on 30 Oct 2018 on 30 Oct 2018
We all know the difference between a good gift and a great gift is the amount of thought put into it. Think about the last great gift you received. What was it about that gift that made it really special? Chances are it was something that was not on any of your gift lists. It was probably something you didn't even know you wanted or needed. It was probably something that touched you below the surface, something that let you know the giver was really thinking about and understanding that time in your life. How can we make an otherwise ordinary gift extraordinary? Sometimes it's as simple as letting someone know that you really know them. It's a special personal touch that makes a great gift. Be it a simple gift that really represents the giver or a handmade gift that they poured hours and hours of making. This post is full of ideas to help you think about personalizing your gifting for special people. It's easy to add a personal touch but it can be so meaningful! Personalization shows that we are paying attention to another's life and that we care about them. It is a simple but powerful gesture.
- Check out Best Canvas: Okay, so here's the idea, get your hands on a special photo of your friend. It just has to be a digital file so you can get it from social media or by email. It could be something special you did with your friend or maybe a candid from their wedding. Maybe it's a picture of all the grandkids for your parents? Whatever memory you select will become a new gift every time it is revisited and discussed. All you have to do is upload the image you have selected to the Best Canvas website and select the type of gift you would like the image transfer to. You can select a beautifully wrapped wood-frame canvas print perfect for hanging in a very special spot. That's how Best Canvas got their start. Or, you could select one of their great new photo gifts, like a coffee mug or a mousepad. Maybe you want to get really creative and transfer your image to a photo cushion or a photo puzzle? No matter what you choose, a gift from Best Canvas will be treasured because of the daily joy it will bring. In a time where most of our memories are stored on a cloud somewhere, bringing a great memory back into your loved ones daily living space is a great and thoughtful gift!
- When it comes to garment and accessory personalization, Lands' End leads the pack: Lands' End has always been known for their great monogramming service, but their personalization services go way beyond monogramming! Lands' End also offers personalized embroidery options so you can personalize clothing to match individual interests. The list of embroidery icons you can select from is huge covering everything from sports to holidays. There is something for everything! If you are purchasing leather items like a belt or wallet, you can have the product heat stamped. Heat stamping is a little like branding. You can heat stamp initials into the product. In addition, you can select a silver or gold foil color options on most products. Some products like bags, outerwear, and some holiday decorations can even be engraved. Personalized engraved metal plates can be added to these select products. And, don't forget about monogramming, Lands' End practically invented it!
- How about personalized art gifts from Society 6? Society 6 is a really cool website that allows you to pick any work of art and transfer it to just about anything. It's hard to believe but you can search just about any concept or work of art and it will be carried on Society 6. For example, I searched Starry Night and Nightmare Before Christmas and I found a piece called Starry Nightmare Before Christmas! This painting was a perfect hybrid of the two and it could be transferred to anything from a shower curtain to barstool. Think of your favorite person and then think of their favorite things. Search those things on Society 6 and see for yourself how many incredible very personal gifts you can create. It's really easy and fun. You can view every creation before ordering. Once you place your order, your personalized one-of-a-kind gift will be produced and shipped. Society 6 also has a huge photo library to select from. Suppose your friend loves Paris. You can select an image from hundreds of photos of the city. Once you find the perfect shot, it can be added to blankets, curtains, pillows, whatever you chose. Image your friends surprise when they open their Paris bathmat!
- I'm sure you already know about Cafe Press: Cafe Press is the original product customization and personalization website. Over the years people from around the world have added clever cartoons, memes, slogans, and images to the Cafe Press collection. You can search virtually any profession, concept, interest, or occasion and find lots of matching products and designs ranging from funny to inspiring. There is literally something for everyone. Once you find the perfect saying or image you can then transfer it to so many products. Suppose your sister has a favorite slang saying, just search the saying and chose a product like a tee shirt. You will be directed to a product page that gives you up to 15 different types of tee shirts from long-sleeve to tank top. You can match up the saying with the perfect shirt and create your own unique product. Cafe Press is a great way to connect with someone on a really personal level, a level that fits them perfectly! Give Cafe Press a shot, you might even find something for yourself.
I hope these suggestions for personalized gifts gets you off to a great start in finding that perfect gift for someone special or yourself simply because you think that yourself also deserves praise for working hard. There are so many things you can do with personalization product technology these days and by many, I mean infinite possibilities. Every gift you give this year can be a perfect fill for everyone on your list. Your friends and family will really appreciate the time you spent to think about them as an individual considering their personal gifts, quirks, and interests. Personalize your giving this year!
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