If you’re looking to buy trophies online, you’ll find that the K2 Awards online trophy shop offers a wide range of customizable, affordable trophies — so many, in fact, that the choices might be overwhelming. Don’t worry. This guide can help you narrow down your options.
If you still have questions or need guidance, the K2 Awards & team can offer you personal customer service as if you were walking into your local trophy shop. But after reading this guide, you may find your selection easier than expected.
Things to consider when you buy trophies online:
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What’s the occasion?
In addition to the quintessential cup trophy designs and other generic trophy designs, there are hundreds of trophies made specifically to commemorate a particular type of occasion or achievement.
For example, if you’re looking for athletic trophies, you can find options for individual sports, such as basketball trophies, football trophies, soccer trophies, baseball trophies, bowling trophies, golf trophies and many more. You could even choose from various coach trophies and awards to give your team’s leader special recognition.
And sports trophies are just the beginning. You can find academic trophies, spelling bee trophies, cooking trophies, music trophies, or even rare trophies like Valentine’s Day trophies, which are a unique way to tell someone they’ve won your heart. There are far too many options to list them all, but there’s sure to be a category that’s just right for you.
Check out the many types of trophies out there to get your juices flowing.
How big do you want your trophy to be?
Sometimes you just want a small keepsake trophy, but other times you want to make a big impression. Think about the significance of the trophy and where the recipient will be able to display or store it.
If you want to make a big splash, the good news is that trophy size doesn’t necessarily make a huge difference in price. Through the K2 Awards online trophy shop, you can not only get great deals on trophies that are just a few inches tall. You can also find affordable trophies that are a foot tall or larger, sometimes for only a few dollars more per trophy than the smaller options.
What trophy shape do I prefer?
Trophies come in countless shapes, often related to the occasion or achievement itself. Some are simple and classic, others are bold and unusual, and still others are downright hilarious. (Check out these joke trophies, for example.)
Keep in mind the sentiment behind the trophy to help you figure out which shape feels right. For serious occasions, simple trophy designs are often the most appropriate. Other times, it’s OK to have some fun with it.
What do I want it to be made of?
Trophies used to be expensive because they were made of costly metals, such as silver or gold. These types of premium trophies are still available, and you can even find them in the K2 Awards online trophy shop.
Now, though, you can also find more affordable trophies made of plastics or resins. These types of trophies are often preferred for kids.
If none of these options sound quite right, you can find crystal trophies and awards that look particularly classy and are often priced somewhere in the middle.
The right material for your trophy will depend on the significance of the occasion and how much you’re able to spend, as well as personal taste.
What color(s) do I prefer?
Sometimes, trophy color is determined by the material you choose. It may be as simple as choosing silver, gold or bronze.
But today, you also have more colorful options. For example, you could give a teacher an apple-shaped trophy that’s actually red. Other trophies have more traditional tops but colorful bases with patterns or designs on them. The options are virtually unlimited.
If the idea of added color sounds appealing, consider looking for the colors of your team or organization.
What does my trophy need to say?
Most trophies don’t offer a lot of room for engraving because they don’t need it, but if you have more than a few words to say, you’ll want to keep that in mind when choosing a design.
Along these lines, consider whether your trophy will be for an individual or an entire team. If it’s for an entire team, you may want a trophy that has something called a perpetual base. That means it contains multiple metal plates, where you can put the names of multiple players.
You may also want a perpetual base if you’re buying a trophy that will be used to commemorate multiple achievements. For example, if a trophy is passed from team to team each year, you may want space to engrave the name of each team that wins the trophy over time.
How much can you afford?
Once you’ve considered the questions above and checked out your options, you’ll start to get a feel for what the different types and sizes of trophies can cost.
If you see a trophy you like but can’t afford it, don’t be discouraged. You may be able to get something close if you’re willing to compromise on certain features. For example, you may be able to get a similar trophy design in a smaller size and/or a different material.
To find lower-priced alternatives quickly, try applying a price filter as you browse the K2 Apparel online trophy shop. You’ll discover a wide range of affordable trophies to fit virtually any budget.
Can you get it from a reliable, experienced trophy shop?
Don’t trust your special occasion to just any trophy shop, especially if the most appealing thing about them is that they promise cheap trophies. You may be disappointed in the quality of your trophies, the accuracy of your order, the timeliness of delivery and the overall customer service you get.
For convenience and peace of mind, check ratings and reviews online, and look at each vendor’s website carefully. Then choose an experienced, proven trophy shop with good reviews, a satisfaction guarantee and contact info clearly posted on the website.