Why Are Personalized Gifts Better Than Store-Bought Ones?


Gift-giving should be a fun activity — but finding that perfect “something” can feel more like work than a meaningful gesture.

Fortunately, there’s a pretty simple alternative to regular store-bought gifts that are sure to let their recipient know just how much you care: personalized gifts.

Not sure whether a personalized gift fits the bill for your upcoming gift exchange? Allow us to convince you! Here’s everything you need to know about why personalized gifts are much better than store-bought ones.

Personalized Gifts are Unique

If you get someone a premade gift from any old store, there’s a possibility that someone else also got them that same gift or that they already have one. By choosing a personalized gift over something store-bought, you’re ensuring that your present will be as unique and special as the person receiving it.

Personalized gifts represent not just their recipient but your unique relationship with that person. So, you can rest assured that your present will be a one-of-a-kind keepsake your friend or loved one will cherish for years to come.

A Perfect Fit for Everyone on Your List

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a gift for a life-long friend or a coworker — personalized gifts are perfect for everyone. There are varying degrees of personalization, and the options for what you can get personalized are practically endless.

If you need a gift for a coworker you don’t often talk to, you may want to consider getting them something like a pen with their name engraved on it. But, if you’re looking for a thoughtful gift for a friend or loved one, you may want to consider something a bit more personal, like this frame. If you’re looking for a personalized gift for a child, you could get them a book that features them as the main character; or a teddy bear with their name inscribed on the tummy.

So, whether you need a gift for your mom or your neighbor, you can’t go wrong with a personalized item.

Personalized Gifts are Personal

Finally, while it may seem obvious, getting someone a personalized gift makes the exchange feel much more personal than it would otherwise. Even if the gift is something small — when you personalize something, it makes it feel as if a lot more effort went into picking it out.

Giving someone a personalized gift will make that gift stand out and feel more meaningful. And, every time your friend or loved one looks at or uses the personalized gift you gave them, they’ll be thinking about you.

Make It Meaningful

Gift-giving can be an extremely stressful process — but it doesn’t have to. By forgoing store-bought things in favor of personalized gifts, you’ll be able to find a unique and memorable gift for everyone on your list in no time.

Are you looking for more advice on the art of gift-giving? We’ve got you covered! Check out the rest of our blog for more helpful tips, tricks, and information today.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Alexander Graf
Alexander Graf
2 years ago

Great article, thank you! But I do not agree that a gift bought in a store will be bad. For example, I recently received an organic chocolate gift from https://chocolateandlove.com. It is not only amazing taste, but also amazing packaging. Looks like it’s made at home, but you don’t have to waste time preparing.