Daily Dose of Design: Holiday Gift Guide: Personalized + Monogrammed Gifts

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Personalized + Monogrammed Gifts

I really cannot even believe just how close we are to Christmas! It still feels so far away, I'm finding it hard to grasp that it's December! While you still have tons of time to shop both online and in stores, if you're going to be gifting personalized gifts you want to get those orders in ASAP - a lot of retailers have cut off dates for making personalized gifts and that date range is approaching quickly! I always love a good monogrammed gift and there's something in this category for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. Here's the cutest monogrammed/personalized gifts to shop for your friends and family this season:

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1. Monogram Tassel Keychain: this comes in a ton of colors and it's great for the girls to add their keys to!

2. Travel Cosmetic/Jewelry Case: I think this is the most functional travel bag I've seen in a while - it has a top zipper for the bigger section and the bottom zipper has an entire second compartment for jewelry! It keeps everything separated and no one can tell you you have too many travel bags now, because you just condensed makeup and jewelry *technically* into one. ;)

3. Monogram Cocktail Shaker: this is also one of my favorite gifts for the hostess - you can even pair it with a cute set of glasses and bottle of liquor or wine to gift!

4. Luggage Tag: these luggage tags are SO. CUTE. I got a bunch of these last season and have used them on my luggage ever since! They are super sturdy and last through everything. The shop owner, Madeleine is such a sweetheart and she makes these so beautifully. There's a ton of styles to choose from too - they come in sets, and I got all of my friends hooked on these! You will love them, they're shimmery too and what's bad about that?! Ha!

5. Initial Stud Earrings: stud earrings are always my favorite even over statement makers because they're practical for every day. These are simple but still so cute and the larger pearl back is such a fun touch! Your girlfriends will love these.

6. State Pendant Necklace: this is such a great buy for someone whose away at college, living/studying abroad or has moved away from home. They have every state available and different metal colors - I love this idea!

7. Monogram Ring: I have this ring and I wear it nearly every single day! It's one of those everyday pieces she'll reach for, and like I said you can never, ever go wrong with a monogram.

8. Monogram Bracelet: this is the rose gold shade of this bracelet and it is so dainty yet would be so pretty stacked with other bracelets too! This one is a bit pricier, but the quality is top notch.

9. Personalized Jewelry Box: there's a lot of different styled jewelry boxes/storage you can use, but this box is the perfect size to sit on your dresser or vanity and it's pretty too (and not clunky!). I love that it has designated spots for bracelets and watches to sit on, instead of having to throw them in any opened spot.

10. Monogram Beach Tote: I think the coolest part about this bag is that it's HAND painted. What?! And it comes in a bunch of different color combinations too - this is on my list because it is just too cute!

11. Gemstone Initial Pendant: I saw this while I was on the shopping line on Black Friday and I got one for me, two for friends and one for my sister. It is SO pretty!! I love how dainty it is (size-wise) but the colors of the stones are so bright and fun. Such a perfect gift!

12. Gold Initial Box: you can really use this for anything - jewelry, as a catch-all tray, nail polishes... the floral design is too pretty!

13. Gold Initial Necklace: I have this and wear it basically every single day. I LOVE it! It's lasted for well over a year now, and I will always reach for this as a gift.

14. Initial Cheese Board: my entertaining motto is the more serve ware, the better. That isn't really my motto, but it makes sense with how many cute serving pieces you need to have! ;) I love that this is marble and wood, it'd also be a great host gift.

15. Monogram Champagne Flutes: like serve ware, you can't ever have too many glasses! This is the prettiest set!

16. Monogram Docking Station: hang your watch/bracelets, dock your phone, hang your keys - this multi-functional docking station is hands down one of my favorite gift buys this season! I love the navy monogram with the hints of gold too, so pretty!



  1. I always love gifting/receiving personalized/monogrammed gifts! My favorite is number 11 and 15!

  2. I think I need that initial necklace in my life, so pretty and dainty!

  3. Oh my goodness, those earrings are so cute!

  4. I love personalized gifts. They are so thoughtful and cute! I would love that cheese board!

  5. Anything monogrammed or personalized is my favorite type of gift to give and receive! I love the monogrammed gold box!

  6. As a southern girl, I'm all about some monograms! These are all great gifts. Definitely sharing this list with my hubby!

  7. Personalized gifts are some of my favorites! Absolutely love everything in this collage.

  8. So many things on this list that I'd love to have! Will you call my family and friends and tell them I'll take #4, #7, #8, #11, #15....
    :) gwingal

  9. I loooove monogrammed anything/everything! Wonder if there's still time for me to add a few items to my Christmas list?! :)

  10. These are all such great ideas! I love the shaker and makeup bag.

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

  11. I love the personalized touch that monogram gifts give. I actually had personalized wine glasses as a gift idea for a friend that just moved into a new place.

  12. Monogrammed gifts are the best! I actually just bought a couple this weekend :)

  13. Monogram gifts are the best! Love the little state necklace!

  14. Love love the monogrammed cocktail shaker! I know a few people in my family who would put that to good use!

  15. These are all so get! I am getting a similar beach tote like the one above!

    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  16. All of these personalized gifts are so cute! The monogram ring is my favorite.

  17. I love the champagne flutes and the jewelry box! Great gift ideas!

  18. Anything that is monogrammed is perfect in my book!!

  19. I love the idea of monogrammed gifts because it just makes it so personal for the person receiving it! I love the states necklaces, my mom got me one for Christmas one year and I wear it all the time.

    Logan | signedlogan.com

  20. Super cute! I love how personal monogrammed gifts are. I've had my eye on an initial necklace like the one you picked for a bit now... I might have to gift myself with it this year!

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