Gift Edit 2023

15 Personalized Gifts for Everyone in Your Life

updated May 9, 2023
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This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

When it comes to gifting, it’s really the thought that counts. And is there anything more thoughtful than something that’s personalized? A personalized gift shows you took the extra time and effort to make sure your loved ones receive something that really feels like them — quite literally, it could have their name, initials, or even their exact birth date or zodiac sign. 

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, anniversary, or big holiday, a personalized gift works for every occasion. To make things even easier for you, we made a list of 15 of our favorite personalized gifts that will make anyone feel special.

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Made In
$149.00

Treat your favorite home cook to their new kitchen sidekick. Made In’s chef's knife boasts a super-sharp blade that’s perfect for slicing, dicing, chopping, and more. Not only is the quality top-notch, but the design is too. Get it engraved with a name or message of up to 24 characters, so everyone in the kitchen knows who it belongs to.

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Uncommon Goods
$34.95

This reel viewer has all the nostalgia vibes. Between the retro reel viewer itself and the reel that you can customize, it’s a fun and thoughtful way to look back on the moments they love and cherish.

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Uncommon Goods
$99.95

This one is birthday-specific, but it’s also one of the coolest ways to commemorate their special day. The book is filled with the New York Times front pages from their birthday over the years. It’s a great gift for history buffs.

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West & Willow
$65.00

Let’s face it — getting a dog or cat to sit for a portrait seems near impossible. Willow + West is making it happen, no pets necessary. All you have to do is send in a photo of a beloved canine or feline, add a name, choose the background color and style, and choose the frame size. Then, an artist turns all of that into a gorgeous digital illustration that they can hang up and adore for years to come.

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Uncommon Goods
$50.00

No matter where they’re currently based, these etched glasses will help make them feel like they’re drinking at their fave hometown bar. Choose from rocks glasses, stemless wine glasses, or pints, and then customize the glassware even further with a name, date, special message, or location.

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Pottery Barn
$129.00

Pottery Barn’s Waffle Weave Resort Robe will have them lounging in spa-like luxury from the comfort of their own home. The only thing that could make this plush terry cloth creation better? Their initials are monogrammed right on the front.

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Artifact Uprising
$49.60
was $62.00

These days most of us have years worth of photo albums in the palm of our hand, but there’s nothing like flipping through a hardcover album filled with memories. The Everyday Photo Book from Artifact Uprising has a clean, simple layout that highlights the photos front and center, which makes those special moments shine.

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Papier
$31.00

They might not think to buy personalized stationery for themselves, which is what makes it such a wonderful gift. Papier has a wide variety of notecard styles, from simple to eclectic, so you can pick something that matches their personality. Whether it’s sending thank you notes, letters to friends, or birthday greetings, they’ll get plenty of use out of these cards.

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YETI
$55.00

Help them hit their hydration goals with YETI’s large 46-ounce customized water bottle. From college logos to names to full-blown messages, not only do the personalization options make this gift so much more special, but it also ensures their bottle will be easy to identify if they ever misplace it.

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Boarderie

For the hosts in your life, you can never go wrong with a great charcuterie board — especially one that’s built for them. Boarderie’s boards include hand-selected cheeses, meats, and all the accouterments, plus delicious cheese cut-outs that say “Mom,” or a loved one’s age if you’re getting it for their birthday.

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Mark & Graham
$45.00

Give the gift of stress-free packing with this canvas cosmetic pouch. It’s durable and is an easy way to keep their essentials organized when they’re on the go. Personalization is even included in the price.

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Amazon
$17.95

This personalized star map is one of the most unique ways to pay homage to a special date in their life. Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or the day they moved to their new home, this print maps out the constellations that appeared on that special day. Personalize it with a date, tagline, and location so they’ll always remember just how much it means.

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Anthropologie
$14.00

A small-but-special something, this monogram mug is sure to upgrade their morning coffee routine. Plus, it comes in every letter of the alphabet, so the personalization part is already done for you.

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Uncommon Goods
$38.00

If you have a message to share with your favorite sweet tooth, say it with these yummy shortbread cookies. The cookies are so adorable that your giftee might not want to eat them, but they’re too delicious not to.

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Birthdate Candles
$49.99
was $59.99

If they love astrology, they’ll love this candle. Each candle is specially made for every possible birthday. Each scent is unique and each jar features details about their astrological signs, a personality reading, and tarot card insights to tap into their spiritual side.