In the era of technology, people appreciate buying or receiving gifts that are at par with today’s era. These gifts include gadgets and devices. They are a bit pricey, but if the person is worth the expense, then why not? In the past, people appreciate receiving burned CDs with their favorite songs. They find it rare and considerate, considering the effort and the thought that comes with it. There are also debuts or parties where burned CDs with the celebrant’s favorite playlist are the souvenirs. However, burned CDs are now obsolete. The younger generation would cringe at the thought of someone giving them burned CDs because they do not have CD players (except for their laptops) and they would rather stream Spotify or play and download songs from Youtube. The internet has everything the younger generations need nowadays.
These days, however, you can apply the same thoughtfulness but in an upgraded form of device. If there is a gift nowadays that would be useful for both younger and older generations, this would be a USB drive or flash disk. You can add your personal touch by customizing it. It is handy, convenient, and a necessity. Today, we will give you ideas and hacks to customize your USB for your consumption or to give it as a gift.
First, find a USB that is one of its kinds.
Do not buy the conventional ones, although you can always tweak them to make them presentable. Try to find ones that capture the interest of your recipient. For example, if she or he likes cartoon characters, then try to find one that has her or his favorite cartoon character. There is an ensemble of creative USB thumb drives in the marketplace. If there is no available, then purchase a conventional one, and get your creative juices flowing. In the later part of this article, there are DIY ideas to transform your conventional USB into a unique and attractive gift that your recipient will surely appreciate.
Second, Label the USB.
When the person plugs the USB into their laptop or computer, modify the name by labeling it with the recipient’s name. Right-click and you will find the selection Rename. You can rename it with “For (Name)” or your endearment with the person, then save it. Labeling the USB requires that you remove it from its package, but don’t worry, you can always return it, or make better packaging.
Third, Customize the USB’s contents.
Add whatever you think the person may appreciate to the drive. But before that, you can write a letter through notepad or MS Word and label it with “PLEASE READ ME” or “A LETTER FOR (NAME).” In the letter, you can write your greetings and messages and give a little information on what the drive contains, why you chose to give the item as a gift, and why you placed those contents.
For example, you can write at the label of the document “PLEASE READ ME FIRST MANDY” and then write it this way: “Happy Birthday, my dear Mandy! I wanted to give you something that is not unique but also something useful and memorable. This drive contains all of our pictures from the day we first met to the present, your favorite songs, a video presentation, applications that you might be interested in, movies that you can binge-watch, and your favorite books in PDF format.” And then from there, go on and express your wishes and other things you want to say.
After customizing the drive’s contents, there you can go and creatively wrap the USB. You can still use the original packaging and wrap it artistically. Or you can find a durable box (or make your box) and design it in any way you like. You can put a necklace chain with the USB or handmade beads.
OTHER DIY USB IDEAS
Technological devices like flash drives have always appeared dull. Giving a flash drive is okay, but people would appreciate it more when they see that the giver gave an effort to style the drive. It is a common fact that people value aesthetics.
Using polymer clay, you can create a custom USB drive. With the right equipment like sculpting stick and oven, you can form whatever you fancy. Use the creativeness of your hands to model or sculpt the image you want to create. You can form anything—Starbucks coffee, cartoon characters, donuts, or food items. After getting the entire process done, you can use paint to color the figurine you formed, and there you go! You have your customized flash drive.
You can also use wood to give an earthy feel. You can form the wood into your desired shape or a simple square with the engraved name of the recipient. It is classic and elegant.
Customized USB can also be in a form of a Bank Card or a Card with a printed picture of your recipient. The Flash Drive to use is the thinner one that can fit into the card. It is handy, and it can be placed inside the wallet. It can be accessed anytime and anywhere.
You can also go simple by gluing on beads and glitters to the USB drive. If you do not have enough budget, you can use your resourcefulness to use things that can be found at home, like boxes, crayons, and colored pens, usb stick printing and explore how you can style the USB. You can always search the Internet for ideas or guides if you are out of ideas.
You can also go be more creative by designing your USB holders. You can form a USB holder using beads.
To make your flash drive more attractive, put an effort into the details of the packaging. Find an unused box and wrap it with a colorful wrapper. You can also make wrappers from colored papers. You can also design the box with glitters and beads. The options are limitless if you put your heart into the gift.
This kind of gift will fit any occasion: birthday, anniversary, or Christmas. Go and give your loved ones this memorable and unique gift.