It’s officially December and the holiday shopping season is well underway! If you’re like me, you are wracking your brain to think of great gifts to give to friends and family. But if you use your mobile phone to take pictures, you luckily have a treasure trove of gift ideas at your disposal! (And what grandparents don’t love photos of their grandkids to show off?)
Rather than sticking with the traditional framed photo, here are a few great ideas for what to do with all those wonderful photos that you have on your mobile phones.
For really special photos of landscapes, kids or anything photo you want to proudly display, SnapBox is a great service that turns them into beautiful canvas, wood-framed prints. Simply email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll get a response asking what size you’d like and where you’d like it sent. Ordering is that easy. (And take advantage of SnapBox’s current 30% off pricing! 5x5” canvas prints start at $9.79 and prices go upwards from there depending on size. )
How about a photo book for the grandparents of kid photos from this past year? Kind of like a year-in-review for them to see all the fun that the kids had. The best part of Keepsy photo books is that you can create them from a mobile app directly on your phone. It’s so simple and you can even edit photos within the app to create the perfect series of images for the book. (5x7” photo books start at $17.95)
Putting a photo onto anything is a great way to personalize a gift, but for an iPhone user in your life, a personalized iPhone case with a fun photo on it is another gift idea. And in addition to iPhone users, Zazzle also offers cases for many other electronic devices, including the iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire and more. Check out this Zazzle page for a full listing of everything possible you can add a photo to – and it’s a lot more than just cases! (iPhone cases start at $35.95)
Kids love seeing photos of themselves and to be included as the main character of a storybook is even more exciting. FlattenMe offers a fun way to take a cute picture of your child and have her be the star of her own story. You can choose from a variety of books for different ages including a pirate, princess, potty, ABC/123 theme, and more. (8x11” photo books are $27.95 for paperback and $39.95 for hard cover)
A photo gift that’s beautiful and practical is a magnetic dry-erase canvas from MagneticPix. These large boards are customized with any photo of your choice and serve a very useful purpose as well. A nice photo on a MagneticPix is a welcome replacement for the traditional white dry-erase boards and are great reminders for fun times from the past. (11x14” boards start at $99 and pricing goes upwards from there depending on size. And because this is a large customized order, be sure to get your orders in by Dec. 11th for delivery by Christmas!)