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4 Sweet Surprises Your Siblings Will Always Appreciate

When it comes to your siblings, distance truly makes the heart grow fonder, especially when you’ve always been so close to them growing up. It wouldn’t hurt to surprise your siblings with something to express how much they mean to you and how much you miss them. Here are some ideas:

A New Book

It would be nice to give your siblings a new read that they would appreciate. Maybe there’s a biography that they’ve been eyeing for a long time, or perhaps you can get them the latest release from their favorite author. Maybe there’s a coffee table book or a graphic novel that just has their name on it. It’s a great way to let your siblings know that you’re thinking of them.

Flowers or Plants

Truly, the best time to give flowers is when it’s least expected. After all, who wouldn’t be delighted with a surprise bouquet? Surprise your siblings with a colorful arrangement to show them that you’re thinking of them. Another option is to send them plants that they can add to their homes.


The best way to anyone’s heart is through food, and this rule applies to your siblings as well. Have one of their favorite dishes delivered to them, just because. If you live nearby, you can make it yourself and give it to them personally (but make sure you follow all the necessary safety protocols!). Plus points if it’s a dish from your childhood–they’ll love the dose of nostalgia!

A Nixplay Frame

When everyone’s working and studying from home and physical distancing is encouraged, we have limited means to stay connected with your loved ones. A Nixplay Frame will help you stay connected to your siblings easily and safely. All you have to do is plug it in, upload your photos and 15-second videos, and share your favorite content with your siblings. It’s the most fun, easy way to stay close. Get your favorite Nixplay Frames at up to 25% off during our Labor Day Sale, only until September 6!

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Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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Irreplaceable Gifts For Your Family

Our families mean the world to us, and oftentimes it can be hard to express just how important these people are to us. When considering gifts to give your loved ones, a present can be more meaningful when it comes from the heart. Take a look at these options for gifts that will leave a permanent mark on your family’s life.

A gift to help them feel more present

For families separated by distance, feeling like you’re with your loved ones can be the greatest gift of all. Consider purchasing something that can help them feel your presence in their lives even if your schedules don’t easily line up. Digital photo frames are a great option for family members looking to reconnect through old memories, elderly relatives who can’t travel as much, or people who want to honor their late loved ones. It’s a great way to keep in mind those closest to your heart: Not only does it keep the faces of the people you love within sight, but the videos playing on a digital photo frame also keeps the voices of distant family present and remembered.

A gift for better living

Supporting good habits and encouraging healthy behavior is a gift that can have a lasting impact on the well-being of your family. If you have kids, it’s essential to establish healthy eating habits in young children to help them grow strong and stay healthy. Look for nutritious recipes that you can cook as a whole family⁠—acting as both a way to spend quality time together while also giving the gift of physical wellness.

For your partner, older relatives, or anyone else in your family looking for help eating better, there are printable meal-planning templates that can help them achieve their wellness goals while collaboratively working towards a better quality of life. As nutrition is key to living a longer life, supporting loved ones in this way demonstrates how much you value their presence in your life.

A gift for motivation

One of the greatest gifts that you can offer someone is an open ear and an opportunity to help them grow. As you think about the ways you want to give back to a family member, consider which qualities you admire most about them. Helping your friends or family reach their potential can be one of the most mutually rewarding experiences, and luckily there are several different ways to accomplish this.

One way to provide support for a family member in this way is to volunteer your time to help them harness their talents or gifts, such as taking a cooking class or visiting an art museum with them. If time isn’t always something you can offer, consider purchasing a guided journal for your loved one. Using this journal allows them to ask focused questions and plan different activities for deeper thought. Journals can be a great start to self-exploration and aid in goal-setting, making your gift a memorable part of their personal development.

A gift for peace of mind

Something you might not think about often but is unquestionably important is how you can continue to give to your families past your time with them. Ensuring that the ones closest to you are taken care of financially in the long run not only grants peace of mind but will guarantee that they are protected under any unforeseen circumstance. Life insurance isn’t as expensive as most people think and it can serve as a responsible gift for family members who rely on you financially, will act as an income replacement, and can help pay major payments should you no longer be there to provide for them. Listing your family as the beneficiary of your policy can help support any members who might be looking to go to college, have a mortgage, or have younger children.

While picking out the perfect gift isn’t always easy, finding something that is irreplaceable to your family can demonstrate the love and care you have for these special people. From physical gifts to simply the dedication of your time, the ways to give to your family are endless. And remember, just as author Catherine Pulsifer says, “giving to others will not take away from what you have but will, in fact, add to your life.”

8 People Share Why Memories Make The Best Presents

Still thinking of the perfect gift?

For your loved ones, especially your family, your presence is the best present.

But what if you can’t come home for the holidays?

With a Nixplay Frame, you’ll always stay close to your loved ones, no matter the distance.

Take it from these eight satisfied customers.

“We bought for my mother-in-law’s Christmas present—some family was going out of town on a trip over the holidays and we thought it would be fun to have her interact with her granddaughter through the frame…If you’re looking for a fun way to share photos, this is lovely.” – Babs P

“I’m sending this as a Christmas gift to my girlfriend, so we could share and update photos all the time. This is a good investment.” – Kevin

“We got this as a Christmas present for my mother in law who lives out of state and we don’t get to see as often as we like. She loves photos and is always asking to see more of my wife. When we explained what it was she started crying with joy…I recommend you get one for your parents, they will thank you for it.” – Appleee

“I got this as a Christmas gift for my parents, my brother and his wife, and also for my fiancé and I. As soon as I explained exactly what this frame can do, we were all hooked. Since we all live in different cities…it’s so easy to share photos instantly. We no longer have to download large files in email, or burn a disc and wait until we see each other next. The website and app that come with it are very easy to learn after you get used to it. My parents (who are tech challenged) were able to figure it out after a little tutorial from myself. It’s awesome to be staring at pictures on your frame, and all of a sudden your notified of an incoming picture. Great idea and execution with this frame!” – matticharlie23

“We got this for Christmas for my parents who live in Ohio but have kids and grandkids who live in Iowa and Texas. Now we can send them pictures from Texas and Iowa in an instant directly to their Nixplay Digital Photo Frame. It is an amazing invention!” – Rozanne Frazee

“We recently purchased this as a gift to our children’s grandmother who lives in another state. We had no problem setting everything up for her and adding tons of photos before we shipped it off for Christmas. We actually were so impressed by it we plan on buying one for ourselves!” – Amy Milam

“Our kids gave us this frame for Christmas. They set it up and added initial photos. We’re thrilled with this gift!
Wi-Fi setup was easy, adding a Facebook album was easy, and watching new photos appear as our kids upload them is so much fun!
Kids—seriously, your parents will love this gift. Adding new photos [throughout] the year will be like sending gifts directly to their home. Our daughter lives over a thousand miles away yet it feels like she’s home when I see her photos appear. Easy to recommend and encourage this purchase.” – YaymeeT

“My daughter gave this to me for Christmas and I love it! I don’t live close to my children or grandchildren, and it’s so great to follow their lives through pictures. I now over 500 pictures on it. I love the motion sensor, which you can set to your liking. I have it set so that when I go to bed at night it will turn off so it doesn’t bother my sleeping dog. Recently I had a question regarding sending pictures to friends and their online chat, specifically Joey, was there to help me through the process. So great to have the chat feature in case you have any questions. I highly recommend Nixplay!” – Debby L.

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This Christmas, delight your loved ones and share the joy with a Nixplay Frame filled with all their dearest photos. Take advantage of our Early Christmas sale and get up to 25 percent off select Nixplay Seed Wi-fi frames, only until December 12!

Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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What Do You Give Those Who Already Have Everything?

Some people are nearly impossible to buy gifts for.

These people are usually your loved ones: Your dad, your grandmother, your older sibling. It’s more challenging when they live far away. What can you possibly give someone who already seems to have it all?

Our answer? Memories they’ll always treasure.

Remind them of all the good times you’ve shared. Dig up your favorite photos with each other. They don’t have to be extravagant vacations or fancy dinners—there’s a beautiful kind of joy to be found in the quiet moments.

Gather all your pictures. Make dedicated folders on your computer. Scan the old printed photos and treat them with tenderness—their age will only enrich the stories they tell.

And when you’re ready to tell the tale you’ve pieced together, compile them on a Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Frame. Send it to your family and friends who live far away. By sharing your most joyful memories with them, it’ll be just as if you’re with each other despite being miles apart.

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This Christmas, delight your loved ones and share the love with a Nixplay Frame filled with all their dearest photos. Take advantage of our White Christmas sale and get up to 25 percent off select Nixplay Seed Wi-fi frames, only until December 12!

Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

International Friendship Day

5 Fun Ways To Spend International Friendship Day

We’re all so busy with work, school, our families, and our relationships, that sometimes we completely forget to slow down and enjoy the company of the people who have always been there for you. If this is the case for you, International Friendship Day is the perfect opportunity to rekindle your ties with your closest pals – your second family. You may not be related to them by blood, but they’re your brothers and sisters by choice, and that conscious decision to hold them near and dear makes all the difference.

Your friends have been there for you through good times and bad times, and will be by your side forevermore. Making sure they know how much they mean to you – that’s what International Friendship Day is for. Here are five fun ways to show them how thankful you are to have them in your life.

1. Visit your alma mater.

We’ve met a lot of our most loyal friends during our school days. If your school’s walls could talk, it would probably have so much to say about the crazy shenanigans you and your pals were up to. What better way to celebrate your friendship than to pay a visit to your alma mater, with the whole gang in tow? You can reminisce about your fondest moments and your favorite (and least favorite) teachers, and marvel at the improvements to the campus that were implemented after your graduation.

2. Throw a party.

Gather everyone and celebrate International Friendship Day with an intimate get-together at your place! It could be a fancy dressed-up affair, or a casual pizza night (with some wine to keep the conversation rolling). Better yet, you can enlist their help cooking the food and setting up the party – that’s another bonding experience you can reminisce about!

3. Surprise your friends with a token of your friendship.

Sure, it’s the thought that counts, but a tangible reminder of your bond with your BFFs never hurt. Matchy-matchy shirts are cute, while friendship bracelets are classic. Having a Nixplay Frame, loaded with playlists of all your fun times together, is also a great way to keep the friendship alive.

Get one for yourself and one for your best friend (or one for every member of your circle), and share photos with each other so you’ll always remember the good old days.

4. Travel together.

Going on a trip together is one of the greatest tests of friendship. If you can endure each other’s quirks, habits, and neuroses 24/7 for a few (or several) days in a row, you’ve definitely found a true friend in one another. It doesn’t have to be a grand faraway getaway – even just a weekend at a nearby city can do wonders to rejuvenate your bond with your pal.

5. Tell your friends how much they mean to you.

We don’t see our friends every day, but it surely shouldn’t be an “out of sight, out of mind” situation. If you’re living far from them, mail them handwritten postcards to tell them how much you miss their company. Got a friend you haven’t talked to in a long time? Send her a message on Facebook, ask her how she’s doing, and plan a catch-up. And don’t just limit it to International Friendship Day–keep this sweet habit throughout the year.

Marianne is Nixplay’s Web Content Editor. Her hobbies include exploring new places, playing table tennis, and cuddling puppies. Send her a message at marianne.salazar@nixplay.com.

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