Whether it is a loved one or a close friend, it can be hard to buy a gift that does not serve a practicable purpose. Sometimes it can be nice to invest in something a bit more special that surprises them and will convey how much they mean to you.
The best kinds of gifts are thoughtful, custom, and unique. Here are 5 ideas for a sentimental gift for your loved ones.
A piece of jewelry
Jewelry is a classic when it comes to thoughtful and sentimental gifts for loved ones because it is personal, versatile, and sends the right message. Jewelry is probably one of the most meaningful gifts, as many recipients will remember who gave it to them and where you were. Good quality jewelry can be appreciated for years to come and even passed down through the generations when it has meaning. Traditional Irish Claddagh rings symbolise love, loyalty, and friendship and are the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. You can buy Claddagh rings online.
A personalised gift box
One way to pleasantly surprise your friend or loved one is by creating your own gift box. It can be completely personalised to include all of your loved ones' favourite items, incuding food and little precious treasures, to create a truly thoughtful and unique gift. You can even personalise the box itself by choosing their favourite colours or patterns or even engraving it with a message.
Create a custom sky star map
Star maps are becoming increasingly popular, and there’s no wonder when you can offer something so completely unique. The star maps are more than just a picture of the stars. They usually commemorate a special date, such as a birth, wedding, anniversary, first date, or the place you first met, by showing the exact constellations in the night sky at that moment in time. These are quite simple to purchase, as you only need to provide the location, time, and date. There is no gift like the alignment of the stars that represent a special moment.
Put together a digital photo frame
Often, there are too many special memories with friends and loved ones to pick just one photo for a special frame. That’s where digital photo frames can come in handy, as you can pick from a wide selection of special memories (usually hundreds) that can be beautifully displayed in the home of your loved one.
Book a fun or luxury experience
We all love to receive physical presents, but some of the best and most timeless gifts are memories. So, why not put together an unforgettable experience. Depending on what your friend or loved one enjoys doing, you could put together a day of rest and recovery at a luxury spa, with bottomless brunch or you can opt for something more thrilling, like a race car or zero-gravity experience. These kinds of gifts can be completely personalised to suit your loved ones' most desirable wishes.
There are so many beautiful and timeless gifts you can get for your friends or loved ones, especially when you think outside the box to give them something special.