35 Personalized + Monogrammed Gift Ideas

by Grace Bonney

I was raised in a pretty preppy southern community, so I’m no stranger to a monogram. From bookbags and totes to turtleneck collars and sleeping bags, if you could put an initial on it, I owned it. As I’ve grown up I’ve had to leave the GSB turtlenecks behind, but I still love being able to customize a gift with a little something special. Whether it’s hidden initials on a shirt collar, a customized name bracelet or secret Morse code messages, I’m all about making a gift personal. So I rounded up 25 great ways you can make your holiday gifting a little more personal and specialized. Be sure to place orders soon, though- most stores can’t make orders in time for Christmas unless you purchase them by this coming weekend. xo, grace

If you prefer a DIY monogram gift instead, here are a few ideas we love: Monogram Stationery Set, Monogram Thermos Carafe, Monogram Wreath, Monogram Cake Topper, Monogram Applique Pillows

Shopping Sources and 30 more gift ideas after the jump!

Top Image above, clockwise from top left: Monogrammed Bobby Pin Set $24, Custom Engraved Hardwood Cutting Board by AHeirloom $36+, Personalized Recipe Book $20, Square Lacquer Tray $41, Letterpress Personalized Monogrammed Stationery (Set of 10) $24

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Image above, clockwise from top left: Modern Zip Pouch $29- $39, Storybook Ring $250, Chenille Circle Throw Pillow $49- $69, Dharma Ring Paperweight $35, Suede Boho Zip Pouch $49, Beachport Pinstripe Sheet Set $169- $199, Wooden sterling accent ring $75, personalized pencils $10 for set of 6, personalized love birch cuff $100, Maya Brenner Initial Earring $98, Personalized Sleep Mask $48, Desk Embosser with Gold Plate $115

Image above: Personalized Couple Landmark Print by JHill Design $60+

Image above: Monogram Hook $12.00

Image above: Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug $10

Image above: AHeirloom’s Engraved Cocktail Muddler (walnut or maple) $18

Image above: Wee Initial Ring $56

Image above: Personalized Dark Brown Leather KeyChain by Nine Muse Leather $20

Image above: Library Letter $20.00

Image above: WORDS CHAIN BRACELET by Coatt (in Morse Code) $60+ (depending on word size and material choice)

Image above: Monogram Doorknocker $30.00

Image above: Personalized Alphabet Pouch $16

Image above: Personalized CUSTOM map ornament by Palomas Nest $42

Image above: Custom Pet Return Address Stamp by Paper Pastries $70 (I one of these and love it!)

Image above: Custom Latitude and Longitude Housewarming Gift by Harvey Grey $24+

Image above: Skinny Tie Clip by MN creative designs $15

Image above: Custom Return Address Stamp by Primele $38

Image above: Custom 2×1 Inch Stamp by Big Sky Stamps $25

Image above: Nameplate bracelet by Shop Luca $48

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Image above: Baggu Dipped Tote $43

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