We often capture our moments but seldom do we revisit these captured memories. It is often because these pictures get lost in the thousands of pictures in our galleries. This is why printed pictures make meaningful gifts.
Photo-based gifts do not only leave the recipient deeply moved. But they also give them a physical reminder of happy times. Each time they remember the happy memory, they will also remember you, who bridged the gap between that memory and them.
Hence, photo print gifts are much more powerful than you think. In this post, we’re going to share some innovative photo print gift ideas and options. Browse through and pick the one that fits well for the occasion and with your budget.
Let’s get started!
In recent times, metal prints have been becoming increasingly popular. These are basically inkjet-printed products. Any image of your choice is infused onto an aluminum sheet. The metal brings about shine, smoothness, and HD quality. Overall, the print is vibrant too. Check this out:
The recipient can hang the metal if it’s huge. You can also order small sizes for shelves and bedroom hangings.
But it is essential to note that there are only a few reputable names, like Shiny prints that offer durable and premium-quality metal prints. Hence, we recommend thorough research before entrusting a company with your order. Make sure they use the right material, techniques, and have an eye for detail. It is also a good idea to check customer reviews before placing your order.
A poster print is basically an image printed on a large sheet of paper. You can choose from a variety of different papers including:
- Gloss Paper
- Matte Finish Paper
- Semi-gloss Paper or Satin Paper
Each of these comes in different weights too. The higher the paperweight, the longer the poster will last. However, paperweight and paper type affect the price of posters too. An average poster will cost you $18 or so. But if you opt for premium material, bigger size, and more complex prints (requiring expensive inks), the price may increase.
Photo books allow you to gift a collection of memories instead of just one memory. It’s an excellent gift option for someone who’s leaving your hometown or celebrating a new milestone in life.
You can add as many pages to this book as you like, and a cover of your choice. We recommend making the cover meaningful by adding the initials of the recipient, a date, or a saying that means something to you and the recipient. You can also try different photo-book styles like mini photo-books, and lay-flat photo books.
Photo mugs make excellent gifts for birthdays and important days like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, teacher’s day, etc. It also makes a great gift for formal settings. Companies can gift photo mugs to their employees when they leave the company or on their work anniversary. The photo mug can feature a picture of the employee with the team.
Similar to metal prints, it’s difficult to find a company that offers crystal clear prints on photo mugs. Usually, the printed image is a bit pixelated or blurred. The disturbance in the printed image is very minor, and you might not notice it at a glance.
So, take your time to find the right company. Also, ensure that the cup is dishwasher and microwave-safe.
Printed calendars have an old soul to them. Hence, photo calendars are all the more magical. You can gift photo calendars to your childhood best friend, your partner, or a close family member.
The idea is to have the entire calendar printed with pictures of the gift recipient added to it here and there. The pictures could be on every alternate page or in elements spread out over the calendar. You can also highlight important dates in this personalized calendar.
We’ve shared the five core photo print ideas and options with you. You can be creative to invent your own photo print idea to make your gift truly unique. Or you can explore other photo print ideas like getting your photo printed on a Jigsaw puzzle, playing cards, or photo block.