Christmas has been and gone, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we are all never more than what feels like a few weeks away from the latest anniversary or birthday, and as such, we are always thinking of new and unique ways to mark an occasion and impress a loved one. However, it’s getting harder to do so.
Given that you can now shop online and pick up just about any gift you can imagine, the search for a present that really hits the spot is getting trickier. Just the sheer weight of choice alone can present you with difficulties as you may well be left dithering and indecisively missing the big day that the gift is meant to celebrate.
Similarly, you may have a near bottomless wallet, but that doesn’t mean that the gift you get will necessarily be what they want. So how can you make sure that the present you give will be received well?
Personalized gifts are often a great way to mark an occasion and turn an ordinary present into an unforgettable one. Here are a few reasons why your next gift should be a custom-made one.
Buying a truly memorable gift is harder to achieve if anyone in the world can easily get it whenever they choose. On the other hand, a personalized gift is 100% unique and original, which makes it a gift worth giving.
For instance, the gift of an item of stylish jewelry becomes all the more priceless in terms of its value to a recipient if it’s been personalized. A custom necklace that includes the names of your children will be an amazing present for your partner and will be one in a million.
The rise in sales of personalized jewelry is due in part to the number of celebrities and personalities who have worn them at red carpet events and then captured in tabloids and gossip sites. This has helped boost the popularity of a type of custom-made gift that will always impress.
Getting presents is perhaps too easy in this day and age, and the readily available options have made the practice of buying and receiving gifts almost something of an anti-climax, but when it comes to personalized presents, you are giving a gift that has real statement value and has far more meaning than a regular item.
An item that has been engraved or marked in some way that makes it personal to you and the receiver of the gift will not only impress it will serve as a reminder for the long-term, and in that way, it has longevity as well as originality.
Show You Care
The act of getting a personalized present for a loved one also shows you’ve gone that extra mile to get something of real value and that in itself is worth a great deal. Even a fairly basic present, once personalized (even a mug or pillowcase), becomes doubly impressive once it’s been given that personal touch.
It shows you haven’t just gone online, done a basic search, and then simply placed an item in a cart and waited for a delivery. You’ve planned the process out, and that additional effort will go a long way in the eyes of the recipient.
Work for Every Occasion
It doesn’t matter if it’s a Christmas present, an anniversary gift, or just something to say you care; a personalized gift will always work. Because the present is personalized, it becomes more about the recipient than the event it marks, which makes it easier for you to select, whatever day of the year it is.
Shared Personal Connection
A personalized gift is a great way of showing the shared connection you have with your partner. It can be used to mark your wedding day or your children. This makes the present special even to you, and in that way, increases the value in terms of sentimentality.
Endless Types of Personalized Gifts
The market for personalized gifts is nearly infinite. You want a framed star chart that marks the way the universe aligned when you first met, no problem. Your partner is a whizz in the kitchen, and you want to get them an apron with their name on it, done. There really is no end to where you can take the personalized aspect, so take your time to find a way that works for both you and the person you are buying for.
The personalized gift market is growing rapidly, and that means there are more and more ways to make that special gift you are looking for. There are sites that specialize specifically in these types of gifts, so that makes it easier to get what you are looking for, and the price of these is surprisingly not as high as you might at first think.
In many ways, the move to personalized gifts was inevitable. The infinite amount of choice and the accessibility and availability of buying online have led to a need for more purpose-built solutions to getting gifts for special occasions, and in this way, the internet has helped to fill that void.
Is It Possible to Get Too Many Gifts?
Buying gifts online is now much cheaper than in a brick-and-mortar store, and the speedy nature of delivery has made it very easy to get what you want. Perhaps in some ways, we are spoiled for choice, and we give each other too many gifts?
By opting for a personalized gift, you can reduce the number of presents you get each other and make that single item worth so much more, but not in financial value, than a collection of somewhat throwaway items?
Make the Next Birthday or Anniversary Extra Special
So when your next anniversary or birthday reminder pings on your phone (hopefully a few days before the actual date so as to give you time to react), think about getting a personalized gift.
It would be fair to say that the success rate in this area is always higher than what you might call a ‘normal’ present, and you’ll be glad that you chose this route as your significant other is genuinely speechless when she rips off the wrapping paper and reveals a truly personal gift that they’ll never forget.