If your usual holiday shopping involves hours of meandering throughout stores in search of the perfect gift, this year probably looks a bit different. The safer option this time around is to stay home and shop from the comfort of your couch, a trend that experts are forecasting will lead to a 33 percent rise in online shopping during the 2020 holiday season. Luckily, digital doesn't have to mean impersonal. There are tons of great gifts you can get online—and many of have that custom touch you're looking for. That's why we've rounded up all the best personalized gifts Amazon has to offer. From their name in lights to the very best custom bedtime book for kids, you're sure to find something unique for everyone on your list. And for more great gift ideas, check out these 50 Amazing Gifts for People Who Have Everything.
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This phone docking station and organizer
Even the man who has everything needs somewhere to put it all. Help the guy in your life declutter his desk with this handy phone docking station and organizer. It has a designated space for each of his essentials: phone, keys, wallet, watch, pens, and more. Simply enter a name to have it engraved into the wood, nestled within his initial.
$49 at Amazon
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This suspended flower lamp
This romantic floral lamp uses resin to suspend beautiful dried flowers in the letters of the name of your choice. The letters sit atop a wooden base and are illuminated with LED lights from below, giving off an ambient glow that evokes an enchanted forest.
$45 at Amazon
This personalized children's book
Looking for a perfectly personalized gift for the kid in your life? This sweet bedtime book incorporates their name into every two-page spread, both in the text and illustrations. Customers gush over the rich, colorful artwork, the quality of the story, and the option to add a personalized message to the recipient on the title page.
$40 at Amazon
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This custom pet portrait
Honor their favorite four-legged friend with a custom portrait of their pet. Choose from two renaissance styles of dress for a hilariously formal rendition of their regal beagle. Simply follow the image guidelines, and you'll receive a canvas print of the animal's portrait in the style of an oil painting.
$60 at Amazon
This leather dog collar
Don't forget to give your own pet a present this holiday season! These engraved leather dog collars come in a rainbow of color choices and allow you to feature their name, your phone number, or other text of your choice. For no additional cost, you can add an adorable heart, bone, or paw design.
$13 at Amazon
And to find the perfect present on a budget, check out these 20 Genius Gifts Under $20 for Anyone on Your List.
These DIY gift vouchers
Many people prefer gifts of experience over trinkets, but without the right preparation, this type of gift can appear hurried and last-minute. These customizable DIY gift vouchers make it clear that you've considered the gift ahead of time—whether you're giving breakfast in bed, a home improvement project, or an outing to a destination of their choice.
$10 at Amazon
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This hand embosser
While it may seem like a bit of a relic, a custom hand embosser is a surprisingly intimate gift. It can transform a book collection into a true personal library, give their handwritten letters an extra personal touch, or enhance baking or crafting projects. This is an especially thoughtful gift for the friend that's always lending out books and only sometimes getting them back!
$22 at Amazon
These cute message in a bottle capsules
A different take on the message in a bottle concept, these cute capsules hold tiny scrolls that are perfect for your personalized messages. Write notes or compliments for your favorite person to open whenever they need a dose of your love.
$13 at Amazon
This leather toiletry bag
This handsome leather toiletry bag is perfect for anyone who takes grooming seriously. It's handcrafted from genuine full-grain leather and can be customized with one of nine monogramming options. Available in the colors caramel, chocolate, and black, your recipient will finally have a means of storing their shower and shaving essentials that's as stylish as they are.
$60 at Amazon
This cute passport case
Even if they haven't travelled much this year, this passport case makes a perfect gift for the globetrotter in your life. Choose one of their favorite vacation photos (you can easily nab one from social media) to be printed directly on the case with the text of your choice. Handcrafted using premium leather, this gift keeps their passport and travel documents safe—and looks good doing it.
$20 at Amazon
This toddler puzzle
This flat wooden toddler puzzle from Fat Brain Toys is a fun and colorful way for any child to learn to spell their name. The puzzles are custom cut to order so they can accommodate any spelling up to nine characters. When the child outgrows the puzzle, you can glue the colorful pieces in to use as a wall decoration for their room!
$27 at Amazon
These custom face socks
This holiday season, get them a gift that'll make them smile: a pair of crew socks printed with their own portrait, a picture of their pet, or their favorite image. Simply send a picture off, and the company will crop it for you and create your custom pattern. Customers praise the crisp picture quality and say that these socks are soft, stretchy, and thick, unlike those of many competitors who skimp on fabric quality for similar novelty products.
$13 and up at Amazon
This initial jewelry tray
Simple and elegant, this ceramic jewelry tray looks more like something you'd find at Anthropologie than you'd find on the same website you order your paper towels from. The gold metallic trim keeps it festive for the holidays, and the personalized initial makes it clear that you've put in some forethought.
$14 at Amazon
This handsome decanter
For the friend or family member who takes their libations seriously—especially whiskey or vodka aficionados—this sturdy glass decanter is sure to become their new bar centerpiece. Made in Italy and etched with your choice of monogram right here in the U.S., you're getting beautiful barware on a budget. You can even choose from nine design options to put your own spin on things.
$40 at Amazon
This sturdy cutting board
A popular gift choice for weddings and housewarmings, this custom cutting board can also make a perfect holiday offering. Chances are your friends and family are cooking more at home these days, meaning upgraded kitchen tools will be that much more appreciated. And, when it's finally safe to entertain again, they'll be proud to show off this walnut wood display piece.
$35 at Amazon
This reversible sequin pillow cover
With reversible sequin fabric, this cleverly designed pillow case lets you showcase their favorite photo, their name, or a secret message from you to them. Run your fingers across the fabric and the image disappears behind solid colored sequins. It's perfect for a kids' room, or for anyone who likes a bit of bling.
$30 at Amazon
This fill-in-the-blank book
Let your bestie, parent, partner, or child know exactly how you feel about them with this miniature fill-in-the-blank book. Simply complete each of the prompts with the details that make your relationship one worth celebrating, from your favorite memories together to the best inside jokes. As the sellers suggest, make it as sly, silly, or sweet as you want!
$10 at Amazon
This minimalist ornament for couples
This sweet and simple ceramic ornament stands out from the crowd for its elegant, minimalist design. With a cute, stylized font and a black and white Christmas tree motif, they're sure to love this custom holiday decoration for years to come.
$17 at Amazon
This neon light sign
Transform their favorite room with this custom LED neon sign. Immortalize their favorite saying, send a message, or put their name in lights—all while adding a cool, modern touch to their home.
$121 at Amazon
This wooden night light
For another take on custom lighting, have their name engraved in this cute wooden LED night light. With a wall-mounted design, you can have any name up to 10 characters cut directly into their first or last initial. With a soft glow, it's perfect as a night light for a child's bedroom.
$31 at Amazon
And for more great gifts that won't bust your budget, check out The 50 Best Amazon Gifts Under $50.