When it comes to gifting, nothing is more personal or thoughtful than a gift with a monogram or customized embroidery. You can add personalization to almost any item, from clothing to slippers to home goods. Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or just because, monogrammed gifts require very little effort. Still, they make a big impact and are an extra thoughtful gesture that everyone on your gift list will appreciate and love.
Monogramming is a simple process in which you add the text of your choice to an item for a small additional fee. You can choose from a variety of monogram styles and colors, meaning you can personalize the monogram even more; just factor in one to two additional days for delivery when adding customized text. We’ve compiled a list of the best monogrammed gifts to give for a birthday or holiday.
Monogrammed dress shirts are a creative way to brighten up a traditional closet staple. With the same soft cotton and classic cut, dress shirts can easily be monogrammed to create the desired look, whether it is sleek and work-appropriate or casual and fun for daily errands. For men, personalize a men’s dress shirt by adding a crisp monogram to the sleeve cuff for a subtle but very polished appearance that looks sophisticated and elegant under a suit for a meeting or a formal dinner. For women, add a larger contrasting monogram to the pocket of an oversized dress shirt for a more casual but personalized look that can be dressed down for casual days out. Wear an oversized dress shirt like this with leggings or fitted jeans and boots or sneakers for an ultra-casual but put-together look. You can also add a monogram or scripted name to a kid’s shirt to make them feel extra special.
Give the gift of coziness and warmth with a pair of monogrammed women's slippers. More comfortable than ever, monogrammed slippers are great for lounging around the house and come in all different colors and patterns to match pajamas. Add a monogram to the top of slippers to make them even more personalized so that whoever receives them always feels loved and warm when they slip them on.
When school rolls around, backpacks are a must-have item for toting books and supplies around. For kids, teenagers, and college students, monogrammed backpacks are the ultimate gift that will actually be put to good use time and time again. Monogram the front pocket with a bright and bold font for a cool look for older kids; for younger children who are still learning to read, spell out their whole name in an easy-to-read font so they can always find their backpack among their classmates’ bags. Backpacks come in an array of colors and patterns with everything from solid bright pink to stripes and camo. Backpacks don’t have to be for just kids, though. Adults will love the canvas and linen designs of backpacks with simple monograms embroidered on the front pocket for weekend getaways or work commutes.
For beach lovers, professionals, or college students, monogrammed totes are an easy way to store and move items. Better yet, these tote bags are huge and can store plenty of items and goods. Customize the stitching and colors of the tote bags, then add a coordinating monogram on the front pocket. This way, not only are you gifting an entirely functional and useful gift, but you’re also giving a classic item its own personalized edge.
Blankets and throws make great gifts. They are extra soft and provide warmth when your friends and family are lounging at home. Now, you can personalize a throw or blanket with a monogram to make it an even more thoughtful gift. Add a monogram in the corner of a blanket or throw so that the monogram still shows when it is neatly folded. These throws make great additions to a gift of monogrammed sheets or a monogrammed duvet cover for elegant bedroom decor.
Do you know a beach lover with an upcoming birthday? Monogrammed beach towels make for great gifts and can be personalized for fun in the sun. Add a monogram or name to a beach towel so that the birthday guy or girl can always find their spot at the beach. If you’re looking to add more to your gift, pair the monogrammed beach towel with a monogrammed tote bag or backpack for a themed gift that is extra thoughtful.