The Drop: 7 best personalised gifts
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Best gifts to personalise or monogram from independent brands

On the hunt for gifts? Here are 10 fashion, home and accessories pieces that can be personalised or monogrammed with your choice of initials. 

There’s nothing quite like the angst of having to think of a gift for that person in your life who’s impossible to buy for. And not just any gift – one that shows you’ve put some real thought into it. 

Thankfully, we’re here to help. Below you’ll find a selection of our bestselling items from The Drop by Stylist, all of which can be monogrammed or personalised, whether it’s a chic canvas tote bag, a playful terrazzo tray or a special piece of jewellery. And needless to say, they all make great gifts for yourself, too…

  • Betsy & Floss Personalised Novara Suede and Leather Satchel Crossbody Bag

    Betsy & Floss Crossbody Bag
    The Drop: Betsy & Floss Crossbody Bag

    We love a monogrammed crossbody handbag. You love a monogrammed crossbody handbag. So when we spotted Betsy & Floss’ Novara satchel with its chic suede panelling, top handle and shoulder strap, plus gold monogramming, we knew we had to snap it up for The Drop.

    Shop Betsy & Floss personalised novara suede and leather satchel crossbody bag, £76.50

  • Kiss Me At The Disco Your Year Personalised Date Print

    Kiss Me At The Disco Personalised Year Print
    The Drop: Kiss Me At The Disco Personalised Year Print

    Created in Swansea by Welsh artist Angela Warlow, the brand’s Your Year print is the ideal keepsake, with its bright colours and statement graphics sure to make an impact. Dates are a brilliant way to mark your loved ones’ most notable occasions, whether it’s a special birthday, the year they bought their first house or when they got married.

    Shop Kiss Me At The Disco your year personalised date print, £15

  • Florence London Dainty Name & Date Ring

    Florence London Dainty Ring
    The Drop: Florence London Dainty Ring

    Available in gold or silver, the wrap-over design means you’ll be able to adjust it to fit perfectly. Choose between three delicate fonts, and add up to 10 characters on each side for a delicate-but-meaningful ring that will always hold a special place in your jewellery collection.

    Shop Florence London dainty name & date ring, £32

  • The Straw Basket Company Personalised Leather Clasp Flap Straw Basket With Long Strap

    The Straw Basket Company Monogrammed Basket Bag
    The Drop: The Straw Basket Company Monogrammed Basket Bag

    The Straw Basket Company’s newest made-in-Spain design is practically perfect in every way, and made even better with an exclusive saving available only on The Drop. Woven from palm leaves, each bag is handmade, with the addition of leather handles and a removable shoulder strap, as well as a clasp that can be monogrammed. 

    Shop The Straw Basket Company personalised leather clasp flap basket with long strap, £65

  • Ella Grieves Designs Personalised Rainbow Postcode Print

    Ella Grieves Designs Postcard Print
    The Drop: Ella Grieves Designs Postcard Print

    If you’re evangelical about your local neighbourhood or where you grew up – the cafes! The farmer’s market! The water pressure! – be loud and proud about it via these colourful postcode prints. Created with your choice of neighbourhood and postcode and available in four sizes, Ella Grieves Designs’ rainbow typography makes a great gift for yourself, your family or those friends who refuse to ever move out of their area – not to mention an ideal housewarming present.

    Shop Ella Grieves Designs personalised postcode print, £20

  • PaperKin Designs Leather Personalised Card Holder

    Paperkin Designs Card Holder
    The Drop: Paperkin Designs Card Holder

    Available in four colours – black, green, blue or rose – PaperKin Designs’ leather card holder is a palm-sized no-brainer, especially with an exclusive price available only on The Drop. In line with our unwavering belief that personalisation is the pièce de résistance of any respectable accessory, each card holder can be personalised with a choice of three gold embossed letters, complete with a matching monogrammed drawstring pouch.

    Shop PaperKin Designs leather personalised card holder, £22.99

  • Kiss Me At The Disco Personalised Leopard Print Tote Bag

    Kiss Me At The Disco Leopard Tote Bag
    The Drop: Kiss Me At The Disco Leopard Tote Bag

    “Whether you’re carting your laptop into the office, heading to the local farmers’ market or off the gym, these personalised totes add some fun to an everyday essential,” says The Drop editor Gemma Crisp. “Choose a black glitter initial to be front and centre and say hello to your new favourite bag (or your new favourite gift for all your friends).”

    Shop Kiss Me At The Disco personalised leopard print tote bag, £35

  • Muru London Personalised Sun Necklace

    Muru London Personalised Sun Necklace
    The Drop: Muru London Personalised Sun Necklace

    “This delicate necklace is perfect for layering on a night out or wearing alone for understated day-to-night style,” says Stylist’s executive fashion director Kitty McGee. Engrave with an initial and gift to yourself or a loved one.

    Shop Muru London personalised sun necklace, £40

  • Undone Stitch Personalised Embroidered Initial Velvet Cushion Cover

    Undone Stitch Initial Cushions
    The Drop: Undone Stitch Initial Cushions

    Available in four covetable shades, including mustard and powder pink, these velvet cushions make brilliant gifts for homeware-obsessed friends (preferably housemates – we love them too much to not reap the benefits). Simply choose a letter and Undone Stitch will embroider it in a contrasting 3D-effect design.

    Shop Undone Stitch personalised embroidered initial velvet cushion cover, £42

  • Sbri Personalised Leather Dog Poop Bag Holder

    Sbri Personalised Leather Dog Poop Bag Holder
    The Drop: Sbri Personalised Leather Dog Poop Bag Holder

    The perfect quirky gift for all dog owners in your life, these personalised poo bag holders come in seven colours. The handy pouch stores a standard- sized roll of bags, has a dispenser slot at the bottom for easy access when nature calls, and clips onto your lead or your keys, leaving the walker hands-free. 

    Shop Sbri personalised leather dog poop bag holder, £26

  • Oranda Stone Eris Initial Necklace

    Oranda Stone Eris Initial Necklace
    The Drop: Oranda Stone Eris Initial Necklace

    Coin necklaces are the evergreen jewellery trend that show no signs of abating and this one, available at a special price exclusively on The Drop, has an archaeological feel to it. Personalise the modern initial detail for yourself or for your friend/mum/sister’s birthday.

    Shop Oranda Stone Eris initial necklace, £65

  • Meeka London Alyia Lounge Set

    Meeka Alyia Lounge Set
    The Drop: Meeka London Alyia Lounge Set

    These waffle-textured PJs double up as a loungewear set. They can be worn around the house for a slouchy summer look, or turned into a park-appropriate ensemble with the addition of chunky sandals and layered jewellery. And thanks to the monogramming options, it makes a failsafe gift for birthdays, baby showers and hen’s parties. For an extra £6, get your loved one’s initials embroidered onto the chest or cuff for a personal touch they’ll love. 

    Shop Meeka London Alyia lounge set, £45

  • Sloane Stationery Alphabet Notebook

    Sloane Stationery Alphabet Notebook
    The Drop: Sloane Stationery Alphabet Notebook

    It goes without saying that Sloane Stationery’s alphabet notebook is our failsafe gift of 2021, because who doesn’t love a fancy notebook than can be personalised with an initial? 

    Shop Sloane Stationery alphabet notebook, £39

  • House Of Alice Personalised Initial White Tee

    House of Alice Tshirt
    The Drop: Personalised Initial White Tee

    House Of Alice is a dedicated sustainable T-shirt brand that uses 100% organic cotton and a small batch process with limited quantities that ensures zero wastage. With a special price available exclusively at The Drop by Stylist, choose from three colours for your initial – lilac, aqua and red – which is entwined by a trio of daisies.

    Shop House Of Alice personalised initial white tee, £30

  • Undone Stitch Personalised Initial Beach and Picnic Towel

    Undone Stitch Personalised Towel
    Trending on The Drop: Undone Stitch

    Celebrate the return of summer holidays by upgrading your beach towel to Undone Stitch’s personalised version, available at a special price exclusively on The Drop. Available in three colours – each with a different stripe pattern – you can choose between eight different colour combinations for your initials to make it truly unique.

    Shop Undone Stitch personalised initial beach and picnic towel, £35

  • The Straw Basket Company Personalised Leather Patch Straw Basket Bag

    The Straw Basket Company Personalised Leather Patch Straw Basket Bag
    The Drop: The Straw Basket Company Personalised Leather Patch Straw Basket Bag

    There’s something about monogrammed luggage that whispers sophistication, and if we are ever to achieve this dream, it’s going to start with a holiday holdall. Handmade in Spain, The Straw Basket Company’s classic style has a big tick of approval from Stylist’s fashion team. Emboss the leather patch with your chosen initial or monogram it in gold for a more luxe look.

    Shop The Straw Basket Company personalised leather patch straw bag, £65

  • Mila & Eve Sophia Tassel Bag with FREE personalisation

    Mila and Eve Sophia Tassel Bag_£45_1
    The Drop: Mila and Eve Sophia Tassel Bag

    Perfect for going out out, this chic crossbody bag comes in three colours and can be monogrammed for free, exclusively at The Drop by Stylist. And if you want your bag to be even more of a statement piece, you can dial up a more casual feel by adding a contrasting leopard print strap for an extra £20.

    Shop Mila & Eve Sophia tassel bag, £45

  • Tayla Tayla Monogram Velvet Bow Barrette

    Tayla Tayla Hair Bow in Black
    The Drop: Tayla Tayla Hair Bow in Black

    Evoking 80s prep, this handmade design with monogram detail can be personalised with your initial. Choose from delicate faux-pearl beads or tiny gold iron studs which are handsewn to order. The bow features a barrette clip, which makes it easy to style in a number of ways (half-up, half-down with beachy waves or in a sleek low pony), and it’s feeding our obsession with super-cute hair accessories for summer 2021.

    Shop Tayla Tayla monogram velvet bow barrette, £14

  • Posh Totty Designs Initial Letter Charm Bracelet

    Posh Totty Designs Initial Letter Charm
    The Drop: Posh Totty Designs Initial Letter Charm

    Founded 16 years ago by Alice River-Cripps, who learned jewellery making with Mayan jewellers in Mexico, Posh Totty Designs create personalised and bespoke pieces that make for incredibly thoughtful gifts. Forget alphabet necklaces, it’s all about bracelets now – choose from sterling silver, gold or rose gold.

    Shop Posh Totty Designs initial letter charm bracelet, £35.10

  • Undone Stitch Initial Embroidered Jumper

    Undone Stitch Initial Embroidered Jumper
    The Drop: Undone Stitch Initial Embroidered Jumper

    Why buy a plain sweatshirt when you can buy one with a 3D personalised initial embroidered on the front? Available in 12 colours, choose your initial, thread and colour of sweatshirt and you’ve got the perfect pop of colour for the new season. Plus, handmade with love and care, it’s a sustainable, unisex custom-made gift to yourself (or maybe someone you love who also deserves it).

    Shop Undone Stitch initial embroidered jumper, £48

  • Roseworks Ldn Personalised Terrazzo Tray

    Roseworks Ldn Personalised Tray
    Trending on The Drop: Roseworks Ldn

    Available at a special price exclusively at The Drop by Stylist, these made-to-order terrazzo trays are available in three colour combinations. If your birthday gift list is mounting up, these trays make great presents and you can personalise them with up to four letters of your choice.

    Shop Roseworks Ldn personalised terrazzo tray, £18

  • Muru London Padlock Necklace

    Muru London Padlock Necklace
    The Drop: Muru London Padlock Necklace

    Available in sterling silver or 18ct gold vermeil with a 16-18 inch belcher chain, both options are available at a special price exclusively on The Drop by Stylist. Both, too, are available with free padlock personalisation, together with free padlock personalisation whether it’s your own initial or someone you’d like to remember whenever you wear it.

    Shop Muru London padlock necklace, £40 

  • The Mad Hatter of Durham Personalised Jute Shopping Bag

    The Mad Hatter of Durham Personalised Jute Bag
    The Drop: The Mad Hatter of Durham Personalised Jute Bag

    Our present-buying antennae shot up when we first spotted these leather-strapped tote bags. With a huge array of personalisation options, they’re brilliant for birthday gifts, hen dos, day trips, overnight staycations and afternoons whiled away in the park. You can have up to 30 characters printed on one side, in a choice of classic or scripted fonts and four colours – gold, rose gold, black or white. Names, initials, slogans… the options are endless.

    Shop The Mad Hatter of Durham personalised jute shopping bag, £28.99

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