Are you married to a finance geek? Do you work in the financial sector? Do you need a meaningful gift for a financial advisor, investor, or client?
Buying unique and thoughtful gifts is no easy task! Here are some excellent gift ideas for that special financial person in your life.
Wall Street Memorabilia
Collectibles marking financial events from the 1900s and later make fantastic gifts. A Lehman Brothers Lucite Cube, given to higher-earning salespeople just before the collapse, is a collector’s item, as is a Cast-Iron Bear Stearns Infrastructure Coin Bank. Other stock market memorabilia poke a little fun at the traditions of Wall Street; for example, a Hand Puppet with the name of the law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw reverses from a bear to a bull. Berkshire Hathaway fans will enjoy its 2005 Diamond Edition Monopoly Game featuring companies such as Fruit of the Loom and Geico. Pewter tokens include a Gecko, cowboy boot, airplane, ice cream cone, sofa, and a diamond ring.
Collectible Stock Certificates
Do you know someone that is passionate about the markets and history? Stock and bond certificates provide a unique and exciting gift. Collectible certificates can be bought representing companies with reputations ranging from great to scandalous. For example, a Goldman Sachs IPO Certificate from 1999 would make an excellent gift for a GS employee or admirer. For those collectors whose taste runs toward the naughty rather than the nice, there is an Enron Stock Certificate with Ken Lay’s Printed Signature. Also available are Walt Disney Bond Specimens from 1990 and a 1998 Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Stock Certificate Specimen.
Bull and Bear Statues
Financial advisors, investors, and clients will appreciate and enjoy these statues created in the spirit of Wall Street. Bulls of various sizes are available in bronze, copper, nickel-plated, and pewter. Bears are standing, walking, on top of rocks, and with cubs. If you are not sure which side your friend is on, choose a gift that includes both. Examples are Chrome-Plated Bookends (One Bear and One Bull) on Black Marble, Dueling Statues, or a Bull and Bear See-Saw.
If none of these gifts seem just right, you also might consider desk accessories such as a Chrome-Plated Pen Holder or Bull and Bear Beveled Quartz Clock or wine bottle stoppers such as these from Neiman Marcus.
If you have questions or are looking for something in particular, reach out to folks at Wall Street Treasures. They will help you find that perfect gift!