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April 2014

Top 9 Personalized or Monogrammed Gifts for Valentine’s Day

By Daniela Apeloig

Valentine’s Day is about love, and what could be more personal than that? So, Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to give a personalized or monogrammed gift to someone you love. You would be surprised how easy it is to personalize a gift—and how special it can make someone feel. Show your love with unique Valentine’s Day gifts made just for your special Valentine. You’ll want to give these great gifts—and get them—on Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

Monogramming Fun Fact
Monogramming dates back to the Greco-Roman era, when initials where stamped on coins to identify the city that issued them. As for you initial-obsessed shoppers who love having your personal goods monogrammed? That practice started in the Victorian era, when royals used monograms to identify their laundry and linens. Now, we mere commoners can monogram almost anything, from cards to canvases.

1. The Gift of Vintage Charm for a Personalized Watch
This vintage-looking timepiece has a typewriter-style bold initial at the center. Made exclusively for Urban Outfitters, the watch’s leather strap has an embossed crocodile pattern and buckle closure.
Buy Urban Outfitters Typewriter Initial Watch, $28, at urbanoutfitters.com

2. Pack It Personalized with a Monogrammed Dop Kit for Him
Monogram this Tumi travel kit for your man. Not only will he have a stylish dop kit for all of his grooming products on the go, but he’ll be thinking of you when he uses it to travel in style. The kit features an outside zip pocket and an interior mesh pocket.
Buy Tumi Alpha Compact Travel Kit, $95, at tumi.com

3. The “Have Monogram, Will Travel” Gift
Travel from A to B organized and in style with this passport wallet with embossed monogram. Available in black, red, and brown, the wallet includes 5 credit card slots and a passport slot.
Buy Graphic Image Crocodile Leather Passport Wallet, $78, at graphicimage.com
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4. Monogram Your Love with His-and-Hers Bathrobes
You’ll feel as if you’re at a a 5-star hotel when you both slip into these his-and-hers bathrobes, made exclusively for Red Envelope. The monogram makes them personal. Available in men’s and women’s sizes, the robe is made of Turkish cotton and features a shawl collar, 2 pockets, and self-tie belt.
Buy Red Envelope Five-Star Terry Robe, $79.95, at redenvelope.com

5. Personalized Charm Necklace for Valentine’s Day
Carry his initials plus yours close to your heart on this simple yet elegant gold disc necklace. Or customize this piece of Valentine’s Day jewelry with just your own initials.
Buy Miriam Merenfeld Personalized Disc Necklace, $90, at miriammerenfeld.com

6. Personalize a Valentine’s Gift: An Old-Fashioned Gesture of Love Updated
Are you so in love you feel like a giddy teenager carving your initials into a tree? Now, you can do almost that on this handmade tree-print pillow. Customize it with your initials, names, or even a short message for your loved one.
Buy Cozyblue Personalized Custom Heart Tree Print Pillow, $46, at etsy.com

7. Great Love Inspires Great Art, Which Inspires Great Personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts
Love has inspired great works of art for as long as love and art have existed. Feel inspired but lack the skills? You can still give your love a personalized masterpiece—on canvas! Send Canvas Pop an image, and use cool filters and special effects to personalize it in a variety of styles, from pop art to oil painting to vintage. Then choose from different sizes and layouts, including dyptich and tryptich, to create your own work of art.
Buy Canvas Pop Personalized Canvas, starting at $30, at canvaspop.com

8. Send a Valentine’s Day Love Note with a Gift of Personalized Stationery
Despite our love of all things tech, email is just not as personal as a handwritten note. Take it up a notch with personalized stationery. These handmade, vintage-look letterpress cards come in white with taupe envelopes and are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Just give the artist the name, initials, or short message you want on the cards, and she’ll customize them in your choice of ink color and design.
Buy HycCreative Letterpress Personalized Letterpress Cards, $45 (box of 20 cards & envelopes), at etsy.com

9. Jewelry Is Personal, So Keep It in a Personalized Jewelry Box
For your spectacular fine jewelry collection that he adds to on Valentine’s Day—and many other days throughout the year if he’s worthy of you!—keep it in this monogrammed jewelry box, plated with polished nickel. The jewelry box has 3 compartments and a protective linen lining.
Buy Pottery Barn Beaded Jewelry Box, $99, at potterybarn.com

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