7 of the best personalized gifts for friends and family

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2020 has been stressful enough, finding great gifts doesn’t have to be. Check out In The Know’s gift guides to make holiday shopping for every person in your life easier than ever.

Because one of my love languages is gift-giving, one of my favorite ways to show my friends or family members love is through thoughtful gifts.

But sometimes, coming up with a creative gift year after year can be tricky — there are so many occasions for gifts these days.

This holiday season, if you’re looking for something more personalized that looks like you put a little bit more thought into your loved one than usual, these seven gift ideas have a touch of customization that make them feel extra special.

1. BaubleBar x OMC iPhone Case, $78

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Choose from six designs of BaubleBar’s best-selling custom case to create the cutest iPhone case you might ever see. The cases can fit up to 12 characters, so you can include monograms, full names or nicknames.

2. Homesick Candles, $34 each

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Not only does Homesick offer special candles with scents that will remind you of a new home, birthday or grandma’s kitchen, but the company is also known for city and state candles that will remind you of home. For a limited time, you can add a personalized message of up to 130 characters on the back of the candle for an additional $15.

3. Stoney Clover Lane Cozy Large Pouch, $108

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What’s great about Stoney Clover Lane’s bags and pouches is that each style can be personalized with patches. You can choose to write out someone’s name or monogram in patches or include destination-themed ones — the options are endless!

4. Function of Beauty Custom Shampoo and Conditioner, $39.99+

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For the beauty guru in your life, spice up their everyday hair care routine with made-to-order Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner. Not only will each bottle be formulated just for their hair type, but you can also include their name on the bottle. Pro Tip: Gather all the details about their hair in order to answer a short quiz before you order.

5. Casetify Custom AirPods Case, $35

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If your gift recipient just got a new pair of AirPods Pro to use while working out or working from home, use Casetify’s custom options to create a personalized case. You can choose from four colors, plus add a name or a cute phrase.

6. BaubleBar Custom Disc Pisa Bracelet, $40

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If they love adding personalized pieces to their jewelry collection, BaubleBar’s custom Pisa bracelet is the perfect pick that’s simple enough for everyday wear. Include a name, message or monogram that’s up to 12 characters.

7. Weezie Piped Edge Hand Towels Set of 2, $40

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There’s nothing better than fresh linens! Outfit a friend or family member’s bathroom with these gorgeous hand towels from Weezie that can be customized with a monogram. You can choose from 10 font styles and nine different colors.

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