When looking for the perfect personal Christmas gift where do you look?
Maybe like me you like to find local independants or small businesses to ensure you’re supporting other creatives and small brands?
Maybe you like Etsy or Instagram for finding something cute and handmade to show you care?
It’s always nice to give something that feels more personal, something that’s quite unique that will last beyond Christmas Day isn’t it?
The Perfect Personal Gifts This Christmas
Even before becoming a professional photographer I did find that photo gifts proved popular year after year.
Living away from family where I grew up and going on to have a family of my own, it felt like a nice thing to gift family memories to have a little reminder of us scattered about their home when we can’t be there.
I’ve spent years finding the perfect photography related gifts and company to help me create beautiful gifts and family heirlooms. I’m now proud that I can offer my own ideas to you!
So for you this festive season here are my very best family photography gift ideas for you this year, with a little help from me…
Top 5 Photography Gift Ideas For Your Family
The Album For ‘Every’ Milestone…
If a bespoke fine art album feels a bit much but you still love the idea of a family photobook, then this is a beautiful middle ground.
The ‘Every’ Album is an economically priced album for every moment, every occasion and everyone. There are minimal options available on this album to keep it easy to order and cost-effective.
Made to the same exacting high standards as all my albums the Every Album is handcrafted using archival materials and lays flat with an almost invisible crease.
Every Albums are available in size 10×10″, 8×8″ and 6×6″. You can choose a cover from the Heritage Fabrics range and pick from a range of pre-made cover text designs.
They look as stunning as a fine art album but with a more exciting price point for gifting…
Luxury Pockets Of Joy – Leather Photograph Wallets
Remember the days of digging out the paper wallets from Boots full of your disposable camera memories? These are like that, but more beautiful and you’ll want to keep them out to enjoy!
A simple yet stunning way to organise your family prints in these hand cut and stitched leather print wallets.
Available in any of the leather materials, each wallet also includes 6×4? fine art prints in bundles of either 12, 24 or 36. For the extra finishing touch there is the option to personalise a Print Wallet with either Gold or Silver foiling or engraving.
Print Wallets make the perfect collectable for your family and friends to save their memories for the future or great as a standalone gift idea.
Creating a collection over time with these beautiful pockets could help bring a little organisation to your personal memories too.
I should add, this isn’t all about professional prints from your family sessions either. You can take advantage of my professional printers for your own personal photos too! They print using high pigmented inks on fine art papers to really make the most of the photos!
Beautiful Sleeved Boxes For Your Fine Art Prints
The Sleeve Box holds 5x 6×4? mounted prints wrapped in elegant vellum, sealed with a sticker and placed inside a Heritage Fabric base.
Plus, a festive note and premium card sleeve can be included!
The sleeve can be personalised with either ‘Fine Art Prints’ or ‘Merry Christmas’ in either gold or silver foil for a stylish finish.
Eco Fine Art Prints
Want the prints to speak for themselves with a more simple box…? This Eco ‘Simple’ fine art print box is for you!
This simple gift box of fine art photos is ideal if you know you want prints but haven’t decided where to put them yet (or even bought the frames!).
Or maybe you want to gift them and you’re unsure what frame colour they’d like? You choose the prints, we’ll print them on archival fine art paper and we can leave them to decide where they go and how they’re framed!
They also make a beautiful, personal gift for family and friends!
Did you know, having them printed on professional fine art paper not only makes them look and feel special but it also ensures they’ll stand the test of time. No fading or curling at the edges. Remaining beautiful family photo keepsakes to hand down the generations.
Choose 6 of your favourite family photos to be printed on fine art paper and mounted in a 10×8 frame.
Photo Gift Boxes
Present and protect your prints in a gorgeous handmade box. Your precious memories deserve to be printed beautifully and stored carefully.
You can choose the fabric, paper, closure type and personalisation so they can easily be tailored to make gorgeous gifts for family and friends.
Being able to personalise them in this way makes them an extra special keepsake to pass down the generations!
A Bonus Gift Idea – The Gift Of Photography…
Maybe like me you or the friend you’re thinking of is always behind the camera capturing natural moments of family life?
Well maybe now is the time to invest in a professional to take that pressure off and capture a bit of family life with YOU in them!
A gift card is ideal to ensure you will make time to have that family session (aka photoshoot) in the next year and you have something to look forward to.
If it’s for a friend it can mean you’ve given them the nudge to do something for themselves that you know they’ll love. They can than organise a time that suits them perfectly and you can eagerly await to see what moments get captured!
- Choose an amount to put towards a family photography session fee or towards your favourite product after the session
- Ideal if you don’t know what type of family session they’d like, they’ll be able to choose!
- They get 12 months from the date of issue to use the gift card
A ‘Taster’ session with me starts at £100 and is the perfect introduction to my more relaxed, documentary family photography and film.
Minimum suggested investment of £135 to cover a Taster Session fee and their favourite photo printed. They can always choose to upgrade the session or add on more products once they’ve got in touch!