The Best Gifts for the Holidays: Making a List, Checking it Twice
The holidays are almost here. Like right around the corner, don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it…that kind of almost here. Do you have your shopping list made? Are you ready to stand in the lines, fight the crowds, scramble for the very last fuzzy bath robe? (Because what else are you going to get for Grandma?) Stick with me…I have ideas.
I’m just about the holly-jolliest person you’ll meet, but you won’t find me volunteering to stand in those holiday store lines that wrap twice around the building before snaking through the automotive department…and then finally, FINALLY ending up at the cash registers. Not only do I end up collecting about 20 things I don’t need on that slow, arduous trek through the aisles, but by the time I get to the finish line, I feel like every ounce of holiday spirit has slowly been jingle-jangled from my system, leaving more bah-humbug than ho-ho-ho.
Get the Jolly Back
Ever think to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way”? If you have, then you’re one smart cookie. There is a better way! You can skip the lines AND give holiday gifts that will be WAY more cherished and loved than fuzzy socks and Chia Pets. (For those of you who end up waiting until Christmas Eve to shop, the main aisle at your local drug store should still have plenty of novelties like Chia celebrities, so if that’s your jam, procrastinate away.) If you’re looking to level up, however, I’m here to help.
Make it Look Like You’re an Overachiever
See what I did there? You’ll look like an overachiever, but these are NOT difficult gifts to acquire or prepare. Have you had photos taken lately (or are you planning a photo shoot soon)? If so, you are sitting on a holiday gift-giving gold mine!
Nothing will make mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, Aunt Lisa and Uncle Bill (you get the idea) happier than getting a gift featuring professional photographs of you, the kids, or the family. Whether you just had senior pictures taken—or whether you did an entire shoot featuring everyone from Fido to Great Uncle Bubba—when you give gifts that feature the faces they adore, you’re sure to get a smile (and maybe even a few happy tears).
Do you have family that lives far away? Photos are the perfect gift to remind them that you’re thinking of them! We can even have them shipped directly to their doorstep!
Custom Photo Gifts
Have kiddos hitting major milestones? Graduates? New drivers? Going to high school? Give a holiday gift of photo memories! Teenagers LOVE getting that one-on-one time with mom to go out and be treated like a celebrity! Our teen photo shoots will let them show off and we’ll create gorgeous images of them! Even though the internet would have you believe that this younger generation doesn’t care about prints, I have proof otherwise. Check out some of these storyboards that our teens helped design for themselves!
Alynna chose this quote along with some of her favorite senior pictures, and just look at the result! This is a gorgeous 16×20 signature silk print, perfect for framing or mounting directly to your wall with 3M Command Strips. Make sure you choose picture hanging strips, not poster strips.
And yes, even the guys have them in their rooms. We designed this gorgeous metal for Nicholas using his favorite wrestling photo, then added a quote from Dan Gable.
Gifts for Dad
This stunning storyboard is the perfect gift for Dad, and it’s just the right size for his office. We combined these gorgeous images of Skylar with a quote that will bring tears to Dad’s eyes! How does it work? Just contact me and send few high resolution images, then leave the rest to me!
Perfect Gift for Mom and Grandma
“I have so many images from our last photo shoot that I just can’t decide what to display!” If this is your mom, wife, or other photo lover, then this is gift will be a favorite under the tree! Our Luxury Image Box holds double sided 5×7 prints and comes custom printed with your favorite image on the cover. It opens like a book and can have both the spine and back printed. Maybe you have photo shoots from various years that were never printed or maybe you took an amazing vacation this year. Let’s take those memories and create an image box that can be enjoyed all year!
Many of you have probably seen the photo keepsake items I offer. From high-quality photo boxes to collages that feature multiple images to artistic metal art, the medium is up to you. You can give great gifts by getting creative with the memories you’ve already made—and the best part is you can ditch the malls, watch some sappy holiday movies, and sip some cocoa while you wait for your gifts to arrive! Still stuck for ideas? We offer gift cards for portrait sessions as well as our entire product line!
Merry shopping to all! Contact me with any questions you have—I’m happy to help you get your gift orders ready to go! But don’t wait…deadlines are approaching quickly!