Sometimes simple is the best option. These cufflinks are short little silvery cylinders. They're classy, carefully crafted and have a level of quality that stands out. Give them as a gift, or keep them as your own personal accessory. The best part is that they can be engraved to hold a personalized message. Bring them to a local engraver and have a custom message added. This makes them a particularly special gift. Use the links to create a pleasant memory and then wear them at your sleeves whenever you're feeling nostalgic.
This is such a simple design, with no distractions, that it would be my first choice for a cuff link that needs to be monogrammed or engraved with a special symbol.