Photographs help us remember the best moments in our lives. We take snapshots in an effort to capture these memorable split seconds, all with the thought that looking at them in the future will bring us joy through our recollection of these events.
If, like us, you love taking photos of perfect moments, you can put your passion to good use by transforming your photographs into unique memorabilia. In this article, we’ll share top 10 creative ideas to help you convert your pictures into great gifts!
1. Polaroid Refrigerator Magnets
Make your kitchen come alive by turning your fridge into a photo canvas. Print out your favorite family pictures, pattern their size to that of a Pantone paint chip, paste them on a chipboard, and attach a small magnet at the back. This will also make a great gift for friends and relatives who want to display photos but have limited space available in their homes.
2. Photo Memory Game and Puzzle
Thinking of the perfect gift for your BFF? Pick out your favorite adventure snapshots, print them in twos, and create a personalized photo memory game. Play it with your friend, and reminisce the story behind each photograph you reveal. You can also choose your favorite photo with a friend and transform it into a puzzle. We highly suggest cutting the photo into 30, 60, or even 100 pieces to make it more exciting.
3. Photo Book
Take the regular photo album to the next level by creating your very own photo book. For instance, you can compile all your favorite travel photos, edit them digitally, and print them out.
Since you’ll be printing a number of quality images, consider investing in high-performance remanufactured or compatible printer cartridges. These products cost significantly less than cartridges made by original equipment manufacturers (OEM), but they are on par with these branded ink and toner products when it comes to quality. Remanufactured cartridges even have the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly because they are actually recycled from used printer cartridges.
After printing the photos, you can go to your local craft shop and have the pages bound as a book. It’s something you can keep for you or give as a gift to a friend.
4. Instagram Coasters
Break away from the usual boring housewarming gifts. Print your friend’s most interesting Instagram photos and turn them into coasters. These coasters are sure to be great conversation starters during mealtimes and celebrations.
5. Photo Jewelries
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but she’ll surely fall in love with a one-of-a kind jewelry charm with a beautiful photograph in it. Print her favorite photo, attach it to a generic flat pendant, and top it off with a diamond glaze. String this charm on a necklace or bracelet, and wrap it as a gift for your special girl.
6. Photo Collage Phone Case
Here’s another way of taking memorable pictures with you, wherever you go. Make a small collage of your favorite photos, place it inside a clear phone case, and you have yourself an instant personalized phone cover display. You can print as many collages as you want, so you can interchange the mobile phone cover insert anytime.
7. Photo Clock
With the help of decoupage glue, cardboard, acrylic varnish, and printed numbers, you can turn any photo into a clock. Create personalized photo clocks, and give them away as Christmas gifts to your family or colleagues.
8. Photo Calendars
Start the year right by creating your very own photo calendar. Print 12 photos representing the highlights of your past year, and assign them to each month. You get to relive your favorite events while looking forward to making new memories for the new year.
9. Personalized Shirts
Do something special for your parents’ anniversary. Create a personalized t-shirt couple for them to wear on their special day. Take an old romantic photo of them together, place it alongside their most current one, and have the images printed on the shirts. Wrap this gift with a bottle of champagne and a reservation at their favorite restaurant.
10. Gift Wrapper, Cards, and Tags
You can also use photos to personalize your gifts’ packaging. Simply print the photos and paste them onto plain wrappers. Alternatively, you can make the gift more personalized by attaching a photo gift tag displaying a picture of the person you’re giving it to. You can also turn snaps into custom-made birthday or Christmas cards.
People love receiving gifts on special occasions. They also like being reminded of happy memories through good old photos. Giving these unique photo gifts would show how much you appreciate them.. You’ll be able to show your loved one that you put a lot of time, thought, and effort into coming up with a keepsake that’s definitely worth remembering.