Retailers have been busy. Everyone’s busy. Go search for the “best gift” and you’ll find millions of results. In a world inundated with different products all vying for the “best gift” title, it’s not hard to find a quick gift for someone. But does that gift truly epitomize how you feel about the recipient? Is it something that’s going to provide value, joy, and show how much you know and care about them? My guess is no, and here’s why. It’s not personal.
Contrary to the ubiquitous mass produced products flooding the market, personalized gifts and services are getting more and more exposure. They have become a huge contender in the gift-giving market, and it’s no surprise why.
Personalized Gifts work for Everyone
We all want the absolute best for our loved ones. Seeing them smile with genuine appreciation at something we’ve given them is enough to send us soaring with happiness. With that being said, it’s not always easy to knock gift giving out of the park. And the truth is, some people are way harder to buy for than others. But with a little (or a lot of) thought and a dash of creativity, you can come up with something personal for literally anyone in your life, be it men, women, kids, or even your elderly aunt that has it all.
The upside to giving something custom and personalized is it’ll be well received no matter what it is. Because at the end of the day, the thought and care put into the gift is what truly matters. It will have a special impact on them, more than any other gift in the world, because it came straight from your heart to theirs.
Builds Stronger Personal Connections
When you give someone something that speaks to them personally, it becomes more than just a gift or gesture of your appreciation for them. It becomes a symbol of your bond and the special connection you have. It shows that you care about what makes them unique, which is all people want in this world – to be accepted and loved for who they are.
It’s not just some basic teddy bear you plucked from a store shelf last-minute (read more on why Teddy Bears Suck). A personalized gift speaks directly to the recipients soul. It ascertains a connection, celebrates it, and makes it even stronger with time. It’s the ultimate bonding experience.
Perfect Gift for any Occasion
How many times have you stressed out about finding the perfect gift for the many gift-giving occasions throughout the year? That’s the beauty of a custom gift, it will suit every occasion—a wedding, a birthday bash, graduation, promotion… you name it.
The Old-Fashioned Shopping Trend
Do you remember how we used to shop before customized and personal gifts came into our lives? It’s a time-consuming, aggravating, and down-right inefficient process.
Outdated Shopping Trend Shortcomings
– Go to shopping malls and spend a couple of hours finding the right gift
– Head home empty-handed feeling tired and frustrated
– Pick something random last-minute
– Disappoint the person with an unexpectedly lame gift
Personalized Gifts Gaining in Popularity
Customized gifts have equalized the playing field and opened the doors to a wide array of options. Even the simplest gift can be turned into a personalized masterpiece. And it’s super convenient—no more store hopping, no more frustrations, no more choosing a gift just because you have no better options. Your loved ones deserve better than that!
Yes, you could choose to give them a simple stuffed animal and as your loved one, they will smile and thank you for it. But if you truly want to surprise and delight them, go a step further and get a stuffed animal created from their own artwork.
Although custom products have a tendency to cost more than a simple trinket you’ll find at the store, the benefits far outweigh the additional spend. After all, the happiness of a loved one is priceless.
This post originally appeared on www.budsies.com on Aug 11, 2016.