Personalized presents: Saying it with words

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Posted On March 27, 2014 / Posted In For Her , For Him / Tagged gifts for him, gifts for her, posters and prints

Images and text by Sarita Rajiv

I’m drawn to two things when I visit a person’s home — photographs and word art. It’s interesting to gaze at the photographs on display — they allow me a peek into that person’s life, sometimes offering glimpses of their extended family and even their journey so far. 

The word art, in the form of quotes or phrases, do something better. They give me an insight into the nature of the person — what do they like? what are their values and beliefs? what makes them tick? What are they passionate about? They’re more than just a part of the décor; they’re there to inspire and remind the people living in that home of the things that matter to them. Sometimes they’re there just to make you smile. One of my acquaintances had this quote pinned on her wall,


In the face.
With a chair.”

The poster was perfectly suited for her whacky sense of humour and her knack of saying things in a rather direct, unapologetic way! That’s why I like personalized presents in the form of posters and boards with phrases and funny motivational quotes. You can tailor them to match the nature and personality of the people you’re giving them to. 

Like this quote: It’s just right for introverts 

Personalized presents in the form of word art

All you need is a quote or phrase that’s in line with who they are or what they do.  You can even paint one of your own. Here are some others I created digitally.

This quote is perfect for chai lovers


This funny motivational poster is a perfect personalized present for chai lovers


A personalized present for those who love gardening

Give personalized presents...say it with words


Wouldn’t this be perfect for photographers?

This funny motivational quote can be a personalized present for photographers


My favourite one is the one for introverts. It speaks to me! Which one do you like best? Go on, make your own personalized present…say it with words. 

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Sarita Rajiv is a writer, gifting specialist and founder of The Orange Gift Bag. She’s on a mission to uncover the ‘best gifts after love’. When she isn’t dreaming up unique gift ideas, she writes for The Copenhagen Post and The National Geographic Traveller India among others.

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Anne @ Unique Gifter

27/03/2014 at 13:42

I've never thought of those signs this way before. Usually people just have those cut out letters that say things like "hope" or "food" and my spouse hates them! I am still laughing at that high five quote, I love it.


The orange gift bag

28/03/2014 at 07:56

That high five quote is quite something! I also have a collection of words painted on a has words like 'love, laugh, drea, travel, read, dance...basically all the things that are important to us. Guess it wouldn't find much favour with your spouse:-)

Pillows A-La-Mode

27/03/2014 at 12:28

I love these! The first one is definitely me! :)


The orange gift bag

28/03/2014 at 07:52

Thanks Katherine! It holds true for me too just like the one for introverts. Though I'm slowly getting out of my shell.:-)