Here at the Strategist, the more personal the gift, the better. It’s why we’re partial to a tasteful (even subversive) monogram, which, as writer Molly Young puts it, “elevates an item from ‘fine’ to ‘spectacular.’ It’s special; it’s personal; it’s luxurious.” Below, we’ve rounded up a range of customizable items for Mother’s Day that can be personalized as you choose, whether your mother is the type to prefer a monogrammed clutch or a fancy coupe glass with her initials on it.
A genteel gold flask for the lady who aspires to own a flask bracelet, which could be inscribed with any number of Lucille Bluth quotes: We like, “Get me a vodka rocks.”
Consider spelling out a simple greeting instead of her initials (it’s what Molly Young would do).
Earn some extra brownie points by presenting it with a gift card inside.
Because we all want the full hotel experience — monogrammed robe, and all.
The ideal tote for an art mom who loves a graphic print or two.
Add her initials (or embroider some of your own).
A custom-carved cocktail shaker for the lady who loves to host cocktail hours.
The monogram will ensure that she’ll never have trouble picking hers out at coat check (and incidentally, it would make a great work bag).
A thoughtful gift for the frequent traveler, with minimal stamped lettering if you want to personalize it.
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