Finding the perfect birthday gift on a limted budget without giving up quality
Need the right gift and quickly but don't have a lot of money to spend? Read this article in 2 minutes and get an idea as to how to solve your problem.
Think twice before presenting a loved one or family member with a birthday gift. Since birthdays come only once a year, you will be remembered either positively or negatively for the rest of the year (and possibly the rest of your life), depending on the quality of this gift. Even if you are on a limited budget, you can shop wisely to find good quality without spending too much money.
For an older woman receiving your gift, consider her likes and dislikes carefully when choosing, especially when you pick out colors and sizes. It might be a good idea (if you don't know whether or not she likes a particular color) to first gift the item and then have it monogrammed IF she likes it. Why leather? Go to Yahoo or Google and see how many sites pull up for the phrase, "pesonalized leather gifts for her under 30 dollars" and you will easily see the field of opportunity to buy a quality leather gift within your budget. You don't have to spend a lot in order for the item to look expensive!
Leather still connotes an image of luxury and confidence in the minds of many people in our society. Instead, look for quality when buying a cheaper leather gift from an outlet kiosk and you can still add a uniqueness flavor to it by personalizing the gift? With comparison shopping engines like Shopzilla and Nextag (and others), you can find the perfect birthday gift at a perfect price.
Moreover, you might consider getting a friend her very own personalized leather wallet or bifold. For females, the first name will probably work just fine, but for mens' personalized birthday gifts, you probably should stick to their 3 initials (if he has a middle name), as most men are not too comfortable on the cuteness factor when combined with their leather wallets or money clips (save the cuteness for his underwear).
For guys, you probably should stick to black and browns, since they are not going to be too big on the pastel colored leather. If shopping for women, you can be a little more creative and buy more colorful gifts (unless she likes the standard black or tan colors), have them nicely wrapped after they have been personalized with her initials or full name.
Another great idea for leather personalized gifts, is a set of custom tote bags that have the names of the recipient's business inscribed across the front. If you have friends or family that own their own business or are private lawyers or doctors, they will love the idea of carrying this bag with their personal company label across it, thereby giving them a sense of accomplishment and success. People love to flaunt their accomplishments, but it is even better when you flaunt the accomplishments for them.
When purchasing birthday presents, anniversary gifts or anything else online, make sure you start with a general search and narrow it down using more relevant details, thereby allowing you to find the correct item. For example, "leather gifts" is a starting point, but you should end up with something like, "personalized leather gift idea for boyfriend's 30th birthday.".
There are so many things you can do with leather from personalizing passport cases to Blackberry cases to even a simple CD case holder you can find a gift for anyone in your life, whether older or younger, man or woman, boyfriend or girlfriend (you get the idea).
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Justus is an expert consultant to several small businesses. He is also the VP of Marketing for Creative Leather Concepts, an online retailer of personalized and corporate leather gifts, based in Western New York (minutes from Niagara Falls, USA). CLC offers many unique, affordable personalized leather birthday gifts.