It’s a well-worn joke that’s pulled out every Christmas – will those hard-to-buy-for members of the family be getting socks, jocks or chocs this year?
No one wants to think they’re giving a stock-standard, ‘ho hum’ kind of gift, but it can be hard to find new and exciting pressies while sticking to a reasonable budget.
If you’re experiencing this same conundrum, trust us when we say: this time – it’s personal.
A personalised present is the heartfelt (and budget-friendly) option that can make even an ordinary present seem extraordinary, and to get you started, we’ve hand-picked our most perfect personalised gifts to suit every member of your family.
1. For your Father Christmas
This Christmas, there’s no better way to show your friends, family and colleagues you care than with a personalised pressie.
From pet names to personal jokes, a personalised gift lets your creativity, love and sense of humour shine through.
Whether you need a unique Secret Santa option, a pressie for your littlest elves, or to help a couple rekindle their romance, we’ve wrapped up the top 10 personalised Christmas gifts to suit every recipient on your gift list.
1. Say ‘cheers’ to your colleagues with a personalised gift set
Getting the right Secret Santa present can be daunting, and it’s made even harder when you’re allocated a colleague you’re not so close with, or when you’re sticking to a tight budget.
But there are plenty of low-
We’ve all dug out our boardshorts and packed the picnic rug, so it can only mean one thing: Spring is officially in full swing.
And because this sunny season has some of the best celebrations on the social calendar, there are plenty of reasons for you to crawl out of hibernation cave.
From the race that stops a nation, to milestone birthdays and picture-perfect proposals, we’re rounding up the top seven Spring celebrations that are certain to put a spring in your step.
1. Ding, dong, ding – the wedding season begins!
If you’ve noticed an influx of invitations into your letterbox over the past nine months, and your social calendar is choc-a-block in the weeks to come, there’s a very good reason.
If you’ve got a foul-mouthed friend or a cheeky chum who is always hard to buy for, never fear - we’ve put together the best list of naughty Christmas gifts for 2019.
Just make sure you don’t accidentally order extra for your sweet Grandma Joan, okay?
1. For the friend who loves a good, ol’ fashioned swearing session over a drink (or seven)
Yes, there are alternatives – whose parents didn’t try to convince them that “shush up!” and “fiddle sticks!” were as good as the real s- and f-words? – but now you’re an adult, you’re welcome to use them as frequently as you bloody well please.
If you’ve got a friend or family member who doesn’t seem to know how to punctuate a sentence without a loud curse word, then this range is for them. All you’ll need to know
There’s no doubt that teachers make an incredible difference in the lives of our children. Every day, through their work inside and outside the classroom, they are helping us to raise the next generation of leaders, innovators and influencers.
While the apple on the desk is a time-honoured favourite, today’s teacher deserves a personalised gift that shows them just how much they’ve meant to your family.
In celebration of World Teacher Day – celebrated in Australia on Friday 25 October – we’ve rounded up the top seven teacher gifts for 2019 that’ll guarantee you an A+.
You may think we’ve barely shrugged off winter’s chill, but trust us – it’s never too early to start thinking about your Christmas shopping!
There are many great bargains to be had for early birds this festive season, so if you’re hoping to catch the worm (and some great Christmas presents, too), take a look at our top tips for early Christmas shoppers.
The idea of hitting the shops in the week before Christmas fills many of us with dread. And just who are these fearless people who are willing to battle the Christmas Eve crowds and take advantage of extended trading hours? We don’t know, and while we certainly salute your moxie, there’s a better way!
Doing your shopping online in October and November means you’ll get it all out of the way before the rest of the
Springtime signifies renewal and growth, and what better sentiment to describe the coming together of two souls on their wedding day. It’s one of the most beautiful times of year to begin a new life together, with longer, sunshine-filled days, and stunning flowers beginning to bloom. If you’re hearing wedding bells this season, here’s some top tips to help you make the most of your Springtime celebrations.
1. A bloomin’ beautiful time of year
Nothing says Springtime like big, beautiful bunches of flowers, and if you’re a little creative, there’s no limit to what your blooms can achieve.
Firstly, think beyond the centrepiece: make garland chains out of your favourite flowers, use them to decorate your cake, or add edible flowers to your signature cocktail.
You can al
It’s time to pack away the woollen jumpers and take a walk in the sunshine: Spring has well and truly sprung! A stunning season that celebrates rebirth, renewal and growth, it’s the perfect time to come out of winter hibernation and get together with friends and family. Whether you’re soaking up the first few rays at a garden party or planning a wildflower wedding, we’ve got the top tips to put a ‘spring’ in your step.
1. A Spring fling and a wedding ring
The days are fresh and crisp, and the afternoons are getting longer: it’s no surprise that September, October and November are some of the most popular months for couples to get married in.
As our gardens start to shake off the winter chill, this time of year also offers you a greater choice of venues, and more options when it comes to your flora
We know, we know. You’ve left it to the last minute (again!) and now there’s not enough time to get dad a really cool, super thoughtful, original Father’s Day gift that lets him know you’re thinking of him…or is there?
We share with you some of the funniest, quirkiest and most original Father’s Day gifts on the planet to give you the last-minute Father’s Day gift idea you’ve been looking for.
Don’t mention it. You’re welcome.
Last-Minute customised Father’s Day gifts for every dad
No matter what dad is into, he will be impressed with the thought and care that has gone into creating him a customised gift. Here’s our five top picks for the best last-minute gifts dad is sure to love:
1. Father’s Day Engraved BBQ
When dad finds out that his daughter is getting hitched, it’s a range of emotions. Think Steve Martin in ‘Father of the Bride’. Whether it was a surprise engagement, or a long time coming, it’s an exciting time for everyone.
From a big traditional event to a small beachside ceremony, a wedding is an important rite of passage for the bride, groom and both their families. One special relationship that takes a giant step into the next chapter is the father and daughter relationship – daddy’s little girl is getting married.
With all that goes on when planning a wedding, there are some traditions that are close to the heart. We’ve put together a list of dads and daughters wedding etiquette, so this special bond can still be cherished from this day forward.
Pre wedding planning
Whether dad taps the credit ca
Celebrate good times! Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes the most popular wedding season of them all. From the popping of the question, to the ‘last night’ celebrations and the big white wedding, the Spring season brings with it a whole host of reasons to get your party on. But if you’ve got a few friends getting married at this time of year – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – you might find yourself getting a little stuck for inventive gifts for multiple celebrations. Never fear: the ultimate Spring nuptial gift guide is here.
1. The perfect proposal pressie
Hooray – they’re getting hitched! Once the question has been popped, the celebrations begin, and that includes the all-important engagement party.
It’s the first time you get the chance to celebrate the happy couple, so y
Barbecues, garden games, couple’s cocktails and live music under fantastic festoon lighting: summer weddings spell laid-back fun under the sun.
Whether you’re planning a breezy beach ceremony, sunny garden party or a nature-inspired soiree by the sea, it’s time shrug off the winter chill and embrace the sunshine with these hot looks for summer weddings.
1. Delivering the perfect ‘destination wedding’
Ever-growing in popularity, the destination wedding is a hot summer trend and the number one way to get your wedding party started, and then to have it stretch on for days
Dads help us with so many things in our lives. From teaching us to catch a ball and learning to ride a bike when we’re young, to guiding us through the ups and downs of life and helping to shape us into the person we become.
It’s not often we stop and say thank you to dad for everything he has done for us. Father’s Day gives us that opportunity.
So this year, harness your sense of adventure and give dad something truly memorable by personalising his Father’s Day experience to show him just how much he means to you. It can be your way of saying ‘Thanks Dad – for everything!’
Better than a pair of socks or a last-minute box of chocolates from the Servo, do something with dad this Father’s Day. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, expensive or too much trouble, but spending quality time with
Dads. They come in all shapes and all sizes. And they’re notorious for being the most difficult person in the family to buy for.
If yours is anything like ours he pulls out the old ‘there’s nothing I need, just a hug will be fine’ line every time a gift is in order. But remember that one time you actually did call his bluff and forgot the present? You’re still living it down, aren’t you?
The truth is, the menfolk in our lives are good eggs. And they deserve to know just how much we appreciate them, beyond laughing at his dad jokes that is.
So, here’s six gift ideas to put a smile on the dial of the legend who says he’s got it all. Socks, underwear and neck ties need not apply.
There’s no hangover like a newborn hangover and for the first time, the special man in your life is experiencing the next level exhaustion that only new parents go through – supreme tiredness mixed with endless love.
There are plenty of ways to not only celebrate that love but provide a little relief, moral support and a good laugh to new dads. For the dads who like their shakes, a big brew of coffee or even an ice cold beer at the end of the day, we’ve put together six ‘save me’ custom gifts for sleep deprived dads everywhere.
1. Staying awake at the office
If this new dadda is up all night then upright at his desk all day, this Engraved Wooden “New Dad” Postcard with Stand will make a memorable addition to the of
This month, we’re celebrating ten years since Personalised Favours came to be. To commemorate, we look back on the PF journey over the past decade and look forward to all the exciting things yet to come.
It was ten years ago that PF company founder and online entrepreneur, Melissa Wilkinson, began an e-Bay business in her garage. Through a whole lot of blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice, the business has been transformed from a backyard operation into a multimillion-dollar international enterprise, operating throughout the United States and Australasia. This is her story.
He’s the strongest, biggest, funniest, loudest, smelliest, most embarrassing, hardest working and most loving dad ever. So why not spoil your dad or father figure with a special gift this Father’s Day that’s personalised just for him? From the dad with a man cave, to a cheese and wine loving man of the house, we’ve gathered a list of the seven best Father’s Day gifts for 2019 – so you can find something unique for all the different dads out there.
1. The BBQ Dad
If firing up the hot rocks is his domain, then a personalised Father’s Day Engraved BBQ Set is certainly a gift ‘well done’. Professionally laser engraved, dad can stamp his mark on everyone’s steaks with his own engraved BBQ spatula and tongs. This two-piece s
Ever dreamed of letting your colleagues know how you really feel? Or fantasised about sending a farewell message to your ex? Or perhaps you’re just searching for a cheeky gift to spoil your bestie or excite your significant other?
Well look no further, because we’ve put together a range of the naughtiest gifts for 2019 to bring you the bespoke and beautiful Personalised Favours Inappropriate Gifts collection.
While these gifts are definitely not safe for the workplace, they will give you a giggle and make you want more of exactly where they came from…
Naughty Gifts for Colleagues
If you often suffer from a case of Mondayitis and yo
Posted: June 26, 2019||Tags: winter wedding , wedding trends , wedding tips , wedding theme , wedding styling , wedding style , wedding romance , wedding reception , wedding invitations , wedding inspiration , wedding ideas , wedding colour , wedding cakes , wedding blog , trending wedding , rustic wedding , romantic wedding
For the 2019/2020 season, winter weddings are in vogue, but hosting your celebrations in the cooler months can seem a little tricky… how do you make the winter chill a hit, rather than a hinderance, on your big day?
We look at the trendy (yet budget-friendly) additions that can bring some warmth to your winter wonderland wedding.
‘Twas a dark and stormy night…
Play up to the long nights of winter by drawing deeper tones into your colour palette, and then feature them throughout every element of your wedding décor.
Whether it’s a summertime wedding in a boathouse by the bay, or a chilly mid-June celebration on a sprawling estate, for some of us, our major wedding plans were locked in before we even knew who our fiancé would be.
But imagine this scenario: the venue of your dreams only has one date available in your preferred month, and by coincidence, it happens to be on your birthday. Would you choose to lock it in, or try your luck elsewhere?
Depending on your perspective, getting married on your birthday could be a party that’s twice as nice, or end up causing you double the headache – here are the pros and cons of a hybrid celebration.
CON: Your gifts might end up MIA
Our birthdays assure us the chance to be a shining star for a day, and to be showered with love (and fabu
When your BFF’s birthday rolls around this year, don’t get them (yet another) gift card.
Instead, think outside the box with original, customised birthday gifts for all the special people in your life. From party animals to unprepared homemakers, we’ve got the cheeky and charming birthday gifts that’ll have your present-buying wrapped up in no time.
For the friend who is always the first to RSVP to a party
Who doesn’t have a good-time gal or guy in their life? They can always be relied on to agree with your suggestion of a cheeky drink on a school night, and because of them, you’ll usually end up raging ‘til 2am.
For their birthday, picking the right gift is easy – they’ll love a personalised wine, beer or shot glass to indulge in their favourite tipple. But h
Posted: June 04, 2019||Tags: woodland , winter wedding , wedding trends , wedding theme , wedding styling , wedding style , wedding stationery , wedding planning , wedding invitations , wedding inspo , wedding inspiration , wedding ideas , wedding favours , wedding blog , unique wedding , rustic wedding , rose gold wedding , personalised products , personalised favours
Gone are the days when wedding season began in September and was finished by May. Winter weddings are all the rage – picture cosy, candlelit nuptials filled with mulled wine, rich winter décor and bold colour palettes – and you can see why winter weddings are so on-point.
For anyone hitting this oh so cool wedding trend – either this year or next – we share with you insider industry secrets on how to plan your perfect winter wonderland wedding, and put you on the path to wedded winter bliss.
5 secrets to create a wedded winter wonderland
Winter weddings stand out because of their elegance, their uniqueness and their ability to use the stark contrast of the chilly conditions and bare landscape to emphasise the warmth and beauty of the celebrations within.
It’s hard to cut-through in the market these days. Online. Social. Digital. SEO. The list is endless and overwhelming. Sometimes, the best way to make a big impression is the old-fashioned way – by giving corporate gifts with WOW factor.
With the end of the financial year upon us, we share with you how to invest your end-of-year budget into customised corporate gifts and personalised promotional products that are destined to leave a lasting impression.
Corporate gifts that stand out from the crowd:
1. Corporate gifts for him
When wowing the guys in your corporate world – whether they be bosses, colleagues, co-workers, clients or potential customers – the secret is to think practical, with a personalised touch.
Most men don’t appreciate gifts that don’t serve
With the end of financial year (EOFY) fast approaching, we begin to reflect on our top performers over the past 12 months. Employees who have dug deep, gone beyond and achieved outstanding results both individually and to the benefit of the business.
The question facing many employers and senior managers is not only how to retain these high achievers, but how to recognise, reward, motivate them to continue achieving and hold them up as a model to inspire other staff members.
For many, public recognition and an acknowledgement of their efforts goes a long way to achieving these goals. Here we explore the top five gifts for standout staff and how to appropriately recognise our most exceptional employees.
5 Best Corporate Gifts for Standout Performers:
- Top Performers
Every man needs a cave. A den. A sanctuary from the outside world. A place to call his own.
Creating the ultimate man cave comes down to a combination of the right ingredients to give your guy his own special refuge.
We go on a journey to uncover the top seven Man Cave must-haves to ensure his special sanctuary ticks all the boxes and keeps him refreshed and raring to go when he returns to the outside world.
7 Man Cave Must-Haves No Guy Can Go Without
1. Quench his thirst
Let’s face it: no man cave is complete without a few of his favourite beverages. And in a large majority of cases this equals beer. And what could be better than sipping (or slurping) his choice of ale from an Engraved 425m
You’re married! You’ve tied the knot, celebrated your special day and been hungover on your honeymoon. Now it’s time to return home to married life. But the secret to a happy marriage doesn’t end with your wedding day. Here we share with you insider tips for newlyweds on how to create the perfect love nest and keep that ‘just married’ spark alive for all eternity.
Keep the spark alive: 7 insider tips for newlyweds
1. Keep up the effort
The secret to maintaining a happy and healthy marriage is keeping up the effort. This doesn’t mean you won’t disagree, or at times take your partner for granted, but putting in the effort to make them feel special and celebrate the good times goes a long way.
Surprise your spouse by setting the dinner table for a romantic meal for
Ahh, our mums. They’re the backbone of the family, giving us love, food, support (and pocket money) whenever it’s been most needed.
While we can tell them how much we love them every day of the year, Mother’s Day is the ideal time to really show your appreciation with a gift that’s perfect for their personality. But how do you find the right gift without breaking the bank?
From specialised hampers to heartfelt treats, we’ve compiled a list of the best presents to suit every type of mum this Mother’s Day, on Sunday 12 May 2019.
Read on to see how to give the main lady in your life a ‘mum-umental’ surprise.
From specialised hampers to heartfe
Posted: April 09, 2019||
Are you planning a wedding and wondering if you’re coming in under – or over – the budget of a standard Australian bash? According to a recent survey by WeddedWonderland.com, the average couple is spending $53,168 on their wedding.
While this might seem like a bit of a staggering number, the survey also showed that couples’ priorities are shifting, with a new wave of savvy shoppers bagging their bargains online. Here, we give you a sneak peek into what other betrothed couples are spending on their big day, and share some tips and tricks to help you get big style on a smaller budget.
Cost 1: The stationery and invites
According to the WeddedWonderland.com survey, the average couple is spending about $784 just to get the word out about their celebration.
When you think about the fact that
Posted: April 09, 2019|Categories: Wedding Season|
Spring has sprung! And with it comes an abundance of love, hope and happiness in the air – not to mention it’s still one of the most popular times for weddings, engagements and nuptial celebrations of every kind.
For anyone contemplating a spring wedding now or in the future, we go behind the scenes to share with you twelve of the most sought-after spring wedding trends for 2019 and beyond!
1. Rustic accents
Vintage elements continue to be a popular choice for spring brides this season, but instead of a full-scale vintage celebration, less is more when it comes to rustic accents. Couples are opting for rustic details such as bombonniere and place cards
For a very large number of us, our mum is the most influential female role model over the course of our life. She inspires us, challenges us to be our best and loves us unconditionally.
This Mother’s Day, personalised favours is being #inspiredbymums of all varieties and here we share with you unique and thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for the most inspirational lady in your life.
First time mums
The very first Mother’s Day is a very special one in every woman’s life. If your friend, sister, wife or any other woman in your life is celebrating her first Mother’s Day this May, you need to honour this milestone with a beautiful and bespoke gift fitting of the
For many of us, Easter means just one thing: chocolate eggs, and plenty of them. But while they’re delicious as a one-off, too many sugar-laden treats can certainly spell disaster for our little ones (as well as the adults who are trying to keep them sane!) There are lots of other reasons to try to steer clear of a chocolate overload come Easter morning: the kids in your life might also have allergies, or be too young to indulge in a bit of cocoa.
For a gift that lasts longer than it takes to remove a foil wrapper, take a look at our list of the best non-chocolatey children’s Easter gift ideas for 2019 – they’re sure to give the sweet tooth a break (even if just for a little while!)
Bringing together two families - with two very different sets of expectations for what the big day should entail - can be a tricky part of anyone’s wedding planning. And that’s even beforeyou throw in a difference in cultural backgrounds! Being raised in two different cultures means that, as a couple, you might have different ways of communicating, a different understanding of family dynamics, and a different way of looking at the world. So how can you make your union work, when you’re also uniting two different cultures? To celebrate National Harmony Day, we’re delving into the world of cross-cultural wedding planning, and sharing the top six tips to ensure your celebrations are a rousing success.
- Say it with a sand ceremony
Firstly, you’ll need to decide whether your wedding is going to feature two distinct ceremonies, or if you’ll host a combined ceremony that celebrates elements of both cultures. Budget and logistics might help
Buying for a new baby – or more accurately, their parents-to-be – can be a tad tricky: you want to get something pretty and practical, but you’re also pretty sure they’ll receive enough baby wipes and cotton washcloths to last them several lifetimes. For modern baby shower presents, it’s time to look a little outside the box. To make sure your next purchase doesn’t end up on the ‘regifting’ pile, first check out this list of 2019’s top six baby shower gift ideas… the new parents (and your wallet!) will be pleased you did.
- A long-lasting memento they’ll treasure
If you’ve already got a bub of your own, you’ll know that you can become completely overwhelmed with presents when your b
Personalised Favours Founder and Joint Managing Director, Melissa Wilkinson, has two babies – one is the personalised wedding and special occasions online store she began from her second bedroom almost ten years ago as the cornerstone of her global online empire, and the other is her four-month-old daughter, Jaz. On the eve of International Women’s Day 2019, Mel shares an honest account of the challenges and triumphs in her journey so far and helps women everywhere understand how they can achieve #balanceforbetter across all aspects of their lives.
Finding Better Balance
Although Melissa is only relatively new to the juggle of motherhood and running your own business, she already sees the renewed perspective being both a mum and a business owner has bou
On the eve of the 41st Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and just over a year after Australia voted ‘Yes’ to marriage equality for all people, we thought it only fitting to ask: what are the best gifts to give same sex couples when they tie the knot?
Well friends, the answer is simple. The best same sex wedding gifts are thoughtful, heartfelt and customised to reflect the unique identity of the individual couple – just the same as the best wedding gifts for any couple the world over. Because after all, love is love.
Top 5 same sex wedding gift ideas
If you h
How your fur babies can play a part in your paw-fect big day. They shared your home before your bride or groom, and once you met the love of your life, their approval was more important than your mum or dads. They nursed you through first dates and broken hearts, and gave their fur for you to cry into. In celebration of 'Love Your Pet Day', we're showing you how to include your beloved pooch in your big day.
Canine capers Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world? Dogs are the most common pet, with 38 per cent of households owning a pup, and these numbers are only climbing higher. Licks and love aside, our four-legged friends are scientifically proven to provide us with
As International Fashion Week (IFW) propels around the globe from New York to Milan, London to Paris, we have followed in close pursuit to gauge the latest and greatest looks for brides in 2019. Here we bring you some of the highlights.
Echoing the sentiments of Bridal Fashion Week, which took place in New York in October last year, many of the looks at IFW are inspired by the ethereal beauty and timeless style of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Dubbed the style highlight of the year by fashionistas and bridal watchers the world over, her wedding to Prince Harry placed a renewed focus on letting simplicity and natural beauty shine through.
Asking the important people in your life to be part of your wedding party is an important milestone in your wedding journey. So, you want to make it as memorable and meaningful as possible. We've searched far and wide to bring you the six most original ways to pop the question to all the members of your 'I Do' Crew.
For the Ladies
Bridesquad. Bridesminions. Bridesmaids. Whatever you choose to call the nearest and dearest ladies in your life you have chosen to stand beside you on your big day, here's some inspired ways to ask them, so they couldn't refuse even if they wanted to!
- Wine and Cheese-yes please!
What brings women all over the world closer together than the perfect
A personalised gift for every stage of your love
Valentine's Day is a special time of year. A time to recognise and reward the ones you love most with thoughtful and heartfelt gifts to express how much they really mean to you. As relationships change and progress, from that first rush of overwhelming feeling to a sense of companionship and mutual affection, we help you find the perfect personalised gift for every stage of your love.
Stage 1: Head over heels
It's official: you've found "The One." From that first glance to your now all-consuming attraction, you know undoubtedly this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Everything they say is funny, witty, sexy and in most cases, quite literally the best words you've ever heard spoken. You delight in every touch, sight, sound and sensation and they have absolutely zero annoying quirks (yet)! Revel