Gifts With Your Own Personal Twist

We took your ideas for what to give loved ones and threw in a few of our own.
Wade Kwon

Digital Dreams
It's time to liberate those photos from the shackles of your digital cameras and phones. Maybe Heather Palmer McFarland of Clarksville, Arkansas, can help. Her mother-in-law always wants photos of family events, so Heather and her husband bought a starter camera for her (prices range from $50 to $100) and included a certificate for lessons on shooting, uploading, and printing at the photo kiosk.

Gena Leal of Acworth, Georgia, likes to put vacation photos on a DVD with background music. Web-based services can turn those same shots into a keepsake coffee-table book, complete with captions.

Our suggestion for advanced users: Buy Aunt Felicia a digital photo frame (around $200), connect it to the Internet, and then send her new photos from your house.

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