Shopping for everyone on your holiday gift list, or looking for that perfect birthday present, can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Finding a gift that feels just right, even for someone you know super well, can be challenging. You want your gift to be something the recipient will use but with a thoughtful touch that makes it feel more elevated and special than something they can just pop into the store and buy for themselves.
That’s where personalized gifts come in. Adding a monogram to everyday essentials, home décor items, or attire can instantly elevate any gift. Of course, anytime you buy a gift for someone, it’s a thoughtful gesture – but with a customized monogrammed touch, you can take your gift-giving to the next level. And by opting for practical items that will make someone’s life a little bit easier, you can nail it. Read on for thoughtful and practical monogram gift ideas that make your gift shopping a breeze.
Speaking of a breeze, does it get any better than a dreamy ocean breeze on a perfect beach day? Not really, as far as we’re concerned. And for the beach lover in your life (who isn’t?), they’ll get a ton of use from a durable yet stylish beach bag with a personalized monogram touch.
Beach bags are a must-have for packing essentials like extra sunscreen, snacks, a beach read, and a beach towel. So, opt for a large tote with zippered pockets and a durable zippered top. Pick one in a print or color they’ll love, and add their initials to take this practical gift to the next level.
Another super practical gift idea is an adventure-ready duffle bag. Duffle bags are a must-have for camping trips, weekend getaways, or even jet-setting to far-away destinations. These also make perfect gifts for the gym-goer in your life since they’re ideal for carrying the workout essentials they’ll need at the gym.
Adding a monogram to a duffle bag will instantly transform this travel or gym essential into a truly personal gift. And with their initials monogrammed onto the bag, it’ll also make it even easier for them to keep track of if they use it for air travel.
Sticking with the bag theme, for now, a backpack is next up on our list. A durable, high-quality backpack is about as practical as it gets, both for everyday use and for travel. Backpacks make for perfect carry-ons when we’re already lugging suitcases or other bags through a busy airport. A monogrammed touch can transform this essential lifestyle item into something special, making it a perfect gift.
While this is a great gift idea for adults, it’s also on point for kiddos. Kids tend to lose track of their things at school – especially when they’re all throwing their jackets and bookbags into a classroom closet. Having a customized backpack with their initials monogrammed on it can make it so much easier for them to keep track of their things when packing up to head home after a long day of learning and playtime.
Monogrammed bath towels are as practical as they are thoughtful. Bath towels are one of the most-used items in anyone’s home, and we usually don’t upgrade them often. It’s easy to live with worn or fraying bath towels, which is why they make such great gifts.
Opt for super plush towels that match the aesthetic of the gift recipient’s space. Fresh, super-soft towels can instantly make someone’s linen options feel downright luxurious. With a monogrammed touch, these towels will transform from an everyday household item into a special gift idea and can elevate anyone’s bathroom or guest bathroom.
Winter accessories are great seasonal gifts for the winter holidays or for a birthday that falls on a chilly month. Like towels, we often don’t treat ourselves to new winter accessories like gloves, which is why it makes a fantastic gift.
Practical and stylish, a pair of winter gloves are a staple winter accessory. With a personalized monogram, the recipient will feel the love all season long – and for many cold-weather seasons.
Even for the best gift-givers among us, it can sometimes be challenging to find that perfect gift. If you’re struggling to knock out your holiday shopping list or are just looking for some inspiration for an upcoming birthday, you can’t go wrong with a practical gift they’ll use. And with a customized monogram touch, anything you choose instantly feels extra special and thoughtful.