10 Things to Consider When Buying a Photo Gift
Be sure to keep these 10 things in mind to help guide you towards finding the perfect photo gift idea!
1. Help them create new memories
You don’t have to have existing photos in order to find the perfect photo gift, why not get them something that will create the photos for them?
A new camera or even an updated smartphone can be a perfect gift for someone so that they can enjoy making and documenting new memories for years to come!
2. Technology for seniors can be a good thing
Digital photo frames are a great way to go high-tech without being confusing, making it a great gift for seniors (as well as anyone else).
Best of all, this is a great way to display numerous pictures instead of just one- perfect for grandparents who want to see photos of their grandkids.
Plus, some frames even let you update them remotely so that you can add new photos as you take them! Perfect if you live far away from someone but want them to feel connected.
3. Be modern and old school at the same time
It sounds impossible, but it isn’t! Old school cameras like polaroids have made such a comeback and have modernized in all the right ways while still keeping that vintage touch.
This is also great for anyone who wants to take pictures and have prints immediately. No more waiting to send them to print- it happens right away!
4. Collaborate with friends and family
Don’t just rely on what photos you might have, get together with friends and family to see what you can gather and use for your gift!
The more memories, the better!
5. Get creative with displays
There are so many more options for displaying photos than just putting them in a picture frame. Think outside the box.
One thing people are loving right now is string lights with clips- perfect for hanging small photos or polaroids!
6. Give the gift of a photoshoot
Know someone who always complains they never have any nice pictures of their family? It can be hard to get everyone together, especially if you’ve got young kids, or everyone is spread out.
A great present is to arrange a photoshoot for them - either you can be the one taking the shot, or you can pay a professional if you really want to impress them!
Not only will they get to enjoy the experience, but the end result is also excellent photos they will have forever.
7. Personalize other items
Today you can print a photo on just about anything, not just paper! Consider making someone a personalized mug, t-shirt, blanket, coaster, or just about anything you can think of.
Choose a favorite photo of theirs and have it placed on something they’ll use- it isn’t just a practical gift, it’s incredibly personalized, and something they are sure to love!
8. Think big
A great photo gift idea is to get one image and blow it up large on canvas. Don’t just stick to normal 8x10 photo sizes, instead think big for those truly special photos.
This could be a family portrait, or something artsy if the person you are shopping for has taken some nature pictures or travel shots.
9. Choose wisely
Really make sure these are the best images that the person will enjoy, that isn’t to say that any images are bad, but you want to put some thought into it and select the best ones for a photo gift!
This could mean thinking about the events behind the images - perhaps a candid shot that comes with a great story - that makes for a great gift and is something that will always make them smile!
10. When in doubt, get an album
You can’t go wrong with getting a nice photo album that will allow someone to print and store images so that they can look back at them anytime they want.
This is a great idea if a major life moment has happened - say the birth of a baby or a wedding.
Get them an album specific to that event and that way they can pick all their favorite shots and have them saved forever!