Personalise your presents by adding your beloved’s initials this year.

There is something about a personalised gift that makes it feel all the more thoughtful and charming. From a mug to a necklace, the addition of a simple initial or date to mark a special occasion ensures it won’t be stolen in the office kitchen, or ‘borrowed’ by a covetous teen. We present our pick of monogrammed gift ideas to thrill and delight.

Matilda Goad x Papier

Notecards, £25

British designer Matilda Goad has lent her signature scalloping to these smart notelets from Papier for personalised, stylish correspondence. Buy it.

Noble Macmillan

Embossed Photo Album, £55

Whether it’s capturing a special event or milestone, these leather photo albums, made in Noble Macmillan’s UK workshop, can be embossed to personalise your memories for years to come. Buy it.


Bistro Mug, £10

A spot of Parisian brasserie chic, these dotty initial mugs from Anthropologie are the perfect desk side accessory to perk up your morning cuppa. Buy it.

Oliver Bonas

Travel Velvet Jewellery Box, £14.50

If you’re on the road again, this pretty blush pink velvet jewellery organiser, with embroidered initial detail will keep your necklaces untangled and your earrings in pairs. Pretty and practical. Buy it.


Monogrammed Shirts, from £85

WNU offers classic monogramming to its superlative shirt collection, which encompasses cosy brushed cotton right through to relaxed linens. Or why not add a memorable date to your cuff instead? Buy it.

Not Another Bill

Leather AirPods case, £32

Never fight over whose headphones are whose with these hard-to-miss leather AirPod cases from the monogram specialists, Not Another Bill. Buy it.

The Fine Cotton Company

Children’s Personalised Bath Robe, £54

Children will be delighted to spot their own name embroidered on this smart hooded bathrobe. Great for christening and birthday gifts. Buy it.

Aurum & Grey

Initial Necklace, £145

A subtle mini alphabet necklace layered amongst a collection of chains is a lovely memento to remember a loved one and hold them close through your day. Buy it.


Initial Stud Earring, £35

Earring stacking is quite the art – throwing in an initial stud amongst the hoops and studs will add a personal touch. Buy it.

Rae Feather

Personalised Slippers, £135

A snuggly pair of new slippers will never disappoint. Add to their delight with a personalised pair from Rae Feather. Buy it.

Marks and Spencer

Initial Cushion, £17.50

This tropical cushion with pom-pom trim and embroidered initial would be perfect to brighten and personalise a teen’s bedroom. Buy it.

Milne Watson

Custom Beaded Necklace, £106

Made-to-order from glass beading and 18ct gold binding, this fully customisable necklace could bear a simple initial, or spell out a loved one’s name for a beautifully personalised keepsake. Buy it.

By Lydia Mansi
November 2022

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.