If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who is financially savvy and good with their money, how about something creative like a framed stock certificate issued by their favorite company?
Few people bother with physical stock certificates these days. It’s much cheaper and more convenient to keep your stock in an online trading account where you can watch it grow, earn dividends, and sell it when the time is right.
But companies still issue stock certificates and some of them are like miniature works of art.
Below we have listed what we think are the coolest stock certificates. They’re all available for purchase through OneShare.com and they make an awesome gift for that special investor in your life.
The Walt Disney Company
Disney’s stock certificate includes a portrait of a smiling Walt Disney himself surrounded by some of his most beloved characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh, Bambi, Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Sleeping Beauty.
Note – As I was preparing to publish this article I learned that Disney is going to stop issuing physical stock certificates. If you want to buy one you have to do so by 3:00 PM eastern time on 10/15/2013. Click here to grab one before it is too late.
The DreamWorks stock certificate features the company logo atop a blue sky with white clouds. At the bottom the head of its most famous and loved character peaks out at you with an impish look in his eye. Shrek is clearly up to something!
Orbital Sciences Corporation
I’m a bit of a science geek and I love all things space, so the Orbital Sciences stock certificate is one of my favorites. The colorful background features an amazing view of the solar system.
It’s a shame more companies don’t put some effort into creating a stock certificate as beautiful as the ones above. Just imagine what Nintendo’s would look like if they used a scene from Super Mario Bros instead of this…