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Personalized Poker Chips: Gift Buying Guide

So you've been playing poker awhile now with your best friends, and one night you look down at your friend's cards and chips. They look old and raggedy. What gift can you give to your friend that will actually be good for you at the same time? Personalized poker chips, of course. Plus, you can get them in many different varieties and styles to fit your personality.

Why would anyone want to buy personalized poker chips? Well, they make great gifts. If you are having a wedding, for example, you could give them as an attendant gift to your best man, groomsmen and ushers. Or if your future wife is also a poker fan, you can give them out as favors at your wedding to all of your guests.

If one of the guys in your poker group is having a birthday soon, you could all pitch in and get him a set. See, you would get to use the set when you play with him, too!

If you are the manager or owner of a business, personalized poker chips are great give-away items for your employees, and your customers. You can also give them away year-round. It's not a seasonal item like a Christmas card that you can only use during a certain time of the year.

So, let's talk about the logistics of personalized poker chips. There are two ways to choose personalized poker chips. There is a do-it-yourself way, or you can get them professionally printed. There are many advantages to DIY personalized poker chips. One of these advantages is that it is a bit cheaper to do it yourself. Don't worry, it isn't complicated at all! You just need a little bit of patience. What you are going to do is send a company your artwork and wording that you want on your personalized poker chips. A few weeks later, they are going to send you back professionally printed labels to slap on each of your chips. The labels are meant to be used to make personalized poker chips, so you don't have to worry about them coming off or ruining the chip when you accidentally drop one into your beer. Another advantage is that they aren't as permanent as professionally printed personalized poker chips. If you get them, and decide that you don't like the design all that much, or you had a falling out with your poker group, you don't have to stick them on your chips.

The other option is to get them professionally printed. You just send them your artwork and wording, then you choose the style chip you want, and in a couple of weeks they send you a complete set of personalized poker chips. What are the advantages of getting professionally printed poker chips? Well, you don't have to hassle with the stickers and you don't have to spend a lot of time doing it. You can literally get your design and get your artwork loaded up in ten minutes and have the gift bought then and there. Another advantage is that the professionally printed personalized poker chips are going to last a lifetime. Don't get me wrong, the DIY chips are going to last years and years too, but the professionally printed chips are going to last a bit longer.

So, the next time you want a super gift, for someone you know is a poker fan, why don't you order them some personalized poker chips? At their next game they can bet with personalized style, and remember the giver of the gift, too.

Tom Riemersma plays a lot of recreational poker and is a poker chip expert. He offers his poker related advise through Elite Poker Chips, the one and only personalized poker chips destination worth visiting on the web.

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