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The 5 Best Personalized Gifts

Personalized Gifts

The thrill of having one’s name emblazoned on a unique possession isn’t reserved for 7-year-olds scoring mini license plates—everyone feels special unwrapping a gift created specifically for them. In that spirit, we’ve collected our favorite personalized gifts, many of which are customizable versions of Wirecutter picks. Whether you want a gift monogrammed, custom made, or personalized in another way, these gifts will show your recipient that you care deeply just for them.

Socks with faces

What could be more custom than a pair of socks featuring one’s own face—or, better yet, the face of someone they love? The answer is not much, and to that end, DivvyUp is among the easiest services to use. Upload an image of your favorite visage, select your background color or print, and a couple of weeks later, face socks arrive on your doorstep. Depending on your intended recipient, consider different mugs. A friend from work? Maybe it’s their particularly hilarious ID photo. A pal from high school? Use the yearbook photo they nearly forgot about. Your doggy co-parent? Fido, obviously. Made from a durable blend of polyester, nylon, and spandex, these socks are stretchy and soft, and they hold up well.

Cuter toting

The person on your list probably has one or two tote bags already, but they may not have one that’s unequivocally, without a doubt, theirs. For that you’ll want to give them one with a monogram. The L.L.Bean Boat and Tote is among our favorites from testing thanks to its heavy-duty cotton and tight stitching that can withstand weights of up to 500 pounds (although we doubt your recipient will ever need to haul that much). In addition to personalizing the bag with your loved one’s initials, you can also customize the size (small, medium, large, or extra large), the color (seven options, including deep mulberry and regatta blue), and the handle length (regular or long). L.L.Bean now offers a fully monochromatic bag, too—the handles and canvas body match—a particularly modern upgrade from the old-school contrast handles.

An understated ring

For a dainty accessory that packs ample meaning, we think this engravable signet ring makes the perfect choice. Wirecutter senior editor Jen Hunter says she hasn’t taken hers off since the day she bought it. This one is especially solid because it has a closed back—the signet plate is made from solid gold, as opposed to being hollow inside. This also makes it feel smooth against a finger and, as Jen says, “incredibly comfortable to wear.” It’s available in rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold, and for no extra charge, you can add up to three engraved characters in one of several font choices.

Personalized fan gear for their favorite teams

Whether you’re giving a Custom Roster Name & Number T-Shirt to a young child or a young-at-heart fan, this is the type of personalized present that’s sure to be a home run. There’s something special about a superfan having their own last name on an officially licensed shirt celebrating their favorite team. Senior staff writer Joanne Chen’s husband customized her son’s tee with his last name and Little League number. Joanne says, “He loves how the shirt helps him represent!”.

The night they will never forget

You know the day that matters most to your recipient: Maybe it was the day they were born, the day you two married, or even just the day they submitted the 400-page dissertation that earned them a PhD. Whatever it is, a custom sky map that depicts the stars aligned exactly as they were at that location on that date makes a beautiful gift, for both its celestial image and the emotional resonance. You can also include quotes, names, dates, and locations for text that complements the composition.



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6 Best Personalized and Custom Gifts on Amazon

Custom Gifts

When it comes to gift shopping for any occasion, you really can’t beat the selection of gifts on Amazon. The retail giant has amazing gifts for men and women that you can shop anytime, and even if you waited until the very last-minute and need a good gift that will arrive fast, Amazon’s quick delivery will be there for you. And while site probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think about sentimental gifts, we’ve rounded up all the best personalized gifts on Amazon that may just change your thoughts.

From personalized jewelry to custom portraits to monogrammed home goods, Amazon has customized gifts for everyone on your list, including wives, husbands, moms, dads, babies — even your beloved pups! And if you’re shopping on a budget, fret not, because we’ve got custom gifts under $50, picks under $30 and even ideas below $20, as well as a few pricier items if you’re looking to get something extra-special. Just note that, while many of these gifts include the speedy shipping you know and love from Amazon, a few selections do take some extra time to create, so make sure you go with a present that will arrive before you need it.

Ahead, check out all the most thoughtful personalized gifts Amazon has to offer!



Custom Pet Face Socks

Custom Pet Face Socks

Available in tons of different color options, this hilarious gift allow you to get any photo of your recipient’s beloved pet printed on a pair of socks. “The picture quality of the chosen image is AMAZING! We chose to put our sweet pup on the socks as a gift, and they did such a great job worth making him look adorable,” one Amazon reviewer wrote.



Custom Coffee Mug

Custom Coffee Mug

Looking for an easy and inexpensive gift that’s actually useful? Get a ceramic coffee mug personalized with any photo and message that you’d like.



Customized Song Plaque

Customized Song Plaque

If you and your recipient have a special song, then you can get them this custom music plaque, which allows them to simply scan the included Spotify code with their phone to hear that song whenever they like.



Custom Personalized Dog Blanket

Custom Personalized Dog Blanket



Custom Engraved Wooden Coasters

Custom Engraved Wooden Coasters
Save their coffee table from water rings with this set of four natural wood coasters, which you can have engraved with your recipients’ names and anniversary date.

Personalized Couple and Dog Print

Personalized Couple and Dog Print

Rather than gifting a framed photo to your fave couple, create a custom portrait of them with their family pet, which you can then get framed.


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Shop the 7 best items from Amazon Handmade for personalized gifts

We found the Etsy of Amazon.

Not only is the retailer’s Amazon Handmade collection positively precious in every way, but it’s a great one-of-a-kind catalog to shop if you’re on the hunt for a unique and personalized gift.

With some Amazon best-sellers thrown into the mix, you’ll understand why everyone’s raving about the assortment of items available to add to your cart online. From its curated gift shop to wedding collection, you’ll be swooning left and right.

Not only that, but there’s unique home decor and jewelry items worth exploring. Whether you’re looking for a nifty new fashion statement for a friend or a simply fabulous gift for the couple you know, Amazon Handmade has you covered.

Ahead, shop our 7 favorite items from the retailer’s hidden gem on the internet. We’re obsessing just as much as you’ll be.

1. Petite Boutique 16K Gold Your Name Bar Bracelet

You can’t beat this $20 bracelet. Leaning into fine jewelry territory, Petite Boutique’s 16K Gold Your Name Bar Bracelet makes the perfect custom gift that’s bound to match any outfit. If you’re looking into gold jewelry, you may as well pick up something with your gift recipient’s name on the on-trend bar.

2. Define Design Retro Mix Tape Cassette Light Switch Cover

How adorable is the Define Design Retro Mix Tape Cassette Light Switch Cover. Truth be told, it’s the Amazon find we didn’t know we needed (but absolutely do). If you love the vintage aesthetic — record players and all — you need this less-than-$20 product.

3. Sweet Water Decor Spa Day Candle

We haven’t met a single person who doesn’t like to receive a relaxing candle. Aptly named “Spa Day,” this adorably labeled jar candle is just $20 right now, has a beautiful gold lid and has notes of sea salt, jasmine, wood and cream to transport you to your favorite sauna oasis. It’s a must-buy for any self-care lover, too.

4. Simple & Sentimental Cake Name Plaque

Birthday cakes are fun, but how about ones with a personalized name plauqe? For just $14, we’re all about the gold calligraphy (it just makes your dessert ten times cuter) and is great for your next photo op.

5. NakedWoodWorks Personalized Cutting Board

As one of our favorite gifts, a cutting board (or charcuterie board, however you classify them) is suitable for every occasion — from housewarming to anniversary. The NakedWoodWorks Personalized Cutting Board adds that unique flavor to whoever you’re gifting it to.

6. GiftByGifty Personalized Men’s Toiletry Bag

For the travel lover you know, the GiftByGifty Personalized Men’s Toiletry Bag is a one-of-a-kind steal for less than $20. With your gift recipient’s initial and name (either first or last), it makes a wonderful groomsmen gift, too.

7. Woodland Personalized Two-Name Puzzle

For the toddler in your life, Woodland’s Personalized Two-Name Puzzle isn’t just an adorable playroom addition, but it’s a great way to teach your little one colors and the letters of the alphabet. Plus, it’s a customized toy they’ll cherish for a long time.

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