Whether you are buying a gift for mom and dad or one for your boyfriend/girlfriend, you need to remember that the feelings which the gifts convey are far more important than the price of the gift. The ideas given here will help you get the right ones this time.
You can make a piece of jewelry out of 'reasons I love you' stones or bracelets from alphabet beads. You can even purchase metal stamps of the letters you want and make a bracelet or a small pendant by grouping them to make your or his/her name. Both your effort and thought count, when it comes to sentimental gifts.
It's also a good idea for mom and dad. Collect their pictures, make a timeline of the different events in their life after marriage, before you were born and thereafter. You can make a collage or a timeline using these pictures. That's quite a bit of effort, but anything for those tears of joy in your mom and dad's eyes, right?
If you are gifting the album to someone in the family, collect pictures during family functions, picnics and other family events to make a personalized album with those. Write quotes below each photograph as an account of what those pictures speak.
Your boyfriend plays the keyboard? How about gifting him just that for Christmas? There is an emotional value attached to musical instruments, perhaps because what they create is pure and filled with emotions - it's music.
Paintings by eminent artists to add to his paintings' collection is surely a good idea. But great if you are good at painting. Gifting a handmade painting adds much more emotion to it.
Word what you feel for the person, or how much he/she means to you, write poetry if you are good at it. It's touching. Keepsakes are another great idea as sentimental gifts for Christmas.
Keepsake glass boxes, a musical globe, a Christmas wish plate, a messages' mug or jar (a decorated mug or jar with small message cards), keepsake Christmas ornaments and plush toys are some of the other options to choose from, when looking for sentimental Christmas gifts.