We all like to give and receive presents. It is partly why this tradition is such a big part of so many cultures. This is especially the case at key moments in people’s lives. We feel compelled to mark significant events like the birth of a child, engagements, graduations and weddings with a special present.
It is events like these that we had in mind when we put together this special gift idea article. Below, are five ideas, to help you to buy a present that reflects the importance of the event you are buying for.
A gold dollar coin can make a fantastic special gift. They look nice and have the added advantage of being relatively rare. A fact that makes this type of present feel even more special. You can also buy commemorative dollars as well. The peace, Eisenhower and Sacagawea dollars are especially attractive and again relatively rare.
If you prefer, you could buy gold coins that have been minted in other countries. For example, Swiss 20 Franc coins, English Sovereigns or Australian gold nugget coins. Plus, of course, if you are working with a relatively tight budget, you can always buy silver coins, instead.
Jewelry other items made from precious metals
Buying a piece of jewelry is another way to give a special gift, something the industry is very well aware of. As a result, over the years, special pieces of jewelry have been designed to commemorate specific life events, for example, christening bracelets and spoons. So you could go the traditional route and buy one of those items. Or, choose an item of jewelry that you think the recipient will enjoy wearing.
The nice thing about jewelry is that it can be engraved with a message that reflects just how important that person is to you. This means that it is cherished even more by the recipient.
Plus, of course, any metal or wood item can also potentially be engraved. These days the list of items that can be created as one-offs is a long one.
Professional print shops that sell all kinds online will add a photo, message or unique finish to all kinds of things. So, it is no longer difficult to send a gift that is truly unique.
Gifts that are date stamped
For milestone events, it can be nice for the gift you give to include the year of that event. You can achieve this in several ways, for example, buying a commemorative coin with the appropriate year on it.
Or, perhaps a bottle of wine that includes the year you want. If you do decide to take this approach, just be sure to buy a bottle of wine or champagne that will keep. That way, it can be opened and enjoyed during another milestone event.
A bottle of whiskey will usually have the date stamped into the bottom of the bottle or maybe on the duty strip. So, potentially you could buy a good brand and give it to a couple who are getting married. Then, on their 25th or even their 50th anniversary, they could open and drink it.
If you do fancy the idea of buying a special bottle of wine or spirits to be opened decades later, we suggest that you read this article. It explains how to select a wine that can withstand being stored for that long.