Skip the eeny-meeny-miny-moe thing—you know, where you pick up a randomly chosen, pre-wrapped department store box and hope for the best—and nix those safe (but boring) scarves and stereotypical ties. This holiday season make your mark with one of these extra-thoughtful monogrammed gifts. Allow up to a week for personalizing, assuming your choice of color and size are in stock.
1. For Their Home Sweet Home: Snuggle Op
Let them cuddle up in front of the fire—or House of Cards—under this super-soft, oversized throw. Available in a variety of patterns and colors, it’s 100-percent acrylic and machine washable and dryable.
$135, Wish, 3 Purdy Ave, Rye
2. For the Hostess: Preferable to Purell
Engraved with text like names or initials, these triple-milled, vegetable oil-based soaps are offered in 14 different fragrances and available in beautiful gift boxes of one, two, three, or four bars.
$13 (single bar) to $35 (four-bar set), Breeze 1 King St, Chappaqua; 192 Katonah Ave, Katonah
3. For Her: Chic ID Idea
Whether out clubbing or caroling, she’ll never have to worry about losing this au courant monogrammed zipper-wallet wristlet. Available in black, gray, taupe, hot pink, and navy; choose from a variety of font styles.
$55, Wish, 3 Purdy Ave, Rye
4. For Him: No More MIA Essentials
Just the thing for your favorite road warrior’s toiletries, this waxed cotton canvas dopp kit, featuring stylish leather trim, is lined in nylon for easy cleaning. Offered in chestnut and blue (from an online-only shop based in Bedford).
$55 plus $7 for monogramming, Mrs. Monogram
5. For the Wee Ones: Sweetly in Style
These oh-so-adorable, 100-percent cotton pullover sweaters are available in light pink, hot pink, navy, light blue, red, and white. In size 12-months to size 6, they’ll turn baby’s first Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa into a charming first photo op.
$65, Twinkle Toes, 88 Purchase St, Rye