These days, people like to be more sentimental with their presents, and give something that reminds the recipient of their friendship. If you’re not the crafty type, but you’d like something to remind your friends and family of the fun times you’ve had together, here are my top ideas for quirky photographic gifts…
This is a classic gift idea and you can personalise it in so many ways. If it’s a housewarming present, why not give the happy couple a calendar you made of all their best pictures? Or, if it’s to cheer your friend up whilst they’re at work, creating a desk calendar filled with all your favourite wacky photos together is guaranteed to bring a smile to their face.
Journals and scrap books
It could be that your sibling has just got back from a year of travelling and you want to get them something special, so how about creating a cool journal or scrap book with a cover photo of the two of you? Then they can create their own personalised photo album.
These gifts are for the stylish, house-proud people within your friendship circle. Whether it’s a cool photograph that you know they adore, or a group image of all the gang from University, getting some large canvas prints made can be a sophisticated way of expressing your bond.
Images aren’t restricted to paper anymore; if someone’s birthday is on the horizon and you’re looking for something other than the standard box of chocolates, why not branch out into marshmallows? Boomf create boxes of these fluffy treats, where you can upload a set of photographs to be printed onto the front of them. Or if you want something a little more impressive instead, how about a birthday cake with their face on?
If the gift you’re hunting for is for someone special in your life, how about going with the old tradition of a photograph in a heart locket? I’m sure they’ll appreciate the sweet thought behind this gesture, and it couldn’t be simpler to create.
An appliance or handy kitchen tool will always be useful, but not every kitchenware gift has to be boring. You can get a huge variety these days of personalised mugs, frosted glasses and so on, and many of them can be printed with whatever image you’d like. It’s certainly a twist on the traditional wedding gift!
Finally, one type of photographic gift that’s always guaranteed to crack a smile is where you print photographs onto t-shirts. These are perfect for stag dos and hen dos, where you want to completely embarrass the bride and groom, but also create something for the whole group that they can keep forever.
What did you think of this post? Do you have any more inspiring imagery ideas? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so make sure you leave a comment in the section below.
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