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The Ultimate Guide to Personalizing Your Favorite L.L.Bean Gifts

6 Min. Read | Inside L.L.Bean | Current Stories

The enduring popularity of the customized L.L.Bean Boat and Tote — whether embroidered with a fun quip or a classic monogram — is proof that people love things that feel personal. This holiday season, consider adding a thoughtful touch to any of your favorite L.L.Bean gifts to make them extra special. Plan your personalized gift with help from our guide below just in time for the holiday season.

Part One: Picking the Gift

When gift-shopping, be sure to consider the recipient’s favorite hobbies, everyday needs and overall lifestyle. The perfect piece can go everywhere — and with some effort, will reflect the owner on the journey. Here are some occasions that are simply made to be personalized.

Road Trips

Everyday Lightweight Tote

Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag, Medium

Adventure Duffle, Large

School Days

Lunch Box

L.L.Bean Original Book Pack®

Pencil Case, Print


Adults' Camp Sleeping Bag, Cotton-Blend-Lined 40°F

Wicked Plush Throw

Women's Wicked Plush Robe


Canvas Storage Cubby Tote

Organic Textured Cotton Towel

Premium Denim Dog Bed Set, Rectangular

Game Time

Maine Coast Croquet Boat and Tote

L.L.Bean Bocce

L.L.Bean Deluxe Scrabble/Monopoly

On The Town

Men's Chamois Shirt, Traditional Fit

Men's Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt, Slightly Fitted

Women's Pima Cotton Tee, Long-Sleeve Mockneck


Christmas Needlepoint Stocking, Cotton

Santa Sack

Classic Tree Skirt, Plaid

Part Two: Making It Theirs

Now that you’ve found gifts for all, personalize them with a custom monogram, name or phrase, choosing from a variety of presentations. You are sure to find one that reflects the personality of your loved ones. Though rules may vary by product, our customers find many creative ways to complete the perfect personalization.

Pick from five different type faces that range from classy to bold, selecting one that best reflects the recipient.

Remember, if you have any questions, you can always call L.L.Bean Customer Service at 800-441-5713 or visit a retail store close to home. The most important thing to consider is timing. For the holidays, order a monogrammed or personalized product before November 30 to ensure your gift will arrive before a big celebration.