Something I did for the family this year, and that I've been meaning to do for a while, was digitize all of the old family photo albums. It was a time consuming project but I set myself up a comfortable workstation in front of the tv with my laptop and a scanner and a 3ft pile of albums. It was probably a 10 to 12 hour project in all, but a nice thing to do if you happen to be "the family tech" and are looking for gift ideas.
It was interesting project in that it made me evaluate what photos are ultimately worth taking in a persons life. While there were probably 4000 to 5000 photos, I only bothered to keep just over 1000. I didn't go in with any particular criteria on which photos to scan and which to skip, other than just picking ones that "felt special". What I observed was that photos of landmarks and scenery from various trips over the years, particularly those without anyone in the picture, they just aren't that interesting. Enough time passes, they lose their power of "being there". They feel as impersonal as the generic image on a postcard... and ultimately less well shot. I skipped pictures of mountains and landscapes and trees and buildings and cliffs and beaches and statues and plaques by the hundred... without a family or a friend in the pictures they just didn't spark joy (and even some that did have family or friends in them felt too much like the obligatory "stand next to the world's biggest moose as say cheese" type of thing, because you're there, but without any real enthusiasm). There were perhaps a few exceptions. Some photos, even of things millions of people have taken a photo of, just happen to come out especially good. Perhaps a unique bit of weather, or a unique framing, or some accidental thing that gives it something extra. Otherwise, the "scenery" shots I did find myself compelled to keep were the ones of the back yard, or the house, or the street I grew up on... the places of our daily lives, not the places we saw once.
I also tended to skip the obligatory "blowing out the candles", and "everyone sitting around the table for christmas dinner awkwardly turning around to take a picture minus the person holding the camera", and "hold up your gift and smile", and those sorts of pictures. There are much more candid and intimate and less staged shots which are much better.