Memory-Making Gift Guide for the Family That Travels

You know making memories is important. That’s why you travel as a family and place priority on time spent together. But now it’s the holidays and you’re stressed about finding the perfect gifts for those you love. And you’re worried that those carefully-selected items will end up in the closet or on the shelf gathering dust again.

So why not let your gift-giving this holiday season reflect your priorities? Here’s a collection of gift ideas that help families make and keep memories by strengthening family bonds and promoting unity across generations. You’re sure to find that perfect gift for your parents or in-laws, or even your kids. With prices from free on up, there’s something for everyone. So give a new kind of gift this year- one that leaves a legacy!

Hannah Bergen Heirloom Kit

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Holds everything you need to record and save your family heirloom stories. This beautiful 8’x10 5/8″X11 1/2″ hinged forever-keeping box has custom sections to safely protect archival-quality tags, stickers, and more. $85.00

StoryHouse’s Hanging Wood Recipe Print

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We all have favorite family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Whether it’s grandma’s famous apple pie, or granddad’s BBQ pork, your family favorites are worth saving and displaying! This is a fun and elegant way to showcase a beloved family recipe. $95 per custom print.

Vertical Bars Personalized Pendant Necklace

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Tell the world who or what is dear to your heart when you wear this meaningful personalized pendant necklace. $49.99

Monogrammed Dinnerware from Sasha Nicholas

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Monogrammed dinnerware and gifts that tell your story. Sasha Nicholas makes dinnerware meaningful. Create new memories & keep the old by adding your handwritten inscription on back. Prices vary. Oval Platter is $272.00

Legacy Tale’s Guided Tale membership

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This online course uses a step-by-step process to capture a lifetime of stories at your own pace. Includes coaching to write, edit, layout, scan pictures, and even print your history. Special holiday sale price $99.99 for annual membership or $9.99/month.


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This app helps families capture the stories behind their favorite photos. Instead of letting your photos gather dust in a box, get them out and start telling stories with loved ones! weGather makes it collaborative and fun for the whole family. Plus, it’s FREE!

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From kids’ artwork to photos and videos of birthdays, this is a fun app that helps you preserve important moments in your family’s life. Prices from $2.99 monthly to $9.99 annually.

Twile Family Subscription

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Create a timeline of everything that’s happened in your family from your earliest ancestors right through to today. Every member of your family can collaborate to capture events, photos and memories together. Everyone in the family tree has complete access with the family subscription. Regular price $124.99/year. 50% off available only through this gift guide link.

It sounds cliche, but there really are some gifts that keep on giving. Choose that kind this year. You’ll always be glad you did.

About Hilarie H. Robison

Hilarie RobisonHilarie H. Robison is a writer, facilitator and strategist who believes in leaving a legacy for loved ones. With a professional background in public policy and non-profits, she recently joined her husband in family entrepreneurship. Together they launched Legacy Tale, where they help families make and keep memories. Natives of Las Vegas, the Robisons love to travel with their two school-aged children. Follow Hilarie's adventures on Instagram and Facebook.

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