Five Great Photo Gifts


The old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We say photos are worth even more when given to someone as a thoughtful gift. Pictures can commemorate a special experience or they can create a visual reminder of a cherished friend or family member.

If you’re looking for a great gift to give this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Check out these creative ideas for photo gifts.

Monthly Photo Books

Monthly photobooks are the easiest way to get pictures off of your phone and into your hands so you can share them with friends and loved ones. Chatbooks offers a subscription service that allows you to make a photo book in minutes – straight from your phone. 

The 5×5 inch books are perfect for kids’ tiny hands and also small enough to slip into a purse or bag if you want to take them with you.

Photobooks are loved by everyone from new moms to grandparents. They also make a great gift for family members who live far away.

Give the Gift of Digital 

Do you know someone who has dozens of VHS tapes filled with ballet recitals, birthday parties, and other special occasions, but no way to play them? There is a new way to preserve your past and make it easy for everyone to view and enjoy.

Companies like Legacy Box will convert your old home videos or photos to digitized files that can be viewed with your computer or a DVD player. 

Raid the attic and take a trip down memory lane with this easy idea.

Notable Notecards

With a little legwork and creativity, you can turn almost anything into a beautiful and memorable note card. 

Kids’ artwork, travel photos, or even photos of craft projects like quilts are perfect for this one-of-a-kind gift. The customized note card can be used as a thank you note, holiday card, or greeting card.

This guide lays out the process for designing the note cards. Whether you give the cards as a set or send them out to friends and family, they are sure to bring a smile to everyone who finds one in their mailbox.

Digital Picture Frame 

Digital picture frames like the Aura frame make it a snap to share photos and videos with family wherever they live. You can instantly add photos to the frame with an easy-to-use app. This technology makes it possible for families in Texas to send photos to their grandpa who lives in Florida, or anywhere else. 

Once the photos are sent to the frame, you can scroll through the pictures with a touch of a finger or choose a single photo for a static display. Can’t pick a favorite? There’s even a setting that will scroll through all of the photos.

Photo Puzzle

If you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit more interactive, a photo puzzle is a great option.

Simply upload a photo or several photos and a custom puzzle will be shipped to your door. You could choose pictures of a special vacation, an anniversary, or a beloved pet.

It’s a fun way to add a special touch to a gift.

Gifts that show your care and consideration are loved by people of all ages and stages of life. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles especially enjoy gifts that allow them to show off the youngsters in their life. 

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