So what do you get the person who has everything? A good question and one that plagues gift buyers throughout the year. The same is true for those who aimlessly wander the isles of their local shop in search of an inspiration and a birthday gift all at the same time. What do you get for someone who has everything, and does not really need anything, or whose rather eclectic or expensive hobbies you cannot possibly afford to support? What about the person whom you do not know all that well, but whose invitation has left you feeling obligated to come with a gift in hand, since appearing empty-handed is an impolite thing to do? Many a time in the past you have probably given in to the Siren song of the gift voucher. Sure, when your card was opened you felt a pang of guilt and a moment of shame at your open capitulation and admission that you could not think of anything that the recipient of your gift card would have enjoyed.
Fortunately there is a way out of this dilemma! Personalised gifts are a new trend in gift giving and they outdo the gift voucher every time.
Personalised gifts have two very distinct advantages: they have the ability to combine the mundane with the extravagant. For example, a towel is an ordinary towel, yet a towel with the recipient’s monogram or perhaps even name embroidered on it is a rare gift. Sure, not everyone will enjoy receiving a towel for her or his birthday, but let’s think baby gifts! Did you know that a towel, blanket, and bib make for an okay gift, but have the child’s name embroidered and embossed on these items, and you have an automatic keepsake!
Golf balls are another good example, for the avid golfer in your family or circle of friends, a sleeve of Maxfli is still just a small assortment of balls, but with her or his name, and perhaps even birth date, anniversary date, or retirement date engraved on them, suddenly this humble gift becomes one of thoughtful contemplation and a well wish all of their own!
For those whore are minimally artistically inclined, a plastic breakfast tray, a box of crayons, and a colouring book can become an art station for a tot if the breakfast tray were to receive the child’s name stenciled on it.
The possibilities of personalised gifts truly are endless. It is no wonder that these gifts now outsell gift vouchers every time!