December 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 17 ������������������ What’s in a name? A host of great gift ideas (ARA) The monogram. Is there any more definitive statement of personalization and ownership (not to mention class) than the artistic rendering of one’s name or initials on a gift? A monogram can elevate the most mundane gift to a sublime level of personalization. Monograms have traditionally been used to personalize towels, linens, robes or dress shirts, but today it is possible to put a person’s name on virtually anything. In fact, some popular holiday gifts are getting a personalized spin this season. From traditional linens to children’s furniture, the range of personalized items available is vast. Here are three popular holiday gift categories that now offer some fun and impressive options for personalized gifts. Home décor A personalized home décor gift can be elegant, nostalgic, or just plain fun, depending on the personality of the person you’re giving to. Is your recipient a homebody? She might appreciate the chance to wrap up in a plush, personalized throw on a chilly winter night. Shopping for a cooking fan? A personalized wall decoration declaring the ownership of the kitchen might be a fun option. Or go with a crock of cutlery and cooking utensils bearing the name of the kitchen’s “top chef.” For the pet lover in your life, consider a welcome mat personalized with the pet’s “paw prints” and name, or a picture frame adorned with the furry friend’s name. For the friend who loves to get holiday-themed gifts, consider stockings, ornaments, decorations or even a tree skirt emblazoned with the recipient’s name. Jewelry It has been said a gift of jewelry is always welcome. Make your jewelry gift unique by having it personalized. You can put the recipient’s name on virtually any piece of jewelry, from a pendant to a charm bracelet. The gift can be further personalized by choosing colored stones that represent the recipient’s birth date or the birth months of his or her children. Opt for monogrammed or personalized jewelry in virtually every metal, from silver to platinum, in pieces ranging from pendants and rings to bracelets and toe rings. For a real splash, opt for traditional name pendants in frolicking script or watches with the recipient’s name imprinted on the face beneath the crystal. Children’s furniture Few gifts make a youngster feel like a grown-up as much as a piece of personalized furniture. Tots love furniture made for someone their size, and adding the child’s name to it further enhances the piece’s appeal. Table and chair sets, headboards, rocking chairs, and even toys like miniature basketball hoops - all can be personalized with the child’s name. Putting a little one’s name on a beloved item can help encourage the child to learn to recognize and read his or her own name. Reinhold’s 50th Anniversary Bake Shop Celebrating our You Deserve the Best! Place Your Holiday Order Early! Open All Day Sunday! One FREE Sprinkle Cookie with every purchase. Must present coupon. Where Baking Is An Art Creations By Fran Flowers & More... • Garlands • Centerpieces • Trees • Beautiful Table Arrangements • Wreaths • Ornaments & Gifts!! and more... 14 Central Ave Midland Park 201-444-8366 Open Mon-Fri 9-6 • Saturday 9-5       Original Dresdner Stollen Cookie Trays Pastry Platters Almond Letters Macaroons Reindeer Bread Come See Our Beautiful Holiday Decorations! Open Mon-Sat 6:30-7, Sun ‘til 6 32 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick We Ship Anywhere! MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Call 201-652-4454 Stop In or Call for All Your Decorating Needs. • Full Line of Fresh Flowers • Custom Silk Arrangements • Unique Oil Painting Gallery Diner’s Club, Carte Blanche MICHAEL’S Sporting Goods ����������������������������� 2col x 3” ����������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������� Mike for PROOF... from Janine We’ve ! Come visit us at our new larger d 12-16-09----Reinhold’sHoliday3x--00ads/reinhold’s Basket Move location next to the Market ������������ ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������������� ��������� ������������������ ���������� 25%One off Any Stock Item ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������