It’s not easy trying to come up with the perfect gift for a special person. While you might know them well enough to find a good gift, nothing beats a personalized gift. No matter how cool something is, when it’s store bought, it only holds so much meaning. A personalized gift, on the other hand, is priceless.
People love personal letters and photos most
When it comes to personalized gifts, forget about customizing a set of pencils or a t-shirt with someone’s name. Start thinking about personal letters and photos. For example, custom hardcover books make excellent personalized gifts for holidays and birthdays because they can be crafted to include both photos and letters.
People enjoy personalized gifts with photos and letters because they become meaningful memories very quickly. In the form of a hardcover book, they also become stylish décor and conversation pieces.
Hardcover books make excellent memory keepers
Photos printed inside a bound hardcover book will quickly become a treasured memory, regardless of the occasion. Photo memories are perfect whether someone you love is having a baby, recently got married, or a special holiday is coming up.
In an age where people are compelled to take photos at every turn, the quality and meaning of photographs tends to suffer. Instead of being intentional and coming up with a handful of meaningful photos, our computers and phones are flooded with hundreds of trivial images.
When you create a hardcover photo book as a memory keepsake for a loved one, you’ll spend time finding the most meaningful images to include. The photos you choose will be special, and that means your loved one will treasure your gift forever. When they want to take a trip down memory lane, they’ll grab the photo book you made for them instead of flipping through their smartphone.
Hardcover books can add to your décor
There’s something to be said about having a beautiful hardcover book sitting on a coffee table. Homes always feel warmer when they look lived in, and a hardcover book with a beautiful cover does the job nicely.
It’s actually common for people to buy certain hardcover books just to use as décor. Some books have alluring covers that deserve to be seen out in the open instead of being crammed into a bookshelf. However, the best books are ones worthy of reading as well.
Hardcover photo books are amazing conversation starters
How many times have you visited someone’s home and saw an interesting book on their coffee table? Have you ever just started talking about whatever subject was on the cover of that book? Maybe it was controversial, or perhaps it was artistic. Either way, seeing something interesting that you can talk about is usually a great ice breaker.
Depending on who you hang out with, you might have had this experience several times. Hardcover books can be interesting enough to start conversations, especially when the content is social or political in nature.
When it comes to your friends and family, however, the best conversation starters are personal memories. Say your child’s grandfather comes over for a meal one day and they see a beautiful hardcover book with photos of their grandchild on the cover. They’re going to make a bee line for that book, open it up, and start talking about your child.
If it’s been a while since they’ve seen their grandchild, they’ll want to know everything about all the photos – where you went, what you ate, and how you liked the adventures depicted in the photos. In this way, hardcover books can bring you and your family closer together.
Hardcover books are perfect for deeper conversations
Some books stimulate interesting conversations, but they can also create the space for deeper conversations. This is especially true when you combine poetry or prose with photos.
With a poetry or prose-based hardcover book, anyone who picks it up will have the opportunity to engage in a deeper conversation with you. Perhaps your poetry will reach people on another level and get them interested in your life or maybe they will want to share their experiences, too.
Give a personal gift for your next big occasion
When the next big occasion comes up, consider giving a more personal gift to someone you love. Whether you choose photos or written expressions, nothing will beat the surprise and joy of receiving a beautiful hardcover book.