Some of our own favorite photos are from Instagram, Carolyn, and we’ve found lots of ways to turn Instagram photos into cool gifts, everything from tote bags and iPhone cases to to pillows and chocolates. (Yes, chocolates.) However, if you’re looking to just print them out or whip them up into a cool photo book, here are two new online services that we recently tested out, and one old favorite, that will do that just that–and a little bit more.
Printstagram is a cool new service I just tried with amazing success. You can print posters, ready framed pictures, or basic square prints (shown at very top).
I was really intrigued with their tinybooks, which I tried out and though they were awesome.They’d make an adorable stocking stuffer or a super unique holiday “card” for special friends and family.
The quailty and shipping time were both really fantastic. Plus, they do prints on hearty stock paper if you’re looking for a more modern print of your Instagram photos.
Another option is INK361 which seems to be creating their own Instagram social network, but I limited my interactions to photo printing. is I was super impressed with the prints I ordered from and how quickly they arrived, all printed on professional photo paper ready for framing.
Ordering was super simple once you sync up your Instagram account, and I love how they have ratings for the different sizes of prints so you get an idea of how good your photo resolution will be as the prints get larger. If you’re looking to get a little gifty, the metal prints are amazing, as are the phone cases. Perfect for the holidays.
If it’s a photobook you’re after, we have lots of options but Mosaic remains a top favorite with us because it’s so ridiculously easy.
It’s actually a free iOS app (unfortunate for Android users of course) that lets you select twenty of your favorite pictures an automatically put them into a gorgeous book. Just flip through the book preview, press order…and you’re done.
For more ways to turn your Instagram photos into gifts, make sure to check our archives.