How to Pick a Digital Frame For a Grandparent Gift

Digital picture frames make excellent gift choices for grandparents, because although they are electronic, they can be setup with about as much hassle as turning on a light. Grandparents love seeing pictures of their children’s children, and digital photo frames can make that a constantly changing pleasure.

Here are four key things to look for when you’re purchasing a digital frame for an elderly person:

Bigger is Better

Most elderly people will appreciate a screen that is as large as possible. The fact is, our eyes get older along with the rest of the body, and a screen that is bigger is just that much easier to focus on and to watch. Don’t make them stand right in front of the screen, squinting!

Large Internal Memory

Pick a frame with a decent amount of internal memory. You want something that you can load up with lots of pictures and leave for their enjoyment. If you’re going to be the one updating the pictures for the grandparents, make sure you’ve got lots of memory to play with. Alternatively, you could also get one that is compatible with the memory card from your digital camera. Then, just buy a second flash memory card, and swap the cards from time to time.

Wireless Makes Life Simple

If you get a wireless digital frame, you can set it up to automatically update the pictures via the internet. All you need is a Flickr account and a wireless network, and you’re set. Wireless frames are quite simple to setup, and then from then on you can update your grandparent’s frame remotely, from your own house! Just call and let them know there’s new pictures on there, or wait until they call you to talk about them!

Multimedia Capability is Cool

I wouldn’t recommend getting too caught up in the various bells and whistles you can get with digital picture frames, however getting one with basic multimedia capability could be an appreciated feature. Wouldn’t it be nice to toss in the odd movie clip with sound in the midst of all those static photos?

Large digital picture frames can make great gifts for grandparents – just be sure to get one that is going to be a good fit for their needs. Remember – Large screen, large memory, wireless, and video!

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