In the pre-digital age a photograph was just that – a two dimensional representation of a moment in time. The concept of using your images to make photo gifts was more or less totally unknown, since the technology simply didn’t exist to turn images into anything else. Thanks to the advent of digital photography, however, absolutely anyone can create unique, high quality personalised photo gifts which range from the inexpensive and small, to items which are top quality premium bespoke objects of the highest order.
The facet of photo gifts which makes them stand out from anything else you might give to a friend or loved one is the personal angle involved. A gift fashioned from an image of your own is truly unique and will touch and move the person on the receiving end in a way which mass produced, shop bought items couldn’t possibly hope to match. When you give someone a photo gift, you’re not merely giving a useful or decorative item which is well made and built to last, you’re giving a little bit of yourself, and doing so in a way which lets the person on the receiving end know just how much they mean to you. As stated previously, the range of gifts now available is stunning, and the process of turning the image of your choice into a gift is simplicity itself, involving little more than uploading the photograph in question to the relevant website and then utilising the software which has been specially designed to make things as quick and easy as possible. Amongst the personalised photo gifts available are the following:
Photo Mugs – excellent as gifts on occasions such as father’s day or birthdays, photo mugs have the image of your choice printed on both sides and are heat and dishwasher proof. Add some text such as ‘World’s Best Dad’ alongside a picture of your father and you out playing football together, for example, and you have the perfect gift.
Snow Globes – small, cheerful, trivial items, perhaps, but how much more meaningful would any snow globe be as a small gift or stocking filler if the picture inside captures a moment or person which is special to the person you’re giving it to.
Bags – whether it’s a canvas shopping bag, a specially constructed beach bag or an insulated child’s lunch box, any bag will be brightened and made so much more special by the inclusion of a suitable colour photograph on the front.
Jigsaws – children love putting together jigsaw puzzles, but nothing could beat a sturdily constructed wooden puzzle which, upon completion, reveals an image of the child them self or a favourite pet.
Wall Decor – if you really want to push the boat out and give someone a gift which will be treasured and put on display in their house for many years to come, then a specially printed canvas print fits the bill precisely. Modern technology means that the digital photograph of your choice can be blown up to a truly impressive size without any detrimental effect upon the quality of the image in terms of its clarity, colour and sharpness.
When you truly want to let someone know how much they mean to you, then give them a gift which will remind them of the time and thought you put into it each and every time they look at it.