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There are so many products to choose from, and most people have everything they might want and need already – choosing the right gift can become tricky. It’s easy to overspend trying to get gifts that will be impressive or show how much you care about someone.
But sometimes, the smaller gifts that are given with a more personal touch make an impact.
You can design your own personalised calendar and give it to relatives you don’t see often. Each month they get to see photos of your children – a great one for grandparents! Or you can have names and dates engraved on jewellery or notebooks.
Personalised gifts are great for everyone and are sure to display just how much thought you put into something.
So what makes personalised gifts the best gifts you can give?
Perhaps one of the best things about personalised gifts is that you can give a personalised gift no matter what the occasion is. They work for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and more.
They are an all-year-round gift. And while you could choose to go with a seasonal theme, it’s not something you have to do.
The special thing about personalised gifts is that because they are tailored for the person, they have a special meaning and are often kept for life. It doesn’t matter if you choose to capture special memories, use photos, words or anything else.
These things are special, and they remain to have a deeper meaning than many other gifts because of it.
Many companies specialise in creating beautiful personalised gifts. However, there are many ways that you can get creative with your personalisation. It doesn’t have to be given names.
You might choose to use the name they use as their gamer tag, the name that you affectionately call them or just a word.
The same goes for colours, sizes and style – you can get as creative as you like.
Alongside any purchase of personalised items, you can get creative too. Putting together notes, letters and other smaller items alongside the main gift can be cute added extras.
Perhaps one of the most powerful things that personalised items bring is that they can preserve memories forever. People who we loved that have passed or people that we don’t often see but hold a special place in our hearts can be captured and saved.
Taking photos of great-grandparents with the youngest members of the family, pets, people and places can all be kept forever.
It also means that some of these precious memories can be passed down to others as the years go by.
When giving regular gifts, there is always a chance that two or more people will give the same gift. Because we are aware of what the recipient likes, for example, if they collect books, ornaments or artwork – there is a high chance that people will look for something new.
And while the recipient will be happy to receive both, the people giving the gift might be a little disheartened that their gift wasn’t unique.
If ten people were tasked with finding something personal to give a recipient, all would create something a little bit different. The very nature of personalised gifts is that we choose something that is precious to us and will be precious to the recipient.
Every personalised gift is unique.
Perhaps one of the nicest things about giving personalised gifts is that it is a quiet way to show how much affection you hold for someone. The act of choosing a gift is always something special, and when you take the time to find an item that they will love and then personalise it further – it takes time, searching and planning to get it just right.
It’s not a loud style of gift either; most often, personalised gifts aren’t loud or large – so they are a small way to get across a big feeling.
What are some of the most popular personalised gifts?
Since there are so many options, it can become difficult to narrow them down. Knowing what some of the most popular personalised gifting items can be helpful for your next gift-giving occasion.
If you or the person you are gifting is a bit of a joker, giving them a hoodie or some socks with yours or their face on it can be very funny. You can take the joke further by getting matching ones, taking a photo of them in it, and then getting the photo printed!
If you are gifting an artist or a writer, then it can be a great idea to get their favourite quotes from their favourite artists or writers on tote bags. Or a piece of artwork that they can hang wherever they work.
Not only is the quote something that they find inspiring, but it means that you have listened to them when they have discussed their love of the author or artists.
Perhaps the person in question has some children or even pets; you can find artisans that offer to add birthstones, hearts and other trinkets to represent each family member. It is also possible to add fingerprints to small rounds of metal too. This is an item that will be cherished forever.
You can go for something very understated and have something engraved on the inside of a ring or a bracelet. Something that only they will know is there.
There is something very chic and meaningful about handling something monogrammed. It could be a high-end designer wallet or something like a notebook that they will use to write down all of their big ideas.
If you have access to it, turning their work into something that they can show off could be a big deal. Find their photos, turn them into a coffee table book, and use their artwork as a t-shirt design. Think about the hard work that they put into creation – and how you can bring it to life.
Personalised gifts are some of the best gifts that you can give to show just how much you care. For a bunch of great gift guides and ideas, check out this section: Gift Guide Archive.