With so many names on our shopping lists, it’s easy to fall back on one-size-fits-all gifts that save us time and energy. But before you resort to boring gift sets and boxes of biscuits, consider customised presents for your loved ones.
The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart, and there's no better way to show someone you care than by engraving, printing, embroidering, even emblazoning their very own name or initials onto their present. While jewellery like an initial signet ring or a nameplate is guaranteed to please, there are more ways than ever before to add a personal touch to a gift. Monogrammed cheese boards? Yep, they're a thing. Embroidered handbag? Also an option. Customisablehair clips? Absolutely — because why settle for your standard bedazzled barrette when you can straight up wear your name in your hair?
The possibilities for personalisation may be abundant, but these things take time (sometimes weeks!) to order, prepare, and ship. So, we invite you to stay on top of your gifting game this season if you want to go the personalisation route.
Ahead, find a selection of 12 items that can be personalised before the holidays hit so that no present is left un-monogrammed this year.
SHOP PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS GIFTS
For a recipient that’s always ahead of the trends, she’ll love adding a fun personalized hair clip to her collection of accessories.
Personalised Hair Clip, €20, Glitz N Pieces
Upgrade her arm party with a customisable bag that can have up to three hand-stamped letters.
Furla 1927 Crossbody, €370, Furla
If she loves astrology, get her a sleep mask that aligns with both her passion and her sign.
Slip Taurus Embroided Mulberry Silky Eye Mask, €55, Net-A-Porter
This beautiful diary comes with the promise of never forgetting your dinner plans.
2020 Inspirational Lifestyle Planner, €41, Not On The Highstreet
For a completely ridiculous but equally lovely personalized gift, Photobox has you covered. They've got iPhone cases you can customise with your face, your friend's face, perhaps even the family dog's smushed mug. It takes 5 - 14 working days to ship to Ireland.
Personalised Phone Case, €19.95, Photobox
For the gracious hostess, take her entertaining game up a notch with a set of monogrammed cheeseboards.
Cheese Paddle Large, €33, Caulfield Country Boards
A delicate way to transform her initial into an elegantly understated piece of jewellery.
Juvi Large Hexagon Gold Vermeil Hand Stamped Initial Disc, €45, Juvi
This sleek travel bag promises to stand out in a crowd (or at least in the security line). Have it personalised with up to two letters.
Front-stripe circular cabin suitcase, €304, OOKONN
Personalised labels make them feel like love potions.
Jasmin 17, €232, Le Labo
You can’t go wrong with a classic like the Adidas Gazelle trainer, but you can make the choice more original by selecting from a range of colours and lettering to suit her style and personality.
Gazelle Shoes, €94.95 (+ €5 for customisation), Adidas
Your first date, your first home or a location that's just special to you, immortalise it forever in the form of this metallic print.
Personalised Metallic Map Print, €36, Not On The Highstreet
There's lots to love about a 3-month Birchbox subscription. While the card itself comes with a box of best-sellers, future deliveries will be filled with samples personalized to her very own beauty profile and she can decide where and when to get things started.
Birchbox, €70 for 6 months, Birchbox
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