

Sugarfina Custom Candy Tower, $, available at Sugarfina

Birchbox 3-Month Subscription Gift Card


There's lots to love about a 3-month Birchbox subscription. While the card itself comes with a box of best-sellers, future deliveries will be filled with samples personalized to her very own beauty profile and she can decide where and when to get things started. 

Birchbox Monthly Gifted Subscription Box, $, available at Birchbox

Mark & Graham Personalized Cosmetic Pouch


A home for all her makeup essentials is a lot cuter when it's got her very own name printed on the outside. Enjoy 20% off and free shipping and monogramming with code holiday.

Mark & Graham Signature Leather Cosmetic Pouch, $, available at Mark & Graham

Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All Star High Top


You can’t go wrong with a classic like the Converse high top sneaker, but you can make the choice more original by selecting from a range of colors and patches to suit her style and personality. 

Converse All Star Custom Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops, $, available at Converse

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