Six Personalised Gifts for the Person You Want to Go that Extra Mile for this Christmas
Show them you care with a gift that has their name on it — literally.
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Let's face it, gift giving is hard. Some people are crazy good at it and others, not so much. But wherever you fall on the spectrum, one thing we can all agree on is that personalised gifts always go down a treat. They are thoughtful, functional and oh so beautiful, making them ideal for a special someone who made your year better.
This could be the friend who was your rock during lockdowns, the family member you haven't seen all year or maybe it's the partner who gets you knockout gifts every single Christmas. Yes, something customised will take a bit more planning, but that's kinda the point — you want a gift that show's you went that extra mile, because they're worth it.
TAILORED SPIRITS FROM ARCHIE ROSE
Award-winning Sydney distillery Archie Rose takes personalisation to a whole new level with its Tailored Spirits range, which allows you to craft the perfect nip for your fave vodka, gin or cocktail drinker. Not only can you customise the label for your lucky giftee, but you also get to decide on the tipple's botanicals and the potency of each ingredient to completely suit their taste.
Once you decide on the label design and flavours via the user-friendly interface, the team will start blending the individually distilled botanicals into a beautifully designed bottle before sending it on its way. The hardest part of the whole process will be not spilling the beans on what you got them.
FRAGRANCE DISCOVERY SET FROM LE LABO
There are few things more personal than a scent. So, when it comes to gifting, getting it wrong is a big no-no — but no pressure or anything. Le Labo is known for its fine, hand-blended fragrances, which can also come with custom-printed labels and engravings.
Can't narrow it down to just one? The Discovery Set features the brand's entire classic range in a 17-strong sample box, so there's bound to be at least a couple of scents they'll like. Once they decide on which one tickles their fancy, there's a gift voucher for them to purchase a 100ml bottle of their new chosen scent.
PERSONALISED NOTEBOOK FROM PAPIER
Got a special someone who likes jotting down their thoughts and feelings? Perhaps they're planning on doing a course next year which requires journaling or maybe they're one of those people who just loves making to-do lists (we've all got one).
Whatever their needs, Papier's gorgeous stationery designs are made even more unique with the ability to customise them with whatever text you like. Add your giftee's name to the front of their new notebook, or include a funny quote you know they'll appreciate on a 2022 planner.
BESPOKE PHONE CASE FROM THE DAILY EDITED
Whether your gift receiver is a serial selfie taker, a tech-thusiast or a butterfingers who perpetually has cracks in their phone screen, having a nice phone case is an essential accessory. Connoisseurs of all things personalised, The Daily Edited makes a range of bespoke phone cases that suit just about any aesthetic, from eye-catching patterns comprising their initials to designs that showcase their pride. All you have to do is (subtly) find out what kind of phone they have, take a guess at what colour will suit their style and wait for The Daily Edited to weave its magic.
PERSONALISED GOLF GOLVES FROM MR GOLF
Know someone who has gotten really into golf in the past couple of years? This is the pressie for them. Made from premium Cabretta leather, these sturdy gloves from Mr Golf can be customised with your favourite golfer's initials — so even if they've spent the day hacking up the green, they can still feel like a pro. As well as a range of colours, you can also pick on which hand to stamp their initials depending on whether they're left-handed or right-handed. They might not make them any better at golf, but at least they'll look good.
CUSTOM LUGGAGE BY JULY
While we're all itching to get on a plane, some of us already have one foot out the door — and for these people, nothing says bon voyage better than a personalised trunk. July makes a range of beautiful and customisable suitcases, including trunks, backpacks, carryalls and accessories. But to go the extra mile, gift them a polished, hard-shell suitcase with a classic design and old-school latches.
Customisation goes further here with ultra-cool fonts (or emojis) which are guaranteed to never rub off. The biggest upside of a personalised trunk? There's no chance of accidentally picking up someone else's bag on the airport carousel.
Give someone a gift that's truly theirs this Christmas with Archie Rose Tailored Spirits. For more information, head to the website.
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Published on December 01, 2021 by Cailin Sheppard