A wallet is unique in that it can be whatever its owner wants it to be; it can be a fashion item, a functional tool, or something one carries out of necessity. Although most people choose to buy their wallets themselves, wallets are one of the most common types of gifts. A wallet is an excellent gift because it can be personalized for the person receiving it. Since there are lots of different ways to customize and personalize a wallet, we will look at some of the coolest ones below.
Having Initials Engraved
Although having initials engraved on a wallet is very common, it is still a cool idea for a personalized gift, and a cheap one too. Also, there are endless options that you could consider. A good idea is having the recipient’s initials engraved somewhere on the wallet. If you are purchasing a wallet as a gift for a partner, you could also have your initials and those of your partner engraved somewhere on the wallet. Another idea is engraving the names of your kids if you are buying one for your dad so he always has the names of his grandkids anywhere he goes. We recommend some of these personalized watches.
Engrave a Love Quote
It might seem cliché, but love quotes are one of the best custom messages to add to a personalized wallet. Customized love messages, especially ones that are unique and only shared between you and a loved one, can make the wallet a lot more valuable to the loved one. If you are not good at coming up with love messages or do not have one ready, you could do a simple search online and you will find dozens of quotes that will help you say exactly what you need to.
Engrave Your Handwriting
With how far engraving technology has come, it is now possible to have almost anything engraved on a wallet. For a unique look, you could have your handwriting engraved. All you need to do is send a sample of what you want to be engraved on a wallet in your handwriting to the company doing the engraving and they will have it done for you. Opting for your handwriting when choosing what to have engraved is an excellent option because although someone else can have the same initials as the wallet’s recipient or choose to add the same quote, no one else has the same handwriting as you do.
Go with a Trifold
A majority of people choose bifold wallets because they have a smaller bulge when inside pant pockets which makes them a lot more comfortable to carry around. A trifold wallet has its own issues but a massive advantage over a bifold wallet; there is a lot more space for your stuff. If you have a lot of credit cards or other personal items you would like to carry, get a trifold wallet. It can then be customized through engraving or any other way to make it stand out.
Add a Special Date
Different dates have special significance to different people and in most cases, the date is only significant to you or to you and the wallet’s recipient. For example, the day you and your significant other met might be just another date on the calendar for anyone else, but is an important date for both of you. Another good example is your child’s birthday or a wedding date because of how significant it is to you and your partner.
Have it Hand-Stitched
Hand-stitched wallets are not very common as they can be quite expensive depending on where you buy the wallet. Because hand-stitched wallets are not common, this makes them very valuable to the owner or recipient.
For hand-stitched wallets, there are lots of different stitching patterns that could be used to make the wallet stand out. If you choose a hand-stitched wallet, ensure you go with a leather wallet. These types of wallets hold up very well when stitched and therefore last longer. The stitches are unlikely to come apart compared to those of wallets made out of other materials. Just ensure you do your research and compare different businesses before commissioning such a project to ensure the wallet is created using materials of the highest quality.
Add a Special Place
There are bound to be special places that are significant to the both of you. This could be where you met your significant other, your favorite destination, or even where you went on your first date. Although you could add the name of the place you have in mind, adding its latitude and longitude coordinates is a lot cooler.
Also, the longitude and latitude will not take up as much space as the full name of the place. If you wish to do it this way, there are lots of websites, including Google Maps, that help convert the name of a place into longitude and latitude coordinates.
Bonus Idea: Combine Different Ideas
When most people think of personalized wallets, they think of only one thing they could add on them. This does not have to be the case because businesses that do wallet engravings will sometimes let you add multiple designs to a wallet. For example, you could have the initials or name on the front flap and a quote written in your handwriting on the inside. A good tip here is to ask the retailer if they can do the engravings on leather because leather is less likely to fall apart when different designs are applied to it. Also, be ready to pay extra to have extra designs on the wallet.
Having a wallet personalized for you or for someone else is a good way to get a unique wallet. Just ensure any of the personalization options you choose are personal to you or the recipient and hold a special significance to both of you.