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K155, XXX or XOX: The Surprisingly Trendy Valentine’s Gift

The most cherished gifts are those that are bespoke, considerate, and durable. For those scouring for an extraordinary gift this Valentine’s Day, even at the last moment, Plates4Less has an innovative proposition.

A private number plate is a gift that embodies all these qualities, and Plates4Less has shed light on their growing popularity as gifts. It appears that around two-fifths of their customers purchase private number plates as presents, mainly for partners to celebrate milestones such as anniversaries, birthdays, and Valentine’s Day.

The main hurdle for many is navigating the process of selecting, buying, and assigning a private plate to a loved one. To address this, Plates4Less has crafted the Plates4Gifts Guide, which clarifies each step in an accessible manner.

Understanding private Number Plates

Also known as private registration marks or cherished number plates, these are timeless gifts that bring a personal element to a vehicle and can also be considered as investments.

The Growing Appeal of Private Number Plates

“We’ve seen a big increase in the demand for private plates over the last five years with a 30% increase in marketwide activity since 2017,” explained Antony Clark, number plate expert and Marketing Manager at Plates4Less.
With Valentine’s Day on the way, he’s shared some insights into the industry. He said: “Since cars are more expensive than ever but also more reliable and comfortable, it seems that some people prefer to purchase a new plate, rather than change their vehicle.
“People also enjoy private plates because they are personal and unique, so they can make their mass-produced vehicle more individual and special to them.”

Choosing a Private Plate for Someone

There are a few tried-and-tested insider methods that the Plates4Less team uses to find the perfect number plate. Starting with personal attributes like the recipient’s name, initials or a hobby, is always a good idea..
Once you’ve got the basic idea, you can add in fillers like significant dates or initials!
Things like K155, XXX, XOX, LUV, HOT, 69, TNT, WOW, SX51 or MI55 are cute, romantic and even raunchy, so they help complete the plate!
You can find many tips for gifting in the Plates4Gifts Hub Search Guide, but finding a good partner plate is pretty simple.

Guidelines for Selecting Complementary Partner Plates

Plates4Less has devised the term “Partner Plates” for plates that meld the names or initials of two individuals along with a meaningful number.

For those embarking on this thoughtful gesture, initiating with your partner’s name or initials is advisable. Below are some formats that conform to government-issued plate guidelines:

  • Your initials + 04 + Partner’s Initials
  • Your initials + significant number* + Partner’s 3 initials
  • First Initial + significant number* + 3-letter Abbreviated Surname
  • Marriage Month Letter + Day + 3 initials
  • MI55/ MR MR51 + Initials/ 3-letter name/ 3-letter Abbreviated Surname

*Significant numbers could include marriage year, house number, birthdays, or other meaningful figures.

For those whose partners may not have a vehicle or a driving licence, creating potential private number plate ideas can be a touching and cost-free way to express your affection. This can be facilitated on the Plates4Less website, where you can also create a shortlist to determine their preferred option.

VRM Swansea – Plates4Less stands as a premier UK agency for the buying and selling of private plates, with a vast collection of over 67 million registrations and an advanced search engine to aid clients in their search. Since its inception in 1997, the company is celebrated for its exceptional service and expertise, as reflected in its abundant 5-star Trustpilot reviews.

Contrary to its name, Plates4Less has set a UK record for the highest-priced private sale, exceeding £600,000 in 2022.

Sam Allcock
Sam Allcock
With over 20 years of experience in the field SEO and digital marketing, Sam Allcock is a highly regarded entrepreneur. He is based in Cheshire but has an interest in all things going on in the North West and enjoys contributing local news to the site.
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