Finding the perfect gift, for someone who has everything, doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge, if you know how to shop smart. There are many luxurious items, like elegant and stylish photo albums, keepsake jewellery and one-of-a-kind gifts, that make excellent timeless presents for any type of commemorative occasion.
Carefully considering the person that you’re choosing a present for will also help you find the ultimate creative gift idea for a 2023 birthday, anniversary, or important milestone event. Our four inspired gift ideas are also great if you simply want to treat a loved one, for no particular reason.
- A Camera
Even though many people take snaps using their mobile phone these days, it’s highly unlikely that cameras will ever cease to exist. If you know someone who is perpetually posing for selfies, or who is a keen amateur photographer, gifting them a traditional piece of photography equipment is a great way to inspire and encourage their creative streak. Your imaginative gift could also be the catalyst for them to start a brand new creative hobby.
It’s helpful to have some idea of the giftee’s photography expertise level before you splurge on a new high-end camera that features all the bells and whistles. If you’re shopping for a complete novice, you can play it safe with a retro style Polaroid camera that produces snaps instantly. Alternatively, a budget Nikon or Canon camera will have plenty of in-built resources to make photography sessions easy and fun for any beginner.
Having a camera to shoot whatever they like, allows the recipient of your thoughtful gift to explore their creativity in ways they may not have tried before. They’ll be able to snap endless photographs with a professional quality camera, and to show off their talents in a collection of stylish photo albums.
- Unique Handmade Jewellery
If you’re choosing a gift for a female friend or relative, it’s hard to go wrong with a piece of beautiful handmade jewellery. As there are so many gorgeous bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other trinkets to choose from, it can sometimes feel overwhelming when you’re trying to decide which item makes the best gift of all.
Surprise and delight the lucky gif recipient by choosing jewellery that is far more than an accessory. There are many jewellers that specialse in making one-of-a kind pieces that are extraordinary mementos of a treasured memory, emotion, or loved one. Precious sterling silver and gold DNA keepsake jewellery can be customised to feature and preserve human or pet ashes, hair or finger/paw prints.
When you’re buying jewellery as a gift, do make sure that you sneakily check which precious metal is preferred. Most people have a personal preference for either glitzy gold, shiny silver or trendy rose gold.
- A Custom Portrait
There are many budding modern day Picassos, Rembrandts and Vermeers who specialise in painting custom portraits from a favourite snap that you’ve send them. You can even ask for a specific style or genre to be featured in the commissioned work of art.
A custom portrait of your favourite snap of the gift recipient makes a truly unique present. You can choose a cute or quirky cartoon-style illustration, a traditional and timeless oil painting, or cool and contemporary graphic design as your preferred method of photo replication. A stunning framed portrait is a creative idea that will undoubtedly amaze and impress even the person who has everything!
If you prefer, you can gift your loved one a custom portrait of their pet, children, or favourite celebrity.
- A Bespoke Photo Album
In our fast-paced, high-tech modern world, it’s not uncommon for people to have hundreds of digital photos stored on their mobile devices. While it’s certainly convenient and easy to share, email and print these images directly from a device, the method isn’t really conducive to preserving your cherished photographic memories.
A mobile phone’s memory doesn’t guarantee the safety or preservation of images. Your favourite photos could suddenly disappear, if the data gets lost or is destroyed, or your phone is lost or stolen. If you don’t have a back up for your photo files, your precious snaps could easily become passing memories. A photo album stores, preserves and showcases printed hard copies of your treasured images, so that they can be enjoyed for many, many years.
Luxurious photo albums are an excellent gift option for anyone and any occasion. If you want to present a loved one with a meaningful and creative gift that shows how much you care, it’s worth going bespoke. A handmade photo album with a foil stamped fabric cover is the ultimate personalised coffee table look-book. Its high quality paper pages can be filled up with a selection of your favourite photographs that highlight special memories that you’ve shared with the recipient of your fabulous gift.
Bespoke photo albums are perfect for celebrating the most wonderful and magical moments in life. Stunning wedding photography, snaps of exotic holiday destinations, and photos that capture the joy of birthdays, anniversaries and graduation days create captivating content that deserves to be showcased. Don’t forget to add captions and comments to bring each photo to life!
If the person you’re gifting is a keen photographer, you can present them with a luxury bespoke hardback, softcover or layflat photo book that has blank pages waiting to be filed with a collection of their favourite images.