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It happens every holiday season: You find a beautifully made product, but it just doesn’t feel personal enough to give to the special people on your shopping list. While some gifts can’t be altered, there are many brands out there that recognize that sometimes, there needs to be a special touch.
Customizable gifts are a simple yet thoughtful way to show people you are truly thinking of them. Many brands offer customization through glass engraving, wood carvings, embroidery, or glossy stickers. Each of these options has its own aesthetic advantages, but in reality, the method of customization matters less than the product and your message.
Engravings – on glass or wood – should show great craftsmanship and don’t need to be too complicated. Adding someone’s initials to a gift goes a long way in making it more meaningful. Plus, it achieves a classy, timeless look.
If you want to say a little more with your gift’s customization, you need to make sure that the product itself has the room to do so. Items such as wall art and blankets have the surface area for more than just initials or a name. In cases such as this, engravings aren’t necessary and brands have the flexibility to be a little more creative in their design and offerings.
Shop these customizable items and you won’t have to be left wondering if you bought the perfect gift this season.
1. Custom Engraved Liquor Sets
Not only is this decanter set made with gorgeous, heavy crystal glass, you can also request your own personal engravings, be it initials, symbols, logos, or words. Both the decanters and the glasses can be engraved, which will make this set stand out from any other glassware your recipient has. We especially love the glasses in this set for their width – they have the capacity to hold large whiskey stones and a hearty pour.
2. Custom Catch Anniversary Gift Blanket
Whether you’re celebrating a new family member or your own, this soft, sherpa throw is a great way to show someone you’re thinking of them. Each throw is personalized from the names and dates it displays, down to the color. The blanket is 50 by 60 inches – the perfect size for the living room or foot of the bed.
3. Palmetto Wood Shop Engraved Pocket Knife
This pocket knife has all the usual fixings — like a stainless steel blade, a buckle clip and a rope cutter — and some fun features — like a can opener and a glass breaker — too. What makes it extra special is the customizable wood panel on the handle. You can engrave initials or up to two lines of text on the wood. The engraving goes deep into the wood which creates dark, long-lasting text.
4. Pattern Pop Home Sweet Home Key Hanger
Shopping for other people’s homes is tricky. However, this gift is a sure hit thanks to its practicality and customizable wording. This key hanger is great for mudrooms, hallways, and foyers, and its warm wooden appearance gives off a welcoming ambiance. The family name is customizable, and the wording is applied through sleek, artistic stickers.