An art form as old as antiquity… monograms have been making their mark since before the common era, dating all the way back to ancient Greece. And while it has a long history, the monogram endures as a symbol of style and sophistication. So when you’re searching for the perfect present this holiday season, give them something with a personal touch.
At Frontgate you’ll find a host of products available for monogramming. From beautifully crafted linens to entertaining essentials and more, you’re sure to find a memorable gift for everyone on your list… even your furry friend. Here are 12 ideas to get you started.
1. CASHMERE FRINGE THROW
Enjoy the supple, soft-hand of 100% Mongolian cashmere in an array of hues. This warm, sumptuous throw arrives in an elegant gift box.
2. RESORT PIPED ROBES
Give them the five-star treatment with our exclusive Resort Piped Robes. They’re an everyday indulgence crafted from the finest Turkish cotton.
3. CASHMERE JERSEY TRAVEL SET WITH SOCKS
For the jetsetter on your list, this stunning cashmere travel set is sized to fit in a carry on and includes a soft throw, soothing eye mask and a cozy pair of socks.
4. MAISON BATH ACCESSORIES
A gorgeous assortment of bath accessories, Maison was inspired by a vintage mint julep cup we thought was much too pretty to showcase just once a year.
5. PERSONALIZED CUFFLINKS
It’s been said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and these sleek, sterling silver cufflinks are a true testament to that idiom. A perfect gift for the debonair gentleman, these high-style accessories can be engraved with up to three letters.
6. LEATHER LUGGAGE TAG & PASSPORT HOLDER
Handcrafted from beautiful top grain leather, these must-have travel accessories help keep personal documents and luggage safe and sound. Available with a hand-done, debossed monogram.
7. MAGNETIC TRAVEL MAP
The ultimate travelogue for charting past destinations and upcoming adventures, these colorful, old-fashioned maps make a lovely addition to a study wall. And our custom engraved plaques allow for a personalized message up to 18 characters.
9. COMFY COUCH PET BED
Pamper your pet with our best-in-class Comfy Couch. Plus, we’ll throw in a bone pillow that can be personalized with their name. It’s a treat any dog will love.
10. BLACK ESTATE COCO MAT
A beautiful welcome for your home’s entryway, this mat’s rich, handsome appearance belies its legendary durability and cleaning power.
11. RESORT SHEET SET
Slip into something more comfortable with our exquisite, 600 thread count resort sheets. Sateen woven for a smooth feel and glossy sheen.
12. GRANITE BASE WINE OPENER
An impressive, high-style implement for opening wine, the Granite Base Wine Opener uncorks bottles with a simple pull.
You’ll find all these amazing personalized gifts, and many more, in The Monogram Studio.
A story two decades in the making, Michael Mina’s professional biography is peppered with prestigious awards and more than 20 world-class restaurants. Capped by the October 2010 opening of MICHAEL MINA – his eponymous restaurant in San Francisco – Mina’s career highlights include being named 2005 Chef of the Year by both Bon Appétit and San Francisco Magazine. He was the International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year in 2005, and a James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage” inductee in 2013.
We are thrilled to introduce the Michael Mina Collection by Frontgate, a stunning selection of entertaining essentials inspired by the renowned restaurateur. From elegant beverage glasses to serveware, this is a beautiful culmination of passionate design, impeccable craftsmanship and Mina’s 20 years of culinary experience.
Nothing adds sophistication to a gathering like a delicious cocktail – especially when it’s crafted using Michael Mina’s stylish collection of Bar Essentials. Whether you’re making martinis, high balls, or even recreating a Cable Car from Michael’s Las Vegas restaurant, you’ll have everything you need to create and serve drinks like a professional mixologist.
This inspiring collection also includes serveware in a timeless black and gold palette. Keep craft beers and spritzers ice cold in the faux-leather wrapped beverage tub. Or serve your signature mixed drink in the beverage dispenser (complete with a chill-cell insert that prevents watered-down refills). Plus, you’ll always have plenty of hors d’oeuvres on hand with the Michael Mina Tiered Serving Stands. The set of four offers ample room for an assortment of appetizers and cocktail fixings.
Each piece in the Michael Mina collection, from the crystal glassware to the faux leather-wrapped serveware, offers professional-grade quality and style worthy of a world-class restaurant.
Regal yet relaxed, rooted in tradition but updated with modern comforts – California Mediterranean is a mélange of old and new, and that’s the beauty of it. Here, you’ll discover handcarved burnished woods, gorgeous tapestries and splashes of rich color. It’s as warm as the high-noon sun, with touches of romance in every masterfully crafted detail.
La dolce vita – the good life – has taken up residence in the Golden State … it’s a lighter, laid-back take on tradition.
There’s a yin-yang connectedness to the California Mediterranean lifestyle. Rich mahogany is offset by light, crisp fabrics. And streamlined silhouettes are embellished with intricate detail-work. The blend of ornate Mediterranean styling and easygoing California attitude creates a beautiful balance that’s as livable as it is luxurious.
A sweep of dark-hued mahogany trimmed with handcarved embellishments is the heart of the California Mediterranean dining room. Our Valetta Trestle Table is an impressive piece made even more extraordinary by matching dining chairs. They provide a textural feast, gorgeously blending Mediterranean-inspired fabric backs with top-grain leather seats.
Taken at face value, our Noble Drink Server is a beautifully handcrafted console cabinet … but there’s much more than meets the eye. Combining the old-world artistry of the Mediterranean with contemporary conveniences – like a hidden beverage tub and wine glass rack – this stunning piece offers the best of both worlds.
If you enjoyed our journey to the Pacific Coast, shop our exclusive California Mediterranean collection.
Whether you’re a cat lover or a dog person, we can all agree that our pets are part of the family. And what better way to celebrate your beloved furry friend than with a handpainted portrait?
That’s where Lorraine Skelsky Chapin comes in. The award-winning New England artist is creating custom pet portraits for Frontgate.
Chapin’s art focuses on natural beauty – landscapes to still lifes, gardens and animals. Her work is saturated with light and color, reflecting the energy, atmosphere and unique personality of her subjects.
“My goal is to capture the essence of my subject, working in acrylic and oil and painting with feeling,” she says.
Pets certainly have a persona all their own. Chapin takes great care to capture your pet’s character in every brushstroke.
Chapin’s personalized portraits are a beautiful celebration of the love, service and kinship we receive from our pets. With the holidays fast approaching, they make wonderful, unexpected gifts for any animal lover on your list. Your personalized pet portrait arrives beautifully framed.
Chapin is an exhibiting artist at the PS Gallery in Litchfield, Connecticut, and the Barn Gallery in nearby New Fairfield. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Fine Line Art Gallery in Woodbury, Connecticut.
If you’d like to commission Chapin to paint your pet, call Frontgate Customer Service at 800-537-8484 and mention product number 118685. Our product specialists will walk you through the process of submitting your photograph. Customized products are not returnable.
5″ x 5″ $319
5″ x 7″ $359
6″ x 6″ $359
8″ x 10″ $499
8″ x 16″ $599
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