Do you have trouble picking presents for friends and family? Some people are very difficult to choose a gift for, especially if you don’t know a great deal about their day to day life. Perhaps they live some distance away and without knowing their hobbies and interests, choosing a gift can really make you scratch your head.
But don’t despair! Rather than copping out and buying a CD they won’t like, a book they won’t read, or a tie that will be straight down to the charity ship, there is an alternative. And I don’t mean tokens. When you get a gift voucher or money it’s just not the same, is it? You don’t get that warm feeling of gratitude and the giver doesn’t have that feeling that their present will really hit the spot.
Cast your mind back. What was the present that had that wow factor? Which gift springs to mind? When I was a child, that magical feeling happened when I got a present with my name on it! It really meant something and made the present really personal. Many years later, if I get a personalised gift, it takes me right back to childhood and I can’t help but get the same thrill.
And, of course, the better the present, the more special it is. Many personalised gifts are disappointing, being cheaply and crudely done, which defeats the object. Cheap T-shirts and tacky imports don’t cut it, so what a relief to discover that beautifully made, personalised gifts can still be found, thanks to the internet, which is perfectly suited to this kind of gift. Shops can’t keep the stocks of everybody’s name, but websites can take your order for any name and swiftly supply you with a wonderful present.