Holiday photo gifts from your smartphone pictures - Holiday Tech Gifts
Photo gifts are always popular for the holidays and now that we've got smartphone photos, photo apps, an Instagram addiction, and services that connect to all of the above, it's even easier to find some cool--and affordable--photo gifts for everyone on your list. Most of all, those sentimental grandparents. Next up in our Holiday Tech Gifts
series - 9 wonderful ideas in every price range to get those photos off your smartphone and into the hands of someone who will love them.Also, don't miss our AMAZING giveaway below! Every post in our Holiday
Tech Gifts guide is another chance (or two or three) to win.
Mosaic Photo Book
Download the free app, and in moments you can choose your favorite
iPhone photos and turn them into an affordable photo book that happens
to be really nicely done too.
coolest photos can now become your coolest coffee table adornment, when
you turn them into coasters. We love this gift idea!
Instagram Photo Magnets
still waiting to try out this service that turns your Instagram photos
into a series of magnets, but the buzz is good and the price is great.
In fact, order one for yourself--they're way cuter than those old
alphabet letters on your fridge. Just make sure you order by 12/9 in the
US to insure holiday delivery; they ship from the UK.
($14.99 per sheet of 9, Stickygram)
Edible Chocolate Photos
might not be the right place for a photo of your kids, but your tree or
a snowman or anything festive at all would make a delicious gift.
Pictures with fun photo filters turn out best, we've found. Order by
12/15 for Christmas delivery.
(from $14, cocoagraph)
Keepsy Photo Books
lovely mini photo books are so easy to make, and we don't know a
grandparent who wouldn't love your year in review, photo style. Way
cooler than a "Christmas letter," isn't it?
Magnetic Dry-Erase Board from your photos
recently discovered this clever service which turns your favorite photo
into something more practical than artwork. Neat classroom gift for a
teacher; or even for a kid's room--just make sure you grab a beloved team photo or pet, and not a sign that says "clean this room up now!"
Custom Photo Phone Cases from Tiny Prints
a lot of companies now make custom photo cases, one of the things we
like about the service from Tiny Prints is that a designer will go over
your case, the same way they do for their beloved cards and invitations.
Use one of their templates or just grab a single photo and add some
($39.95+, tiny prints)
You can't beat free, and for years we've been singing the praises of Animoto
which makes editing your photos into a professional looking video that
you can send to everyone you love, beyond easy. And yeah, free. Now
they've added a new Facebook app
that can grab photos right from your timeline as you specify. You can
also upgrade your service for longer videos, download ability, and other
Custom Photo Canvases
Of course the gift of a favorite photo, framed and wall-ready is always a classic gift. This new service will print your smartphone photos
onto canvases beautifully, and the price is pretty unbeatable. Just
make sure your resolution is decent, or stick with the smaller frame
(from $9.79, Snapbox)For more cool holiday gift ideas, don't miss our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide on Cool Mom Picks.
Update: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Betsy M!
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