After a long day of shopping the exhausted customer walks in her door and sinks into her armchair. The return for her mammoth efforts is relatively small, however, as she begins to peruse the day’s purchases. A keyring, mug, and desk set, along with a few other bits and pieces, make up the assortment of purchases. She’s pleased with her purchases, and knows her husband will be happy with this birthday gift, but she’s not completely satisfied. Not knowing how to put the finishing touch on the gift, she decides it will have to do. Pulling herself out of the armchair she goes off to find the wrapping paper.
Such a common dilemma, one in which we all find ourselves in, some of us on a reasonably regular basis! We have been honing our gift shopping skills, and have found some decent gifts, but something still seems to be lacking something that will put that pizzazz into the birthday present.
Personalised gifts are the key. Personalised gifts can make a average present into something stunning and meaningful. Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why personalised gifts make great presents for men.
1. It’s the Thought That Counts
We’ve all heard the expression “It’s the thought that counts”, and the statement has a lot of truth in it. Why not make your next presents for men count by personalising them and letting the recipient know you’ve taken the time to give a thoughtful gift, specially for them.
2. A Personal Touch
A desk set can be transformed from just being yet another gadget for the desk, into a personalised, meaningful gift by simply having his name engraved on it. It lets him know that you mean this gift specifically for him, not just something you picked up on the way to the party and hurriedly wrapped in the car.
3. A Gift to be Treasured
When presents for men have been individually purchased and combined with a creative touch, it’s amazing how attached your loved one will get to his new gift. Almost without exception, every individual has a favourite mug. Personalised mugs quickly fill the position of favoured mug, as it uniquely belongs to that individual. Tragedy strikes, however, if the mug eventually breaks, so make sure you have a good source for a second one!
4. Not Just Another Gift
Once the party has all been said and done, the birthday boy goes home and sorts through his stash of newly acquired treasure. Half of the time he forgets who gave him all these gifts, and the other half of the time, after he’s played with the items for a few minutes, he wonders what he will do with all of them and where he will store them. Having a gift engraved means that you can make it stand out from the rest. Consider having his name, year, a short message, and of course, who the gift is from engraved on that special item. It’s amazing what a little bit of personalising can do to make it that memorable and treasured gift that stands out from the crowd.
5. No Doubling Up!
Ever been to a party in which multiple copies of the hottest gift were given to the individual by unknowing partygoers? Avoid this happening (or at least, make yours stand out from the rest) by having your item personlised by engraving. Metal items are the most common for having engraved, but some engravers will also do glass and wood surfaces.
So next time you’re shopping for presents for men, consider taking an average gift and making it extraordinary by having it engraved or personalised in some way.