If you are into sports or at a stage in your life where you’re recognized for your accomplishments in work or community activities, you may be given a gift with a name plate in it. The plate will often mention your name or event that the gift represents.
The name plate or even a Memory Plate will give significance to the time and place of the event. Museums often identify a work of art on display with an information plate next to the art to help inform the public about the piece. The name plate for corporate gifts recognizes an individual more formally.