The best personalised gifts for Christmas 2022
Personalisation can turn an ordinary gift into something really special. If you’re watching the pennies this year, or opting for more sustainable edible gifts: whatever your budget, we’ve scoured the net for the finest food and drink-related presents that can be emblazoned with the recipient’s name. From Nando’s sauce, to mezcal or Veuve Cliquot, there is something for everyone.
Give your friends and family something extra thoughtful for Christmas 2022. We’ve seen something that has their name written all over it…
In a world where chocolate bars are getting teenier and tinier with every passing day, it’s refreshing to know that you can still buy a giant 1kg monster of a bar for your nearest and dearest at Christmas. These from Selfridge’s are frankly gorgeous, displaying the famous shop front on the bar itself, and emblazoned with your loved ones name or a message of your choice on the packaging. Got to be done… Available from Selfridges (£24.99).
Masons of Yorkshire gin
Masons of Yorkshire have won awards for their gin and a personalised bottle of it makes a marvellous gift for a friend or loved one. Otp for their pink grapefruit and cucumber version if your friend likes their gin citrussy, or the popular pear and pink peppercorn version for something particularly unique. Available from Masons of Yorkshire (£39.90).
Do your bit to rid a friend of single use plastic with one of Chilly’s bottles – which come in a vast array of colours and can be personalised with someone’s name or a special message. These bottles make light work of keeping drinks cool on the move, and are a pleasure to drink from. Available in 260ml bottles from Chilly’s (£25).
Made from 100% agave, The Lost Explorer mezcal is produced in Valles Centrales, Oaxaca in Mexico. There are three impressive mezcals in the range, and each one can now be personalised making for a special gift for agave drink lovers. Personalisation is £7 extra on top of the cost of the bottle, order from The Lost Explorer Website.
Know someone who’s nuts for Toblerone? Don’t we all! Produced in Bern, Switzerland, since 1908 (!) this milk chocolate and nougat bar is famously shaped to resemble the Matterhorn mountain range. Packaged in the well-known vintage packaging, it’s waiting for you to adorn it with your recipient’s name. Available from Selfridge’s (£14.99).
Marmite lovers know that it’s so much more than just a toast topper – as it features in so many recipes, from our Marmite mac ‘n’ cheese, to the secret ingredient in many a pie or soup. This Christmas Marmite jar can be personalised with your giftee’s name – making it official they don’t have to share it. The jar comes packaged in a lovely box, ready for gifting. Available from Marmite (£10.29).
Attention all fans of fizz. We felt it our responsibility to let you know about the personalised Veuve Cliquot bottles this festive season. When it comes to flavour, Veuve Cliquot champagne is a winner every time – so when it’s packed into a personalised arrow shaped tin, customised with a name or message, it’s a nigh on unbeatable gift. Ice bucket at the ready. Available from Clos 19 (£62).
If there’s one household item we all use every single day, it’s a mug. For coffee or tea lovers alike, Cornishware’s collection of mugs, bowls, jugs and teapots can now be personalised from £6.00 (plus cost of original ceramic). Each is made to order and delivered to your door in a beautiful stripy gift box. Available from Cornishware, from £15 for a single 10oz mug to £55.00 for a large teapot. Special edition Christmas sets featuring both Cornish Red and Adder Green plates will also be sold over the Christmas period in sets of 16 and 32.
Personalised Heinz favourites
Is the person you’re buying for hooked on Heinz? Some of its iconic products (beans, ketchup, spaghetti hoops, etc) have been given a starry makeover for the festive season, and you can have them personalised with your recipient’s name. Speed is required here – they’re only around while stocks last. Available from Heinz To Home, from 1 November (£5.49 each).
Victorinox make incredible knives, and luckily for us, their Swiss army knives are available to buy with personalisation. You can choose from all sorts of different types and sizes, colours of knife, and from 3 different fonts and font colours for your name or personalised message. Available from Victorinox (starting from £28).
Everyone loves Quality Streets. And when the tin has got your name on, it’s just that bit more special. Not only can you personalise the tin here, but there’s also the option to choose your chocolates (so it contains all your favourites and none of the duds), and add a gift card message. Available from Quality Street (£15.99).
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