Adding a personal touch can help make your gift one that gets remembered.

Published 6:44 am Wednesday, June 6, 2012

(NAPSI)—For weddings, holidays and birthday parties throughout the year, the hunt—and pressure—it seems, is always on for the perfect, affordable and meaningful gift. As a result, more and more people are getting creative, and for many, this means getting personal.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a poetic wordsmith, a skilled craftsman or even a scrapbooking superstar to wrap up a thoughtful gift. Adding a personal touch can help make your gift one that gets remembered. Here are a few suggestions:

For Weddings

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• Find out where the couple had their first date (restaurant, bar, theater and so on) and track down a piece of memorabilia from that location, such as a coaster or menu. Have the memento framed or mounted.

• Ask the bride and groom separately about the moment they fell in love. Videotape the answers for them.

• For a fun and functional gift for the wedding party, double-wall insulated tumblers from Tervis can be customized with virtually thousands of designs, including the logo of a college alma mater or a favorite team. Place each recipient’s name inside his or her tumbler.

For Birthdays or Holidays

• Create a personalized, humorous card referencing notable world events that happened on the recipient’s birth date.

• Personalize a special gift by embroidering or screen printing a birth date, monogram or funny quote on it. Think of an item that reflects the recipient’s hobby; if he likes to cook, screen print his favorite recipe on an apron; if she enjoys music, embroider a few lines from her favorite song on a throw pillow.

• Commemorate a particularly memorable photo, your own artwork or any creative design you admire on an ornament, canvas or, better yet, how about a Tervis tumbler? It’s simple and fun with the new user-friendly customizing tool on

For Moms-to-be

• Create a book or homemade video by asking the children of family and friends, “What makes a good mommy?”

• Make or order a patchwork quilt for the baby that stitches together memorable items signifying mom and dad’s love for each other. Use a piece of the shirt Dad wore on their first date or Mom’s handkerchief from their wedding.

Learn More

For more information on customization options that show you have great taste when it comes to insulated drinkware, visit For more handmade gift ideas, visit


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