Forget the usual mugs and key tags that make up anniversary gifts. A big day such as an anniversary be worthy of much bigger and more personalized items. Depending on how close you are to the person or people celebrating said anniversary, you can think about giving them the following gifts:
Think Intimacy. Think Romance.
If you know the couple intimately and have been good friends for a long time, give them a pair of monogrammed lingerie items. If they use a logo or monogram already that is related to their business or home, add that to the lingerie and write them a note. If not, simply have their initials embroidered on it. If it is a corporate event, or you feel the couple will be embarrassed by your gift in public, mention to them quietly that they should open it in private. It is usually good manners to have a small gift that they can open handy in case they do it during the event.
Think Practical and Personal
If the person whose anniversary celebration you are attending is a friend whom you do not know very well, you can still give them something personal and thoughtful, but not too at ease with. Monogrammed sports towels in Singapore might be a good idea as they can be used both for sports practice and for the beach. Some online towel stores have specialty services where they will customize their products for a nominal fee.
Otherwise, you can simply purchase it and have it customized. They make excellent gifts as they can be used practically for a long time and as long as you avoid the colours they dislike, there is not much anyone can hate about nice, fluffy hand towels made from quality combed cotton.
Think Well-Meaning Corporate Gift
Corporate gift-giving has etiquette of its own, simply because of the number of rules and the politics involved. There are certain gifts that are considered appropriate as corporate gifts, such as mugs and key tags – items that will not be considered overly personal, yet can be customized to reflect the giver rather than the receiver. What makes corporate gifts different is that when items are customized, it is usually the giving entity (usually representing a company) that will inscribe it or monogram it, to reflect their contribution to the receiver. Moving away from the norm on the other hand, today corporate gifts include electronic devices such as external hard drives, power banks, Bluetooth speakers, mini speakers etc. that a modern man/woman finds useful.