Useful Personalized Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

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The spooky months are not yet over, so you shouldn’t be worrying about Christmas presents, right?

If you really care about the gifts you give and the people you give them to, you have to start planning now. We all understand how tricky gift-giving can be. Gifts need to be fun, personal and useful, but looking for the perfect gift that is all those things is easier said than done. To help you, here are custom gifts that your loved ones can actually use.

Personalized wooden cutting board

Every kitchen needs a cutting board. It’s perfect for newlyweds who are building their homes, friends who are moving or have recently moved, parents or grandparents who could really use new kitchenware, and basically anyone who spends time in the kitchen.

Custom wooden cutting boards are available on Amazon and Etsy. You can put the recipient’s name, maybe their favorite quote, or even a message for them. Most shops also let you choose between different types of wood, such as maple, walnut, and cherry. You can even DIY this if you have a laser engraver at home!

Photo socks

Know someone who has a sense of humor? Well, they’d surely get a kick out of a pair of socks covered with their own face — or even yours. It’s a great spin on a pretty common holiday gift, and not only is this funny, but it’s also pretty useful.

There are lots of online shops where you can get a custom pair of photo socks. Some of them even allow you to add up to five photos per pair, so this can be fun for the whole family.

Engraved knitting needles

The gifts you’ve received from your favorite knitter are made with love, so it makes sense to give them knitting needles that bear the same sentiment. Let them know how much you care by gifting them knitting needles with heartfelt messages. These thoughtful products are available on Etsy.

Personalized leather toiletry case

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For the frequent traveler, a toiletry case is an accessory to never travel without. So, give a custom toiletry bag to a traveler who’s dear to you. They would especially appreciate a classy, double zip leather bag, with dual compartments that can store all their essentials. The leather will age well over time. Complete with your loved one’s monogram, it will surely grow to be an intimate and treasured item.

Personalized leather toiletry bags are available online on Amazon and Etsy, but specialty stores like Leatherology often offer better leather quality.

Name puzzle

A personalized name puzzle is an excellent gift, not only for kids, but for parents, and would-be parents. It helps children learn how to spell their names in a fun and interactive manner. And even when it becomes too easy for them to figure out, it would still make for an adorable display in their playroom!

Children’s personalized name puzzles are available online, but if you enjoy woodworking, you can also DIY a wooden name puzzle.

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to let our loved ones know how much we treasure them. We get to share precious moments and most of all, share presents that will hopefully be treasured for many holidays to come.

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