11. Write a poem

The poem could be about the person. Acrostic poems (where the first letter of each line spells out their name) always go down well, or you could include a personal message.

12. Make a video

You could try a free online app like Magisto and use clips taken throughout the year.

13. A fruit tree or plant

Even better - one cultivated from a cutting from your own garden!

14. Design a treasure hunt

A great idea for young and old, with treats at the end.

15. A special photo from the year

Or a whole album of their year in photos.