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8 things you never thought you could get monogrammed

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There are few things that can’t be improved with a touch of personalisation. Here are eight options you might not have considered…

While having your initials stitched into your personal belongings was once reserved for your school PE kit, these days it’s a sartorial statement.

Monogramming is all the rage – so much so that it’s filtered out into aspects of your life you hadn’t considered before.

And with J. Crew laying on their very own monogramming event on 20 November in the run-up to Christmas, we’re brimming with ideas on how to get creative.

Without further ado, here are eight things you probably didn’t know you could get monogrammed…

1. Your bobble hat

A chunky hat is a staple of every winter wardrobe. But how do you stand out from a crowd of pom-pommed heads? Your initials, of course.

This cable-knit one from J. Crew is the perfect pull-on-and-go to complete any outfit. 

Head to their Regent Street store from 5pm - 8pm on 20 November or their Sloane Square and Redchurch Street store from 4pm to 7pm and get 20% off your purchase as well as some free monogramming action. 

BUY NOW: Ribbed beanie with faux-fur pom-pom, J. Crew, £39.50

2. Your toothbrush

Not only is a wooden toothbrush easier on the environment, you can also get them personalised with your chosen phrase or name.

A monogrammed toothbrush such as these ones from Teals Prairie is an easy way to avoid the age-old horror of using the wrong toothbrush.

It also has the added bonus of looking chic on your bathroom shelf.

BUY NOW: Engraved toothbrush, Teals Prairie, £17.09

3. Your sleeve

Everyone knows that the best Christmas gifts are the ones with the most thought. And what’s more thoughtful than a personalised present?

The saying might dictate that you wear your heart on your sleeve, but we’re making a case for wearing your name instead.

J.Crew’s free monogramming event is making that an offer too tempting to refuse, especially with the added bonus of 20% off every purchase.

That means you can get an easy Christmas present win in the bag ahead of the last-minute panic shopping.

Alternatively, make that an early festive gift for yourself.

If you make it down to J.Crew on Regent Street, you’ll even have the added pleasure of the Stylist and ShortList team’s company, who’ll be on hand to help you pick out a present.

BUY NOW: Turtleneck sweater with side slits, J. Crew, £79.50

4. Your mascara

If you want to bring a touch of monogramming to your beauty regime, it all starts with your mascara.

Beauty brands like Eyeko have tapped into our love of a bit of ego-stroking and now offer a personalised mascara concocted to meet your individual needs.

To round it off, they then package it up in a monogrammed box.

BUY NOW: Mascara, Eyeko

5. Your coat

Find a coat you love and you’ll want for little more this winter.

This tweed one from J. Crew is not only super on-trend but you can also get it monogrammed at their special event.

Plus, no more grabbing the wrong coat from the cloakroom…

BUY NOW: Daphne topcoat in Italian tweed, J. Crew, £325

6. Your water bottle

The spirit of fighting plastic has never been stronger, and that means investing in a water bottle you can use over and over again. 

These ones from Painted Tent are made to order with your chosen initials or name. The perfect drinking companion.

BUY NOW: Water bottle, Painted Tent, £17.81

7. Your breakfast

While we’re all used to seeing more than the odd fancy brunch appear on our Instagram feeds, you can up your game with your own monogrammed jar of spread.

Come Christmas time, some department stores offer the chance to get your initials on your own jar of Nutella and Marmite for the perfect kitchen ‘shelfie’ opportunity.

8. Your blazer

Blazers don’t have to be a corporate item without any sense of individuality.

Go for a casual blazer and show your creativity by monogramming the lapel.

And as we’re in the rundown to Christmas why not opt for a festive green? 

BUY NOW: Sparkly Sophie open-front sweater blazer, J. Crew, £138

For the perfect monogrammed present for your friends, head to J. Crew’s store on Regent Street, Sloane Square or Redchurch Street on 20 November.