The best digital picture frames

Consider this a gift guide for the sentimental.

Digital picture frames are great because (1) it’s a whole lot easier to swap out photos of your loved ones, (2) rotating images keep your living room or corridor feeling fresh, and (3) you can showcase a themed group of photos that fit the occasion (like childhood photos of your uncle on his 70th birthday). On the surface, most digital frames have similar functions, but if you take a closer look, there are some sweet features that set them apart.

Below are some favorites.

Seed Wave Frame

Nix Seed Wave
The Nixplay Seed Wave features 10GB of free cloud storage, 8GB of built-in storage, and powerful speakers.Amazon

The 13-inch Nixplay Seed Wave frame boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution, motion sensors, and a power cord that acts as a frame stand. This new model features two 5-watt speakers that let you stream musical accompaniment via Bluetooth. It also offers better sound for your videos. Upload curated photo playlists or connect your social media accounts. The Seed Wave comes with 10GB of free cloud storage and 8GB on built-in storage.

Nix Advance

NIX Advance
The more affordable Nix Advance stores the photos on a USB drive or SD card in the back of the frame.Amazon

The Nix Advance has a 1024 x 768-resolution screen that plays photos and 720p videos. To play your media, plug in a USB drive or SD card into the port at the back of the frame. A motion sensor turns off the frame after you leave the room. The frame also includes a clock, calendar, and stereo speakers.

Micca Digital Picture Frame

Micca digital picture frame
It can shuffle through 10,000 photos and play 1080p video.Amazon

The Micca digital frame is a third of the price, but still has similar features. There is no internal storage, but you can add photos or videos to an SD card or USB drive and plug them into the back of the devices. The frame can play 1080p video and be used as an MP3 player as well. It comes in two sizes—a 7-inch and an 8-inch.