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A star map print with a gorgeous representation of how the sky looked on an important day, be it an anniversary, birthday, the day you two met, WHATEVER. You’re about to put Jim from The Office to s-h-a-m-e when it comes to romantic gestures.
AND you can choose a quote to put above the person’s name, location of the *event* (city, state, country), and date and time it happened (all lines can include up to 300 characters). If you can’t think of a quote, they have a default option!
Promising review: “I bought this as a Father’s Day present for my husband. It was super easy to input information and I received it really fast (the day before expected). It has made a great addition to our room. I had to contact the seller about a question and he was quick to respond and got me what I needed right away.” — Irene
Price: $44.99 (available in four sizes)
A pair of personalized pet socks, because there’s no putting your foot down when it comes to your friend’s obsessive love for their dog. And why would you?!
Just upload an image (in high resolution) of their beloved pet in the “Customize Now” section and you’ll be all set!
Promising review: “I ordered a pair of socks for a friend who worships her dog. I was not sure if the socks would be fabulous, but I figured for $15, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if they weren’t. LOL! These socks are so fabulous! The picture of puppy Sophia Loren came out perfectly on the socks. Creating doggie socks will now be the gift I give everyone who has a dog!” — Kathy Posner
Price: $14.97 (claims to fit one size; available in 25 colors, with or without text)
A custom music box featuring Hedwig’s theme song for making yourself a keeper — always. You can include a personalized message inside the lid (like an HP quote) to make it even more special!
You can include up to five lines (30 characters each) for the inside of the lid.
Promising review: ” This was a beautifully unique gift made all the more special with a personal message under the lid. Perfect as a birthday gift that the kids and adults alike ALL wanted to take a turn winding!” — Kozmo Monzel
A personalized keychain that’ll prove you really do remember their anniversary — or birthday, special milestone, or anything else. To think they ever doubted you.
You can include two names, plus a year, month, and date on the calendar pendant, plus a personal message or quote on the optional circle pendant. And! You can include an optional engraved image on the back of the calendar pendant.
Promising review: “I love how this keychain turned out. I bought this for my niece to give as a gift to her boyfriend. She picked out the details. It’s easy to order and looks great without a high cost. Would order again for special occasions.” — Heavenwins
Price: $10.99 (available in three colors, two shapes, and five styles)
A 23andMe DNA testing kit to secretly get yourself a really cool gift — but of course it’s for you, mom! Now quickly tell me where the heck our ancestors are from. PLEASE be somewhere with yummy food so I — I mean we — can visit.
Register through their
website first (or your sample won’t be processed!), take a cheek swab sample, and mail it in. Expect results two to four weeks from when your lab samples are received. However, processing times may vary and it may take up to eight weeks to receive your results!
Promising review: “I purchased this for my girlfriend as a Christmas gift. She loved it; I ordered the product on the 26th of November, got it two days later, she sent it out on the 6th of December, and we just viewed the results today for Christmas (but they have been available for a couple of days). The amount of information that this gave us was amazing; I’m actually going to purchase another kit for myself, because I was amazed at the service that I got from 23AndMe.” — Amazon Customer
And! An Embark dog DNA test so your actual favorite family member can join in on the fun with just a simple, hopefully-no-fuss cheek swab — it can analyze over 250 dog breeds (including wolf, coyote, and village dog ancestry).
It also tests for over 160 diseases and drug sensitivities! All you need to do is activate your kit online (before anything else!) through their
website, collect your dog’s DNA with a cheek swab, and send your kit to the lab with pre-paid shipping. You’ll receive results in about four weeks.
Promising review: “Very cool. My dog is a rescue and I was told he was a Border Collie mix. His personality lead me to do a test because he just didn’t have the personality a border collie. Come to find out he’s a shih tzu–pit bull mix, which makes way more sense.” — dede123
A set of customizable stickers that’ll let them stick their face (or pet’s face) on just about anything they’d like — try to “borrow” their charger now.
Upload a picture of the lucky duck (make sure it’s high-res and that their face fits inside the preview box and watch the magic happen! They’ll get one 3.5″ sticker, two 1.75″ stickers, six 0.75″ stickers, and 12 0.5″ stickers. AND they’re waterproof and microwave- and dishwasher-safe so they can stand up to wear-and-tear.
Promising review: “I gave these to my sister for her dog’s birthday this year and she LOVED them! It was such a cute, personalized gift that really meant a lot. It was a great item, especially for the price. Sometimes personalized things are so expensive, but this was great. I will definitely purchase again!” — Kelly O.
Price: $17.99 for 21 stickers
A set of photo coasters with slots for personal snapshots so each gathering around the coffee table will be a trip down memory lane. Oh, who only put pictures of me? So strange.
Just print photos that are sized at 2×3″ and slide ’em into the coasters!
Promising review: “These are very nice. I filled them with precious photos for a dear friend, and she loved it so much, she cried. They make a wonderful heirloom gift of unforgettable pictures. An inexpensive, priceless gift.” — DW
Price: $11.54 for a set of four
A fill-in-the-blank journal for listing all of the things you love most about them in a super easy way, even if you aren’t one for words.
Each page has prompts (i.e. “you deserve the ___ award”) to help you write about everything you love most about ~your person~.
Promising review: “This was my first Christmas with my boyfriend, and I got this as a stocking stuffer. He ended up buying the ‘What I Love About Us’ version and we had so much fun looking through them and seeing our similar/different answers. The prompts are really cute and simple, but allow for a lot of creativity, and you can set the mood with each page whether you want to be funny or sweet. This was one of our favorite gifts.” — Kerry C.
Price: $6.37 (available in 15 styles)
An engraved Italian leather phone case wallet that’ll be the perfect gift for the friend who’ll definitely use a fancy wristlet as an excuse to never be away from their phone. I suppose that’s all of us, TBH.
You can engrave up to five capital letters or numbers 0–9 and pick the stitching color: black, red, ivory, or gray. The default location is the bottom right corner of the cover.
Promising review: “This is absolutely top quality leather and craftsmanship! I have searched far and wide for quality full grain leather cases. This is by far the best I have found! The photos don’t do the quality justice. The stitching is perfect and the monogram is the cherry on top! This is totally worth every penny and delivery time.” — LEJackson
Price: $32.99 (available in iPhone sizes 5–X, four stitch colors, and with or without a wristlet)
A family tree chart you should fill out yourself before gifting to win even MORE gold stars. Think of yourself as Detective Holiday Spirit, here to track down great-great-grandma.
This comes with a set of two (some people save one for mess-ups) and can include up to six generations! You’ll fill in their name, maiden name, born, died, married, resided, and extra space for whatever else you’ll want to share!
Promising review: “My son is interested in our family genealogy so he will be receiving this, filled out, for his next birthday. The tree is a beautiful piece of art and I hope my calligraphy will do it justice. I had not paid enough attention to realize that I would receive two copies, which was a pleasant surprise, as I fear making an error; I’ll be entering information in pencil first! I’m also tempted to experiment with colored pens or pencils to add a bit more color and personalization to the chart. I, too, appreciated the personal note that was included with these trees.” — Farmer Jeanio
Price: $16.07 for a set of two (available in two colors)
A personalized pet tag, because obviously every dog is on the Nice List and deserves their own gift. Not to mention every floof should have your number attached to ’em *justtttt* in case they run away to chase Rudolph.
It comes in three finishes: silver, copper, and brass! Enter your dog’s name, your phone number, and then choose from stamp options (shown in the product images).
Promising review: “What a beautiful tag! The letters and numbers are clear, easy to read, and the copper color is very nice. It also arrived quickly, like the seller promised. I bought the small and it’s a perfect size (a bit larger than a penny).” — Client d’Amazon
Price: $13.98 (available in two sizes and three colors)
A monogrammed whiskey glass so they can enjoy some Maker’s Mark in style — while definitely making a toast in your honor.
You can add an initial letter with an additional two lines (30 characters each)!
Promising review: “I bought two of these as a gift and my dad loved them; they were beautifully made and the design of the cup looks very nice.” — Julissa J.
Price: $12.95 (available in seven font styles).
An engraved ballpoint pen and gold-plated letter opener set that’ll a) look like you took a trip to Montblanc and b) make them look super important, even if they sit at a cubicle.
This set comes with a brass metal rollerball pen, refillable pen, and a gold-plated letter opener. Just hit the “Customize Now” option before checkout so the recipient’s name can be engraved onto the pen!
Promising review: “I will be proud to give this pen/letter opener gift set as a gift. It definitely looks and feels like it cost much more than it did. The engraving is beautifully done and they shipped the same day I placed the order. It arrived well ahead of the estimated time frame. Great value.” — Marget
An engraved wooden cutting board so cooking can feel less stark if they strongly prefer takeout — plus, they’ll feel anything but shame when showing this off in their kitchen.
Enter your family name, style number (which are shown in the description images), and “establishment date”. You can also include an engraving on the back of the cutting board, a note, and a metal stand with this! Gift wrap is available.
Promising review: “I bought this in anticipation of a former coworker’s wedding. I was super excited for it to come, but I was devastated to notice I had misspelt the month. I agonized over having to pay for return shipping at best or having to make another order again at worst. I’m pleased to say when I picked it up and checked it, they had correctly spelled the month for me! I feel so dumb, yet relieved. It’s good quality and has a great handmade look to it. It has quirky characteristics that some perfectionists may dislike, but it gives it character. I would purchase something like this again for others.” — Jessica
Price: $49 (available in cherry, oak, and walnut)
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And! A key hanger to give them something that’ll ~almost~ guard the door as well as Hodor. It’s still too soon.
You can pick from nine font- and wood-colored combinations and include their last name (up to 50 characters). You can also request to add a month, day, names, or customize the name order as shown on the key hanger.
Promising review: “WELLLLL worth the $$. VERY high quality. Looks great! And the seller is VERY responsive to messages. I had to message him at least five or so times asking about shipping questions — they’re nice and polite, and should be charging more. Exceeded expectations!” — JG
Price: $24 (available in three sizes and nine styles)
A zodiac constellation necklace with sparkling crystals and an optional monogrammed charm for pleasing even the biggest Scorpio.
Don’t worry, there’s an easy-to-read zodiac chart if you’re not an astrology buff. It comes in gold-plated, silver-plated, or rose-gold-plated. You can include up to five initialed charms that come in three styles, and pick from two types of gift wrapping!
Promising review: “I got this necklace for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. She has always been proud to be a Libra and enjoys learning about her astrological sign, so this custom necklace with her initials was very personal and meaningful to her.” — Amazon Customer
Price: $19.50 (available in seven lengths and three finishes)
A custom story book, because each page will display gorgeous illustrations and a clever storyline about needing ~certain letters~ to save a local circus. The best part of all: when they get to the end, they’ll discover their full name was the special power all along!
You’ll enter the child’s name, house number (optional), road name (optional), and a personal message. At the end of the book they’ll discover that each magic letter used to help the animals actually spells out their name! Gift wrap is available.
Promising review: “This book is a great keepsake for your baby. The binding is so professionally done and tight. Your child will love you reading it to them for years. I was very impressed and did not expect it to be this nice.” — David Dillard
Price: $29.99+ (available in three colors and in paperback, hardback, and cushioned cover)
A hand-stamped aluminum spiral wrap ring that’ll engrave your two names together and technically put a ring on them this holiday season. Should you do this for your work wife? Obviously.
Just enter phrases or names for both the top and bottom of the ring. The bands can fit up to ten letters each (and the hearts are already included).
Promising review: “My ring is absolutely gorgeous and very sentimental to me. It’s slightly adjustable and the wording is very neat and legible.” — Ashley Huffman
Price: $12.99 (available in sizes 5–12)
A pair of athletic socks with your favorite player’s team numbers — maybe now you’ll actually be able to keep track of them during games.
Promising review: “I bought a pair last year to go with my child’s baseball uniform. He loved them so much that I bought a new pair this season to match his new number. The socks are good quality and after a year of wear, they still look new.” — PP3
Price: $9.99 (available in one size and numbers 0–99)
An engraved faux leather flask set so you can give them something they’ll want to be joined at the *hip* with — only because it looks so darn classy, of course!
Plus, this flask comes with a funnel, is scratch- and water-resistant, and already comes in a gift-able black box! You can personalize it with up to four lines, each with up to 30 characters.
Promising review: “I purchased this item as a Christmas gift for my youngest son. It arrived packaged in a very nice box. I was a bit leery about this purchase; I wasn’t sure if my son would like it. When I opened the box to check the flask I was so impressed with the quality. It is excellent. The monogram is beautiful. I highly recommend this flask.” — Amazon Customer
A personalized metal cuff bracelet stamped with anything from names, dates, or coordinates for putting *your* heart on *their* sleeve. I promise they’ll reciprocate!
You can pick from gold-plated, rose-gold-plated, or silver-plated, three fonts, and include both a front and back inscription (with up to 35 characters).
Promising review: “This is very well-made!! It’s sturdy enough to wear every day. The finish hasn’t worn off and the engraving looks very professional.” — Brooks
Price: $22.50 (available in three finishes)
A hand-poured soy candle displaying a ~heart map~ of where you and your S.O. met, because this’ll be the perfect excuse to say “come on baby light my fire,” and if they don’t get it just break up with them.
You can pick from ~20 scents~ and include your anniversary date and year, the city and state for the heart map, and both of your names (that’ll be printed on both the candle and lid). AND you can upgrade to an entire gift box (complete with the candle, mug, matchbox, pillow cover, gold playing cards, and a congratulations card). Gift wrap and an additional gold foil matchbox are also available.
Promising review: “This is a beautiful candle, it smells amazing. The design is simple and elegant. It arrived much faster than expected and was very nicely packaged. I highly recommend!” — MJ
Price: $24 (available in two sizes and 20 scents)
A custom marble spiral notebook that’ll definitely motivate them to get more organized come 2020 — just let them live out their procrastination for the rest of the year.
^^ Said by the world’s biggest procrastinator. You’ll fill out the first and second line (so it won’t say 2018 like the above image) and can pick from 15 fonts! It comes in two styles: college-ruled and checklist.
Promising review: “It came out beautiful! Exactly as pictured. The paper in the notebook was an added surprise, it is very thick nice paper.” — Samantha Crocker
Price: $12.99+ (available in two sizes and two styles)
An engraved amber glass beer growler to make everyone else brew over how impersonal their gifting was this year. It’s not easy being the best in the family.
You’ll fill out a single initial for the top and up to 14 characters for the banner text.
Promising review: “I had purchased this for my brother for Christmas. When I received this I was taken aback by how awesome it is in person! The picture they show doesn’t do it justice! Everyone loves this! I will be coming back for my husband’s birthday in a couple months!” — Trevor Morris
A personalized wooden spoon for really ~stirring up~ heartfelt feelings. All together now: “Awwwwwww.”
Just enter the person’s name (you can include up to 200 characters) so that it’ll read: “(Person’s) Kitchen.”
Promising review: “The spoon is nice, smooth, and the word ‘GRAMMY’ is easy to read. I’m happy with giving it as a sentimental gift.” — dana
A monogrammed pullover that’ll look just like their college bookstore’s popular sweatshirts, but at a fraction of the price. AND this’ll be far more personal. Win, win.
Pick the monogram font and color, and add their first, middle, and last initials. You can also add a special note that they’ll read when opening the gift (up to 120 characters).
Promising review: “I wear it all the time; it is possibly the coziest thing I own. And it’s so cute, with durable and adorable monogramming.” — Kristin Isenberg
Price: $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, 13 colors, and three monogram fonts)
A personalized cheese board (in either slate or wood), because this’ll be a gouda way to demand cheese every time you visit them. Though I doubt you’d be friends with someone who doesn’t automatically give you cheese — the HORROR.
You can enter up to 15 characters on both the top and bottom line (the heart design is standard). You can also engrave a message on the back with up to 100 characters and get it sent in a gift box.
Promising review: “This cheese board is a beautiful product! I bought it as an anniversary gift for my son and his wife. The inscription turned out perfect and the quality is incredible! It came shipped in the timeline that was offered, and was packed perfectly and with love! You will love this product!” — Tamara Russ
Price: $27.99 (available in two styles)
A heartwarming mug so whoever you miss most can feel like you’re both getting through your first cup of coffee together.
Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe! Just select two states (or province or country) and the colors you’d like them to be (you can pick from nine colors). AND you can add an optional quote. There are five gift box options!
Promising review: “I thought this looked like a nice gift for my mother who lives in Canada — I was able to get my state and her province in the colors I want. I bought it as a Christmas gift, and she is using it every day and washing it in the dishwasher with no issues. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND.” — T. Osgood
Price: $23.95+ (available in two sizes and nine colors for each state)
A monogrammed stationary set for making their to-do lists look less intimidating and more stately. Just need to find an affordable royal secretary….
You can enter to 100 characters for the name and one monogram letter (available in 30 ink colors). The set comes with envelopes in the color of your choice (available in 19 shades). You can also add an optional address on the envelopes!
Promising review: “I bought this as a gift and the recipient raved about it. Delivery was prompt and the quality was an A+.” — laraine f.
Price: $15+ (available in packs up to 250)
A pair of 18K white-gold-plated cufflinks that’ll be even better than an expensive trip to Brooks Brothers. James Bond would be impressed.
Promising review: “If you are looking for an well-made, high-quality, engraved cufflink set you’ve found it. Pictures don’t do this set justice at all. You won’t be disappointed. They’re great for any work day or a special event.” — Nicole
Price: $20.99 (available in letters A–Z)
A moleskin journal with custom engraving to add a little ~inspiration~ to their day when you include their favorite literary (or just motivational) quote.
Just write which quote or message you’d like to put on the journal (up to 140 characters) and pick from three fonts.
Promising review: “It is absolutely perfect! I love the texture and the words — they were formatted how I wanted them. The seller communicated very well to ensure the engraving was exactly how I wanted it. Thank you!!” — Lisa
Price: $24.99 (available in two sizes and three colors and fonts)
An initialed folded paper book so your gift becomes their favorite story to tell for years to come. It’s carefully made with folded pages from recycled books!
You’ll enter the beginning letter of your two first names (that’ll be separated by a heart), and then tell the vendor your top three color choices (you can pick any)!
Promising review: “This item is superb! The quality is perfection. The seller contacted me when she received my order and assured me she would do her best, and boy did she over achieve! I bought this as a gift for my fiancé, and he LOVED it! Emotions were high, because the item was so personal for us. The price felt a little high at first for an item that may have been risky, but on receipt I would have paid more for it! It’s worth every penny to get something so customized. He immediately displayed it on a prominent shelf, and it looks fantastic.” — Graham Spedding
A monogrammed wine tumbler for helping them ~claim their territory~ at every party — I suppose the greatest gift of all is never losing their precious chardonnay again.
It’s stainless steel! You can choose from 10 monogram fonts and enter up to 15 characters (in 20 font colors).
Promising review: “I had gotten these for myself and my best friends. When I gave them the gift, they both cried. They came perfectly. We took them on vacation and they held up great!” — T.g
Price: $20.95 (available in 10 cup colors, 10 fonts, and 20 fonts colors)
A leather catchall tray with any phrase, date, or name you’d like, because now you’ll be the one they thank when they never forget their keys again.
You can get it blank or for $10 extra you can have it personalized with up to 300 characters!
Promising review: “I bought this for our third anniversary with a personalized message. My husband loves it and the quality is great!” — Mallory
Price: $29+ (available in two sizes and six colors)
An embroidered cotton apron so you can reward your favorite cook who makes meals that are just *kisses fingers*. Hopefully they use this as motivation to cook even MORE amazing meals.
Did I mention it has a soil-release finish for added stain protection and not one, but THREE pockets?! Just enter up to 15 characters for their name, and choose the color thread that you’d like for the name and hat image (you can type in any color!). You can also throw in a personalized burger flipper and BBQ set case for extra.
Promising review: “This is a GREAT product. It is well-made and of quality material. It took a little extra time to get it because I asked for some additional lettering, but I still got it within a very acceptable time. There was no extra charge for the additional lettering. I bought it for a friend who does a lot of BBQing and he loved it. I fully recommend this apron and would buy another when needed.” — Mei Ling Clendennen
Price: $30 (available in three colors)
A sterling silver long-distance necklace with one state engraved into another to make sure they literally always keep you close to their heart.
Select two states: one inner and one outer, and get it engraved (you can pick from two fonts) on the front or back with up to 12 characters.
Promising review: “This is an amazing necklace! It is a beautiful and great idea for a friend or a loved one. I love the design and the construction. The necklace chain is solid and easy to use. The package it came in protected it well. The cute box it was displayed in made for a great gift box. I would recommend this necklace 100 times over.” — mat palmer
Price: $34.99+ (available in three chain lengths)
A custom calligraphy stamp that’ll make them feel extra fancy when they write their holiday thank you notes — this’ll almost make the task more fun and less tedious.
Just include their first names (up to 30 characters), last name (up to 30 characters), street address (up to 50 characters), and city, state, and postal code (up to 50 characters).
Promising review: “This is a great product. Works great, is high quality, and gives a high class look to all my envelopes. This arrived super fast and was even made custom. Highly recommended.” — Shirt Guardian
Price: $33.99+ (available in three sizes)
A chic pendant necklace with up to ~seven~ initial charms so you can gift your favorite person jewelry that not only feels more expensive than it is, but also add a personal touch.
Pick the metal finish, chain length, and add up to seven initial charms (up to three characters each).
Promising review: “I got this necklace six months ago and it has held up wonderfully. I bought the shortest chain length in rose gold and it rests right at my collar. I wear it every day and it still shines. It can complete a formal or casual look, depending on what you wear. I couldn’t have asked for a better necklace at this price!” — Amazon Customer
Price: $16.50+ (available in 10 chain lengths and three metal finishes)
Their reaction when they open their gift:
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