Holiday Gift Guide: Best Personalized Gifts

'Tis the season to be jolly! 

Mostly because we get to receive and give gifts! #AmIRight? Okay, maybe also because we get to spend quality time with loved ones, too.

But we all know finding the right gifts can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. So, below, I've put together a gift guide featuring the best monogrammed and personalized gifts that'll make that special someone feel extra special.

A Customized Market Bag

I recently came across these re-useable "Your City" market bags and I think they are so useful! They look awesome, too, so I think they would make great gifts. This bag is known to have cities written on them, so pick a city that means something special to the person!

I was very lucky to receive one bag from Apolis with my blog name "Happily Ever Style" written on it! Obviously, I don't go to the markets without it now.

Photo taken by  Ashley Gallerani .

Photo taken by Ashley Gallerani.

An Engraved Bracelet

I previously mentioned how a good bracelet can make my day, hence why I think no one can ever have one too many bracelets. Especially when they're personalized!

Instead of engraving the person's name on the bracelet, you can also consider doing a birth date, birthplace, or maybe the name of someone that means a lot to the person you're gifting. The bracelet I got from Monica Vinader says "Since 1986" on it, the year I was born (and you now know how old I am).

It says "Since 1986" on my bracelet; photo taken by  Ashley Gallerani .

It says "Since 1986" on my bracelet; photo taken by Ashley Gallerani.

A Monogrammed Travel Jewelry Case

For those often or always on-the-go, customize a jewelry case from Cuyana for them!

I love Cuyana because the designs are simple and the quality of the leather used for bags is high. This jewelry case is one of my favorite items; it is a perfect size to travel with and I love that the interior is made of soft felt to protect the content.

A Customized Illustration

The year my closest girlfriends and I turned 30, I sent photos of the 5 of us to a talented artist to get the photo illustrated. I printed 5 copies so we would each have one. One of my girlfriends said it was one of the most special gifts she's ever received!

Whether is it a family portrait or a wedding photo, I think having an image illustrated just makes it a lot more unique. With the jpg file of the illustration, you can easily use it to make a phone case, too!

An illustration of my girlfriends and I by  Candace Skaggs Illustration .

An illustration of my girlfriends and I by Candace Skaggs Illustration.

I hope you find this gift guide useful! Thank you for reading!



Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

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