We chose to kick off our gift guides with a favorite, the Monogrammed Gift Guide. Giving a monogrammed or personalized gift is such a lovely gesture to me. Not only did you take the time to get someone a gift, but you went the extra mile to make sure it was made for them. From sneakers to pickleball bags, stationery to plush robes, there’s something for everyone.
When you add a monogram to a style basic, it immediately turns it into something a little more special. Marleylilly’s tunic shirt is perfect for layering, and their fleece vest and beanie will keep you warm even when the temperatures really drop. Jewelry is always a good gift, especially if you’re going big with an Ariel Gordon Lucky Strike pendant. Custom monogrammed socks are always a nice touch, especially for the hard-to-shop for men in your life.
The perfect gifts are the things people don’t buy for themselves, which is why I always love getting organizers for people. Travel jewelry cases in bright colors, a six-piece packing cube set from Williams-Sonoma, waterproof pouches, and ceramic catchall trays are all highly practical (but beautiful) options. I always love the iconic Boat n’Tote bag, and a charming smaller version in wintry black is a classic.
I like my monogram on everything, but especially on homewares and kitchen things. It gives it an heirloom-y feel, especially if it’s a party showstopper like this stainless steel wine bowl or this smaller one-bottle bucket. William Sonoma’s little cheese and charcuterie boards make an excellent hostess gift if you grab your favorite cheese to go with! I also love this leather wine tote with gold monogramming, and I like to slip in a Chenin blanc or a pinot noir to complete the package. Beautiful tortoiseshell coasters make happy hour a lot more stylish, too.
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