New to buying trophies and not sure where to begin? Or maybe you are an experienced trophy purchasing professional and looking for some new ideas? At Tustin Awards, we have the expertise, customer service, and vast selection to make sure you find exactly what you need!
Trophy Buying Tips – Asking the Right Questions
Over the years, we have found that sometimes customers have different visions when looking for a trophy. We typically ask a few questions to help them narrow their search. With thousands of options to choose from, knowing the answers to these questions will expedite the buying process.
- Is there a theme – i.e. fantasy football, retirement, star achiever?
- When do you need to have the trophy ready?
- What price range would you like the trophy to be in?
- What trophy quantity do you need?
- Is this trophy for one person, or will it be updated each year with new winner names?
- Do you need to ship the trophy?
Our Expert Recommendations
An easy place to begin your search is at the trophy page on our website. Here, you will see a few of our most popular trophy options. Our Champion Cup is a classic choice that features a gold metal cup on a solid black marble base. For an elite event or achiever, we recommend the Renaissance Cup which features a premium metal cup on a rosewood base, and it is available in three sizes – the tallest is over 20 inches high.
If you are planning to order a trophy where you add names to it monthly, quarterly, or annually (also known as a perpetual trophy), it will save you time and money in the future if you let us know this information before you place your order. This will allow us to customize and ensure the item can accommodate the desired number of winner names for the future. And, if you run out of space to add names, we can always add a base so you can continue to enjoy for years to come.
Will You Need to Ship Your Purchase?
If you anticipate needing to ship the trophy in the future (this is common for fantasy football), this would also be helpful to tell us before you order. This will allow us to recommend options that will travel well. For example, we recommend avoiding trophy options with small plastic pieces or thin metal pieces that may break easily in shipping. In some cases, our customers have purchased special shipping cases to ensure their awards arrive safely.
We’re Here to Help
Still have questions? Prefer to shop in person? We have a beautiful showroom in Tustin with plenty of options to choose from and experienced trophy professionals to serve you. We also have engravers on-site who can answer any questions. Or feel free to call or email us to get the ball rolling on your order. We are here and happy to help!