Keepsake Gifts for Boys

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Keepsake Gifts for Boys
Boy keepsake gifts range from framed photos to sports memorabilia. (young gift image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

A keepsake is something of sentimental or nostalgic value. When giving a keepsake as a gift for a holiday or birthday, the gift should evoke memories of an event or person with which the gift is associated. Keepsake gifts for a boy should be something that he can keep forever to remind him of a significant time in his childhood.

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Engraved Dog Tags

Originally worn by members of the military for name, blood and religion identification, dog tags have now evolved as a fashion accessory. Engraved dog tags are an appropriate gift for boys of all ages. Dog tags can be engraved with a boys name, birth date or special message. A picture can also be engraved on dog tags. Give dog tags as a graduation present for a boy with the elementary or high school's name engraved along with the class year. You have several design options when engraving dog tags. You can chose between silver or stainless steel dog tags and various colour and shape options as well as the option of having them gold plated or adorned with stones.

Picture Frame

A picture encased in the perfect picture frame is a keepsake gift idea that will allow a boy to remember a significant person or event in his life. If the boy is a member of a sports team, use a team photo or a photo from an important game placed in a sports-themed picture frame. You could also use a picture of him attending his first sporting event so he will remember the special day. Other ideas include photos of him and his best friends or a graduation photo. For a more personalised touch, have a picture frame custom made.

Personalised Sports Memorbilia

Sports items such as baseball bats can be personalised to commemorate the time spent on a sports team or as a tribute to a boys favourite sports team. The boy's name can be engraved on a baseball bat under the title of "Most Valuable Player" or "Player of the Year" or you can have the date of a championship win engraved on the bat. You can create personalised baseball mitts that are made in any style or colour you chose along with the players name stitched into the leather. Personalise footballs with graphics including logos, text and even pictures of the team or player. For a gift that will remind the boy of the time spent with his friends, have all the players and coaches autograph a baseball, soccer or football, at the end of the season and give it to the boy as a gift.

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