3 Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Personalised Gifts

by Robert Hing on Oct 31, 2022

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Shopping can be all fun and games, until you need to buy gifts. When you want to shop and gift sustainably, it can get tricky. You want to buy something cool and unique for that special someone that won’t end up in landfill in a couple of months. At the same time, you need to make sure they actually like the gift. 

It is a difficult balance to strike, which is why personalised gifts are a great choice. You can get something amazing and go the extra mile to show that you have put a lot of thought into it. However, make sure you do not fall into any of these traps while shopping for the perfect personalised gift…

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Thinking Short-Term

Getting someone’s name or initials on a gift that can be enjoyed and reused for years is a great sustainable choice. However, simply getting someone’s name engraved onto something that can be barely used is rarely a good move. For example, personalising baby clothes can be cute and all, but won’t last long and it's hard to be reused in the future. Why not embroider a towel or blanket? This can be used at any stage in life, and gets the usage it deserves. Opt for something that has meaning and can be long lasting. 

Choosing For You, Not For Them

This is an easy trap to fall into, but it is a huge mistake to make when buying gifts. A good option when looking for something personalised and thoughtful is having a look into this person’s style, likes, hobbies and habits. Do they live near the water? Are they into swimming? Travelling? Maybe camping? Think about what not only comes in handy but has impactful meaning for them. 


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Leaving It To The Last Minute

When it comes to personalised gifts, you need to think ahead because the item in question needs to be customised. No matter whether you are thinking about buying a beach towel or a reusable bottle, you will need to make sure you have set aside time for the personalisation of the product. You should look for the ideal gift days in advance. This cannot be a last minute, next day delivery job.

These are just a few of the many mistakes people tend to make when purchasing personalised gifts for their loved ones. If you can stay away from these blunders, you should have no trouble choosing a present that will make a massive impression for all of the right reasons instead of the wrong ones.

And remember, people are more likely to keep gifts that were personally made for them. Make sure you choose high quality gifts made from sustainable materials. That way, the gift receiver can not only keep it, but reuse, reuse and reuse it!

Head on over to our Blem Collections to find your next perfect gift, and enjoy the code DryYourself for 15% off your purchase. 

And if you’d like your next corporate gifting to be arranged by the Blem Team, contact us today. We’ll take care of the design, embroidery and delivery - so you don’t have to.

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