10 Genius Gift Ideas Using Your Favorite Photos
Who says convenient can’t be from the heart?
Everyone knows that the best gift ideas come when you don’t stress over them. However, tomorrow is officially December and if you haven’t already bought your gifts…well…you may have good reason to stress.
Thankfully, we have an editor who loves the holidays and started putting together this particular gift list back in October. Here are ten ingenious gift ideas using photos that are near and dear to your heart--some of which can also be ready-in-a-flash at your local Walgreens.
Make Your Instagrams Edible
Cocoagraph prints your best Instagram photos on frosting paper using food coloring to make some of the prettiest chocolate bars, ever. Choose from three varieties of cocoa and six mix-ins like, salted almonds and dried strawberries.
Transfer Home Movies to DVD
Transfer your aging videotapes, film, slides and photos into digital memories. Then be sure to have them running on a loop Christmas morning.
Walgreens (from $30)
Print Holiday Cards in as Little as 1 Hour
Using the Walgreens mobile app or your computer, you can create and customize your annual family holiday card and pick them up in the same day. Cue the hallelujah chorus.
Walgreens (from $14.99 a set)
Design Your Own Wine Label
First things first, pick up a bottle of your favorite Cab. Next, affix custom label. Finally, watch as the crowd goes wild when you finally pop the cork.
Personal Wine (starting at $13)
Play to the Heartstrings with a Photo Book
It’s the gift that’s so easy it’s practically cheating. Walgreens makes it even better with Same Day Pickup. Tell everyone you know.
Walgreens (from $20)
Give the Gift of Instant Gratification
The Fujifilm Instax Mini snaps pictures that print on the spot in a credit-card-size photo. It also includes a feature for taking softer (read: more flattering) photos--which basically means we are in love with this camera.
Create Your Own iPhone Case
For a phone case unlike any other, consider Casetify. Mix and match your favorite Instagram photos in a variety of templates to produce a custom, slim-fitting shell.
Frame Your Photos on a Dime
Framebridge takes the guesswork (and lofty prices) out of framing. Simply pick your frames, upload your photos and you’ll receive your piece in a matter of days.
Framebridge (from $39)
Use Your Phone to Make Wrapping Paper
With the Walgreens mobile app, you can print poster-sized versions of your photos and use them to wrap your gifts (a two-for-one deal, of sorts).
Walgreens (from $11)