Summer’s over and you know what that means – the adverts are starting on the TV, decorations are appearing in shops and the kids are already writing their letters to Santa. It’s only September but of course we’re already thinking about that challenging time of year; only two months until Christmas!
One thing you may have noticed over the past few years is the growing popularity of personalised christmas gifts. As new technology enables us to personalise lots of different and unusual objects (and experiences!) for our friends and loved ones, at affordable prices, if you’re thinking of purchasing a few personalised gifts this Christmas here are 3 handy tips:
1. Be original. Mugs, mouse mats and calendars are all a bit overdone. Why not consider a personalised jelly mould with your mum’s name in it or a personalised guitar plectrum for your aging rocker of a dad? There are lots of unique and exciting items out there waiting to be personalised so don’t settle for the most obvious and mundane.
2. Think about what you say. If you’re going to use the person’s name, which is a popular choice, make sure you spell it right! Think about whether they would prefer their full name or a nickname. Many items also give you more customisable options so you can add additional text. Plan it out carefully and don’t make any spelling mistakes!
3. Don’t embarrass anyone. Many personalised items can feature one or more photographs, whether of the recipient of the gift or their friends and family. Don’t go for a naked or incriminating picture or you may find the recipient hides your gift in a drawer never to see the light of day again – this gift should be something they want to treasure and show off.
Getting Personal is an online retailer dedicated to the production of personalised gifts, ranging from the standard items like mugs and calendars through to unique and unusual gifts such as personalised alcohols, notebooks and even the opportunity to name a star.
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