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5 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Gift giving is my love language! I love to give a thoughtful gift as much as I love to receive them!

When I was a little girl, my Aunt Marolyn would send me a special package on my birthday. I looked forward to this day all year! One year I received a fancy, frilly dress perfect for twirling. Another year it was a white, eyelet purse filled with girly treasures. Her gifts always made me feel so loved. My sweet aunt’s loving example helped me see the power of a thoughtful, sentimental gift.

There are many special occasions in life that merit a gift that is more sentimental than a shirt off the rack thrown into a box. When I say special occasions, I’m talking the big ones. Landmarks like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduations or welcoming a new baby. Finding that perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge.  Well today you are in luck! I’m sharing 5 sentimental gift ideas for any occasion!

These gifts won’t be tossed or donated in a short amount of time. Instead, these gifts will be treasured for years to come!

I’ve teamed up with the fabulous artist, Jay Strongwaterto give you some ideas to celebrate that special occasion! Jay believes in taking everyday objects and turning them into jewels! Sounds amazing right?! They are! His pieces are stunning beyond words. {This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.}

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Sentimental Gift Ideas

for any Occasion

When I saw this gorgeous crystal studded compact, I immediately thought, “what a fabulous piece for a bridesmaid gift!” The Swarovski crystals are set in 14k gold making this little compact an heirloom piece that will last as long as the memory of the special occasion.

Pair it with a pink lipstick for the perfect gift set.

Whatever the occasion, any girly girl will flip over this little work of art she can carry everywhere she goes.

The best news, there are lots of styles so you can find the perfect piece!

5 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Brighten up someone’s day, literally, with this show stopping candle. Not only is this candle luxuriously fragrant, it is dressed in the most breathtaking jar.

Look at the blush trellis detail, the intricate hydrangea stem, 14k gold rim and sparkling crystals. This candle would be the perfect gift to dress up your nightstand. Once the candle is completely burned, you can use the beautiful vessel to hold little treasures.


For the person who has everything, this heirloom keepsake box is sure to impress! It’s large enough to hold folded love notes, jewelry keepsakes or sentimental trinkets. See how exquisite the colors are and how it truly resembles a freshly cut hydrangea?

Look how beautiful it looks mixed with blue and white ginger jars!


5 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Who wouldn’t love a gorgeous tray to lay their favorite jewelry?

This exquisite white and gold butterfly tray would be perfect as a wedding gift or anniversary present.

It looks beautiful nestled on a marble tray in the bathroom as part of a little vignette or tucked on a nightstand.

The intricate butterfly is brushed with 18k gold making it a piece someone will cherish for a lifetime. 

Give one of these stunning picture frames for any special occasion!

Jay’s gold and white braided frame comes in many sizes and is finished with 18k gold. The tiny square one  is a mini treasure. Each corner features swarovski crystals and edges brushed with 14k gold.

They could hold a baby’s birth announcement, wedding announcement, or any treasured family photo.

Gift one with a favorite recipe inside to display in the kitchen.

Have your children create a special art project and frame it for Grandma.

They are the perfect gift for any occasion and any age!  5 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Next time you are on the hunt for that perfect sentimental gift, think of these 5 gift ideas to spoil your treasured loved ones. Jay truly has transformed everyday objects into heirloom treasures.

Brighten someone’s special occasion with one of these sentimental gifts!

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36 thoughts on “5 Sentimental Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

    1. Thank you Jen! I love how his pieces are true sentimental treasures! Have a beautiful day my dear friend! xo

  1. Randi these pieces are absolutely stunning and I love the way you’ve used every single one of them!! Thank you for sharing with us and now I”m off to check out that beautiful compact!! 🙂

    1. Bree thank you for taking the time to stop by! I am in love with the compact and think every girl needs to have one! xo

  2. Randi, I’m blown away by the intricate details on all of these gorgeous pieces! Your ideas are brilliant too – I would LOVE to receive any one of these and I’d be even more excited to give them to the special people I love!! Fabulous post!! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Tamera! Jay is such an amazing artist. I too was blown away by the beautiful details of each piece! Have a wonderful day my friend! xo

  3. Jay did a great job with all these pieces. True sentimental Gifts! Your post was awesome. Your Beautiful pics of all the pieces really show off the details❤️❤️

  4. I love your thought to give a gift “that will last as long as the memory of the special occasion”- I’ll be taking that to heart! Jay really creates special pieces that do just that. What a talented artist.

  5. Oh my goodness! Exquisite pieces and I envy the lucky lady who receives these as gifts!

  6. How exquisite! These pieces are really beautiful and I love how you’ve displayed them. My favorite is for sure the keepsake box. I love the details on it!

    1. Shelley thank you! That box is so stunning! All of his pieces have so many beautiful details! xo

    1. Oh I will have to check them out! I’m so glad you told me about them! xo

  7. These are incredible ideas and even more gorgeous! Now I just need to replace my cracked compact that I’ve been using for five years. 🙂 Beautiful home!

  8. Such a beautiful post Randi! Full of beautiful treasures! Really fun gift ideas. Makes me think about holiday shopping already! 🙂 xo

    1. Thank you Erin! I know, the Christmas season will be here before you know it! I can hardly wait!!!! xo

  9. Thank you Randi! You’re right! Any woman or girl would love any of these gifts. Absolutely beautiful! Love these ideas!

    1. Hi Sue! It’s a shade that is no longer sold, number 1! I’m so sad they just discontinued it! I do love the #44 Lavalliere Nude too. Seriously I love their lipstick so so much. I hope that helps! xo

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