I am a sucker for personalised gifts! Give me something with my name or photo on it and I’ll cherish it forever! In particular I’m a sucker for mugs and the one I love the most after my Starbucks one is the one with my blog header on it. It’s my dressing table staple which lovingly houses my favourite makeup brushes. It’s not self obsession that you may immediately assume (not all of it!) but rather the thought that someone got your name, initials or photo printed on a gift. It’s the sentiment that then becomes personalised instead of when a gift just has a random couple’s photo of holding hands on it that you usually find on the high street.
Did you know the market for personalised gifts is for billions and is rapidly escalating in Britain every year as Brits start relying on online purchases. Who goes to the card shop anymore? I genuinely cannot recall my last visit. Albeit trying to be as organised as we possibly can, a hectic lifestyle in the city can take a toll on priorities in life and most of us are only left with day or two spare to think of a present, purchase it and have it delivered. Hence I quite liked the next day delivery policy of keepitpersonal.co.uk, including Saturdays which means you’ll never be late with your present.
Whether it’s christening gifts, wedding gifts, anniversary presents or Birthday gifts you are looking for, browsing through their range of products has only spoilt me for choice. I quite liked what they have to offer as Anniversary presents. Shopping for this particular event is my pet peeve and I absolutely dread it. First of all, what can you get someone for their Anniversary that symbolises love yet isn’t too personal? Secondly, do you choose to give two separate presents? The latter is what I usually opt for which doesn’t turn out to be wallet friendly consequently. Next time, I’m opting for personalised wine glasses, crystal clock or candles. It looks lush and automatically becomes meaningful with the couples name etched on it. Problem solved!
Because graduation, wedding season and Christmas (believe it or not!) is around the corner, I thought these personalised frames would make superbly thoughtful pressies breaking the same old flowers, chocolates and perhaps a stuffed toy ritual when you don’t know what to get for someone or just want to break the monotonous pattern of typical gift giving. Cheer a newly wedded bride, a fresh graduate or a hardworking host on Christmas with a fun picture of themselves in a frame with personalised borders. I especially love their wooden frames for how cozy and laidback they look compared to the usual silver and black ones. Although, for a Wedding or Graduation, a glossy black one or a sleek silver one would fit the bill perfectly.
So tell me, are you a sucker for personalised gifts? Do you like giving them more or receiving them? Oh and if you're looking for a thoughtful present, the lovely people at Keep It Personal have offered readers of the blog a 10% discount on any purchase. Simply use the code 'ITSASECRET' on checkout.