19 Monogrammed Baby Gifts for a Very Special Little One
A baby’s name is special. It represents their individuality, while paying tribute to their family’s ties and traditions. And since parents put so much thought into choosing their child’s moniker, anything that celebrates those iconic first, middle and last name letters is special too. Cue monogrammed baby gifts, which make timeless, personalized presents for a baby shower, baptism or even a first birthday party.
Before you browse our favorite options, peruse our top tips for buying monogrammed baby gifts:
- Consult the baby registry first. Not unlike a wedding registry that’s been prepped with a few personalized picks, parents may already have some ideas for items they’d love customized with their cutie’s initials. You’ll always have a winner in a bespoke baby blanket or an embroidered ensemble, but it can’t hurt to reference the registry from the get-go.
- Double check spelling before anything monogrammed gets minted. Going back to our earlier note about a baby’s name being a big deal—it’s especially important to fact-check the spelling of their name before queuing up that customization. Texting or calling the new or soon-to-be parents for confirmation is a nice courtesy, and it’ll go a long way to ensure your gift doesn’t need to be returned or redone.
- Trust the personalization pros. So many retailers, particularly in the baby space, offer personalization perks for their products—we’re looking at you, Pottery Barn Kids and Maisonette. But you can also head to specialty shops like Things Remembered, Personalization Mall and even The Knot Shop; the above options excel in adorning gifts with unique, made-to-order motifs—monograms included! They have entire sections of their sites dedicated to baby and kids’ items, and you can find some truly adorable gifts for your favorite new humans.
Ready to get your shopping on? Below, our favorite monogrammed baby gifts for your sibling’s new sidekick, your colleague’s new cohort or your bestie’s new babe.
Baby blankets are nursery staples; monogrammed baby blankets take this classic item to the next level. Give the gift of personalized comfort with the help of these sweet and shoppable finds.
Butterscotch Blankees Classic Monogram Personalized Stroller Blanket
Upgrade baby’s ride (aka stroller) with this soft and elegant monogrammed blanket. How’s that for cool cruisin’?
Buy it: $65, Nordstrom.com
The Knot Shop Personalized Cotton Cable Knit Baby Blanket in Monogram
The best monogrammed baby blankets offer extra personalization. This blue, pink or white style can be customized with the thread color of your choice (there are even metallic options), plus the child’s initials.
Buy it: Starting from $33, TheKnotShop.com
Funky Monkey Children’s Monogrammed Baby Quilt
Here’s even more proof that monogrammed baby blankets make for adorable baby gifts. This textured quilt comes with beautiful touches, including an intricate print, scalloped edges and embroidered initials in a range of color options.
Buy it: $51, Etsy.com
Pottery Barn Kids Heirloom Animals Baby Blanket
If you’re on the hunt for trendy monogrammed baby gifts, look no further than this chic blanket with serious passdown-potential. The animal-decorated (your choice of bunnies, lions, unicorns, dinosaurs or hippos!) throw is yarn-dyed and playfully textured—plus, it can be customized with baby’s monogram. Let’s just say what everyone was already thinking: We have another monthly milestone pic mat in mind!
Buy it: Starting from $70, PotteryBarnKids.com
Shutterfly Make It Yours Baby Blanket
Searching for something a little more DIY? You can customize this monogrammed baby blanket with a child’s initials, their nursery colors and up to four special photos.
Buy it: $50, Shutterfly.com
Another go-to option? Monogrammed baby clothes. The following monogrammed baby gifts will guarantee they’re dressed to impress.6 %%
Southern Touch Monograms Monogrammed Baby Bodysuit
Personalize this baby onesie with one of multiple monogram styles (there are 18 to choose from!), from curly cursive initials to modern block letters. Bonus: You can choose either short or long sleeves.
Buy it: $15, Etsy.com
Pip Pea Pop The Babysuit with Bib in Hip-Hop Hotdog
Hot diggity dog! This sustainably and ethically-made, ultra-soft Pima cotton sleeper is no-joke suitable for all-day, everyday wear, and the only garment baby will need for their first year of life. It includes an attachable bib, fold-over footies, a two-way zipper and leg snaps for the easiest changes ever.
Buy it: $53, Maisonette.com
Marley Lilly Monogrammed Baby Booties
Can you say “too cute?” Itty-bitty, personalized booties make absolutely adorable monogrammed baby gifts. Available in brown and gray iterations with sherpa-lined interiors, they’re perfect for babies arriving in the late fall or winter. And moms and dads will likewise fall for the side flaps with velcro closure and no-slip grips on the bottom, which make these baby shoes hassle-free for the long haul!
Buy it: $25, MarleyLilly.com
Cece DuPraz Monogrammable Diaper Cover in Bee Print
Another worth-the-hype type of monogrammed baby clothing? Customizable diaper covers! Buy these ruffled bloomers if you’re looking for something that feels extra-unique. Here, the flying bees perfectly frame baby’s buzz-worthy namesake or monogram in a kid-friendly font that feels fresh and fun!
Buy it: $38, Maisonette.com
The Knot Shop Personalized Embroidered Baby Waffle Robe with Pockets
Yep, baby robes exist, and they’re as darling as you can imagine. Want to wow them with a double-whammy in whimsy? Go with a customizable waffle one, like this monogrammed coverup.
Buy it: $20, TheKnotShop.com
Silver Spool Shop Monogrammed Bib with Picot Trim
Don’t forget about personalized accessories, which also fall into the monogrammed baby clothes category. How about a pretty (or dapper!) bib with an oh-so-sweet picot-edge trim? You’ll definitely want to check out the monogram templates too.
Buy it: $17, Etsy.com
La Maison Du Monogramme Baby Monogram Outfit
Last but not least on our list of monogrammed baby clothes: your newborn’s coming-home outfit. This dynamic and personalized set includes an embroidered monogrammed onesie and a hat with their full name spelled out. It’s the perfect gift for a little one to make their debut on Instagram—and it’ll look great displayed in a shadow box when they get older. There’s also a pink version that’s just as cute.
Buy it: $43, Etsy.com
Monogrammed baby blankets and monogrammed baby clothes make perfect personalized presents. That said, you can get extra-creative by choosing these items.
Things Remembered Pewter Feeding Spoon
Fine dinnerware isn’t just for newlyweds! Add this personalizable feeding spoon to the list of impressive, keepsake monogrammed baby gifts. It might not stop baby from fussing over food, but at least they’ll look fancy while getting messy.
Buy it: $44, ThingsRemembered.com
Erica Krystek Track Initial Custom Photo Art
Nursery accents also work well as monogrammed baby gifts. Take this youthful print, which features baby’s first initial encircled by a real gold foil train track. It’s a true statement piece, and one that can also highlight the baby’s stats from birth: When they made their way into the world, how much they weighed and their full name—first, middle and last—for good measure.
Buy it: Starting from $65, Minted.com
Mark & Graham Baby Budoir Scalloped Pillow
Not sure what baby’s nursery looks like yet? This classic and preppy solid white pillow design is sure to match any nursery theme—not to mention, it would also look stunning as a prop in newborn photos.
Buy it: $39, MarkandGraham.com
Personalization Mall Classic Baby Personalized Wood Block
Made from solid wood and personalized with baby’s initials, full name, birth stats and more, this monogrammed wood block will be a thoughtful addition to any baby’s bookcase, dresser or decorative floating shelves.
Buy it: $40, PersonalizationMall.com
BuybuyBABY Monogram Baby Picture Frame
Parents can’t get enough baby pictures, which is why a personalized picture frame is a thoughtful baby gift idea. This tabletop frame comes in five colors, and you can add baby’s monogram or full name and their birth date.
Buy it: $22, BuyBuyBaby.com
Minted Kids’ Personalized Stationery
Okay, so obviously fresh-from-the-womb babies won’t be wordsmithing any of their own thank you notes for at least a few years—but that’s not to say that parents won’t appreciate personalized stationery stamped with their lovey’s special initials on the top or bottom. Sending correspondence on their behalf is certain to be scribed with cuteness!
Buy it: Starting at $27 for 15 cards, Minted.com
Tree by Kerri Lee Personalized Money Bank
Not all piggy banks need to oink! We love the look of a more polished change collector, and this one from Tree by Kerri Lee makes total cents to us! The four sides of the handmade wooden banks are custom printed with a name, initials and birthdate, along with a cute animal graphic. The slot on top accepts coins or bills, and the rubber stopper on the bottom allows for easy access to the money.
Buy it: $56, Maisonette.com