The holiday gifting season is upon us! I’m so excited to begin sharing this year’s Wit & Delight holiday gift guides. We’ll be sharing the rest of our gift guides over the course of the next week so you can have them all on hand as a reference whenever you begin your holiday shopping. First up: customized gift ideas!
I love giving a meaningful customized gift—whether the giftee is someone I’ve known for years or someone I’m just starting to get to know better. This kind of gift can be tailored specifically to their personality or it can be a monogrammed item that brings a simple, personal touch to a classic piece. Customized gift ideas are also a great way to include an inside joke you share with the gift recipient.
Below I’m sharing eleven customized gift ideas in a variety of categories and price points.
Stay tuned for more of my hand-picked holiday gift ideas in the coming days!
Papier Joy Recipe Journal
Consider this recipe journal an heirloom gift! It’s ideal for any home cook who has recipes they hope to pass on someday (or simply for anyone wanting to keep track of their favorite dishes). I have a Papier recipe journal of my own and love it.
Sézane Tomboy Shirt
One of these classic shirts would make an amazing gift for a BFF or partner. Putting their nickname on it would be so sweet. This shirt comes in lots of different patterns and colors—the blue, white, and blue stripes options can all be customized with the message of your choice (which is done after you click “add to basket”).
$275 + $50 for monogramming
Know someone who has an upcoming adventure? This carry-on would make a lasting impression and would be a thoughtful gift they can use for decades! For more ideas, you can browse Away’s entire catalog of gift ideas for the traveler in your life right here.
Tai Zodiac Script Necklace via Neiman Marcus
We all know that person who is the epitome of their zodiac sign. This necklace is for them.
L.L. Bean Boat and Tote®, Open-Top
$30 – $45 + $8 for monogramming
The tote that never goes out of style! This tote comes in an array of colors and sizes and would be another great opportunity to add a phrase or nickname personal to the gift recipient.
Machete Build Your Own Charm Hoops
Hoops $75, Charms $25+
This gift is perfect for the person who loves to accessorize. Pair classic hoops with the disc charms of your choice for a one-of-a-kind combination with the recipient in mind.
Minted Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art
Do you know a new homeowner, someone who is leaving their current home, or someone who’s nostalgic for a childhood home? This custom piece of art would make an amazing, personal gift for any of the above.
Clare V. Porte Carte Wallet
$95 + the cost of monogramming
I love the personality of Clare V. products, this wallet included! They also offer punchier monogram options than your standard stamped initials.
Mejuri Bold Round Signet Ring
Give the gift of a classic piece of jewelry to your sweetheart (or to yourself!).
Crate & Barrel Linen Napkins, Set of 4
$35 + $12 for monogramming
I love the idea of gifting these linen napkins to newlyweds, to anyone who’s getting settled in a new home, or to anyone who loves to entertain. Choose from twenty color options and add a personal touch with a monogram.
Cuyana Triple Zipper Weekender
$348 + $15 for monogramming
This weekender bag would make a practical and luxurious gift for anyone who’s always planning their next weekend trip. Cuyana products are really high-quality and I love their classic designs.
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