Is your parent or grandparent turning 90? Are you looking for a few unique ideas for 90th birthday gifts they are sure to love? Below are five 90th Birthday Gifts that go beyond the usual These are gifts that celebrate your parent or grandparent and their story.
These 90th birthday gifts vary in time and cost and can be given either by one person or collectively as a family. For a gift that is certain to move your your parent or grandparent deeply, consider the 90th Birthday Gifts listed below.
90th Birthday Gifts
A Family Portrait
Gather everyone for a festive afternoon (or weekend) and a family portrait. Hire a professional or ask a neighbor or friend to take the photo/s. Try multiple poses: a humorous ones, a formal ones, relaxed ones, etc. If a family member is unable to attend, often they can be digitally added into a photo.
A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Take a trip down memory lane! Spend a day with your parent or grandparent taking a leisurely drive or stroll through their childhood neighborhood. Encourage them to share stories and favorite memories. If the whole family comes along, rent a van and provide a written itinerary with the family history and neighborhood highlights.
An Appreciation Book
Ask family members to list what they appreciate most about your parent or grandparent. Maybe it’s their sense of humor, talent for storytelling or cooking skills. Collect the lists and gather them together in a book. Add photos or sketches for an extra special touch!
Organize their Photos
While most parents and grandparents are the keepers of old family photos, many lack the skills needed to preserve and distribute them amongst family members. Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a day spent going through their old photos together. Label, organize and scan while discovering your family history. Upload the photos to a family website or give very family member copies on a flash-drive.
Capture their Life Story
For a truly special 90th birthday gift, capture your parent or grandparent sharing memories of the family history and their life story in a Legacy Video. You can either record them yourself or hire a professional. Either way, knowing their story will be shared for years to come is a 90th birthday gift that will touch them deeply.
Which of these 90th birthday gift ideas will you choose? Let us know in the comment section below!
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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 together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
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