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Gifting Right; Your Guide to Customized Gifts


Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or even a going away party, we are always trying to rack our brains for something that screams thoughtful and sentimental. An acquaintance or a distant friend might score a gift voucher or a wrapped ornament of some sort on a special day, but this is indubitably a hard pass with close friends and loved ones. The specialty of customizing a gift is the thought that goes into curating it. Not only does it highlight how well one knows the receiver but also adds a sense of closeness and intimacy to the present.

If you or someone you know is having trouble trying to do something out of the ordinary in terms of gifting; here’s a guide to mixing up your plain ol’ boring gifts with a modified unique twist.

Customized Giant Cookie

Everybody loves a good cookie. What if I told you, that instead of little cookies you can get a giant cookie customized with anything written on it? A cookie with a personalized message sent out to your loved ones regardless of the occasion. Now that’s something. @Cookies.and.you on Instagram has a range of giant cookies that can be tailored to your liking. You have the option of a single layer or a double stacked cookie along with chocolate ganache, Nutella and strawberries as choices for toppings. The prices of these cookies range between LKR 1050 to LKR 2750 depending on the mix and the match of cookie layers and toppings. To place an order, all you must do is contact them on their Instagram page 2-3 days prior and you’re good to go. In addition to these, they also do assorted boxes which can be put together with your selection of treats offered by Cookies and You.

Customized Flower Bouquets

I don’t know what it is about flowers, but it sure has a way to someone’s heart. @Oopsydaisylk has some of the best flower arrangements that will have you swooning over the beauty of it. The arrangements can be customized as bouquets, boxes and even buckets. In addition to flowers, you can also request other items such as fruits, chocolates, nuts etc. to be incorporated into the arrangement. Oopsy Daisy also gives their clients the opportunity to handover products of their choice that they would want in the customized arrangement. Apart from the very common flowers such as roses and anthuriums they also do exotic flowers such as baby’s breath, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, lilies, torch ginger etc. You can Direct Message them 2 days prior and confirm your order with your selected choice of flowers and have them delivered to your doorstep or collect it from their pickup point in Colpetty. 

Customized Gift Boxes       

If you think cookies or flowers are just not going to make the cut in your gift giving journey, look no further. @plushboxlk comes to the rescue with their customized gift box sets that are carefully put together solely based on the receiver’s personality. The ordering process is made quite simple, by letting the Plushbox team know more about the recipient’s interests, likes/dislikes, budget etc. Based on the information provided, the team will get back to you with a few options that work conceptually and visually to suit the listed requirements. The custom range starts at LKR 5000 whereas the pre curated range is priced at LKR 3500 and upwards. Depending on the requirements of the customer, they require a notice period between 24 hours to 3 days. It is believed that the act of opening a Plushbox is in itself an experience.

While these are just a few ideas that go into the whole concept of customized gifting, if curated right these can hold so much value and bring out just as much happiness. After all, what quicker way is there to earn brownie points than through the art of gift giving?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amra Yooseph

Amra is a full time sustainability auditor who makes time to follow her passion in journalism as a part time writer and presenter. Something she loves doing is meeting people and learning what their outlook on a given situation is. She also happens to be a big foodie and is always down for a good meal.

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