5 Gift Ideas Sure to Last the Test of Time

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Gift-giving is a joyous experience for all those involved! For the gift giver, they get to see the happiness (hopefully) in the recipient’s eye when they realize how much time and effort you put into finding them the perfect present. And for the recipient, obviously, they get something new. But in addition to that, they get to feel the admiration, appreciation, friendship, or love that’s behind it all.

Sometimes it can be difficult knowing what to buy someone. To get those juices flowing and point you in the right direction we’ve created the following list exploring five potentially great gift ideas that will not only be a pleasant surprise for those on the receiving end but also importantly last the test of time. Because let’s face it, people’s attitudes towards sustainability and ‘fast fashion’ are changing. No one wants to give a gift that won’t be used. Or worse, stored away and forgotten about for years only to be rediscovered further down the line and thrown away!

To help you avoid this scenario check out our roundup of timeless gifts below!

Fine Whisky

Whatever the occasion, why not celebrate in style with an engraved whiskey set and a delicious bottle!

Catskill Provisions New York Honey Rye, Long Eddy, New York, founded by one of the few female whiskey distillers, Claire Marin
Catskill Provisions New York Honey Rye, Long Eddy, New York, founded by one of the few female whiskey distillers, Claire Marin

Whisky has seen a roaring resurgence in the last ten years or so. Particularly in comparison to the 70s and 80s when other beverages were often chosen as many consumers drink of choice. Vodka is one example of this. And although Vodka still remains popular, fine Whisky has shown there is space for them both in your bar cabinet.

The gift receiver will happily sit back and relax with this gift. It really is a sure-fire way to put a smile on any gentleman’s face or Whiskey loving lady!

The beauty of this gift is that it doesn’t even have to be consumed regularly. Saving fine whisky for special occasions makes it even more revered and of those timeless gifts, you are delighted by each time you look in your bar.

Name a Star

Since the introduction of the internet, the world (and beyond, so it seems) is at our fingertips. For a really ‘out of this world’ gift, why not consider naming a star after the person you’re looking to buy a gift for? With most of the packages available, the recipient will receive a star registration certificate with their name as well as a map to help them locate it.

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Photo by Kyle Gregory Devaras

Naming a star is a relatively inexpensive gift but is something that will last forever and ranks pretty highly on the unique charts!

A Luxury Watch

If you’re looking to get something a little more upmarket, then why not consider something like a luxury watch? It might come with a hefty price tag, but this once in a lifetime gift comes with a number of added benefits.

Firstly is the statement attached to such a gift. For as long as we can remember watches have been presented as gifts at pivotal moments in people’s lives. Whether that is to mark a significant birthday, graduating from university, or as a retirement gift. With this association, it is not hard to see why a luxury watch is such a sought after item.

As well as being a precious item that can be treasured and worn in equal measure, such a luxury gift is also a brilliant investment piece. Luxury watches are famous for holding their price extremely well. With certain brands in particular rarely depreciating in value. For a classier option and a gift with more sentimental value, a Full Hunter pocket watch with an engraving of either a memorable date, initials or short message is something that would remind the receiver of you every time they pull it out.

timeless gifts Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

With the AP Royal Oak being a great investment watch, it is an ideal gift to give to someone special. Maybe you have a special birthday coming up for your dad or husband. Or maybe your son has just landed a great promotion. There are various styles to choose from and it’s a present that can be cherished forever.

Iconic Watches That Never Go Out of Style

Personalized Pocketknife

A personalized pocketknife is a great gift for the man who has everything. We’re sure you know one of those!

They really are the hardest people to choose a gift for. But if you’re stuck in headspin on what to buy them, not only is a pocketknife handy, getting one that’s engravable makes it all that more special.

The Swiss Army Knife is the ultimate pocketknife and they do a fantastic range of personalized gifts. So, if you are stuck on your hunt for timeless gifts and want something any outdoors-orientated man will love, this is a great way to go.

Record Player

What better way to wind back time (for a moment or two at least) than to listen to some old vinyl.

While modern music platforms, with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, are great in their own right, it doesn’t have a patch on the old stuff.

timeless gifts woman holding a record vinyl Photo by Skylar Sahakian
Photo by Skylar Sahakian

There are many theories as to why this is, some say these platforms will never be able to produce the same sound as a needle on vinyl. While others believe that the tangible nature of a record collection enhances the sounds even further. Going through the process of choosing what record you want to play, removing it from the sleeve, these are all steps in the whole process that contribute to listening to a record player becoming an all-around experience.

Whatever the occasion, music lovers will love the blast from the past of a vintage record player. This way they can listen to all those old classics like Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd and hear them as they were made to be heard.

Key Organizers

Are you tired of buying gifts for your loved one that ends up collecting dust or being regifted year after year? Look no further than the key organizer! This timeless accessory not only serves a practical purpose by keeping keys organized and easily accessible, but it also adds a touch of sophistication to any keychain. Your loved one will remember and appreciate this thoughtful gift for years to come, as it proves to be a useful and long-lasting addition to their daily routine. To find a key organizer online, there are a variety of options available. So go ahead and surprise him with a gift that will stand the test of time and make his life a little easier.

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Wrapping Up

No, we’re not talking about which wrapping paper you need to use for your gift! We’re talking about wrapping up this post. Hopefully, the above suggestions of timeless gifts gave you some original and thoughtful ideas for that special someone in your life.

Of course, you’ve likely heard someone say at one time or another “Oh, I actually prefer to give gifts rather than receive.” And while we don’t completely agree with this, who wouldn’t want to receive an investment timepiece on their birthday? We do think there is something quite unique about giving a really well thought out gift.

With our busy lifestyles you can be forgiven for leaving present buying to a last-minute chore, something you planned to give more time to but just didn’t get around to in the end. What does this usually result in, a quick browse of the ‘Best Seller’ section of the leading online retailers to see what might be of interest?

Now we’re not saying you can’t find great timeless gifts this way, but taking the time to really think about the next gift you purchase might surprise you in more ways than one. Not only will you find the process more rewarding by really taking the time to think about the loved one you’re buying the gift for, considering their likes and dislikes, but you also get to see their world light up when you present the gift to them. Who knows they might even share a glass of whisky with you if you’re lucky!

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