Let’s face it. Shopping is hard. Finding the perfect gift for someone important in your life is overwhelming at best, and can cause major panic attacks. Sure, you can browse the malls for more over-priced stuff that no one really needs or wants, or you can spend a lot less money (and time) by shopping online for one of these very special personalized gifts. When a gift is engraved or personalized it shows the recipient just how much you care, and that you wanted them to have something extra special.
Personalized Wine Stoppers
Price: Under $30
Do you have a wine-lover in your life? If you are searching for the perfect gift for someone that takes their wine seriously, then this is the gift for you. These elegant cork wine stoppers fit all standard sized bottles and can be monogrammed with the initial of your choice and in the font of your choosing. Plus the price makes them a very affordable gift to get for all your friends and family. It makes the best stocking stuffer for all your adult friends.
Custom Home Illustration
Art always makes a wonderful gift, but finding the right art can be a very personal choice, which makes it incredibly easy to gift something that the recipient may not like. Take the guessing out of that equation with this customized home illustration. You simply provide a photo of your home and this Etsy artist will create a beautiful 8×10 illustration in a fun, modern, folk art style that is suitable for framing and will make a wonderful gift. If you know anyone that recently purchased their first home, this would be a very appreciated and meaningful way to celebrate the new milestone.
Mommy and Me Personalized Apron Set
Christmas is often all about the kitchen, so why not gift your chefs a pair of matching aprons to cook up a storm in style? These aprons come in a variety of styles with matching ribbon and trim that really makes them look designer. You can use any names you’d like on the aprons, so feel free to be creative. Since you get two aprons for $47, you can even get a few pairs and customize them for several people on your shopping list.
Stackies Custom Ring
Handmade jewelry is a very special gift, and when you can get several customized rings at this price, you’ll want to load up on several of them. These are simple silver rings that stack on your fingers or toes. You can personalize the ring to say anything you’d like – names, dates, meaningful words or anything you can come up with. At just $19.00 you can purchase several and stack them high. The only thing you need to provide is the size of ring you want and what word you want on the ring. This Etsy artist will take it from there.
Engraved Beer Glasses 4 Pack
Price: Under $15
Don’t leave the men out of all the personalized gifting fun. These fantastic Beer Glasses come in packs of four, and you can customize them all with the name, initial or monogram of your choice. If you have a beer-lover in your family, these would make an excellent addition to that in-home kegerator, custom bar and beer fridge he’s already put in your home. These glasses make any drink a little bit more elegant. The 22-ounce Pilsner style with straight tapered sides are perfect for your favorite beer, so grab a four pack or two and gift something extra special for that beer-lover in your life.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.