Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gift of the Day: Personalized Lucite Trays

How cute can you be? Pretty cute with the many, many interchangeable inserts for these wonderful lucite trays. Trays measure 16" square and have handles for easy carrying. Sides are 2" high so these trays are great for all sorts of purposes. Still available for the holidays through 12/11 (or 12/14 with express shipping) these make great gifts for all the hostesses you know. Fun for a newly married couple, a new house or someone who enjoys entertaining. Trays include one insert for $85 and extra inserts are available for $30. Our Fill Your Sleigh sale gives you 20% off, making the trays $68 through 12/12/09. Add these to your shopping list and you won't be sorry! See all the fantastic choices here

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Gift of the Day: Personalized or Monogrammed Paper Cocktail Napkins

Gift of the Day: Personalized or Monogrammed Paper Cocktail Napkins Just $28.95 for 100. Whatever your style may be, we have a napkin for you. Sophisticated, swirly monograms set your heart on fire? The Paris Monogram Foil Stamped napkin shown at left could be for you. Available in 30 different napkin colors and 14 foil colors, you can design these to suit your decor, a special event or the holidays! Create your own here.

Simple elegance more your style? The Trajan Foil Stamped napkin has one line of personalization for a family name, a boat or plane, a special decide. Napkin is available in 30 different colors, foil in 14 colors. Create yours here.

Personalized napkins take about a week to produce. They are still available for the holidays (through 12/15) and make a great hostess gift, a thoughtful gift for the bartender extraordinaire, or the perpetual party-thrower. You should also consider some for yourself at this price!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Baseball Caps $25

Monogrammed baseball caps - a versatile gift! Fun choice for mom to wear in the car pool line, great for a girls weekend at the beach, bridesmaids gifts, family trips, a teacher or coach, tennis player, runner, get the idea. At just $25, the personalized baseball cap is a thoughtful, affordable choice. Order them in school colors, team colors or a favorite combination. Fun for family pictures! Order by December 15th for Christmas delivery.

See all the colors here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Tervis Tumblers -- Hurry! Last Day for Christmas Delivery 12/7!!

Monogrammed Tervis Tumblers are fantastic gifts. Give them to children with their names --kids love Tervis and you can order matching lids to help prevent spills!

Mugs are great for the coffee drinkers in your life. Some customers say they prefer using the mugs for soup or ice cream. However and wherever you like to use Tervis Tumblers, they are a guaranteed successful gift!Personalize with a name or monogram. Take the customization a step further by adding emblems with your favorite collegiate team or Major League Baseball team.

Don't delay -- order today!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gift of the Day: Personalized Puzzles

Gift of the Day: Personalized Puzzles $30. So cute! Educational and fun.
  • 17 designs to choose from...alphabet shown here, USA map available as well as all the important themes -- police cars, pirates, ballerinas and flowers.
We think these puzzles make a great gift for children this holiday season. They would also make wonderful birthday presents or a fun addition to grandparents toy closet. Personalize with a child or family name. Allow 10 days for production. To see all the available styles, click here

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gift of the Day: Notably Chic Note Pads

A store favorite from the moment it arrived -- the Notably Chic bow note pad. A great gift for just about everyone you know...friends, co-workers, baby sitters, dog sitters, hostesses, newlyweds, college freshman...

Design your custom gift with the great selection of ribbons, fonts and ink colors. You can create the perfect gift to suit any style.

Shown at left is the small size note pad with Party Spot Ribbon. Font Style is MUR in black ink.

Made just for you! Notepads available in 2 sizes: Small ($22) 6" square and Large ($44) 7.5" square Allow one week for production plus shipping.

We've had customers order these for:
  • Teacher gifts
  • Hostess thank yous for showers
  • Birthday gifts for friends
  • Co-worker gifts
  • Bridal shower gifts
  • Dog walkers & baby sitters
  • Housewarming & hostess gifts
  • Girls Weekends

Make your list & get started creating your perfect personalized gift. Click here to see the selection.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gift of the Day: Personalized Christmas Plates

Today's Gift of the Day is Christmas Plates! Make them yours with a monogram, a family or child's name. Use them as a Cookies for Santa plate or Carrots for Reindeer. We think these plates make a fun, modern option for Christmas china. Personalized Christmas plates make fun gifts for children and families, newlyweds, and hostesses. You can find so many reasons to share these preppy holiday plates with everyone on your list. Available in 29 styles starting at $24.50. See them all here

Friday, November 6, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Playing Cards

Monogrammed or personalized playing cards (starting at $29.75) make a fun, affordable gift for all the card sharks in your life. Whether the favorite game is poker, bridge or go fish, any card player would love to see his or her initials, name or nickname on a deck or two. One customer bought these for his poker group with 'Make Checks Payable to' and each man's name. What a great idea! His poker group loved them.

See our selection of cards here

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Swarovski Crystal Handbag

Having just seen Michael Jackson 'This is It', we were inspired to choose a sparkly gift of the day. Our Monogrammed Swarovski Crystal Handbag beats out a sequined glove anyday for a signature accessory.

Custom made just for you in New York in about 4 weeks, this bag is available in the two color combinations shown at left. These beautiful bags are an investment -- $725--but as a Gift of the Day, we are offering them for $695 through November 10th. Click here to see more.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gift of the Day: Colorful, Whimsical Nativity Set

Today's Gift of the Day is shocking -- not monogrammed! This adorable 17 piece Nativity Set from Coton Colors Pottery is one of the cutest things out for this holiday season. The colors are cheerful and the faces on the people and the animals have wonderfully sweet expressions. This Nativity Set makes a very special family gift and will be something they can treasure for a lifetime. Specially priced through November 15th at $195. Get more details here

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Clear 'Airport' Cosmetic Bag $29

Today's Gift of the Day is both cute and clever! Our 'Airport' Cosmetic bag is made out of clear plastic so you can store all your liquids and gels (3 oz or less of course) in a handy, yet stylish cosmetic bag. Measures 7.5"w x 5.5"h x 2.25"t

Over 11 leather colors to choose from and 3 monogram styles. Shown here is acorn leather with a hot stamp monogram. Classic combinations would be red leather with a gold monogram, black leather with a silver monogram, royal blue with a gold monogram, kiwi or caribbean blue with a silver monogram.

The price can't be beat -- just $29 including the monogram. As a Gift of the Day, the Airport bag will be 10% off 10/26/09 through 11/2/09.
Check it out here

Another view: Shown below with red leather trim

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gift of the Day: Hand Painted Baptism Plates

We LOVE our new line of hand-painted plates! These adorable styles solve the challenge of finding a cute yet appropriate baptism gift. You can give one as a friend, family member or god-parent. Several styles are available so be sure to check them out here

These plates come in two sizes (8.25" for $40 and 10.5" for $44) and are lead free and food safe. They can be hung on a wall, placed on display in a book shelf or used everyday for meals and snacks!

Designed and made by artists in the USA. Several styles are available and they also make hanging tile wall plaques too! Be sure to visit our site to see the selection!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Glass Cutting Board

Get ready for holiday entertaining and gift-giving with this stylish, yet practical personalized touch for the kitchen or bar! Tempered glass cutting boards in your choice of five patterns (damask shown here, houndstooth, mod circle, diamond and zebra) in five colors (black, brown, green, sky blue, or pink)! Custom design each gift to perfectly suit the recipient.

Our monogrammed cutting boards come in two sizes: Small (11 3/4" x 8") for $39.95 and Large (15 3/4" x 11 3/4") for $51.95. These make fresh, unique gifts for weddings, showers, hostesses and housewarmings!

As a Gift of the Day, these cutting boards will be 10% off October 21 - 27, so order one now and enjoy the savings.

Click here to see our selection!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gift of the Day: Hand Painted Bow Holder

The cutest! Our hand painted bow holder with a name, single initial or monogram adds a darling touch to a little girls room. What an adorable way to keep bows organized!

Hand painted here in the USA just for you in a studio with 4 artists, these bow holders are available in 35 different combinations. Let us know if you don't see the color palette you need and we'll see what we can do.

We think these are such a terrific gift for a little girl's birthday, a new baby, a flower girl gift, the possibilities are endless.

Hand painted round wood circle measures 6" x .5" with a 24" double layered hanging ribbon for lots and lots of bows. Comes with a Posey Pin for hanging and a coordinating Posey Flower attached at the bottom.

Only $34.95!!! As a Gift of the Day, these bow holders will be 10% off October 15 - 22. See our complete collection by clicking here

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gift of the Day: MLB Tervis Tumblers - Personalized of course!

Major League Baseball playoffs are full swing (pardon the pun) with the Yankees, Dodgers and Angels all moving to the next round while the Phillies & Rockies continue to battle it out. All this post-season excitement inspired us to make MLB Tervis Tumblers the Gift of the Day.

What a perfect gift for the baseball lover in your life! Fans young and old would love a Tervis Tumbler with their favorite team's emblem and their name or monogram. Personalized MLB Tervis Tumblers would make a fun stocking stuffer this holiday season. Matching father and son tumblers could be very cute!

Tervis Tumblers insulated products keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. They are freezer, dishwasher, and microwave safe and come with a lifetime guarantee. You just can't beat them!

As a Gift of the Day, all MLB Tervis Tumblers will be 10% October 12 - 19, 2009. See all 34 styles here

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Hats, Gloves & Scarves

Today's Gift of the Day is inspired by the 18 degree temperature this morning and this view outside my window. Winter is on its way and why not get ready with some cute new monogrammed scarves with matching hats & gloves? We carry sizes for both adults & children so you can outfit the whole clan. These would also make fun holiday gifts if you are planning a ski trip or other snowy adventure -- perhaps you are headed 'over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house' this winter.

As the Gift of the Day, all hats, scarves & gloves will be 10% off October 9 - 16th. See them all here

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gift of the Day: Personalized Pumpkin Sign $18

Put the personal touch on your pumpkin this year with this adorable wood sign! Cute as can be with your name on it and the sign can be used again and again! When Halloween is over, you could hang this sign just about could get it back out for Christmas! Have Santa or a snowman hold it!

Wood sign is made in the USA and hangs with a knotted rope. Shown on the left with a name in Curlz. Our sign measures 3 1/2" x 10" and will look great on pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
As a Gift of the Day, this personalized wood sign will be 10% off 10/5 through 10/12/2009.
Order one for yourself and one for a friend today!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gift of the Day: Lilly Pulitzer Personalized Gift Stickers

Today's Gift of the Day is the Lilly Pulitzer Personalized Gift Sticker. The Southern Belle and Crazy Caravan Blue styles are shown above. With over 31 designs to choose from and prices starting at $35, you'll find plenty of ways to add sassy style to your stationery wardrobe without breaking the bank. From classic to whimsical, there is a design and a color scheme for you in the Lilly line. Generously sized, these personalized gift stickers are 2.5" square so they can't be missed on your packages and gift bags. They'll be 10% off through 10/9. See them here

Lilly Pulitzer has been creating and inspiring preppy style for 50 years! As part of the Jubilee celebration this year, LP has launched a stationery and paper gifts have probably seen the adorable napkins & plates, desk accessories and gift wrap.

Our favorite part of Lilly Pulitzer Stationery is the Personalized Correspondence Line which includes calling cards, gift stickers, folded notes, flat cards and invitations! There is something for everyone in this colorful line-up regardless of age or budget.

We think its a great idea to develop a 'signature style' for your gift-wrapping. It might sound a little snooty but its really a great time and money saving strategy. One of our favorite store customers taught us this trick. She uses only red wrapping paper and then varies the ribbon, gift stickers and enclosure cards to suit the season, the occasion and the recipient. Her gifts always look great and people recognize her red paper every time.

  1. First thing to consider, what types of gifts do you give over and over, wedding, birthday, hostess, etc?
  2. How do you give a couple, a single person or as a family?
  3. What do you like to give as gifts -- homemade pickles, books, wine?

Once you think these things through, you'll be ready to come up with your 'Signature Style' and have the the supplies on hand to wrap gifts in an instant!

  1. Select a few colors you love that will work for most of your gift occasions
  2. Find a personalized gift tag for yourself, you & your spouse or your family
  3. Shop for gift wrap, gift bags, tissue and ribbon in your color palette (don't forget the bottle bags if wine is your thing)
  4. Now you have everything you need to establish your 'Signature Style'

Our Signature Style is hot pink/lime green/turquoise. Great with the Bamboo Pink Sticker and the Winter Playground Green Sticker We find our favorite glossy wrapping paper at Nashville Wraps. The prices are great and the color palette is terrific! Here is a link to our favorite - the bright glossy paper shown above -- You can also find fabulous grograin ribbon in 100 yard rolls at Nashville Wraps at GREAT prices

Enjoy your Perfectly Presented Personalized Gift Wrap!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Gift of the Day: Collegiate Tervis Tumblers

With October almost here, college football season is in full swing! Whether your team is winning or losing, fond tailgating memories will get you through your work week.

Keep your team spirit alive throughout the year with Collegiate Tervis Tumblers.
  1. Choose from 5 different tumbler sizes
  2. Select your favorite team emblem
  3. Personalize with your name, monogram or nickname (no numbers, please)

Everyone loves Tervis Tumblers! In case you were wondering how it all started, the world’s first insulated tumbler was created in 1946 by Detroit engineering duo Frank Cotter & G. Howlett Davis. Using the insulating properties of air, the two engineers created a permanently sealed, double-walled tumbler that kept cold drinks colder & hot drinks hotter longer than traditional drinkware. The only thing missing was a name but with a simple combination of the last three letters of Cotter & Davis’ names, the brand “Tervis®” was born.

Personalized Tervis Tumblers are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe. Order them now to enjoy during this football season or think about them as a holiday gift.

Collegiate Tervis Tumblers will be 10% off for a week beginning today.

You can see all 140 school choices here

Friday, September 25, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Square Vase

Our Friday Gift of the Day is this versatile square monogrammed glass vase. A great price at $18.95, there are endless possibilities for this vase as a gift. Fun housewarming gift, great gift for any gardener, an interesting hostess or bridesmaids gift....or just buy one for yourself.
The vase measures 7" high so it looks great just about anywhere and doesn't need a ton of flowers to look full.
Some ideas we've had for this vase... fill the bottom with some rocks and add a beta fish as a fun teacher gift; fill with flowers or herbs from your garden to welcome a new neighbor; have your florist make some arrangements in them and give them as hostess gifts at a shower or luncheon.
As a Gift of the Day, this monogrammed vase will be 10% for a week beginning today 9/25/09. Order one here

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gift of the Day: Halloween Cat Custom Stamp

Here Kitty, Kitty! Feeling a bit crafty this fall? Mix up a batch of your favorite treats or brew to share with friends, family and co-workers. Put the personal touch on your package with a Halloween custom stamp.

With almost 300 styles to choose from, our custom stamps are available in monograms, single initials and all sorts of themes.

As a Gift of the Day, all Holiday custom stamps will be 10% off through 9/30/09.

Production time is just a week so you have plenty of time to enjoy a spooky Halloween stamp or plan ahead for Christmas and Hanukkah!

See all the holiday stamps here

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Umbrellas

For all our friends in rain-soaked Atlanta, our Gift of the Day is the monogrammed umbrella!

We have two styles: a golf umbrella ($38) and a folding umbrella ($36.50). Each style is available in a choice of 7 color combinations.

Monogrammed umbrellas ...who could you give one to? A golfer, a shower hostess, a friend in Seattle, a teacher.....get a white one with a blue monogram for a bride as her 'something blue'

As a Gift of the Day, monogrammed umbrellas will be 10% off through 9/28/09.

Buy one here

Friday, September 18, 2009

Gift of the Day: Hand-Engraved Sterling Silver Cuff

Simply elegant, understated chic bracelet beautiful enough for a special occasion yet designed to wear everyday.
Designed by Andrea Barnett of Dallas, Texas, this custom made cuff bracelet with hand-rolled edges measures a significant 1.5 inches tall at its widest point.
Hand-engraving is an artform so this beauty takes 4-6 weeks to have made. It is worth the wait! An heirloom piece the moment you put it on your arm. I wore mine last night to a party and had a few people order one on the spot.
As a Gift of the Day, this bracelet will be 10% through September 25th. Take advantage of the savings and order one for the holidays now!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gift of the Day: Fashion Week Find - Chic Straw Bags

With Spring 2010 Fashion Week in full swing in New York through Thursday, we thought we'd highlight a Monogram Merchant favorite which is being presented to stylists and fashion writers during the big event.

These chic straw bags were the hit of the Hamptons this summer and you can have one ready for winter and spring trips. People followed me around asking 'Where did you get that bag?' For the record, I was carrying the large shoulder bag in the Hampton ribbon with white monogram.

Completely customized, you can select from the Hobe Sound collection shown left which features beautifully cast Sand Dollars, Scallops or Starfish on gorgeous silk and the Monogram Collection with almost 2 dozen color choices. The bags come in four different styles so there is something for everyone.

Through 9/22/09, all straw bags will be 10% off. You can see the full collection here

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gift of the Day: Monogrammed Slippers

Need a gift for a mom-to-be or a bride? Consider a pair of monogrammed slippers. A great deal for $19.75 and a quick turnaround of about a week.

With the most popular birthday in the US right around the corner (October 5th), you probably know someone who is about to have a baby. These slippers are a popular choice to add some style to your hospital stay.

If you are shopping for a bride, personalize a white pair in blue to honor the 'something blue' tradition!

Great for pedicure parties and girls weekends too. Slippers have velcro closure and come in white, hot pink and lime green.

As a Gift of the Day, monogrammed slippers will be 10% off through 9/17/09 so take advantage of the discount on an already affordable and adorable gift.

Gift of the Day: Trick or Treat Buckets

The first feelings of fall in the air and all thoughts turn to what else --- Halloween! Costumes and candy make for a ton of fun. Looking cute while collecting your goodies is easy as can be with one of these personalized Halloween pails. Customize yours with a name or a monogram and you will be the best-dressed ghoul or goblin on the block. Many fabric styles to choose from so you can match your costume or choose a holiday print.

All Halloween trick or treat buckets will be 10% off through September 16, 2009!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Gift of the Day: Wine Down Wednesday

Let's face is a big part of our everyday living. Celebrate Wednesday or Thursday or Friday with a monogrammed etched stemless wine glass.

Fans of the stemless glass say it doesn't topple over and it is easy in the dishwasher. We think it looks great and if it is more practical, well all the better.
This glass can be purchased in sets of 2 or 4. A set of 4 runs $32 which makes it a good price for all sorts of gifts. Production time is usually 10 days - 2 weeks so think ahead for all the wine lovers in your life!

As a Gift of the Day item, these glasses will be 10% off for a week. Promotion code is 'DAY'

Find them here:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gift of the Day: Celebrate Cash for Clunkers with a Monogrammed Car Tag

Did you get a new car with the Cash for Clunkers program or know someone who did? Put the finishing touch on a sparkling new car with a monogrammed car tag.

If you missed out on the car deal of the century, spruce up your current jalopy with a cute new personalized car tag.

Custom design the tag to match your car, like our friend 'GHL' or pick your favorite color combination!
Available in flat or 3-D in metal, acrylic or polyethylene in several dozen darling designs, priced $25-$30. Production time is approximately a week.

Get 10% off all car tag orders for a week with promotion code 'DAY'! See our selection of monogrammed car tags here

Monday, August 31, 2009

Debuting the Monogram Merchant's Gift of the Day

Beginning tomorrow, September 1, the Monogram will inspire and delight you with gift ideas for anyone and everyone you know. Our Gift of the Day will be posted Monday - Friday for your viewing pleasure. All gift ideas featured in 'Gift of the Day' will be 10% off for a week following their post. The promotion code will be 'DAY' --easy to remember, don't you think?

Stay tuned...we'll be back soon with our Inaugural Gift of the Day

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gift of the Day 3 day countdown

On Tuesday, September 1, the Monogram is launching our "Gift of the Day" campaign via this blog and Twitter. You can follow us on on Twitter ( to get "Gift of the Day" immediately. We'll have product photos and details here on this blog as well as on our website in our new "Gift of the Day" section. Products featured in "Gift of the Day" will be 10% off for a week from the date of post. We hope to delight and inspire you with our unique personalized gifts and creative suggestions for gift giving.