Surprising your parents with thoughtful gifts they can actually use isn’t always the easiest task in the world. One way to set a standard surprise apart from the rest is to present them with something personalized. This instantly elevates the quality of your gift and will serve as a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness for years to come.
Where to begin? Almost anywhere! Think about home accents that they truly love, or items they might need but haven’t gotten around to purchasing just yet. You can monogram almost anything—and it’s a great way to show that you’re paying attention to their needs. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to make their season brighter.
Whether they’re always jetting off somewhere during the holiday season or they need some new luggage to make their annual beach getaway a little simpler, they’ll love you for surprising them with a monogrammed travel bag or two! There are dozens of options available, which makes it easy to create a well-rounded collection of bags they can actually use.
A canvas tote bag, for example, is a great choice if they’re headed somewhere warm. It’s ideal for bringing to the beach and carrying while sightseeing around town. An embroidered monogram, either in the form of a single initial or multiple letters, puts a personalized stamp on the accessory and transforms it into something even more meaningful. A roomy duffle bag is also an excellent idea for any couple who tend to pack heavy and need more than a couple of suitcases to hold it all.
What better way to warm their hearts than with a couple of pairs of cozy slippers? Whether you wrap them up solo or add a pair of flannel pajamas or a robe, you’re sure to delight them with this surprise. A pair of trusty suede leather moccasins is an excellent choice for the mom who pads around the house all day and maybe steps outside to grab the mail or chat with a neighbor. They provide significant coverage and are lined with plush faux fur for an unforgettably soft feel that provides all-day comfort.
A pair of fuzzy clog slippers is also an exceptional choice for the discerning mom or dad who loves comfortable footwear and can’t be without it during the coolest months of the year. These are not just soft and warm, they also have thick, durable and flexible rubber outsoles that promote enhanced ground grip to keep them steady on their feet. It’s a lovely choice in particular for an older parent who may require something with more stability.
Christmas with the family? It’s every parent’s dream! If you’re coming home for the holidays, you’re certain to delight them with needlepoint Christmas stockings that are personalized with their names. Make it even more special by including everyone else in the family, too—including their fur babies!
There are plenty of festive designs from which to choose, including bright stripes, fuzzy cable knits complete with pom-pom accents and beautifully composed Christmas scenes that depict everything from Santa Claus and his reindeer to snowmen bedecked in cozy outerwear. To make it even more special, add a cute stocking holder to the gift so they can easily put it on the mantle right away.
It’s the type of thing that everyone needs. You just can’t go wrong with a set of hand towels! Think about the many times mom has grabbed a towel, used it, then put it in the laundry, only to be left towel-less while it’s in the wash. A fresh set is a great way to ensure that she has a few backups handy at all times. And what better way to enhance the beauty of any towel than to personalize them?
Our monogrammed hand towels are true keepsakes. They’re available in a wide range of styles to flatter any bathroom or kitchen beautifully. Opt for a variety of materials, from organic fabric to Supima cotton, and select from different sizes to create the perfect arrangement that meets their needs perfectly.
Bedding is very personal, there’s no doubt about that. It may be tough to select the right sheets if you aren’t sure precisely what they love, for example, but it’s much simpler to give them the gift of a cozy blanket or throw—and all the better if it’s personalized. Monogrammed bedding exudes a certain elegance and upscale quality that is unmatched.
You’ll notice it in the distinctly soft feel of our glorious herringbone throw, and the irresistible appeal of our plush fleece blanket. If they could use something effortless to snuggle up in on the couch, consider a chevron cotton blanket—it’s beautifully designed and adds immediate cachet to any living environment.
You simply can never go wrong with the gift of personalization. As you explore your options, keep an open mind and know that whether it’s something as functional as a tote bag or as luxurious as a blanket, your parents are sure to love this special gift from the heart.