8 of the best personalized gifts for friends and family

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If your love language is gift-giving, then one of your favorite ways to show your friends or family members love is most likely 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!

But 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 makes them feel extra special.

1. BaubleBar Custom Phone Case, $72

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Choose one of BaubleBar’s best-selling custom cases to create the cutest iPhone case you’ve ever seen. These eye-catching cases can fit up to 12 characters, so you can include monograms, full names or nicknames.

2. Homesick Candles, $27.20+ each (Orig. $34)

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Not only does Homesick offer special candles with scents that will remind you of seasonal activites, birthdays or grandma’s kitchen, but the company is also known for its city and state candles that will remind you of home. Plus, the brand’s early Black Friday sale is on now, so you can save big.

3. Sarah Chloe Ciela Heart Ring Band, $108+

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Sarah Chloe should be your go-to destination if you’re looking to gift high-quality jewelry this year without breaking the bank. This band ring is a fun take on a typical signet ring and can be personalized with up to 15 characters. You can also engrave something special on the inside of the ring.

4. Stoney Clover Lane Nylon Large Pouch, $68

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What’s great about Stoney Clover Lane’s 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.

5. Function of Beauty Custom The Essentials, $49.99 ($79.99 value)

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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 to answer a short quiz before ordering.

6. 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 six colors (including iridescent), plus add a name or cute phrase.

7. Papier 2022 Planner, $28.99+

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With the new year on the horizon, why not give a custom planner? Papier makes the most beautiful stationery, and its planners are an editor-favorite. Choose your favorite design (there are over 300) and customize the front and/or back for a special touch.

8. The Daily Edited Ash Rose Cardholder Keyring, $50

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This 100% leather cardholder is perfect for chic college students, commuters and those always on the go who could use a little help keeping track of their essentials. This cardholder features one card slot and easily attaches to key chains. Customize this little leather good with up to 10 characters.

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