It can be difficult when you’re shopping for someone when you aren’t certain what their interests are. Or what do you buy the person in your life who seemingly already has everything? If there isn’t a gift registry it can be really frustrating trying to sort out what people may want as a gift.
While you may be tempted to forgo a gift altogether, you probably would feel guilty if you didn’t get the honored guest something to show your admiration. So what can you do when gift-giving is stressful? You can opt to purchase customized gifts for the recipient!
If you aren’t convinced that getting a custom gift is the best option for your next occasion you’re expected to come with a present in tow, then here are five reasons that will help you to better understand why a customized gift is a good idea.
1. Customized Items Show You Care
Anyone can go out and get a gift card or a sweater from a big box store to give as a gift. Or worse of all, gifting someone cash. While money is useful it doesn’t show that you care at all for the person you’re giving to, you couldn’t even be bothered to spend a few minutes looking for a great gift.
When you take the time to pick out an item and have it customized, even if it’s very easy to do, your thoughtfulness will show. Putting forth a little bit of effort for the ones you love will not only make you feel good but also have your recipients feeling loved and appreciative. Let your personal connection come through with a gift chosen just especially for someone.
Whether you personalize an item with an engraving, a photo or a monogram, gift-giving is all about the feeling of joy. If putting a little extra thought into a gift for your friends and family brings you joy while you’re shopping imagine how contagious that joy will be as they unwrap the item you’ve lovingly chosen for them.
Custom gifts are also a great way to share a common interest with your recipient. If you both like the same animal or sports team, a customized gift that features your favorite thing can be a way to further solidify your bond and your interest in the same thing.
2. Customized Gifts Are Useful
One of the best parts of custom gifts is that the items that you can personalize are incredibly useful. For instance, coffee drinkers probably use a mug or a tumbler every day. So why wouldn’t they appreciate a new custom mug for their morning coffee? Especially since mugs can stain, crack or break, gifting a new one might be just the wonderful gift they need.
The fact that so many practical items are able to be personalized just increases your options of potential gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. In the winter, many people like to snuggle under a blanket during a movie night or when they’re reading a book. So getting a personalized blanket would be a welcome addition to their gift pile.
Did you know that in the United State, nearly every adult has a smartphone? Giving everyone on your gift list a customized phone case will not only show your loved ones you want to help them protect their device but that you care about their interests.
Cell phone cases don’t need to be boring, there is absolutely no reason that so many people should walk around with boring, black industrial cases when there are so many options on the market. Switching cases is so easy that anyone could swap cases daily to match their outfit. That means even if they already have a phone case, getting another won’t matter at all.
3. No Duplicates
Have you ever accidentally gotten two of the same gift before? Or showed up at an event with the same gift that someone else is giving? No need to worry about gift receipts or even the possibility that your gift will need to be regifted when you give someone a personalized gift. Since you will customize it yourself you pretty much guarantee that it’s one of a kind.
There are infinite possibilities with custom gifts. A monogrammed throw pillow. A tumbler with favorite family pictures printed on it. A cozy blanket or a charm bracelet that was chosen just for someone special. With so many different options it can be hard to decide exactly what to get, but the vast choices can also mean gifting is a world of fun.
Another fantastic gift is a custom bobblehead. There’s no way that another person could think of a lifelike figure of your friend with the same customization as what you have in mind. You may choose to create a bobblehead of that special someone with his dog, wearing a superhero costume, or while sunbathing at the beach. It’s quite interesting as to how it’s done and how you can order, but you can check a bobblehead manufacturer’s website to learn more.
Even if someone gets three mugs or new phone cases it is highly unlikely they will get one exactly the same as what you’ve picked out. Since mugs are prone to break, having more than one isn’t a bad idea and extra phone cases are fun to switch around to coordinate with different outfits or for specific events. Your custom gift is one of a kind and that makes it the perfect gift!
A custom gift is sp special that it will be full of good memories. They’ll remember who gave it to them and that special day specifically. They’ll remember why you chose the gift for them. But not only that, they’ll think of you when they use it with fond memories. And since so many custom gifts are things that will be used, they’ll spark conversations with friends.
Most relationships don’t require a tangible reminder, but they certainly can’t hurt. A personalized custom gift can be the best gift someone receives. Giving the gift of something customized is a perfect way to express your admiration for your loved one and the item will become a symbol of your bond. If you aren’t sure what item you might want to customize
Whether you opt for something monogrammed or with their name on it, like a mug or a tumbler or you decide to go for something featuring their favorite emoji or picture when you take some extra time thinking about your recipient, your gift will get you the excited reaction you want as they unwrap their gift.
Even if you aren’t that close to someone a custom gift is still a great idea. If you have a Secret Santa you need to shop for you can always get them a custom gift. Since many options are practical you’ll know they can actually use their gift even if you don’t know their interests and putting their name on an item makes it infinitely more personal and fun.
5. Suitable For Anyone
You don’t need to go to the toy store for the kids, the department stores for the ladies and the sporting goods stores for the gentlemen on your list any longer. Customized gifts can be one-stop shopping. You could purchase coordinated mugs for every member of your family or even personalized key chains.
No matter what object you decide to personalize, you can find something for everyone. And the best part is that when you go to wrap all your gifts you will know exactly who is getting which since they are already labeled.
Your gift will not only be well regarded but also has the potential to become a family keepsake. Many families share initials so a gift can easily be transferred from one person to another, keeping your gift legacy alive for years to come. Or if you give someone a baby blanket with the young tike’s name those are often kept for years as security blankets become a preferred item.
When looking for something excellent, give the gift that can’t be easily stolen or mistakenly swapped for someone else’s. If you need a great gift idea then a customized gift is definitely the way to go when you’re looking for a gift that will work well for anyone.
Not only is picking out a custom gift practical but it will be fun to create your own unique gift for everyone on your list. Whether you sort through awesome pictures to print them on blankets and mugs or opt to have something engraved, the personalization.
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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