This is what I have for my Grandma. She alway loved when I was little to make cards for her so I made her a few and put them in a covered cigar box. Also she's 95 so she has some awesome story's that I love listening to so I made her an "I remember" book. It's an old sketch book I had lying around and covered with some pretty paper. I wrote the topics for her to write about in calligraphy. Everything was around $3 because I had a lot of it lying around already.
Here's what I have in the remember book but could use some others. Parents, siblings, each kid, pets, different holidays when she was little, first date, her wedding day, first place on own, learning how to drive, WW I and II, great depression, buying first house. Any others you think I could add?