Gift giving is beautiful! It’s also an opportunity for us to put a smile on our loved ones face. When we give presents to those who are the most precious to us in life we show them that we appreciate, value and celebrate their existence. Gifts are usually given on birthdays, graduation, engagement, weddings, and holidays like Christmas, and on other milestones that our family and friends achieve.
Vintage style items make beautiful presents which add elegance, charm and beauty to wherever they are placed or however they are used. Anything can be a vintage gift item as long as it has the right design. Clothing, interior décor, accessories, household utensils and many other useful objects in vintage style can be found that would make functional and special gift items. Here are some great ideas for gifting presents vintage style!
A Vintage Camera:
An old school 60s-80s era camera makes a great present for graduation or an older child’s birthday. These are usually Polaroid or film roll cameras and their beauty is not only in the design but also in the retro look that the photos come with. Such a camera is not too expensive, usually around 50 dollars, a price definitely worth for a family member who loves photography and will be delighted by this.
Easy to find, easy to maintain and wear, jewelry makes a perfect vintage present. Many shops on Etsy sell beautiful vintage jewelry, some with really unique properties like this customized map necklace which can show any location on the map that is valuable to the one receiving the gifts. Pearl necklaces, brooches, stone rings, vintage style watches are also some great options for women.
Vintage Silver, Ceramic or Steel Ware:
Kitchen utensils from the yesteryears were not only extremely beautiful but also so unique. They can hardly be found in big stores today but they are still available at dedicated vintage stores, thrift stores or online shops. Vintage style kitchenware are a symbol of class and affection to the receiver of presents and they make especially cool gifts for weddings or engagement. Pinterest also has some really cool vintage silver ideas featuring cute teapots, elegant candle stands, cups, trays and condiment holders. Ceramic utensils in vintage designs are also extremely adorable and unique. Painted ceramic plates, quirky pots and pans, and even elaborate spoons will win over any kitchen king or queen.
Vintage Home Décor:
If your daughter is moving to a new dorm room for college or getting married or if your sister is moving to a new place, gifting them a vintage home décor piece would always work well. Ornate vintage wall mirrors, table centerpieces, and flower vases make beautiful presents, especially in metal, glass or ceramic. Vintage picture frames, bed table clocks, and lamps are also perfect for gifting. These aren’t too big or bulky so they can be easily presented and moved and their delicate beauty just shines.
While there are a few people who really stick to one style there are many who like to experiment all the time. Being one of them I loved receiving clothes as a present since childhood till now. Vintage style clothing make an awesome gift because it’s a style that anyone at any age or body type or color can wear and still look good. Modern fashion has also used fashion items from the past decades and combined them with newer elements. Bralettes are one such example along with slip dresses, high waist boyfriend jeans, kitten heels and denim jackets which are best when they are pure vintage items bought from authentic stores although replicas can also be found in modern trendy shops now too.
Accessories are always in use and they give a lot of character to any outfit. Scarves are one such versatile vintage accessory which can be tied on a bag or used as a headband with cat eye sunnies for that iconic 50’s look. Hats and purses are another such item which looks pretty in vintage styles, be it a metal frame pouch, a drawstring little bag, cute berets or the flapper style cloches. Hats will take your look from downtown it-girl to the downtown abbey-esque queen, this cool vintage hat guide on Pinterest is simply a blessing.