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Personalize Your Presents

Nothing beefs up a basic like putting a name or a picture on it. But personalizing calls for planning, and with a certain Hallmark holiday only a month away, the time to act is now.

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Kiddo Was His Name-O
Your furry friend may not be able to tell admirers his name, but this hoodie can say it for him. In sizes extra-small (toy breeds) to large (boxer-size pups). $48 for a sweatshirt, plus $2 per character. Allow two to three weeks.
Girl on the Street
718-622-9557
www.girlonthestreet.com

From The Lip
Paper napkins? So passé. Disposable linen is a hostess's new best friend. Basiques will customize napkins in three sizes (cocktail, hand towel, and dinner napkin) with up to three lines of text. Prices range from $51 for 50 cocktail napkins to $81 for 100 dinner napkins. Allow five to seven days.
Basiques
380 Bleecker Street
212-414-1783

Get the Picture?
Send Tami Romero Hatter photographs or e-mail her your jpegs, and she'll size them down and make them into hip, unpretentious jewelry. Styles include cuff links, money clips, key chains, bracelets, and necklaces. Priced from $50 for a key ring to $150 for a sterling-silver necklace. Allow two weeks.
Romero Designs
203-531-5265
www.romeodesigns.com

Panty Raid
Make your underwear just that much more personal: Underglam's camisoles and panties can be customized with red or white Swarovski crystals. Camisole, $52; underwear, $44. Allow two weeks.
Shop
105 Stanton Street
212-375-0304

Top Picks
So your teen didn't letter in volleyball. No problem: Groove Camp's stretch cotton tees for teens can be personalized with up to nine varsity-style characters. One size (fits up to about a size 6). $26 for shirt, plus $5 for each letter. Allow two weeks.
Infinity
1116 Madison Avenue, at 83rd Street
212-517-4232
Betwixt
245 West 10th Street
212-243-8590

Good Feeling
Canadian designer Dennis Lin created an alphabet of Braille tiles that are meant to be seen as well as touched. Made from durable cast polymer, they're suitable for indoors or out. Mix and match to create your own secret messages ($50 each).
Totem Design Group
71 Franklin Street
212-925-5506
www.totemdesign.com

Good Breeding
Who isn't his dog's biggest fan? Orvis's cap comes embroidered with your choice of dog (everything from Jack Russells to Weimaraners and, of course, Labs). For an extra $5, they'll put the pooch's name on it, too ($24; catalog and Internet orders only).
Orvis
800-541-3541
www.orvis.com

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