Special Gifts for an Aunt & Uncle

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Special Gifts for an Aunt & Uncle
Pick a gift that your aunt and uncle will truly appreciate. (gift image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

Your aunt and uncle can play an important role in your life, providing guidance, friendship and family ties. Whether for Christmas, a wedding anniversary or just as a thank you for their lifelong love and support, choosing a special present for your aunt and uncle requires some careful planning and consideration.

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Photo Gifts

Family photos make one-of-a-kind gifts for your aunt and uncle, recalling happy memories and decorating the home at the same time. Look for an old family photo of the three of you together, maybe right after your birth, during a special event in their lives or during a family vacation. Use an attractive picture frame that matches their home decor, or find a personalised picture frame engraved with a message from you.

Destination Gifts

Some of the most special gifts include vacations, weekend getaways and sightseeing. Offer your aunt and uncle a vacation package to a location they've expressed an interest in visiting. If your budget is tight, choose a closer or more affordable location, or only cover part of the costs (such as hotel reservations). If you haven't seen your aunt and uncle in some time, buying their plane tickets for a visit is a special gift they'd remember for years.

Special Gifts for an Aunt & Uncle
Give your aunt and uncle the gift of sightseeing. (older couple image by JulianMay.co.uk from Fotolia.com)

Edible Gifts

If your aunt and uncle are difficult to shop for, edible gifts are memorable and appreciated. Consider their tastes before you set out to cook a homemade meal or bake homemade treats; be adventurous, but pick a recipe that's both tasty and meets possible dietary restrictions. Cookies are versatile, look appealing and can be packaged in a gift tin or basket. Cooking a full meal, with sides and salad included, makes a great thank you gift.

Personalised Gifts

Some of the best gifts can't be found in stores. Coupons for free services are versatile, and also personally meaningful. Offer up your specific talents to help your aunt and uncle; for instance, if you're tech savvy, help your aunt and uncle set up their own personal (or home business) website. If your aunt and uncle don't have the time or energy to work around the home and garden, offer to do maintenance and upkeep for them.

Special Gifts for an Aunt & Uncle
Spending time with your aunt and uncle is an important part of the gift. (family in the country image by Robert Kelly from Fotolia.com)

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