If your family is anything like ours, they take pictures of everything. My Dad once took a record 1400 pictures during a 10 day vacation overseas. My wife is also quite the photographer. She is known for taking pictures of her exotic cocktails and martini's when we're out for a night on the town. When we go hiking, she takes great macro pictures of plants and insects. At the aquarium she is the master of snapping tropical fish without using the flash. It seems like whenever a perfect photo opportunity arises, she always has our camera ready. So as you can imagine, we have ludicrous amount of pictures on our computer. Unfortunately, nobody ever gets to see them, unless they are using our computer, or receive them in an email.
That was until my wife opened a free Shutterfly account, and started making photo books. The first couple books were of our wedding and came out phenomenal. Shutterfly easily allows the sizing/placement of the pictures with capabilities inserting blocks of texts and selecting different backgrounds. The books were fairly inexpensive and gratifying to design. We decided to display under our coffee table for for visiting guests to see.
A photo book can also make a great gift, that is a little more personal and creative than shopping at the mall. Consider a photo book for birthdays, Christmas, Anniversarys or Valentines day.