Decorating & Design

November 17, 2009

Monogrammed Gifts

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s never too early to get organized. Friends and family always give me the gears as I jump to get Christmas organized in our household. That is, wrapping paper figured out — which colours, which ribbon — lists of gifts sorted, holiday baking and decorating, as well as our Christmas card. My mother started these crazy traditions and I’m happy to keep them alive.

I found some fun stuff to ease the holiday nuttiness. With certain items like custom monogrammed pieces, be sure to note deadlines for shipping if you want to receive items before the holiday crunch. I guarantee that a gift or card with personalized flair will be certain to impress.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Gift Bags

Great little gift sacs from Ginger’s/Elte. I’m gonna buy a ton of these. $4 each.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Sweater

Who doesn’t love cashmere? And with the added option of a monogram — what a perfect gift. J. Crew cashmere V-neck cardigan sweater.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Gold Necklace

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Silver Necklace

A great Canadian company called Suetables sells fab custom jewelry pieces online. I have a necklace that my husband gave me with his name and the names of my 2 kids — it’s a treasured piece I love.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Candles

Great little tin candle stocking stuffers from Elte. $12 each.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Towels

What a fun gift to give — I’d go for crisp white monogrammed hand towels, perfect in a powder room. Restoration Hardware Monogram Turkish Towels.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Card Vera Wang

I love sending Christmas cards — real cards, the ones sent through regular post. The Vera Wang design above, from William Arthur, is lovely — even more fun when you add a personalized message inside.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Card

Personalized note cards available through Etsy are handy to have on hand for thank you notes during the holidays.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Stamp

A do-it-yourself stamp from Canadian company She She Impressions is another smart way to personalize gifts or paper products.

Photo Blog November 17 Monogrammed Hooks

If you’re looking for an easy stocking stuffer, what about the Alphabet Hooks from Anthropologie.

For more gift-giving ideas, view our Holiday Gift Guide photo gallery. Or if you’d like to read more on monogramming ideas, check out Michael Penney’s Marvelous Monograms blog post.

Photo credits:
1. Morgan Michener
2. Cashmere V-neck cardigan from J. Crew
3. Suetables Kathryn Gold Dipped Charms
4. Suetables Linton Charm Necklace
5. Morgan Michener
6. Monogram Turkish Towels from Restoration Hardware
7. Vera Wang stationery from William Arthur
8. Etsy
9. Morgan Michener
10. Alphabet Hooks from Anthropologie