A Harris Poll conducted last year found that 7 out of 10 Americans said they would be willing to give up gift-giving during the holiday season, citing that they felt pressured to buy gifts and spend more than they can afford. But, there is no need to give up on this tradition. There is a simple, thoughtful, and inexpensive way to show your friends and family how much you care: a personalized gift. When you take the time to give a gift that is specifically personalized for the recipient, they will know how much thought you put into it. Whether its a stocking stuffer for mom or a Secret Santa gift for the office, a personalized gift will be truly appreciated.
An awesome way to personalize a gift is to purchase something useful from a local shop and add the recipients name to it. An inexpensive yet custom decal of their name or an image they would enjoy can be ordered from Etsy and applied to just about anything from travel tumblers to notebooks to dog food bowls. Embroidery is another option, though generally a little pricier. This is a great option for anything soft like a makeup pouch a sunglasses case. There are a ton of great shops around NOHO where you can grab an item to personalize. Stop by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for a beverage lover, Animalia NOHO for pet parents, or Iguana Vintage Clothing for your unique fashionista friend.
Sometimes, it really is just easier to shop from home, and there is no shame in it! Nothing says personal like a custom photo collage. You can arrange up to 36 photos onto one canvas to make an awesome gift. CanvasPop.com explain that by taking the time to select photos that feature the people you love or special times you have spent together, the gift becomes a symbol of your appreciation for them and your friendship. It is no longer just an item, it is a show of your affection.
We’ve all heard the statement “It’s the thought that counts” when it comes to gift giving. At times though it can be difficult to figure out what someone would really like and you may also worry that someone else might get them the same thing. An easy solution to this problem is to give a unique personalized gift that can be treasured forever. And, you can basically personalize anything! Decals are an easy way to make something mundane special and embroidery and engraving are classic personalization methods. Your gift will look look like million bucks but it actually very affordable. Whether shopping in the real world or the virtual one, a personalized gift is really a great way to go.