30 sentimental gifts perfect for everyone on your list
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- Gift giving is one of the too few opportunities to remind our loved ones just how much we love them.
- Sentimental gifts are a great way to do exactly that - whether it's a custom comic book of your love story or a poster that turns meaningful audio clips into art.
- Below, you'll find 30 thoughtful options that will work for anyone on your list.
At its core, gift giving is the practice of turning feelings like love, warmth, appreciation, and pride into physical keepsakes. It's one of the too few opportunities to convey to loved ones just how much we really love them.
We all occasionally need the practical gifts that accompany birthdays, graduations, and other celebrations: fresh sheets, external batteries, and airline gift cards to get home for Thanksgiving this year. But, once the basics are covered, most of us really just want to relive (and prolong) our best memories, honor our closest relationships, and fill our lives and homes with mementos that encourage us to savor the meaningful connections we have with one another. In other words, gifts that recognize what really makes us happy.
For that tall order, we followed the guiding principles of sentimental gift giving: customization, uniqueness, and thoughtfulness. Below, you'll find 30 thoughtful gifts that range from classic to unexpected, and work for everyone from newlyweds to grandparents to best friends.
Below are 30 thoughtful sentimental gift ideas:
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A custom map poster
Expertly framed memories
A calendar full of cherished personal photos
A night out at their favorite sporting event or seeing their favorite band
An engraved timepiece
A custom-made comic book telling your shared story
A personalized photo book
A framed quote
A custom photo pillow
A handful of date-night bucket list ideas
A cute set of mugs
Plan a meaningful trip
Turn meaningful audio into art
Long-distance touch lamps
A cooking class for foodies
Handmade rings with engravings of the actual fingerprints and handwriting of a loved one
90 tiny messages in a bottle
Brightly embroidered pillows of their favorite state
A photo print of an important life moment
The blueprint of a beloved ski resort
A bound love letter, curated from A-Z
Personalized wine labels
Monogrammed crystal champagne flutes
A portable Bluetooth printer
A family cookbook
A poster of you and a loved one characterized by your favorite drinks
A custom watercolor of their wedding venue
A candle that smells like home
A cutting board that memorializes a meaningful recipe
A reel viewer filled with snapshots of old memories
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