It sounds schlocky but putting together a video montage for a loved one's birthday, wedding, etc. is a wonderful gift and always much appreciated.
We've used Digital Ave three times (for a 60th birthday, my great aunt's 90th and my sister's wedding) and each time we were blown away by the creativity coming out of the "Laurie and David" team. They even went out of their way to contact a school's alumni office to retrieve an old photo and do some great cutting and pasting when needed.
The products (usually a 20-minute video to music with photos and/or video) are heirlooms that will be lovingly watched over and over again. Each one will cost anywhere from $350-$700, depending on the length.
Go in with a group and put a smile on your loved one's face. All you need to do is collect the photos and a couple of songs and Digital Ave will do the rest! They are truly amazing.