7 Unique Photo Gifts
It's that time of year where the pressure to find the perfect personal gift is greater than ever. The obvious choice is a photo gift. Beyond the tried and true photo book, mug, phone case and T-shirt are unique personalized photo presents that will surprise and delight anyone on your list. So check out our seven favorites.
1. Handcrafted Photo Bracelet
An ideal gift for a mother or grandmother, these bracelets by Klidonas Photo Jewelry are like wearing a miniature photo album on your wrist. All you have to do is pick your favorite bracelet design — each holds from one to eight photos — and then email the company your family photos for inclusion.
It's a great way to get family photos out of a wallet or photo album and put them on display.
Price: From $90 at Etsy
2. Photo Memory Game
If you're looking for something playful, this personalized photo memory game from Pinhole Press may be just the gift. Just pick 12 of your favorite photos to be printed on heavy game tiles, which come packaged in their own gift box. Then let the fun begin as the gift recipient tries to match pairs of the photos.
Simple to pick up, this game is bound to be a hit with youngsters (who'll think it's fun) as well as adults (who'll find it novel).
Price: $19.99 at Pinhole Press
3. Custom Monopoly Set
If you're looking for multiplayer gaming, Cafepress has you covered with custom Monopoly sets featuring your photos.
Family game night will really be family game night with a Monopoly set that features your own board design, captions and photos. Just pick your ideal game board and upload your photos and captions to make the Monopoly experience entirely your own.
Price: $29.99 at Cafepress
4. Photo Wall Decal
If you're looking for some larger-than-life decoration, Shutterfly's wall decals, which range from 36 to 60 inches high, may be perfect. All you have to do is select a size and send Shutterfly your image.
They'll print it on a fabric decal with an adhesive back, perfect for applying to any smooth surface.
Price: From $59.99 at Shutterfly
5. Personalized Photo Lamp
Spice up the framed family photo with a personalized photo lamp. Light Affection takes your photo and carves it into a lamp, ranging in size from a 2 ¾-inch night light to an 8-inch by 10-inch desk lamp.
The lamps look a lot like framed photos until you switch them on, when your family memories are brought to life with a warm glow.
Price: From $44.95 at Light Affection
6. Fair Trade Photo Frame
If you already have the perfect photo, maybe you just need the right frame to make it a great gift. Though you can find frames anywhere, we like Novica, which connects artisans around the world to a global marketplace. Not only will you find unique selection of frames, you'll also be supporting artists with Novica's fair trade business model.
A nicely framed photo is a great gift for anyone, but socially conscious gift recipients will especially appreciate these.
Price: From $19.99 at Novica
7. Animated Photo Tags
If you're looking for something a bit more lively, perhaps an animated card that switches between two photos when viewed from different angles is what you need.
In star, rectangle and circle shapes, these tags can be used as ornaments, gift cards or labels for your child's bag or backpack. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!
Price: From $6.99 at Snapfish
Whatever gift you pick, you can't go wrong when you share photos this holiday season. Happy shopping!