Archive
Powered by Squarespace
« BFree: Enjoy Delicious Bread Products Without Wheat or Gluten | Main | Make Chores & Family Organization Fun with the Homey App! »
Wednesday
Mar292017

Gifts that Make Great Investments

                                                 (All posts may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy

(photo credit)

There is nothing quite like giving a great gift to put a smile on your face and the face of the recipient, but if you want to take great gift giving to the next level, you should aim to give your loved ones gifts that are also excellent investments for the future.

There are a number of gifts, which are likely to gain value once given, so it’s not as hard as you might think to give gifts that make great investments, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

Jewelry

4454531959_5366f9001f_z.jpg

(photo credit)

If you purchase a good piece of jewelry made from precious metals and stones, like gold and diamonds, there is every chance that it will be worth more next year than it is now. For the perfect men’s jewelry gifts, check out mens gold bracelets-Frost NYC. This is a good option, as they sell high-quality gold jewelry that will look good now and keep its value in years to come. When buying for women, something from Tiffany or one of the other big-name jewelry designers, with their prestige, will make for a sound investment.

Timepieces

9104301489_332bef3b09_z.jpg

(photo credit)

Quality watches from makers like Rolex and Omega almost always appreciate in value over time, especially if they are a limited edition or less popular model that will be harder to find in the future. In fact, so good is the investment potential of a good watch that many people make their livings by trading in them.

Antiques

8245735950_0243be15d2_z.jpg

(photo credit)

Whether your grandma is gaga for clocks, your boyfriend loves vinyl, or your mother loves landscape paintings, instead of buying them a brand new gift fresh from the store, why not check out your local antique dealer instead? If you want to invest in an antique that goes up in value, you will, of course, need to do your research, buy as low as possible and ensure anything you buy is in relatively good condition, but if you can do this, there’s every chance that the gifts you give will be worth more in the future.

Artworks

15720557127_3bd3a3dfb8_z.jpg

(photo credit)

Most people love [painting, prints, and sculpture, providing you pick something that matches their tastes and styles, and if you’re a savvy shopper, you can pick up a painting from an up and coming artist for a good price. Although there’s no guarantee that they’ll go on to be a household name, there is a good chance that a piece of art you buy now will be worth many times more in the future, especially if you know your stuff.

Classes

6113725433_c3ac787463_z.jpg

(photo credit)

Gifting classes or courses to your loved ones will enable them to do something they’ve always wanted to, and you can check out some of the best at Craftsy.com. Although it might not be a monetary investment that will pay back in the future (although it could be if it leads to a fabulous new job) it is a great investment in the person you care about, and it will enrich their life.

A Savings Account

28531503230_d1bcb121a8_z.jpg

(photo credit)

Instead of buying them something they’ll be bored within a few weeks, why not give kids the gift of a savings account? If you start saving when they’re really young, you’ll build up a nice nest egg that will see them through college and give them the best possible start in life.

 

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (1)

I just waned to comment on the jewelry being a good investment. I previously worked at a high end jeweler and I studied jewelry design. Jewelry is not really an investment and here is why. If you want to sell you jewelry or pawn it etc... the typical value you will get is (at least when I worked ) was 60% of the wholesale value. A jeweler is not going to give you more than they can purchase it for. So when your buying jewelry you should buy it because you like it and will enjoy it. You will get more for it if you sell privately but you might have to wait many many years for you jewelry to increase in value where you would get more than you paid for it.

Just wanted to share. I really like your board, I have found some great posts. Thank you for sharing your deals and information.

March 31, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterstacy

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>