I’m sure you’ve come across the common question of “what do you give somebody who has everything?” If you’re the typical gift giver, this question makes you cringe. It stops people every single time. Two things could happen when they are faced with this question: they just end up giving a gift certificate and come off as cheesy, lazy and unimaginative, or they give the gift that they’ve previously given before. Neither of these situations is good. Thankfully, there is a better option: personalization.
Believe it or not, the best gifts have nothing to do with the price tag of the gift. There is quite a big difference between the value of something and its price. Never ever confuse the two. This is especially true if you’re giving a gift to somebody who means a lot to you.
It’s very easy to be insulting. You have to remember that the closer your emotional tie is to the person you’re giving a gift to, the more careful you are in walking the tightrope of gift giving. The tightrope is very simple. On the one hand, you can give something that is so unimaginative that it would seem like you’re taking this person for granted. On the other hand, you might be giving a gift that is so expensive or so pricey that it may seem like you are buying this person off. Again, you don’t want to fall into either extreme.
Thankfully, by simply looking at your relationship with that person and understanding the things that are important to that person, you can come up with a personalized gift using a best swing-away heat transfer machine. The bottom line is gifts are more appreciated when it comes from the heart. As the old saying goes, it’s the thought that matters. Nothing screams “from the heart” more than giving a personalized gift to your loved ones.
By personalized, I’m not just talking about giving that person a shirt with their picture and their name on it. Anybody can do that. There are specialty printers that can do that for you at a cheap price. By personalized I’m talking about looking for that person’s favorite quote, thinking back at a special moment you have with that person, trying to remember some sort of special memory. Once you have identified these really special situations that you shared with that special person you’re giving a gift to, the next step is to summarize those special moments into a quote or a picture. This is what separates the typical run of the mill gift, regardless of its price tag, with something that truly comes from the heart.
A shirt making machine gives you endless possibilities when it comes to making a shirt that will truly capture a specific time in your relationship with that person. Whether you’re giving a t-shirt to a coworker, a friend, a lover, or your significant other, it doesn’t really matter. The t-shirt making machine is flexible enough that it can turn any kind of specialized design into a t-shirt your recipient can actually hold with their hands. Not only can they look at the design, smell the vinyl transfer, but they can also feel the material of the shirt. It’s a perfect all around gift. It is multi-dimensional. It appeals to all the senses. Best of all, its greatest value is in the idea encapsulated by the design.
It’s All About the Design
Since you’re offering a personalized commemoration of your relationship with that person, don’t drop the ball by coming up with a sloppy design, outsourcing it, and then taking the final thermal paper and printing it on a t-shirt using a shirt making machine. That’s the lazy way to do it. You should pay close attention to the design to make sure that it’s composed properly.
The key here is to create a design that is a once in a lifetime design. In other words, once you create the design, you throw away the mold. That’s how special that person is. You then outsource it to a highly specialized outfit. You don’t want a company that would “cut corners.” You don’t want to deal with a company that will turn your otherwise special looking design into a cheap generic design once it makes its way to the t-shirt that you’re making.
It’s really important to come up with a design that really encapsulates special moments and the personality of the person you’re giving the gift to, and then come up with different imprints. By different imprints I’m talking about printing them on t-shirts, canvas bags, or any other type of fabric that you can then personalize for different presents to that person. Create a special package for that person. Maybe you can create a specially printed mouse pad, paired with a t-shirt and a bag.
Aside from getting away from the headache of having to think what gift you could give to somebody who has “everything,” using a shirt making machine to create highly customized personalized shirts can be a lot of fun. It’s also a great way to exercise your creativity and tap into your imagination.