Holidays Vivian | 07 Nov 2010 01:39 pm

Getting Personal With Personalized Gifts

It’s getting to be that time of year again. Even before the
Halloween pumpkins have lost their glow, we hear references
to that dreaded “C” word. There’s no escaping it. There’s
no denying it.

You know it is coming, you know it has to come, but you
just don’t want to face it. Like waking up from a bad
nightmare, you just want to pull the covers up and stay
in bed for just a bit longer.

For many people, Christmas is a dreaded time of year.
A dreaded time that comes around each year. It’s not
the season of Christmas itself that is dreaded — it’s all
that Christmas shopping and Christmas preparations leading
up to the festive holidays that most people hate.

It is something we have to do each year. It is something
most of us dread. It is an activity that’s lined with landmines
and mishaps. And littered with past Christmas gift-giving blunders
that everyone remembers and brings up each year. Without fail.

Finding the perfect gift for everyone each year is a
very stressful job. A very stressful job that comes
with a countdown clock that kicks into gear around the
end of October.

All of us, at one time or other, have fretted and fussed
over just what to get a family member, a co-worker, a
boss, or a loved one. How to please someone with the
right gift, the perfect gift?

We have all been there, done that!

Unfortunately, we have to keep doing it each year, over
and over again. Whose idea was that?

Perhaps, the solution to all our gift-giving worries
and stresses can be found in one simple way. You have
to get Personal!

Actually, it should come as no surprise to anyone, the
more personal a gift is, the more it will be appreciated.
The more unique a gift is, the more it will be remembered.

Some of our most cherished gifts are those that have
been made for us personally by the givers. A homemade
Mother’s day card from your son or daughter, lovers’
initials carved near a favorite meeting place, a
handmade gift from a cherished uncle or aunt… and
the list goes on.

Gifts that have a personal touch mean the most to us.
Gifts made especially for us always have special meanings
and feelings that go well beyond the object itself. They
take on a whole new life in themselves. They mean much more
to us than just a plastic toy straight out of the box.
Much more.

So this Christmas, keep this idea in mind when you’re
getting stressed with all your gift-buying duties, always
go for the personal. If you can make your own gifts for
the people you appreciate the most; do it. It is a gift
that will truly be appreciated and cherished.

Always keep the gift personal to the receiver. Cater
to their special interests, hobbies or favorite
past-times. Cater to their fantasies, dreams or
life-long ambitions.

Many times it is just impractical to make our own
gifts but you can still keep it personal. There are
many gifts that can be personalized, engraved or
especially ordered and made to your specifications.
Check out the craft-persons in your local area, check
out local artists for a special portrait or painting
of your favorite place, if you buy jewelry always have
it engraved with a personal saying.

Don’t forget, these days almost anything can be
personalized with laser engraving. From iPods to
fine crystal, you name it and it can probably
be engraved.

Personalizing any gift whether if be Christmas Gifts,
Birthday Gifts, Corporate Gifts, Wedding Gifts… you
name it, any gift that is personalized in some way
will be a much more appreciated gift.

Just remember, as that gift giving countdown clock
keeps ticking, solve all your gift giving worries
by taking the personal route. Personalize all your
gifts for that added extra punch and make all your
gifts truly special.

Personalized unique gifts go that extra step, so
when in doubt, just make it personal.

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