Friends today’s collaborative post brings to mind a few of my most treasured possessions. I happen to own an example of each of the gifts listed below and they are each among my very, very favorite things. Check out this list to get some really special ideas for your next gift giving occasion.
Keepsake gift ideas for that special occasion
Choosing the right gift for birthdays and Christmas is one of those things that we all have to do. It is fair to say that while some people have the knack of coming up with great ideas for even the most difficult recipient, for many, it often turns into a case of trawling the stores, either physically or online, in an ever-increasing state of desperation to find something that “will do.”
For routine events, that sometimes has to suffice. But what about those extra special occasions? Perhaps a loved one is celebrating a landmark birthday, or a close family member is getting married. Or maybe there is a new addition to the family and you want to buy them something that they can literally treasure for their entire life.
Here are a few ideas for special gifts that will leave a lasting impression.
A personalized sketch
There are some great artists out there, and they will create a unique, hand-drawn sketch of anything. All they need is a photo to work from – send it to them electronically, and they do the rest. How about a picture of the house where your parents lived when they first got married – or what better picture for a newborn baby’s wall that a sketch of Mummy, Daddy and Baby all together for the first time?
Gold holds a unique place in human history. Quite simply, it has always been the most important and valuable commodity on Earth – and some say its value is equally important in other worlds! You can buy gold from Golden Eagle coinsin a variety of types, from traditional coins to one ounce gold bars. It is hard to think of any gift that could be more special – and it will always hold its value, so is also a useful investment.
A keepsake box
Newborns in particular will receive a host of special gifts. So how about thinking a little laterally and presenting them with something in which they can keep their treasured possessions? Of course, the same applies to people at any age. There are no hard and fast rules as to what someone might keep in their keepsake box, but there is no denying that it is something every single one of us will find a use for.
Best of all, whenever they go to open the box and look through their treasures, the first thing they will see is the box itself, which will forever be associated with the love and thought with which it was given.
Finally, a gift that in some respects is a combination of all three of the above. A locket can be made of gold, and can contain the most important keepsake of all, a personalized picture, photograph or hand-written message. You could even include a curl of hair from baby’s first haircut on one side and a photo of Baby on the other. It’s enough to melt the heart of any Mom on Mother’s Day!