Are you looking for a truly special 80th birthday gift? A gift that go beyond the latest gadget, best seller book, or scarf? A gift that celebrates your loved one and their story? Below are five unique and personal 80th birthday gifts that are certain to move 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 ~
- A Favorite Photo Framed
Does your loved one have a favorite photo tucked away somewhere? Of their parents or grandparents? Their siblings? Themselves s a 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 Stroll Down Memory Lane
For a gift they are sure to love, take them on a leisurely drive or stroll through their childhood neighborhood. Ask them to share stories and favorite memories of their youth. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and provide a written itinerary with the history and highlights. Enjoy a meal at their favorite restaurant to cap off the special day!
- An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to write down what they appreciate most about the celebrant. Maybe it’s their sense of humor, gift for storytelling or cooking talents . Collect the lists and put them together in a book. When presenting the gift, have each person read their list.
- Organize their Photos
While most seniors are the keepers of old family photos, many lack the technical skills needed to preserve and distribute them. Give your loved one the gift of a day spent labeling and organizing their old family photos. Finally, scan the photos so they can be preserved and distributed in a digital format.
- Record Their Life Story
For a truly special gift, capture their life story in a book, on audio tape or in a Legacy Video. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be preserved and shared for generations to come is a gift guaranteed to move them deeply.
These truly meaningful 80th birthday gifts go beyond the expected. Which one will you choose?
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story and family history for your family to know!
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview 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 and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your parent or grandparent’s life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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