GROUP PHOTOS Nothing puts people in a better mood than seeing pictures of themselves with their loved ones. Fortunately, living in the digital camera age means no longer does the whole clan have to get dressed up, then caravan down to your local Sears, pose for an awkward family photo, pay fistfuls of money for copies, wait weeks for delivery and hope no one’s eyes are closed. Throughout the holidays, you or the designated family photographer can snap buckets of photos of the kids and other family members. After the New Year, create a digital scrapbook and email it to the group with a cheery note. So while this list doesn’t represent the latest gadget or coolest toy, or even a savvy handcrafted Sandwich Bag Christmas Wreath, these gifts prove that not all gifts have to cost you an arm and a leg—but they do have to come from the heart.