Struggling to find that perfect gift? You need to make a great impression or maybe you want to show someone how much they mean to you, the answer to your problem is a personalized gift! A personalized gift doesn’t just show you thought of them, it really says that you took the time to have something great made for them, so much so that you included a part of them in the gift itself! A quick internet search will reveal that you have a mountain of options to choose from. To really make an impression, go with something personal, unique and fun; such as a hand-drawn personalized caricature of them enjoying a favorite activity, or a personalized vintage print of them winning their favorite sporting event, or you could really have them smiling and make your own bobblehead in their image!
Everyone has already seen the traditional engravings of names and dates on not-so personal silver. You can get someone’s name put onto pretty much anything. No one will hold it against you; it’s a fine gift to give someone. That couple will probably remember you were at their wedding or, your boss will probably remember you were one of the guys around on his 50th birthday. The other way you could go is something too close, too personal. When you’re trying to network you want to be remembered in a good way, not an over-awkward eager way. In the same vein, when you’re trying to show someone that you care, nothing can make the situation turn weird faster than seeming like you care too much.
The Solution? Humor
Seek out gifts that are fun, that are both personalized by some aspect of the person and their life, but are otherwise funny. A frame will go in a drawer but a faux vintage poster featuring your boss as the 1975 player of the year will go on his wall. Not only will it go on the wall but when he sees it he will smile, he’ll remember you, and you’ll be associated with a light and happy thing. The same goes for that sullen teenager, sure he’ll probably roll his eyes in the moment, but deep down he knows you took the time to make your own bobblehead in his image. And who can’t smile when they look down and see a bobble head with their face on it?
The personalized aspect of being able to create something truly unique is what makes these gifts special.
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