Alongside the usual presents – the clothes, toys and flowers - you may also want to invest in a gift more permanent as a lifelong memento. A keepsake that will not only celebrate their birth but be something either you or they can cherish their whole lives.
A handmade, lovingly crafted piece of silver jewellery can last a lifetime and if it is personalised, the story carried in the precious metal can be carried by the wearer throughout their lives. The piece can be customised with a symbol, a name, initials or favourite saying. Joulberry features an impressive range of fingerprint jewellery, which can contain the fingerprint (or handprint or footprint) of a loved child. The process to capture the tender print is very easy and results in a truly heartwarming gift for either the parents, the child to carry as they get older or for relatives.
Plant a tree
Planting a tree is not only a wonderful gesture and a lifelong gift but also great for the environment. You can plant a sappling in a forest and receive a certificate in their name. We suggest trying the Heart of England “Plant a Sapling” scheme. In future, everytime you take a walk in the beautiful wood you can watch the tree grow in strength and maturity alongside your new arrival.
Name a Rose
If you love flowers like us this is a super gift. You can name a beautiful rose after the new born child and receive a packet of unique seeds, which you could sow in your garden. The rose is added to a national database so you can be sure it is a one-of-a-kind. The seeds are sent with a certificate and a unique database number.
Name a Star
Prince William, Leo Blair, Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes (named by actor Michael Baldwin), and Brooklyn Beckham (named for David and Victoria Beckham by Emma Bunton) have all had stars named after them. The International Star Registry is the world’s database of star names. Since there are more stars in the galaxy than people on our planet we’re unlikely to run out any time soon and of course, barring a supernova, you can guarantee they will last a lifetime. (Be aware the star naming is not officially sanctioned by the International Astronomical Union.
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