Part of speech: noun

Anything kept for the sake of the giver; a memento.

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Usage examples "keepsake":

  1. Out of the innocent generosity of her heart she sent me also, as a keepsake, " a little heavy cane, of which Leonard was extraordinarily fond." - "The Red Planet", William J. Locke.
  2. We- we thought mebbe you'd accept a little- kinder keepsake. - "Colorado Jim", George Goodchild.
  3. I shall tell Mrs. Perkins to write to Mrs. Hall to tell your father how well your brother is looking, and I know he'll be- And here's a little handkerchief for a keepsake. - "Clover", Susan Coolidge.