The 20 Best Sentimental Gifts for Loved Ones

The 20 Best Sentimental Gifts for Loved Ones

Posted on
May 3, 2023
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Gift-giving is an art that can help you express your feelings in a unique way. Sometimes, words alone are not enough to convey your love and affection towards someone special in your life. That's where sentimental gifts come into play. Sentimental gifts are more than just material possessions; they carry an emotional value that can make them last a lifetime.

In this post, we have compiled a list of the 20 best sentimental gifts for loved ones that will help you show how much you care.

  1. Personalized Jewelry – Jewelry is a timeless gift! And it can be personalized with birthstones, names, or photos, etc.
  2. Customized Photo Album – Compile memories and photographs into a beautiful photo album that captures your time together.
  3. Handwritten Letters – Take the time to write a heartfelt letter expressing your love and gratitude for your loved one.
  4. Photo Collage – Create a photo collage of your favorite moments together.
  5. Memory Jar – Fill a jar with memories of your time together, such as tickets from concerts or movies, or handwritten notes.
  6. Personalized Music Box – A music box that plays your favorite song together can be a beautiful reminder of your relationship.
  7. Personalized Photo Blanket – Have a photo of your loved one or of the two of you printed onto a blanket for a cozy and sentimental gift.
  8. Engraved Keychain – Engrave a keychain with a special message or date to remind your loved one of your relationship.
  9. Personalized Map Art – Create a custom map of a significant location, such as where you first met or where you got married.
  10. Hand-painted Portrait – Commission a portrait of your loved one or of the two of you painted by a professional artist.
  11. Memory Book – Compile memories and mementos into a scrapbook that you can look back on together.
  12. Personalized Cuttingboard - Add a cherished family recipe to a cutting board (could even be in a loved one's handwriting!)
  13. Album Art - Get a framed poster of album art, selecting an album that features a song or music which is significant to them.
  14. Storii Gift Box- Storii records life stories through automated phone calls. Recordings can be downloaded as a life story audiobook.
  15. Night Sky Print - Pick a location and date to generate a map of the night sky on a special night (birthday, anniversary, etc.)
  16. Frame a Child's Artwork - Frame some art your child made to give as a sweet gift that will be cherished for years to come.
  17. Plant - Gift a tree or plant that your loved one can plant in their garden to mark a special occasion or person (birth, death, etc.).
  18. An Experience - There's nothing loved ones enjoy more than spending time with you! Plan a date together doing something fun and new.
  19. Tattoo - What says 'you matter to me' more than adding a permanent adornment to your body that is dedicated to your loved one?
  20. Legacy Donation - Making a charitable contribution to a cause your loved one cares deeply about becomes a gift for more than just them.

Only you know your loved one's quirks, inside jokes, and shared memories. So, put on your creative thinking cap and tailor these ideas to make them meaningful gifts for grandparents, parents, siblings, a spouse, etc.