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Great Gifts - Coffee Mug - Personalized - Buy Online

Updated on March 21, 2016

How to make gift giving memorable? Make it personalized. I remember my Aunt always, always had personalized gifts. From her, I received many different items with my name on them. The gifts were memorable but also items that I kept around longer. Not simply because I wasn't able to "re-gift" the item but because the gift was special with my name literally on the product. This was 30 years ago. The Internet has made personalized gifts much simpler and much more affordable. In fact, the variety of items and the colors and the designs have never been broader in scope and in price range. There is literally something for everyone. Journey with us as we explore some great gift options. At the end, we will review several great sources for a myriad of wonderful gift options. Personalized gifts are great for the corporate setting but are no longer just for promotional items. Personalized gifts are perfect for that coworker who has everything. Best yet, personalized gifts are great when you have a limited budget. The item receive great recognition but you didn't spend a fortune - you simply and wisely used the tools available on your desktop computer and the many great resources from the millions of websites. No need to scour millions of sites, we will set you in motion with great sources and great photo ideas too.

Personalized Photo Stein from Kodak

Photo of white Labrador dog on clear mug
Photo of white Labrador dog on clear mug | Source

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The photo coffee mug is no longer reserved just for your baby photos and giving to grandparents. Think about taking vacation photo, adding in a favorite quote or saying. The possibilities are simply endless.

Cyber Space Appropriate Rules Apply to Gifts Too!

In the corporate world, if the coworker or staff member or peer has a nick name or a favorite coined phase - you can easily add that verbiage to any photo. Whatever you do make it personal for the corporate setting and make it appropriate. The Internet rule of plan on it hitting the headlines is very appropriate in personalized gifts. Keep it clean and professional with a personal touch and you will be remember for a great and frugal gift.

Corporate Stays Corporate - Family Stay Family

If buying for a family member, keep the personalization family. If buying for a coworker, business associate, keep the personalization business. Set the boundaries clearly and you will a sure winner.

Gift Ideas for that Personalized Coffee Mug

Still at a lost as to that perfect, frugal gift for a coworker, relative or friend. Here are a few suggestions:

  • First Name
  • Nick Name
  • Favorite Saying or Quote
  • Famous Quote that Blends with Their Personality
  • Simply state favorite hobby - Nick Loves Golf, Fishing, Sailing, Boating, etc...
  • Favorite Vacation Spot
  • Add in a Photo of the Team Members
  • Add in a Photo from a Corporate or Family Event
  • Favorite Pet, Flower, Past Time

Shopping Tips

The price of the personalized item can be greatly lessened IF you shop early and IF you are able to combine with other people orders. Take the initiative and solicit orders from others - friends, family. You will be surprised how delighted they will be at the opportunity. You will save money for yourself and your family but more importantly you will be able to help others with their shopping needs.

  • Order Early
  • Combine Orders
  • Order Multiple Items
  • Solicit Friends and Family for Group Purchases
  • Double Check Spelling

Personalized Wedding Mugs

Personalized Wedding Mugs - blue glass with names etched in glass
Personalized Wedding Mugs - blue glass with names etched in glass | Source

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Specialty Drink Mugs

Customized Hotel Mugs in Hawaiian Style
Customized Hotel Mugs in Hawaiian Style | Source

*Prices are for example purposes only - all prices are subject to change and are dependent upon 1.) lead time 2.) shipping costs and 3.) quantities ordered

Personalized Gifts - Personal, Frugal and Practical

Personalized gifts showcase that you really care. If you shop early, if you combine order with others, you can often obtain free shipping and many other discounts. A personalized gift is no longer a luxury - it is personal, frugal and practical. It is a gift that will serve your recipient for many years to come. It is impossible to re-gift a personalized item but more importantly it is difficult to trade or throwout something with your very own name on it.  A personalized gift is often a gift that will be with that person for decades.  Take the time to shop and you will make a very wise and memorable choice.

Personalized gifts are frugal but most importantly memorable.

There are a number of sources from Zazzle to Cafe Express to even Amazon - yes! Amazon too offers this service.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      @Bethina - I agree! They are frugal and functional and they can be personalized.

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      Custom Promotional Items  7 years ago

      Personalized objects are spreading progressively, and mugs do so. It will be a great concept to put a hand-written lettering of the name of the person you want to gave a gift to.

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      readabook 7 years ago

      I have one with my son's art work and I really do treasure it.