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Why a bespoke gift doesn’t have to mean expensive

When we hear the words ‘unique’, ‘bespoke gift’ or ‘one of a kind’ we tend to also think that there will also be a hefty price tag to boot too. 

That’s not always the case though, and it certainly isn’t when my customers request personalised commissions for artwork.

To Printed Personally, bespoke simply means that we’ve added time and attention to personalising a print for the recipient so that it includes something that is completely unique to them.

This could range anywhere from adding a handful of words to an new home image as a housewarming gift, or creating artwork with the special details of the arrival for a new baby print, to the other end of the spectrum where I create a completely unique bespoke gift word cloud design in a specific shape, such as the one I did about a Billy Elliot production.

A lot of customers that we design prints for are also looking for ways to add an extra personalised touch to their artwork, by framing it themselves. We like to call these ‘DIY gifts’ and offer the service of creating a digital printable or unframed print to allow them to put their own stamp on the bespoke gift.

OK, so perhaps you are not doing it completely by yourself, but it’s your idea to commission a bespoke personalised printable, get it printed yourself, and to choose a frame that you think the recipient will like. So we definitely think this adds extra thought into the gift.

Designs such as the teapot typography have been bought from all around the world for occasions like Mother’s Day, and was also recently ordered as a gift for a college mentor to be printed and presented as a thank you gift.

Another popular choice is the 1st birthday chalkboard printable that has been used for posters at a party, a print for the child’s bedroom and even thank you notes after the party.

Once you have the design, it quite literally is up to you how many times you use it and what you choose do with it!

The time that is taken is irrelevant to the customer once they have committed to a price and purchased the design, so that means it’s my look out if it takes longer to do!

Generally, I put my years of experience and quick tricks I’ve learned along the way to make a few short cuts here and there, but one thing that’s for sure is that I never use any ‘readymade’ software to create my designs – they have all been started from scratch by my own fair hands using specialist design and illustration applications.

So all that is left to ask is, does bespoke still send shivers down your spine?


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4 Responses to Why a bespoke gift doesn’t have to mean expensive

  1. Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser) - Reply

    May 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Oh wow these all look fabulous and I completely love the chalkboard for a birthday party… so clever! Thanks so much for linking this up at #sharethejoy and hope to see you again soon x

    • printedpersonally - Reply

      May 10, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Thank you Michelle! Love your blogs and in particular the Essex Barn – I regularly look to it for interiors inspiration. 🙂 x

  2. Fiona Cambouropoulos - Reply

    May 9, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I love bespoke things and as you say they don’t need to cost too much with a little imagination #SharetheJoy

    • printedpersonally - Reply

      May 10, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Me too – I read a blog that the children of bloggers tend to have the most personalised stuff in their rooms and that’s how I started all of this! Creativity is free 🙂 If you are interested in bespoke, I am launching a Twitter hour tonight 8pm-9pm using the hashtag #bespokehour, so check it out if you are online! Thanks for stopping by x

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