Coming up with fun, interesting, and thoughtful presents for the people that you love can be challenging, particularly if you want them to be truly personal and come from the heart. To give you some help, we’ve come up with a list of 5 creative video gift ideas for your friends and family that are bound to be truly special on any occasion.
Read ahead to learn some great new ways to show some appreciation for the people in your life, including making video albums, creating truly personal messages, and even transferring old 8mm films into digital form.
1. Create A Video Album
In the last few years, video has become the favorite form of content for most people online. We all enjoy looking at photo albums and reminding ourselves of special memories, so why not bring that idea to the modern day with a video album instead?
In a video album, you can incorporate everything from short videos, music, and photo collections to collages and personal messages, and you can add all kinds of interesting editing to make it fun and stand out.
2. Send A Personal Message
With the prevalence of mobile phones and social media, we’ve become very used to the idea of just sending a quick text or dm to mark an occasion. Unfortunately, those messages can feel very impersonal.
With a video, you can send a message that will really put a smile on someone’s face, and there are many creative ways to make it even more exciting for them to receive.
You could upload a short message to a private/unlisted link and use a QR code generator to make a personalized code just for them, or you could deliver your message on a USB in a special gift box.
3. Collect Video Messages From Others
While a personal message from you can be a great gift on its own, you could also collect special video messages from other people as well.
They could be from people that they know who want to send their own well wishes, or you could even get a video message from their favorite celebrity or influencer through a service like Cameo.
4. A Video History
Another wonderful way to use video to say something special is to create a movie that tells the story of your relationship with the person you are gifting it to. It could include photos of your favorite times together, important memories, music that you both love, and personal narration.
For a family member, you could give a full family history, and include interesting information from your family’s past. You might want to conduct some research of your own into your heritage or do an ancestry DNA test, to add even more meaning to the story.
5. Bring Old Home Movies Back To Life
If you want to gift something truly memorable, what could be better than giving new life to some old home movies? Almost every family has reels of 8mm film from years ago that’s full of important memories tucked away somewhere, slowly being forgotten.
There are now many ways that you can convert that old film into a digital format, and even edit it together into a really special collection for someone important.