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This year, instead of gifting an item that may end up in the back of a closet, consider something personalized and truly unique—a gift too special to ignore. Your loved ones will appreciate the thought and care you took to customize a gift just for them.
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Custom photo gifts are always a nice idea, but if you’re looking for something a little more out of the box, consider one of these top-rated and truly awesome finds. Whether it’s as small as an initial necklace, or as elaborate as a hand-written recipe engraved into a cutting board, these gifts are meant to be cherished for years to come.
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One thing when ordering one of these best personalized gifts: Be sure to check shipping times so you’re guaranteed to have the item in time for the holidays. Between their handmade nature and pandemic-related stock issues and shipping delays, it’s best to place your order as early as you can.
Puzzles are wonderfully time-consuming and stress-relieving—a good thing, especially when you’ve been cooped up more than you want to be. Treat your favorite puzzle-doing family to a new challenge with this 200-piece wooden puzzle that lets you customize up to 10 people and pets, down to hair color, skin tone, and more.
If you have someone in your life who looks great in a suit and wants a wallet to match, this gorgeous, masculine leather billfold from well-respected luggage retailer Tumi is a sure bet. It comes in gray textured, black textured and navy herringbone options, it holds a lot of items, and promises to last for years. Monogramming makes it personal, and for no added charge.
Traveling to far-off destinations has never been so easy, especially when you don’t have a load of luggage holding you back. Experienced globetrotters know that you should be able to pack everything you need in a carry-on. We reviewed—and love—this sleek, contemporary, hard-case option from Away. It comes in six different shades, has spinner wheels, a USB charger (optional), and best of all, is TSA approved. You can also personalize either an attached tag or the suitcase itself with your giftee’s name or initials.
Help a loved one embrace the nostalgia of a simpler time with this custom address stamp set (includes a self-inking stamper and one black ink cartridge) from specialty retailer Paper Source. Instead of writing out their own home address on every correspondence, this stamp will do it for them, and with much prettier style. Hundreds of scripts, shapes, graphic art and more is ripe for the picking, and the giftee can select it themselves as part of this package. Reviewed’s parenting editor, Anna Lane, makes this recommendation. “I love my custom address stamp!,” she says. “It is one of my favorite gifts.”
Apple AirPods Pro are one of our favorite wireless headphones for a few reasons: They’re simple to use and connect, and they have surprisingly great sound quality (far more expansive than what you’ve come to expect from Apple’s wired earbuds) and noise-cancellation capabilities. But, the best part for holiday shoppers? Purchase a pair of AirPods Pro and Apple will engrave the wireless charging case with up to 16 characters or even an emoji completely free of charge. Talk about music to your ears.
It doesn’t matter if your giftee is 10 or 110, coloring is fun for everyone. Make the pastime extra special with a set of recycled crayons shaped to spell out their name, initials, or a fun word. The rainbow of colors varies from one letter to the next, which is part of the appeal, whether the budding artist is working on an adult coloring book or drawing on the walls.
When we tested PopSockets, the PopSockets PopGrip earned our top spot, because it is easy to use and comes in a variety of fun designs. Add one more reason to that list since now you’re able to customize the grip with your own image. Any friend with a selfie penchant will appreciate a PopGrip that looks just as good as they do.