We know what you’re thinking, corporate gifts = tacky plastic pens and stubby holders, but no necessarily. The corporate gift market has boomed in the last couple of years with more unique and high-quality options available to appeal.
Whether it’s to generate word of mouth, reward your employees or thank a client, custom corporate gifts show individuals that they are important and appreciated. Not only are they unique, they are perfect for brand recall.
Let us show you a couple of our top options for 2020/2021:
Professionally laser engraved with your branding or messaging, this board is perfect as a grazing board at company functions and when entertaining clients.
Father’s Day is right around the corner (we can’t believe it either!), and if you haven’t organised a gift for dad (like many of us, oops), there’s still time but you need to be quick!
We had a chat to some of our team member about what they would recommend from our range.
Mark (National Sales Manager)
“I’m a sucker for anything sentimental from my girls so I would recommend a photo printed coffee mug.”
He looks out for you and the family all year, so Father’s Day is the perfect day to spoil him and say ‘thanks!’ However, a year goes by really quickly and all of a sudden, it’s here again, we are busily trying to arrange a special gift and find him something that he doesn’t already own.
The beauty with shopping online is that it can be done from anywhere at any time and with the current COVID pandemic, it’s a safe option from the comfort of your couch.
Personalised gifts are more popular than ever for that fact that they are so much more than just a pair of socks or case of beer. Thought, creativity and love go into each and every gift and there is literally something for every type of dad and of course, something to suit every budget.
Let’s take a look at some of our top picks for Dad to suit every budget!
The events of the past few months have taught us many things and one truth that’s been thrust into the spotlight is the health of our Aussies. Despite the fact that our health and hospital system is pretty solid, it’s important to highlight the importance of getting the right access to support services and take care of not just out own well-being but that of those we love.
With this in mind, we have selected 5 Australian charities and organisations that are helping to get out nation and its men in a healthy headspace.
1. TOP BLOKES FOUNDATION
This fantastic foundation focuses on the health and wellbeing through mentoring programs for boys ages 10-24. They equip young and underprivileged boys with the social skills they need to succeed in school and prosper in life. You can get involved by donating, joining their virtual fun run, vol
You turn to your Dad for advice because you figure that they’ve been there before and don’t that. Just because they are older (and assumedly wiser) doesn’t always mean they are right.
They often pass along ridiculous old wives’ tales or confusing advice in the hopes that it will steer us in the right direction.
In among some of the worst or cheesy advice are gems of wisdom, guidance and love from our Fathers.
Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst advice as given by Dads. If life has taught us anything, it’s that we have to take the good with the bad, right.
"My dad (who has a BA degree in finance) told me that you can use credit cards as free mon
We all know that dads can be pretty tough to buys for and let’s be honest, there are only so many pairs of socks and underwear that we can surprise him with.
We recognise that every dad is unique in their own right and that’s what makes them so special. It’s time to step up your gift-giving game this year and really ‘wow’ dad with your thoughtful gifting skills.
We have put together a couple of ideas (just in case you’re stuck). Oh, and just a little reminder to our customers to pop your orders in sooner rather than later to ensure your orders have plenty of time to arrive. We would hate for dad to miss out on his gift due to postal delays.
One for the sophisticated barman and
It may seem like yesterday that you graduated high school and now you are going through the life-changing journey of Fatherhood. The young, selfish and immature views of the world disappeared when your daughter or son arrived and suddenly you were their protectors.
While fatherhood isn’t a walk in the park (more like Jurassic Park), it’s also an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only are we teaching and guiding our children through life, at the same time they are teaching us to much about ourselves.
In reality, no dad has it ‘figured out’ and chances are he’s just winging it along the way. There’s one thing we will always love (and roll our eyes at) and that is their dad jokes and funny quirks reminiscent of those daggy TV dads with the laugh-out-loud punchline.
We had the pleasure of chatting to Matt (our CEO), Mark (our National Sa
It's his first-time celebrating Father's Day, so you want it to be a memorable occasion for him. He might insist it's just a "Hallmark holiday," but let us assure you that your man wants to be acknowledged, appreciated, and admired on his big day.
A first Father’s Day is so much more than receiving gifts. He finally has a beautiful baby of his own that we can love and guide through life.
It can be a very special, even profound, moment when Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cease to be just about your parents – when the day also becomes about you and your partner as parents.
It may take you a while to adjust to the fact that your new parents who are responsible for raising a tiny little human. You may even have a few moments where you’re thinking “Wow, I’m a parent!”
Here are some sentimental ideas to help him celebrate his special day:
1. Being a new dad often means giving up sleeping in on weekends. Let him enjoy a sleep in and maybe a hot bre
Although having the uncanny talent of finding a bargain is a top trait of a Savvy Shopper, in essence it is about making the most out of your hard-earned dollars. Part of being a savvy shopper is knowing when and where to buy.
Life is busy and who has time these days to be wandering around the shops only to come home with nothing. Using the convenience of online shopping, you can compare products and find a sale.
- Remember that supporting local and Australian made businesses is at the forefront of many people’s minds and although the price may not be the lowest, you may find that shipping is cheaper, delivery is faster and the quality is far superior.
- Shopping out of season can snag you a bargain and taking advantage of those mid-year or end of year sales events. These major events are a great time to stock up on birthday a
- Remember that supporting local and Australian made businesses is at the forefront of many people’s minds and although the price may not be the lowest, you may find that shipping is cheaper, delivery is faster and the quality is far superior.
2020 is no normal year. The global pandemic and the social-distancing policies that have been put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 have effectively ruled out large gatherings.
Couples who are (perhaps optimistically) rescheduling their weddings for the same weekend next year. As a result, countless weddings that were supposed to take place in 2020 have been moved to 2021.
If you are planning on hosting a more intimate gathering, there are many amazing businesses who are ready and waiting to help make your vision a reality, and to help you navigate through this uncertain time.
Businesses and couples are harnessing their creativity more than ever, and will offer greater personalised services and elements to ensure their couples have a memorable event.
Below are 5 trending wedding ideas that are as popular a
Posted: June 08, 2020Categories: Kids
It’s no secret that we love to spoil our kids with love and wonderful little things throughout their lives.
As 21st century parents, we want to nurture our children’s interests, abilities and allow them to express their unique individuality through education, personal style, play and social events.
The rise in personalised gifts, homewares and accessories has skyrocketed in recent years, and parents have well and truly embraced this trend.
Instagram and Pinterest provide a wealth of inspiration, from perfectly curated colour matching nurseries bursting with personality, to nostalgic back to basics outfits and ‘mini me’ matching ensembles (talk about adorable!)
Let’s take a look at 5 trending kids and baby product ideas for different occasions:
1. Bedroom and Nursery – Laser cut wooden
The desire to create, give or own something individual, something completely unique, has gone well beyond Coke's marketing coup of individualised name cans (or Nutella's like-minded concept of personalised jars).
With our rapidly changing world, technological advancements and a growing network of creatives and entrepreneurs, it’s no surprise that the possibilities are endless in the realm of gift-giving.
We live in a society where many of us feel the desire to constantly share many aspects of our lives. The announcement of a new baby, holiday snaps or a gift or purchase that is personalised and, undoubtedly uploaded to social media for some love from friends, family and followers.
When you have a product that is completely customised to reflect your individuality, it adds an even greater v
Do you dread the thought of having to find the perfect birthday gift for a friend or family member?
Everyone is unique and gone are the days of the cookie-cutter gift. With online sales booming due to our changing global economy, the options are endless. With the right amount of research and a savvy shopping attitude, you’re sure to bag a bargain while sourcing the perfect memorable gift.
Tip #1 – Know your person
What are their hobbies and interests? Are they in their own home, engaged or have children? Are they practical or do they prefer something pampering? Maybe they enjoy entertaining? Make a list and possible ideas that align with their personality and interests.
It’s no surprise that like many other industries, the wedding industry and their couples have been thrown into chaos due to COVID-19. While many have been left shattered and disappointed, others are not taking ‘no’ for an answer and are determined to get hitched even if it means they can only have 10 of their closest present with them.
Many couples are looking into adapting their big day by looking into unique service offerings and staying away from the traditional large wedding which has also seen some business opportunities in the wedding market.
Eg: Drive Through Weddings Which has been popping up over news outlets the last couple of weeks.
Many couples have chosen to postpone their nuptials to late 2020 and into 2021 in favour of their original plans.
Mother's Day is only a couple of days away and this special occasion had us thinking about the women who have influenced us, through to the imperfections and joys of motherhood.
We put out a call to our PF fam to share real stories from the women that inspire them, in the hope it would connect, inspire and provide support to one another.
The current global crisis has had a profound impact on the way we communicate and go about our everyday life. More than ever, it’s important that we check up on our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, mum friends and carers.
“My parents got divorced when I was 14 years old. The divorce put a lot of financial pressure on my mother because at that time she also had chosen to start her own business. Over the years she stressed about money like many of us do, but she always made sure we had ple
There is an old saying that goes "Mum knows best" and for the most part, she does. Whether you asked for it or not, they know how to dish it out. Their advice can be life-changing, comforting and often practical, but as some of us know, the advice can be a little off-centre or just plain hilarious. In honour of Mother's Day 2020, we wanted to share best or worst advice your mother's or grandmothers had bestowed upon you over the years.
“Feed from both boobs every time you breast feed so you don't end up lopsided for the next three hours.” - Margaret
“Wait until the first baby is out of nappies before you have a second one.” - Jill
“Store all your plastic bags in one plastic bag.” - Cathy
“If you need money, go make some yourself.” - Tracey
It’s a wildly known fact that that Dads tend to leave their Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute. With the current restrictions in place and everyone avoiding unnecessary trips to the shops, it’s no wonder online shopping has boomed in the last couple of weeks. We understand it’s a tough time for many businesses and families and we’re here to stay “we got you, Dads!”.
Lucky for you, Mother’s Day isn’t about expensive gifts rather about making a woman feel appreciated for her job as a wonderful, hardworking and loving mother. Simple hand-written cards, a cooked meal, a massage or bubble bath with a glass of wine are little ideas that you can’t go wrong with.
Mums are busy creatures and there is always is an endless list of chores and housework. Ensuring these mundane tasks are taken care of will mean s
Mother’s Day is one of the most important days in the calendar year. Families gather and enjoy feasts of food and most importantly spend time together. Unfortunately, this year will be a very different type of celebration.
While we are physically distant from each-other, we still can be emotionally connected through technology and gift giving.
We believe that all types of mums and female influences deserve to be celebrated, whether that be a mum-to-be, a new mum, a grandparent or carer. These women enrich our lives and help us navigate through life’s ups and downs.
Let’s take a look at how we can still make their day as special as ever.
1. Video Chat
Thank gosh for FaceT
Posted: April 07, 2020Categories: Mother's Day
More than ever, it’s important to still celebrate these special occasions even if it means we can’t be with our loved ones. Aussie families are finding innovative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day during self-isolation. Video chatting, dropping home made meals off to make life a little easier, families singing outside of the window, Skype dinner sessions and even sending little gifts of love.
Traditionally many families get together for lunch but this year our plans have had to change as we adapt to our temporary new way of life. That’s where we come in! Our gifts are no ordinary gifts. They are personalised with messages of love, kindness and gratitude.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are hoping to start looking for that perfect gift to let mum know you are thinking of her, then check out Mel’s top picks below.
‘Self-isolation’ is a term we all should be very familiar with now and so much so that it’s etched into our brains.
While many of us are still required to travel into work, the other half of us are adjusting to working from home. Our pre-virus perception of this turns our isn’t as fantastic as we imagined and we never thought that our hands would consume more alcohol than our mouths.
You’re trying to have a Zoom meeting but have toddlers running around destroying your clean house, maybe your husband accidently walks past eating breakfast in his undies or you are so worried about being judged on your home styling choices. Ugh, it’s no walk in the park (parks are closed now, sorry ☹)
Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Mum When You Can’t Be There
Mother’s Day is a special day for mums everywhere. This year, Mother’s Day might be very different for many families, as current restrictions mean a lot of us might not be able to see Mum, Nan, Grandma or even favourite Aunty Deb on this special day.
To let all Mums, Grandmas, Nannas and favourite Aunties know we’re thinking of them, we’ve put together a list of the best personalised Mother’s Day Gifts to show how much you care, even when you can’t be there.
Postcards of Love
What better way to show those special women in your life how much you care than with an Engraved Wooden Mother’s Day Postcard with Stand, that can be shipped di
Buying birthday presents for your loved ones doesn’t have to be the dreaded annual task of trawling the shopping centres, wondering what to buy as you glance down empty shelves.
This year, take the hassle out of birthday gift giving and make it all the better for your lucky recipient by ordering a bespoke and personalised gift that can be delivered straight to your (or their) door.
Here we share with you the top five most thoughtful birthday gifts you can buy for a loved one this season – all from the comfort of your couch.
Birthday gift buying made easy
During the year, life can get the better of us all. Then, all of a sudden, it’s your
They’ve been there through it all; through the highs, the lows, through thick and thin. Now your ultimate girl gang will be right there with you as you step into the next chapter and marry the love of your life.
The group planning probably started from the moment you said yes, and chances are they’ve probably spent a lot of their time organising your pre-wedding events along the way.
For the hens’ weekend, the bridal shower, the wedding dress shopping and the heartfelt speech on the day, a thoughtful gift to say ‘thank you’ is an ideal way to show your appreciation.
With so many different personalities in one group, finding the right bridal party gift for everyone can be overwhelming. Show your
Teachers are the backbone of our education system. They nurture our children’s interests, provide them the tools to thrive and offer a positive and safe learning space.
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a turbulent year for our Teachers, Educators and Students. Teachers have had to adapt the way they do their lessons, assignments and homework to adhere with COVID restrictions.
As this year draws closer to the end, it’s time to show a little appreciation to our superstars and to just remind them that we are thankful for all that they do.
Here are our top picks for 2020:
Posted: March 03, 2020Categories: Behind the Scenes at Personalised Favours
For the past eleven years, Personalised Favours has been beautifying weddings, lighting up faces on birthdays, Christmases and anniversaries, and celebrating a little one’s christening or milestone. Founder and Joint Managing Director Mel Wilkinson’s story of success during this time has certainly been momentous.
While your partner is a very significant part of your wedding (unless they’ve been counterproductive in the planning… in which case, we understand the desire to give them the boot) – they won’t be the only ones standing with you at the altar.
Bridesmaids and groomsmen play an important role on your big day, and many of them would have witnessed every step of your courtship.
They’ve also no doubt made some sacrifices to be there as you exchange your vows, so you’ll want to recognise their friendship with a personalised gift from the heart.
But, as we all know, weddings can get pricey. If you’re worried that your budget is looking a little worse for wear, we’ve rounded up perfect, personalised bridal party gifts at every price point.
Posted: February 19, 2020Categories: Kids
Milestone birthdays, christenings, naming ceremonies and baby showers – life with a new bundle of joy is full of celebration, but finding unique presents for each big event can be tricky.
Our advice? Forget the bibs, blankets and onesies they’ll grow out of in a heartbeat and stick to personalised gifts that are infused with love, wisdom and special meaning.
Life with a new baby can be exciting, overwhelming, infuriating and breathtaking – often all at once – and sometimes it’s easy to forget to stop and smell the roses (or your newborn’s head).
If you know a set of parents who are welcoming a new baby into their family, our top 5 tips and gift ideas with make those first
Valentine’s Day (14 February) is just around the corner, and what started as a Pagan fertility ritual is now a day of romance for couples the world over.
In addition to Christmas Eve and New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is one of the peak days for proposals, and the ideal time to give your special someone a gift that shows how much you love them… or, you know, how willing you are to tolerate their less-than-pleasant habits.
In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys were traditionally given to lovers as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver's heart, but in 2020, the options for personalised Valentine’s Day gifts are almost endless.
To help you win hearts and brownie points this year, we’ve rounded up the most romantic Valentine’s
Posted: February 04, 2020Categories: Valentine's Day
Feeling less-than-lucky in love? Got a bit of a love/hate relationship with romance? You’re not alone.
Anti-Valentine’s Day is here to make a statement, and singletons across the globe are set to spend 14 February celebrating themselves, their friendships, and indulging in a bit of self-care.
This year, ‘pity-parties’ are officially cancelled. It’s time to honour the things you truly love in life, rather than just a significant other. Whether you’re hanging out with your BFF, your four-legged friend, or your favourite TV show, there’s a range of products designed just for you.
This Valentine’s Day, open a bottle, settle in with good company, and spread the (platonic) love with the top 5 Anti-Valentine’s Day gifts to celebrate your singledom.
If your wedding planning ‘to do’ list is about to run on to the third (fourth, or fifth) page, we hear you! It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of things you need to do before the big day, but trust us: some elements are far more significant than others and should take priority on your checklist.
So, feel free to bump the scheduling of Aunty Nora’s surprise performance of hits from ‘The Bodyguard’. Once you secure a date, you’ll need to agree on your wedding venue – it’s a big decision to make as a couple, and it’s potentially the first wedding-planning hurdle you’ll encounter before you seal the deal.
You’ve agreed on a date, a location and a theme – things are getting real! – but for the soon-to-be-wed, one of the most important parts of the big day is having your nearest and dearest all in one place.
To ensure your guests are ready and willing to kick up their heels on your chosen date, you’ll need to give them plenty of notice with a ‘Save the Date’ that reflects your unique style as a couple.
In 2020, it seems that brides and grooms are set to part with the stuffy, traditional paper-and-lace cards for good, and in their place are a whole new set of fun options that are limited only by your imagination.
Here, we break down our picks for the top four ‘Save-the-Date’ trends we’re excited to see this year.
Did your Christmas and New Year break include a ring box, something sparkly, and someone on one knee? If so, congratulations – 2020 is set to be your year!
Now that you’ve had a couple of weeks to bask in the newly-engaged glow, you might be keen to get the ball rolling on your big plans.
Although it can feel overwhelming, we promise our step-by-step approach will make your journey to the aisle as fun and fuss-free as possible. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Set out your wedding planning timetable
Picking a date for your big day is one of the most major decisions you’ll make in this planning process – so when thinking
While it’s true that some wedding trends evolve year after year, it seems that when brides and grooms are on to something good, it tends to stick around for several seasons.
And why not? So many of the beautiful, elegant options we’ve seen throughout 2019 deserve to get another run in the New Year, and above all, there’s no doubt that weddings are becoming more personalised than they ever have before.
If you’re planning a wedding celebration next year, take a sneak peek at the top three wedding trends we can’t wait to see again in 2020.
1. A return to classic, timeless elegance that’s fit for a queen
In 2019, there’s been a huge resurgence in brides and grooms who want their big day to have a timeless, r
10 December 2019
Industry Hall of Fame for Wedding Winners
Central Coast wedding and special occasion online marketplace, Personalised Favours, has celebrated a decade in business by being inducted into the Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA) Hall of Fame at its annual awards ceremony held in Sydney tonight.
With only 40 businesses across the country inducted into the Hall of Fame ever before, this is a huge coup for the regional e-commerce enterprise, which has earned this coveted position by winning five consecutive NSW Awards and two National Awards previously.
Company Founder, Melissa Wilkinson, said she was honoured to be announced into the ABIA Hall of Fame, especially as the recognition was largely built on customer satisfaction.
Let’s all take a moment and give a thought to the unsung heroes of the end-of-year season: our wonderful teachers.
Whether they’re coaching your unruly kids through the last few weeks of soccer, grading their last exams, or helping them make glittery Christmas ornaments, their patience, kindness and ability to put up with our children shouldn’t be taken for granted.
If your child’s world just wouldn’t turn without their teacher, Christmas is the perfect time thank them for a wonderful year - here’s our guide to last-minute teacher gifts that’ll make them the envy of the staff room.
1. Personalised pencils to make end-of-year marking a breeze
Need to get a whole host of unique, exciting and affordable Christmas gifts, but unsure where to start?
Throughout 2019, we’ve added a huge range of new products to our collection, and each one has been hand-picked by our team to give you access to the most on-trend, personalised pressies to suit everyone on your gift list.
To make your Christmas shopping easier than ever before, here’s our round up of the top 12 personalised gifts for 2019.
1: Getting in the spirit
Can you believe that some people already have their Christmas shopping all wrapped up by this time of year? If you’re one of those highly organised souls, we truly applaud you – but if you’re yet to write a gift list let alone make a purchase, or if your mind is still stuck somewhere around Easter, never fear… personalised, easy-to-gift presents are here.
If the idea of shopping trolleys, endless queues and battles for the last car park has you quaking in your Santa boots, don’t worry. When it comes to Christmas gift shopping, it’s time to make it personal, and there’s no easier way to get it done than with the Personalised Favours website. It’s a one-stop-shop to get all your present shopping done, with plenty of time left over for a pre-Christmas Champers (or three). Here, we break down the top five reasons to keep it personal while shopping online this festive season.
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-cost
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.