We are often struggling for present ideas here at Herecomethegirlsblog.com. Having done a lot of home made gifts over the years from painted ceramics to sweets made by the girls we are always looking out for other alternatives too. Personalised gifts are a favourite and as believers of ‘it’s the thought that matters’ we like to give gifts that have had either a little more thought or effort behind them. This year we have been given inspiration by the website Wanapix.
They offer all manner of gifts from scarves and mugs to photos and Christmas decorations. Whatever the occasion; birthday, Christmas or Mother’s Day, they are bound to have a solution.
I particularly liked the personalised water bottles and diaries, great for both friends and family members, practical yet personal. There are so many pretty and funky designs to choose from that even the most difficult person to buy for is catered for. The website has a variety of categories to enable you to get inspiration by age, gender or occasion.
If you need some help for Christmas this year then they have a large variety of products, from baby grows and stockings, to baubles and other personalised gifts.
We were lucky enough to be given Personalised Christmas Baubles to try for Christmas and we are really pleased with the results.
We personalised it with a photograph of our two girls and it is going to make a great gift for grandparents. Our only criticism was the amount of choice! From different background colours to text and design.
Once you have chosen your design you get to personalise it. Depending on which design you have chosen you can either upload a photo or put family names on the bauble. It is a great way to celebrate a particular event from first Christmas as a married couple to baby’s first Christmas.
We had been gifted the glitter bauble which we could have done in either red or gold glitter. The glitter was on the back making it look like a solid glitter bauble from that angle. We chose red as felt it went better with the photograph we had chosen. We did take some time choosing different designs and then uploading the photo to see which one looked best. As some of the designs crop the photograph it is important to make sure that your photo and design compliment each other. This was the most time consuming part for us. However spending 15 mins on the sofa all snuggled on a Sunday afternoon was a very productive way of Christmas shopping! The software very accurately showed us our photo on the bauble so we could ensure we were happy with the design before committing to it. There is then a reminder page to check your image, text and design before confirming the purchase. I cannot stress how important this is! Having regularly shopped online late at night when children are needing snuggles I am the proud owner of several gifts that have spelling mistakes in them as I did not properly check the text! Sleep deprivation lead to several expensive mistakes as I had to reorder products.
Once you have checked (and double checked!) your order it is confirmed. Payment can be made by card or PayPal and the product is dispatched within a day or two of ordering. This can vary depending on which product you purchase. The company is based abroad, so do check shipping costs and delivery times first so you are not disappointed or surprised. We received our order within a week.
At just £6 per bauble we think it is affordable enough to purchase several for different family members or friends, even allowing for shipping costs. A truly thoughtful and memorable gift.
We are very grateful to Wanapix for gifting us the bauble and shipping for the purposes of this review.