Bestowing gifts to show our appreciation, celebrate special occasions, and recognize achievements are a time-honored tradition. Personalizing your gift creates a thoughtful and unique way to express your wishes. Feel free to also visit our Online Gift Catalog for more ideas.
PERSONALIZED GIFTS FAQ
What are personalized gifts?
Personalized gifts are defined here as any product that has been enhanced with a name, design, or personal message that is directed specifically to an individual, group, or entity. Virtually any item can be given as recognition or appreciation award, customization creates a much higher value to the recipient. By adding personalization, the gift becomes a one of a kind item that is specifically meant for that person. It could be as simple as adding a name or personal message; including a company logo; or adding a specific design or photo that fits a unique event or occasion. The well-known phrase “It’s the thought that counts” is never truer than when an ordinary item has been transformed into an extraordinary personalized and cherished gift that shows how much care and thought was put into it!
What kind of event or occasion would be suitable for personalized gifts?
Taking the extra step of personalization takes your gift to the next level for any reason. A simple “Thank you” for no reason other than being a friend; a personal gift or award to celebrate a milestone or momentous occasion such as a birthday, wedding, baby, or retirement; a work-related acknowledgement for an outstanding accomplishment or promotion; or to commemorate reaching a specific goal to name a few. When you take the time to customize your gift, you are creating a personal connection by displaying your own sentiments that strengthen your relationship and turn a generic gift into a special and cherished keepsake.
How do you personalize a gift?
Gifts can be customized in many ways – traditional diamond drag engraving, laser engraving, chemical etch, sublimation, digital printing, and more. At Dell Awards, we specialize in laser engraving and digital printing to achieve the high quality our customers have come to expect. The process of laser engraving involves a machine that uses a laser frequency moderated by power and speed to cut through various materials leaving an engraved mark or image. This process allows for a very high level of detail and near unlimited choice of typestyles and images as well as the ability to create highly unique and distinctive designs. Digital printing, either separately or along with laser engraving allows the use of full color personalization.
What materials work best for personalizing gifts?
Almost any material can be personalized. Laser engraving works best with gifts made from organic materials. The laser process works exceptionally well with wood, acrylic, marble, glass, crystal, plastic, color coated metals, leatherette, fabric, and more. Digital printing is available on all of the same materials plus paper and card stock products. In most cases the gift can be engraved or printed directly onto the item. Other times a personalized plate may be attached. Both flat and cylindrical gifts can be customized with our processes.
How much does a personalized gift cost?
When you select your personalized gift from Dell Awards, laser engraving is free! Any text including names and messages are included in the price of your gift selection. Logos and images are also free when you supply acceptable quality artwork. Most gifts are also available without personalization if desired. Just contact us to let us know what you need. Please visit our Personalized Gift section on our website for some great ideas. You may also wish to check out our Online Gift Catalog for a more extensive selection. Digital printing, in most cases, is available for an additional $20.00 charge. Any supplied artwork or logo will be evaluated for quality. Vector images work best. High resolution bitmap images may also be acceptable. We offer art services and we will quote as needed.
What are popular personalized gift choices?
At Dell Awards, we specialize in many styles of personalized gifts. For convenience, we have broken them down to twelve categories. Each of these options will offer something special to fit your unique occasion. As with all of our engraved awards, we offer great customer service, free engraving and shipping free for orders totaling over $150.00.
- BBQ & Games showcase a fun and creative variety of meaningful gifts that are meant to be shared. From poker sets to corn toss games, these personalized games and BBQ utensils are sure to please the most discerning people on your gift list.
- Clock Awards The gift of time is the most precious. Why not give the expression of that sentiment with a beautiful and personalized clock award. These engraved time pieces are not only functional, they are an elegant addition to any home or office perfect for graduations, retirements, milestone events, and achievements.
- Desk Accessories are often the most appropriate and useful gift you can give to a colleague, associate, or graduate. Whether you are recognizing an outstanding accomplishment, a promotion or a new job, these gifts are sure to be appreciated. Desk Accessories include pen and desk sets, paperweights, letter openers, desk clock sets, name plates and more.
- Drinkware with our Polar Camel brand of extensive tumblers, mugs, and more. These Drinkware Products are engineered with double wall, vacuum insulated construction to provide superior heat and cold retention. The powder coated finishes deliver rugged durability in a wide selection of colors. Your personalized Polar Camel will become your favorite drinkware and will last for years to come. Please visit our Polar Camel Online Catalog.
- Eco-Friendly Gifts Our Earth-Friendly selection of sustainable bamboo giftware is the ecologically conscious choice for the person or organization wishing to do their part for the planet. Did you know that not only can Bamboo grow three or four feet in a single day, but bamboo is stronger than maple, has more compressive strength than concrete and the same strength-to-weight ratio as steel.
- Gavels are one of the most recognizable symbols of leadership. The image of Judges pounding their gavels for order as the presiding figure is known worldwide. Present the President of your organization with a beautiful symbolic Gavel to show your appreciation for their leadership, fairness and dedication.
- Wine & Flask Sets are an extraordinary and thoughtful way to appreciate someone with an award that recognizes their own individual special interests. These unique, high quality Gift Sets can commemorate themed events as well as spectacular achievements and they make great retirement gifts.
- Leatherette Gifts offer the look and feel of genuine leather. This richly textured, synthetic material is water resistant, easy to clean, and durable enough for the rigors of daily use. The high quality workmanship of each leatherette piece is sure to impress every recipient with its elegant individuality. Please visit our Leatherette Gift Online Catalog for more ideas.
- Picture Frames help tell the story behind your gift or award. These Photo Frame Awards come in many sizes, colors, and styles that the perfect gift is waiting to capture your special moment. What better way to remember a special moment or commemorate a milestone event in someone's life.
- Premium Gifts are perfect for larger quantities and give-away gifts. Engraved writing instruments, keychains, money clips, flashlights, and multi-tools are excellent gifts that can fulfill your need for a keepsake of your event or gathering.
- Special Event Gifts are a wonderfully thoughtful way to commemorate a life event and show your appreciation. Weddings, New Arrivals, Graduations, Retirements, and any milestone achievement will be elegantly enhanced with the recipient's name and a heartfelt message. Please also visit our Online Gift Catalog for more ideas!
- Technology and creative artistry come together to become stunning gifts that will please everyone on your gift list. Personalized flash drives with a special message and your company's logo are a wonderful way to say thank you. We also offer a complete line of imprinted flash drives and gear for everything "tech".
Why choose Dell Awards for your next award and recognition project?
We hope you will consider Dell Awards for all of your recognition, awards, and gifts. We offer 60 years of expertise in designing and creating your custom engraved award, excellent customer service, free engraving with no set-ups, and free shipping on orders over $150.00. We would be honored to help you.
How do I contact Dell Awards?
You may contact Dell Awards for all of our custom engraved plaques and custom awards with free engraving through our email address at [email protected], call us at 619-469-2100, or live chat at dellawards.com. Copyright 2020 all rights reserved.