A Blast From the Past
Typically, family members make up the largest number of the people we need to shop for, and the fact that we know them well and have been giving them gifts our whole lives mean the stakes are higher than for other giftees.
With that in mind, Bryan points to an easy way to kill many birds with one thoughtful stone: Restore an old family photo and give a copy to everyone in your family. Even Bryan is employing the tactic this year.
“People don’t really have family reunions anymore,” Bryan says, “but every family has that one person who has all the old photos and clippings. You can get a local photoshop or online service to restore it, blow it up and frame it.“
One of the best things about this type of gift, Bryan says, is that it can work with an old clipping, or a family member who has died, or just a fun vintage photo. As long as it’s in the family, it will work for any family member.