16 Of The Sweetest Personalized Presents (You’ll Want To Order ASAP)

Timing is key when it comes to successfully getting the right gift to the right person on the right occasion, especially during this current period of uncertainty where shipping delays are to be expected. With the holidays fast approaching, you'll want to plan accordingly when shopping for loved ones. Our special-present suggestion? Something custom. But, even though the personalization possibilities are abundant, these things take time — so we implore you to get a head start on placing those orders so holiday shipments arrive on time.

You may not be able to give it to them IRL this year, but an extra-personal touch can stand in as the next best thing. There's everything from personalized shortbread-cookie boxes to couples' portrait mugs and even a monogrammed succulent garden. How about a pair of custom socks? Oh, you betcha. Ahead, find our selection of 16 super sweet gift ideas that can be personalized now before those pesky holiday delays roll around.

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Custom Message Shortbread Cookies


There is simply no sweeter present than a box of personalized cookies.
Celine Zhou Custom Message Shortbread Cookies, $36.00 Buy

New York Times Custom Birthday Book


Let your loved one get a look at all of the breaking news that took place on their birthday with this custom birthday book.
Uncommon Goods New York Times Custom Birthday Book, $99.95 Buy

Couple Portrait Mug Set


Each cup is made to order and hand-drawn for the ultimate personal gift experience. What better way to show your love for someone than by putting their face on a mug?
Avonnie Studio Couple Portrait Mug Set, $116.00 Buy

Zodiac Necklace


Let someone know that you remembered their birthday with one of these cute and elegant 14K gold astrology necklaces. 

Mejuri Virgo Necklace 14k Gold, $375.00 Buy
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Custom Couples Portrait


Step your gifting game up a notch with a framed vintage style portrait of you and a loved one.
LucyLovesPaper Custom Couple Portrait, $99.00 Buy

Personalized 18k Gold Plated Mini Heart Locket


Lockets are the most classic displays of affection for a loved one and make for a wonderful personal gift. This retailer will even place a photo inside for you.
ElmJewelryStudio Personalized 18k Gold Plated Mini Heart Locket Necklace, $31.72 Buy

Paper Source Personalized Journal


For the loved one with lots of thoughts, give them a personalized place to write it all down.
Paper Source Floral Garden Custom Journal, $19.95 Buy

Personalized Garden


Lula's Garden lets you choose the plant, font, and text color for this super cute succulent gift box. It's perfect for the leafy minimalist in your life.
Lula's Garden Personalized Garden, $33.00 Buy

Personalized Family Mugs


Imagine spending time with your family and friends by all sipping out of characterized mugs. The product honestly sells itself.
Uncommon Goods Personalized Family Mugs, $30.00 Buy
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Let's Toast Candle


Homesick offers a line of celebratory candles that are great for special occasions. These noteworthy scents also come with your choice of a handwritten or printed candle note.
Homesick Candles Let's Toast Candle, $34.00 Buy

Internationalist By You Shoes


Nike has multiple customizable kicks that make great personalized gifts. Choose the design, colors, laces, and more!


Nike Internationalist by You, $110.00 Buy

One Face Custom Photo Stickers


Whether it’s stickers of their face, your face, a pet, or whoever, a kooky present like this one will make anyone smile. Also great for sticking on wrapping paper.

Sniffkissalpaca One Face Custom Photo Stickers, $6.00 Buy

14K Gold Plated XL Initial Necklace


The XL version of this necklace is a bigger and brighter version of the classic initial necklace. Perfect for a friend who likes a bold statement.

Savvy Cie 14K Gold Plated XL Initial Necklace, $75.00 $19.97 Buy

Minted Heart Mix Photo Collage With Frame


Assemble all your favorite family photos with an art print designed to warm anyone's heart.
Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art, $29.00 Buy
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Firebox Personalized Socks


For a completely ridiculous but equally awesome personalized gift, UK gift site Firebox has you covered. They've got 32 products you can customize with your face, your sibling's face, perhaps even the family dog's smushed mug.
Firebox Sock Your Pet – Personalised Pet Socks, $24.99 Buy

Silver Dollar Candle Co. Handmade Soy Wax Candle


Handmade, hand-poured, hand-labeled, and made for candle lovers (in Knoxville, Tennessee).
Silver Dollar Candle Co. Personalized 8oz Handmade Candle, $19.95 Buy
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