Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box
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Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

I know the frustration of trying to find a gift for somebody who seems to have everything. What finally helped me take the angst out of gift buying was starting to think outside the box. Since then, it seems to be easier to find something that my loved one will like, whatever the occasion. These days, I look in unusual places for gift ideas. Instead of retail shops, I see what is happening at local auction houses. I may look into getting my loved one something they've expressed an interest in recently, like taking guitar lessons. I may even surprise my friend with a visit from a chef who prepares a special meal just for him or her. If you have the gift buying blues, let me help. I'll provide some tips on how to get clues for wonderful presents that will delight and amaze your loved ones.


Gift Buying: Thinking Outside the Box

Decisions To Make When You Order Promotional Blankets

Peggy Lee

Promotional blankets can be a good item for your company to hand out. While many companies hand out custom-branded pens and coffee mugs, giving away blankets to some of your top clients can be a lot more memorable. There are many promotional product companies that have a selection of blankets that you can browse. You'll not only get to choose what color and material you want, but also make several other important decisions that affect how the finished product will look. Here are three decisions to make when you order custom promotional blankets.


Most promotional product companies have blankets available in several different sizes. In general, blankets increase in cost as they get larger, so you can consider your budget for promotional spending and choose a size that gives you the best bang for your buck. Some companies might favor handing out large blankets that are big enough for two people to comfortably snuggle under on the couch or spread on the ground for a family picnic. Smaller blankets can be handy for your clients to give to their children to use or perhaps keep in their car as part of their emergency kit.

Printing Or Embroidery

You'll also need to decide not only what information you want to appear on your custom blankets, but also the method by which the information will be put on them. You can expect to see two options — screen printing and embroidery. Embroidery can work well for several different things, including your company's name, logo, and other identifying information. If you want your blanket to have more of an elaborate design, you may feel that screen printing will give you a vivid selection of available colors.

Carrying Bag

You can order your custom blankets to hand out on their own or combine with them a carrying bag. Carrying bags are readily available from promotional product companies and generally consist of a lightweight bag that covers the blanket and has a drawstring and handle. People who will use their blanket for picnics and beach outings will almost certainly favor a blanket that comes in a carrying bag, as it will be easier to transport. You may have the option of having some information printed or stitched on the bag, which can be an extra way to reinforce your branding to those who receive your blankets. Reach out to a promotional product company to learn about custom blankets.

To find out more, contact a company like You Name It Specialties.