About Us

Who We Are

In 1951, a young mom-to-be with a dream sat down at her kitchen table equipped with just 24-karat gold monogram lettering, handbags, and belts purchased from her father’s leather goods company. Her name was Lillian Vernon (aka Lillian Menasche), the namesake of our company. At the age of 24, she started Lillian Vernon by placing ads in Seventeen magazine for personalized handbags and belts. Many successful years later, Lillian’s legacy continues.

As a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Lillian brought creative innovation and marketing moxie to everything she did, impacting many lives. When Lillian Vernon went public in 1987, it was the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange founded by a woman, affirming her entire life was distinguished by tenacity and drive.

Today, we continually strive to make your dreams more memorable with our expansive offering of elegant, personalized gifts. At Lillian Vernon, we celebrate everyday life, and our assortment of unique products reflect that. Let us help you personalize your special events and occasions with Lillian’s best!

Personalization is Always FREE

Personalized gifts reflect a thoughtful gift-giver—that someone took time to mark an occasion with a gift made exclusively for you. We have many gifts that are perfect for any life event, from birthdays to graduations to weddings.