Personalized Gift Ideas for the Last-Minute Shopper


Things Remembered Gifts
Everyone has those few people on their list that they leave to the last-minute. And of course, no one wants to look like they’ve literally picked up a last-minute gift – the kind of generic item that feels like it could have been for anyone (or worse, a regift from the back of your closet).

Amazingly enough, if you’re shopping at the 11th hour, you’re not too late to get something totally meant for exactly who you’re shopping for. Things Remembered has an incredible selection of items you can personalize – simply order online and pick up in store in as little as four hours. Plus right now you can buy one gift and get a second one for 75% off (excluding personalization), making it easy to knock a few names off your list in no time. What are you waiting for? Get shopping online with Things Remembered by visiting their Pick Up In Store page! Here are a few of our favorites:

Corkcicle 9 oz Canteen Insulated Metallic Bottle – $20.95

Insulated Bottle Things Remembered
These insulted reusable bottles work for just about everyone on your list. Get one for your gym buddy, your sideline wine-sipping partner in crime, or anyone else on your list that’s always on the go.

Sterling Silver Birthstone Necklace with Free Filigree Heart Box – $60

Sterling Silver Birthstone Necklace
Send your loved one a wish, or tailor this minimalist necklace plate with their name. Whatever your choice, you can make this universally appealing piece of jewelry extra custom by adding in her birthstone.

Stainless Steel Multi Tool Pocket Knife – $36

Pocket Knife
If he’s an outdoorsy fellow or a handyman type, he’ll dig this sturdy stainless steel pocket knife. Loaded with everything from pliers to a bottle opener, you can make this gift feel 100% his by adding his name or a special date.

Dog Food and Water Bowl Set – $50

Dog Bowl
Don’t forget about your precious pooch when thinking one of a kind gifts! This ceramic set of water and food bowls is a great choice to upgrade your pet’s existing eating area, or to bring out to a cottage or summer home.

Luigi Bormioli All Purpose Wine Glass – $10

Wine Glass
A bottle of wine is a classic last-minute gift – and not in a good way. For the same price as a bottle of vino, you can gift someone a lovely wine glass with their name on it, so they’ll always know which drink is theirs.

College Fund Banks – $21.99, regularly $32

Things Remembered College Fund
If your friends or family members are insisting their little one doesn’t need yet another toy, give them the gift of a brighter future instead. Pick up a wooden ‘college fund’ money box, add a few bills, and tailor your gift by adding a child’s name or dream job for a present that’ll pay dividends down the road.

Metallic Beer Mug – $19.99, regularly $25

Things Remembered Metallic Mug
If he can’t be fussed to give you an idea of what he wants for Christmas, give him something he’ll actually use, like a six-pack of his favorite beer. To class things up a bit, add in a metallic custom beer stein so he can imbibe like a king.

Beveled Acacia Wood Cutting Boards – From $16

Things Remembered Cutting Board
If you’re worried about your gift not going to good use, opt for a practical choice like a wood cutting and serving board. Ideal for cheese spreads or day-to-day cooking, this is an especially sweet gift to commemorate a happy couple’s first home or anniversary.

Rose Gold Multiple Tiered Cuff – $40

Things Remembered Tiered Cuff
The art of accessory layering is tough to master, unless of course, you’ve got an amazing cuff that mimics the look of multiple bangles. Available in both silver and rose gold, this delicate cuff features a customizable charm where you can add a message of love, her name, or her birthdate.

Melissa and Doug Learn-to-Play Xylophone – $20

Things Remembered Xylophone
Forget the bells and whistles of those electronic toys they won’t use past New Year’s Day. Melissa and Doug’s classic toys are a solid alternative, particularly when you add in an educational element (learn to play music!) and a child’s name to give this gift a personal spin.

Small Lacquer Keepsake Boxes – $12.50, regularly $25

Things Remembered Keepsake Box
Add a pop of color to her dresser or vanity with these luxe-looking little boxes. The golden plate on top is screaming for her custom monogram or a sweet note. Make things extra special by housing a gift card, cash, or a piece of jewelry inside.

Antique White Heart Throw – $30

Things Remembered Heart Throw
Give the gift of warmth, comfort, and love this holiday season with a cuddly cotton throw blanket. A loving embroidered message makes this blanket an heirloom worth treasuring well past Christmas morning.

Jim Shore Mickey and Minnie Mistletoe Snow Globe – $59.99, regularly $75

Things Remembered Snow Globe
A Christmas-themed gift is always an apt choice when looking for last-minute gift-giving inspiration. If you’ve got a Disney fan on your list, they’ll be ultra won over by this Mickey and Minnie-themed snow globe they can pull out for holiday seasons for years to come.

Kids Porcelain Tea Set with Carry Case – $60

Things Remembered Tea Set
How sweet is this? Now you can host a classic tea party with your little one. Kids love to see their name on something, and this petite case is loaded with all the gear they’ll need to sip ‘tea’ with you and their favorite toys or friends.

Leather Tote – $105

Things Remembered Leather Tote
Every woman can always use another purse in her life – and a timeless tote is a perfectly fashionable pick. Available in three colors (including a festive cranberry hue), you can even tailor this chic bag with a little nameplate.

Couples Cuff ID Bracelet Set – $60

Things Remembered Couples Cuff
One gift, two people – what’s not to love? Whether you’re picking this up for your partner or gifting these simple unisex bracelets to a happy couple, this is an elegant choice that features engravings on the inside and outside.

Gold Pineapple Bottle Opener – $16

Things Remembered Pineapple Bottle Opener
You can even get a perfect last-minute hostess or houseguest gift at Things Remembered. The kitschy pineapple shape of this bottle opener is a welcome addition to any host’s bar cart, plus it can be yours for around $30 including customization.


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