- Canvas Print
- Metal Print
- Photo Tile
- Christmas Ornament
- Glass Cutting Board
- Fleece Blanket
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We’re closing in on the latter half of September, which means we have about three months until the holidays are upon us.
Of course, like any good friend or relative, we can’t wait until the last minute to get our loved ones an awesome gift that they’ll appreciate, so now is a great time to begin thinking about the gifts you’ll give this holiday season.
Since I’m a photographer and this is a photography website, it makes sense to discuss holiday photo gifts. After all, there are dozens of ways that you can use photos as holiday gifts. Besides, photos are among the most heartfelt and meaningful gifts you can give!
The question is, what holiday photo gifts might you consider this year?
I recently got a number of photo gifts from CanvasPrints.com, specifically so I could write this article and help you get your holiday shopping underway. From t-shirts to ornaments, mugs to puzzles, the list below has anything and everything you could want in holiday photo gifts.
Let’s get started!
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Holiday Photo Gifts: Give the Gift of a Canvas Print
If you really want to make an impact this holiday season, give the gift of a canvas print. I personally love the classic look of canvas with the textured surface that gives the image printed on it a hint of depth.
Canvas is a great substrate for all sorts of images, including portraits and landscapes. When you order from CanvasPrints.com, you can choose from an array of sizes that range from 8” x 8” up to 60” x 60”. There’s multiple layout styles available as well. See what I mean in my video below, in which I give you a detailed tour of this and the other gift ideas on this list:
Best of all, CanvasPrints.com uses American-sourced materials and the latest technology to create a print that is beautiful, well-made, and durable. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
You can also opt for a modern take on the canvas print - one that’s wrapped in a frame. Either way, you get a 100 percent money-back guarantee with next-day shipping available!
Start your canvas print right now using CanvasPrints.com’s product designer.
A Metal Print is a Modern, Eye-Catching Gift Idea
If the person on your holiday shopping list likes sleek, modern aesthetics, a metal print is a great option for gift-giving.
Like the canvas print options discussed above, metal prints come in all manner of sizes. An 8” x 10” print, for example, is the perfect size for displaying on a table. A 36” x 24” print, on the other hand, is ideal for filling a larger wall space or for display on a fireplace mantel.
Whatever size you choose, the glossy finish on the print will give the image an immediate presence in the room, and will give your loved one a treasured gift they can enjoy for years to come.
Holiday Photo Gifts: Photo Tiles Offer Flexibility
Yet another option for displaying meaningful photos is photo tiles.
The obvious benefit of giving photo tiles as a gift is that you can give the gift of multiple images in one set. Then, your loved one can display the tiles in whatever arrangement they like.
These photo tiles from CanvasPrints.com simply attach to the wall with double-sided tape. Just mount the first tile, then arrange the remaining tiles around it in whatever design or shape is desired.
You can give just a few tiles or a whole lot of them - that kind of flexibility is nice to have when you’re shopping for a holiday gift!
A Photo Mousepad Will Brighten Up a Workspace
As far as holiday photo gifts go, few have as much utility as a photo mousepad.
I know I’m at my desk for the vast majority of the day, and my mousepad gets a lot of use. If your loved one has a desk job, a photo mousepad is a nice way to give them some respite from the stressors of the workday (I like to remember a camping trip I took recently with a crew of buddies).
Unlike some mousepads, the custom options from CanvasPrints.com have vibrant colors. And thanks to the printing process, those colors are fade-resistant, too.
A custom photo mousepad is just a few clicks away. Start the process now!
Holiday Photo Gifts: Tease Their Brains With a Photo Puzzle
The puzzle-lover on your holiday shopping list will appreciate a customized jigsaw puzzle of their favorite photo.
Don’t worry - these puzzles aren’t overly large (7” x 10”) and they aren’t terribly complicated, either (30 pieces). Instead of stumping them with a really hard puzzle, you can give them the joy of putting the puzzle together to reveal a favorite image of family, friends, or pets, to name a few possibilities.
It only takes a few moments to design a custom puzzle. Visit CanvasPrints.com to begin.
Photo Magnets Offer Joy and Utility
I’m the kind of guy that doesn't like to have a ton of stuff stuck to the refrigerator, but no matter how hard I try to keep it free of clutter, it’s still cluttered! It’s part of being a parent, I suppose!
So, if I need to have things stuck to the fridge, I might as well use magnets that are of some of my favorite memories. You can do the same for the people on your holiday shopping list.
These magnets are 2.25” x 2.25”, so they’re big enough to hold larger items to the fridge without being distractingly large. The image is printed on a high-quality hardboard which gives the photo a vivid appearance that’s pleasing to the eye.
Holiday Photo Gifts: Celebrate Special Memories With Christmas Ornaments
When I was growing up, we had hallmark Christmas ornaments on our tree. They were nice looking, but didn’t really have any meaning.
That’s why I’m so fond of the custom photo ornaments I got from CanvasPrints.com, and that’s why I’m recommending them as an ideal option for holiday photo gifts.
I ordered a set of four ornaments, each of which are of photos of my son being the silly, crazy kid that I love so much. I’m looking forward to displaying these ornaments on our tree this year.
You can give your special someone the chance to cherish favorite memories this holiday season with a set of their own custom ornaments. It’s a nice way to celebrate the holidays and remember good times from years gone by!
Start the Morning Off Right With a Photo Mug
I always start my day off with a cup (or two…or three) of coffee, and the chances are good that you have someone on your holiday shopping list that does the same.
In that case, a custom photo mug is just the right gift!
These 11-ounce ceramic mugs have a glossy exterior that’s a great spot for a favorite photo. The process to create a custom mug is simple, too. Just go to CanvasPrints.com, customize the mug with an image, text, or other artwork using the online design tool, and voila - you’ll have a heartfelt gift to give this holiday season!
Holiday Photo Gifts: Personalize and Protect With a Custom Photo Coaster
What you don’t want to do is give someone a custom photo mug without also giving them a custom photo coaster on which to set their mug. Moisture rings on the furniture are not the gifts you want to give this holiday season!
These coasters are made of sandstone and have a cork backing. The sublimation printing process allows you to add an image, logo, or monogram that will make a beautiful addition to a home or office setting.
Like other products from CanvasPrints.com, these coasters are 100 percent made in the USA and come with a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
So, don’t hesitate - give an awesome, meaningful gift this holiday season in the form of a set of custom photo coasters.
A Glass Cutting Board is a Unique Holiday Photo Gift
Perhaps the most unique photo gift idea on this list is this beautiful glass cutting board.
Like many of the gifts I’ve discussed, this option pulls double duty as something that’s both utilitarian and beautiful.
These cutting boards have a tempered glass surface, so you can give them as gifts knowing that they’re a safe and durable option for all manner of cooking activities. The underside of the tempered glass is primed and ready for a beautiful photo that brings a smile to your loved one’s face each time they prepare a meal.
It’s the kind of gift that makes people go, “WOW” when it’s opened. That’s just the response you want!
Holiday Photo Gifts: Put Your Favorite Photo on a T-Shirt
Another excellent holiday photo gift idea is to have a favorite image printed on a t-shirt. Your loved one can relive their fondest memories each time they get dressed!
These t-shirts are 100 percent cotton and come in a range of sizes and colors for men, women, and youth.
Designing the shirt couldn’t be easier, either - simply upload a photo, choose the size and color of the shirt, and CanvasPrints.com will do the rest! You don’t have to order a pile of shirts, either, as there’s no minimum quantity to order.
Last but not least, those chilly winter mornings that are coming our way can be cozied up with the gift of a soft, warm fleece photo blanket.
These blankets come in a range of sizes and offer the added bonus of being a functional item. Your loved one can curl up with a good book, warm up after shoveling the walk, or flop on the couch and watch a movie while being comforted by a soft, plush blanket with their favorite photo.