Our everyday lives are filled with the clicking of our camera lenses (or at least the sound effect of them from our smart phones) capturing the special moments which make a patchwork of wonderful memories summarising our life events.
The lucky few are posted to our favourite social media pages or selected as a screensaver for that chosen week; otherwise they live a lonely dark life on a memory card! So don’t keep your digital images locked behind your Smartphone’s keypad. Instead, here are some fabulously festive ways to use them for gifts this Christmas season!
#1. Get on your case
Uploading your favourite holiday snaps or pics of the kids has never been easier. Websites such as Wrappz.com personalise phones with hard plastic and leather cases and skins.
You can upload a single image or using a selection of your favourite photographs, create a collage and add in text and icons. Alternatively there are galleries full of on trend graphics and photography.
Prices start from £7.99 for a self-adhesive skin and £18.97 for a hard case. Customers can order directly from their mobile devices.
#2. What a mug!
Using the 2014 family photo collage, your name or an image from a recent holiday, seeing your favourite picture on your mug each morning is sure to bring a smile to your face. You can also have slogans or humorous text printed to complete the look.
Available at maxspielmann.co.uk for £4.99
#3. Send a smiler!
Customize your Christmas cards even further this year with Smilers! Customised stamps from The Royal Mail which include your own photo.
Select between 10 and 20 stamps per sheet and upload your chosen image via royalmail.com, the mobile app or even send them off in the post.
A 10 sheet will set you back just £10.20 and a 20 sheet £18.65.
#4. Get comfy!
Get personal with your sofa or bed by adding a friendly face or happy memory onto a high quality feux suede photo cushion.
Made in the UK, each make cushion is hand made from scratch, ensuring that a high level of quality is maintained. Individually printed photo panels are sewn together, resulting in a premium quality seamless finish.
Perfect for those cosy winter nights and available from £15.00 at next.com!
#5. It’s a date!
Getting the family organised has never been so personal with these cute customised calendars at gettingpersonal.co.uk
Ranging a variety of designs in several styles from his and hers, to family planners and individual personal interests. From £8.99 these are the perfect gift for every member of the family!
No Christmas party will be festively complete without a personalised bottle of mulled wine or whatever tipple you fancy!
Buyagift.com offer a fantastic selection of personalised alcoholic gifts including the year of your birth bottles of wine presented in a wooden gift box, engraved silver wine stoppers and personalised labelled bottles of an assortment of beverages. Prices start from £14.99 for a personalised bottle of read wine.
#7. The Christmas countdown!
Watching the time pass has never been so nostalgic! These personalised clocks from Tesco.com are a fun gift to brighten up the home or office. Available in a black plastic trim, the clock measures approx 22cm in diameter and is available for £16.50
#8. Soak it up!
Place name cards will become a thing of the past with these fun drinks coasters!
Perfect for adding an extra touch to your Christmas dining table and a touching keep sake for your loved ones to take home! A waterproof plastic finish with a cork base, available on snapfish.com from £9.99 for a set of 4.
Cheer up that dull work desk with a personalised mouse mat. Upload an image of your loved ones, a magical holiday or your football teams logo to Vistaprint.com or if you fancy something funky click through the hundreds of already made designs in their online galleries. Available from £4.00, a reasonable price to home your trusty mouse.
#10. Piece it together!
Entertain the little ones by creating a personalised photo jigsaw puzzle with their favourite character. Larger piece jigsaws are a fun way to make the most of a great family portrait!
Available from truprint.co.uk from £6.99 for a 40 pieces, £9.99 for a 120 pieces and £14.99 for a 204 piece jigsaw.
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