Presenting a thoughtful gift and watching a loved one’s face light up is as much a joy for you as it is for them. But let’s not kid ourselves: gift-giving is a competitive sport, and if the accolade for ‘best present giver’ is up for grabs, then you bet we want to win it.
These monogrammed gift ideas are guaranteed to help you win the gift-giving game, and are ideal for just about anyone in your life — from your boss or best friend, to the person who is impossible to buy for because they have literally everything.
1. Monogrammed phone case, from $49.95, from The Daily Edited
With a myriad of designs to choose from at every price range, you’ll surely find something to wow your pal at The Daily Edited. Embossing can be done on the spot throughout TDE stores, or you can order online for convenience.
2. Personalised carry-on luggage, $295, from Away
Perfect for the person who’s constantly on the road. Each time they walk through the departure gates, they’ll be reminded of how much you care about them. Luggage bags from Away have TSA-approved locks, come with rechargeable battery packs, and can be monogrammed with initials in a range of chic designs.
3. Monogrammed passport holder, $69, from Mon Purse
Another great gift for frequent jet-setters, though one that won’t break the bank. The Mon Purse passport holder is an ideal present for a friend on their ‘going away’ do. Available in 18 colours.
4. Personalised water bottle, $35.90, from Beysis
Your mate will love staying hydrated in style with these gorgeous bottles from Beysis. Available in three earthy tones that include navy, moss green and this striking burnt orange, the stainless steel bottles are BPA-free and vacuum-insulated to keep your hot drinks hot and your cool drinks cold.
5. Custom hair clip, US$28, from Baublebar
Build your friend their very own statement hair clip, customising the piece on every step — from choosing the thickness of the clip to the colour of the text. Note: Baublebar is a US-based company, and so a gift from here should not be left to the last minute. Allow for ample shipping time, and consider nabbing one for yourself to make the shipping cost feel worth it.
6. Argento Vivo initial pendant necklace, $90.78, from Nordstrom
This classic yet edgy Argento Vivo pendant is made from sterling silver plated in 18k gold. Coming in under $100, it’s an ideal gift for your fashion-conscious friend on a milestone birthday. Or for yourself… for absolutely no reason at all. I may or may not have bought one while writing this story.
7. Personalised bathrobe, $83.97, from Sheridan
Sheridan‘s Quick Dry Luxury Unisex Bathrobes come in four shades and can be personalised with up to nine letters, allowing you to spell the full name of your friend or family member.
8. Initial slippers, $145, from Monte
Monte’s unisex slippers are designed in Australia and are ethically produced using super soft velvet. With a leather sole, the shoes are perfect for the house as well as the real world, and can be monogrammed in either silver or gold thread.
9. Personalised Scotch Whisky, from Glenfiddich
Select alcohol retailers Australia-wide will personalise a bottle of Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky for a Christmas, birthday or any-occasion gift that keeps on giving. Choose between Glenfiddich 12-year, 15-year, 18-year, 21-year, IPA and Project XX varieties —prices will vary depending on your pick. Find your local store here.