You all know how I love finding the best new products…so here you have a guide to the very best photo products for this season, along with some pretty sweet deals. So on Black Friday, when everyone else is getting trampled at WalMart, you can be home in your sweats, making a photo book on your computer. You’re welcome. :)Blurb. They are beautiful books, great quality, at a very reasonable price. And they are so easy to make you will be amazed. There are a ton of different templates you can choose from, as well as a few different sizes and paper options. I really can’t say enough about how much I adore the books I have made from Blurb. Photo books are the perfect gifts for grandparents…or even yourself! The best part…you can save 15% off your entire Blurb order with code 15OFFBLURB. Pinhole Press, Minted, and Tiny Prints have the best quality and the cutest designs. I am especially loving the designs from Minted this year. All cards shown are from Minted, and again, the best part…you can save $25 off your first purchase of $50 or more from Minted. mpix. They have the best quality photographic prints of any consumer lab out there, a quick turn around and very reasonable prices. A new product that I just discovered is the set of boxed prints from Pinhole Press. 25 beautiful prints on double thick paper, with personalized captions on the reverse of each photo, all in a 5×7 box perfect for the coffee table. Definitely on my must buy list this year.
Wall Art | Print your images nice and big from mpix, then frame them in simple Ribba frames from Ikea. To make a big impact, group a bunch of framed images close together in a wall gallery. (check out pinterest for lots of inspiration) For a twist on standard framed prints, try a modern standout print from mpix. No framing or mounting required.Hanging Wall Calendar from Pinhole Press, because they are nice and big with very thick, sturdy pages. Last year I bought the Standard Photo Calendar from Minted, and was very impressed with the quality of the paper and their customer service. I have also tried Shutterfly and Lulu, but wasn’t happy with either. Minted and notepads from Pinhole Press would both make a fun and useful gift.
Stationary | Personalized photo stationary is perfect for thank you notes after the holidays (and may even entice your kids to write their own!)Memory Game and Flash Cards, both from Pinhole Press. They are made with thick sturdy card stock so they can withstand all the abuse your kids will give them. These will both probably end up in my little one’s stocking this year.
For Everyone | Personalize game night with photo playing cards from mpix or Shutterfly, and a customized puzzle from Pinhole Press. Not exactly a game, but definitely fun, are the Tiny Prints Custom iPhone Cases.
What do you think? Will you be making any custom photo gifts for your friends or family this year? Are there any other new and fabulous products I need to know about?