Holiday Gift Guide: Custom and Personalized Presents for Everyone on Your List

Having your name or initials emblazoned on something never gets old. It goes back to that pride you felt back in third grade, when writing your name into your favorite books sent a statement to the world: "This is mine." (And if you're like me, you also drew a unicorn and stars for good measure) As far as gifts go, something personalized or custom-designed shows that you put a bit of effort into it, when you could totally just buy an iTunes gift card. With that in mind, we gathered a bunch of customizable gift ideas at various price points. Whether your recipient is into fashion or not, here are ten ideas for cool custom gifts. Click through to check them out.
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Having your name or initials emblazoned on something never gets old. It goes back to that pride you felt back in third grade, when writing your name into your favorite books sent a statement to the world: "This is mine." (And if you're like me, you also drew a unicorn and stars for good measure) As far as gifts go, something personalized or custom-designed shows that you put a bit of effort into it, when you could totally just buy an iTunes gift card. With that in mind, we gathered a bunch of customizable gift ideas at various price points. Whether your recipient is into fashion or not, here are ten ideas for cool custom gifts. Click through to check them out.
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Having your name or initials emblazoned on something never gets old. It goes back to that pride you felt back in third grade, when writing your name into your favorite books sent a statement to the world: "This is mine." (And if you're like me, you also drew a

Photo: Hintmag

Photo: Hintmag

Customized Goyard Bag: These patterned bags are ubiquitous and will never go out of style. Why not make an individual statement and slap a big, colorful monogram on it a la Simon Doonan? (Barneys, prices upon request)

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New Balance US574 Sneakers: You can customize these babies by choosing the base color, heel, accents, and upper style. Finish them off with a personal message or monogram embroidered on the back heel. "Run Fast"? (

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Marc by Marc Jacobs What's Your Sign Tee: Whether you're giving to a

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PS I Made This...with C. Wonder Wine Bag Kit: Have the DIY urge but not the time to gather up all the pieces? Get this clever kit, and customize a gorgeous wine bag for someone. Just add wine. (

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Anya Hindmarch Be A Bag Makeup Bag: You can have any photograph made into a makeup bag, complete with satin trim and a leather base. Also comes in a bigger option, plus totes (the prices go up accordingly). (

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Customized iPhone Case: How are you going to tell your iPhone apart from everyone else's? Customize a skin, of course. (Presumably you can be more creative than we were on our mock-up. But sometimes simplicity is best.) (

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Kate Spade Monogram Note Cards: They're pretty but not too girly. The green with the stripes looks so crisp. (

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Elsa Peretti Silver Initial Pendant with Diamonds: That little blue box is an impressive thing to give, no matter what's in it. (

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Monogrammed Square Paperwhite Soap Set: Because everyone needs personalized soap. Drugstore soap is b-o-r-i-n-g. (

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Monogrammed Forged Steak Brand: You can be pretty sure that no one else will get them this gift. Give that grill-loving carnivore a...brand. So s/he can sear their initials into every single piece of meat they cook. Awesome. (WilliamsSonoma, $39.95)