Christmas is a holiday that always tends to sneak up on us
each year. What happened to the year? It went by really fast and the holidays
are almost here. This year, why not get a head start on your Christmas shopping
list and give gifts that will stand out from the cookie cutter, store bought
gifts that you usually give? This is where personalized gifts come in. A
personalized gift is simply a gift that can be customized in some way, whether
with engraving, etching, printing or other custom embellishment. Jewelry is
something that is commonly personalized, but there are many other options for
gifts that can be customized for a person in some way, from home accessories to
drink and barware to clothing and tools. No matter who is on your Christmas
list, there is a gift that can be personalized just for them. Here are some
A necklace is always a great gift, and can be appropriate for just about any age. Take a necklace to the next level by getting it personalized just for them. You can choose a name necklace which has their first name engraved either in a shape as a pendant or on a hanging bar pendant. A name necklace is a great option for any female on your list, from teens to seniors. Another option is a locket necklace. This is simply a chain with a pendant on it, but the pendant is made so that it can open and inside there would be a small picture or even a lock of hair. The inside would also have room for engraving for any special wishes or wording you might want to add. A locket is great for older women, such as your Mom, Grandmother or even Aunts and Sisters, but just about any age would appreciate this thoughtful gift. Another advantage with necklaces is that you don’t need to worry about getting the exact right size, as they are generally one size fits all or they can purchase or use a different chain if they wish to have it longer or shorter.
Here’s another gift that is ripe for customization, a bracelet. A bracelet is one size fits all and is an appropriate jewelry gift for just about any age. Bracelets that are customizable generally have room on their side for a name to be engraved. Materials and styles are plentiful, with popular bracelets being made from stainless steel, sterling silver, textile, silicone and rubber. You can also opt for a charm bracelet which has a bunch of little charms connected to the bracelet, and these charms can be chosen and customized just for the recipient. They can even remove and add to the charms on the bracelet themselves as needed. Other styles of bracelets available include cuff bracelets and chain bracelets.
Every guy can find a use for a pocket knife. Many men carry one around in their pocket, and they can be handy in a variety of situations from opening boxes or packages to emergency situations. Pocket knives are also great for personalization as the handle or even the blade is easily engravable. Generally, their first name or last name is what you would have engraved on the handle. A pocket knife that has been personalized makes a great Christmas gift for Dad, Grandpa, Brothers and Uncles.
You might be surprised that a jewelry box can be a gift for just about anyone. It’s true. While women tend to wear more jewelry than men, men do need jewelry boxes too. Consider that they wear rings, watches and sometimes even necklaces or bracelets as well. A man’s jewelry box will tend to be more square or rectangular in shape and have more masculine embellishments such as geometric or roman shapes. Jewelry boxes for women tend to be more feminine in style with a heart or oval shaped box being quite popular. Regardless, a jewelry box for either men or women can be customized with engraving on the outside or the inside of the box. For Christmas, a simple jewelry box with their name engraved would certainly fit the bill, but you have the option of adding more wording, such as wishes, greetings, poems, quotes, or just about anything else you want. Each time they open the box, they will see this wording, so choose it carefully.
If you have a lot of people on your Christmas list, and don’t have a huge budget, consider giving personalized keychains. A personalized keychain is a handy option to give, and just about everyone can put it to use. Have it engraved with their first and/or last name and you have a gift that they will find useful and thoughtful as well. Keychains are a perfect gift to give wrapped up or just stuffed into a stocking. Not only are they an option for an affordable personalized gift but they are also small and easy to transport, so they are ideal gifts to take with you if you need to travel across the country or across the world to be with family for Christmas.
Even with the rise of computers and smartphones, everyone on your list can still make use of pens and pencils, no matter the age. From kids to seniors, a personalized pen or pencil set would be a fun gift to give or stuff in a stocking. There are hundreds of different options when it comes to personalized pens and pencils. You can choose low cost pens which are made of plastic and have their name printed on the side. Or if you have a higher budget, choose fancier options like stainless steel and wood pens and pencils or consider a pen and pencil set, both with engraving. For students, seniors or for adults who have jobs where they write a lot, a personalized pen and pencil set will surely come in handy for them.