Shopping for a gift, even for someone you know and love more than anything, can be a difficult task. Not only do you have to work out what to get them, but if you go out to the high street or a shopping centre, you’re having to face the crowds and compete with all the other shoppers just for a bit of space to think, let alone move. It can be a terrible time, and in the end you might even walk out without having bought anything, which means you’ll have to start all over again some other time. If you choose to shop online, there is a plethora of places to buy from, and picking one can feel overwhelming. Can you trust the site? What are the reviews like? Will the gift arrive in time? Deciding to buy a personalised gift, narrows down your search field dramatically, but that’s not the only reason to buy one – there are many more.
When it comes to gifts, the old saying goes ‘it’s the thought that counts’ and it really does hold true. This is why a personalised gift is such a good idea; it shows that you’ve thought long and hard about the person you’re buying for. You have had to make a conscious decision, and arrange for the personalisation specifically for them. It’s much nicer to receive a gift like this than something that was grabbed from a shelf without going further than who would want it and why. You can also take your time to choose exactly the right gift. If the recipient loves jewellery, you can have a gorgeous piece of jewellery engraved. If they love their tech, you can find unique iphone 8 cases with their photo on, or a photo of their child or beloved pet. If they enjoy cooking, you can buy them personalised oven gloves or chopping boards.
We all throw out clutter every now and then. It’s a good idea, it keeps our homes tidy and our minds healthy. In the midst of all that clutter will be items that people have given us as gifts. The problem is, over time we forget who bought them, or even what occasion they were bought for. That will never happen with a personalised gift. There will always be a story behind it, always a happy memory associated with it. You can guarantee it will never get thrown away in a big de-clutter.
It can be truly tricky to work out what to buy someone who isn’t the same age as you. Or the same gender, come to that. A personalised gift does away with that worry. Personalised gifts are suitable for all ages, all genders, all personality types. They are, perhaps, the ideal gift because you simply can’t go wrong with them. Eight or eighty, male or female, there will be something wonderful that you can personalise. It could be anything from a pair of socks to a bottle of wine to a t-shirt to a diary, and because it’s got their name on it, that makes it ten times more special than it would be otherwise. It’s a great choice for everyone.
What’s the worst thing that can happen when you’re watching someone open gifts given for their birthday or Christmas? It’s seeing them open someone else’s gift and knowing immediately that it’s exactly the same as the gift you bought them. When they pick yours up, you cringe inside, waiting for their disappointed faces (although it’s likely they’ll hide it well with a joke!). It’s not a nice feeling at all. Giving a personalised gift does away with that worry, and you can settle in and watch the recipient open their presents knowing full well that when they get to yours they won’t have received – or even seen – anything like it. Each personalised gift is different, they are completely unique, which makes them even more special.
Giving is about showing affection for someone. It’s not about spending the most money, or trying to outdo others; it’s about showing love. They do say that giving is better than receiving, and as we grow older that old adage becomes more and more true. It’s wonderful to watch those we love unwrapping gifts that we’ve bought them. When it’s a gift that we’ve put so much thought and attention into getting, it’s even better. So, although it may be slightly selfish to say, giving a personalised gift is great for the giver, as well as the receiver. Another wonderful reason for organising and buying something extra special!