The festive season is fast approaching, and the chance to treat loved ones with special gifts is one of the best features. However, we all have at least one friend or relative who is notoriously difficult to buy for. If you’re struggling for ideas for that one person, why not give something from the heart?
Sentimental gifts that mean something to the recipient bring a unique charm. Here are five ideas to help you do this in style.
1- Buy Something Linked To Their Life
Products that strike a chord with the recipient, because it speaks to their history, make a great choice. For example, gifts for veterans that take the shape of paraphernalia can work wonders. They fill the individual with a sense of immense pride while the gift itself shows how proud you are too. Gifts linked to an achievement in their life, such as framing their marathon medal, are also ideal. Alternatively, anything linked to their family history will raise a smile. It could be a gift or a service like tracing their ancestry.
2- Show Your Creativity
If you are a creative person, making the most of it is an ideal way to give a truly one-of-a-kind gift. It is one that the recipient will treasure, not least because it reminds them of the bond that you share. There are many options that fall into this category. It could mean writing a song, painting a picture, knitting a blanket, or making a candle. Creating the gift will be enjoyable for you, and receiving it will be even more enjoyable for them. What more could you ask for in an idea?
3- Celebrate With Photos
Another option for sentimental gifts is to do something with photos. This could mean having a favorite image blown up onto a canvas. Or you may wish to make a collage or look at using scrapbooking with photos and other items.. Alternatively, you could book a family photo shoot or a couple’s photo shoot with a photographer. Whether the images are used to brighten up their home or their phone background doesn’t matter. The impact on their life will be felt daily, and this truly makes it a gift worth giving.
4- Personalized Jewelry
Jewelry is a timeless classic when it comes to gifts. However, if you want to inject a sentimental element, you should personalize it. This can be achieved with an engraving. Alternatively, you could look to ideas like using a baby’s footprint or dog’s paw print within the design. Another option is to have a friendship bracelet or a locket where two (or more) pieces connect together. This means you are always in each other’s thoughts. The jewelry needn’t cost a fortune to make a big statement.
5- Make A commitment To Spend Time Together
If the person you’re buying for has all the material things they need, your time is the best gift of all. In particular, it is something that parents and grandparents will love. It could manifest as giving them tickets to an event with the promise that you’ll attend with them. Or it could be as simple as committing to popping over for a coffee and a cake once every week/month. This will be a chance to keep making memories and bring you closer together. For many, it is truly the only gift they could ever want.
… with these 5 tips, you are ready to start gifting! Do you have other ideas or suggestions to add? Please mention them in the comments below.