Personalized Gifts Tailored to Them
It can often be difficult to find the right gift for that special someone, whether it be your boss, friend, colleague, school teacher, or family member. Have you ever thought about a personalized gift? Why consider personalized gifts? Because there are so many gift options to choose from and personalized gifts are gifts that show you care!
What NOT to do
- Guess what a person wants.
- Go to shopping malls with nothing in mind and come home empty-handed or buy a gift that’s “meh.”
- Pick anything out of fatigue and desperation.
A New Trend in Shopping
The new way to shop
Before personalization came down in price, one was left to find something personalized in stores with products meant to attract a diverse customer base. How does one find a gift that’s designed to appeal to everyone’s unique taste? Good question! Luckily, with personalization, we no longer need to look for a needle in a haystack.
Instead, we personalize gifts on demand! With a little lead time, the step of making a gift personalized goes a long way. It communicates to the recipient that they are special to you. It also says, “I didn’t buy this at the mall or convenience store at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve!”
Spending less time to get a gift tailored to a recipient seems like a no brainer once you think about it.
What is a personalized gift?
A personalized gift is when you add the name or initials of the recipient, a message, your name, or anything personalized to the giftee.
You want to get the person something special. Tailoring the gift to fit one person accomplishes this and accomplishes it well!
Personalized gifts have become increasingly popular. It makes sense. If it doesn’t take that much effort to make a generic gift personal, why wouldn’t you put in a little extra effort? Engrave or etch a person’s name or add a note! After all, it is the thought that counts. In the eyes of the recipient, the time it took you to personalize the item increases its value well beyond the cost and effort to get it done.
People love hearing their name and we all love feeling appreciated and special. Personalizing a gift shows that you’ve thought about the person and you care. It also shows you have a history with them – you know them and want to do something nice for them that they will appreciate.
The SMART way to shop
Even simple gifts can be transformed by customization. Gifts that show you care really come down to the thought you put into it. Say it all with a customizable gift unique to them!
So, why spend more time and money?
Key benefits of personalized gifts
- Not generic
- Something they wouldn’t buy for themselves
- Celebrates and reinforces personal connection
- No more searching store after store (Instead of finding a perfect gift – make one!)
- Expresses your feelings
- You have control over design, color, and message to get exactly what you want
- Your gift will stand out in a crowd
- Personalization lasts forever
- Personalized gifts are gifts that show you care!
Never a Generic Gift
When you personalize a gift, the likelihood of the recipient receiving a duplicate gift is slim.
While there are a finite number of stores, the likelihood of someone buying the same item and personalizing it the same way is doubtful. There’s no need to consult a statistician; no one else will have the same idea. Your gift will be unique!
It’s something they wouldn’t buy for themselves (in a good way!)
You want to find a gift that the recipient will cherish or will get good use out of it, depending on the nature of the present. The thought of the recipient faking a smile and the gift collecting dust only to be discarded is not an option.
Many recipients say they feel special when personalization is added for a number of reasons. They appreciate that the gift cost more and that the gifter went to the extra trouble to get it personalized. We don’t typically personalize items for ourselves. People feel like it would be vain or narcissistic to do so – yet, at the same time, they’d love to have something personalized!
The gift is appreciated when it comes from someone else because it’s something the person wants and they don’t have to feel conceited every time they look at the item. Instead they get a warm fuzzy feeling!
People also find it meaningful that you planned it in advance. It shows that getting the perfect gift for them was important to you.
Personalized gifts have the potential to be cherished forever. When a gift is individually personalized, people get attached to their gift. Think about it: Have you gotten rid of your high school or college diploma? Maybe you played basketball or track and won an award. Or, maybe you were given a plaque for playing in the band. Have you thrown this memorabilia away? Chances are you haven’t! If you did, you probably had to think twice about it.
The personal touch
A plaque for an employee’s accomplishments, or just for being an employee, shows that you care. When you engrave their name or invest in embroidered apparel you’re sending the message that they’re not dispensable. You aren’t the kind of work place that has a 50 percent turn over rate. Employees aren’t just workers, they’re people.
Whether it’s a sports ball they can use at home, or a plaque they can place on their desk, or a mug that will keep their favorite beverage warm, the gesture will be appreciated.
It’s the thought that counts
It’s true. Let the recipient know that you’ve thought about their gift and put in effort to make it something they’ll treasure.
Go ahead – personalize it!
A little bit of customization can go a long way in making a gift special. Personalized gifts never go out of style!
Ways to personalize
Imprint or engrave a special message from you to them. Embroidery or screen printing makes apparel one of a kind (or one of a small batch!).
- Year of award
- A short message of thanks and recognition
- Also include who the gift is from (you!)
Personalized gift ideas
T.R. McTaggart provides a host of personalized gifts.
Personalized gifts to consider:
- Beverage cooler
- Cube-It Lip Balm
- Drawstring backpack
- Holiday ornaments
- PopSocket phone accessory
- And more!
Apparel – Consider making shirts or sweatshirts with your family’s surname commemorating Christmas 2017.
Beverage cooler – Great for friends. Perhaps not the first item to consider for employees unless you’re a brewery and want to encourage “research.”
Cube-It Lip Balm – Perfect for your teenage niece who loves to be in style.
Drawstring backpack – Useful for everyone. Add their name and the recipient can throw some clothes in it to take to the gym, stash a towel and sunscreen and head to the beach (well, in six months that is!), or load it up with some granola bars and trail mix and go for a hike. Bags are versatile so it can be used for each individual’s purpose.
Holiday ornaments – Great for family, friends, or colleagues. How cute would it be to have a tree with each family member’s name on it? Or everyone at the office to have a place on the office Christmas tree to take home right before the holidays.
Mugs – Everyone drinks beverages, so this will definitely get some use! Instead of a mug that says “Number one grandpa,” why not add his name? After all, if he’s number one he deserves the extra effort! Also make branded mugs for your company. Employees can use them at work or home. We always need a mug handy.
Pencils – Consider a monogramed pencil. It’s so simple, yet it makes you feel special whether you’re a child or adult. It never gets old!
Pens – Monogrammed pens accomplish the same goal.
Plaques – Show your employees you appreciate all they do!
PopSocket phone accessory – Perfect for just about anyone. Unless you’re in the tiny minority that shuns technology, the cost of phones these days makes people appreciate protecting them. While you can’t prevent your cousins from throwing their iPhones in the washing machine, there are a lot of situations where the PopSocket phone accessory is a lifesaver. And maybe buy your cousins some rice.
Trophies – Same as plaques.
Tumblers – Same as mugs.
Visit T.R. McTaggart’s promotional items page for more ideas!
T.R. McTaggart has been providing personalized gifts at an affordable price for fifty years now. Call us at (800) 433-0983 or Contact Us today to find out why!