Gift giving, regardless of the reason, is sure to raise a smile. Well-planned presents are usually welcome surprises! But choosing one item to send the exact message you mean can be hard. At christenings and birthdays especially, you don't want your gift to be identical to all others. So why not make the extra effort to personalise a present? It's guaranteed to stand out and bring bigger smiles!
What makes a gift truly personal depends on the giver and the receiver. What is uniquely pleasing to one person may not be to another. Yet any gift given that finishing touch through adding a person's name, memorable date, or special message - especially if you write that message - turns an ordinary gift into something extraordinary.
Personalisation makes a gift belong to one person and only them, as a keepsake they can treasure. Yet engraving or adding names are not the only ways to personalise. By choosing an item that represents something important to you both such as a memory, significant moment, date, phrase or momentous occasion, you're adding an extra touch.
Often the best gifts combine personalisation and unique meaning, so are especially relevant for milestone events like a birth or major birthday.
If you're gift-hunting for a christening there are thousands of options, from the traditional to the innovative. The most valued gifts however, the ones that get the biggest smiles, are those containing personal meaning – so there is no 'best' answer.
Your choice of course will depend on who a gift is for, and who you are. You may like to reflect aspects of your own personality in your choice, so only you will know the most appropriate option! Personalised items can be given to people of any age and for many occasions, so will naturally vary.
Whatever you choose, the extra effort you put in should be remembered long after the event. If gifting to a child for example, consider how your present will be appreciated in the future. A well-thought out choice such as a charm bracelet, where you give a charm at every birthday, can be enjoyed long term and spread happiness for years!
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