Giving someone a gift that is personal to them or where there has been a heightened level of thought put into the particular gift or present goes a long way towards ensuring that it is something that will be used and kept for as long as possible.
It is a trend that has recently taken the gift industry by storm and the internet has seen the resulting boom in sales of bespoke gifts and presents. The aim is to give those that we love and care for gifts that are specific to them and even made specifically for them.
What Is Bespoke?
A bespoke product is one that is made specifically for the person who receives or buys it. The idea is that it is a one-off design and created with the specific person’s needs in mind. It initially came to symbolize high fashion, but in recent times it is anything that can be bespoke. From a basis that one size doesn’t fit all we have moved very quickly to a position where anybody can choose to have something made that is a one-off design.
This form of purchasing and gifting was initially only regarded as being for the rich and famous, however it is now a popular form of personal style, taste and individual branding. The influencer market online has also had a huge impact in this regard in that you can now get something made that you’ve seen your social media influencer wearing or that they have in their homes.
How Bespoke Became Mainstream
The ability to make something or design something has always been the preserve of the highly skilled or talented. The use of available design software and 3D printing means that almost anyone with the right tech is able to also partake in the design and creation process, resulting in the ability to personalize and re-design the available gifts to suit.
This has been implemented through gift shops, shoe brands that will allow you to design your own sneaker, a 3D crystal photo and even luxury items such as vehicle interiors and paint colors that can be exactly as you want them to be. It used to be the accepted norm that the future of fashion was bespoke. It is now becoming accepted that the future of the gift industry is, too. Whether it’s a name engraved into a watch, or a one-off piece of pottery, it doesn’t need to be complicated to be bespoke and sometimes simple is more classic.
The understanding of bespoke hasn’t changed, what has changed is the ability for anyone to have pretty much anything they want made and designed to suit their needs. It’s a buyers’ market out there, and the sellers are prepared to make it how you want it, all you have to do is ask. The gifts you give to friends, family and to yourself should and can be as personalized and bespoke as you can make them.