When Zazzle got in touch with me in January to see if I wanted to be part of their #LoveisAtoZ campaign, I jumped at the chance. I love Zazzle, and have spent many hours drooling over their products. But I have never actually bought from them before.
For those not familiar with Zazzle, it is an online marketplace that allows it’s customers to create their own products from independent manufacturers. Every item from their 300 million unique products are made to order once you, the buyer has customised the product however you wish to make it completely unique to you. The products range from tablet sleeves, phone cases, and clothing to business stationery, home accessories and wedding invitations. Pretty much anything you could want all in one place. It is an amazing website, you really need to check it out!
With Valentines Day being tomorrow Zazzle came up with a campaign called #LoveisAtoZ. The idea behind it is that on and around Valentines Day, we all show our husbands/wives, boyfriends/girlfriends or partner how much we love and appreciate them. But what about everyone else? What about that friend that always knows how to cheer you up, or the relation who is always there for you no matter what. How often do we express our love and appreciation for them?
I thought this campaign was a great idea. I have written recently about all my family and closest friends living quite a fair distance from me, so I don’t get to see them as often as I would like. And when I do, its more catching up than gushing about how much I love them. So this was a great opportunity for me to tell some of my nearest and dearest just how much I love them.
I was given a figure to spend on some personalised gifts for them and this morning they should have received them. A nice little surprise to brighten up their weekend. The even more exciting thing was I was also allowed to show myself some love and buy myself a little treat too!
The Zazzle website is really easy to use. You can either search through their menu’s or if you have something specific in mind you can use the search bar right at the top of the page. I really didn’t know who to buy for so decided that I would send some personalised cards to some of my loved ones and buy a small gift for the two people I am closest to. My gorgeous best friend, Briony and my beautiful little sister, Cheryl.
My best friend loves to cook, and I know she wears an apron to do so. I had seen some aprons that really appealed to me on a previous browse (you’ll see why in a minute!) So I simply searched ‘Wine Apron’ and was amazed by the 3545 relevant search results it gave me. I browsed a couple of pages before choosing the one I wanted. I then changed the colour and the length of the apron but chose to keep the image and wording that was already in place and popped it into my basket. Really easy!
‘Get it now?- She loves wine as much as me! :)’
Then onto my lovely sister. She wasn’t as easy to choose for. She isn’t a ‘stuff’ kind of person, but I knew she doesn’t have a phone case on her phone, and thought she might like one with a picture of her three littles on it. I then searched for ‘personalised Samsung phone cases. And again it gave me lots and lots to choose from. I chose one and uploaded a recent picture of my niece and nephews. It was really simple to adjust the photo so it was perfectly placed on the case, making sure no faces were on the camera holes.
For everyone else I chose a nice little postcard. I don’t think there is anything better than receiving post. It’s all emails, texts and direct messages these days, so receiving something through the post is always nice. I browsed through their hundreds of different postcards and chose one with a nice quote on it. Then really easily personalised the back with a little message.
And lastly a little treat for myself. I knew I wanted something to help me package my items that I will be selling soon, so chose some nice wrapping paper, and some stickers with my chosen logo on. Again this was a really simple process and took no time at all once I had uploaded my chosen image. I could easily resize or move my image.
I often find these online marketplace type websites can be quite expensive, but with Zazzle there is something for every budget, and I didn’t feel any of the items I looked at were expensive at all.
The products arrive separately as they are from independent manufacturers, but everything arrived super quickly! So great for a last minute gift.
My whole experience with Zazzle from start to finish was brilliant. With an easy to use website, budget friendly items and quick delivery, I will definitely be returning again and again for future gifts, and will be likely to use them for any further business stationery I need.
Have you ever used Zazzle before? What did you think?
And for those of you that received your little something from me today I really do love you all!
This was a collaborative post with Zazzle, however all items were chosen by myself and all opinions my own.