Personalized gifts have always been among our favorites, but finding affordable personalized holiday gifts — well, we really love a challenge. So we’ve found more than a dozen for you all, to help you select something extra-thoughtful for anyone on your list.
Of course you should know these gifts often take a little extra time because, you know, they’re personalized gifts. So we’re sharing gift ideas you can still order these all in time for Christmas and Hanukkah. But hurry!
Note that as of the time of publication, all our recos are still available for shipping in time for the holidays, but please check with the shops to confirm delivery dates before purchasing. And in all cases, consider expedited shipping for anything that will ship within a week of the holiday. We’ve included drop-dead order dates wherever possible; otherwise assume the deadline is “ASAP”.
Check out our entire Holiday Gift Guide for great gifts for everyone on your list.
This post is newly updated for 2022.
17 personalized holiday gifts you can still get in time for Christmas (and Hanukkah too!)
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We love gifts that keep the kids close to our hearts and this pretty personalized necklace lets you include all of your kids’ initials on one delicate strand.
($16.22 and up at BELKYmood; order by 12/12)
So many wonderful personalized designs to choose from, like this Christmas tree ornament from Dream Folk Studio. Get a new one each year for a new tradition.
($42.50 at Dream Folk Studio; order by 12/14)
Upgrade an Apple Watch with an engraved, personalized model — or, save some money and just upgrade the Apple Watch band with this beautifully-made, personalized leather band from Austin’s Mirage Watchband. They can engrave a handwritten note on the inside making it an extra special personalized gift.
($31 with engraving; order by 12/12)
Related: 15 gift ideas for the guy who’s hard to shop for. | Holiday Gifts 2022
Family game night will get a lot more personal with this personalized Tic Tac Toe board from North Carolina. What a sweet gift for a family with younger kids.
($54 at Uncommon Goods)
Is someone getting some new AirPods from Santa or for Hanukkah? These personalized AirPod cases from Crafts & Splinters (for all styles of AirPods) make it so much easier to keep the cases handy — and they’re a great price for a personalized gift.
($22 and up at Crafts and Splinters; order by 12/14)
Perfect for kids who love to create, these personalized name crayons will make them feel very special. Each set even comes with a custom name bookmark to color.
($14.99+ at Printer and Paper; order by 12/14)
Stuck for a gift for a grandparent or other beloved family member? Take it from me, a soft personalized fleece blanket covered with their favorite faces will keep them warm inside and out. Lots of designs, with wording and without, from a high-quality, US photo lab.
($59 and up at MPIX; order by 12/15 with Standard Shipping)
Related: 24 perfect gifts for your mother-in-law (or stepmother or aunt or cool grandma) who’s hard to shop for
Engrave a message or name on a bottle of liquor and they’ll be toasting you through the new year!
($99 for Hendrick’s with engraving; Personal Wine; order by 12/12)
Let kids know they definitely made the nice list with this beautifully illustrated and personalized Night Before Christmas storybook.
($40 at Uncommon Goods)
Elegant but useful, this monogrammed serving board will make your brie look more beautiful and your manchego look marvelous. It comes every letter but Y and Z — sorry to all the Youngs and Zimmermans out there!
($49.95 at Crate&Barrel)
We featured these personalized basketballs as a favorite gift for tweens, and now the company has expanded so you can personalize an authentic soccer ball or shiny gold football too. They’re known for their quick turn-around, but pay attention to shipping options to insure you score with this gift.
($44.99-54.99 at Sports Customs LLC, upgrade shipping to receive by 12/21 and you can find additional products available direct from the company)
Related: 20 unique personalized gifts for kids in 2021, from toddlers to teens | Holiday Gift Guide
For the mom — or uh, teen, ahem — who tends to lose stuff, this monogrammed initial leather keychain will hopefully make their keys a little easier to find as they’re trying to get out the door.
($29.99 on sale at Mark & Graham; order by 12/18 at 10pm)
Related: 24 perfect gifts for your mother-in-law (or stepmother or aunt or cool grandma) | Holiday Gifts 2022
One of our favorite picks from 20 unique personalized gifts for kids: this personalized beechwood baking set, which comes in a a variety of designs personalized with a name.
($39.95 as shown above, also sold individually, at A Few Spare Moments)
A personalized name (up to 9 characters!) or initial will stand out on one of these colorful and durable personalized phone cases, available in loads of styles.
($59 at Mark & Graham; order by 12/18)
Personalized, artist-drawn puzzles from Minted come with a special surprise: Your favorite little person in the puzzle! They can be under the sea, rocketing to the moon, or speeding to the firehouse. . . as well as loads of other designs for kids and adults in 12, 60, and 252-piece sets.
($42 at Minted)
This personalized alphabet bead necklace is from a longtime favorite designer of ours. Perfect for tweens, teens and even young-at-heart adults. Use a name, or a favorite short word.
($39 for 16″ necklace at Peggy Li; order by 12/12)
For the person who invites everyone over to listen to their vinyl collection, this personalized record-inspired doormat will knock them out of their blue suede shoes. Campy — and good fun. We need more of that right now.
($35 at Uncommon Goods; order by 12/12)