Holidays year-round are great times to spend with friends and family, and present a prime time to give and receive gifts. Rather than the usual standbys of clothes, gift cards, or books, why not give your loved ones valuable investments in the form of precious metal bullion the next time a gift-giving occasion comes along? Precious metals are among the best historical investments in terms of their ability to survive market downturns and are tangible assets that can be held as long as the owner wants.

Here are some of the best gifts in metals for your next holiday shopping list.