Reviewed by Catherine Joyce
I love the idea of personalised prints for special occasions but when I have previously looked at them the one thing that has always put me off is the price. When I was asked to review a personalised print from Simply Gifted I was quite surprised at how reasonably priced all the prints were. With prices ranging from just £5 up to £30 (plus p&p) they make lovely unique gifts for a whole range of occasions.
Simply Gifted has a huge number of designs on their Facebook page and there are plenty of photographs of finished prints to help you come up with a design that is perfect for you. Common designs are birthdays, engagements, weddings, births and friendship but Jo will also design a print that is unique to you. Simply Gifted uses a collection of up to 15 special words, chosen by you, that combined together form the print. These words are artistically incorporated into a wide selection of simple designs and really do look stunning. Once you have chosen your design you can select the colour of the text and add additional words/pictures.
Ordering is simple, once you have an idea of what you would like all you need to do is send a Facebook message and Jo quickly responds. I am not artistic in the slightest and found Jo to be incredibly helpful when I was designing my print. My best friend has a special birthday this year so I decided to design a print for her as part of her birthday present. I was only planning to spell out her name with specially chosen words that are significant to us both but Jo suggested adding a few small pictures and asked what she liked. I mentioned that she lives in Canada on a farm so anything involving Cowboys or cows would be good and left it with Jo to work her magic. The following day I received a message with a copy of the print and I was thrilled with the image. The addition of a cow, some flowers and a cowboy hat perched on the top of one of the letters really finished it off and I knew my friend would love it. Jo was happy to alter anything and payment (via Paypal or bank transfer) is only made once you are completely happy with the design. After looking at the initial design I decided that one of the words was too prominent and asked Jo to change it which she quickly did. Once I was happy with the design I let Jo know via a Facebook message and she produced the print. Subtle diamante/embellishments are added after printing to enhance detail and add a bit sparkle and I was really pleased with the finished result.
The cost of the print includes a choice of frame and there are a couple of different ones to choose from, all are featured on the Facebook page so it is easy to see what they look like. The time span from deciding on the final design to receiving the finished product was just 2 days so I was really impressed with the service from this company. The finished print arrived safely, wrapped in lots of bubble wrap to protect it and I am absolutely thrilled with the quality. It looks amazing and I know my friend will love it too.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced and unique gift then I would certainly recommend this company.
Price range: £5 to £30 (plus p&p)
For more information or to place an order visit Simply Gifted on Facebook here.