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Season of Giving: Personalized Gifts to Make the Holidays Special

Personalized gifts are a great way to show that you care. Instead of something generic or store-bought, they’ll serve as one-of-a-kind items that demonstrate your love and affection for the recipient. Here are just a few ideas if you want to do something special with the gifts under this year’s tree.


Jewelry can be engraved with a meaningful message of love and fidelity. Watches can be inscribed with important birthdays or anniversary dates. Cuff links can be monogrammed for elite professionals. There are many ways that you can bring a personal touch to your chosen accessories, so don’t hesitate to look into customization options if you’re thinking about these kinds of gifts for a loved one. You can even engrave old rings if you’re able to sneak them away from their owner.


Mugs are both a fashionable and functional holiday present. For starters, they’re something that people will actually use, so you don’t have to worry about your present going to the back of a drawer and never seeing the light of day. Additionally, if you customize the mug with a sweet message or funny in-joke, the recipient will think of you every time that they prepare their morning coffee.

Picture Frames 

If you want to remind your loved one of the precious memories that you have together, think about customizing a picture frame. You can find them in every size, shape and color that you can imagine, and the customization can range from a simple name to an elaborately scrawled message. In the end, however, remember that the frame is only the window dressing. The true present should be the photo and the love that you used to put it there.


You don’t have to wait until Christmas morning to get into the spirit of giving. If you present your loved one with a holiday stocking, they can hang it right in front of the fireplace and use it as a special decoration through the entire month of December. For bonus points, you can customize it with a Christmas embroidery pattern, name, initials, birthday or a personalized message of love. The important thing is to remember them when choosing.

These are just a few ways that you might customize your Christmas presents. If you’re looking to do something fun and creative with this year’s gifts, it can really help to make them unique. Anyone can buy a mug or picture frame, but it takes true caring to go to the extra effort of personalizing it.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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