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10 Creative Ways To Turn Your Favorite Photos Into Personalized Gifts!

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Finding the perfect gift can be challenging. In my opinion some of the best gifts are ones with an added personal touch. Here are 10 gift ideas that you can easily put together for your friends and family using your beautiful photos. There are all different price points, so there is something for everyone!

1) Puzzle

A custom photo puzzle is a fun, unique gift for the whole family. You can choose the picture and puzzle size you desire including a kids size puzzle.

2) Calendar

A photo calendar is a creative way of sharing multiple photos. There are many different types of custom calendars you can choose from including a wall, desk or easel calendar.

3) Canvas Print

If you have a favorite single image and want to make a big impact, a canvas print is the way to go. You can do a simple canvas or elevate the look with a wood print. They are a beautiful addition to any home decor. My favorite places to get canvas prints are EasyCanvasPrints and Smallwoods.

4) Digital Photo Frame

Instead of printing every single picture, make them digital by choosing a digital photo frame. It cycles through a photo collection of your choice and is easily updated to add more photos. This is a great option for grandparents!

5) Ornament

A simple but thoughtful gift option is a personalized photo ornament. There are many different styles and designs for custom ornaments. You can DIY your ornament or create one online using many different websites including Shutterfly and Etsy.

6) Playing Cards

Make family game night more fun by creating custom playing cards with your favorite family photos. You can choose your favorite card game including the standard poker set and add your personal photos.

7) Phone Case

A thoughtful gift to get someone that adds a personal touch every day is a custom phone case. MyCustomCase is a great site to create an original design with your favorite photos, collages and more.

8) Board Book

I love the idea of creating your own first board book using personalized photos for your favorite little one. Pair your familiar family photos with associated words to make learning fun. Two sites you can use to customize your book is Pinhole Press and Artifact Uprising.

9) Photo Coaster

A small way to personalize a home is a custom photo coaster. Choose your favorite photo bundle and share with family and friends.

10) Photo Book

One of my favorite personalized gifts to make for family is a custom photo book. They are wonderful keepsakes and are great for family vacations or extended family photos. My go to places to make photo books are Mixbook and Chatbooks. They are user friendly and have a wide selection of sizes and designs.

There are many different sites you can choose to make all your personalized gifts. A few of my favorites are Shutterfly, Snapfish, Zazzle, Vistaprint and Artifact Uprising.

Happy Gift Giving!

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