Personalized gifts

Add a personal touch to a Corkcicle tumbler or canteen at Simply Charming Boutique, 28 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Ashley Miller/Daily

Personalization is the easiest way to take a gift from boring to great. K.P. Keyser, an employee at Kimberley’s, 135 N. Braddock St. in Winchester, loves the idea of giving something monogrammed.

“We offer such a wide selection of giftables that are monogrammed,” she said.

Have a newlywed on the holiday wish list? Keyser suggests the monogrammed throw from Mudpie.

“It’s classic and neutral, so it’s sure to go with their décor.”

Thinking of getting something framed for the holidays? Gourmet Delights Gifts & Framing, 204 E. Main St. in Front Royal, offers a wide selection of custom framing. Framed photos make for a great gift, as do any of the framed prints available.

Have a Civil War buff in the family? Gourmet Delights offers Mort Kunstler prints along with local scenic prints of the valley.

Lisa Lewis, manager at Once Upon a Find, 48 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, has something old and something new for everyone this Christmas.

“Our fine pewter gifts and collectibles are a top seller for the holiday season,” Lewis said.

They range in a wide variety of designs including licensed military and collegiate. To ensure proper delivery, orders must be placed by mid-November. Call store for more information.

Add a personal touch to a Corkcicle insulated drink holder at Simply Charming Boutique, 28 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Corkcicles come in an array of colors and keep drinks either cold or hot for long periods of time.

Canteens are the perfect gift for the individual who drinks a lot of water – it’ll be the only water bottle they’ll ever need.

Enjoy too much coffee? The tumblers provide the perfect excuse to indulge in an extra cup or two. Monogramming is available onsite, and can be done same day. Cost is an extra $4 per monogram.