personalised gifts

Christmas is a time of year where we are all looking for the perfect gift to give to family and friends.

Giving a gift that is thoughtful and shows you really know them can sometimes be difficult, but a personalised present can be a great way to show just how much you care.

Clare Moreton, photo expert at CEWE, shares her thoughts on why you should give loved ones personalised gifts this Christmas.  

1)      They show just how much you know them 

Gifting someone a present that’s unique and personal to them shows just how well you know them. Anyone can walk into a shop and buy a present straight off the shelf – but choosing something with a personal touch shows just how well you know and love them. Personalised gifts can be designed to their exact taste and can include their favourite things that you know they love.

2)      They always stand out 

At Christmas, we give and receive multiple gifts and in the hustle and bustle of the season – generic gifts can sometimes become overlooked. Treating your loved one to something personalised is bound to make your gift stand out from the crowd and will be something they won’t forget anytime soon!

3)      They spark emotional reactions

Whether you want them to cry with laughter or with tears of nostalgia, a personalised gift is guaranteed to spark all the right emotions. Photo gifts such as photobooks are the perfect gift to remind a loved one of a special event – whether that’s their wedding or an unforgettable holiday that you’ve shared together. A personalised gift is sure to tug on their heart strings and will remind them how special they are to you.

4)      They are completely unique

There’s nothing worse than sitting around the Christmas tree on Christmas Day opening gifts with your family and seeing your sister has treated your mum to the exact same jumper you’ve bought her – disaster! When you buy a personalised gift, there’s no need to panic as you’ll be gifting them something that’s totally bespoke and unique to them.

5)      They show you’ve put thought into it

We’ve all been in a position where we’ve hit the shops in a mad dash to find someone a gift at the last minute and often end up putting little thought into it. When you gift someone something personalised, whether it’s a mug, a phone case or a photobook, it shows you’ve really put thought into their gift and made a real effort – which is much more impressive than buying something for the sake of it!

6)      They’re often the most memorable 

Each Christmas we all receive a wonderful selection of gifts that we’re always grateful for, however we may struggle to remember what we got and who got us them by the New Year! You’re much more likely to remember something unique and personalised compared to chocolates or a new top. Personalised gifts are often treasured and remembered for years to come.

7)      They are the perfect reminder of you!

Christmas is a time when we get together with friends and family all over the country for a much-anticipated reunion. Giving them a personalised gift for Christmas is the perfect way for them to take a little part of you with them when you part ways (and something they can treasure until you they see you again!)

8)      They last longer

There is something truly special about giving or receiving a personalised gift which is why they tend to be cherished and the impact lasts much longer. Of course, receiving any gift is something to be grateful for, but when it’s personalised – it makes it extra special and is more likely to be treasured for much longer than a generic gift.

8)      They don’t need to be expensive

It’s absolutely no problem if you’re on a budget. There’s no reason a high quality personalised gift should cost the world. In fact, novelty gifts like phone cases, jigsaws and keyrings won’t break the bank but guarantee to delight your recipient when they see a special memory of you both together.

10)       They’re much more fun

Buying personalised gifts is much more creative and fun compared to buying a generic present from a shop. Not only is it a wonderful gift for the recipient, it’s also fun for you to create! If you’re making a gift such as a photobook, you always get to spend time looking back through wonderful memories – making personalised gifts great to give and receive.

For more information about the range of personalised gifts CEWE have on offer this Christmas, visit:

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