When I am buying gifts for people I like to buy them something a little bit different, something that they will remember and something that hopefully wont be duplicated and shoved in a draw for all eternity. So when possible I like to choose personalised gifts, items that can be engraved or adapted in someway to incorporate the receivers personality or an aspect of who they are and what they like. When I think about the gifts that I have received over the years most of my favourite pieces are those that have been personalised. It’s always nice to receive gifts but it’s that much nicer when you know the buyer put in some thought and effort, I think it shows they care.
So I have been on the hunt for some personalised gifts that I think you will like and with Christmas just a round the corner now is the perfect time to get organised and start ordering those extra special presents.
Who doesn’t love a cup of something? For me it has to be coffee in the morning and green throughout the day but whatever your loved ones favourite drink is why not personalise a bone china mug for them. Great to keep at the office to remind everyone what you drink when it’s their turn to pop the kettle on. With loads of designs to choose from you will find a personalised mug for everyone and every occasion. These are from Mclaggan and prices start from £9.50
The photo frame
One of my favourite wedding presents was an engraved frame with our wedding date on it and some years later it is still pride of place in my lounge. Not only does it look beautiful, it acts a reminder to the husband so he has no excuse for forgetting our anniversary. This rose gold frame can be engraved with any message and would make a lovely 1st Christmas keepsake gift. You can order this from Find Me a Gift for £13.99
If you are looking for a personalised gift for an over 18 why not order this message on a prosecco bottle. You can tell them you love them and list 10 reasons why. These messages create the label for everyone to see and you can be as creative or as serious as you like. Perhaps you want to tell your husband that you loves that he puts the bins out or your dad that he does the ironing, whatever it is you can say it with prosecco. I think this would make a great 18th birthday present, their first legal bottle that they can keep for every. You can order these from Find me a Gift for £22.25
If you are more creative them me then perhaps you don’t want to order a personalised gift but instead want to personalise a gift yourself. Sugru is mouldable glue that comes in various colours and can be shaped just how you like it, spelling out words or pictures, and once it has dried it will stay like that. You can order this direct from Sugru for £10.95 and start creating your own gifts straight away.
If you are looking for something a little more unusual but still personalised then how about these embossed Jack Russell luggage tags made from smooth leather and cost £30. A gift they can use all year round and with a variety of colours to choose from there is a luggage tag for everyone.