Welcome to my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
**The links should work, but the formatting didn't transfer when I switched to a new website**
I often have clients in search of gift ideas with their photographs. Here you'll find some of my personal favorite photo-related gifts for everyone from baby to grandma. I enlisted the help of various friends and neighbors to help me discover new products, and I included some gifts I've given my girls in the past that they still play with.
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For grandparents, aunts, uncles and godparents:
from TinyPrints are a great gift. We purchased them last year for the grandparents as a memento that can be displayed for years to come. You can use this code for a discount at TinyPrints, although after a certain number of total uses, it will stop working:
are always a sweet gift. Pair a couple
with a bag of coffee beans or some fancy hot chocolate! Or add a Starbucks gift card?
would be great for grandparents, aunts or uncles! Or someone in college who lives in a dorm.
I also use
, especially for photos I took with my phone that are lower resolution. Use the code FRIENDOAYF for 15 percent off if you're new! I may have a Sticky9 addiction.
Cell picture of my fridge.
was recommended as a great way to share photos with far-away family members - just email the pictures!
Everyone loves a
. My personal favorite site to create your book is
. The quality and customer service are excellent. Need some book ideas? You could make a year in review, but you could go with a theme such as kids sports, silly baby faces, vacation photos or a book of all your senior portraits.
For teens and tweens:
to use as a journal, for the upcoming semester, or for drawing is a sure winner. With lined or blank page options, you can make it your own for the teen or tween in your life.
This is a sweet and simple way to share photos in a
Several friends recommended these
. I haven't purchased one yet, but it seems ideal for photos without a lot of detail (close ups of faces, simple landscapes). This could also be a fun/funny gift for a college student.
And of course, an
! (Actually I'd love this for myself!)
Whatever card backing you choose, this
from Pinhole Press is a favorite at my house. It kept us entertained during the blizzard in January!
If you know they'll have to write
thank you notes
is a way to make it fun, even for those who are a little too young to write.
We bought the older version of this
for my older daughter for Christmas when she was three and a half. It was a huge winner!
My daughter would also love
of herself. Wouldn't any kid?
Santa bought this
for baby Caroline last year with all of our family. She loves it. Her big sister also loves to read it aloud.
For the budding photographer:
is a newer model of my
. I'm biased, but I think it's a great starting point!
are fun and reasonably priced accessories.
is a fantastic book. Not only does it include some fascinating stories, but it's a great study in portraits that tell a story on their own.
I love this
A tutorial session with yours truly
Check the investment tab and
me to schedule, or to book in advance as a gift!
And for anyone:
Framed prints or canvas
from your photo session are always a hit! Your session is still up on my
, even if it was last year!
Take your host/hostess gifts to the next level when you put these
on the bottles of wine
For the family that has everything?
Get the 2016 rates for a session in 2017 with a gift certificate.
me for details!