The Best Valentine’s Day Photo Gift Ideas
Who says Valentine’s Day has to be just about couples?
Whether or not you’re part of a couple this year, chances are you have someone in your life who could use a reminder of how much they mean to you. After all, that’s what Valentine’s Day is really about: sharing love with the people closest to you.
And while boxes of chocolates and red roses are nice, they are – let’s face it – a little cliche. Here are some Valentine’s Day gift ideas that will work for anyone and everyone on your V-Day list this year.
A personalized photo book
Perfect for: Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, significant other
Photo books documenting a trip you all took together, a child’s first year, or another special occasion are perfect gifts for parents and grandparents. You can create them easily either online or with a photo editing program, and the quality is exceptional.
One of the most difficult parts of creating a photo book is selecting the photos. We all have so many nowadays that it’s tempting to try and cram as many as possible into the pages. Resist the temptation! Photos will be much more striking if there’s just one or two on most of the pages.
Otherwise, you can end up with a book that looks cluttered and messy – the opposite of what you want to give someone special!
If you want to create a photo book for your significant other, a milestone or special event can make a perfect theme. Think anniversary, first apartment or house, wedding or honeymoon – you get the picture (no pun intended).
A Nixplay Iris WiFi Cloud Digital Frame
Perfect for: Grandma and Grandpa, a business-traveling spouse or partner
Nixplay’s newest frame, the Nixplay Iris, would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for special family members, especially Grandma and Grandpa. The sleek design and silk-metal finish give the Iris a traditional photo frame look, and the three available colors allow it to complement any home decor.
But the most important thing about our WiFi Cloud Digital Frames is that they allow you to share photos of your loved ones instantly, sending them from your phone right to the frame. It’s a small, but important way to help your loved ones feel connected to you – even if they’re halfway around the world on a business trip, or living across the country.
Personalized photo cards
Perfect for: Friends, faraway family members, teachers, kids’ classmates
Want to share some love with everyone you love this Valentine’s Day? Consider making personalized photo cards to stick in the mail.
You can add a photo or two of your family with a kind message and send them to friends and family. Think of them as an upgraded version of those school day Valentine’s Day cards you used to hand out. And actually, if you want to get really ambitious, have some made with a picture of your child for him or her to distribute to his or her classmates.
Perfect for: Children, significant others, Mom and Dad
Since making a nice photo collage takes some time, you probably want to save these for the really special people in your life: a child who’s graduating high school, or a significant other, for example.
You can make digital photo collages and have them printed and shipped without ever printing a single photo.
However, since most of us don’t have hard copy photos lying around anymore, a photo collage can be a wonderful opportunity to go through some of your digital photos and find special ones that you want to have printed. Again, the temptation will be to use lots and lots of images, but restrain yourself to a reasonable number so that each one has a chance to shine.
Valentine’s Day is a time to show love to everyone, not just the person you share your life with. For more gift ideas for the special people in your life, check out our post “7 Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day.”