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Make a Video Gift for Any Occasion

Want to create a thoughtful group video for a loved one? We’ve got you covered! Memento’s video gift app creates personalized keepsakes for any occasion that can be cherished for years to come.

Make a Video Gift for Any Occasion

Video Gift Maker

Let’s face it: there have been times when we’ve all felt pressure to find the perfect gift. Whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday, or anniversary, choosing a gift for a special event or occasion can be challenging and stressful. 

The best gifts are those that are unique, thoughtful, and unexpected. Luckily, a video gift from Memento checks all those boxes. Memento’s video gift app can easily create a one-of-a-kind digital keepsake for any momentous occasion or event. Create a group video in just a few steps and send it to loved ones for a truly memorable gift. Best of all, this video gift can be played over and over again so the recipient can relive the experience whenever they want to!  

Let’s take a look at how to create a group video and all the different occasions that you send a video gift.

How to Send a Video as a Gift

So you want to create a video gift but you’re not sure where to start? It’s easier than you think! You can turn videos into a gift in four easy steps: 

1. Set Up Your Group Video & Send Invitations

Sign-up with Memento and start a new group video for the special event that you're celebrating. Add a photo, set a due date, and get a link to the invitation. Send the Record & Upload link via email, text, or messaging app.

2. Collect Video Clips

Anyone who receives your invitation link can record a video clip using a smartphone, desktop, laptop, or tablet. You’ll get an email notification when new video clips are received.

3. Customize Your Group Video

Drag and drop the video clips into your preferred order and trim them as required. Select colors, choose music, and add a brief message for the beginning and end. Finally, click to create your group video.

4. Share & Surprise Someone Special!

Within minutes, you’ll receive an email that includes a link to your completed group video. Send the link to the group video to the recipient or download it as a keepsake.  A link to the video gift can also be included in a thoughtful digital greeting card that can be personalized and sent right from your phone. 

Video Gifts for Any Occasion

Now that you know how to create a group video, let’s take a look at all the different occasions you can use them as gifts.


Say “Happy Birthday” in a unique and meaningful way. Create a happy birthday group video for your mother, friend, daughter, or whomever you’re celebrating! Let’s take a look at a few ways you can create a birthday video gift for a loved one. 

Woman celebrating birthday watching video
  • Long-distance. Not everyone can celebrate with the birthday boy or girl, especially if they don’t live nearby. For someone who won’t see loved ones on their birthday, create a happy birthday group video with well wishes from family and friends. This gift will be truly appreciated by a recipient who might be homesick or simply misses their loved ones. 
  • Pre-party. If there’s a birthday party planned, have attendees and those that can’t attend record special birthday messages before the big celebration. Once the video clips are combined, share the final group video at the party as a surprise for the recipient. The birthday honoree will be touched to see friends and family share their messages of love and, best of all, you’ll get to see their reaction to your gift! 
  • At the party. If you’re attending a first birthday or surprise party and want to capture different aspects of the celebration, you can create a video gift the day of! Have guests create video clips throughout the party sending the birthday boy or girl warm wishes for a special day. These video clips can easily be combined with other special moments you record throughout the day, like a little one eating their first cake or the birthday honoree’s reaction to the surprise party. This is a very thoughtful gift that helps preserve precious memories of a birthday celebration!

Stuck on what to say in your video? Check out these birthday video message tips and ideas!

Baby Shower

A baby is such an incredible reason to celebrate and a video gift is the perfect way to capture the excitement and well wishes of loved ones. A video gift message for this occasion calls for words of wisdom and best wishes for the parents-to-be. The baby shower video can be played at the celebration or sent to the recipients for their eyes only. Either way, the insights and advice from loved ones will be truly appreciated! 


A wonderful gift for newlyweds is a collection of video clips of family and friends sharing their advice and best wishes. A wedding video gift helps create a personalized digital keepsake of a special time in a couple’s life and preserves precious messages of love that they can look back on as the years go by.  

Check out these wedding video ideas for inspiration.


young couple celebrating anniversary watching video

Celebrate a wedding anniversary with a thoughtful anniversary video gift from friends and family. Have contributors share favorite stories, memories, and messages of love and support for the couple. This makes a great gift children can give their parents, and can be something the couple replays at every anniversary!

Check out our anniversary video ideas for spouses and anniversary video ideas for parents.


Not everyone can attend a graduation ceremony in person. With a graduation video gift, extended family and friends can be there virtually! A graduation message from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends - especially those who may be too far away or too busy to travel - is a wonderful way to pay tribute and offer inspirational messages to the graduate.

Need some inspiration? Check out these graduation video ideas.



woman saying congrats on video

Whether it’s a housewarming, engagement, or Bar Mitzvah, celebrate important occasions with a video gift offering your congratulations. Big milestones and accomplishments deserve to be recognized and a video gift message from loved ones is the perfect way to mark these special occasions.

Not sure what to say in your congrats video? Check out these congrats message ideas for any occasion.


Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, and more! Whatever the occasion, a surprise holiday video gift can make the perfect keepsake for loved ones near and far. Let a loved one know how much they are appreciated and  - if you can’t celebrate a holiday together  - how much they’ll be missed. A group video with personalized and long-distance messages from the recipient’s close friends and family is an incredibly special, one-of-a-kind gift for any holiday.

Miss you

We’ve all missed our loved ones at some point in our lives. If you know a student who started their first year of college far from home, a military member serving overseas, or someone who relocated for a new job, send them a video gift of their loved ones wishing them well. The recipient would love to see some familiar faces and hear messages of encouragement and support.

Take a look at these "miss you" message ideas for inspiration.


Thank you

Who do you want to say thank you to? Have your daughter’s little league team thank their coach for a great season, have school staff and students thank teachers for their dedication, or have nonprofit employees thank volunteers for all their hard work. No matter who the recipient is, a video gift message expressing your gratitude will show how much you appreciate them.

Check out these "thank you" message and video ideas.

New Job

Whether it's their first job after earning a degree or diploma, a promotion or job transfer within their organization, or complete career change, a new job is a momentous occasion that deserves a celebration. Gather friends, family, and colleagues and create a congrats video full of best wishes, support and advice.


man celebrating retirement

Honor a retiree with a retirement video gift that includes well wishes from their colleagues and family members. Encourage video contributors to share their thanks for the retiree’s help or guidance over the years or a favorite memory of working with the retiree. The recipient will appreciate being able to look back on their contributions over the years and the relationships they developed. 

Get Well

Brighten someone's day and make them feel better with a thoughtful get well video that offers messages of support, love, and encouragement. A video gift message that lets the recipient know you’re thinking of them and wishing them the best can go a long way to lift their spirits.


When someone we love passes, the sadness can seem unbearable at times. Give friends and family the opportunity to share their grief, precious memories, and condolences with a beautiful tribute video. A thoughtful video will enable you to share your love and support with the bereaved and honor a life well lived.  

Memento’s video gift maker lets you create personalized digital keepsakes and meaningful group videos for someone special on any occasion. Not only is this an effective way to preserve memories, it’s also an incredibly thoughtful way to show a loved one how much you care!