Personalizing will make these 16 gifts unique

Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored
Tue February 26, 2019

Getting the right gift can be tough, whether it's for a significant other, a co-worker or a family member. But a safe bet is that no matter who they are or how tough they are to shop for, anyone can appreciate a personalized present. Not only do personalized gifts show you took the time to consider the recipient, but they're also a way to ensure that the gift itself is truly unique.

And while you may think of personalized gifts as innately romantic, we've gathered up a 16 personalizable products that are appropriate for a whole range of people. Yes, some of them are more romantic or sentimental, but some of them are just fun. So whether you're shopping for a unique birthday gift or a fun housewarming present, you can be sure that there's something for just about everyone on this list of personalizable gifts.

For that special someone

A high-quality print to commemorate a special place or moment (starting at $75; uncommongoods.com)

A custom set of four coasters that feature a special place ($65; uncommongoods.com)

A personalized pushpin map to keep track of all your adventures ($149; uncommongoods.com)

For family

Perfect for lovers of history, this bound book compiles The New York Times front pages published on the recipient's birthday ($99.95; uncommongoods.com)

A blanket with customizable squares for the family-oriented sentimental ($145; uncommongoods.com)

A unique take on the typical family portrait, a personalized and hand-drawn version (starting at $75; uncommongoods.com)

For friends

Stickers of your face, a loved one's face or your best furry friend's face ($17.99; amazon.com)

A classic cheese board, perfect as a housewarming gift ($27.99; amazon.com)

For the coffee lover, a personalized and reusable travel cup ($17.50; amazon.com)

An adorable custom pet pillow ($145; uncommongoods.com)

A personalized notebook for any stationery lover ($22.99; amazon.com)

Also for the stationery lover, a monogrammed stationery set ($15; amazon.com)

For him

Cufflinks that actually contain sand from your favorite beach ($150; uncommongoods.com)

A luxurious, personalized whiskey gift set that includes a decanter and laser-engraved glasses ($49.90; amazon.com)

For her

A glamorous and personalizable gold-plated bar bracelet ($16.57; amazon.com)

A one-of-a-kind travel makeup bag ($15.99; amazon.com)

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.