How Monogramming Turns a Canvas Tote Bag into an Unforgettable Gift

How Monogramming Turns a Canvas Tote Bag into an Unforgettable Gift

Shopping for the perfect gift–whatever the occasion–is never easy. If you just grab something off the store shelf with little thought, the recipient will probably be able to tell. And nothing's worse than a gift that's never used and ends up in the thrift store donation pile. Next time you need something special, consider a monogrammed canvas tote.

Sturdy, practical, and incredibly useful, they're made all the more special by a personal monogram. Monogrammed tote bags can be personalized in a number of ways: with initials, text, and even embroidered images. Kids, adults, and teens can all benefit from a monogrammed tote—it’ll never get lost and it’ll be a fun item to tote (pun included!) around town. A monogram tote is a great gift for any person in your life. Here are some ideas.

For the Bride and Groom

Skip the toaster and give the special couple something different on their wedding day. A pair of matching totes embroidered with a clever monogram (like "Mr. and Mrs.," or "His and Hers") will make them smile. Fill them up with presents for their honeymoon, like beach cover ups to wear at the beach resort, gear for a hiking adventure, or gloves for their ski trip. Luxury items for the bath or kitchen work, too.

For Mom and Dad

Parents have a lot of things—between items for their kids, things for themselves, and items that need to get to and from work, a lot of goods need to be transported every single day. For Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, get your parent, in-laws, or partner a Lands’ End monogram tote that’s outfitted with their initials, full name, or your favorite nickname for them. And, if you get the monogrammed canvas tote bag with accents in their favorite color, it’ll be even more of a treat.

A monogrammed tote is even a fun way to announce to your parents or in-laws that they’ll soon be grandparents. Have the Lands’ End canvas bag monogrammed with “grandma” or “grandpa” to let them know you’re expecting. How’s that for a meaningful gift?

For Your Tiny Dancer

If your daughter takes dance lessons, give her a sturdy tote to hold all of her things, including her pointe shoes, leotard, and leg warmers, and stop them from getting lost. Unlike a women's duffel bag, a tote stands perfectly upright thanks to its wide-felled seams, keeping its contents secure. She'll also feel extra special when she sees that it's embroidered with something like "ballerina" or "tap star." You can get her a tote with fun pink or metallic handles and custom embroidery in the shape of hearts, butterflies, or ballet shoes.

For Your Health-Focused Friend

A roomy tote makes for a great shopping bag. It can be used over and over again, and won't fall apart when filled with heavy items. If you have a friend who likes exploring the farmer's market, give them a tote for all of their delicious finds. Have it embroidered with something they'll enjoy, like "foodie," "gourmand" or even "plant-powered" if they're a vegan or vegetarian. You can even tuck a few reusable mesh bags inside for buying things like green beans and cherries. A Lands’ End canvas bag is durable and easy to wipe clean if something spills, too. So, your friend won’t have to worry about any smudges from their produce haul ruining their bag.

For a Bachelorette Celebration

Are you taking a trip for your bachelorette party? Maybe you're heading to Hawaii or Las Vegas for one last celebration with the girls. Thank them for their love and support by giving each member of your wedding party a shoulder tote monogrammed with the role they'll play at your nuptials, such as "maid of honor" and "bridesmaid." Don't forget to pack the tote with some items that will come in handy on the trip, like slippers, hair ties, and wine. Best of all, the bags will come in handy on the big day when everyone has makeup, shoes and other items to carry.

For the Babysitter

When your daughter becomes a pre-teen, she will probably embark on a rite of passage and become the neighborhood sitter. Give her a spacious tote emblazoned with the word "babysitter" so that she has something to take to all of her jobs. She can fill it with goodies for the kids along with anything she needs, like a book, sweater, and snacks.

For the Teacher

Your child's teacher works hard to give them a wonderful education, so thank them with a personalized zip-top canvas tote. You can have it monogrammed with their initials or name, or even something like "#1 teacher." Look for one with a water-resistant base and trim that will protect their things if the bag gets splashed or set down in a puddle (you never predict what will happen on the playground, after all) and fill it with things they'll love–a gift certificate to a nice restaurant is always a good choice!

For your Employees

Canvas totes can be adorned with company logos or company names, making them an ideal gift for employees. Thank your employees or your teammates for their hard work by gifting them a high-quality bag that they can use for work day-to-day, or can use outside of the office for weekend trips or grocery store runs. They’ll be proud to show off their workplace when carrying around this sturdy canvas bag, and it’s a promotion for your company, too!

For Yourself

Let’s be honest, you likely have a bunch of tattered, old tote bags collecting dust in your closet. You probably got them for free from the grocery store or your local bank. It’s time to upgrade your totes with a Lands’ End monogrammed tote. You can use it as a monogrammed beach tote, a bag for grocery trips, or a weekend bag for your next girl’s trip. It’ll easily fit your groceries when shopping for dinner, your favorite jersey dress for that weekend away, or the contents of your purse for a day out with your partner. Just because gifts are most often for other people doesn’t mean you can’t gift yourself with a sturdy monogram tote that you’ll actually be excited to use.

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