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10 Perfect, Personalized Christmas Gifts

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s time to start to find the perfect gift for every friend and family member on your holiday shopping list. If you’re really looking for a way to show you put thought and consideration into your gift, consider personalizing something for your recipient. Here are ten great gifts you can easily personalize for everyone on your list:

10 Perfect, Personalized Christmas Gifts

1. A personalized doormat

A personalized doormat is both a fun and functional gift – when done well, it can be a classy and simple way to make a statement and let folks know they’ve arrived at the right place.

2. Drinkware

Personalized drinkware can make a great gift for an individual or a family. This s one gift that can be easily tailored to your recipient’s personal taste. If they love coffee, a set of custom coffee mugs or a personalized travel tumbler could be the way to go, while a set of pint glasses could be a good choice if you’re shopping for someone who loves beer.

3. A Christmas ornament

A personalized Christmas ornament can make an incredibly thoughtful Christmas gift. You can order a set, with one ornament customized for each member of the family, or choose something fun to celebrate a particular interest or personal achievement.

4. A cutting board

Custom cutting boards make great gifts for those who love to cook and entertain. These are fairly popular gifts, so you’ll find plenty of design options online to consider!

5. An apron

This is another custom gift perfect for the friend who loves to cook. Aprons are surprisingly useful in the kitchen, saving your best clothes from splashes and spills. There are quite a few silly aprons on the market, but I’d recommend opting for something a little more classic. A custom apron with a fun quote – like this one on Etsy – can be a great choice.

6. Grilling accessories

Anyone who loves to grill will appreciate a set of customized grilling tools. You can get grill-ready spatulas, tongs and other utensils with custom engraved handles, and some sets even come with a customizable case.

7. A custom candle

If you’re shopping for someone who needs to relax a little bit, a candle can be the perfect way to help them create a serene scene at home. There are plenty of shops on Etsy (like this one) that will let you choose your fragrance and customize your label.

8. A picture frame

Custom picture frames come in all shapes and sizes and make the perfect gift for friends and family members who love to put their memories on display.  

9. Custom socks

You can get just about anything personalized – including socks. Websites like My Photo Socks allow you to upload a photo of your recipient’s face, their dog, or whatever else they might appreciate, to print on your friend’s new favorite pair of socks. While this gift is more silly than serious, there are plenty of people out there who would wear custom socks with pride!

10. A puzzle

This gift is perfect for the little ones in your life! A custom wooden puzzle can be a fun and thoughtful gift for younger giftees, while other kids will appreciate the challenge of something a little more complex.

Personalized gifts can be a great way to gift someone you want to show how much you care, so put some time and consideration into the process and figure out what kind of custom gift they might like best! Which of these ideas would you rather receive? Let me know in the comments!