The Drop: 7 best personalised gifts

Best gifts to personalise or monogram from independent brands on The Drop

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On the hunt for gifts? Here’s our selection of 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 deck of playing cards, a vegan pencil case or a special piece of jewellery. And needless to say, they all make great gifts for yourself, too…

  • Sbri personalised leather airpod case

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    The Drop: Sbri Airpod case

    You know the scene – you go to pick up your AirPods only to find a cluster of them lying on the table thanks to your flatmates/friends/family and you have no idea which ones are yours. To avoid the daily battle, invest in Sbri’s sustainably-sourced leather AirPods pouch.

    Available in seven colours, it has gold embossing on the front for up to six characters, so you can keep track of your pair. Plus, there’s a handy charging slot at the bottom, and a brass lobster clasp to clip onto your bag, dog leash or belt loop, so you can say au revoir to the days of misplacing them. Plus, they make a great gift for all the dedicated music, podcast or audiobook fans in your life…

    Shop Sbri personalised leather airpod case at The Drop, £30

  • Kiss Me At The Disco personalised zebra print tote bag

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    The Drop: Kiss Me At The Disco zebra print tote

    As classic-yet-standout prints go, zebra is up there – and these sturdy, personalised tote bags wear it well. Made from 100% handpainted cotton at Kiss Me At The Disco’s Swansea HQ, there’s plenty of room to fit everything from a quick dash to the shop, your gym kit or laptop for those in-office days. Fast-forward to summer and there’s plenty of room for picnic or beach essentials thanks to the square size.

    Available in classic monochrome, on-trend pastel mint or eye-catching pink, the addition of a black glitter initial makes it an ideal gift for birthdays, and they’re also a great keepsake for hen weekends.

    Shop Kiss Me At The Disco personalised zebra print tote bag at The Drop, £30

  • Rock on Ruby personalised multicoloured striped scarf

    Rock On Ruby Multicolour Stripe Scarf
    The Drop: Rock On Ruby multicolour stripe scarf

    Thanks to the offerings from cult fashion brands Loewe and Acne, a rainbow-coloured striped scarf has shot straight to the top of our accessories wishlist. Wrapping up in a multitude of joy-inducing shades makes the UK’s grey winter days slightly more bearable, look no further than Bury-based brand Rock On Ruby.

    Its made-to-order scarf comes in a thick waffle knit comprised of a cheering array of block colour stripes. Better still, you can make it your own (or someone else’s) by adding an initial which will be stitched in red at one end. It’s the scarf of dreams at the end of the winter knit rainbow…

    Shop Rock on Ruby personalised multicoloured striped scarf at The Drop, £21.60

  • Betsy & Floss personalised mini Luna clutch bag with chain strap

    Betsy & Floss Mini Luna Bag
    The Drop: Betsy & Floss mini Luna bag

    Ever since cult French label Jacquemus released its colourful mini-bags into the world, the smaller the bag, the higher your fashion credentials. And if you think the trend is a bit of you (or a bit of that friend/family member you need to buy a present for), Betsy & Floss has got you covered.

    Made in Italy, get a taste for mini-bag life with the croc-textured Luna clutch, complete with a gold shoulder chain reminiscent of your favourite Chanel bags and a Gucci-esque bamboo clip fastening. Available in five chic colours – navy blue, denim blue, black, taupe and red – add up to four embossed gold initials to the front and there’s even more reason to add to basket ASAP…

    Shop Betsy & Floss personalised mini Luna clutch bag with chain strap at The Drop, £45

  • Proper Goose personalised scribble circle cake tin

    Proper Goose Personalised Cake Tin
    The Drop: Proper Goose personalised cake tin

    We get our morsels of joy wherever we can these days, but nothing perks us up quite like baked goods. Whether red velvet cupcakes, a Victoria sponge or triple chocolate cake is your go-to recipe, if you’re a baking fan, why not give your impressive creations the home they deserve? Give a Paul Hollywood-style handshake to Proper Goose’s circular cake tin.

    Made from sturdy white aluminium, the chic monochrome scribble design makes it ideal for the modern baker who doesn’t do twee. Plus you can personalise it with a name on the lid, making a great housewarming gift, even if your friends fill it with Hobnobs rather than homemade biscuits.

    Shop Proper Goose personalised scribble circle cake tin at The Drop, £25

  • Sbri personalised leopard print leather coin purse

    Sbri Leopard Coin Purse
    The Drop: Sbri leopard coin purse

    Available in two colourways, this sustainably sourced premium British leather pouch turns pulling out a card to pay for brunch/cocktails/Selfridges splurge into an opportunity to soak up some compliments. Better still, have your friend/mum/cousin’s initials embossed on the top as well as adding a personal message inside to make them think of you every time they use it.

    Shop Sbri personalised leopard print leather coin purse at The Drop, £30 

  • Fawn & Thistle personalised initial leopard mug

    Fawn and Thistle Personalised Mug
    The Drop: Fawn and Thistle personalised mug

    Fact: there’s no such thing as owning too many mugs. Which is why they make such a great stocking filler or office Secret Santa present (especially when the only thing you know about Sally from accounts is that she’s mad for a brew). We can’t go past Fawn & Thistle’s statement leopard mug, complete with an oversized initial personalisation, and the extra option to add your gift recipient’s name.

    Shop Fawn & Thistle personalised initial leopard mug at The Drop, £12.50 

  • Mila & Eve leather circle bag with free personalisation

    Mila and Eve Clara Circle Bag
    The Drop: Mila and Eve clara circle bag

    Structured and circular, it’s an alternative take on the classic slouchy crossbody that will slot seamlessly into every kind of winter outfit – whether it’s to accompany you to Christmas parties, or join you on frosty January walks. The leather is from Italy, the strap is detachable, and the hardware is gold – but best thing of all? It’s customisable.

    Available in three go-with-everything shades – black, navy, tan – the pièce de résistance are the embossed gold letters that enable you to personalise it. Add the initials of a loved one for a special Christmas present they’ll carry with them or choose your own for a festive self-gift you definitely deserve.

    Shop Mila & Eve leather circle bag with free personalisation at The Drop, £50

  • Sbri personalised leather dog treat pouch

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    The Drop: Sbri_Personalised Leather Dog Treat Pouch

    Available in eight colours – including blush pink, mint green, lilac, fuchsia pink, orange, tan brown, black and leopard print – and two sizes, it’s super-easy to fasten to your bag, keys, belt loop or lead for more hands-free playtime. Choose up to seven letters to be added in gold foil to the front of the origami-style pouch and wait for the admiring comments from other dog owners roll in…

    Shop Sbri personalised leather dog treat pouch at The Drop, £26

  • Undone Stitch

    Undone Stitch Personalised Embroidered Wooly Hat
    Undone Stitch personalised embroidered wooly hat

    Feel cosy this winter with a personalised woolly hat. Embroider with your favourite word, name, initials or numbers. You choose, we embroider it! Pick from a range of woolly hat colours and thread colours to make it completely your own.

    Shop Undone Stitch personalised embroidered woolly hat at The Drop, £32

  • Rock On Ruby Personalised Year Hoodie

    Rock On Ruby Personalised Year Hoodie
    Rock On Ruby personalised year hoodie

    Handprinted in Manchester, these relaxed fit, fleece-lined hoodies make a great gift for any loungewear-loving friends and are a must-have for organised group outings, like a hen’s weekend or sports team. We know what we’ll be buying for all our friends’ winter birthdays…

    Shop Rock On Ruby personalised year hoodie, £32.50 

  • Martha Brook Personalised Vegan Leather Pencil Case

    Martha Brook Personalised vegan leather pencil case
    The Drop: Martha Brook Personalised vegan leather pencil case

    Handmade from faux vegan leather, this pencil case is available in three chic colours – navy, rose and teal. Perfect for the super organised, the sleek rectangular silhouette is also roomy enough to make a handy storage vessel for eyeliners and mascaras

    Shop Martha Brook personalised vegan leather pencil case, £16.95

  • Proper Goose Personalised Playing Cards

    Proper Goose Personalised Playing Cards
    The Drop: Proper Goose Personalised Playing Cards

    Something about shortening days, rainy evenings and autumn staycations makes us crave card games. Current deck in need of an update? Invest in Proper Goose’s personalised playing cards. Available in your choice of four colours – teal, black, pink or green – add an initial to each card for a tactile monogrammed touch that will never not be thrilling.

    Shop Proper Goose personalised playing cards, £24

  • Anouska Georgia London Pearl Initial Necklace

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    Anouska Georgia London Paris pearl initial necklace

    From Chloé to Celine, luxury labels are still obsessed with initial jewellery. Spoiler: so are we. Want in? Meet Anouska Georgia London’s Paris pearl initial necklace. Inspired by French style, the 24k gold plated pendant is set with delicate cream pearls, then threaded onto a 14k gold 16” fine chain.

    Shop Anouska Georgia London pearl initial necklace, £25

  • Bonita Stiff Brim Wool Fedora

    Bonita Personalised Wool Fedora
    The Drop: Bonita Personalised Wool Fedora

    “Alongside cosy jumpers and darker denim, autumn dressing brings an entourage of new accessories, so trade in your summer hat for this chic wool fedora – and make it your own by adding up to three initials to the grosgrain ribbon for a subtle personalised touch,” says Stylist’s fashion features editor Billie Bhatia.

    Shop Bonita stiff brim wool fedora, £54

  • Betsy & Floss Personalised Initial Leather Backpack

    Betsy & Floss Manarola Backpack
    The Drop: Betsy & Floss Manarola Backpack

    Made from soft pebble grain leather in blue, teal or yellow, it features thick striped straps in a range of contrasting colours. Sling over your shoulders or hold using the additional short straps when your back needs a break. Even better, add up to four complimentary silver or gold embossed characters (or eight for an extra £5) for a preppy monogrammed touch. 

    Shop Betsy & Floss personalised initial leather backpack, £95

  • PaperKin Designs Leather Personalised Card Holder

    PaperKin Designs Personalised Notebooks
    The Drop: PaperKin Designs Personalised Notebooks

    Whether you choose initials, a name, or a special date or word, the gold foil detail on the front of the notebook adds a personalised touch that’ll make that monthly budget meeting slightly more bearable. Of course, the 80-page notebooks can also be used as a journal, a travel diary and more, making them an ideal gift for everyone in your life.

    Shop Paperkin Designs Personalised Gold Foil Notebook, £16.50

  • Posh Totty Designs Personalised Clam Shell Necklace

    Posh Totty Designs Personalised Clam Necklace
    The Drop: Posh Totty Designs Personalised Clam Necklace

    Everyone from Gigi Hadid to Alexa Chung is obsessed with shell jewellery – and so are we. Want to get involved? Available in your choice of gold, rose gold or sterling silver, Posh Totty Designs’ clam shell necklace is our pick of the bunch. There are six styles of chain to choose from, and the inside of the shell can be personalised with up to 12 characters (whether you go for a meaningful name or snappy catchphrase is up to you). 

    Shop Posh Totty Designs personalised clam shell necklace, £49.50

  • Ella Grieves Designs Personalised Rainbow Postcode Print

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    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

  • Undone Stitch Personalised Embroidered Initial Velvet Cushion Cover

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    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

  • Mila & Eve Aztec Sophia Tassel Bag with FREE personalisation

    Mila & Eve Sophia Tassel Bag
    The Drop: Mila & Eve Sophia Tassel Bag

    Made from chic pebble grain leather, Mila & Eve’s Sophia tassel bag is The Drop’s bestselling product of all time. And so we’re bringing it to you again – this time in a choice of three new seasonless colours (navy, teal and Burgundy). The perfect size for everyday essentials, with a classic shape and fringed zipper, the Sophia reminds us pleasingly of Gucci’s covetable Soho Disco crossbody. 

    Shop Mila & Eve aztec Sophia tassel bag with free personalisation, £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

  • 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 

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