The joy of watching that special someone open a gift you’ve carefully chosen for them and seeing how happy it makes them is a great experience. That being said, finding the perfect gift for someone can be quite the daunting task. This is made doubly hard if this is the kind of person who already has one of everything.
When you’re looking for a gift that has meaning, and you’re stumped on what to buy the person, consider a personalized gift. Personalized gifts are great for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, or any other event where you’re uncertain what the person wants, so you err on the side of the sentimental.
If you’re looking for ideas on some personalized gifts to give that special person in your life, here are eight of our favourites:
Stars on the night of an event
The stars aligned to bring you to this moment, so why not commemorate it by gifting someone with a custom, original sky map that shows the exact stars above you at the moment your life changed. Whether it’s for the birth of a child, the night you met the love of your life, or the moment you got married, these gorgeous 18” x 24” prints will look perfect in any home. Minimalist and beautiful, these unique pieces of art and can include accompanying details about the event or left blank for just your special person to understand.
New York Times front pages from birthdays
This incredible birthday gift from the New York Times collects every New York Times front page from the day of a person’s birth, right up to their current birthday. This 12” x 15” book is $190 and was originally invented when a New York mayor wanted to present his 100-year-old mother with a New York Times cover page from every one of her birthdays.
Wanting to offer this special gift to anyone, the New York Times made a custom book available to anyone interested. Bound in leatherette or linen and available in 5 colours, you can customize the book further with the person’s name on the cover.
Personalized bean bags
What’s more fun than sinking down into the welcoming softness of a bean bag chair? When that bean bag chair is customized just for you, of course! These iconic pieces of furniture are perfect for anyone with an at-home theatre, a love of reading, or for anyone who just wants a great place to snuggle down!
You can have these personalised bean bags customized with bright, eye-catching colours or soothing pastels and they offer a variety of different bean bag types to fit any seating needs. From bean bags with arms and backs to massive, cocoon bean bags, you will find something for everyone! Made with UV 50+ sun protection and treated with antimicrobial effects, these bean bags allow easy refilling and are lightweight and easy to store.
Our handwriting is incredibly unique. Each person has their own style of handwriting that is as unique as their personality. This means that giving a gift adorned with someone’s custom message in their own writing is a beautiful, and thoughtful thing to do.
These custom, handwritten bracelets go one step further and create the bracelet itself out a delicate thread of metal, formed to match the person’s handwriting and message. All you have to do is supply them with a sample of the person’s writing, or the message in their handwriting that you want on the bracelet, and they will make a gorgeous piece of jewellery that will mean the world to someone.
Available in sterling silver, rose gold, or 18K gold, these bracelets can be customized to fit any size wrist.
Custom coordinates necklace
Whether it’s a moment in time, the place you call home, or where someone you love is located, being able to reach up and touch the custom coordinates engraved into this gorgeous necklace will remind you of it.
Using latitude and longitude, these minimalist necklaces are a simple bar of metal available in an assortment of finishes with the coordinates engraved into the metal. Demure and chic, these necklaces are affordable and perfect for anything from anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, births, or more.
Personalized cutting/cheese board
Didn’t get to the registry in time? Give the happy couple something that will commemorate their wedding that is classy, not kitschy, and very useful! These custom cutting/cheese boards are available from many sellers and stores but are almost always available in a variety of woods and finishes and will engrave the happy couple’s names into the wood with the date of their wedding.
You can choose from boards that reference vineyards, cheese, trees, and much more so that you can further customize the gift to reflect the couple’s interests. This is one wedding gift that definitely won’t go into the “return or sell” pile.
Men or women, everyone loves the idea of their home smelling wonderful and fresh. Take the classic candle gift one step further by giving your loved one or friend a monogrammed candle. Hand-poured and soy-blended, these minimalist white candles come in over 40 scents and are created without dyes or enhancers. This company will also make you feel good when you make a purchase. Prosperity Candle is dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs living in poverty. Every candle purchased helps to provide these women with a living wage after being resettled from refugee camps.
Engraved whiskey glasses and stones
Got a dapper whiskey sipper with a birthday coming up? Purchase a set of crystal cut whiskey glasses with etched initials and matching whiskey stones. A variety of monograms and engraved designs means that you will be able to find something that speaks to that special whiskey lover in your life. From the subtly sweet Waterford Crystal whiskey glasses with etched initials that look like they were carved in a tree, to the bold engraved whiskey glass with the United States Navy emblem, you won’t be hard-pressed to find something that works for your loved one.