13 personalized and sentimental gift ideas for everyone on your list

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Personalized and Sentimental gifts are perfect for the holidays.
Personalized and Sentimental gifts are perfect for the holidays.

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The holidays can be stressful, especially when it comes to shopping for gifts. Instead of looking for the "perfect" Christmas gifts for loved ones (gifts for moms, dads and boyfriends can be particularly tricky), I've adopted the strategy of gifting friends and family with something meaningful. 

Not only does it help take the pressure off of holiday shopping, it usually creates the perfect opportunity to give something personalized or sentimental that they may not have bought for themselves. 

To help you get into the holiday spirit, I've gathered some of my favourite personalized gifts for everyone on your shopping list this year.

Timberwood Designs Name Scripts

Timberwood Design Name Scripts
Timberwood Design Name Scripts

This Canadian husband and wife duo create custom name scripts and keepsakes that make the perfect addition to any child's bedroom or nursery. 

From $86 at Timberwood Designs

Shutterfly Custom Gifts

Personalized or Sentimental Gifts 2021: Shutterfly Custom Photo Book.
Shutterfly Custom Photo Book.

Printing your favourite photos is a novelty in the digital world. Shutterfly offers families the chance to create photo books, calendars and puzzles from your favourite family photos for a gift that will be treasured forever. 

From $20 at Shutterfly

CGLR Official Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag

Personalized or Sentimental Gifts 2021: Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag - Etsy
Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag - Etsy

This monogrammed leather toiletry bag is the perfect gift for the guy on the go.

From $57 $190 at Etsy

Letterfest Watercolour Sketch

Letterfest Watercolour Sketch - Etsy
Letterfest Watercolour Sketch - Etsy

Add something sentimental to your walls with a personalized watercolour sketch of your childhood home, the place where you were married or your current abode. 

From $77 $97 at Etsy

SugarTree Gallery Custom Cheese Board

Personalized Cheese Board from SugarTree Gallery.
Personalized Cheese Board from SugarTree Gallery.

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for holiday hosts or a present for a new homeowner, this personalized cheese board makes for a great addition to any serving ware collection. 

from $50 $63 at Etsy

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Dandelion Stitchery Cross-Stitch Pet Portrait

Custom Pet Portrait- Dandelion Stichery
Custom Pet Portrait- Dandelion Stichery

This handmade pet portrait is a gift animal lovers will treasure for years to come. 

From $33 at Etsy

Mejuri Pearl Rectangle Locket Necklace

Pearl Rectangle Locket Necklace - Mejuri.
Pearl Rectangle Locket Necklace - Mejuri.

This modern take on the classic locket is hand-crafted in 18k gold vermeil and mother of pearl. As an added touch, have your loved one's initials monogrammed on this elegant necklace. 

$195 at Mejuri

Busy Puzzle - Personalized Name Puzzle

Busy Puzzle Name Puzzle
Busy Puzzle Name Puzzle

This personalized puzzle is a fun learning tool as well as a precious keepsake. 

DS Gift Studio Personalized Whiskey Set

Personalized Whisky Glass Set - Etsy
Personalized Whisky Glass Set - Etsy

This stylish whiskey set is a great addition to any bar cart or whisky lover. 

$49 $71 at Etsy

Pandora Birthstone Ring

Pandora Birthstone Ring
Pandora Birthstone Ring

Forget the charm bracelet! This year it's all about these delicate birthstone rings hand-finished in sterling silver. 

$50 at Pandora

Country Pallets Handwritten Recipe Sign

Country Pallet Handwritten Recipe Sign - Etsy
Country Pallet Handwritten Recipe Sign - Etsy

Preserve any recipe passed down through generations in this thoughtful and sentimental recipe sign. 

From $65 at Etsy

Fossil Bronson Chronograph Black Eco Leather Watch

Bronson Chronograph Black Eco Leather Watch- Fossil
Bronson Chronograph Black Eco Leather Watch- Fossil

Engrave a special message on the back of this sleek watch for a gift he'll be thankful for time and time again. 

$169 at Fossil

Land's End Women's Cotton Terry Long Spa Bath Robe

Women's Cotton Terry Long Spa Bath Robe - Lands End
Women's Cotton Terry Long Spa Bath Robe - Lands End

Pamper your loved one with this ultra-soft terry robe and add a personal touch by choosing to have their initials monogrammed before you order. 

from $37 $75 at Land's End

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