Whether you are dressing up your home or surprising someone with a gift, you can never go wrong with customized decor for the kitchen!


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After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home for many people. The best part is you can have most items customized with just about any name, message or graphic. To help make your shopping trip easier, here are 10 of the best kitchen decor items that can be customized.

Photo Coffee Mugs

Custom coffee mugs are always a hit because they can be used for warm beverages or storing smaller utensils. When you customize the coffee mug with a photo, it becomes a keepsake to treasure forever. You can have a coffee mug customized with a photograph of your family, friends or pets to create a personal but useful product.

Monogrammed Dish Towels

Dish towels are another product that can be customized. You can have the towels customized with a monogram to keep it simple but personal. Your monogrammed dish towels may include your initials, last name or a graphic. If you are surprising your favorite newlyweds, you can have the towels monogrammed to represent their new life together.

Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

You can also have oven mitts and pot holders customized with a monogram. One idea is to have the oven mitts customized with your initials, short name or small graphic to ensure everything fits. Potholders may offer a little more space for customization, and you can even have them customized with photos to really add a personal touch to your kitchen.

Personalized Apron

A personalized apron is always a fun addition to the kitchen because the possibilities are almost endless. You can keep it personal with a name to show it is your kitchen, or you can choose a family-friendly dinner-related quote for the apron. Another idea is to take a more humorous route with a kitchen-related joke or funny quote. It can also be customized with a graphic, even if you add a name or message.

Cookie Jar

Why not customize a cookie jar to fit your kitchen? One idea is to keep it personal to represent your family, such as “Smith’s Kitchen.” You can also add a bit of humor by customizing the jar with “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?” Another idea is to keep it simple by having it customized with “Cookies” and a cute graphic of chocolate chip cookies.

Wooden Recipe Box

A wooden recipe box is another great idea for customizable kitchen decor. It is a useful product that can be customized with just about any name, message or graphic. You may want to keep it sweet by having “Homemade Happiness,” “Made With Love” or “One Ingredient At A Time” engraved on it. Another idea is to personalize it for your household, such as “The Jones Family” or “Our Recipes.” There is something about a customized wooden recipe box that adds warmth to your kitchen.

Wooden Knife Block

A wooden knife block can also be customized to fit your kitchen. Ideas for your customization include a name, initials, special date or short message. Place your customized knife block on your counter to showcase your finished product. This is also a great idea for newlyweds who are moving into their new home, and you can have the knife block customized with their last name and wedding date to celebrate their new chapter together.

Large Wooden Spoons

If you are looking to think outside the box with your customizable kitchen decor, consider large wooden spoons. The front or back of the bowl can be customized in your initials or a small graphic. There may not be enough space to have the bowl of the spoon customized with a name or message, but you may be able to add a name or message to the spoon handle.

Cutting Boards

Cutting boards are another example of customizable kitchen decor, and you can choose from glass or wooden cutting boards for yourself or your recipient. There are many examples of customized cutting boards, such as a family name or food-inspired graphic. If you are worried about your customized cutting board wearing down too quickly, you can always save it for holidays and other special occasions. Luckily, many cutting boards are designed to last for several years.

Wall Signs

Finally, you can never go wrong with customized wall signs for your kitchen. The possibilities are endless because the signs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You can have your wall sign customized with a name, graphic or quote. Why not have the sign customized with kitchen rules? A metal sign can be engraved to give your kitchen a vintage look, or you can add a bit of warmth to your kitchen with a wooden sign.

Whether you choose an apron or recipe box, there are many kitchen decor items that can be customized to add a personal touch to your space.