As a new mom, I’d adore a Mother’s Day gift that takes my favorite Instagram shots and transforms them into an awesome keepsake so that I don’t have to. After all, I can hardly find time to back up the several billion pictures I’ve taken of my 2-month-old, much less arrange them into a baby book. Which is why I’ve rounded up the some of the coolest Mother’s Day photo gifts that’ll preserve Instagram shots long after a mom or grandma has forgotten whether she prefers Juno or Slumber. Just be sure to double check shipping dates — or package that IOU in a beautifully handwritten card. CMP...Read More
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We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...Read More
Now that so many of us have a zillion photos stored on our laptops or phones, I love creating any gift that takes the best of those photos and puts them onto something we can hold onto So, for some of my favorite people, I’ve turned recently to Snapbox to make beautiful and affordable photo gifts. In the past I’ve ordered their custom canvases and Peel & Stick Fabric Posters, and now they have one more option worth checking out: Their new Layflat Photo Books which are so so easy I think a ton of us busy parents will appreciate them. And just in time for Father’s...Read More
Considering how much I love photo wall decals, it’s no surprise that I’m digging these cool photo calendar decals from Pinhole Press that let you turn your favorite 2015 photos into a fabulous 2016 wall calendar, no hammer and nails required. This is such a perfect idea for a kitchen or office, with an entire year of dates and photos at a glance. And they’re super easy to make, too. Just upload photos directly from your Instagram account or your photo library to Pinhole Press, then make edits right on their site. It’s such a fun, useful way to get all those photos...Read More
Next up in our 2015 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve put together 14 really cool custom photo gifts for anyone on your list We’re talking sleek photo books, unique prints, amazing keepsakes, even a tasty photo treat or two — basically, more reasons to finally do something with those favorite digital pics still taking up space on your phone! We’re super pleased to share this guide on behalf of our sponsor, the Tile Bluetooth tracker. If you’ve ever lost your keys, misplaced your camera bag, or been asked “Where’s the charger?” for your kid’s favorite tech toy well, you need to meet Tile. You won’t regret it. And of course,...Read More
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Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. Calling all Star Wars fans. Now this is one Halloween lawn decoration you need. Great news! HBO NOW is now on Roku. Whoo! Instead of the highly-anticipated dislike button, Facebook is going to give us emoji instead. A very good reason not to share photos of your boarding pass online. Did you catch Kristen on The Today Show on Friday? She shared one of our all-time favorite ways to manage screen time for kids. Leaving this here without...Read More
For the dad who has everything, you can’t go wrong with Father’s Day photo gifts, especially when they come from the kids. Lately I’ve gotten completely hooked on photo wall decals as the best new way to display my photos, because they don’t hang wonky when my kids slam the front door behind them. And they couldn’t be easier to hang: just peel and stick. No more rummaging through the tool box for a hammer and nail — and then moving the nail three times because it wasn’t in exactly the right spot. There are lots of options out there...Read More
Nothing says I love you like, please don’t let your phone die when I’m trying to reach you because it really freaks me out. Which is why I think it’s so clever that Shutterfly has launched the first personalized battery chargers that I’ve seen. Upload a photo or design using one of a dozen templates — you can even connect right to Facebook, Instagram and more — then add text if you want, though I’m a bit of a purist that way and tend to stick with photos. You’ll have a very cool Mother’s Day gift for the tablet or phone-loving mom on the...Read More
If you’ve got a mom-on-the-go to shop for this Mother’s Day, we’re so excited that in curating our favorite personalized Mother’s Day gifts, we found these cool custom photo laptop sleeves at Snupped. You can choose standard MacBook Air or MacBook Pro sizes, or customize it to fit any laptop at all, or go for a case for her tablet or phone. Then just add one or two favorite photos and you’re good to go. The interface is incredibly easy to use as far as uploading your photos; I added that old picture of my girls (awwww) above in about...Read More
Whether you are looking for a thoughtful, unique, and sentimental Mother’s Day gift–or just really want one for yourself– check out My Little Buffalo’s custom illustrated family portraits which–hint--would make me a very happy recipient. And that’s not just because it’s way easier than trying to wrangle my large crew into a photo sitting. What’s also cool is that this portrait can be printed onto a custom iPhone case so that an iPhone loving Mom or Grandma can take her family portrait with her wherever she goes. Lisa Nelson’s colorful, not-too-fussy illustrative style creates an image that looks sweet, casual, and not cartoony—just like...Read More
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