Many people now research their family trees in great depth taking many years. Very few however take the obvious step of turning their research into a beautiful heirloom by having the results turned into an illuminated family tree. Family trees can be decorated with coats of arms, paintings of family homes and other relevant artwork.
Heraldic Coats of Arms make a superb gift, rendered in gouache and gold or other metallic leaf on parchment or vellum they are stunning and enduring.
Surname histories again make a nice gift for a birthday or other special occasion. They can be presented nicely with the relevant coats of arms.