3 Unique Heirloom Gifts For Nieces and Nephews That Won't Collect Dust

3 Unique Heirloom Gifts For Nieces and Nephews That Won't Collect Dust...or end up in a landfill.

What do you buy a niece or a nephew?

When my niece and nephews were born, I made a decision that I was only going to give them gifts when I see them in person. My sister and her family live in France (I'm in Canada), so that means I don't get to see them very often. I rarely see them on their actual birthdays or for holidays and gift-giving to me is so personal. I like to put a lot of thought into what I give. So I decided, instead of shipping toy gifts over twice a year, I wanted to give them a handcrafted present in person no matter what time of year that is. 

Luckily for me and you, I am an artist and I have created giftable keepsake art pieces.  If you are an aunt or uncle and want to stray away from giving plastic gifts that will either end up in a landfill eventually or be a lost forgotten toy collecting dust before getting donated, you've come to the right place.

Step up your gift-giving game with these 3 unique heirloom gifts that your nieces and nephews will treasure forever.

Personalized Birth Prints

My personalized birth print is the perfect gift for any child no matter their age. It isn't just for babies! I gave my nephews and niece each a print and they are aged 8, 6 and 2. They proudly hung them up above their beds. My 6 year old nephew, Louie, designed his and chose the hydrangea flower while stating, 'even boys can like flowers too.'

This print has their name(s), birth date and birth place on it along with your choice of a flower or tree as the centre design. It is a piece of art that they will grow up with and will eventually become a family heirloom that will be handed down for generations.

Floral Wall Art

When I look around my home, now as an almost 40 yr old adult, I can point out multiple pieces of art on my walls that were gifts from my child years. I have a portrait of a horse that I was given as a 7yr old. There's a flower painting I was gifted when I turned 9 and a beautiful landscape painting from when I turned 12. Each of these pieces have moved with me from house to house and there's a sense of nostalgia and familiarity attached to them.

Giving your niece or nephew a floral art print will be the kind of gift that they will keep forever. Floral wall art is a versatile and impactful gift that your nieces and nephews will cherish for years to come. It will move from their childhood bedroom to their first apartment to their first family home and beyond. And every time they look at it, they'll be reminded of you!


 

Flowers not their thing? I have another timeless option for heirloom gifts that capture the magic of nature: Woodland Art Pieces.

Woodland Art Prints

We all know that spending time in nature is soothing and healing. Trees possess a certain power that almost speaks to our ancestral heritage. Woodland art pieces create a sense of wonder and connection to the natural world, making them a perfect gift for your nieces and nephews to admire and appreciate for years to come. Plus, the colour green primarily communicates a sense of peace, balance, and harmony. It resonates with rejuvenation and restoration, often creating feelings of being connected to nature. It also offers the sensation of safety and security. This colour has a calming effect and is often linked with a positive psychological response. 

So, next time you're wondering what to buy your niece or nephew, remember the power of an original art gift that will not only bring joy in the moment, but also hold meaning and value for years to come. As the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson once said, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." Let these unique heirloom gifts be the seeds that foster a lasting and cherished relationship with your nieces and nephews. Choose a gift that will not collect dust or end up in a landfill, but rather stay in their hearts and homes forever.

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