Personalized Gift Ideas Gift Guide
Personalized gifts are one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. Since the gift is personalized, usually engraved or etched, with a name, message, initials or whatever else you can think of, it means you took the time to create a truly one-of-a-kind gift to give that person. Something that’s been personalized will surely be valued and treasured long after many other types of presents have been forgotten.
With so many options for a personalized gift though, how do you wade through all the options and determine the best one to give? That’s why we created this gift guide, to help you easily decide on a gift no matter what type of person you are buying for or what time of the year it is.
Personalized jewelry is the most common type of item you will find available for personalization. Jewelry is always a cherished gift, especially to women. For Valentine’s Day, consider giving your sweetheart a couple’s split heart pendant with chain. The heart is split into two pieces and you keep one and give your sweetheart the other one. When you come together, you can put two pieces together to form a complete heart. This gift is so symbolic. It’s a surefire hit. Other options in personalized pendants include engraved or initialed name plates in stainless steel or even sterling silver.
Another personalized jewelry gift that is always a hit is a personalized ring. There are dozens of options to choose from in this area, from stainless steel to tungsten to sterling silver to titanium and even gold. These rings can all be engraved with a name, date or special message.
Since it isn’t always practical to buy a ring for someone, as you may not know their exact ring size, you can opt for a bracelet instead. Bracelets are usually one size fits all, so they make a handy jewelry gift if you can’t ask for a ring size. With the wider band of a bracelet, you get more surface area that can be engraved, so your message can be longer as well.
When you’re buying for a businessman, cufflinks are wonderful option. Any businessman or entrepreneur would enjoy having a custom pair of cufflinks that features their initials in a beautiful modern or classic typeface. Go one step farther by getting your man a set that includes two cufflinks with a tie bar, all personalized, of course.
For a more practical gift, consider a medical ID bracelet. Many people who should have one of these handy items, don’t have one. If you know of anyone who is older or has any health conditions at all, they should have a medical ID bracelet. Be sure to get all their medical information before ordering. Or just get them a gift certificate so they can order it themselves. This gift idea is not just thoughtful, but can actually save their life. In addition to bracelets, you can also opt for medical ID dog tags. This might be a better option for seniors or kids who have a health condition.
For the smoker in your life, they’d love to get a beautiful, high polish Zippo lighter. Zippo is the premiere name in lighters, but I bet you didn’t realize that you could have a Zippo lighter customized with a name, date, message or initials. This is an especially great gift option for men who don’t wear jewelry. Every time they light up, they’ll think of who gave it to them!
First of all, women love to receive jewelry boxes as gifts. It’s a great gift idea for birthdays or Christmas. However, when you add some personalization to the jewelry box, WOW, now you have an unforgettable gift! Imagine your loved one getting a beautiful, shiny jewelry box and thinking of you every time they use it. You can engrave the outside or inside. How about some initials on the outside, with a special, personal message on the inside. For Valentine’s Day, a heart shaped jewelry box would be ideal. Then add a personalized ring to it and watch their eyes light up.
Mugs & Barware
Another option in personalized gifts is a mug or barware. Know a coffee addict? Personalize a coffee mug with a special message for them. If they like to drink, consider getting them some personalized shot glasses. You can even opt for an engraved flask set, complete with shot glasses and a carrying case. For wine aficionados, you can even buy a personalized set of wine tools, like corkscrews, pourers and stoppers.
For someone who loves a good cigar, you’d probably love to get them some cigars as a gift. However, cigar aficionados can be picky about their cigars. How would you know what brand to get them? The best solution would be to get them a cigar accessory instead. They would certainly enjoy receiving an engraved cigar case or holder with a special message from you or just their initials. This is also an affordable Valentine's Day gift idea for him.
For that special friend or family member who cherishes their photo albums, a personalized picture frame is the ultimate gift. Make it even more special by placing a picture that you know they will find touching in the frame before you give it to them.
You probably didn’t know that you could purchase engraving for a pocket knife. You certainly can, and it makes a wonderful gift for any man, whether it’s for your husband, boyfriend or Father. Many men carry a small pocket knife, where else, but in their pocket. Engrave it with their name and it will be a treasured gift to them. Or instead of a pocket knife, get them something even handier, like a multi-tool or Swiss army style knife, complete with knife, screwdriver, corkscrew, scissors, nail file and other tools.
No matter what personalized gift you choose, you’re sure to find that it will be a cherished gift for many years to come, no matter the season or person. Nothing says love, quite like taking the time to personalize a gift for your recipient.