The Tuesday Twist: 15 August


Better to Give than Receive

The act of expressing our feelings through the giving of gifts dates back thousands of years. Whether it's to show a loved one just what they mean to you, show appreciation for a job well done or just to show gratitude for having someone as a friend, the act of gift-giving is a way for individuals to truly connect. In fact. research suggests that giving gifts may improve a person’s state of mind. If giving a gift makes you feel happier with a sense of purpose then this may inevitably improve your state of mind. 

Find out more about the history of gift giving HERE

Thoughtful Giving

While receiving a random gift card is probably a welcome gift why not truly make an impact on someone by giving them something that is truly thought out and personal?

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

How do you become a thoughtful gift giver and just how does this help you find the perfect gift? These simple tips courtesy of Real Simple make it easy to get into the spirit of giving:

  • They plan ahead.
  • Thoughtful gift givers don't focus on cost.
  • They make gifts personal.
  • And they enjoy giving more than receiving.
  • Thoughtful gift givers can also get crafty.
  • They think about the presentation.
  • When in doubt, they ask.

Check out the full article HERE:  7 Habits of Thoughtful Gift Givers

Personalise it!

The desire to create or give something special and unique has become a major push in the gift industry. We here at the Urban Twist studio have a real focus on personalised gifts of all shapes and sizes. We believe that adding a name or special phrase can transform a good gift into a great one!

Some of our favourite and quite popular items are our Personalised Photo Frames. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary, new baby or other family milestone our frames are fully customisable! 

Another great gift that can be tailored to individual interests or hobbies is our range of Wooden Engraved Notebooks. These unique books come in a variety of design options and custom personalisation options. 

Thoughtfulness on a Budget

We all know it can be a struggle to find the perfect gift on a budget. However, spending a lot of money on someone doesn't necessarily equate to a thoughtful gift. Here are a few great ideas that are perfect for any occasion. 

Thank you Herb Gifts

Map Artwork: Hand-stitch the route you took on a vacation, and frame it!

Gifts in a Jar

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