Gift-giving has always been a social practice that elicits goodwill among folks. Whatever the occasion or reason may be, it makes for a good reminder that the giver cares for the recipient. It can, however, also be a cause for much pressure, especially when the giver wants to make a particular impression on the recipient.
Understandably, there are those who would want to stray from the usual, generic gift items. For this, it’s advisable to go the way of the personalized gift route, otherwise known as specialty gifts.
When to Go Personal
Giving a personalized gift can mean either two things: it could be that you know the receiver very well enough for you to give a highly bespoke gift, or that you don’t know the receiver too well that’s why you give a gift with the name of the receiver stitched on it.
Hopefully, it’s going to be the former, which would mean that you are going out of your way precisely to offer a bespoke gift item.
Special occasions such as couple’s anniversaries, for example, would be a great time for you to give your loved one a personalized gift. Baby showers, promotions, and other important announcements could also be a great opportunity to gift personalized items.
Where to Get Them
Depending on the kind of item you are looking for, you may have to search for specialty gift stores. The great thing about these stores is that they not only have the gift item itself, but they also offer personalization services, such as putting together a care package in a presentable basket, or engraving the name of the recipient onto the gift item.
It will ultimately be up to your creative decision what specific kind of personalization you’ll go for. The important thing is that you are making the occasion even more special because you went out of your way to come up with a special gift.
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35 Perfect Personalized Gifts to Give This Year. Buzzfeed.