Michelle those sound soooo cute! <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
You could decoupage` a wooden tray with copies of lots of different family pictures. One of our family members did that one year.
Last year my MIL gave my husband a scrapbook of his life. Actually it was two scrapbooks; one was family history, records, etc. and the other was pictures of his life. Each sister got one too. Those were amazing gifts!!