The most common reason for personalising an item for a friend, family member or colleague is that they just want to get the person something a little bit extra special and that shows thought and initiative in the buying process. As special as the gift might already be, the added value of having it personalised says so much more in gift giving.
Another reason why personalised gifts are so popular is that we would hardly ever choose to have a gift personalised if buying it for ourselves. I guess this is because it maybe feels a little self indulgent or conceited to get a personalised gift for yourself. It feels more like something some one else would buy you as a gift. However that’s not to say you shouldn’t buy yourself a personalised gift…you deserve a treat too!
Here are 5 reasons why you should buy personalised gifts, whether for yourself or for some one else…
1/ It shows you’ve put thought into choosing a gift
They say ‘it’s the thought that counts’ when it comes to buying gifts, and that certainly is true, especially when it comes to that of personalised gifts. Having a gift personalised for your intended recipient, will show that you have put thought and care into your choice. There are a number of different ways you can personalise gifts, depending on what the item is and what it has been made out of. For example, if you are buying a piece of jewellery, you could have it engraved with the recipient’s name or initials, or if you were buying a smartphone case it could be screen printed with a quote they love. Name necklaces were so popular in 2017 and are looking to be even more popular for 2018.
2/ Give a memorable gift that they will treasure forever
Whereas some gifts are easily forgotten about, keepsake gifts that have been personalised are usually kept and treasured as they are more sentimental items. Personalised gifts also tend to have a story behind them and remind people of a happy time, making them even more special. For example, perhaps for your 18th birthday you were given a beautiful, engraved with your name and possibly even your date of birth or a special message, this would be a keeper!
3/ Show affection with personalised gifts
A personalised gift also shows that you know the person well and have gone out your way to make sure the gift is something you know they will love and adore. Personalised gifts are particularly valuable to partners, as they show that you love the person and know them well, which will be the most important gift of all. Whether you’re looking for gifts for him or gifts for her, a personalised present makes for the perfect choice.
4/ Personalised gifts are suitable for all ages and genders
Let’s face it, sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to buy gifts for some one that is not the same age or gender as yourself. If you don’t know the person that well, it can also make gift shopping even harder. One of the best ways to ensure you buy the recipient something they love is to purchase a personalised gift. It does not matter whether they are seven or seventy, they are sure to love whatever you have bought them if it features their name, date of birth, or a quote that is special to them. Even if you don’t know that them well, you can make it seem as though you do. Perhaps look at their social media pages (if they have one), or ask a close friend of theirs to get some inside information on them to include in your personalised gift. They’ll love how much effort you put into it.
5/ No one else will have bought the same gift
There is nothing worse than feeling like you have bought some one the best gift ever, only to find that some one else has bought them the exact same thing. This can easily be avoided by choosing a personalised or handmade gifts instead. By personalising a gift, you can ensure the gift is truly unique and something they will get real pleasure out of and treasure for years to come.
So, if you’re looking to buy an extra special gift for an extra special person, think personalised and you can’t go wrong!