Nowadays, it's easier than ever to buy gifts.
Personalized gifts are a wonderful alternative to the knick-knacks we often buy at the last minute. They allow us a moment to think about someone we love and create something special that they will enjoy. Creating a personalized gift is a much more personal experience than going to a store and buying something at the last minute just because you feel like you have to.
With the holidays approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about personalized gifts and planning what you'd like to give to whom. Custom photo gifts are an example of a personalized gift that offers a way to show someone you care and to use your old photos rather than stow them away in photo albums or on your computer. Online manufacturers such as Printable Memories allow you to upload the photo of your choice and choose from a variety of items that feature that photo.
As a Christmas gift, for example, you could give your mom a photo blanket that with a family photo emblazoned on the front. Photo blankets come in various sizes and textures (fleece and woven cotton are a few of the fabrics available), and are an excellent way to make the most of a beautiful photograph. You could give your dad a photo wall clock for his office or even a beer stein featuring a photo from a recent vacation.
Custom photo gifts make great birthday gifts too: think of a pendant showcasing a pet photo or portrait inside, or a photo canvas as a work of art for the home. As a graduation gift, you can have the school logo printed on a mug or even a pillow; for Valentine's day, give that special someone a photo puzzle that comes together as a photo with a loving message. Purses, wallets, iPad cases, and jewelry can all feature your favorite photo. Thanks to new printing and dyeing technologies, photos can be transferred to an astonishing variety of products, so the possibilities are limitless.
Whether you're giving a gift to celebrate a birthday, holiday, anniversary or 'just because', custom photo gifts are the perfect way to show someone you care. In a world full of disposable, impersonal products, a handcrafted, high-quality thoughtful gift will be a welcome surprise and enjoyed for years to come.