Have you noticed that there are certain constants that always remain with us throughout our lives? Whether it’s the infamous simple black dress you see on many commercials that go with anything, or the suit blazer that can be worn with a T-shirt, a collared shirt, blouses, or even formal wear.
Let’s not forget about jeans, which will never go out of style.
There are always a few timeless items that never truly grow old, and we should be thankful for this fact, as this makes our lives less complicated.
My goal is to provide you with a few timeless gift ideas that are sure to last and put a smile on someone’s face.
Let’s unpack this…
1)) Musical Instrument
One timeless gift idea is the gift of music. Young or old, if they have an interest in music, buying a musical instrument can be a great investment in their lives.
Some of the most popular musical instruments are the piano, electric keyboard, guitar, violin, flute, recorder and drum set.
Even though it will take time for the person to learn how to play the instrument, once learned it will be a gift that continues to give, possibly for several generations if passed down to family and friends.
2)) Handmade or Heirloom Jewelry
Another popular and timeless gift idea would be that of handmade or heirloom jewelry.
From the stunning pendants to the glittering necklaces, jewelry has always remained with us.
Although there does exist what some would call fashion jewelry, there remains a simplistic and yet elegant charm to the designs of old.
Jewelry also seems to become a tool for passing down family stories and heritage, and thus fits nicely into the timeless category.
One of the biggest benefits of making jewelry is the uniqueness.
People in general love to own one-of-a-kind items, which makes handmade jewelry the perfect gift to fulfill that desire.
3)) Holy Bible
For those who are believers, a wonderful and timeless gift idea is that of the Good News, also known as the Holy Bible.
For quite a long time, passing down the Holy Scriptures from Parent to Child has been an important tradition, and one never taken lightly.
The old family Bible, although tattered and torn and perhaps even worn in a few places, it is a special part of the family and is more precious to them than gold, silver or even platinum.
Bibles and other such books always make a smart and timeless gift to give.
Tip: Be certain that the person you plan to give a bible to is religious and will be glad to receive it. Otherwise, they may feel offended and think that you’re trying to send a message in a passive-aggressive manner. I don’t have to tell you that religion can be a touchy topic, so be careful.
4)) Photo Albums and Scrapbooks
This leads us to another timeless gift idea in the form of a book; photo albums and scrapbooks.
Whenever a natural disaster strikes and someone's home has become destroyed, when asked what they miss the most out of their belongings, it is always the family photo album.
Photos hold our memories with them, and help remind us of where we came from and what we have become.
Thus small, handmade collections of special photos are always a welcome and timeless gift to receive.
Tip: Take your time to pick out a beautiful scrapbook or photo album that fits the recipient’s personality, because doing so will make a much greater impact when they receive it. Just imagine the look on the person’s face after they’ve ripped the gift wrapping paper off, this moment would be priceless!
Tip: If you want to step your game up, why not send the pictures to a professional service that compiles them into a book and ships it to either you or the recipient? You can easily find them online, as there are several to choose from.
5)) Baked Goods
Of course, one tradition that will always be a smart and timeless gift tradition will be that of making and giving away baked goods made from the heart and family recipes passed down from as far as the family can remember.
The number one requested item out of these baked goods is always chocolate-chip cookies.
No matter what, the smell of cookies baking is a welcome scent, and one that always brings a smile to our face.
And who can forget making sugar cookies with our mothers and grandmothers during the holidays?
Those are great memories, aren’t they?
Finally, the most timeless gift idea of all is that of giving money. When all else fails, money is seldom, if ever, turned away as a gift.
No matter how fashion and technology changes, money or its equivalent will always remain as a good and thoughtful, and especially timeless, gift to give.
In fact, money is the number one requested item no matter what the holiday season being celebrated is!
Do you remember that famous line Tom Cruise used in the classic movie Jerry Maguire?
He said, “Show Me The Money!”
That’s what millions of people think when it comes to receiving gifts.
I just shared with you 6 Timeless Gift Ideas that will never go out of style.
As a matter of fact, you can add them to your list of go-to gift ideas, which can come in handy, especially when you’re struggling with what to buy.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “The Person With The Most Options Usually Wins?”
By having a list of gift ideas allows you to win the game of giving the best and most meaningful gifts, whether handmade or store-bought.
Try your best not to complicate the gift giving process.
Gift shopping especially during the holidays can be extremely stressful.
So, challenge yourself to make it enjoyable.
And the best way to do that is to remember why you are purchasing each gift.
Vividly imagine the look on the person’s face and the reaction after the gift has been opened.
That alone should make your shopping efforts feel worth it.
Good luck picking out the best gifts!