12 Last Minute Personalized Gifts Because You Waited 'Til The Last Minute

One of the best things about the holidays is how they give us an excuse to go out of our way to show our loved ones how much we care, ideally in the form of a gift they'll adore. Personalized presents are the perfect way to prove that you put time, thought and effort into the gift-giving process, but what if you're a last minute shopper? Are there any personalized gifts you can get made ASAP? Why yes, there are!

While the time has passed for some customized options, it's still not too late to go the monogrammed (or otherwise personalized) route. Whether you're looking for a unique addition to the home or a special item that someone can wear or carry with them, there are a surprising number of items you can get delivered in time for Christmas, but the clock is tick, tick, ticking away!

Spoiler alert: You might have to pay a few extra bucks for shipping on some of these fabulous finds if you want to make the deadline, but it'll all be worth it when your loved one opens that package. Another bonus to personalized gifts? There's no chance of re-gifting! (Or very little, anyway. Some people do have the same name or initials, after all.)

Happy (and speedy) shopping!


For The Mixologist

Hostess Cocktail Shaker ($49 plus $9.50 for engraving, Mark & Graham)

The perfect choice for anyone who likes their drinks "shaken, not stirred," this stainless steel shaker comes in in either a silver, gold, or white gold finish, with either red or white enamel. Order monogrammed items by December 17 (December 20 for rush shipping) and they'll arrive on or before December 22. Phew!


For The Person Hates Wine Rings On Wood Tables

Marble & Copper Monogram Coasters ($25 for a set of 4, Williams Sonoma)

The genius thing about these very useful and very classy coasters? You don't have to wait for them to be monogrammed! Since they only have one letter, just pick the appropriate initial at checkout and they'll be delivered within 4 to 5 business days.


For The Hostess Who's So Over Paper Napkins

Monogrammed Cocktail Napkin Set ($28, Terrain)

Paper napkins are fine for a kid's birthday party, but grown-up affairs call for a more sophisticated solution. Enter these charming linen napkins, which can be at your door in 5 to 7 business days (or even overnight, if you pay for expedited shipping).


For The Trend Setter

Engraved Necklace (from $60, Shutterfly)

A more streamlined, modern take on those name necklaces once made so popular by Carrie Bradshaw, this necklace is available in a rose, gold, or silver finish and can be engraved on both the front and the back. Processing takes between 1 and 3 days, so be sure to choose the "rush" delivery option (3-4 business days) to get it by Christmas.


For The Lazy Sunday Morning Lover

Hotel Piped Trim Robe ($79, Pottery Barn)

The lucky recipient of this fluffy, kimono-style robe will never want to get dressed again. Order by 12 pm on December 17 for delivery on or before December 22.


For The Wallet Resistant

Leather Cardholder ($65, Cuyana)

Anyone who hates carrying around a bulky wallet will put this pretty cardholder to good use. 2-day and overnight shipping is available, but add 3 extra business days for monogramming.


For The Nostalgic Note-Taker

Personalized Stationary ($55, Minted)

A reminder that not all communication has to be digital, this stationary is available in a variety of original designs. Order by noon on December 17 to get it by Friday, December 22 (expedited delivery also available at a higher rate).


For The Golden Girl

Initial Necklace ($23, Etsy)

This delicate necklace is perfect for layering, and the letters are available in various different styles. Takes 4 to 6 days to personalize (or 1 to 2 with expedited shipping); shipping can take from 1 to 5 business days depending on method.


For The Caffeine Junkie

Reusable Glitter Coffee Cup ($10, Etsy)

So much more fun than the average reusable java container, this version is both customized and glittery! Another selling point: It's ready to ship in 1-2 business days.


For The Sentimental Sort

Personalized Photo Ornament ($10, Personalization Mall)

When you get someone a Christmas ornament like this, it's a guarantee they'll remember you fondly for years to come. And it ships in 1-2 days!


For Someone In Need Of A Hook Up

Monogram Hook ($18, Anthropologie)

A much more attractive option than a chair with a bunch of coats thrown on, these initial hooks are a cute way to keep a mud room organized (everybody gets their own hook!) Ships in 1-7 business days depending on method.


For The Bringer Of Bling

Leather Travel Jewelry Case ($20, Pottery Barn)

A chic way to keep accessories contained while on the move, this travel jewelry case will arrive on or before December 22 if you order it by 12 pm on December 17.

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