Gifts are a common part of most of the important occasions in our lives, and they cause joy whether we’re on the receiving end or the giving end. The sight of a person who’s delighted by the gift you’ve selected for them is probably as satisfying, if not even more satisfying, than receiving a carefully chosen gift from a dear person. However, you can make gifts even more special by personalizing them, and having gifts monogrammed with the initials of the person who’ll be receiving them is a great way to do that.

Different occasions entail different kinds of presents. Baby shower gifts, for example, can’t be the same as graduation gifts. Both can be monogrammed, though. Baby clothes are a usual baby shower gift, and having the monogram of the baby’s name beautifully embroidered on these tiniest pieces of apparel will not only make them cuter, but will make them a cherished keepsake for the years to come.

Graduation gifts, on the other hand, can be the same as gifts you give to someone when they get their first job. A beautiful monogrammed pen set is still a great gift, even in the digital age. And if you want something that’s even more timeless, a good set of cuff links will do a great job.

Wedding gifts that are most commonly associated with monogramming are bedding sets. Still, if you want to do something different, you can always have a picture-sized cutout of the newlyweds’ monogram framed, and present it to them as a gift. It will probably be the most original wedding gift they receive. You can also go for a set of monogrammed martini or tumbler glasses, which is a good housewarming present as well.

Monogrammed jewelry can be a nice birthday present. From monogrammed pendants and bracelets, to earrings and signet rings, jewelry can be on the more expensive end of the birthday gifts spectrum, so it may not be appropriate for children’s birthdays. If you have one of those coming up, think about a colorful new monogrammed school backpack instead – it can be both pretty and practical.

Of course, these are just some ideas for gifts which can be enhanced by having them monogrammed. You should experiment with both the gifts and the way you personalize them. The most important thing is – never skip an opportunity to give. It’s too awesome of a thing for you to miss out on it.