Finding the perfect gift isn’t always easy. Gift cards and department store finds will get the job done, but they aren’t the most unique or thoughtful options. If you want to make an impact with your gift giving, then antiques are the way to go. Antiques make great birthday, anniversary, and just-because gifts because, like your loved one, they’re one of a kind. With so many different items to choose from, it’s easy to find a meaningful antique gift for everyone in your life.
Here are some of our favorite antique gift ideas to inspire you:
For many people around the world, coffee isn’t just a beverage: it’s a way of life. If you have a caffeine connoisseur to buy for, consider giving something like a classic hand-crank coffee grinder or an elegant pewter serving set. Even if the antiques aren’t in working condition, they’ll still make for striking home decor.
We all have that one friend who is the life of every celebration. They love entertaining friends and family in their homes with soirees and dinner parties. Treat the consummate host in your life to a gift that will be the envy of all their guests, such as a mid-century etched glass wine decanter with matching classes. Cheers!
Attending the theater is an art in and of itself. For the season ticket-holder in your life, consider a set of antique opera glasses. Compact and refined, these petit binoculars will make a statement while also coming in handy for those times when orchestra level seating simply isn’t an option.
Few items bring character to a room quite like antique home decor. Vintage artwork, oil paintings and framed prints make stunning gifts. If you’re not sure which piece to choose, consider gifting an antique easel as a creative way to display artwork instead.
Vinyl records have been experiencing a renaissance among music lovers for some time now. If you really want to impress the collector in your life, while also giving them a piece of music history, a classic wind-up Victrola phonograph should do the trick. This vintage player can store a well-curated vinyl collection and play music, all in one gorgeous piece.
Much like with coffee, people who love beer often have an appreciation for all things beer-related. For the friend who loves the culture surrounding beer as much as actually drinking it, a vintage German drinking stein makes the perfect gift. These colorful beer glasses are often completed with details such as hand painted sides, ornate pewter lids, and lithographs at the bottom that are only revealed once you go bottoms up!
Your loved ones don’t have to be antique lovers to enjoy a gift from days gone by. Vintage gifts tap into the unique interests and values of our friends and family, making them the sort of thing that people will cherish for years to come. For even more ideas, be sure to visit us in-store!