7 Classy Customized Gifts to Give This Year

7 Classy Customized Gifts to Give This Year

(Courtesy Badichi Belts)

Homemade gifts during the holidays are always a nice idea because they take effort and are given with a little extra something from the heart. Not all of us are as crafty as we were when we were younger, and a macaroni necklace may not be on your significant other’s list this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t give your loved one something special and unique to his or her sense of style. Here are some suggestions for NYC gifts that can be personalized with the help of experts in their fields. (Please note that online orders and other circumstances may mean that the gift will take a few days to a week or more to be ready, so plan ahead!) 

Belts – Customize this fashionable and functional wardrobe staple at Badichi Belts. It’s easy to go online and choose from four belt styles and then select the strap material/pattern and buckle to create a special statement accessory perfect for anyone on your list this year. (SoHo) 

Ceramics ­– A skosh more sophisticated than giving your loved one your handprint ensconced in clay, Baked in Brooklyn has over 100 items to choose from to paint for your loved one including mugs, dog bowls, plates and more! Kids can join in on the fun, as this is a family-friendly place. Once you’re done painting, your item is glazed and fired in the kiln, ready to pick up in a week. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) 

Lipstick – The Bite Beauty Lip Lab allows you to make custom lipsticks from 200 exclusive Bite Beauty shades or create brand new shades with the help of a Lip Lab artist. In addition to color, you get to choose the finish and all-natural scent. Pucker up for all the kisses you’ll get after giving this thoughtful, individualized present to your favorite makeup lover! (SoHo)

Nail Polish – If you’re loved one is like me and loves to paint their nails with bold colors, then book an appointment at The Polish Pit. You can either mix custom colors with various finishes, or book the appointment for your loved one and let them go crazy with the seemingly endless possibilities for bottled bliss. (TriBeCa)  

Outdoor Gear – The North Face Fifth Avenue recently opened and is the brand’s largest store in the world. Through the holiday season, the store has a pop-up custom embroidery shop from Lot, Stock and Barrel on its first floor. You can get patches, monograms or custom scripts on almost anything at the store, so long as the item can fit under the needles of the sewing machines! Right now, Japan Collection backpacks and apparel are available in-store, as well as limited edition footwear in collaboration with Publish Brand (“Midnight in Antarctica”) and fashionable fitted hats from New Era. (Midtown)

Perfume – Choose from the available scents at Fragrance Shop New York or ask about how you can go about creating a custom fragrance. Get a special scent made into perfume, lotion, spray, massage oil or bath salt. (East Village)

Stationary – Hand-written notes are extra special when written on adorable personalized stationary! Paper Source offers nearly 200 choices for stationary, as well as custom planners, journals, notepads, party needs, stamps, address labels and more. (Eight locations across Manhattan and Brooklyn)

Make the perfect shade of lipstick for your loved one this holiday season at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab! (Courtesy BITE Beauty)

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