Photos and videos
Photos and videos are always thoughtful gifts, especially for family. The gift of old pictures and home movies is great for nostalgia, sharing memories and reminiscing on good times together.
Digitize old photos and videos
Have old photographs and home movies lying around? Digitizing old pictures and videos can be a great surprise gift. Going over memories and events can be an especially rewarding experience. If you or a family member is technologically savvy, you can even create your own “movie” based on digitized photos and videos around a particular theme. Costs for digitizing photos can vary, depending on whether you use a professional service or do it yourself. For example, LegacyBox will digitize two items and send them as a digital download, on a thumb drive or as a DVD disc set for $59.99.
Digital picture frame
Digital picture frames are a popular gift for elderly family members, since some, like the Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame ($200), can be updated remotely via email. Anyone who knows the email address of the frame can send photos to it, which keeps the content fresh and allows different family members and friends to share pictures. The picture frame showcases a rotating slideshow of pictures, which makes it an ideal way of flipping through photos all within a single frame.
Custom photo blankets make a great gift and allow you to display photos on a soft, fleecy blanket. Choose from a variety of different themes and styles from popular providers like Shutterfly and Snapfish, with blankets starting at $44.99.
Photo calendars are another fun photo-related gift for the senior in your life. Choose whether to feature a single photo per month or a collage, with calendars starting at $9.99. You can even create a themed calendar with different photographs throughout the year. Every time they check the date, a photo calendar will bring a smile to their face.