5 Reasons to Give Personalized Gifts

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In today's retail environment, personalization has become prevalent in almost every product category including apparel, jewelry, handbags, home décor and gifts. Personalized or monogrammed gifts add a special touch to any gift and any gift-giving situation weather holidays, birthdays, weddings or everyday. What makes a personalized gift different?

Is this monogramming thing just a trend?

In today's retail environment, personalization has become prevalent in almost every product category including apparel, jewelry, handbags, home décor and gifts. Personalized or monogrammed gifts add a special touch to any gift and any gift-giving situation weather holidays, birthdays, weddings or everyday. What makes a personalized gift different?

•One of a kind.

Personalization makes a gift standout from the crowd. By adding a monogram to a handbag, a one-of-a-kind monogrammed bag is created that is unique to that individual.

•Choose of personalization styles and colors.

In most cases, there are many options for personalization including the choice of 5-10 different fonts and 15-20 thread colors with embroidery. For example, sterling silver jewelry may be monogrammed using a diamond tipped needle to etch the initials into the surface of the silver while a laser is used to cut into the surface of monogrammed wood jewelry.

•Wide selection of products.

Today there are not many items that cannot be personalized. From ipods to acrylic trays, there are companies that have found a way to make that item uniquely your own. Even large retailers, such as Pottery Barn and Saks, have begun offering monogrammed items.

•Monogramming is not a trend.

A question often asked by consumers, "Is this monogramming thing just a trend?". The answer is an resounding no! Placing monograms on items has been around since the Roman Empire when a monogram was used to mark coins. In the 1500's, the English royalty used monograms to show ownership of land or personal items. Today it has evolved to the point where anyone can have their items monogrammed showing pride of ownership.

•Going the extra mile.

By giving a monogrammed gift, the gift-giver has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Facts such as the receivers full name are needed and a shipping/delivery allowance of 1-2 weeks for personalization is needed for most items. Even if the retailer offers on-site personalization, it's very rare for them to offer same-day service so you have to plan ahead.

The saying "it's the thought that counts" never applied more than it does by taking the time to add that personal touch to any gift. For more information on monogramming or monogrammed gifts visit us at morgan-company.com.

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