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The Ultimate Guide to Personalized Gift Giving

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There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of giving the perfect gift. The suspense as they unwrap it, the light in their eyes when they look at it for the first time, and that giant bear hug—it’s an amazing feeling that really can’t be beat. Of course, getting to that moment takes time, consideration, and let’s face it, lots of Google searches. Get ready to master the love language of gift-giving with these helpful tips on giving personalized gifts.

That euphoric feeling you experience when you’ve nailed the perfect gift, it’s not just you getting lost in your feels — it’s actually psychological. According to the American Psychological Association, “Gift-giving activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a ‘warm glow’ effect,” which makes sentimental gifts a no-brainer. Need a romantic present? Print your favorite memories as a couple in a Premium Layflat photo book. Trying to find a present they’ll actually use? Give them the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription they’ll love. You also can’t go wrong with a Classic Photo Book of their most treasured memories. Photo gifts are the easiest and most impactful gifts when it comes to sentimental gift-giving. 

Keep your ears open

It’s easy to get lost while brainstorming and researching the perfect gift—it’s entirely possible that you may not see the answer right in front of you. Oftentimes, the person you’re gifting to has mentioned something they’re looking for, they need, or they want in casual conversation. Maybe your mother-in-law mentioned she’s on the hunt for a nice pair of walking shoes, or your brother pointed out a hat he liked the last time you went to a ball game. Take mental notes of these comments, or even better, jot them down in the notepad on your phone and whip them out when it’s gift-giving time.  


A little effort goes a long way

Putting in effort could mean going down the rabbit hole to really find something spectacular, something that’s guaranteed to make their face light up. If you want to go that extra mile, keep these four things in mind when searching for the perfect gift:


  1. A present they wouldn’t buy themselves
  2. A gift they don’t already have
  3. A present no one else will give them
  4. Most importantly: A gift they’ll absolutely love


A great example of putting in a little extra effort would be going beyond the registry or wish list. Now, this is never a requirement, but if it’s someone who deserves something extra special, it wouldn’t hurt to gift something a little sentimental in addition to whatever you choose on their registry. For example, for a baby shower, consider personalized baby gifts, like a monthly photo book subscription so they have some place to print all the photos they’re about to take. Whatever you decide to give, if there’s thought behind your gift, there are sure to be smiles and maybe even a bear hug. 


custom gifts

Gift from the heart

If you want to impress, gift experiences or memories. For example, gifting a weekend cabin getaway, Broadway tickets, or something handmade really show you care. Gifting something sentimental, or something they can experience, rather than “things” never goes out of style. Everyone loves personalized gifts. Here’s some inspo to get your wheels turning...


Some personalized gifts for her are:


  • A photo book filled with her best memories from the year, with a super gorgeous designer cover
  • A scrapbook of her favorite vacation memories with text pages filled with funny stories from the trip
  • A romantic cabin getaway 


Some personalized gifts for him are:


  • A custom birthday photo book complete with all the good times, funny texts, screenshots and everything in between.
  • Tickets to his see his favorite sports team
  • Tickets to a concert featuring his favorite band

There’s no such thing as a bad gift

You took the time, you made the effort, whatever you decide to give is sure to put a smile on their face. Giving a gift, no matter how big or small, is a gesture of gratitude towards the recipient and will always be viewed as an act of kindness, so don’t stress! Photo gifts, such as personalized Classic Photo Books or Yearbooks are a no-fail way to make their day. Or, go all out by gifting a monthly photo book subscription or super luxe Layflat photo book. Whatever you choose, they'll be sure to love it for years to come and will remember you every time they open it.

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