So if you’ve been following us for a while, then you know how important we think it is to capture all of the special moments in your life with great photos! So now you’ve had the pictures taken, and they’re hanging on your wall, but you’re wondering what else you can do with them. Well, this post is for you! Today I’m going to talk about all the different ways you can utilize your portraits to create beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this holiday season! 

**Disclaimer: If you haven’t purchased the printing rights for your photos, you can reach out to your photographer to order products through them or to buy the rights to the images for printing from third-party retailers.

Photo Books

Photo books are probably the most commonly known photo gift out there.  With the rising popularity of photobook apps and websites, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know about these beauties! What we like about photo books as gifts is that you can add tons and tons of photos in one gift. So not only can you utilize your gorgeous professional images, but you can also use your everyday photos to show what’s happened in your life over the last year.  You can also choose to add pictures of you and the recipient together to make it even more special. Photo books are widely available and can be found at a considerable range of prices, so you can absolutely adapt your choices to fit your budget.

Photo Mugs

Do you have a coffee aficionado on your holiday gift list? Or maybe it’s just someone who can’t make it through the day without their 3 cups of Folgers. Either way, you can gift them a custom coffee mug with your portraits printed on it! Photo mugs are highly customizable, and you can choose to have one printed with a single photo or a collage of smaller pictures.  These mugs also come in a wide range of prices, colors, and styles, so you’ll have lots of options for creating just the right one.

Photo Blankets

I don’t know about you, but for me, there is nothing more comforting than snuggling up on my couch under a warm blanket with a good movie or book and just relaxing in the coziness! If your loved one is like me, you should consider purchasing them a photo blanket! These blankets come in a vast range of materials such as fleece, woven cotton, sherpa, and more! You can also have your choice of sizes ranging from baby blankets to king-size blankets. Like mugs, you can choose to feature one large photo or a collage of multiple images.  With a photo blanket, your loved ones will feel the warmth of their happy memories with you each time they snuggle up in their cozy custom photo blanket.

Wall Art

Photo wall art is obviously the most popular photo product out there, but did you know that these days photo wall hangings go so much farther than just framed prints? You can print photos on large canvases, small tiles. You can print them on acrylic sheets, wood, metal, and in a huge range of styles. We really like the idea of photo tiles. If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen the wildly popular “gallery wall” decor.  With photo tiles printed on a range of different materials, your gift recipient will have the beginnings of a gorgeous custom gallery wall of their own! If that’s not your jam, you can also choose to go the traditional route with a large portrait to hang above the mantle or on the wall for your loved ones to enjoy for years to come.

Other Cool Ideas

If you’re looking for a gift that’s a bit more unique and less mainstream, then this section is just what you need! One entertaining product that is really fun is a photo puzzle! You can have your portrait printed on a puzzle in a size of your choosing.  The options are pretty wide-ranging, from children’s puzzles to adult puzzles with over 1,000 pieces. Along this line of activity-based photo gifts, you can also purchase custom printed playing cards, card games, personalized kids’ books, and more! If your loved one is a business person always on the go, you might want to consider a photo calendar with a different photo for each month.  You can also choose custom journals, planners, notebooks, or personalized post-it notes (these are so cool)! If you’re looking for something small for a great stocking stuffer this year, you can purchase custom photo jewelry, candles, cell phone cases, Christmas ornaments, and so much more! 

So don’t let those beautiful portraits exist only on the wall! Check with your photographer to ensure you’ve got printing rights to your photographs, and then use your imagination to create the perfect gifts for the people on your shopping list this year! 

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We wish you all a very Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year from all of us at Forever Memories by Gwen.