Photo gifts make wonderfully meaningful presents that can be treasured forever.
But with so many photo gift products out there, coming up with photo gift ideas that feel original and special isn’t always easy.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of unbeatable options for your next gifting occasion.
Whether you’re celebrating someone’s birthday, saying thank you, searching for stocking fillers or heading to a housewarming, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect photo gift from the list below.
8 photo gift ideas and tips
A ready-made gallery wall
A gallery wall makes a statement piece of wall art. And it’s a great way to collect your favourite person’s favourite memories together.
Pick out frames of the same size to create a gallery wall in a grid shape. Or opt for a range of different frames to create a cluster.
If you’re buying for someone who lives in a rented home you can even choose photo tiles that will stick to the wall (and can be removed without leaving a mark).
Our tip: Try to tell a story with your gallery wall photographs. Include both close ups and wider shots taken on the same special day. Or perhaps aim to link images by color scheme. Each photograph should relate to the next.
Photo fridge magnets
Want to give someone a gift they get to enjoy every day? Small – but oh so beautiful – photo fridge magnets make a great stocking filler or a sweet thank you gift.
Every time your loved one goes to the fridge, you can whisk them away to their favourite holiday destination or remind them of a perfect day you spent together.
Grandparents will love photo fridge magnets of their grandkids. And friends moving into their first home will appreciate a little personal touch for their kitchen.
Our tip: Fridge magnets are relatively small so close up shots and beautiful details work best. Also consider how magnets will sit together, choosing complementary colours and content wherever you can.
A photo calendar
Bring a little joy to home offices and kitchen counters with a stylish photo calendar. Just pick out twelve beautiful photographs and showcase one each month.
A photo calendar is an ideal photo gift – being both a beautiful interior accessory and a meaningful reminder of people and places close to your loved one’s heart.
Our tip: Gift one of Inkifi’s wooden photo calendars and you can choose the start month, making this a photo gift idea you can use all year round.
A frame with a difference
A simple framed photograph makes an excellent photo gift idea. But why not go the extra mile and pick out a frame with a difference?
A multi-aperture frame is the perfect option if you’re struggling to pin down just one standout photograph to gift to your loved one. With our Moments Frame you can curate your own selection of up to 52 square photographs. Or why not go without a frame altogether? An acrylic prism block makes a stunning and super contemporary addition to a room.
Or why not go without a frame altogether? An acrylic prism block makes a stunning and super contemporary addition to a room.
Our tip: Edit photos before printing. A quick crop and a tweak of brightness or contrast really can make all the difference.
A personalised notebook
If you’re thinking of photo gift ideas for a friend or family member who loves to journal, a personalised notebook is the perfect choice.
A unique cover – personalised with photography and your choice of text – makes these bespoke notebooks a wonderfully special place for thoughts, dreams or just to-do lists.
Our tip: Why not write a personal message on the inside cover of the notebook you’re gifting? It makes an already personal gift feel even more special.
Fun photo strips
There are so many things you can do with a retro style photo strip!
You can go down a traditional route and frame them. Or you can use them as book marks or fridge decoration. Or why not stick them in a scrap book?
Choose standard portraits – the kind you’d get in a real life photo booth. Or play around with landscapes and details.
Our tip:We’ve seen so many great photo gift ideas using photo strips. Our favourites?
Strips that include a few colourful key snaps from the same day. And strips that show the passage of time – like black and white snaps of your little one getting bigger.
Just remember that space is at a premium so try not to cram too much into your squares.
A box full of memories
Looking for extra special photo gift ideas for someone you really love? Pick a Memories Box – a box filled with beautiful photo prints.
Curate a selection of photographs taken over decades. Or pick out snaps from one memorable year.
The recipient can then choose to keep their photographs in the memories box or pick out their favourites to display at home.
Our tip: If time allows, try to look through the memories box together with your loved one. You’ll get to laugh, cry and reminisce over old times, creating a wonderful new memory in the process.
A classic photo book
A classic photo book is one those photo gift ideas that suits pretty much any occasion.
Memories of holidays, nights out, staycations and even home renovations can all find a home within the pages of a photo book.
For family who live far away, create a photo book that charts the daily adventures of your children. Or for your other half, celebrate your favourite days spent together.
As long as you choose a quality photo book with a clean and simple layout, you really can’t go wrong.
Our tip: Pick a title for your photo book before you get started and choose photos with your title in mind. That way all of the photos you include will help to tell your story. Find quality photo gift ideas for every recipient and every budget at Inkifi. From gallery walls to fridge magnets to exquisite photo books, you’re sure to find a special gift for your special someone.
Find quality photo gift ideas for every recipient and every budget at Inkifi. From gallery walls to fridge magnets to exquisite photo books, you’re sure to find a special gift for your special someone.