9 personalised gifts you can still order before Christmas

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Personalised gifts you can still order before Christmas
Personalised gifts you can still order before Christmas

There's something special about receiving a gift that's been personalised especially for you; with all the thought and planning that goes into them, you can't help but feel touched.

However, with Christmas only two and a half weeks away, time is quickly running out to get your personalised shopping sorted, so here we've rounded up eight of the best gifts that you can still order in time for the holidays.

Cheese board

Charcuterie boards are all the rage at the moment, and if you want a cheesy gift for someone who loves to graze all day, this personalised board is perfect.

The $130 board from Melbourne-based brand Yellow Octopus is a great size for entertaining and has a lovely contrasting wood detail below the text.

Check the standard and express shipping Christmas cut offs here and make sure to allow an extra two days for personalisation.

cheese board
A cheese-lover will make good use of this personalised board. Photo: Yellow Octopus

Laptop case

Make being back in the office that little bit more stylish with a monogrammed laptop case.

For something classic, tde does a simple black case is saffiano leather that you can customise with a monogram or a name in a few different fonts.

Prices start at $150 and there are also matching message pads, mouse pads and pencil cases so you can deck out your whole space.

Orders need to be in by December 15 for delivery before Christmas.

monogrammed laptop case
This monogrammed laptop case is a great work accessory. Photo: tde

Personalised coloured bag and strap for the Nikon Z fc camera

If your photography skills are on point but you're looking for a chic personalised strap and bag for your camera, then look no further.

The Daily Edited have just collaborated with Nikon to create the ultimate luxury present this Christmas.

This line of limited-edition accessories includes a stunning coral pink, mint green and sand beige personalised coloured bag and strap perfect for the Nikon Z fc camera.

The Daily Edited Nikon strap and bag
The Daily Edited have just collaborated with Nikon to create the ultimate luxury present this Christmas.. Photo: The Daily Edited

Luggage

Now that holidays are back on the agenda, they can travel in style with a personalised suitcase.

Zazzel has a wide range of customisable luggage that’s currently 15 percent off and includes plenty of options that won’t be missed on the airport baggage carousel.

This Harry Potter themed design is covered in Hedwigs and Gryffindor scarves, while this monogrammed case is all business.

July also does personalised suitcases and weekender bags although its options are more pared back and only include initials or a name.

personalised suitcase
Make travel fun with a personalised case. Photo: Zazzle

Letter jewellery

If you’ve left gifting to the last minute but are still keen on something personalised, initial jewellery is a great option.

You can go for their own initial or that of a loved one that they can wear close to their heart in a pretty gold necklace like this $159 one from Avant Studio.

New mums might like the initial of their baby alla Meghan Markle who wore a little gold ‘A’ necklace after the birth of son Archie.

Back when she and Prince Harry were still dating, the former Duchess of Sussex was also seen out and about wearing a ring with the letter ‘H’, so you can consider initialed jewellery as royally approved.

The initial necklaces from Avant Studio can be ordered through The Iconic which has a pretty tight turn around for shipping but check your address here to make sure you can get it in time for Christmas.

An initial charm necklace
An initial charm necklace is a lovely personalised gift. Photo: The Iconic

Children’s books

Clothes and books are always a safe gift for kids as they’re always growing out of the ones they already have.

A personalised book is extra fun and lets kids see themselves as the protagonist of the adventure. You can weave their name into the story and design the main character to look just like them.

Wonderbly has customisable children’s books for kids aged 0 to 12 starting at $50 each. Order before December 14 to get it in time for Christmas.

Cricut

This gift is more about personalising than being personalised itself. A Cricut is a precision cutting machine that lets you personalise just about anything from clothes to cards, wall decals and drink bottles.

pantry labels and a Cricut Joy
The labels on these jars have been made with the Cricut Joy. Photo: Cricut

It’s a great gift for someone creative - or for yourself if you want to give your loved ones DIY personalised gifts - but the Cricut really comes into its own for event planning as you can use it to create custom invites, welcome signs, seating charts, coasters, goodie bags, cake toppers and even a paper flower wall.

Cricut machines come in three different sizes, the entry level Joy which is great for mini projects, or the bigger Explore Air and Maker models. Kogan is currently selling the Maker for $537 instead of the usual $649 with free shipping. ​​

a cake topper, vinyl labels for magnetic photo frames, monogrammed kids jumpers
Some easy things you can make with a Cricut (clockwise L-R) a cake topper, vinyl labels for magnetic photo frames, monogrammed kids jumpers. Photo: Yahoo Lifestyle

Phone case

It goes literally everywhere with you so why not jazz up their phone with a special, personalised case?

Adding a name or monogram always looks nice, but Casetify also has a cool function that lets you upload photos and create a collage that’s then printed onto a phone case.

personalised smartphone
Make a collage of your favourite thing for your smartphone. Photo: Casetify

So if they have a favourite person, pet or thing, they can carry them around wherever you go - or you could give the gift of your own smiling face to someone special.

These guys are international however, so you’ll need to order your personalised case before Thursday December 9 with express shipping to get it in time for Christmas.

For something more local, tde does phone cases personalised with names or initials with prices starting from $50 for the simplest monogrammed case, and this week there’s 25 percent off with the code ‘TDETECH’.

Casetify phone cases
Casetify also does phone cases personalised with a name in loads of different styles. Photo: Casetify

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Drink bottle

Save single use plastic and look cool at the same time with this personalised reusable drink bottle from July.

These sleek-looking insulated steel bottles come in black, navy, pink or pink and you can choose to add a name in one of ten different fonts.

They’re priced at $45 each with free customisation and free express shipping at the moment, however you need to order before December 8 to get it personalised by Christmas.

personalised drink bottles
Who doesn't need a personalised drink bottle? These are only $45 from Melbourne brand July. Photo: July

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