For an image, your favorite couple image would be great. Maybe one from the honeymoon, last trip together, from the holidays? Even photos of you and the kids can make him might be a romantic gesture.
Who are they? Picturoo is a company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They create ID tags from your photos that are the size and durability of a credit card (without the ability to spend…). So, make a statement of who you are and reflect who is important in your life – why not?
About the product: Who wants a boring luggage tag with your name scribbled on it? We have a better solution for you, a travel tag personalized with your choice of design, photo and your choice of brilliantly colored straps!
More details: you can choose one of seven choices of tags, send them a jpeg (.jpg) file of your photo of at least 1 mega-pixel resolution. Photos taken outdoors under sunlight work best. Picturoo cards are long-lasting, scratch resistant and water-resistant. Their dimensions: 3.375″ x 2.125″ (85.6 mm x 54 mm). Thickness: .03 inches. You can re-order and there’s free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
Who are they?
Zazzle is one of the world’s leading platforms for quality printing custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide
About the product:
These skateboards are the perfect gift for the younger ones. Decks are a great canvas for images and or text. Whether you’re doing grinds on the half-pipe or kickflips in the street, this competition shaped board has supreme pop! Designing the deck online is easy and fun when using their proprietary design software.
They have a variety of sizes and shapes of boards. The decks are made of hard-rock maple. Price: $59.95. You can order a complete Skateboard which includes Independent Trucks, Ricta Naturals wheels, Bullet bearings, grip tape, and mounting hardware.
Who are they? Hollywood FotoGifts use modern software technology to print these cute, almost 3D photo sculptures from your photos!
Hollywood FotoGifts employ experienced digital imaging artists to make these photo gifts accurate, visually pleasing images. Since their parent company was founded in 1993, their specialists have restored, retouched, and preflight hundreds of thousands of photos, so your photos are safe with them.
About the product: These are 5×7 photo pop-out portraits, layed on black acrylic plastic. Your photos are multi-layered, thus making the image 3D.
More details: You can have your image layed horizontal or vertical
Who are they?
photoatelier is owned by Sarah who is an artisan residing in Wasaga Beach, Ontario Canada. Studied Interior Design at the International Academy of Design. In 2008 she closed her interior decorating business and moved north to the country, making a living as an artist.
About the product:
These wonderful charms are made-to-order. Photographs are mounted under crystal clear glass and the back is coated with a non-toxic sealer for extra protection and durability. Each piece comes with a 17” silver plated snake chain and is packaged safely in a sliding tin adorned with a ribbon. The pendant is water resistant but not waterproof, do not wear while bathing or swimming. It is not intended for children.
Size: 7/8” square. Price: $15.
Please see shop announcement for current turnaround times.
Who are they? The company Time Frames was founded in 1990 after the original Time-Frames 2501 was designed by the President for his nephew. At first it was made in his apartment and sold in a few local gift shops. National direct-mail advertising began in late 1993, and a production space was rented in the “Old Harrison Plant” in Lockport, New York and has been there since, growing in size.
About the product: As a mother of two boys, I am very familiar with the annual photos my kids bring from school but haven’t really found an easy and nice way to display those. Time frame gives a simple, easy and elegant solution. You can display the photos side by side watching your kids grow from year to year. The company will create the frame based on your choices. There are quite a few looks for the School year Frames to choose from. Begin by choosing the layout . Continue by choosing the frame shape and color, color of inserts without the photo and the color of the acid free mat. Finally choose from one of the variety of covers available. We liked the simple straight forward 14″ x 18″ Square-Bevel School-Years layout with a white frame and cream mat.
More details: The cost of a Square-Bevel frame starts at $29.95 for an unframed version. The framed ones vary, depending on the frame, between $49.95 and $89.95. The company offers a full 30 day money back guarantee.
Who are they? Eyes Wide Art is a UK-based family business with more than 50 years experience in colour reproduction, image manipulation, photography, and digital and traditional printing methods. They have a large variety of photo gifts, amongst them this cute photo deckchair.
About the product: You can create your own designer deckchair with your favourite photo or artwork printed onto the deckchair sling. These deckchairs are hard-wearing and durable: the frames are made with merpauh wood, treated with teak oil which provides protection against the elements, extends the chair’s working life, and enhances the natural appearance. Deckchair slings are made from hard-wearing polyester sail cloth, and printed using state of the art technology. To shop for one you’ll need to upload a jpg photo, email the image or post the photo or artwork as a hard copy (printed photo) or on a cd and send it to their studio.
More details: Prices convert from 80 pounds in the UK to $121.813 in US. For shipping purposes, when flat the deckchair measures width 56cm, height 105.5cm, Depth 102.5cm, seat height 43cm.
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Who are they? Zazzle is an advanced online print store with the ability for customers to sell their designs, buy others designs or create and purchase their personalized designs. In their words “Infinite and instant, Zazzle is the only on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, offering billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products produced within 24 hours.” They proud themselves on optimizing the procedure by using proprietary technology that enables quick manufacturing of one of a kind pieces. Their products range from Printed T-shirts to more unique products such as skateboards.
About the product: We loved the idea of printing on the Keds Champion slip-on sneakers. First you choose the shoe size, general colors of the shoe, trim and details. Then you get to design the shoe by designing each piece of fabric the shoe is made of. Once you upload an image, you can position it, rotate it and scale it as needed. You can also add text in a variety of colors and fonts. The only problems I found were that I was unable to undo mistakes or edit the font after typing. Other then that, just the designing itself is fun, fun, fun. Your imagination is the limit.
Here’s an idea for a very unique photo gift – gift friends and family with a glass vase that has all their (and yours, too) photos on it!
Who is she? Jenny Gaynor, a 33-year-old Los Angeles based artist known for her airy glass creations creates custom photo transfer vases, seeking to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday.
Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University . She broadened her skills from glass blowing to lampworking and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.
About the product: These custom photo vases are handmade using 99% recycled glass. Each photograph is individually sized and cut, making your vase a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The photo transfer process is intricate, beginning with the careful placement of photos around the curves of the glass and ending with a full day in the kiln.
More details: Prices range from $150-$550. You’ll need to submit your photos in digital files and they should be approximately 1 MB with at least 300 dpi resolution. Color photos can be changed to black & white but not vice versa. Each vase holds a different total of photographs, so you’ll need to visit their site to figure out how many photos you can include on your vase.
Vases are signed and dated on the bottom along with a personal note. This can include the date of one’s wedding, anniversary, or retirement along with the names of the vase giver and its recipient.