With today’s better printing technology and more creative concepts, almost anything can be custom-made and personalized- from coffee mugs, wallets, book ends, and even high end gadgets if you wish. Personalizing gifts has become cheaper and accessible nowadays that it has become a necessary add-on if you want your gifts to be extra special. We all want our gifts to be special. But personalization, when we refer to printing and engraving, has its limits, too. You need to find the right gifts to personalize.
Choosing the item to be personalized is not difficult at all and there are no right and wrong choices. It is up to you to gauge the items based on your instinct and the intention of your gift. If you think writing the recipient’s name looks awkward, then don’t do it. Think of a funny quote or personal message instead.
There are certain items which make good personalized gifts. If you want to give a personalized gift but you just don’t know which item to choose, there are literally thousands of choices for you on the internet alone. Here are some of the more popular items that are suited for personalizing to help you get started.
T-shirts, Caps, and Hankies
These are the most popular items to be personalized. You can print any quote, message, or image that you like on them and the delivery is relatively fast. The items are meant to be worn by your recipients so make sure you put some serious thought on what you are going to print on them or else they might just keep it inside their closets. If you are running out of ideas on what to print, some stores and websites offer suggestions and tips like their initials, nickname, or funny quotes.
Mugs and Glasses
Coffee mugs are perfect for your executive friend or for your college roommate who stays up late every night with his books. Mugs are just simple and affordable items but to your coffee-loving friend, they are their constant companion. You make them special by adding a personal line or a collage of your photos printed on it. For the party-animals, you can give them some shot glasses or pilsner glasses with engraving.
Bags and Laptop Cases
Camera bags, classy laptop cases, tote bags, almost all kinds of bags are good for personalizing. Everyone always needs an extra bag and your gift isn’t just another extra bag. Printing your friend’s initials or nickname on the cute laptop bag makes it worth keeping for life. They’ll remember you every time pick it up.
Mouse Pads and Flash Drives
These are perfect for the computer enthusiasts or to those who are working in front of the computers. Choose a picture or a line that reminds you both of your friendship and have it printed on a mouse pad. This item would surely relieve office stress as it brings back good memories. Another good gift is a personalized flash drive. They are affordable and very useful as a functional gift.
Clocks and Picture Frames
A photo of your choice can be used as the background of a desk clock or wall clock. For sure, your recipient would be reminded of you every so often during his day. The pricing and designs vary greatly depending on the brand you choose. Picture frames can also be personalized and are often more affordable. These usually have 2 areas for personalization- the top and the bottom of the frame. You could include a funny quote and your friend’s name.
I hope these ideas have given you some inspiration as you decide on which gift items to choose. You can check out stores online which specialize on personalized items so you can have broader choices and more tips. Always keep in mind that you can never go wrong with personalized gifts as long as the intention is right and the item is appropriate.