Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Best Personalized Gifts

How to Be More Thoughtful this Holiday Season for Anyone on Your List

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In a day when just about anyone can get nearly anything just from whispering a wish into their smart speaker, it’s the thoughtfulness of gift-giving that counts. At Keepster, we know that gifts of the heart are at the heart of the holidays, so we’ve assembled a list of our favorite personalized gifts to give during the holiday season. This year, think ahead and add a touch of personalization for a custom gift that is anything but basic.


Why Give A Personalized Gift?

Here are some of the truths on why a personalized gift is a gift with meaning. 


Personal Connection

The most important reason why people choose personal gifts during the holiday season is because it allows for the connection between the giver and the receiver to remain strong. Think of someone close to you who you’d like to give a gift. What personal messages could you share with them that will make them feel your sincerity? What are their interests? These questions are important in helping you create a great meaningful personalized gift.


The “Thinking of You” Courtesy

When we get gifts that we don’t like or give to someone else when feeling rushed we always have to think about the saying “it’s the thought that counts”. This saying is even more true with a personalized gift. Putting thought into something meaningful is the best way to show someone you love them and that you took the time to think about what they would truly appreciate and cherish over time.

Take a look at our holiday guide to help you craft the perfect “thinking of you” gift. Don’t get stumped on what to buy this holiday season.



Our Top 10 Best Personalized Gifts for 2022

#1 Keepster’s Custom Books are the Perfect Personalized Holiday Gift 

Nothing beats a personalized gift like sharing the best messages between you and your loved one. Use archived personal text messages from loved ones to create a memorable custom book with Keepster. There is nothing more personal than the conversations that you have with those you hold most dear.  Take a look at this article on “how to create your first Keepster book”.  

Imagine the look of delight from your spouse when you give them a special book of your most cherished moments or the look of glee when grandma gets her own personalized baby book from the first year of your new arrival.  There are so many ways you can tell a personalized story through your text messages and photos, the only limit is your imagination.  


#2 Custom Bookmarks

If you have a book lover in your life, or even if you just want to make a special passage of your new personalized Keepster book stand out, you can make a custom bookmark and personalize it.  Something about a special bookmark makes opening up your book even more magical. 


#3 Custom Phone Cases

Ever have that moment when you grab your friend's or spouse's phone because you have the same make, model, and transparent case?  Personalized cases that have a custom photo, message, and meaning can make sure your phone is unmistakably personalized. 


#4 Horoscope-Inspired Gifts

If you’re trying to give someone a custom gift and they are at all mystical or fascinated by the occult, think about giving them a custom horoscope-themed gift.  Whether you pick out crystals that match their birth sign or order them their first true birth chart reading, you can help them connect to something that is uniquely suited just for them. 


#5 Personalized Stationery

From monograms to a custom quote, you can personalize stationery in so many ways. This is perfect when you want to send a message that isn’t a standard text, a hand-delivered note with some extra flair that will make your communication unforgettable. 


#6 Monogrammed Towels

There is nothing more classic than monogrammed towels.  Whether they are custom tea towels for keeping the kitchen tidy or large towels to wrap you up coming out of the shower, there’s something timeless about a monogrammed or embroidered towel.  


#7 Personalized Stockings

During the holiday season consider a personalized stocking.  These will delight the recipient year after year as they hang it on the mantle and then again when they are unpacking their haul of loot on Christmas morning.  This is a particularly great gift from a grandparent to a grandchild. 


#8 Personalized Ornaments

Personalized ornaments are a popular gift for the holidays and can act as a mini-time-capsule.  Some gifting pros hand out custom ornaments year after year to help memorialize the special occasion and create a timeline of memories that hang upon the Christmas tree.  There are all kinds of beautiful, funny, and inspirational ideas on Pinterest for creating your own personalized ornaments this year. 


#9 Personalized Coffee Mugs

Nothing is more comforting in the cold of winter than a warm mug of coffee, tea, or hot cocoa.  A custom mug is a gift that your recipient will grab daily and cherish the memory of the gift giver.  Make it custom with a special quote or photo that will ensure that the heart is warm even when the kettle is still just getting on the stove.  


#10 Personalized Jewelry 

Personalized jewelry can be an excellent gift idea.  Ideas that are common include a birthstone-inspired piece, a charm for a charm bracelet, or a classy single-letter gold necklace. Guys enjoy personalized jewelry, too.  Consider a leather wrap bracelet or wallet stamped with his initials.



We’ve given you our round-up of our favorite modern and classic personalized gifts for the 2022 holiday season. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to put your heart and thoughtfulness into your gift-giving and do something special that stands out.  

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