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It’s that time again – holiday gift guide time! I know it might seem early to some people, but I also know that there are plenty of people who start shopping early. Plus, my first gift guide of the year is, as it is today, usually the custom gifts. These are gifts that can’t be bought last-minute without paying an outrageous rush fee because they have to be personalized. This year, I’ve expanded this gift guide a bit beyond the usual monogrammed gifts. Yes, there are still monogrammed gifts in this post! But I’m also doing custom gifts at large. These are perfect for the people in your life who like to put their monogram on everything, but they’re also great for people who are recently married or for people for whom you’re buying a family gift.
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Custom Gifts: Personalized Family Signs
Personalized Family Name Sign Wall Décor ($123) – This wooden sign has your last name’s first initial, your family name (The Mitchell Family, for example), and “Est. [Date of Wedding]”.
MRC “The Regal” Sign ($38) – MRC describes this as, “This glass frame is can be hung on the wall for decoration or in a window as a sun catcher. Each piece is expertly crafted by one of the craftsmen in our workshop with the names you provide. The glass portion measures 8″ x 18″. A metal sawtooth hanger on the back allows for easy installation while providing a secure mount” (x). In this sign, you include the names of the two people in the couple you’re giving this to, their last name, and again “Est. [Date of Wedding]”.
Personalized Outdoor Sign Family Name Wood Sign Rustic Welcome Sign ($58) – They describe this sign as, “featuring birds and tree branches are the perfect decorative touch to you home, cabin, camper, or lake house. Carved from solid Mahogany and sealed for outdoor display” (x). It says “Welcome To Our Home,” and then the names of the couple you’re giving this to. Size 18×7 is $58, 22×9 is $93, and 24×11 is $143.
Personal Creations’ Home Key Hook ($30) – This key hook has “Home” carved out, and underneath are 4 key hooks. There are 2 lines that you can personalize. In the example on their website, they have the first line saying, “The Campbell Family,” and the second line saying, “Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.” (That line is fully up to you! That’s just the example they have.)
Miscellaneous Personalized Gifts
Personal Creations’ Initially Yours Slate Coaster Set ($25) – You can engrave these with any initial and name, up to 12 characters.
Personal Creations’ Wine Time! Insulated Tumblers ($20) – These come in 4 different colors! They are made of stainless steel with double-wall, vacuum insulation. And the personalization is pretty variable! It’s available in monogram, name, and initial, and you can choose script message or block message design. Your personalized message can be 1 to 3 lines, and up to 12 characters each.
Personal Creations’ Marble Wood Entertaining 5 Piece Set ($40) – This set has a personalized cutting board and 4 personalized coasters. You can personalize it with any name, up to 10 characters.
Some other personalized items:
Lands’ End Large Natural Open Top Canvas Tote Bag ($40) – comes in sizes small to extra large and 9 colors | L.L. Bean Boat and Tote, Open-Top ($30 + $8 with monogram) – comes in sizes small to extra-large and 11 colors | L.L. Bean Waxed-Canvas Tote Bag ($50 + $8 with monogram) – comes in size medium and large and 5 different colors | Scout Petit Bagette Market Tote ($22) – comes in 5 patterns | Marley Lilly Monogrammed Studded Crossbody ($70)
More custom bags:
Marley Lilly Monogrammed Bar Necklace ($30) – available in gold, silver, and rose gold | Marley Lilly Monogrammed Signature Necklace ($170) – available in small, medium, and large and in sterling silver, sterling silver with gold plating, and 14k gold | Mark & Graham Sarah Chloe Sophia Medallion ($120-$160) – available in 16, 18 or 32 inches and in sterling silver or gold
More personalized jewelry:
Happy shopping! What custom gifts are you thinking about buying this year?
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