Heirlooms have been passed through generations for generations. It’s a touching way to leave a part of your history to your loved one. But often people make assumptions as to what constitutes an heirloom. Or worse, an heirloom is considered special to one person and perhaps not another. And that can be awkward!
According to one TLC article:
First, figure out whether your children (or whomever you have in mind) will appreciate an heirloom as you’d hoped — or if they’ll simply accept it out of obligation. So ask. And be prepared for the answer. After all, you don’t want your heirloom to become a burden. Unless you’re the passive aggressive type, but that’s a different list altogether.