by Marisa Marcantonio

Merrimade, the stationery company has been a staple for holiday gifts and summer entertaining for years. They do what they do well, and you can rely on them for classic monograms, traditional colors and quick deliveries. They are a go to for anything monogrammed and every once in a while, whey will come out with a new item that fits into their preppy basic line up.

Their ever popular Caterer Napkins are now available as a set that includes cocktail, guest towel and lunch napkins. Buy them in bulk so you are prepared for your next fete.

Make sure your bags ends up in your hands and are visible on the conveyor belt with their large engraved Luggage Tags. Go for the red or blue to stand out. These make great stocking stuffers.

Correspondence cards in classic colors with motifs and matching hand detailed borders are fresh and well priced.

Heavyweight Hand Bordered Coasters with monogram or name adds that nice detail to a party. I love to give them as gifts since they are personalized in elegant fonts and they have a pretty fast turn around.