1. Have an unique photo framed in a historical-style finish. Then have it enlarged and matted in a beautiful frame that does it justice. You will need some idea of where it might go in the home, and whether a wall or table frame is best. Use discretion when fishing for this information.
2. Give a personal photo in a contemporary frame. Depending on the type of relationship you have with the recipient, select a photo that shows a corresponding side of your personality. For example, if you have fun, goofy times together, choose a picture that shows a funny expression on your face or one that reflects a humorous event that the photo will bring to mind. You can even sign the photo to make it more personal, if you like. Or decorate the frame with stencils, dried flowers, or stickers for a memorable touch.
3. Present a special drawing in chalk, pencil, ink, or pens that you have made or that was made by a pro to commemorate a special event the two of you attended. For example, if you had caricatures drawn at last summer’s carnival, you might want to have one framed in a fitting design and give it to someone you haven’t seen in a while, like your sister who lives on the other side of the country. If you baby-sit someone’s children and have permission to take them out, have their pictures done in a medium other than photography. Then have the images framed professionally as a special anniversary or holiday gift to the parents.