by Bethany Million October 17, 2022

Gifting your loved one peace of mind is the greatest way to show you care. We want to make this easier for you by breaking down what you’ll need to grab in order to gift the perfect ID. 

We’ve gathered some questions that may be present while perusing a present for you to present. Let this be a starting point for your ID gifting journey! 

Who Should Wear ID?
What info should I put on someone’s ID?
What if I don’t have the needed info?
Which style should I pick?
Can I give a gift card?
What are the most popular styles?

Who should wear ID?

Short answer: everyone.

Long answer: ID should be as common as putting on a seatbelt for a car ride. Every single person should have their information on their person at all times. ROAD iD makes this a bit easier with different wearable ID options to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Whether you’re a runner, walker, cyclist, hiker, skateboarder, or president of your neighborhood’s crime watch, having emergency ID information on your person can benefit you. Each year over 450,000 people are taken to hospitals unconscious and without ID. Our goal is to lower that number by making ID easily wearable and accessible.

What information should I put on someone’s ID?

You just need the basics, starting with their first and last name. Second would be an emergency contact name and phone number. Any extra information like date of birth, city, or secondary contact helps, but don’t feel like you have to use all the available space. And, know that ROAD iDs can be customized however you see fit.  

Need inspiration? Check out this gallery

What if I don’t have the needed information?

Time to do some sleuthing! You may need to get crafty with capturing the correct information for your lucky recipient’s ID without spoiling the surprise. Bust out the calculator to find their birth year or ask them for their mom’s number to get that "cookie recipe."

When in doubt, ask! Grab a parent, spouse, family member, or friend and ask for the best information to be engraved. Collect those phone numbers, allergies, or even a favorite quote!

Go the gift card route! You can add some fun by including a band or badge you know the person will love. Grab a paw badge for the dog parent, or get a band in their go-to color. Supply them with a surprise and get rid of the guesswork! 

Which styles would be best?

Consider the person’s preferences. Are they the first in line for the newest smart watch? A Sidekick ID would be a great option. Are bracelets not really their style? We’ve got the Shoe ID and FIXX ID to solve that.

Maybe you’re not sure which ID is age-appropriate. For kids we suggest the Stretch ID. This simple band is small enough to fit the tiniest wrists while providing the biggest sense of security.

Can I give a gift card? 

Sure! We have some different options to find what works best for you. If you want to jazz up a card with a little extra something we have physical gift cards to throw in as a surprise. Snail mail not really your thing? That’s absolutely fine, we can get techy with a personalized eCard. Simply enter in your email, the recipient’s email, a custom message with your well wishes, and your gift will go straight to their inbox. 

What are the most popular styles?

Our customers know what they’re talking about. Trust their opinions with the IDs they’ve made our bestsellers. Check out our list of best selling IDs: 

1. Stretch ID

Great for runners, kids, and the no-fuss fellows in your life. 

2. Sidekick ID

Great for fitness fiends and watch wielders. 

3. Elite ID

Great for cyclists, runners, triathletes, outdoor adventurers, and, well…really anyone with a wrist. 

4. Pin-Tuck ID

Great for cyclists, runners, outdoor adventurers, and fans of adjustability.

We hope this helps steer you in the right direction, so you can properly gift the priceless gift of peace of mind. It’s not a competition, but you’re definitely going to outshine Aunt Marge’s  homemade potholders.