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Monogrammed backpacks

Monogrammed backpacks



Instead of adding a kid's name or initials to a backpack (safety first!), think about the future. Your animal-loving fifth grader might be a "future vet." Or your favorite numbers cruncher, a "math whiz." Make it a game – see who can come up with the most fun in ten letters or fewer.





Monogrammed tote bag

Monogrammed tote bag



Want to make sure bath towels are fresh? Monogram each with a day of the week: that way you'll know exactly how many days it's been in use, giving you an easy way to mark the next rotation.



If you or someone on your list is a farmer's market devotee, consider marking some canvas totes with whatever ingredients they'll be used to hold: one labeled vegetables, one for fruits, and depending on tastes, one for pickles.





Monogrammed cardigan

Monogrammed cardigan



Getting uniforms for a softball team or bowling league doesn't have to be complicated. Just consider monogramming the name of each member on a polo shirt.



For some, cotton cardigans will always be thought of as "the mom sweater" for their history of hiding baby spit-up, helping her ease back into work or giving her a boost on low-sleep days. Is there a mom in your life with a professed love for cardigan sweaters? Add "best mom" to the cardigan via monogram and present it as a badge-of-achievement gift.





Monogrammed bath robe

Monogrammed bath robe



Something as cozy, casual, and personal as a bath robe is ideal for monogramming. Even non-morning people can enjoy spending the moments of day in a terry cloth robe, particularly if it bears a relatable message like "#morecoffee" or the simple plea, "coffee plz."



Alternatively, you emblazon a long fleece robe with something more aspirational, like "awake." Or if it's the kind of thing the wearer is more likely to lounge about in, consider a fitting mantra like "relax."





No conversation on monograms could be complete without mention of a button-down shirt. If there is ever a question of which shirt is better suited to the office and which is more at home on the weekend, spelling out "work" and "play" above the pocket will provide a final answer.



The attention that a handshake brings to the cuff of a button-down shirt makes it a natural monogram setting. But instead of initials, think of adding something that goes with a handshake. Perhaps a simple "hello."




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