My favorite personalized gifts
We are a major gift-giving society, especially during holidays such as Christmas. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I have become less fond of the gifts I have been receiving as Americans become more and more busy with their lives. At this point, who wants another gift card? You probably have too many, which you may have even sold to get rid of.
Can you remember the last time you received a personalized gift? Such gifts are becoming more and more rare, and to my mind, that’s all the more reason you should consider giving such a gift. Below are some of my favorite personalized gifts that you might want to consider giving to anyone special in your life.
T-shirts: If you have an artistic side, designing a T-shirt can be great fun. Even if you don’t have serious art or design skills, you can still make a nice T-shirt by printing a meaningful photo on the shirt.
Mugs: If you’ve never given a personalized gift before, you may want to start with something simple, such as a mug. The great thing about mugs is that they are used frequently and may end up sitting on a person’s desk all day, serving as a constant reminder of your thoughtfulness.
Canvas Prints: For a more substantial gift, consider canvas prints. They come in all sizes, with the largest ones being the size of a large poster or even larger. Canvas Prints can make a big impact on a room. A good place to purchase canvas prints on the Internet is Canvas People, one of my favorite Canvas Prints Stores.
I recommend buying the items above online. You’ll need high-quality photos for some personalized gifts, and these photos should be original photos, not stock photos. Invest in a good-quality digital camera if you don’t already have one.
Greeting Cards: Personalized greeting cards are great not just for the holidays, but for any kind of special occasion. A good printing service will allow you to pick from many different designs and even add your own artwork. If you run a business, a greeting card with you company logo is a great way to stay in touch with your customers.
I like to hunt for online coupons before I place an order for any of the items above. Taking this extra step has saved me countless dollars. For example, I used Printplace coupons from hotprintingdeals.com recently when ordering greeting cards for my business. This alone saved me 20% instantly on my order, and since my order was in the thousands of dollars, my savings were significant.