Is there anything more difficult than gift ideas for important moments? Whether it’s a milestone birthday, engagement, beginning of a new business or the birth of someone’s first child, keepsake gift ideas are the hardest of all.
The importance of choosing correctly to select a gift that will effortlessly fit with someones personal aesthetic, yet also have longevity and quality that ensures this, is paramount.
Consider also what matters to the person—keepsake gift ideas should align with the receivers interests and what they hold dear. Personalised touches are great, but not always—a beautiful, heirloom item that will be handed down generations or remain pride of place on display can be more sentimental, in many cases.
Below, our top selects for keepsake gift ideas.
The Best Keepsake Gift Ideas
A Signet Ring
Very much on trend in the jewellery space right now, signet rings are a wonderful keepsake gift as you can either choose to personalise the piece, or leave it untouched as a timeless heirloom.
Charlotte Signet Ring, $550 at Mejuri
Kismet Diamond Signet, $695 at Sarah & Sebastian
BabyAnything Signet Pinky Ring, From $750 at BabyAnything
Soldered & Charm Bracelet
Charm bracelets are always a fantastic personalised option for a milestone gift. These can be added to for future milestone events, or personalised further by the receiver, making them perfect for someone with many loves or interests in their life.
As for soldered options, consider these like tattoos of the jewellery world, perfect for matching with your nearest and dearest or adding a new bracelet for each milstone, child or accomplishment.
Charm Bracelet, from $89 at Pandora
Soldered Bracelet, from $50 plus cost of jewellery at S-kin Studio
Bold Chain Link Bracelet, $128 at Mejuri
Art, when chosen thoughtfully and with the receivers taste and aesthetic in mind, is a fantastic keepsake gift idea if the person isn’t really a jewellery or fashion enthusiast. There are some wonderful emerging artists at local galleries you can invest in, too.
Shaun Daniel Allen (Shal) ‘C.F.C’ – 1, $2,100 at China Heights
Abstract Sand Stone Framed Canvas, $299 at FREEDOM
Rose Flower by Henri Matisse Art Print, from $60 at THE ICONIC
Jewellery Boxes & Trinket Trays
Jewellery and small heirlooms may be the first place your mind goes when looking for keepsake gifts, but the places we house such petite and precious items can be just as special when you find the perfect pick.
Hand-Shaped Trinket Tray With ‘Maison De l’Amour’ Print, $1,155 at GUCCI
Personalised Etched Glass Cufflinks And Watch Box, $329 at Hardtofind
Anissa Kermiche Sculptura Jewellery Box, $580 at FARFETCH