Have you notice your pictures are gathering digital dust from not being used? Take a few minutes to personalize gifts from all those snapshots for an upcoming graduation, birthday, wedding, promotion or retirement.
Photo books – Start your own library of family trips and life events with photo books. If you are just starting your first book mixbox.com or Shutterfly are good places to start. Both offer simple drop and drag formats. If you want more freedom in customizing your books, Picaboo is a wonderful option. Picaboo offer the most freedom when it comes to digital scrapbooking.
Mugs – Custom photo mugs are great for coffee or tea. There are also travel mugs for the morning commute. Capture a specific moment or time when creating your mug. Shutterfly has awesome layouts and different options for mugs.
Calendars – Personalized calendars make great gifts or make a work cubicle homey. Mpix and Shutterfly offer multiple options for calendar sizes, types, and layout. If you’re looking for something different in a calendar try making a dry erase calendar.
Growth Chart – A wall clinging growth chart from mpix.com won’t mess up your walls and stays intact if you move or redecorate. This would be a great idea for military families or other families who move often.
Canvas Art- Looking to turn your pictures into master pieces? Digipix.us offers a variety of photo effects from silhouettes, brush strokes, wood cut, charcoal sketches and sign-in boards. The sign-in boards would be a great gift for graduation, wedding, birthdays or retirement parties. If you don’t want to invest a lot of money, you can also check out Staples’s engineering prints which are roughly 36" x 90" prints. The only down side is that the prints will only be printed in black and white, but for about $5.00 who cares!
Gel Skins – Show your personal style on your Smartphone, laptop, tablet or other gadgets with graphical gel skins that stick to your gadget. They protect your device from scratches, will not harm your gadget and can be removed. I have a gel skin on my iPad from GelSkins, but uniqueskins also offers gel skin products. If you are looking for something really cool for a wall, check out the life-sized custom Wall Skins from Unique Skin.
Collages -- Scrapwalls.com offers a large selection of options for collages for cards, posters, canvases and blankets. Upload your photos, choose a shape and photos and you are on your way to making a unique gift.
I know it's early but you could always get a jump on Holiday Gifts!