Custom Made Photo Gifts: Ideas for Digital Photographers

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Calendars are one of the most popular custom photo gifts. We all need a little help to keep our busy lives organized, so a custom photo calendar would be a great gift for almost anyone. How about a collection of family photos, or some landscapes from your favorite vacations? Some calendars even let you add your own dates to remember, or start at a month of your choosing! Usually, calendars are given at Christmas time, but birthdays, or celebrations towards the end of the year would also be a great time to give a personalized gift such as this.

Photo Books

Create your own photo album and you will instantly have a book of memories that will be treasured forever. Photo gifts like these are a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or those senior year moments from Graduation Day. Capture the early years of a new baby in the family for grandparents and family far away, or make a collection of those travel experiences you have enjoyed over the years in a great custom photo album. The quality of photo books these days is very high, so these will look great on any coffee table. A gift of memories is always special.


The choice of prints available today is huge. You can have everything from small wallet sized copies, to collages and huge poster-sized masterpieces. For professional looking results you can have your photos printed on canvas, or mounted on foam. Why not print out those amazing panoramas you worked on, or frame that superb sunset landscape? Prints can be an excellent choice of gift for all ages, and they are flexible enough to be used for any occasion. Share your passion by sharing your prints. These custom made photo gifts will always be remembered by friends and family.


Create greeting cards for Christmas or birthdays, thank you cards for all those wedding and baby shower gifts, or note cards to keep in touch with friends and family. Adding your photos to cards adds a personal touch that none of the greeting card shops can match. Do you have a friend that found a new job? Create some business cards to match that new appointment. Postcards are as easy to make as they are to send. Celebrate your travels or a new baby by making your own custom made photo postcards.

Novelty gifts

Looking for something different? There are a multitude of novelty photo gift ideas available to today’s digital photographers. You can have your photos on magnets, mouse pads, coasters and t-shirts. Add your images to pillows, stickers, key chains and even stamps! Create your own jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, jewelry and Christmas ornaments. There are novelty photo gifts for all tastes. Use them for fun, celebrations, or presents at a party.

Where to shop online

Creating these great photo gift ideas is as simple as uploading your photos to an online photo store. Calendars, photo books, prints, cards and novelty gifts are all available from the likes of Mpix, Shutterfly, Snapfish and Kodak. So what are you waiting for? Christmas and birthdays are never as far away as you think!