If you’ve already figured out exactly what you’re getting everyone on your list, we salute you. For the rest of you who are surprised that it’s already December and haven’t done a thing, we feel you. But if you think that just because you forgot the holidays are imminent you can’t get people thoughtful gifts that’ll give them all the feels, you are wrong. These 14 gifts are personalized, so your giftee will know you didn’t just grab whatever off any old shelf. Click through to find the perfect item for your loved ones at the perfect price for you.
14 personalized gifts that will make you seem thoughtful, no matter your budget
For the extra special kid on your listJust in case your nephew doesn’t already know you’re his favourite aunt, give him this book starring (who else?): him. His parents will love that you tricked him into reading, and he’ll love seeing his name in print.
Wonderbly Where Are You…? Book, $40 at Wonderbly. Wonderbly
For the pet-obsessed person on your listGot a friend who treats their cat, dog or bird like it’s their child? They obviously need this pillow, featuring none other than their precious pet. It’s a little on the pricey side, but it’ll all be worth it when you see tears form in their eyes as they unwrap it.
Custom Pet Pillows, $193 at UncommonGoods. Uncommon Goods
For your aunt with a fancy coffee tableHelp your favourite aunt and her guests respect that antique wood with these pretty marble coasters, featuring her first (or last) initial in polished brass.
Marble & Brass Monogram Coasters, $45 for a set of four at William Sonoma. Willam Sonoma
For your tough-to-buy-for dadEach pair in this three-pack of luxe argyle socks comes embroidered with a letter of your choice, making them stand out amongst the countless pairs of socks your dad has been gifted over the years. Boring, run of the mill socks these are not, and there’s no way your pops can argue with that.
Nice Laundry Luxe Personal Edition Socks, $60 at Nice Laundry. Nice Laundry
For your grandparents who have been married for 50+ yearsIf you can snap a quick video or make a recording of your grandparents saying something sweet to each other (or if you already have one), you’re in luck. Studio of Sound takes that audio file and prints the sound wave it makes onto a canvas in a colour of your choosing. If you can’t snag a recording, how about a clip of the song they danced to at their wedding? Or a message from you? The options are endless, but no matter what you do, waterworks are guaranteed.
Studio of Sound Sound Wave Art, starting at $41 at Etsy. Studio of Sound
For trend-obsessed teenage sisterIn case you didn’t know, velvet is huge right now. Same goes for hair accessories. Help your little sis stay on-trend (as if she needs help) with one of these super cute hair bow clips, embroidered with one of her initials. All her grade nine pals will lose their minds with jealousy.
Lelet NY Alphabet Embroidered Velvet Hair Clip, $93 at Net-a-Porter. Net-a-Porter
For your cold-footed momWho’s more important or harder to impress come the holidays than your mother? We bet these slippers can do it, since they’re the perfect combination of functional and thoughtful. Their ultra-cozy Sherpa fleece will keep her toes warm all winter, and the little single initial will remind her that you thought ahead (even if you didn’t).
Lands’ End Women’s Sherpa Fleece Clog Slippers, $42 at Lands’ End. Lands' End
For your favourite co-workerShe’s been there for you through all those brutal meetings and extended coffee breaks, and since you constantly call her your work wife on Insta, you should probably get her something extra special. One of these pillows will do the trick, with their pretty hand-painted letters and florals with pops of pink and orange.
Iveta Abolina For Deny Pink Summer Monogram Pillow, $50 at Urban Outfitters. Urban Outfitters
For your very best friendEven if you’ve known someone for what feels like forever, it can still be a struggle to find the right gift with ample meaning. These pretty zodiac rings with white sapphires from Canadian jewelry designer Mejuri are just the ticket. We can’t help you, though, if you don’t know her ring size… or her birthday.
Mejuri Zodiac Ring, $88 at Mejuri. Mejuri
For your other BFFSIf a zodiac ring is a little too pricey (we get it, the holidays can be expensive!), these Fresh 24 hour hydrating lip balms, complete with horoscope sign, might just be a cute alternative.
Fresh Limited Edition Zodiac Sugar Lip Treatment, $33 at Sephora. Fresh
For your hype-beast brotherEven if he already has 20 pairs of kicks in his closet, we bet he doesn’t have a customized pair of Air Force 1s, finished off with his initials. And if he does, get him another pair, because you can choose from basically any colour under the sun, along with the colour combos specific to 30 NBA team’s logos.
Nike Air Force 1 Premium iD Sneakers, $165 at Nike. Nike
For your super stylish cousinOk, so everyone has a phone case. But, chances are, even your cousin who shows up to every family dinner looking like she’s Insta famous (is she Insta famous?), doesn’t have a phone case quite like this. They’re a collaboration between BaubleBar and Off My Case, and you can choose from eight colour combinations with up to 12 characters. She’ll be #obsessed.
Baublebar x Off My Case iPhone Case, $103 at BaubleBar. Bauble Bar
For your boss who has everythingGot one of those impossibly chic bosses who seems like every last one of her belongings is carefully curated? Give her one of these clutches monogrammed with her initials. It’s just the right balance of thoughtful and classic, so you’ll look like you tried, but not too hard.
Leatherology Zip Clutch, $99 at Leatherology. Leatherology
For your super sweet sister-in-lawYour brother married a gem, and she deserves something lovely for putting up with his crap (JK, you love him). Get her one of these charms featuring her initial, and if she doesn’t already have the bracelet to house it, spring for one of those, too.
Pandora Sterling Silver Mesh Bracelet, $75 at Pandora, and Letter Charm, $40 at Pandora. Pandora