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Your friends and family accomplish so many cool things, advancing on different fronts in their lives and experiencing success. When the people you care about most reach their goals and celebrate their accomplishments, you naturally want to offer your sincere congratulations. 

If you want to honor a family member or close friend, you likely know other people who also want to join in on the fun. Whether it’s congratulations for retirement, graduation, earning a black belt, or any other significant achievement, a group gift can carry more emotional impact than many individual gifts.

So what are some of the best congrats gift ideas?

Great question! We believe there’s nothing to compete with a heartfelt video montage when you’re looking for meaningful gift ideas. Invite a close-knit group of people to record themselves telling the honoree why this achievement is so important and appreciated, and you have the makings of a gift that will hold sentimental value for many years to come.

With an online video Tribute, you can quickly gather video messages from people near and far, then easily edit them into a video montage.

Key Steps for the Best Video Congrats Gifts

  1. Create a List of Participants
  2. Choose a Single Question
  3. Set a Time Limit for Individual Videos
  4. Embrace Emotion

You’ve chosen your unique gift, and now it’s time to get planning. You may be thinking, “I work in finance. How do I become a congratulations video maker?” Relax, it’s simple if you do it right.

1. Create a List of Participants 

Family and close friends are a must when you’re creating a video Tribute. Who else should you invite to participate in this ultimate congrats gift? 

Retirement party? 

Invite close coworkers from over the years. Thanks to social media platforms like Facebook, many people stay connected with former coworkers long after moving on to other jobs. 

Is it a graduation gift

Invite important teachers, counselors, and others who have contributed to the educational experience.

2. Choose a Single Question 

Congrats gifts are definitely cool, which means a lot of people will want to participate. The more people involved, the more you will need a cohesive element or theme to make the combined video montage flow smoothly. You can keep the video focused by providing a single question to all the participants. 

You can ask a question like “What do you respect most about Dan?” or “What is your favorite work memory of Jackie?”

Asking open-ended questions and inviting personal stories will elicit a variety of responses that evoke a wide range of emotions—laughter, smiles, head shaking, and yes, even happy tears.

3. Set a Time Limit for Individual Videos 

You may have close to 30 people involved in your congrats video montage. Ask each participant to provide a video that’s no more than 1 minute in length. 

The time limit ensures each person thinks through what they want to say and creates a concise, enjoyable story. Edited together, you’ll have a video that is captivating and moves the viewers emotionally.

4. Embrace Emotion 

The great thing about video is its power to convey feelings and connect people in a way that can make messages deeply meaningful and memorable. Make sure to tell your participants that if they laugh or cry, that’s great!

The video came about because many people were looking for meaningful gift ideas to say “Congratulations.” The video Tribute should be heartfelt, human, and personal.

Congratulations are Easy

Memorable, expressive presents that are not stressful to create or give are the best congratulations gifts! Tribute makes it easy for your group to craft a truly unique congrats gift.

  1. Invite friends.

    We send the invitations with all the information your friends and family need to participate.

  2. Collect videos.

    We provide the prompt for your participants to make a video and upload it.

  3. Compile the video.

    We make it easy for you to drag and drop the collected videos into any order you like and then share the final Tribute video.

  4. Get premium service (optional).

    Let one of our concierge editors manage the project and compile your final Tribute video. LCD video cards are also available as a keepsake!


Congratulations to you for discovering the best gift to give your high-achiever of honor! Just as every person’s accomplishments are different, the congratulations compiled in your Tribute video will be personal and cherished for years to come.

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