Personalized Gifts for Friends They’ll Love The Most
Friends are the family we choose, but finding the perfect gifts for them can be tricky. Personalized gifts are always a great option because they’re thoughtful and special. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best personalized gifts for friends to help you find the perfect present this year.
15 Best Personalized Gifts for Friends
1. Personalized Charcuterie Board
If you have a friend who loves charcuterie and entertaining guests, this personalized charcuterie board is the perfect gift. You can even engrave your friend’s name onto the board to make it special.
This 19-piece set features a slate board for cheese, three ceramic bowls for snacks, stainless steel knives, forks, a wine opener and more. There’s a built-in drawer, and the entire board is made from high-quality Acacia hardwood.
2. Custom Pet Pillow
This custom pillow is one of the best personalized gifts for friends with pets. Just send the seller a photo of your friend’s pet, and they’ll make a pillow with their photo on it.
You can choose from 5 different sizes ranging from 12” all the way to 28.” And you can choose whether you want the photo on one side or both sides.
If your friend has a cat or dog they adore, this custom pillow is such a fun and thoughtful gift.
3. Personalized Tote Bag and Makeup Bag
Not sure what to get your friend? Personalized bags are always a safe and thoughtful option. This bag set features a pretty monogrammed letter with a rose. You get a tote bag and a cosmetic bag with this set.
Tote bags are perfect for beach days, carrying books, storing craft materials or whatever they want. Both bags have zippers, so they can keep their items stored away safely.
4. Why You’re My Bestie Book
The Why You’re My Bestie Book is a thoughtful gift that your friend will treasure – after a few laughs. Just fill in the blanks with all of the reasons why your bestie is awesome.
Some of the lines in this book are so sweet:
- I’d be lost without your ____
- You have the best ____
- When we’re old, let’s ____
You can add pictures to the pages and other fun stuff to make your friend laugh and feel loved.
5. 3-Piece Whiskey Decanter Set
This custom decanter set is one of the best personalized gifts for friends who love whiskey. The set comes with a decanter and two rocks glasses. All three pieces are engraved with whatever you want. Choose from four monogram design options to make your gift more personal.
A custom decanter set is a great addition to any home bar. Your friend will appreciate its hefty, elegant design and enjoy using it to pour and share drinks.
6. Personalized Tumbler
Give your friend the gift of hot coffee or cold wine with this personalized tumbler. Thanks to its vacuum-insulated, double-walled stainless steel, this tumbler will keep your friend’s hot drinks hot and their cold drinks cold.
What you’ll really love about this tumbler is that you can choose from 14 different colors and 12 fonts. And you can choose from different options for personalization, like adding multiple lines of text or adding text to both sides.
Each tumbler also comes with a matching straw.
7. Personalized Pocket Knife
Pocket knives are handy tools that have 101 uses that go beyond just hunting and fishing. Give your friend a personalized one with their name and a cool icon. This pocket knife has a beautiful wooden handle, which will display your custom message.
When personalizing this knife, you can choose from 36 different icons and 20 fonts. The knife itself has a 3” blade with Ti-Coating. You can add a special gift box and sharpening stone when you order your gift.
8. Personalized Leather Jewelry Box
A custom leather jewelry box is a thoughtful gift for friends with a jewelry collection. Along with adding your friend’s name, you can also choose their birth month flower as part of your custom design.
The zippered case design makes this box easily portable. Inside, you’ll find:
- Necklace hooks
- An elastic pocket
- A rings holder
- Removable dividers
This jewelry box is a beautiful custom gift that your friend is sure to treasure and use all the time.
9. Custom Docking Station
A custom docking station is one of the best personalized gifts for friends who need some help staying organized. A docking station is a place where you can store your phone while it’s charging and other personal items.
For example, this docking station has a place to hang your sunglasses, watches or keys. There are also built-in storage slots for holding a wallet, change, jewelry or other miscellaneous items.
With this docking station, you can add your friend’s name to make it more personal. Choose from different font styles and wood colors.
10. Personalized Wood Map
Do you and your bestie have a place that’s special to you both? This personalized wood map is a great way to celebrate and remember that place. This gorgeous wood map features two layers – one with a map of the location and another blue layer for water.
The 3D effect makes this gift even more impressive. And you can further customize it by adding your own text and an emoji or marker for an exact location on the map.
The map comes framed and ready to give to your friend as a thoughtful gift.
11. Custom Bobblehead
Want a great custom gag gift for a friend? Why not turn them into a bobblehead? With this custom bobblehead, you have so many options to create the perfect gift for your friend.
Send a pic, choose your props and design, and their artists will create a bobblehead doll for you. Extra props come at an added cost, but it’s worth it for a completely unique and unforgettable gift.
12. Personalized Wallet
Sometimes, it’s better to buy your friend a thoughtful, useful gift instead of something flashy that they’ll probably never use. This personalized wallet is made with high-quality, full grain leather, so you can be sure that it will last.
Add your friend’s initial and a message inside of the wallet to make a custom gift they’ll love. This wallet comes in three colors: black, dark brown and brown.
The wallet has 11 card slots and a flip-up transparent compartment to hold their ID or photos. Of course, there’s also a spot to store cash.
Each wallet can be customized with your own message and the person’s name.
13. Novelty Socks
Sometimes, the best personalized gifts for friends are ones that make them laugh. And these novelty socks definitely fit the bill. You can personalize these picture socks with your friend’s face – or your own.
Choose from seven different colors and upload a hilarious photo to make your gift one they won’t forget.
14. Personalized Toiletry Bag
If you have a friend who travels often, a custom toiletry bag is a thoughtful gift. With this bag, you can add your friend’s initials or message. You can choose your leather color and pattern, too.
The bag has a main compartment that’s deep enough to hold most of your friend’s personal care items. There’s also a zippered mesh pouch inside the top flap and a zippered opening at the bottom of the bag for holding razors, makeup brushes and more. And with the built-in hook, they can hang up their bag while they get ready for the day.
Traveling friends will appreciate this customized bag, which will store all of their toiletries while they’re on the go.
15. Custom Neon Sign
Here’s a cool gift idea for a friend – a custom neon sign. You can customize the sign’s wording to include your friend’s name or their family name. You can also choose from other options, like two or three lines of text.
When personalizing the sign, you can choose from about a dozen colors. You can also select your font and size. There’s a guide to help you pick the right size for your sign. You can even choose whether you want the lights to have a dimming function and which kit to include for installation.
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These 15 personalized gifts are sure to be loved by your friends. Select one that matches your friend’s personality or will remind them of how much you care. One last tip: remember to order your gift a little earlier than usual to allow time for engravings or customizations.