4 Things to Consider When Designing Personalised Mugs
What should you consider when designing personalised mugs?
- Your purpose for designing the mugs
- The recipient’s preferences and personality
- Your design, color scheme, and message
- Their packaging and how it will be presented
Mugs are a great gift, giveaway, or souvenir for someone you cherish. Not only do they serve as a nice reminder of your time together, but they’re also useful since everyone needs a mug to sip hot drinks from every day. It’s no wonder they’re one of our most popular personalised gifts in Australia today.
If you’re in the process of designing one, pause for a moment and consider this: is there something you should be thinking of to make the design even better?
The answer is yes. In this article, we list some of the things to consider when designing personalised mugs. Read on to know what you might be missing.
Your purpose for designing the mugs
This is probably the most important thing to think about when designing your mugs. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:
- What and who are they for?
- Will you be gifting them to someone?
- What is the reason behind the gift? Is it to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, a holiday, or a welcome or goodbye?
- Will you be using them as event giveaways or souvenirs?
This is important to know because the purpose of your gift will dictate what its design will be. For example, if it’s a souvenir, it might be nice to have a photo on the mug instead of just plain text to commemorate an event. If it’s a gift, you have lots of leeway—you can use a picture of the recipient, you can type their name in fancy fonts, or you can even have a quote they use frequently or that reminds you of them.
The recipient’s preferences and personality
As mentioned above, mugs given as gifts present a lot of options for design. But it’s important to think of a design your recipient will like. What might be funny, cute, or witty to you may not be the same for others, your recipient included. So always make sure you’re keeping them in mind when you come up with something. The gift is theirs to keep, after all.
Your design, color scheme, and message
Now you’re in the actual designing process, and you can start thinking about things like colors, styles, fonts, and aesthetics. Remember to always keep in mind who the mug is for as this will guide you. If it’s a gift, you can take into consideration their favorite color and maybe even their humour.
On the other hand, if it’s a souvenir or event takeaway, consider using a design that matches that of the event itself. Adopt the same theme, colors, and style in your design process.
Their packaging and how it will be presented
Mugs usually come in packages when given as a gift. You’re most likely going to pack the in a clear plastic bag or an in a box filled with other items. So think about that, how will the gift look as a whole?
The design is not just printing words or pictures on the mug, it’s also how the mug will be packaged and gifted. If you have a say in how it will be packed, this can be a way to personalise your gift further. Think of a heartfelt message that you can write in a nice card and send along with the mug, then spruce it up with some packaging basics—ribbons, wrapping paper, and tape!
So there you have it! In this article, we listed 5 things to consider when designing personalised mugs. Whether they’re meant as gifts or souvenirs, these are lovely gifts to receive, and we’re sure your recipients will appreciate the thoughtful care you put into designing them, thanks to these tips.
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