Gift Ideas Which Will Stand The Test of Time

Whenever I buy gifts, no matter who they are for, I always try to find something which will last. For sure I may supplement the gift with some chocolates or a ticket for a show, but more often than not I do prefer to buy something which will stand the test of time, and be used and enjoyed for a long time to come.

Invariably however, these are the gifts which do seem to end up costing more money, but this does not have to be the case and there are many memorable and long lasting gifts which you can buy, and stay within your budget. If this sounds like something you’d like to do the next time an occasion comes up, here are some great ideas.

Photo Album 

A photo book or album is a wonderful gift to buy, it shows thought and passion and it also serves as a great way to hold happy memories dear to us. The best photobooks should tell a story of either a journey or a chronological story, they should be beautifully designed, use well made and strong materials, and feature high quality photographs. Online you will find a number of businesses who offer you the chance to make your album online which means that all you have to do is select the style, upload the photos and order them, then simply wait for your stunning gift to arrive.

Quality Jewelry

If you plan on buying some jewelry and you want it to stand the test of time, you should be prepared to spend a little more than you normally would. Cheaper jewelry, generally speaking, is made with cheaper materials which means that it is prone to break, discolor or disfigure over time. The more expensive the jewelry however, the longer it will last. In many industries cash value doesn’t necessarily indicate a better or worse product, with jewelry it does the majority of the time, because the price of metal and stones is given owing to the qualities and characteristics which they have. Jewelry can last forever, just make sure that you choose and invest well.


No gift lasts forever quite like a tattoo and you can greatly help a family member or lived one to pay for the tattoo that they have always wanted, and they will remember it every time that they look at their tat in the future. Tattoos are incredibly popular but they are not always cheap thanks to the hard work, skill and creativity which a tattoo artist has to have. If you know that the person who you are going to be buying a gift for has always wanted a tattoo, you could offer to pay for all or some of the work, depending on the size of the piece and who they will be using. This will be a great investment and a great way to help out someone you love.