There was a time just a decade or two ago when the idea of personalised gifts was rather niche and rarer to say the least. The reason, of course, being that not only had technology not yet reached a point where the process could be done with ease and speed, but the custom gifts that were on the market tended to be priced right out of the reach of most. Indeed, even something as simple as personalised photo frames had the potential to be rather on the extortionate side – not to mention potentially flawed in overall quality.
Of course, these days things are rather different to say the least and custom products are everywhere. Ordering pretty much anything and everything now requires no more than a click or two to have your purchases winging their way to your door ASAP. But at the same time, when it comes to special events and occasions it is still far more common to see shoppers heading out to standard High Street stores and picking up the same generic gifts as a million other people.
Now, it’s not to say that great gifts cannot be bought the traditional way, but if you’re looking for a gift that says and represents so much more, personalised gifts tick all the right boxes and then some.
Think about it:
1 – They Show Effort
Sure, it takes some effort to get off your rear-end and head out to a store, but at the same time there’s inherently so much more thought and effort invested in a personalised gift. Give a personalised photo frame for example and the recipient will be blown away by the fact that you thought enough of them to make the effort to step away from the crowd and do something entirely more thoughtful. Of course in a technical sense it’s actually easier to order one of these things online than it is to brave the High Street, but it’s still guaranteed to be appreciated as a token that means infinitely more.
2 – They Carry Your Message
It’s all well and good to buy a card, a teddy, a photo frame or anything else from a store, but even if it features a genuinely heartfelt message, it isn’t your message. Instead, it was dreamed up by some faceless corporation for no reason other than to make money and has since been purchased and passed-on thousands of times by other people. By contrast, when you choose a personalised gift of any kind, the message you include is 100% your own and from the heart. Even if you choose to include a message that’s less-than sentimental, it’ll still carry a million times more sentiment than a store-bought gift.
3 – They’re One of a Kind
Something else to bear in mind is the way in which a personalised gift represents a rare opportunity to give a gift that’s literally 100% unique and unlike any other on the face of the Earth. This can be what makes all the difference as while generic gifts are nice, the fact that they are generic takes a good deal of the sparkle away from them. By contrast, hand a gift that’s an absolute original and never to be repeated for the kind of reaction that’s equally unique and priceless in value.
4 – They’re Life-Long Keepsakes
It’s never nice to think about the prospect of giving a gift that ends up either in the bin or gathering dust in a box for all eternity. Nevertheless, this is the reality for so many millions of generic gifts each year – personalised gifts on the other hand are a wholly different story. When you give a gift that has this much meaning and sentiment, it ceases being a casual token and becomes more of a treasured keepsake for life. Chances are that even if it’s something as simple as a personalised picture frame, it’ll be a frame they’re never, ever want to part with.
5 – They’re Just as Affordable
Last but not least, perhaps the single biggest argument in favour of giving personalised gifts these days is the fact that they don’t tend to cost a penny more than the generic store-bought variety. When you order from a quality retailer, not only are prices kept exceptionally low but the personalisation may be thrown in 100% free of charge. Or in other words, you spend the same as you would have anyway but you come out with a gift that’s infinitely superior in every conceivable way.
So really, why settle for anything less?