*Spoiler Alert* If you’re on my Christmas Gift List this year stop reading this post unless you want to find out what I’m giving you for Christmas! That is all…for the rest of you….please read on!!!!
As I mentioned I love using photos for gifts! These days there are so many creative ideas with pictures that you can use as gifts for those in your life. Think outside of the box and you might be surprised at what beautiful, creative, and meaningful gifts you can give your family this year! MailPix is an awesome new photo site that has a huge variety of fun high quality gifts-in fact due to their generosity and amazing deals I’m giving one for most people on my list this year-as you’ll see below! One really cool thing about MailPix is that you can sign in through Facebook with them and they will sync your FB and Instagram pictures so you can actually get all those fun shots printed out!
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If you’re looking for something really unique why not give a glass cutting board?! This makes a perfect gift for someone who cooks a lot or who loves unique presents. When giving a gift like this I like to go for more of an artistic feel rather than a “cheese at the camera” kind of shot. I feel like this picture of the kiddos makes a gorgeous cutting board! I’m super happy with the high quality textured look of the glass and it comes with little rubber feet to keep it from sliding-so it’s actually practical and well as fun!
Creative Picture Ideas #1: Look for opportunities to take artistic photos (back, side, unusual angels, scenery shots, etc) throughout the year-then turn them into fun gifts!
These days creating beautiful, meaningful gifts is easier than ever with Facebook! Hubbies sister lives in Tennessee and we don’t get to see them often so we don’t have many pictures of them other than the ones they send us. I knew that she would love ornaments of her own family, however, so I’m giving her these two beautiful snowflake ornaments this year! They’re very durable feeling and I love the glossy look and speckled photo border that give them a touch of whimsy.
Creative Picture Ideas #2: Use someone’s Facebook profile photos to create a one of a kind personal gift they’re sure to love!
Perfect as stocking stuffers, gift toppers, or just a little something special to throw in with the main gift magnets can be used with artistic photos or to showcase your favorite family photo!
Creative Picture Ideas #3: Instead of topping a present with a bow place a photo magnet on top of ribbons for an extra special twist!
It seems like my sweet Grandma’s are always cold so I decided to give them a practical gift with a sentimental twist. Like me they both had their honeymoons to my Grandpa’s in Jackson Hole, WY so I made this gorgeous picture that I snapped of the Grand Tetons last summer and turned into a cozy fleece blanket! I spread it out on our queen size bed so you could get an idea of the size–it is just perfect for a couch throw or could even be turned into a unique wall hanging that would give the room a softer feel.
Creative Picture Ideas #4: Turn a practical item into a treasured gift by including an artistic picture with sentimental value to it.
Photo T-Shirts might not be on the runways but that proud Grandparent won’t believe it! My Dad can never have enough t-shirts and love bragging on his Grandbabies so I figured I’d make it easy on him with a shirt that proclaims their love for him!
Creative Picture Ideas #4: Take a favorite photo and turn it into a declaration of love with adding text in an easy to use photo editor like PSE or PicMonkey
Speaking of bragging, it doesn’t have to be limited to t-shirts! Brag books are just perfect for proud grandparents! My Father-in-Law works out of state 90% of the time so I thought in order to make his travel trailer a little more “homey” he might enjoy a little 4×6 Brag Book that contains pictures of all his kids and grandkids-I grabbed current pictures of his other granddaughters from Instagram! I’m sure he’ll love it!
Another fun idea is to use this to make a “My Family” or “People Who Love Me” book as a Christmas present for kids-especially those who have family and close friends who live far away!
Creative Picture Ideas #5: Put together a mix of pictures of people the recipient loves and turn them into a brag book of their favorite people!
In striving for a fun, unique present don’t forget the power a beautiful framed photo has! Since I loved this Christmas photo so much I’m giving all the Grandparents and Great-Grandparents a 5×7 with their Christmas gifts! (see–I told you I was using it on *everything* this year!)
Creative Picture Ideas #6: Pick a fun, fanciful frame that pulls out a vibrant color in the picture to create a gift that’s anything but boring!
And of course-any photo gift post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning including a photo Christmas card! If you have any non traditional colors in your family photo (like the pink we have) play that up with a fun and funky card design!
Creative Picture Ideas #7: Save yourself some postage! Instead of a To/From sticker on top of a gift place your Christmas Card there instead!
Do you have a favorite photo gift? Are there any great ideas that I missed?!