I think framed maps would be a great gift for Anthony. Not hearts -- but maybe wrap a square canvas in the map or just get some matching frames with mats -- and get a US atlas at the book store and frame all the places he has lived.
You could hang pictures of pictures from your trip on the location. Not sure how it would look on a neutral-colored wall, but the idea is great. You could probably spray paint the cork and get a cool effect.
I am thinking vaction spots. mickey shape for disney, kayak for punta cana.etc Old maps on wooden birds & other fun ideas for maps & atlases. Pick a shape and map that afgre meaningful to someone for a unique, handmade gift.