I love pretty much anything that is monogrammed, but I especially love these old-school monogrammed pencils from Lillian Vernon (they also have them in pastel). Kids love them and they make great stocking stuffers.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and
refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common - this is my symphony.
~William Ellery Channing