Gift Ideas

10 Custom Photo Gifts Anyone Will Love

10 Custom Photo Gifts Anyone Will Love

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Nothing evokes more emotion than a photo; the picture is complete in itself, making it a perfect gift. It will make the person very happy and nostalgic at the same time.

Photo gift-inspired gifts are one of the most creative things. You can implement the idea to create uniquely beautiful and valuable gifts. There are so many ways you can take this thought to make the receiver so happy and overwhelmed.

The article narrows down some very unique photo print gifting ideas. So keep reading.

A Customized Photo Blanket

Blankets make us feel warm, but personalized blankets warm us inside. Getting a blanket personalized is one way of expressing your creativity and effort into a gift for your loved one. Whether you plan on getting it printed with a nice photo of you and the receiver or their favorite artwork, they’ll surely appreciate the gesture.

Custom Canvas Photo Prints

You can print any image of a premium canvas and customize it accordingly to create a beautiful gift. You just have to upload the photo, and you will get the best custom photo print ideas here. They make any image look so artistic and premium.

It makes a beautiful gift as it is affordable, lightweight, durable, fall-proof, scratch-proof, and has a ready hang sawtooth hanger.

You can print various images on collage, a wall display, or in 7 hexagon canvas. Also, you can give sizable horizontal or split frame multi-panel canvas. You can select any structure, style, number, and size, and it looks great as home decor and gifting option.

Photo Light Box

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Photo lightboxes are warm and make an adorable gift. The lightbox, just like a table lamp, can be square or rectangular.

You can print any image on its fabric. Then, when you switch on the light, the image glows up and looks very aesthetic. It looks good on bedside tables and is very practical.

Make Personalized Apparel.

So many printing services let you print on a t-shirt, tops, hoodies, and much more. You can customize the apparel to their favorite shows, sports team logo, or with a very relatable quote.

The prints last forever and make the best gift. You can also add a group photo of friends and give your squad a thoughtful and surprising gift.

A Custom Sequin Pillow

A custom sequin pillow for your better half is the most elegant gift. When you gently move your hand on the sequin of the pillow, a beautiful printed image is formed. The gift is marvelous and looks very pretty on the bed.

The fun part is that the image is only revealed when you slide your hand upwards on the pillow. It’s very gleaming and cozy.Pressed Glass Photo Frame

A pressed glass photo frame is an exotic gift that is simply mesmerizing. On a high-quality acrylic glass, the photo is placed between two glasses.

You can also add pressed flowers or accessorize them beautifully. The frame looks very royal and because of its glass and unique arrangement.

A Wooden Print

Mighty Sitting Lion Canvas Wall Art

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Pictures on wooden prints look very rustic and vintage. You can get an image printed on wood in different styles. There are wooden logs, rectangular wooden panels, wooden calendars, and much more.

The photo print looks very warm and looks perfect in any home style. Also, the receiver will be amazed by the uniqueness of the gift.

A photo book

A photo book can be personalized drastically. For example, you can make a custom photo book creating a timeline of a friendship by different photos. In addition, you can customize each page with photos, quotes, and much more.

Aso, you can add a hardcover to it and handprint a line or photo on it. This book of cherishing memories will be an awe-inspiring gift.

Surprise With Explosion box

An explosion box can be a DIY gift. First, it is a box; when the box’s cover is lifted, it opens and spreads to form a broad plus sign.

In each square, you can paste a photo print, and on some, you can add personal messages. You can get an easy tutorial on the explosion box or order one for a truly touching gift.

Photo Mugs

Gift a photo mug to an avid coffee lover. You can print a dear image and make the person realize the thoughtful gift every time they sip.

You can also try the image reveal cup. The image appears when you pour the hot coffee on it. It is stunning and a very unusual yet beautiful custom gift.

A personalized Calendar

A personalized calendar for the person who loves to keep track of time is perfect. You can customize a wall calendar or a table calendar.

Add photos and quotes to each month and create a beautiful gift. With each month, there will be another stunning photo. It’s a convenient and gorgeous gifting option.

Let’s Wrap it

You can choose from these beautiful options and personalize them according to your choice. Not only personal images, but you can also pick random clicks, photographic captures, favorite quotes of the receiver. The customization looks fabulous and serves as a memory for a lifetime.

Environment · Gift Ideas

The Most Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

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The phrase “ecological consciousness” has been added to our vocabulary in recent decades. The abundance of material goods, their reckless and short use, the multiplying and growing landfills, and the destruction of the environment lead humanity to a dead end. The solution is a greener and safer life. There are some simple moves you can make in your daily life to gain greater ecological awareness. Even buy eco-friendly gifts for your loved ones. School supplies, a friend’s birthday or celebration, even if there is no reason for it, you want to make a gift and because you have an ecological conscience, you want your gift to be ecologically similar. So let’s explore some of the most eco-friendly gift options for our loved ones:

Create experiences

Offer experiences instead of material goods. Give your loved ones experiences that will benefit them either by relaxing, entertaining, or teaching them something valuable. Some ideas are a relaxing massage, a yoga or dance class, movie or concert tickets, an online course or an escape room walk. The choices are dozens, but the result is invaluable to the recipient. In the end, no material good can compare to a truly intense experience.

DIY Gifts

A more original, memorable and personal idea is to make something for a gift, with materials you already have without having to throw them away or buy new ones. Some relevant suggestions are to cook a delicious meal, make your loved one’s favourite dessert, make a body scrub with sugar & oil, make an ornament, or create a video with memories that will speak directly to the recipient’s feelings. DIY will not only offer you perhaps the most economical solution, but by making the gift yourself, you make this whole gesture more personal and even more important.

Eco-friendly products

If you decide to give a gift as a gift, prefer it to be ecological. This may mean it is plastic-free, reusable, zero-waste or digital. For example a glass water bottle, stainless steel straws, a bamboo toothbrush, natural & cruelty-free soaps and cosmetics or an ebook. However, among all these fantastic options, one stands out among the others: a piece of jewelry made from ecological materials.

This particular gift not only manages to utilize old recyclable materials creating a new beautiful result but also manages to give a unique character to its holder. Jewellery that has nothing to envy from other industrial products comes to steal people’s hearts with their exceptional beauty. Make such a special gift today to your loved ones, conveying the spirit of ecological consciousness and creation. Find the perfect gift of handmade recycled glass jewellery by MiNiMis company at great and economical prices.

We all love to make and give gifts. But these gifts do not have to be expensive or costly to the environment. Above, we discovered together simple, easy, alternative and ecological solutions for the presents of your loved ones. To make their lives and our own a little better by protecting our environment and spreading happiness all around.

Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything

Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything (All Budgets)

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I don’t know about you, but I generally find the men in my life the trickiest to buy for. Whether it’s my 13 year old nephew, my Dad or my Grandad, they always bamboozle me when it comes to gift buying. This year, I’ve started doing my research well ahead of the holidays and I thought I’d share some of the gift ideas I found. There are options from the super high-end (and out of my budget!) to the cheaper but more meaningful, so cost won’t be an issue.

Super High End – Golf Holidays in Spain

If you’ve got a man in your life who loves to golf and money is no object then there are some fabulous options for Golf Holidays in Spain which will be the best gift they’ve ever received! There are packages which include accomodation, meals and green fees to the best golf courses included, meaning that they just need to remember to pack their clubs and some undies and they’re pretty much set! Gift ideas don’t come much swankier than this!

High End – Vintage Watches

Husband is an absolute sucker for a good watch, and while I would never be able to afford some of the ones that he lusts after (we’re talking TENS of thousands of pounds in some cases 😱) there are some beautiful restored vintage watches out there which come in at a much more reasonable price. If it’s a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, you could even try to find a watch from their year of birth or the year you got married to make it even more poignant and special.

Middle of the Road – Aftershave

In the past, aftershave used to be a reasonably priced gift to give for a special occasion. These days, many of the most popular fragrances for men, such as Creed Aventus, carry prices tags which are closer to the £150-£200 mark, making them a far less affordable option. However, if you CAN afford it, they make a fantastci gift and the price tag does mean that the grangrances are super strong and will last for a really long time.

Affordable – Magazine Subscription

Magazine subscriptions are something that Husband has really enjoyed as a gift in the past. He’s a lifelong cyclist, so last year my Mum got him a subscription to MBUK for his birthday, and getting his copy through the door once a month was a real highlight. The beauty of a subscription is that it lasts for 6 months or a year, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving, and the costs isn’t usually unaffordable. There are mags out there that appeal to a huge variety of interests, so you can really personalise your choice.

Free – Get Crafty!

There have been a few birthdays over the years when I’ve been a bit skint and to be honest, Husband doesn’t like people spending loads on flashy gifts for him anyway. What he HAS enjoyed in the past is when I’ve made him something special, such as a collage of photos from our 16 years together, cooked him is favourite meal, or even done crafts with the kids that he can treasure as a keepsake. It really is the thought that counts and if you use your imagination to find some cheap or free gift ideas, the homemade gifts are often the very best.

Baby · Gift Ideas

Gift Guide for New Parents

A Gift Guide for New Parents
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Once you get to my age, with two kids of your own, you’re pretty well versed in what is and isn’t useful to give to new parents as a gift. I’ve been through various things like nappy bins (I never really got the hang of our one, to be honest) and wipe warmers to know what I would never buy again, and also remember what was an absolute godsend when my two were little. With that in mind, here are a few suggetions that will definitely be a hit with new parents:

Vests and Sleepsuits

It doesn’t matter how many new vests and sleepsuits new parents buy ahead of their baby being born, once they arrive it will never seem enough. I don’t think there are many parents in the world who have bathed and changed their baby into clean clothes, only for a poo-nami or vomit volcano to erupt! Cute baby sleepsuits are always a winner and the range of neutrals for parets who don’t know the gender of their baby is MUCH greater nowadays.

Takeaway Voucher

In the past, lots of people would turn up with a freshly baked casserole or a stash of frozen meals to make new parents life easier. The modern version of this is buying them a gift card! Either find out their favourite takeaway or go for a delivery service like Just Eat or Deliveroo and have a voucher for a meal delivered. They’ll thank you for making their lives easier AND for making sure they’re getting a decent meal between feeds and nappy changes.

Muslins

As with the baby grows and vests, another thing which new parents can never have enough of is muslins. They’re a fab multi-purpose item which can be used for wiping up spit-up, using as a shoulder guard when you’re burping baby, draping over you if you’re breastfeeding and want some privacy – there are even huge muslins which are made for swaddling baby.

Thermometer

When Sausage was a tiny baby, my Mum and Dad gave us a Braun in-ear thermometer, and we still use it to this day. It’s been an absolute godsend for over a decade and while some people may feel uncomfortable giving a gift which relates to potential illness, it’s genuinely one of the most useful, practical gifts we were given. A few years ago, we were gifted a newer, no-touch model which was fairly new tech at the time and after using it a few times, we actually gave it away and went back to our trusty in-ear model!

A V-Pillow

Although I didn’t breastfeed my two, having a large, v-shaped pillow was a huge help when it came to bottle feeding. I’d sit in an armchair and place the pillow on my lap with baby snuggled safely on top. It meant that my hands were both free for bottle holding and interacting, and we were both comfortable. It’s something that would be one of the first things I’d recommend to new parents, I think.

Family · Gift Ideas · Review

LoveLox Personalised Locket Review

Beautifully presented personalised lockets. Here in the Mum’s the Word house, we’re huge fans of  personalised gifts. In the past, we’ve made mugs, photo books, canvas prints and even chocolates with special messages on them! That’s why, when LoveLox Lockets got in touch and asked if I’d like to review a personalised locket, I knew I couldn’t refuse.

LoveLox is a London-based company with one goal – providing beautiful bespoke jewellery which is unique to everyone who buys one. There’s a huge range of options to choose from in terms of your finish and engraving, and each locket is engraved, assembled and packaged here in the UK.

The beauty of the personalised locket is that, unlike old fashioned lockets where you have to try to find a TINY photo and cut it out to put it in the locket yourself, LoveLox use a lab quality printer and professional grade glossy paper to place the image directly into each locket before they send it to you. Aside from making the whole process about a million times easier than doing it yourself, it looks about a million times better, too!

personalised lockets on the LoveLox creator

The actual process of creating your locket online couldn’t be easier. Simply choose the images you want to use and upload them to the website. You can move the photos around and crop them as you need to, to make sure they’re displayed perfectly. This is where you can add your engraving, with choices of fonts and letter sizing allowing you to get it just right. There’s also the option to choose a 16-18 inch necklace or a slightly longer one which is 20-24 inches – I went for the latter because I’ve got a fat neck and standard necklaces end to look like chokers on me!

Once the order was placed, delivery took less than a week, and there’s even an option for two-day delivery for just a few quid extra, making this ideal for even the scattiest of brains if you need a gift for a special occasion! The lockets are beautifully packaged, too, so you could happily send one directly to the recipient, safe in the knowledge that it will turn up looking perfectly gift-worthy and gorgeous.

My personalised locketI’m absolutely delighted with the quality of my personalised locket – the images may be small but they’re lovely and clear and the engraving looks top-notch. I wear it constantly, even when I’m just at home, as I love the feeling of having it close to me. As you can see from the images above, I’ve got one picture of Husband with Chuck and one image of Husband with Maureen and the engraving says “Goodest Ones” (absolute pigeon, I’m aware, but we used to tell Chuck that he wasn’t just a good boy, he was the “goodest boy” and it’s something that just stuck).

If you’re looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, birthday pressie or just something to show someone how much they mean to you, I highly recommend LoveLox. I couldn’t be happier with my beautiful locket and it’s something that I know will last a long time. The personalisation makes it so special and I can’t imagine anyone receiving one as a gift not loving it.

Head over to the LoveLox lockets page to see all of the different options available.

(I was gifted a locket for the purposes of my review but all opinions are genuine)