8 Personalized Gifts for Family & Friends

8 Personalized Gifts for Family & Friends

When you want to give something truly special for Christmas, consider a personalized gift. Items with etched monograms or embroidered names tend to feel more distinctive. While a plain mug for your favorite coffee drinker is a safe choice, personalizing with a favorite phrase shows you’re willing to go the extra mile. The thought and effort you put forth will help your Christmas gift stand out. Check out our favorite personalized gifts to treat your loved ones to something unique and special this holiday season.


Glassware & Barware for Your Mixologist Pals

Peronalized whiskey glasses and decanter with letter A

For the entertainers among your family and friends, personalized glassware combines both form and function for a classic gift. Likewise, monogrammed wine, shot, and beer glasses can raise any party to the next level. Both novice bartenders and master mixologists will appreciate a set of initial-stamped bar tools. You can also tailor your gift to your  recipient’s drink of choice. Engraved flasks are well-loved stocking stuffers for those who indulge in scotch, while insulated wine tumblers will go over well with rosé fans.


Doormats for Your Besties Who Keep Things Tidy

Personalized doormat with initial

Doormats symbolize welcome and hospitality while preventing dirt from crossing the threshold. A personalized doormat is a chic signature gift, especially for members of the family who share a surname. Pick an initial that will suit the whole household.


Throw Pillows for the Friends Who Like Things Cozy

White throw pillow with letter M

Impress your friends and family with a gift unlike any other: a monogram or initial pillow. Not only is it a considerate gift, it’s also a soft and personal touch to accent their furnishings and decor. Styles range from refined and traditional to fresh and funky. That means you can give something to match both their initials and decorating style.


Cheese Boards for the Best Party Host You Know

Personalized Wooden Cheese Board Set

Do you have a friend or family member who seems to have everything? They probably don’t have this unique gift hiding away in a kitchen cabinet. Engraved cheese boards undoubtedly add personality to any host’s serving dish collection. Give this unique kitchen gift to a family member who loves to entertain. Or, share it with a friend for their next quiet night in. Looking for something to go along with that marble cheese board? Then read our Best Hostess Gift Ideas for Christmas to find the perfect accoutrement.


Decorative Letters for Big Personalities

Decorative letters on table and shelves

Nothing makes a bold decor statement like larger-than-life initials. Metal and marquee letters are trendy wall decor. Wood, resin, and paper mache are also popular materials, which means varying styles are available for budgets big and small. Give a single initial so your giftee can infuse their space with personality and charm. Or, thrill a friend by wrapping each letter of a word in a separate gift box. Then your gift recipient will love guessing the full word as they open the boxes one by one.


Monogrammed Towels for the Royalty on Your List

Gray monogrammed hand towel

If someone on your list has recently moved or gotten married, give a gift that’s both practical and thoughtful. Due to their regal embroidery, monogrammed bath and hand towels can handsomely adorn any towel rack. Gifting a neutral color will help ensure they match any bathroom decor. Or, choose a customized beach towel for a much-loved beach or pool accessory.


Luxe Bathrobes for Self-Care Geniuses

Personalized robe with monogrammed H

Create a sanctuary of restfulness and calm for a friend or family member by gifting a plush bathrobe. The self-care enthusiast on your list will love the relaxing spa feel that a luxury robe evokes. A name or monogram on the lapel makes a cozy bathrobe an especially thoughtful Christmas gift.


Coffee Mugs for the Friend Who's Always Cold

Personalized mug and blanket with house slippers

No morning routine is complete without the presence of a reliable coffee cup. Add a touch of something special to your giftee’s morning by giving them a personalized mug. Whether the lettered mug lives at the office or stays home for weekend brunch, it’s sure to get used again and again.

Looking for other ways to personalize your gifts this year? Get more unique gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list. Check out our Best Home Gift Ideas this season.