A great example of this is brooches. I love them and wore them everyday when I had a job that required me to wear a suit jacket. Every suit and every outfit had a particular brooch. Since I don't work in such a corporate environment I've stopped wearing my large collection of brooches. That's not to say I've stopped using them.
If you have a gift that requires something to anchor a ribbon, a brooch is a great option. You can buy brooches quite cheaply in accessory shop sales, charity shops and craft fairs. I would recommend using cheap brooches unless it is a special gift where I'm sure a diamond brooch would be appreciated!!
I have shown some examples below
For music lovers, you could use a range of band and music badges. You can often find a brooch or pin to suit any interest