By Megan Galope
Like it or not, it’s approaching that time of the year again. The time when you try to figure out what to get the person who has everything, or the person who can’t come up with a single item for their wish list. How about a personalized photo gift? There are so many more options for photo gifts now than just books and calendars. How about something useful, such as a mug or a pillow? You can get anything from keychains to blankets, ornaments and luggage tags to playing cards and phone cases. I’ve even seen personalized wrapping paper with photos on it! This can also be a good time to practice your photography. If you don’t already have some useful photos, schedule a photo shoot with the intended recipient. Or perhaps you’d rather take photos of their kids or pets for the gifts.
There are many places out there that offer photo gifts. A few of the more popular online sites are Shutterfly, Snapfish, Mpix, Smugmug, and Vistaprint. You can also purchase photo gifts from stores such as Costco, Walgreens, and CVS by either ordering online or going into the store.
And best of all, if you get your ordering done early then maybe you can actually sit back, relax, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
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Megan Galope is a trip leader with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes.