Great Gift Ideas from Things Rememberd


Some of the most precious gifts that I’ve received over the years have been personalized gifts. There is just something about receiving a necklace that has been engraved with a personal message or a frame that already has a picture of my girls placed in it! And one of my very favorite places to shop for personalized gifts is Things Remembered!


This year Things Remembered has an amazing line of Mother’s Day gifts, including some beautiful charm bracelets, necklaces, and picture frames. Each gift can be personalized and is amazingly affordable!

One of my favorite items on the Things Remembered Mother’s Day gift list is the Custom Musical Keepsake Box:


These silver-plated, beaded musical jewelry boxes feature a soft black interior that is elegant and spacious, giving you plenty of space to hold many rings, bracelets, and necklaces. What sets these jewelry boxes apart from others out there is that you get to personalize your Keepsake Box in three different ways:

Step 1: Choose from one of three different shapes (heart, oval, or rectangle)
Step 2: Select a classic song for your Keepsake Box. My favorite is “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, but you can choose from the Jackson Five to Elvis to the Temptations.
Step 3: Add your own personal message. This is where you can really express your love or appreciation for that special someone, or at least where you can butter them up (i.e. gift for the Mother-in-Law)! If you need help coming up with something clever or lovely, just look around at Things Remembered — they have some great suggestions that will help inspire you!

That’s it! Three easy steps and you have a beautiful, personalized gift for that special lady in your life this Mother’s Day! With the Custom Musical Keepsake Boxes starting at just $40, you could even pick up one for each of the moms in your life!!! While you’re visiting Things Remembered, don’t forget to shop around for some personalized gifts for grads, dads, and those upcoming summer weddings you’ll be attending!

To help celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Things Remembered is giving ten lucky moms a free personalized frame with their “Mom Memories Picture Contest”! All you have to do to enter is submit your favorite family photo, along with an engraving you’d pick to go with your picture. Not only could you win a chance to get your own personalized frame, but you might also be featured in a Things Remembered email! You can see all the details at

As a part of our Mother’s Day Giveaway, Things Remembered wants to treat one reader to their very own Custom Musical Keepsake Box!!! To enter, simply tell us who you would give this beautiful gift to or if you’d keep it for yourself (there’s no shame in that, I can always use a new jewery box!).

This giveaway is open to US residents and closes on May 4. Our lucky winner will be announced on May 5, along with our other Mother’s Day Giveaway winners.

If you’d like to help us spread the word, you can link back to our Mother’s Day Giveaway post and include a “Mother’s Day 2010 Giveaway” button in a post or on your sidebar. While linking is not required to participate, we really appreciate any linky love you can send over to help us continue to run special giveaway events like this!

Please review our Mother’s Day Giveaway information and our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete lift of our contest and giveaway rules.

We did not receive any compensation for this post. However, Things Remembered is providing the giveaway prize (one Custom Musical Keepsake Box).


  1. says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Things Remembered! I always give an engraved picture frame to newlyweds and new parents. I just love seeing their faces when they open it up!

    I would give it away. My Mom is a big collector of music boxes and that is a very good idea for a gift!

  2. says

    I would give this musical box to a lady that I call mom. My mother passed away when I was 29 (just before my first born) and I am lucky enough to have another “mom” who has brought me in and treated my entire family as her own. I am blessed.

  3. Ra'Keisha Sampson says

    Hello I am writing to nominate my mother Corinthia Sampson for this great mother’s day package. My mother went through a lot of pain throughout her life and despite it all she managed to raise me and my younger brother alone successfully as well as help others raise their children. I look at my mother as a “superwoman” because many people call her “mother” she has been a counselor, mother, confidont, sister and friend for many that had nobody at some point and time. She is overall a giving person and never looks for anything in return. I just want my mom to take a break at some point and time but she always is somewhere aiding to need of others and sometimes never to herself. I love my moms spirit and I cherish her God given abilities. I thank God daily for such a peaceful and loving mother. I wouldn’t change anything about her.

  4. says

    I think this would be a beautiful gift for my daughter. She’s only 5 but every girl deserves something beautiful. It would be something to be cherished and loved for years.

  5. Elizabeth says

    i would gift this to my three year old daughter (after three boys!). she has a few special pieces of real jewelry for very special occasions, and this would be perfect to keep them in.

  6. says

    I would love to give this to my sister-in-law. She is due with her first baby in a week, but she’s scheduled for induction on Monday (if she doesn’t have him sooner). So this will be her first Mother’s Day this year.

  7. Trudy says

    I would give the box to my Aunt. She has lost 2 sons, an dis the only one left of her siblings. But through it all she has been strong and cheerful. She has given love when needed and not asked for anything in return. She loves Jesus and lives as an example for others.

  8. says

    I would keep it for myself. I have no idea what I would get engraved on the top, but I would use it to hold what I call my ‘Mom jewelry’ . Pieces that are special to me and represent my son. Thank you! :)


  9. Christine Roeske says

    I would definitely give this to my mother – my father, before he passed, used to give her small, enameled boxes similar to this!

  10. says

    I think I might keep it myself. Presently I have a heart trinket box holding earrings and the hinge is breaking. This could replace that. Thanks

  11. says

    I was looking at these just the other day at the mall, and I told my daughter that I would love to have one to put my small memories in from my son that passed away… so I’d keep it for myself.

  12. Donna C. says

    I would give this to my husband’s grandmother. She recently had to go to a senior living center and is in another state. We don’t get to see her or talk to her as much as we would like. This would be a beautiful reminder to her that we are thinking of her

  13. Kirsten T. says

    I would give this to my daughter…she would love it, especially being able to pick out her own music.

  14. Jess says

    I’d probably give this to my mom. We are blessing her with grandbaby #6 shortly (#2 child for us). She has been such a wonderful mother to me and my siblings and such a loving grandmother.

  15. Mary says

    My mother in law has both a birthday and mother’s day coming up, so I would probably give it to her (although I would be super tempted to keep it for me!)

  16. says

    I would be super tempted to keep this for myself, but my mother in law would get much more use out of a beautiful jewelry box so I would give it to her.

  17. says

    I lost my mom last July or else I would’ve sent it to her. But…hands down my mother in law has been amazingly supportive and helped us through so much these last few years, we would have been lost without her!

  18. Sheila Capell says

    I would give it to my first daughter with something super special that I’d have to think up later!!

  19. says

    I got back in touch with my high school typing teacher about 8 years ago, and now I have “adopted” her as my mom. I would love to give this musical keepsake box to her!

  20. Shawna OBrien says

    I would give this beautiful gift to my my mother in law as a token of how much I appreciate her because she cares for and gives my 2 boys grandma loving while I’m at work.

  21. Crystal Warren says

    I would give this to my daughter who is old enough now to have “real” jewelry and needs someplace to keep it (safely..hanging from her lamp where I found her new silver necklace just won’t do!)

  22. Terri Dell says

    I would have it made for my daughter. She’s not a mom yet but I am a mom because of her and my son.

  23. Denise says

    My oldest daughter, Halie, is graduating from high school this month and I would give it to her.

  24. says

    I would give it to my mother-in-law, I was blessed with one who I actually LOVE and get along with, so that definitely deserves a customized gift 😉 😀

  25. Barbara Camp says

    Love the keepsake box. Would be hard for e to decide whether to give it away or keep it for myself.

  26. Cheryl F says

    I would most likely keep it for myself…but maybe I might give it to my step daughter for her birthday.

  27. Cheryl Y. says

    I collect music boxes, so I would keep this for myself. Just listening to “My Girl” brightened up my day.

  28. Eileen says

    I would LOVE to give this to my daughter in law (well she WILL be this fall) who has 2 little ones and has sacrificed SO much the past 4 years while my son has been in college. I know they do not have money for gifts now, so she will probably not receive any Mother’s Day gifts. I would LOVE to sneak in and have this made for her to have FROM her kids. I know she would be very touched and although she is not drowning in jewels to place in a beautiful box such as this, she has a FEW treasures that might find their way there!

    THANKS to you & THINGS REMEMBERED! I love to find photo albums there for wedding or baby gifts!

  29. says

    I would give this to my mom. She is a great influence on my life as well as everyone else she touches. I love her and this would be a great way to show that.

  30. says

    I don’t have anything like this and would love to have it. It would be a great heirloom to pass along one day, too.

  31. Christina says

    I’d love to have this music box myself! When I was younger, I had so much jewelry and boxes and musical boxes – but time marched on, and it’s different now! I’m a Five Minutes For Mom subscriber and would love to win it and be reminded of myself and my love of all things beautiful!

  32. Jeanette says

    It is a gift I would cherish until my son was old enough to understand as well as cherish the musical keepsake.

  33. Ellie W says

    I would give it to my mother-in-law who has been like a mother to me since mine passed away.

  34. Debbie says

    I would give it to my daughter who has recently become a mother….unless I decide to keep it for myself!!!

  35. Kathy S says

    These music boxes are beautiful! I no longer have my Mom, but if I did, I would definitely give it to her. I guess that I would give it to myself, because I never buy myself anything…I have a daughter, a daughter in law, and two beautiful granddaughters that I’m always buying things for…something I really enjoy doing. Yes, I would definitely treat myself!

  36. A.Ozair says

    I would give the keepsake box to my mom because she came halfway across the world to help me with the birth of my son…and help me with my transition into motherhood…she is the one who reeeeally deserves such a treasure :)

  37. Linze! says

    I’m a mom and there’s no shame in saying that I would give this wonderful keepsake musical box for myself. Like you said….There’s no Shame! Right!

  38. Laura Benjamin says

    Since I lost my mom, I would keep it for my daughter and put keepsakes from my mom in it.

  39. Karen says

    I would give this to my Mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 2 yrs ago. We try to make each Mother’s Day and Birthday very special.

  40. Marty says

    I would give this to my daughter, who is only 2 at the moment…but I would want to save it for her, and have it be something she keeps and treasures always. She is my only daughter, so meaningful things between us–gifts like the personalized music box –are things that are extra-special and adored by both of us already.


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