Why the Gift of Stock is a Great Idea:The recipient becomes a real shareholder of a company they love and gets the stock certificate to proudly display. In addition, as a shareholder, they get annual reports, declared dividends, and even invites to shareholder meetings.
Knock their socks off this this unexpectedly clever gift!
The recipient's name appears on the front of the certificate and the engraved plaque allows you to truly personalize this gift with words that give it lasting meaning.
This gift lives beyond the initial event because the recipient participates as a shareholder by receiving annual reports, declared dividends, voting, and who knows, maybe even profits.
The perfect gift to teach kids (even grown-ups) about investing and the stock market. Add our I'm A Shareholder book and you have the perfect formula for teaching kids about the stock market.
Stock certificates are ornate works of art. Most have intricate designs and vignettes that come to life as symbols of American business.
There is a story behind every stock certificate. Events and personalities can change overnight to contribute to the collectible value of a stock certificate. Example: just before Pixar merged into Disney, there was huge demand for its stock certificate that had movie characters and Steve Job's printed signature on it. Now certificates sell for over $500 on scripophily.com.