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The Best Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day

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.

Cathy’s Concepts Personalized Faux Leather Clutch

A pair of monogrammed clutches that are almost Wes Anderson levels of twee.

L.L. Bean Plush Throw

Just think: a subtle monogram could turn this run-of-the-mill throw into something much more special.

Izola Personalized Gold Flask

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.”

Lands’ End Women’s Shaped Supima Turtleneck

Consider spelling out a simple greeting instead of her initials (it’s what Molly Young would do).

Paper Source Stacked Monogram Stationery

It’s always nice (and useful) to receive some stationery printed with your name.

J.Crew Leather Card Case

Earn some extra brownie points by presenting it with a gift card inside.

GRS Jewelry Personalized Russian Ring Necklace

With room enough on the curve of the rings for your full name (the intrepid shopper, and thoughtful child) or hers.

Pottery Barn Hotel Piped Trim Robe

Because we all want the full hotel experience — monogrammed robe, and all.

Cuyana Structured Leather Box

A luxe leather keepsake box for jewelry or the odd trinket — it would look very nice with some minimal initialing on top.

Monogrammed Silk Sleep Eye Mask

A pampering gift for the mom who loves to get her beauty rest.

Coach x Keith Haring Tote

The ideal tote for an art mom who loves a graphic print or two.

Cathy’s Concept Monogram Champagne Coupes

Just consider entertaining with some of these millennial-pink, monogrammed glasses — chic!

Mejuri Signet Ring

The signet ring: a classic, if we’re talking custom-made gifts.

Kate Spade Ruffle Tee

Add her initials (or embroider some of your own).

Pottery Barn Nia Velvet Pillow Cover

There’s something really eccentric about monogramming your living-room pillows, but it has the potential to look fabulous.

Pottery Barn Copper Cocktail Shaker

A custom-carved cocktail shaker for the lady who loves to host cocktail hours.

J.Crew Signet Hobo Bag

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).

Kokoroleather Personalized Hand Stitched Eyeglass Case

This carved leather eyeglass case comes with stitched, instead of printed, messaging on the front — we think it’s a nice touch.

Kate Spade Demi Fine Round Pendant

There’s enough room here to spell out something funny or tongue-in-cheek — think “mom in charge” or “tiger mom.”

Cathy’s Concepts Passport Case and Luggage Tag

A thoughtful gift for the frequent traveler, with minimal stamped lettering if you want to personalize it.

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The Best Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day