Looking for the best products to gift — and to get — this holiday season? Check out Underscored’s Holiday Guide here.
Trying to figure out how to make your gifts really stand out this season? Get personal! Adding a personalized touch — be it a monogram, initial, special artwork or the like — takes a present from good to great without a lot of extra effort. To make it even easier, we rounded up 18 fabulous finds for everyone on your list (including your pets) that customize everything from slippers and jewelry to luggage and books to wine glasses and bottle openers.
Personalized gifts for her
Lands’ End Suede Leather Moccasin Slippers (starting at $24.97, originally $44.95; landsend.com)
Keep their feet warm all winter with these cozy suede moccasin-style slippers lined with soft faux fur and featuring indoor-outdoor soles. You can add a single initial or two for an extra $8 so they’ll always know they’re theirs.
Bracha Initial Pendant Necklace ($50; nordstrom.com)
Add a little bling to their stocking this season with this elegant 14-karat-gold-plate necklace on a 16 1/2-inch chain and marked with their initial.
Minted Basic Weekender Personalized Duffle Bag ($108; minted.com)
Perfect for long weekends or as a carry-on, this chic bag features a stylish print from an independent artist and includes a free personalized foil-pressed leather tag to make it extra special.
Personalized gifts for him
Left Coast Original The Apple Watch Triple Slot Charging Dock ($34.80, originally $43.50; etsy.com)
For the fitness or tech enthusiast you love, this custom charging station for phones, tablets and an Apple Watch is a must. This bamboo charging dock can be personalized with their name, initials or favorite sports team.
Roam The Jaunt Carry-On Bag ($495; roamluggage.com)
Please the world traveler on your list with a customized carry-on bag from Roam. Weighing just 7.3 pounds, this bag, with its polycarbonate shell and telescoping handle, is such fun to shop for: Choose front, back and trim colors (you can also choose colors on everything from the zipper to the wheels) and add a free monogram patch so it will always be clear who the bag belongs to.
ReImagineBrewing Personalized Beer Bottle Opener (starting at $22; etsy.com)
Beer snobs on your list will say cheers to this fun stocking stuffer that’s earned thousands of 5-star Etsy reviews. Choose from small or large sizes, with or without a magnet and your preferred shade of wood, then select a design style and add a name or initials. Done!
Personalized best friend gifts
CocoAndCarter Customized Wine Tumbler (starting at $8.50; etsy.com)
Hosting a holiday soiree for your besties? These highly-reviewed bestselling wine tumblers make the perfect party favors or stocking stuffers. Choose from black, rose gold, white, silver or blush sparkle and add a name, choose your font from a large list and pick the font color from 20-plus options.
Knock Knock “Why You’re My Bestie” Fill-In Book ($9.95, originally $11.80; amazon.com)
Show your BFF some big-time love with this cute little fill-in-the-blank book that allows you to be as sentimental — or sassy — as you like. Including a box of tissues is highly advised.
Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds Personalized Backyard Brews Bottle Opener ($48; uncommongoods.com)
For that friend who can’t wait to get outside every summer, this wall-mounted bottle opener is made from reclaimed white oak bourbon barrels and metal recycled from wine barrel rings, and comes stamped with the name and date of your choice.
Personalized pet gifts
FunnyPetPortrait Watercolor Dog Painting (starting at $48; etsy.com)
Perfect for the dog — or cat, bunny, bird or other animal — lover, this artist creates a watercolor painting from a photo of their pet. And with over one thousand 5-star ratings from shoppers, you can feel assured you’ll get a great work of art.
West & Willow Custom Pet Portrait (starting at $65; westandwillow.com)
For a different take on a pet portrait, West & Willow takes various photos of your pet(s) and turns them into a digital portrait. You can pick the background, font and even the frame finish for each of your final products too. One Underscored editor (and her cat) got to try the service and was blown away by the results.
BirchBarAndCo Personalized Cat Ornament (starting at $10.83; etsy.com)
Feline fans will find this gift to be, ahem, the cat’s meow. Choose a size and color finish and add the pet’s name to create a keepsake, laser-cut birch wood ornament pre-strung with red and white baker’s twine. Purrr-fect, right?
Wild One Bowl ($25; wildone.com)
Now you can personalize their food or water bowl (or both) with up to 26 characters (emoji included) so their bowl is uniquely theirs.
Personalized gifts for newlyweds
Uncommon Goods Personalized Record Doormat ($35; uncommongoods.com)
Music lovers will cheer for this customizable record doormat featuring the couple’s name and a “title.” Feel free to get creative, but we think the illustrated “Live at the Love Shack” is appropriate for newlyweds.
Patricia Carlin “Intersection of Love” Photo Print (starting at $75; uncommongoods.com)
Perfect for newlyweds or long-time loves, this photo print, available in black and white or color and framed or unframed, can be customized with two names and two meaningful dates. Frame options for various anniversaries are also available.
Kim Strassner and Mike Pararas Personalized Cutting Board (starting at $169; uncommongoods.com)
Let them know you’re celebrating their new status as a couple this holiday season with a cutting board customized with both their names, or their new family name.
Personalized gifts for grandparents
Shelly Klein Family Snow Day Personalized Puzzle ($129; uncommongoods.com)
While you might not be able to be there in person, they’ll treasure — and enjoy putting together — this personalized illustrated puzzle of you and the kids enjoying a winter wonderland.
Shelly Klein Personalized Family Mugs (starting at $30; uncommongoods.com)
Grandma and Grandpa will be happy to sip hot cocoa with the little ones with a set of mugs you customize with names and a wide variety of physical likeness options, including hair color, skin tone, clothing and more.