150+ memorable gift ideas

Do you want to pick up a present that will def­i­nite­ly be remem­bered and at the same time will not gath­er dust on the shelf? We rec­om­mend that you look at our selec­tion, where you will find more than 150 options for mem­o­rable gifts for var­i­ous occa­sions.
150+ memorable gift ideas
Ideas for mem­o­rable gifts. Pho­to: Wij­dan Mq, unsplash.com

It is always dif­fi­cult to choose a good gift, and if you need to con­grat­u­late not the clos­est, but still sig­nif­i­cant per­son, the search for a suit­able present auto­mat­i­cal­ly goes into the “prob­lem with an aster­isk” cat­e­go­ry.

Togeth­er with expert in the field of cor­po­rate gifts, PR, mar­ket­ing and adver­tis­ing Natalia Belko­va have pre­pared 150 mem­o­rable gift ideas that you can give to a friend, soul­mate, teacher or col­league.

Commemorative birthday gifts

Of course, emo­tions are best remem­bered, not things, so now it is fash­ion­able to give gifts-impres­sions. Hov­er, not every­one is ready to sky­dive or mas­ter the pot­ter’s wheel, so have select­ed more prac­ti­cal options for the occa­sion of a birth­day.

1. Orthopedic pillow

Orthopedic pillow
Pho­to: shutterstock.com

Once you fall asleep on the “cor­rect” pil­low, then every­one else will seem uncom­fort­able lat­er. Ortho­pe­dic mod­els allow you to prop­er­ly hold your head while sleep­ing and relax your neck mus­cles. There are many vari­a­tions of ortho­pe­dic pil­lows: there are with a mem­o­ry effect, with a cool­ing side, recess­es against creas­es and wrin­kles. In the morn­ing after a healthy sleep on such a pil­low, the birth­day boy will def­i­nite­ly remem­ber you with grat­i­tude.

2. Robot vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner
Pho­to: pixabay.com

Robot­ic vac­u­um clean­ers are grad­u­al­ly becom­ing an inte­gral part of every home, like a TV or a radio once. This is an indis­pens­able gad­get for those who appre­ci­ate clean­li­ness, but spare time for clean­ing. A stan­dard robot vac­u­um clean­er cleans up debris, dust and ani­mal hair, but there are mod­els with a floor clean­ing func­tion, which is anoth­er hour of free time. Of course, such an assis­tant will not let you com­plete­ly for­get about the mop, but it will cope with the main­te­nance of clean­li­ness with a bang.

3. Smart speaker

Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

A good gift for those who are inter­est­ed in mod­ern tech­nolo­gies and are not afraid to inte­grate them into real life. A smart speak­er can not only play music and sug­gest the ather fore­cast: many mod­ern mod­els help opti­mize the per­for­mance of almost all gad­gets and cre­ate a smart home ecosys­tem. You can con­nect a TV, robot vac­u­um clean­er or light­ing to the speak­er and con­trol them with your voice.

4. A set of kitchen knives

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If the birth­day per­son often has to cook at home, a set of qual­i­ty kitchen knives can be a good gift. From steel and ceram­ics, light­ight, with an antibac­te­r­i­al coat­ing — there are a lot of options, you can choose for any request.

Do not chase quan­ti­ty, a set of 3–5 items is enough for a stan­dard kitchen. Vari­ants of 7–10 knives take up a lot of space, and, as a rule, 3–4 main tools are used any­way.

5. Wine decanter

Pho­to: James Cole­man, unsplash.com

A decanter is not just a ves­sel for a beau­ti­ful serv­ing of wine. Thanks to the decanter, the taste and aro­ma of the drink are revealed, so if the birth­day per­son knows a lot about wine, he will like such a gift.

The shape of the decanter will depend on which wine the donee prefers. For young wines, ves­sels with a wide bot­tom and an elon­gat­ed neck are bet­ter suit­ed; for aged wines, the shape of the decanter does not mat­ter much.

Memorable gifts for teachers and educators

In Rus­sia, there is a tra­di­tion to con­grat­u­late teach­ers on Teacher’s Day (Octo­ber 5) and on the Day of the Preschool Work­er (Sep­tem­ber 27). Usu­al­ly, on a hol­i­day, teach­ers, edu­ca­tors and nan­nies are giv­en a col­lec­tive present from a class or group. Also, mem­o­rable gifts are giv­en to teach­ers for grad­u­a­tion, they are also con­grat­u­lat­ed on non-core hol­i­days: hap­py birth­day or March 8. The main thing is that the val­ue of the present should not exceed 30 $ — oth­er­wise such a gift may be con­sid­ered a bribe (in accor­dance with Arti­cle 575 of the Civ­il Code of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion).

All kinds of cer­tifi­cates are con­sid­ered a win-win option for a pre­sen­ta­tion: from a gro­cery hyper­mar­ket to a jel­ry store. But such a gift can be called mem­o­rable with a stretch. And then what to give to teach­ers and edu­ca­tors to remem­ber for a long time?

1. Keyboard

Pho­to: Michael Soledad, unsplash.com

Mod­ern school edu­ca­tion implies a large num­ber of addi­tion­al hand­outs: tests, man­u­als, test ver­sions of the exam — many of these teach­ers print on their own. To make it eas­i­er for them, you can give an ergonom­ic key­board.

Such mod­els, due to the anatom­i­cal­ly cor­rect shape, reduce the load on the wrists and relieve ten­sion from the hands. There are many design­er options on sale with inter­est­ing col­ors and even back­light­ing, so it is not nec­es­sary to choose clas­sic black.

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2. Humidifier

Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

Anoth­er gift from the cat­e­go­ry of use­ful, but not com­mon­place. The indoor air is most­ly dry, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the heat­ing peri­od. The humid­i­fi­er helps to achieve opti­mal 50–60% humid­i­ty (with such indi­ca­tors, the skin and nasal mucosa do not dry out).

It is impor­tant to remem­ber that essen­tial oils should not be added to ordi­nary air humid­i­fiers for smell — they clog the fil­ters. For arom­a­ti­za­tion of rooms there are humid­i­fiers with dif­fusers. Also in most mod­ern mod­els there is a UV lamp for antibac­te­r­i­al treat­ment. Con­sid­er desk­top or portable humid­i­fiers.

3. Coffee maker

portable coffee machine
Pho­to: @karine-monteiro, pexels.com

Edu­ca­tors and teach­ers start their work­ing day ear­ly, and for many, the tra­di­tion­al morn­ing drink is cof­fee. It is log­i­cal to con­sid­er a cof­fee mak­er as a gift for a teacher.

There are many options for mak­ing an invig­o­rat­ing elixir: carob, cap­sule, drip, elec­tric Turks — all these are types of cof­fee mak­ers. You can choose for any bud­get. The more cof­fee recipes a tech­ni­cian knows, the more expen­sive it is; in stan­dard ver­sions, there are usu­al­ly three func­tions: espres­so, lat­te and cap­puc­ci­no.

But before choos­ing a present, you need to make sure that your recip­i­ent loves cof­fee and is ready to buy a grain or ground prod­uct. Oth­er­wise, the car will stand idle.

4. Digital photo frame

Digital photo frame
Pho­to: pixabay.com

What could be more mem­o­rable than a pho­to­graph? Mod­ern gad­gets allow you not to be lim­it­ed to one pic­ture, but to broad­cast sev­er­al frames through a dig­i­tal pho­to frame. Such a gift can be placed at home or in the office. By the way, not only uploaded pho­tos can be dis­played on the dis­play, but also just beau­ti­ful pic­tures so that the teacher can relax dur­ing the break.

5. Umbrella

smart umbrella
Pho­to: pixabay.com

A use­ful gift that will def­i­nite­ly come in handy. If you also want to impress a respect­ed teacher, you can con­sid­er mod­ern mod­els with addi­tion­al options: anti-wind and UV pro­tec­tion.


Gifts to school for dif­fer­ent occa­sions: teach­ers, chil­dren, class teacher

Commemorative gifts for colleagues upon dismissal

There is a tra­di­tion to give an ex-col­league a keep­sake when leav­ing. And although spend the lion’s share of our time at work, few peo­ple know the hob­bies of their col­leagues enough to eas­i­ly and quick­ly choose the right present. We have select­ed sev­er­al uni­ver­sal options that will suit almost every­one.

1. Thermal mug

Thermo mug
Pho­to: Uriel Mont, pexels.com

A con­ve­nient ther­mo mug will be a great gift for lovers of hot drinks. Espe­cial­ly if a col­league leads an active lifestyle and adheres to the prin­ci­ples of envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly con­sump­tion. It is bet­ter to choose mod­els made of met­al — they keep heat longer and do not crack.

2. Percussion massager

Massager for head
Pho­to: Mar­cus Aure­lius, pexels.com

For office work­ers and those who work at a com­put­er or machine, prob­lems with the back and cer­vi­cal spine are always rel­e­vant. There­fore, a per­cus­sion mas­sager can be their sal­va­tion. The device, due to the rotat­ing head, relax­es tense mus­cles and relieves fatigue. The beau­ty is that you don’t need spe­cial skills to work with it, and you can mas­sage your neck your­self.

3. Desktop electronic clock

Pho­to: FOX, pexels.com

The clock will be use­ful in any home, and a mod­ern mod­el with sev­er­al use­ful fea­tures may ll serve as an inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion. Mod­els with a mir­ror fin­ish look espe­cial­ly styl­ish. And in such watch­es there are built-in radios, Blue­tooth speak­ers, a ther­mome­ter, charg­ing for a smart­phone and many oth­er use­ful options.

4. Leather belt

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Anoth­er uni­ver­sal gift that will suit almost every­one. A high-qual­i­ty leather belt will last a long time and will remind the own­er of for­mer car­ing col­leagues. Do not think that this is only a men’s gift — this acces­so­ry has been reg­is­tered in the wom­en’s wardrobe for a long time and for a long time. Of course, for a present it is bet­ter to choose a clas­sic black or brown belt with a lacon­ic plaque.

5. Bluetooth speaker

smart speaker
Pho­to: pixabay.com

A portable Blue­tooth speak­er is an option­al device at first glance, but not as use­less as it might seem. You can take the speak­er with you on a hike, for train­ing, or just in the shor (if it is water­proof). The device allows you to lis­ten to music with­out loss of sound qual­i­ty and at a good vol­ume. Ide­al­ly, choose a small mod­el with mois­ture pro­tec­tion, there are also speak­er options with a built-in radio.

Commemorative gifts for friends

On the one hand, choos­ing gifts for friends is sim­ple: their hob­bies and tastes are known. But on the oth­er hand, it is very dif­fi­cult, because you want the gift to be not only use­ful, but also mem­o­rable. We tried to col­lect suit­able options. See if any of them are what you are look­ing for.

1. Wireless charging station for smartphone

Pho­to: market.yandex.ru

The wire­less dock­ing sta­tion great­ly sim­pli­fies the charg­ing process: no need to look for suit­able wires and a free sock­et. There are mod­els for simul­ta­ne­ous charg­ing of sev­er­al gad­gets, for exam­ple, a smart­phone, head­phones and smart watch­es. The only neg­a­tive is that such sta­tions are not suit­able for all smart­phones, you need to clar­i­fy this point before buy­ing.

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2. Board game

Board game
Pho­to: pixabay.com

Desk­tops per­fect­ly bring togeth­er even the most diverse com­pa­nies, the main thing is to choose the “right” one. It can be a game of reac­tion, log­ic or eru­di­tion, or it can be a tra­di­tion­al dice action game. If a friend has no expe­ri­ence in board games, it is bet­ter to start with sim­ple for­mats with humor­ous over­tones, usu­al­ly these are marked “for par­ties”.

3. Set for cocktails

Pho­to: Blake Car­pen­ter, unsplash.com

A great option to try some­thing new is a set for mak­ing cock­tails. It is also some­times called a bar­tender’s set. The min­i­mum pack­age includes a shak­er, a mea­sur­ing cup, a fil­ter sieve and a bar spoon. More expen­sive options also include a mud­dler (a device for squeez­ing juice from fruits), bot­tle dis­pensers, ice tongs and a corkscrew. If you decide on such a gift, advise you to pre­pare recipes for sim­ple cock­tails in advance in order to try out the set right at the par­ty.

4. Terry bathrobe

Pho­to: Ele­na Siko­rskaya, globallooweress.com

A ter­ry bathrobe is about com­fort and cozi­ness, so if your friend appre­ci­ates con­ve­nience, he will like this gift. It is impor­tant to choose a high-qual­i­ty mod­el made from nat­ur­al fab­rics, then the bathrobe will remain soft and quick­ly absorb mois­ture. A good ter­ry cloth does not shed or shrink after wash­ing and can last for years. You can order per­son­al­ized embroi­dery on the robe.

5. Projector

Smartphone projector
Pho­to: pixabay.com

A movie the­ater can be set up at home, and all you need is one device — a mul­ti­me­dia pro­jec­tor. The gad­get dis­plays a pic­ture from a phone, lap­top or flash dri­ve on the wall, more expen­sive mod­els have sup­port for HD res­o­lu­tion, so you don’t have to wor­ry about the qual­i­ty of the pic­ture.

Original and inexpensive options for memorable gifts

  1. Wine tast­ing cer­tifi­cate
  2. Table mir­ror with light
  3. Exter­nal bat­tery
  4. Smart­phone case
  5. Wire­less head­phones
  6. Diary with per­son­al­ized emboss­ing (engrav­ing)
  7. Cer­tifi­cate for a tat­too stu­dio
  8. Hand­made soap
  9. Purse/Wallet
  10. Bed sheets
  11. Jel­ry with engrav­ing
  12. Elec­tric Tooth­brush
  13. home aro­ma dif­fuser
  14. Cer­tifi­cate in the spa-salon
  15. Cut­ting board set
  16. air grill
  17. Instant cam­era
  18. Suit­case
  19. DVR
  20. air puri­fi­er
  21. Bag chair
  22. Joy­stick for game con­sole
  23. Plaid
  24. Ther­mos
  25. Ultra­son­ic Facial Brush
  26. Desk lamp
  27. Elec­tric salt and pep­per shak­er
  28. Toast­er
  29. Chess
  30. Steam­er
  31. Tol set
  32. Din­ner ser­vice
  33. Vir­tu­al real­i­ty glass­es
  34. cof­fee grinder
  35. Tele­scope
  36. Steam clean­er
  37. Cer­tifi­cate for the quest room
  38. Lap­top table
  39. Online cin­e­ma sub­scrip­tion
  40. Foot­ball or hock­ey tick­et
  41. Mas­sage course
  42. horse ride
  43. A set of aro­ma can­dles
  44. big puz­zle
  45. Mas­ter class in paint­ing
  46. Salt lamp
  47. Darts
  48. Sleep­ing bag
  49. Inflat­able mat­tress
  50. Sub­scrip­tion to the book­store
  51. Slip­pers
  52. Bas­ket of fruits or nuts
  53. Con­sul­ta­tion of an astrologer / tarot read­er
  54. Gui­tar
  55. Elec­tron­ic book
  56. Por­trait to order
  57. T‑shirt / sat­shirt with pho­to print­ing or cus­tom embroi­dery
  58. Dumb­bells
  59. Paint by num­bers
  60. Cut­lery set
  61. Suc­cu­lent
  62. Globe mini­bar
  63. pic­nic bas­ket
  64. Paja­mas
  65. Sleep mask with cool­ing effect
  66. Table hock­ey
  67. Car hold­er for smart­phone
  68. Com­put­er mouse
  69. Nano Aquar­i­um
  70. air­craft mod­el for assem­bly
  71. Hike to a beau­ty salon / bar­ber­shop
  72. Hand vac­u­um clean­er
  73. pop­corn mak­er
  74. Sports water bot­tle
  75. Leather gloves
  76. hair dry­er
  77. House­keep­er
  78. Smart floor scales
  79. dream Catch­er
  80. Scarf or tip­pet
  81. Night Light Pro­jec­tor
  82. Irri­ga­tor
  83. Sub­scrip­tion to the pool or fit­ness club
  84. waf­fle iron
  85. Hand­made choco­late
  86. Set for prepa­ra­tion of tinc­tures
  87. Smart remote con­trol for home appli­ances
  88. Ket­tle or teapot
  89. Lemon­ade dis­penser
  90. Pig­gy bank
  91. Touch Soap Dis­penser
  92. A set of wine glass­es or gob­lets
  93. Backgam­mon
  94. crepe mak­er
  95. Freez­er
  96. A set of veg­etable oils (for exam­ple, olive, lin­seed, pump­kin)
  97. Binoc­u­lars
  98. Spices set
  99. Karaoke micro­phone
  100. ather sta­tion
  101. Cer­tifi­cate in the bath com­plex
  102. sun­set back­ground light
  103. Indoor plant
  104. Head­phone mask
  105. Dec­o­ra­tive star map
  106. Orb-for­tune teller
  107. pho­to ses­sion cer­tifi­cate
  108. Pho­to­book
  109. cook­book
  110. Col­lec­tion alco­hol
  111. Tea cer­e­mo­ny set
  112. Heat­ing blan­ket
  113. Por­trait from pho­to
  114. Pok­er set
  115. roller mas­sager
  116. Les­son on play­ing bil­liards or bowl­ing
  117. Elec­tric corkscrew
  118. Tri­al les­son in the online school of for­eign lan­guages
  119. Extreme dri­ving course
  120. Cer­tifi­cate for a check in a med­ical clin­ic
  121. Gift card to the shop­ping cen­ter
  122. 3D pen
  123. yoga mat
  124. Samovar
  125. Ther­mal bag or cool­er bag
  126. Cook­ing cours­es
  127. Hot air bal­loon flight
  128. Cer­tifi­cate in com­bat range
  129. ring lamp
  130. Mono­pod or sta­bi­liz­er for smart­phone

How to choose a memorable gift

A mem­o­rable gift does not have to be expen­sive, use­ful or unusu­al. Some­times even the most banal thing, but in a cre­ative pack­age, crash­es into mem­o­ry worse than a heli­copter flight. Natalya Belko­va, CEO of the 4D com­mu­ni­ca­tion agency, talks about how to make a mem­o­rable gift and what trends exist:

— There are dif­fer­ent strate­gies for look­ing for gift ideas. You can start from the theme of the hol­i­day (and if are talk­ing about a cor­po­rate gift, then from the theme of the com­pa­ny). Or you can first find a cre­ative gift and come up with a con­cept for it. Thus, the orig­i­nal set is assem­bled. For exam­ple, you found a cool shak­er, added limes and some alco­hol to the pack­age, and now you already have a begin­ner bar­tender’s kit.

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You can draw inspi­ra­tion from the Inter­net: look at ready-made solu­tions and add some­thing of your own, var­i­ous Inter­net plat­forms with selec­tions for cre­ativ­i­ty help to visu­al­ize very ll. If the gift is com­pos­ite, it is impor­tant that all com­po­nents are com­bined with each oth­er. For exam­ple, if donate a com­put­er mouse, can add a mouse pad or a key­board vac­u­um clean­er to it — every­thing should be from the same prod­uct cat­e­go­ry. Or, if the com­po­nents of the set are from dif­fer­ent areas, you can bring every­thing to the same col­or scheme and / or brand it. In gen­er­al, are now see­ing sev­er­al trends in the gift indus­try.

  • trend for orig­i­nal­i­ty. The appli­ca­tion of indi­vid­ual inscrip­tions on var­i­ous merch has been in fash­ion for a long time, but the embod­i­ment is becom­ing more non-stan­dard: for exam­ple, on a T‑shirt or hood­ie, the inscrip­tions can be on the col­lar, on the cuff, diag­o­nal­ly, upside down, and so on. Often non-stan­dard pack­ag­ing is a good solu­tion for an ordi­nary gift. You can, for exam­ple, make a pina­ta and put a present in it. From prac­tice: a home pro­jec­tor was packed in a board­ed up wood­en brand­ed box. Includ­ed was a crow­bar for autop­sy, the idea of ​​which was to illus­trate the direc­tion of the com­pa­ny, “break­ing” the idea of ​​​​car­go trans­porta­tion.
  • Green trend (can­vas shop­pers, wood­en coast­ers, etc.). An inter­est­ing mod­ern his­to­ry is the pro­duc­tion of mer­chan­dise from recy­cled mate­ri­als (for exam­ple, bicy­cle or car tires). In cor­po­rate gifts, this may be a prod­uct sewn from old com­pa­ny ban­ners. This is not only an eco-friend­ly and orig­i­nal gift, but also a strong mar­ket­ing ploy.
  • The Char­i­ty Trend. It is pos­si­ble to donate on behalf of the hero of the occa­sion or timed to coin­cide with the event (for exam­ple, the all-Russ­ian action “Chil­dren instead of flors”, when par­ents donate to funds instead of flors to a teacher on Sep­tem­ber 1). Gifts pur­chased in inclu­sive work­shops, from local brands are rel­e­vant (for exam­ple, mit­tens knit­ted by grand­moth­ers — there are sev­er­al such social projects). All this can also be done in an orig­i­nal way. If you make a dona­tion, then you can cre­ate a mem­o­rable sou­venir for the hero of the occa­sion. For exam­ple, if donate ani­mal food to the fund, it would be great to give a paw badge as an order.
  • Emo­tion trend.. Giv­ing some­thing that evokes emo­tions and mem­o­ries instead of mate­r­i­al is a very strong­ly grow­ing trend. From sky­div­ing to a plane tick­et to a meet­ing place with friends. A trend on the show is gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty when a theme par­ty is held for the birth­day boy. And all the cos­tumes and gifts are con­nect­ed with the theme. Such a gift caus­es a wow effect and often becomes a tra­di­tion.

For any occa­sion, for all ages: help you choose orig­i­nal gifts

Popular questions and ansrs

Choos­ing a gift for a loved one is usu­al­ly not so dif­fi­cult: after all, there is an idea of ​​​​his tastes and hob­bies. Hov­er, there are sit­u­a­tions when you need to con­grat­u­late some­one whose inter­ests are unknown. Let’s explore these options in more detail.

What is a memorable gift for a dding?

If you want to stand out and be remem­bered by the new­lyds, instead of a face­less enve­lope (or togeth­er with it), you can pre­pare paired gift-impres­sions. For exam­ple, din­ner at an exot­ic restau­rant or a mas­ter class in play­ing ten­nis or any oth­er paired sport. You can also choose a sym­bol­ic present — a genealog­i­cal book or a dec­o­ra­tive horse­shoe.

What memorable gift can be given to the leader?

A gift to a leader usu­al­ly means some­thing sol­id or high-sta­tus: an expen­sive pen, cuf­flinks, or elite alco­hol — trite, but reli­able. Although you can choose a more rel­e­vant gift with­out break­ing the chain of com­mand. For exam­ple, you can give a sub­scrip­tion to use­ful online ser­vices, a dock­ing sta­tion for gad­gets, or a mas­sage col­lar.

What can you do with your own hands?

There are many ready-made kits for cre­ativ­i­ty on the net­work. This sim­pli­fies the task — even seem­ing­ly com­plex gifts can be made at home: cook soap, pour a can­dle, make jel­ry, sew some­thing out of leather. Also, cre­ative gifts are still rel­e­vant, for exam­ple, you can edit a mini-movie or record a song in the stu­dio.