Give a Personalized Birthday Present
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What should I know before I buy a personalized birthday present?
If you want to give a birthday present that is cherished for many years to come, you may want to consider personalizing it. Personalized gifts make it pretty obvious that you selected them just for the recipients. After all, what are the odds that you'd come across a tote bag with Alexis embroidered on it at the last minute? Of course, there are a few things you should consider before running out to buy something and have it personalized.
- Think twice before giving a child a backpack, hat, or coat with his or her name on it. When someone knows a child's name, he or she can be tricked into thinking a parent really did send the adult to pick him or her up. If you are personalizing items that can easily be read by strangers, initials are a safer option.
- Make sure items being personalized are well made. You don't want to spend extra money for engraving or embroidery, only to have the item break or wear out in the space of a few weeks.
- Always take the time to inspect the piece before you leave the store. More than one store has a stack of items that have misspelled names or flawed engraving on them in the clearance section.