Timeless Gifts For Those You Love
*This is a collaborative post*
When it comes to gift-giving, it’s not always the socks and jumpers that stand the test of time. At the same time, they are appreciated; the gifts with sentimental value become something treasured.
One of the best things about timeless sentimental gifts is that their meaning for one person often means they get handed down through generations.
Of course, some carefully selected gifts are things like personalised edible truffles or a tea-for-two experience. It really depends on the person you are buying for.
But here are a few gifts that are timeless and not all expensive either.
Watches are one of the significant gifts, and rightfully so. They last for years and years (when they are well made). You should be looking for a watch that matches their style and looks comfortable enough to be worn every day.
If you want to get something a little more unique – and certainly something that will be passed down, then check out this guide to buying pocket watches.
A framed quote can mean the world if a reader or writer is just fanatical about linguistics.
This one works for music lovers too. Are there any songs that they wax-lyrical about? Find the lyrics online, and copy a second.
You can DIY this gift from start to finish or use a company to do it – so this is budget flexible.
If you are DIYing it, make sure that if you download any fonts that you have the right to use them on the framed piece. Most often, personalisation companies have the right to use their fonts commercially.
Why not consider a book club for them alongside their framed gift? Check out the Just One More Page Book Club.
A Family Portrait
Rather than a transitional photo, consider hiring a cartoonist to sketch up the family – including pets. This can be a lot of fun as while you choose the cartoonist’s style; they will have complete control over the outcome.
Many cartoonists and illustrators on Etsy can also find them on Instagram, LinkedIn, and more.
Depending on the style you are looking for, this can be a reasonably priced gift but will be cherished for years to represent that period in time.
For the chef
Family recipes handed down through the years can go through a lot. The pages get tattered and worn, and is that 3 eggs or 8?
You can have the recipes transferred into a hardback recipe book to keep the real one intact. Or perhaps choose the best recipe from the bunch and have it etched into a hard wearing chopping board.
Timeless gifts are often personalised, and as they get passed down the generation, the story of how they came to be gets added too, lost a bit – but never forgotten. Gifts that hold actual sentimental value usually hold a lot of meaning – from the person who gave it, what the item is, and the recipient.
Make sure that you choose gifts that the person will love for years, rather than something that will end up in the back of the cupboard.