Elizabeth Maclennan is a contributing writer at Brides and a freelance prop and craft stylist with a specialty in interiors, crafts, and DIY projects. She's covers gifts, shopping, and commerce content for Brides.
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If you’re looking for a gift that will make a big impression, personalization is the way to go. Inherently one-of-a-kind, a customized gift is a thoughtful way to show the recipient just how much you care. Whether it’s a gift that’s sentimentally symbolic or something useful with their monogram, customization instantly elevates even the most ordinary object from a token trinket to a cherished keepsake.
Whether you're getting a gift for your groom or your maid of honor, or celebrating an engagement or an anniversary, personalized gifts are ideal for all manner of recipients or occasions. From a bespoke photo album for your one-and-only to the monogrammed water bottles for the entire wedding party, there's something for everyone on your list.
The best artwork is often the most personal. So why not turn a favorite photo into a piece of canvas artwork that's worthy of your wall? The museum-quality printing and crisp colors will elevate your everyday photos into something special.
Kingsley Leather Personalized Leather Cuff Links from Etsy
These days, handwritten notes may be hard to come by, but personalized stationery never goes out of style! This colorful notecard set has a contemporary vibe but also shows off a classic sense of etiquette.
Personalized bling is always in fashion, which means she’ll be thrilled to receive this dainty necklace— with her name spelled out in bling! Choose a range of chain lengths and either a sterling, rose, or yellow gold finish.
Who says men don’t appreciate accessories! This gift set includes a silk tie, embroidered pocket square/handkerchief, and cotton socks. With all the accouterment befitting a gentleman, he’ll be looking and feeling dashing and dapper.
Say goodbye to writing names on plastic water bottles in sharpie—here’s a gift everyone from your best man to your flower girl is going to love! This sleek bottle comes in a variety of colors and patterns and— bonus—it can be personalized with a name or initials.
So Good So Wood Personalized Leather Dopp Kit for Men
Lovingly handmade in a small studio using old-school leather working techniques, these Dopp kits are perfect for your guy or groomsmen. They come custom hot-stamped with a name or initial—and they'll only get better with time as the leather ages.
Uncommon Goods Made-To-Order Personalized Song by David Morgan
Having all the feels and wishing you could put those sentiments to music? Well, you don’t have to be a musician to send a personalized song to the one you love. Inspired by your personal anecdotes and stories, artist David Morgan will create a custom tune. It's an unexpected and unique gift that they'll love.
Tote bags are a no-fail gift sure to please even the pickiest of recipients. And these are definitely a win. Made by hand, the bags come in a variety of colorways and are customized with a name in a standout metallic, glitter, or matte font.
The Personalization Lab Store Wedding Picture Frame
With that perfect one-in-a-million moment from your wedding captured on film, you’re going to want a one-of-a-kind frame to show it off in. Customize the frame with your names, wedding date, and viola—an instant keepsake!
A modern take on the classic couples portrait, this bespoke artwork is instantly wall-worthy. Made by artist Jemma Morris using a paper collage technique, the portrait comes as a downloadable file, so it's easy to print and frame to your liking.
Some of our most personal— and brag-worthy—moments are posted on Instagram. Compiling those treasured photos in a book is an excellent way to relive the joyful memories and take the images out of your phone and on to your coffee table to enjoy.