Best gifts to personalise or monogram from independent brands

Written by Stylist Team

On the hunt for gifts? Here are a 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 chic wool fedora, a deck of playing cards or a special piece of jewellery. And needless to say, they all make great gifts for yourself, too…

  • 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

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  • Noah Milo Personalised Initials Sweatshirt

    The Drop: Noah & Milo Personalised Initials Sweater

    “Preppy casualwear separates, like this Noah & Milo sweatshirt, are the perfect trans-seasonal investment,” says Kitty McGee, Stylist’s executive fashion director. “Wear yours with tailored wide-leg trousers, retro trainers and a lightweight padded jacket for an effortless yet on-trend autumn look.” 

    Shop Noah Milo personalised initials sweatshirt, £18.75

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  • Anouska Georgia London Pearl Initial Necklace

    The Drop: 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

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  • Bonita Stiff Brim 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

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  • Betsy & Floss Personalised Initial Leather 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

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  • PaperKin Designs Leather Personalised Card Holder

    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

    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

    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

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  • Undone Stitch Personalised Embroidered Initial Velvet Cushion Cover

    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

    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

    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


  • House Of Alice Personalised Initial White Tee

    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

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  • Mila & Eve Aztec Sophia Tassel Bag with FREE personalisation

    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

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  • Tayla Tayla Monogram Velvet Bow Barrette

    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

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  • Posh Totty Designs Initial Letter Charm Bracelet

    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

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  • Roseworks Ldn Personalised Terrazzo 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

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  • 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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