Buying the perfect gift for your friends can be like finding a needle in a haystack. You want to buy them something that shows you care and that you know will fit into their lifestyle. Personalized gifts are something people usually wouldn’t buy themselves, but it makes the item unique to them. It literally makes it their own. Personalized gifts also show that you put some long-term thought into your choice and didn’t just buy something at the last minute. We’re rounding up five personalized gifts that will level up your birthday present game.
Your handbag is something you carry with you every day. It has your life in it. You can give your friend a personalised handbag, choosing everything from the colour of the bag to the font of the initials. Lily and Bean offer hand-painted totes and accessories, with several silhouettes that are inspired by luxury handbags. If you know a frequent flyer, you can even splurge and get them the matching luggage set as well.
Another personalised bag company that you shop from is Paravel. For every order you place, they plant one tree to help support the planet. Not only are you levelling up your gift giving, but you’re also helping the planet. These eco-friendly pieces are easy to personalise and fit any lifestyle. Their makeup bags are a best-seller and perfect for sitting on your friend’s vanity or going in their cabin luggage. If you have a friend who cares about the environment and sustainable fashion, Paravel is exactly where you should buy their Birthday gift from.
Ray Ban sunglasses are always a best-seller around the holiday season, and everyone wants to have at least one pair in their collection. Ray Ban now allows you to personalise their frames by customising the lenses and engraving a name onto the frame. Customised sunglasses are something most of us wouldn’t splurge on, which makes them the perfect birthday gift for any fashionista.
Do you want a more affordable gift option? Papier allows you to customise everything from journal to notecards. They are a thoughtful gift you can give to anyone for any occasion. They have dozens of styles that you can choose from. Customised paper goods are something that most of us don’t buy ourselves, but they’re one of the most practical gifts you can give to someone. The notecard set is a great idea for an engagement gift or for someone’s birthday right after getting married or starting a new job.
Do you know someone with a love of champagne? Instead of picking them up a bottle from your local store, give them the gift of a personalised bottle. Moet & Chandon allows you to customise the box for their signature champagnes. Not only does your friend get to indulge in several glasses of champagne, but they also get a beautiful keepsake. This personalised gift is perfect for anyone who has a bar cart or likes to show off their champagne collection.
Natalya was born in Moscow. She later worked for top marketing agencies and tech companies in the U.S. She now lives in Paris.