What types of gifts can I leave? There are three types of gift (called a "legacy") you can leave to us: Residuary Legacy – a gift of the remainder of your estate, or a percentage, after all other legacies and any debts cleared. Residuary legacies keep pace with inflation and are an effective way to divide the value of an estate between a number of people and causes. Pecuniary Legacy – Leaving a fixed sum of money in your will. It is worth noting pecuniary gifts can devalue over time due to inflation, so it is worth reviewing your will regularly. Specific Legacy – You can choose to leave property or specific items in your will such as art, jewellery, furniture or stocks and shares.