As the Christmas season quickly approaches, we start thinking about the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. We browse gift guides and advertisements for inspiration and search shopping malls and websites for something that will catch our eye.  We want something personal, showing we put thought and effort into the gift – something extraordinary!

The best way to do this is through a personalised gift. Personalised gifts show how much you care and make it very obvious it wasn’t a last-minute thought.  If you’re looking for a personalised Christmas gift, here are the 14 best personalised gifts for Christmas 2021!


Personalised Cheeseboard

Perfect for cheese and charcuterie lovers, a personalized cheeseboard is a thoughtful and beautiful gift. A round, wooden cheeseboard with personal engravement with a family surname or greeting makes for a great gift!

Add a bottle of their favourite wine and you just might have the perfect personalized Christmas gift.


Christmas Hamper

Christmas hampers are amazing gifts – it’s really like several gifts in one! If you want your loved one to feel extra spoiled this holiday season, a personalized Christmas hamper will do it.

A hamper full of delicious treats like nuts, chocolates and wine is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face!


Chocolate Crate

We all have a chocolate-lover in our lives.  These people really can’t get enough, so a crate of delicious Christmas sweets will be sure to put a smile on their face.  As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, the Hamperlicious Personalised Joy Chocolate Crate is at the top of my wish list!

A beautiful pine crate full of all the chocolate favourites including Lindt and Cadbury, is sure to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.


Personalised Christmas Bell Doormat

A personalised doormat is a great way to get creative. A popular choice for personalization is a family surname or greeting, but don’t hold back – you can personalize it with a favourite saying, joke, or quote from a favourite TV show or movie. Think about the person you are buying for and what they would like on a doormat.


Personalised Christmas Decorations

Personalised Christmas decorations will be brought out every year and each time it is hung on the tree, your loved one will think of you. You can personalize Christmas ornaments and decorations with pictures, names and Christmas wishes.  There are decorative tiles, cushions, baubles or tree ornaments available.


Picnic Basket

A luxurious picnic basket is a beautiful gift on its own – adding personalization with a custom tag makes it that much more special. A quality picnic basket with plates, cutlery and cups will make picnicking an absolute dream. You can also include some wine and chocolate for that special added touch!


Personalised Photo Coffee Mug

Avid coffee and tea drinkers often have their favourite mugs; those that are off limits to others.  Why not add to their collection with a personalized coffee mug?  They’ll no longer have to worry about anyone taking their mug next time they go to grab a cup.


Personalised Cooking Dish

If you are looking for the right gift for the chef in your life, cookware is an excellent option.  Those who love to cook can never enough cooking dishes or utensils.  A personalized cooking dish can include a family surname, so it reads “homemade by” and you just add the name!


Personalised Fridge Magnets

Personalised magnets with your favourite photographs are a phenomenal way of sharing beautiful memories. You can choose a variety of different photos or select photos from a specific event like a wedding or vacation, turning them into eye-catching polaroid magnets.

This Christmas gift makes it clear that you spent time and effort when picking out this Christmas gift and truly care for the recipient and your relationship.


Personalised Chopping Board

You don’t need to be a Master Chef to use a chopping board.  It’s one of those things almost everyone has in their kitchen and that is used frequently.  With a personalized chopping board, you can turn the ordinary into extraordinary!
Available in glass or wood, you can personalize a chopping board with a name and Christmas greeting.


Personalised Photo Frame

Years ago, we had to print photos to see them! Today we take a picture on our phone or post one on social media and then tend to forget about them.  Printing a meaningful photo and placing it in a personalized frame is a beautiful gesture that is sure to be appreciated by the recipient.  Every time they look at the photo, they will think of you and reminisce about the memories in the photo.


Personalised coasters

Personalized coasters make a great gift and conversation starter! You can have your favourite picture of you and your loved one turned into beautiful coasters to sit on your coffee table. Your coaster can have a festive influence or a more neutral look to be used year-round.

Personalised coasters are functional art and make a great personalised Christmas gift!


Personalised Photo Cushion

So many people love decorating their home for the Christmas season and there are no limits to the decorations. A cozy cushion with a fun family photo is a great family gift or a gift for your group of friends.


Personalised Wine

For this gift you aren’t necessarily personalizing the wine but the elegant box it comes in. This provides a much more personalized touch when giving wine as a Christmas gift. There are various styles of boxes to and these beautiful boxes can all be reused or kept to store special bottles of wine in.

Craig Sandeman

Craig Sandeman is South Africa’s go-to guru for all things gift-giving, blending psychology and cultural insights to curate perfect presents. A Cape Town native with a global perspective, he’s renowned for his blog, workshops, and media features that delve into the art and science of thoughtful gifting. If you’re ever stumped on finding the ideal gift, Craig’s expert advice is your ticket to gifting success.

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