Need a gift for someone you don’t know particularly well? Looking for the right gift for someone who seems to have everything? These three classic gifting options are crowd-pleasing favorites because they’re useful and tend to fall into the category of things that people don’t buy for themselves.


1. Picture Frames


Giving a picture frame gift often means putting a treasured personal photo inside the frame before giving, but that’s not always necessary. Picture frames can be great corporate gifts to give to colleagues and clients in the business world because most people can use them, unlike wine glasses or food gifts, which tend to be more personal. However, giving a personal photo in a frame to a work colleague can cross lines of propriety. In these cases, an empty frame is best.


As a general rule, it’s best to give an empty frame unless you’re giving the gift to someone you’re very close to and know well. That way, you can choose a good photo and add an appropriately personal touch.


2. Personalized Glassware


Wine glasses or beer mugs don’t always make the best gifts on their own—it depends on the occasion. But when the glass or mug is personalized, it’s a different story. Your personalized glassware can focus on a specific event or accomplishment to delight the recipient or simply describe the occasion for which you’re giving the gift. For example, a wedding anniversary is a great time to give the couple a pair of champagne toasting flutes to commemorate their marriage. Give a personalized beer mug to your best man or to a friend who just got a promotion at work. There are so many possibilities!


Our personalized glassware selection offers a variety of different customization styles so you can find just the right words and images to make your gift unique. Just make sure to double check spelling on your custom text before ordering so you’ll be thrilled with the finished product.


3. Elegant Pens


Disposable ballpoint pens are a dime a dozen. That’s what makes high-quality refillable pens such great gifts. Whether for a work colleague, a parent or a younger family member who’s just graduated from university, an elegant pen is a great gift. This isn’t a particularly romantic gift, though there may be some people, such as writers or teachers, for whom a pen makes an especially thoughtful gesture. People who don’t wear jewelry and prefer to focus on practical things may also enjoy receiving a nice pen because they’ll get to enjoy something that’s both beautiful and useful.


No matter who you’re shopping for, you’re never out of options. If for some reason the three classic gifts listed here won’t suit the tastes of the person you’re shopping for, we have plenty of other options for you to consider. Personalized gifts are often a good choice, and we have a few different types of personalized items that you can choose from based on the interests of the person you’re shopping for.