When Is It Appropriate To Put Monograms On Gifts?

A monogram is a design that is made up of two or more interlaced initials. If we are monogramming a single letter, we will usually choose the first letter of our first or last name. For three letters, then the first letter of the first, last and middle name are used. For married couples, the center letter will be the first letter of their last name with the initial of their first name on the left and right side.

After selecting the letters, you can then select the style. You can choose all the letters to be the same size or you can make the middle letter slightly larger than the letters on the left and right.

Why do we use monograms?

Monograms make it easy to add a personal touch to the gift you are giving. It makes the linen or purse feel unique. The recipient will feel that you have gone the extra mile to prepare the gift.

How to choose your monogram color

For items like pillowcase and bed sheet, it is recommended to choose a thread color that matches the color of the item that you are going to monogram.

If you want the initial to be in more striking color, then it is best to use white background. It works best for bathrobes and towels.

Neutral colors work well when paired with other neutral colors and these methods are great for towel and sheet sets.

When is it appropriate to put monograms on gifts?

Wedding gifts

There are so many wedding gifts to choose from and monogramming makes your shopping process much easier. Monogrammed wedding gifts are a favorite among the young couples as they are timeless and sentimental.

Gift for our friend, lover or family member

When you want to give a gift that is personalized to your loved ones and you want to show they are special and that they mean a lot to you.

Give as Gift to mark a special date or special place

It could be a gift to mark a baby first birthday, your first date, graduation day for your child, housewarming for good friends. Putting monograms on gifts for these special moments or occasions make it a very memorable one.

Monograms gift ideas


A set of monogrammed plates or glasses make a perfect gift for newly wed couple for their new home.


A bathrobe with monogrammed lettering is a good idea for gift as usually one will not think of getting a bathrobe for himself.

Tote bag or purse

These two items are personal items that our mother will carry with her when she need to do grocery shopping at the supermarket. Having a monogrammed letter makes a daily belonging more personal.


Bed sheet and towels are often given as wedding gift. Monogramming adds a personal touch to these simple items.

What can you put a monogram on?

With modern technology, you can monogram on almost anything from bathrobe, linen, napkins, fine china, silverware and many others.

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