12 gifts that get better with time

Every year, the "perfect" gift of the moment seems to change drastically, whether it's the latest must-have gadget or one clothing item that seems to be flying off of every rack.

And, unsurprisingly, these items are outdated and unwanted by the time the next winter season rolls around.

There's clearly a difference between a gift that's a smart investment versus something that'll be out of style or season in a few months.

But there's also a third category: Gifts that appreciate with time.

Not only are these gifts timeless and useful, but they increase in value as time goes on.

So if you're looking to give a gift that keeps on giving, consider one of these 12 items:

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Stocks

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Bonds

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Classic art

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Gold coin

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Fine wine

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A home improvement project

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Donations in a college fund

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Sports memorabilia

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Rare and classic books

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Watch

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Gaming systems

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Antiques

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Now, check out these 21 holiday gifts under $100:

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