When choosing gifts, it can be hard to decide on the perfect gift, especially if you want a gift which shows how much you care. Gifts can be anything from a physical object to an experience, and it’s important to choose gifts which last a lifetime, so you know your gift recipient will be able to enjoy the gift for years to come. I’ve got recommendations on 5 thoughtful gifts to last a lifetime, so keep on reading to find out more.
Jewellery is always a nice gift idea for every occasion, and you can choose a piece which is sentimental, and has meaning behind it. For example, if you have a piece of jewellery you were given by your grandmother, you can pass it on to your children, and the sentimentality behind the item is what makes it so special.
You could commission a bespoke piece of jewellery, for a milestone birthday or occasion in their life, and because of the effort it’s taken to get the piece created, it shows how much you care. Plus, every time they wear that piece of jewellery, they’ll be reminded of you, and they’ll get enjoyment whenever they wear it.
If you’ve experienced loss, you’ll know how very difficult it is, especially with reminders of their loved one all around them. If you’re looking for a truly special and moving gift, memory bears are a great option, and you can even commission a memory bear even if they haven’t experienced loss.
If you’ve never come across memory bears before, they’re a plush bear which is created from treasured pieces of clothing. For example, your loved one’s favourite shirt, neck ties or jumper. They’re also popular for parents, that want to use the baby clothing of their child, to treasure and look back on, in years to come. You’ll struggle to find a gift as touching as a memory bear, thus making them a super thoughtful gift idea.
Name A Star
If you’re looking for a very thoughtful gift, but you’re on a tight budget, naming a star is an amazing gift idea. It’s not expensive, but it’s something they’ll have forever, and you can name the star absolutely anything, so you could name it after a loved one they’ve lost, a special date like their wedding, or even their name. You’ll usually get a certificate, with the co-ordinates of where the star is located in the universe, and it’s such a unique, and special gift which they’ll treasure.
Following up with another star themed gift, and that’s a memory map. Memory maps are beautiful gifts, where you can commemorate any special night of their life with a map of the night sky for that night. So it could be their wedding day, the day they met their partner, or even the birth of their child. They’re typically beautifully framed maps, and it’s something they’ll be able to treasure in their homes for years to come.
If you’re looking for a wedding gift, a custom watercolour of their venue would be a lovely gift option. It’s different to the average wedding gift idea, but it’s something the couple can hang in their home to help them remember their wedding day, and you could even get it personalised with their names, and wedding date, to make it even more customised and special.
Gifts are a symbolic gesture of your feelings for the person you want to give it to. So it’s important to choose gifts which will last for a lifetime, and these are just a handful of thoughtful gifts which will last for a lifetime.
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