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18 Personalized Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

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As far as gift-giving goes, we know from first-hand experience that there are few ways to make someone feel more special than with a personalized gift. We've seen the way these extra-meaningful presents make people light up, and well, there's nothing quite like it (cheesy, maybe, but true). Not only do these types of gifts basically say, "Hey, I put a lot of thought into this because I love you," but they also prove just how well you know a person and what they're into, which is always a nice feeling for whoever's on the receiving end.

Oh, and you can personalize just about anything nowadays, too, so definitely don't feel restricted to monogrammed mugs and pajama sets. As you'll see ahead, you can customize cutting boards, wine glasses, watches, makeup, fragrance, and so much more. In fact, you could easily get personalized presents for everyone on your list if you wanted to — though you might get inundated with a myriad of thank you cards in return.

Here, we've rounded up 18 super-thoughtful options for all of the lucky friends and family on your list this year. Happy holiday shopping!

For mom:

Skylight Digital Frame

Cathy's Concept Monogram Stemless Wine Glasses

YSL Beauty Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm

Let's face it: Moms love just about any gift from their kids, including (but definitely not limited to) handmade crafts, cards, and baked goods. That being said, if you're looking to really impress, Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm is engravable and a luxurious option for makeup-loving moms, while Cathy's Concept Monogram Stemless Wine Glasses are great for mothers who like to relax with a beverage — whatever it may be — at the end of a long day. And, for the mom who takes a million pictures, Skylight's Digital Frame will be greatly appreciated (especially if you pre-fill it with photos).

For dad:

Argento Vivo Personalized Signet Ring

Bobo Bird Mens Personalized Wooden Watch

Maison Lambert Personalized Shaving Set

Personalized jewelry is a failsafe option for most people in your life – your dad included. For the dads who like wearing rings on a regular basis, you can't go wrong with Argento Vivo's Personalized Signet Ring, which you can emboss with their name or initials for a one-of-a-kind special touch.

Or, if watches are more your dad's style, the Bobo Bird Men's Engraved Wooden Watch is a cool option that's both personalized and practical. As for the father who takes great pride in their grooming routine, might we suggest this chic Personalized Shaving Kit courtesy of Maison Lambert?

For partners:

Jonesy Wood Year Pendant Necklace

I Wrote a Book About You Fill-in-the-Blank Book

Uncommon Goods Pushpin World Map

A personalized gift is an excellent way to show your S.O. just how much you care about them. This Jonesy Wood Year Pendant Necklace, for one, is perfect if your partner loves statement necklaces with a sentimental twist. And if you want to go in a totally different direction, this I Wrote a Book About You Fill-in-the-Blank Book from Amazon will be a win (just don't forget to fill it out first before giving it to them). Additionally, for couples who have traveled the world together, this Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map is a seriously sweet option that'll remind you both of all the amazing places you've visited together.

For daughters:

Moonwake Designs Personalized Makeup Bag

Jane Basch Designs Diamond & Initial Pendant Necklace

Waft Customizable Luxury Fragrance

If your daughter is a fan of beauty tutorials or an avid product tester, this Personalized Makeup Bag from Etsy will definitely be a hit, as you can have it monogrammed, and customize the color. 

Another beauty-related gift idea is Waft's Customizable Luxury Fragrance, which, as the name suggests, lets you make a personalized scent for your loved one. (You can even label the bottle and everything.) Then there's Jane Basch's Diamond & Initial Pendant Necklace — a lovely option if your daughter is just getting into jewelry and you want to give her something really momentous.

For teenagers:

Uncommon Goods Long Distance Lamp

Happy Toddlerz Blank Comic Book

Sterling Forever Birth Month Necklace

Teens can be difficult to shop for because it seems like their interests are always evolving, but these three gifts are unique and sure to make most high school-aged kids happy. This Draw Your Own Comics Book, for instance, is ideal for anyone who enjoys reading comics, drawing, and storytelling. And this Long Distance Friendship Lamp from Uncommon Goods is a thoughtful gift idea for BFFs who either live far away from each other — or simply have to be apart right now due to the pandemic. 

Or, for teens who love accessorizing, Sterling Forever's 14-Karat Gold Plated Birth Month Flower Necklace is a beautiful option that's more unique than the traditional birthstone necklaces most people seem to go for.

For hosts:

The Buff Customized Face Oil

Intellideco Hand Soap Dispenser

Uncommon Goods Personalized Cutting Board

Know a host who enjoys trying new skin-care products as much as you do? We love The Buff's Customized Face Oil because you can monogram the bottle with their initials and tailor the formula to suit their skin type (so definitely make sure you know it). For the host who loves bespoke bathroom decor, Intellideco's Customizable Hand Soap Dispensers couldn't be more perfect — not to mention functional. And last but not least, this Personalized Cutting Board is a brilliant gift (if we do say so ourselves) for the host who wants to brush-up on their knife skills and needs a fun incentive to do so.

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