Are you looking for a truly special 80th birthday gift for a parent or grandparent? A gift that goes beyond the latest gadget, best seller book or another pair of slippers? Below are five heart warming 80th birthday gifts that are certain to touch your loved one deeply.
These 80th birthday gifts vary in time and cost and can be given by one person or collectively as a family.
~ 80th Birthday Gifts ~
- An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to write down what they appreciate most about the guest of honor. Maybe it’s their sense of humor, gift for storytelling or cooking talents. Collect the lists, put them together in a book and then present the book on their special day.
- A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take your parent or grandparent on a leisurely drive or stroll through their childhood neighborhood. Ask them to share memories of their youth. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and provide a written itinerary with the history and highlights. End the day with a meal at their favorite restaurant!
- Organize their Old Family Photos
While most older family members are the keepers of old family photos, many lack the skills to preserve and distribute them. Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a day spent labeling and organizing their old family photos. When finished, scan the photos so they can be preserved and shared in a digital format.
- Capture their Life Story
Capture your parent or grandparent sharing their life story and family history in a Legacy Video. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be shared for generations to come is an 80th birthday gift certain to touch them deeply.
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does your parent or grandparent have a favorite photo? Of their parents or grandparents? Their siblings? Themselves as child? If the photo is in poor condition or too small to display, have it digitally restored, reprinted on archival paper and framed. When presenting the gift, ask your loved one to share the story behind it.
- A Video Tribute
Surprise your parent or grandparent with a Video Tribute. Present at an event or post to a family website. Include family photos, interviews with family members and even clips from old home movies.
- A Family Portrait
Bring the family together to celebrate while creating a lasting memory. Hire a professional or ask a friend to take a photo of the family together. A good photographer can even photoshop a family member in who can’t attend the event.
These 80th birthday gifts go beyond the usual. Make your parent or grandparent’s birthday special with one of these truly heartwarming 80th birthday gifts.
For tips on making your own Legacy Video, visit my post: ‘How to Make a Legacy Video.
Or let us do the work for you! (See below)
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story for your family to know!
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview with a parent or grandparent together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing your loved as they recount their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about giving the gift of a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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