To honor the important work of people in the tradition of giving them a gift, you might choose beautiful framed resolutions and awards. These showcase their work, and can be uniquely designed specifically for them. As you can see here, I often incorporate illustration with these pieces, whether its a landscape or an office interior.
Weddings are another occasion to celebrate, and a wedding certificate with illustration, vows and room for the guests to sign can become a treasured keepsake.
A similar kind of work, witnessing the commitments made at a wedding, can be a simple ornamentation of a guest book, or a complex illustrated piece that includes the dates, the wedding vows and room for signatures. Couples often preserve their vows in artist's books, a great first anniversary gift, as paper is the material often used to celebrate that wonderful year of adjustment.