7 Tips for Personalized Gifts
All fall, people have been asking me one question: “What are the hottest gifts for the holidays?” I’ve been telling them the trends I’m seeing, including Uggs, succulents, tablet computers, and a whole category of gifts: personalized gifts. Personalization, such as monogramming a gift, or adding a date or message, is both a classic idea and totally on-trend. It makes a gift seem more thoughtful and planned. And for kids’ gifts in particular, it’s a practical way to mark an item so it won’t get lost at school … or seized by a sibling. Personalized gifts are also great for college students in dorm rooms. When you are shopping for personalized gifts this holiday, here are a few tips.
1. Live colorfully. Choose contrasting embroidery to make initials pop, or go tone-on-tone for a chic look.
2. Character study. When you are ordering your personalized gifts, pay attention to how many characters you are allowed per line, and how many lines total, so that you won’t get a call from a concerned customer service rep when your message doesn’t fit.
3. Dig in. Laser etching and wood engraving make a lasting impression.
5. Think ahead. Personalization can take a couple of extra days, particularly as the holidays heat up and companies go into overdrive filling all their orders, so order early. That said, personalized products are available much more quickly than they were in the past.
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