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10 Sentimental Gift Ideas

For those exceptional occasions involving a lot of love and affection, you simply need to have sentimental gift ideas. When it comes to these types of gifts, context is always crucial. It is not just about finding the gift with the most tear-jerking message printed on it. If there are certain objects that invoke a special memory, they would be a thousand times more sentimental than mere words. However, since those gifts could be anything depending on the giftee and their past, we cannot create a list of gift ideas for that. So, here are some moving and sentimental gift ideas with great design and messages/captions.

Efy Tal Jewelry Mother Daughter Necklace

This is a fitting gift to loving mothers and daughters. Made from 925 sterling silver, these necklaces are built to last a lifetime. They are also extremely safe for the skin and cause no allergies. Despite looking very dainty, the chains are quite robust and unbreakable in ordinary circumstances. The necklace has a pair of interlocking infinity rings, symbolizing the unbreakable bond between a child and her mother. There is also a very sentimental message printed on the gift case about the love between mother and daughter. The necklace is handcrafted in the USA and comes carefully packaged.
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Collections Etc True Friend Garden Tapestry Throw

When it comes to meaningful messages, poetry, and captions, sofa and tapestry throws are excellent options. They have a lot of space where long messages can be printed, often accompanied by beautiful designs and graphics. Collections Etc has several great options with sentimental messages on them, targeted towards special relations like grandparents, siblings, aunts, and many more. This blue throw looks very luxurious and cosy, with multicolored floral graphics and a very sentimental message for a friend inscribed inside the borders. It is very soft and looks absolutely gorgeous as well.
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Timber Artbox Large Family Tree Photo Frames Wall Decal

This is an extremely sentimental gift for anybody with close knit families. A large wall decal that can be used to occupy an entire wall in a living room, it is a great way to show off your family tree. The decal is shaped like a large branched tree, with photo frames where you can stick the photos of your family members. The stickers are easy to apply and remove, making them ideal for rental properties. This is a great option to keep the memories of your family members with you at all times.
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Personalized Necklaces Sterling Silver Name Necklace

This is a very sentimental gift option with endless possibilities. You can add any name to the locket when ordering this necklace. All you need to remember is the 10 character limit. They use a very pretty classic Carrie style font for the names. You can order one for the giftee with your name or the name of any person close to their heart. This is what makes this gift so sentimental. The locket and chain are made from high quality sterling silver.
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Mark My Words Special Friend Mug

This is a large ceramic mug with a capacity of twenty ounces. What makes it so special and sentimental is the touching message printed on the side, addressed to a “special friend.” The message treasures the friendship and expresses gratitude for their relationship. With colorful floral prints on a white background, this is a great option for a close friend. The ceramic mug can hold a lot of coffee, tea, or cocoa. It is dishwasher and microwave safe. The mug has an elegant design with a handle that is very comfortable to hold.
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Malden International Designs Picture Frames

The Malden brand has a long history of making high-quality picture frames as sentimental gift ideas, many of them with very touching messages. These are frames designed for special relations and occasions, like grandparents, memories, anniversaries, and weddings. The one we have featured here shows the relationship between a grandfather and a grandchild, and is perfect for framing a photo that focuses on the special relationship. It is crafted from a combination of metal and wood.
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Earth Therapy Pocket Guardian Angels

A small symbolic keepsake that can be carried around at all times is a great sentimental gift option in certain circumstances. This hand carved pocket angel is a great gift for any occasion. The figurine comes in a gift bag, along with an inspirational poem. Carved from soothing blue opalite, this figurine has subtle flashes of orange and white, thanks to the physical properties of the stone. It is incredibly smooth, and great for meditation and relaxing. The statue is just under 2 inches tall and can be kept anywhere as a decorative piece as well.
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LapaTOON Handmade Wooden Greeting Card

As paper greeting cards are really fragile, this wooden carved “card” is a more durable option for birthdays and special occasions. It features two cute teddy bears on the outside. The bears are also made of wood. There is a carved heart, along with the words “I Love You” carved above the bears. Inside is a paper surface with a blank side to write your message using regular pens or permanent markers. There is also an image of a blue sky with a heart shaped cloud. The card is made from sustainable red alder wood, and is slightly smaller than a regular greeting card.

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Scentiments BEST FRIEND Gift Candle

These are unique candles placed inside glass mason jars. Made from soy wax, the candles are long lasting. They have soft fragrances, with four options to choose from, including lavender, cool cotton, cinnamon, and linen. These hand made candles and manufactured in the US and use very safe, non-toxic ingredients. What makes them so sentimental is the different message options that you get for the label. There are candles for relatives, best friends (like the one we selected), and with special messages for anniversaries, birthdays, and housewarming parties. Also, the mason jars are recyclable and can be used for storing stuff once the candles are gone.

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Demdaco Willow Tree Angel of Healing by Susan Lordi

These are extremely sentimental figurines based on designs hand carved by artist Susan Lordi. Each figurine in the Willow Tree series focuses on a particular aspect of human relationships, like caring, affection, love, and much more. There are figurines that depict specific relations, like those between lovers, a husband and wife, a parent and child, and more. These high quality figurines are ideal sentimental gift ideas for a wide variety of occasions, like weddings, birthdays, Mother’s and Father’s days, and anniversaries. They speak in gentle ways to heal, reassure, comfort, and inspire your loved ones.
Demdaco Willow Tree



Sentimental gift ideas are widely available everywhere. You just need to find the right one to fit the occasion. We hope you liked our short list of some of the best sentimental gift ideas available online. If you know about more such products, share the details in the comments section.

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