Gift-giving has become a popular love language for many types of relationships. It’s one of the best ways to show your respect, gratitude, or love to the person receiving the gift. What’s more, the calendar year is also filled with special occasions when giving gifts is popular. With lots of occasions to prepare for, it’s understandable if, sooner or later, you end up running out of ideas when choosing what gifts to give.
You may be tempted to stick to the generic gifts, especially if the occasion is something like a regular wedding anniversary or something more standard like Christmas. The truth is, the essence of gift-giving isn’t about how expensive or useful the gift is. It’s actually the gift’s sentimental value and thoughtfulness that serve as the keys to strengthening your relationship with the person receiving it.
To help you find the right gifts, here are twelve sentimental gift ideas you can give to your favorite people that will suit almost any occasion.
Flowers are one of the most “traditional” gifts you can give on any special occasion. You can give flowers to congratulate someone, spread Christmas cheer, express love on Valentine’s Day, or celebrate anniversaries, among other occasions. Whatever emotion you wish to convey for the receiver, there will always be the right flowers for that specific occasion. What’s more, you can also gift flowers in different forms like bouquets, flower baskets, and wreaths, plus you can also pair them with other gifts.
Since flowers can be quite costly on certain occasions, especially Valentine’s and Christmas, schedule yourself to go flower shopping on Black Fridays for cheaper deals. If you can’t physically make your wat to the shop, you can go online shopping during sales like Cyber Mondays for affordable flowers opportunities and bring home the best flowers for your loved ones.
2. Personalized Monogrammed Necklace
If your loved one is a fan of jewelry, step up your gift-giving game by giving them something personalized. You can use the first letter of their name and use it as a pendant for their necklace. This is perfect when gifting your mother, sister, best friend, or special someone. Through this, you can convey the message of how much you think about them.
3. Customized Coffee Mug
If your loved ones are not the type who enjoys having jewelry, go for more practical items such as a customized coffee mug, especially if they love to drink coffee or tea every day. You can customize the coffee mug by printing their name, photos, or all-time favorite quotes on it to make them more unique.
4. Moon Lamp
You’ve probably said the words ‘I love you to the moon and back,’ to your loved one. Take those words to a whole new meaning by gifting them a moon lamp! Moon lamps are rechargeable, and your loved one’s nightstand could use its perfectly calming glow. What’s more, moon lamps also come in several colors, plus they can easily switch colors with touch control.
5. Handwriting Bracelet
For this customized piece of jewelry, you can use the recipient’s name as a pendant for the bracelet. You should consider using your actual handwriting as an inspiration for the design of your gift for a more personal and sentimental touch.
6. Cuddly Pillows
If you want to give a loved one something for them to remember you by, gifting them a cuddly pillow may be a good idea, especially if you’re in a long-distance relationship. This way, whenever they miss you, they can just grab the pillow you gave them. If possible, you could also customize it with their names, initials, or images.
7. Embroidered Sweatshirts
Instead of gifting traditional sweatshirts, make them extra special by adding personal embroidery. It can be an embroidered date of your anniversary, their birthdate, or the initials of their name.
8. Monogrammed Handkerchiefs
For your loved ones who are fond of using handkerchiefs in their day-to-day lives, giving them monogrammed ones can be an excellent addition to their collection. Keep it simple by monogramming their initials at the most corner of the handkerchiefs.
9. Personalized Calendar Year
Give them something unexpected this year by gifting them with a personalized calendar for next year. You can use the photos of your loved ones as the background or decoration for every month.
10. Customized Photo Puzzle
If your loved ones enjoy a bit of a challenge, you can gift them a photo puzzle with their favorite pictures on it. Choose a particular image that holds a special memory for both of you and use it for the puzzle. It can be a photo taken together during one of your vacations, a solo picture of them, or a photo of their beloved pet.
11. Engraved Wristwatch
If you’re looking for a small yet impactful gift for any occasion, consider gifting them an engraved wristwatch. You can choose to engrave a sweet phrase, quote, sentimental date, or your names. Now, they have something to wear every day that will constantly remind them of you.
12. A Set Of Houseplants
Other than flowers, houseplants are also good options for sentimental gifts. This will surely lift their spirits, especially if they’re fond of incorporating greenery into their decorations. If it’s their first time having houseplants in their home, consider gifting them a set of low-maintenance plants as a good start.
Next time you look for special and sentimental gifts, browse through this list for new gift ideas suitable for any occasion. Start planning your gifts for the next special event from your calendar.