Plan early to get custom gifts ahead of AFL season

While we're currently enjoying some lovely summer weather (finally!), it's an unfortunate fact that autumn days are only a few short weeks away.

This isn't all bad news - when the mercury drops and March rolls around, it means AFL season is right around the corner.

And if you are looking for ways to show support for your favourite team - or you are looking for the perfect gift for a die-hard footy fan - why not try some personalised accessories on for size.

A custom scarf featuring your favourite AFL team logo is a great way to stand out from the crowd - and keep the recipient toasty-warm during crisp autumn and winter games.

If you can't face the idea of sporting a scarf yet while there is so much sunshine about, another great idea is to opt for customised accessories - like cufflinks or a unique tie - that might let the footy fans in your life show their colours in a subtle way.

If you plan on ordering online, it's a good idea to do this as quickly as possible, especially if you are working with a design team to create a truly custom look.

With a bit of forward planning, you'll have the accessories you need well ahead of kickoff.