You won't go wrong with this gift.
Most trends come and go, but this year's favourite item on everyone's list is something that's been around for hundreds of years. The simple art of personalisation may be a small touch but it's proven to be powerful.
"Personalising and monogramming has been around since 350BC," numobile shopping expert, Kathy Sheeran reveals. While monogramming started as part of a royal signature or seal, the modern era has seen the wider public use it as a thoughtful, personal touch to any item. "It's timeless and can turn a simple gift into something very special," Kathy adds.
The trend continues to grow because it's so accessible for every person at every age. "From newborns to the elderly, we all have someone who is hard to buy for. With a little thought you can come up with the perfect personalised gift for everyone."
Whether it's a heartfelt message on a piece of jewellery, personalised books or a chic monogrammed wallet, it's the magic trick to ensure a thoughtful gifting experience for everyone.
Here, Kathy reveals her top personalisation gift ideas:
"Jewellery is always a winner," she says. "It doesn’t always have to be personalised with initials, either. You could choose to have a lovely message or cheeky phrase you two share." That way, it makes the piece of jewellery extra special - as it's unique to them.
"Travel cases, wallets or phone cases are a great go-to. I’ve lost count of how many of these I have bought as gifts for friends and family," Kathy admits. "Retailers like The Daily Edited and Mon Purse have a great selection starting from $49, so it's a great, accessible gift that will be applicable to everyone in the family, even extended friends."
"For kids, my favourite is a personalised story book. I love that it’s a gift that doesn’t involve a screen!," the expert quips. "Kids just love reading their name throughout the book and getting involved with the adventure. Big W online has a fantastic and affordable selection of personalised story books, so this is also an affordable gift with big impact."
While these are widely accessible options, almost every gift is able to be personalised - from glass sets, beer bottles, clothing, phones and more. Just adding that extra personal touch makes the gift purely unique to that person, enriching the spirit of Christmas.
"This is a trend that is timeless, and I love it."