Every holiday season, there’s no escaping your somewhat shameful Google search for “unique” or “thoughtful” gifts. But we don’t blame you. The best personalized gift ideas—that don’t end up looking impersonal—are hard to come by. Realistically, there are only so many one-of-a-kind presents out there, which is where personalized gift ideas with engravings and monograms come in. It’s a foolproof way to show you care, that you do actually know your friend’s or partner’s middle name, and that you thought of them early enough to order something custom.
Besides the usual necklaces, stackable charms, and signet rings ripe for engraving, there are some unexpected items out there that are also easily personalized, like a DIY friendship bracelet kit, cozy house slippers, and a plush throw where you can write a sweet, thoughtful message on the tag. There’s even some modern and functional cookware you can have engraved from one of our favorite female-founded brands, Great Jones.
With about two months left until Christmas, all of these personalized gift ideas are guaranteed to make it to you on time, so read on—and order fast.
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