Low-price, high-impact presents

From the SF Gate:

I co-hosted a baby shower yesterday for one of my dearest friends, and a gift from her mother-in-law had the room all verklempt.

Inside a box: a onesie that the father-to-be had worn, a photo of him in the outfit at six months, and a note explaining the onesie’s history. When my friend’s baby is born, she’ll have the opportunity to create a new tradition — dressing the baby in his father’s outfit and snapping a photo.

On a somewhat related note, a few years ago, my mother gave me one of my favorite presents of all time: a simple frame with my paternal grandparents’ wedding photo on one side, my maternal grandparents’ wedding photo on the other, and my parents’ wedding photo in the middle.

The opportunity to introduce or extend a little family history is one of those low- or no-cost gifts that goes a long way with the recipient.

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