Lifestyle expert and Rue Living Inspirer Camille Styles knows the key to monogrammed gifts: “Get creative by thinking up a few genius accompaniments to make a whole package that reflects your friend’s favorite activities.” Here, she shares a few pairings to get you started.
1. For the Wine Enthusiast
“Pack up a set of four monogrammed champagne flutes with a bottle of champagne and a tin of caviar to capture the celebratory nature of the season. For a less expensive libation, Cava or Prosecco adds the same bubbly festivity for a fraction of the price.”
2. For the Cocktail Connoisseur
“A monogrammed ice bucket paired with a great bottle of liquor, a couple of artisanal bitters, and vintage coasters will set the stage for all kinds of mixology adventures throughout the holidays and into the new year.”
3. For the Fashionista
“Give your most glamorous friend a set of monogrammed drinking glasses, which are brimming with multiuse possibilities. They become gorgeous vanity-table accessories when gifted with a set of luxurious makeup brushes. Or wrap them up with hand cream and lip balm as a perfect bedside-table catchall.”
4. For the Alfresco Entertainer
“Monogrammed hurricane candle holders with votives in wintry fragrances will look gorgeous on any host’s front stoop or tabletop. Cinnamon spice or warm pine are some of my favorite seasonal candle scents. Add a jar of decorative cranberry vase filler for a punch of color.”
5. For the Chef
“Gift the culinary queen or king a monogrammed serving piece with a cookbook full of seasonal recipes. Add in a whimsical oven mitt or apron. It never hurts to add some extra spirit to their most cherished space.”
Our Add a Personal Touch: Monogrammed Glassware & More Boutique opens Thursday, November 28, at 11AM ET.
By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer
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Camille Styles is the founder and creative director of popular lifestyle blog camillestyles.com, where she shares the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and her life. Camille is also a regular lifestyle contributor to numerous media outlets and does styling work for national fashion and lifestyle brands. Her modern aesthetic and eye for detail come together to create parties that are simply chic and all about fun.