Personalised Gifts

There are gifts and then there are gifts that go the extra mile; engraved, embossed or embroidered, here are our favorite personalised presents. 

They are not cheap but these illuminated circus-style lights are major statement pieces that will be a real talking point. They look amazing in a kid’s bedroom or to spell out words in (big) living spaces. They can also be wall-mounted £330, Rockett St George

 

We have coveted Annoushka’s gorgeous yellow gold and diamond ‘mythology’ pendants for as long as we can remember and they make a really special gift. They also look great layered with other necklaces or additional letters if you are feeling extra generous. £395, Annoushka

 

Plan or record a special trip with this sweet personalised paper stitch map. You can add your own title, have a route pre-stitched or stitch you own. £17, Not On The Highstreet

 

Since discovering the newly launched site Mark and Graham we have been totally addicted to the vast – and we mean huge – array of things to personalise. They also gift wrap every purchase and all personalisation (there are 50 fonts to choose from) is free. The 2-ply cashmere wraps make a super luxurious gift. Mark and Graham

 

Graham and Green’s gilded albesia wood letters come in two sizes and are perfect for grouping together on a shelf or using as a simple monogram. From £8, Graham and Green

 

The Letter Room’s chunky oak boards are handmade and can be engraved with a message, family name or (short) pithy comment, forcing you to get creative with as few characters as possible. There are a range of shapes, some with rope handles. £74, The Letter Room

 

There are plenty of companies offering name embossed pencils but we love the Original Gift Company’s presentation boxes of a dozen pencils. Choose from navy blue, pink or natural. £12.95, The Original Gift Company

 

 

Have a monogram embossed onto Smythson’s exquisite new blue iPad case. £237, Smythson

 

How fabulous are these monogrammed espadrilles for men and women? We love the bright pop colours but the candy striped versions are pretty wonderful too. £65, Gift Library

Make a swing really special by having children’s names engraved in them. The Oak and Rope Company do three different sizes of swing and each comes with a generous length of manila rope. From £175, The Oak and Rope Company.

 

Spell out a name or monogram with Jonathan Adler’s gorgeous woven letter cushions – the company’s design your own service also allows you to order bespoke cushions featuring different letters on the reverse and myriad colour combinations. Jeweller Carolina Bucci has these with her surname on one side, and her husband’s on the flip-side. From £80, Jonathan Adler 

 

Put a personal spin on the classic calendar with Rosie Robins’ personalised wall planner. You can choose a heading, which month you would like the planner to begin with and have up to 15 special dates printed on too. £27, Rosie Robins

 

We’ve recently written about the wonderful stamps from Bloomfield & Rolfe – their collection includes custom-made house stamps for anyone truly in love with their bricks and mortar. £75, Holly’s Houses

 

Not only does Monica Vinader deliver her engraved accessories with incredible speed (we ordered two engraved bracelets online and they were delivered within 24 hours) she also produces jewellery like these friendship bracelets that are classic enough to mix with any other jewellery that you already wear. £115, Monica Vinader

 

Williams-Sanoma is a great place to find personalised homewares including these apothecary jars which can be etched with a monogram or short word. From around £29, Williams-Samona

 

Liberty has taken the concept of digital t-shirt printing one step further with a dedicated personalisation tee bar on the 1st floor of the Regent Street store. Run by Yr Store, you can add an all over print of your choice to a plain tee. 

 

 

— Helen
19th November 2013