Last Updated on July 31, 2020
Guys are notoriously tough to shop for. That’s why unique personalized gifts are such a great idea – you can take something you know he likes, customize it with his name and/or a special message, and whamo! You have the gift of the year.
Here are some creative and different personalized gift ideas for him. For all the men in your life – fathers, sons, grandpas, uncles, brothers, boyfriends, husbands – these ideas will inspire you to customize a truly one-of-a-kind gift that will blow his mind.
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21 Unique Personalized Gifts for Him
1. Custom Engraved Oak Barrel
Here is one of the most popular unique personalized gifts for him… an authentic oak wood aging barrel that he can use for aging wine, whiskey, bourbon, and other spirits at home in small batches.
2. Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
All-wood wall mounted bottle opener with custom engraving. Choose from over 10 designs and themes, each includes personalization. Made in the USA from real wood and a sturdy cast iron bottle opener.
3. Personalized Leather Wallet
Here is a personalized gift any guy can appreciate… it’s something he’ll carry around every day; in fact, he probably won’t ever leave home without it. A wallet is one of those things a man wants to get once and have forever. Why not get a good quality, long lasting, personalized one?
These wallets are made from genuine “Crazy Horse” leather, which has an already-vintage look to it. Includes custom laser engraving in one of 30 gorgeous styles, and the wallet itself has eight credit card slots, a traditional bill fold, and two smaller bonus compartments. A gift he’ll never forget.
4. Personalized Wax Canvas Duffel Bag
This premium waxed canvas duffel bag boasts water- and wear-resistant lining, leather accents throughout, plenty of space, and custom heat-stamped monogram.
5. Custom Engraved Settlers of Catan Heirloom Board Game
For those who know and love the modern classic Euro-game, what could be better than a handcrafted custom heirloom Settlers of Catan board?
This artist cuts each piece from solid wood with felt backing, and the set includes the interlocking outer rim pieces. The desert piece can be personalized with the text of your choice for a one-of-a-kind gift.
They also have the basic expansion available as a set with the base Catan set + 5-6 player expansion board.
6. Personalized BBQ Set
For the BBQ Boss, personalize an heirloom-yet-rustic rosewood gift box filled with the tools he needs to perfectly grill great hunks of meat over flaming charcoals.
The set includes any custom engraving on the top of the box, and inside you will find matching rosewood-handled BBQ tongs, spatula, and two-pronged fork.
7. Custom Family Tree Art Portrait
Customize this family tree portrait with digital art renderings of each family member. This is a great personalized gift idea for Father’s Day, or a gift for a guy who loves his family. Also a really creative choice for someone who is into genealogy and tracing their family tree.
You can get it as a digital download to print yourself or as a gorgeous print delivered to your door. Any number of people from a solo portrait on up to 25 family members.
8. Custom Family Portrait Wooden Figurine Set
Any dad will love his family’s likeness customized with these creative wooden figurines. Also available in other configurations like “boy meets girl” for a couple. The tiny wooden dolls measure 3.5″ tall for adults, with children ranging in size depending on age and actual height.
9. Vintage Occupational Plaque
These vintage-style personalized signs are straight legit. Made in the USA from solid furniture-grade wood, colorfully printed with poly-arch lithography, then distressed by hand, these are available in dozens of popular occupational themes.
Here are just a few of the professions available:
- Airplane Pilot
And those are just the A’s!! Popular items include Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Teacher, Whiskey Connoisseur (!!), Physician, Cardiologist, and many more.
10. Personalized GPS Coordinates Sign
Guys love woodsy, earthy stuff like maps and GPS coordinates. So here is a creative gift idea that can be appreciated by both him and her – a custom GPS coordinates “Lake House” sign. Includes family name, established year, and location, and also comes in themes for a farmhouse, cabin, beach house, etc.
11. Personalized Vintage Garage Clock
The retro vibe emitted by this personalized wooden clock makes it perfect for the garage. Made in the USA, personalized to order, and includes a working clock.
If he spends a lot of time in the garage – working on the car, making stuff, playing ping pong, watching the game – then this is the gift for him.
12. German Biergarten Barrel Head Sign
This “quarter barrel” sign features real oak wood staves and a barrel hoop, making it look like the top slice of a barrel mounted to your wall.
The colorful German Biergarten signs invites cheers (“Prost!) and beers, and includes your guy’s name personalized across the top plus the “year established.” A great gift for the home bar or man cave!
13. Personalized Multi-Tool
This useful custom multi-tool comes in several colors (black, blue, red) and includes the laser etching of your choice across the handle. Arrives in a belt pouch so the handyman in your life will always be ready for action.
14. Custom Home Bar Wood Sign
Here is a wall decor gift for him that boasts a classic home bar theme. This sign is made in the USA in a “manchester” pub sign shape and includes personalization across the top along with “Cheers!” and “Good Times, Great Friends.”
The centerpiece is a 3-dimensional relief of a frothy beer mug, which is hand carved and hand painted in-house by artisans. Arrives ready to hang.
15. Personalized Cornhole Game
Cornhole toss gets real when you personalize it and put it in your home bar.
This mini tabletop bean bag game will add life to any party, and includes clips and carrying handles for easy transportation along with two personalized corn hole targets and eight bean bags (4 red, 4 blue). There are plenty more styles and designs available here.
16. Customized Pepper Grinder
The perfect gift idea for a culinary enthusiast. Does he love to cook? Then what could be better than a custom engraved pepper grinder?
These grinders come in the shape of a wine bottle, with wine and kitchen themed art designs that can be personalized with his name (or your family name) as a beautiful and useful addition to his arsenal of kitchen accessories.
17. Custom Engraved Camping Hatchet
For the hunter-gatherer, camping-fishing, or hiking-outdoorsy types, get a custom laser engraved camping hatchet. This wood-handled axe is small in size (10.5 inches) but packs quite a bite. The best part of all? Personalization is included on the rustic wooden handle.
17. Personalized Men’s Pocket Watch
Go old-school with a classy pocket watch, engraved just for him. This hand-wound beauty means that there is no battery required, just mechanical brilliance. A black and gold color scheme in intricate designs presents a sophisticated and, ahem, timely gift. Comes in gift-ready box with velvet pouch and matching chain.
18. Customized Wall Mounted Wine Rack
A rustic yet elegant personalized gift idea for the wine-loving guy, this wall-mounted wine rack holds up to six bottles of wine, four wine glasses, and includes customization of his name across the front. Handcrafted in the USA.
19. Personalized Wood Coaster Set
This set of four personalized coasters are extra-large, perfect for a king-sized cup of coffee or mug of beer. Heck, even if he’s more into La Croix he’ll love a place to set his special fizzy water.
Each coaster is deeply etched into spacious 4″ square sustainable bamboo wood. The monogram initials are cut in relief, looking classy and timeless. The set also includes a matching bamboo wood coaster holder.
20. Custom Leather Dopp Kit
Great gift ideas for men include personalized items that they can use for the rest of their lives. This premium leather Dopp Kit is one such gift. Crafted by hand from genuine raw full-grained leather, this timeless men’s travel kit is embroidered with the gentleman’s initials for a gift of lifelong usefulness.
21. Personalized Sound Wave Leather Bracelet
This cool leather bracelet is thin and minimalist, the type of bracelet guys actually like. Plus it’s not etched with sappy words; instead, it is custom engraved with the sound wave image of anything you like.
It could be laughter, a favorite song lyric, a recording of your wedding vows, and so on. You can even record a special message and have it turned into a soundwave image – basically anything goes! This is a truly unique gift for him.
Thanks for checking out our 21 favorite personalized gifts for him! For more great gift ideas for him, check out our “Creative & Personalized” section at Northwest Gifts, or our massive list of the 65+ Best Gifts for Men!