Gift giving can be both a pleasure and a stress – sometimes in equal measure. We all have people to buy for that are ‘easy’: we know what they like and choosing something special for them is what makes shopping fun. On the other hand, we all know people who are ‘difficult’ to buy for, often because if they want or need something they just go and buy it themselves. So you end up hedging your bets and buying something generic. That’s where personalisation can come in.
Make It Memorable
The easiest way to make sure a gift is treasured and kept forever is to personalise it. People hang on to them. The gifts remind them of the giver and often of a special time, like a marriage or the birth of a child. A photo frame with the recipient’s name and a key date is a popular choice.
You Know Them So Well
Buying a personalised gift shows that you know someone well and you’ve put a lot of thought and effort into choosing the right gift for them. They are particularly popular for partners or family members and a great option for a gift from a child to their parents. Things like key-rings or jewellery are perfect and are the sort of thing that can be worn every day.
A personalised gift is a great way to demonstrate that you really put some thought into a gift, too. If you know your mother likes to have breakfast in bed, or your granddad likes tea in the garden, a personalised lap tray is something that wouldn’t come from anyone else. Specialist retailers like https://personalisedlaptrays.co.uk/ offer a range of pre-printed gifts, with the option of making it personal if you prefer.
For more thoughts on why personalised gifts make more thoughtful presents, see Kylie Loy’s blog.
Personalisation is great for everyone – all ages and genders. Everyone loves to have something with their name on it, especially if they have an unusual name that isn’t included in the lists of mass-produced items. And you can be confident that whatever you’ve picked they won’t have one already, and no one else will have bought them the same thing!
Even if the personalisation isn’t obvious – perhaps initials inside a piece of jewellery – you still make it special to someone.