Your gifts don’t have to be elaborate or expensive, but they should convey a heartfelt appreciation.

In that sense, anything monogrammed with a person’s initials—cuff links, a pen, a pocket watch, a silver pocketknife or a treasured book—make lasting mementos. Many of these options—both traditional and creative—can be monogrammed, too.

Traditional gift ideas:

  • Silver picture frame
  • Silver key chains
  • Silver money clips
  • Etched beer mugs
  • Leather address book
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Watch
  • Cufflinks
  • Classic jewelry
  • Ties
  • Shawls

Creative gift ideas:

  • Canvas tote bag
  • Shoe shine kit
  • Tickets to a sporting or theatre event
  • Greens fees for a day of golf
  • Gift certificates to a sporting goods, music or book store CD’s of favorite music
  • Massage or other spa treatment