Custom Photo Gift Ideas Everybody Will Love

A photo keepsake makes a wonderful gift for your loved ones to celebrate milestones. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, wedding, anniversary, new baby or new home, photo gifts can add a personal, sentimental touch. 

These days, you can transform almost anything into a personalized gift. From photo books and albums to home decor, clothing, blankets, and much more, all can be adapted into a gift perfect for your loved one. 

Here are some of our favorite photo gift ideas.  

Best Photo Gift Ideas For Family 

Custom photo puzzles

Photo gift idea: custom photo puzzle
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If you love a puzzle or know someone who does, a custom photo puzzle can be a great gift. You can buy a custom photo puzzle in a variety of sizes, including 250, 500, and 1,000 pieces. You can choose to turn any favorite family photo into a puzzle, or go for something sentimental to mark a special occasion, making it a perfect gift for the puzzling mom for Mother’s Day, or for the kids on Christmas morning. 

Photo album

A photo album is a timeless gift for loved ones. With many of us now taking pictures on our phones, it can be easy for special moments to get lost in the depths of our devices. An elegant photo album filled with photos of loved ones, a special event, or an important occasion is an incredibly thoughtful gift. 

Photo gift idea: photo album
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Most people will appreciate a photo album and cherish it for years to come. It’s the perfect gift for loved ones that love to look back on special moments.

Just be sure you have enough time to collect and develop the photos before deciding on this gift idea.

Digital photo frame

Digital photo frames are perfect for anyone that loves tech (and looking at photos all day). They’re ideal for recipients of all ages and can store a good amount of photos, displaying them intermittently. A digital frame allows you to have several special moments on display throughout the day, so you’ll never get bored of staring at the same old pictures. They store photos on internal memory or some include the option to insert an SD card into the device.

Canvas print wall art

Photo gift idea: canvas art
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A canvas print is a fantastic photo gift for a family member. Your favorite photo will be printed on high-quality canvas and enlarged to any size you require. They come in a range of sizes, so whether you want a small subtle print or a huge print that you can hang above a fireplace, then a canvas print is an ideal option. 

Photo coasters

If you’re looking for a small but meaningful family photo gift, then coasters can be the solution. They are both cost-effective and allow you to give a photo gift with a personal touch.

Check out our free coaster templates and custom design options.

Best Photo Gift Ideas For Couples

Photo fleece blanket 

Did you know that you can have your favorite images added to a photo blanket? These are the perfect gift for a couple celebrating an engagement, wedding, anniversary, or holiday like Christmas or Valentine’s Day. You can even add a photo collage of all your favorite moments as a couple, or just use a single image if you wish.

Photo shot glasses

Personalized photo shot glasses are a fun gift for a new couple that loves to party. They can also be ideal for a couple celebrating an anniversary. There are many variations in the type of shot glass you can choose, as well as several customization options. You can design a collage, use a single photo and even add a special date printed or engraved on the glasses such as a wedding or anniversary.

Photo mugs

Photo gift idea: custom mug
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A photo mug is a great gift for a loved one. Print a beautiful photo on a mug and they’ll be reminded of that moment as they drink their morning coffee. There’s a range of customization options and are not only perfect for couples, but also for family members such as grandparents, parents, or anyone else you can think of!

Browse our photo mug templates here.

Photo mouse mat

Over the last couple of years, working from home has become increasingly popular. A photo mouse mat is a perfect gift for somebody working from home to bring some cheer into a home office.

Use our free templates to design and order your custom photo mouse mat here.

Best Photo Gifts For New Parents

Photo calendar

Photo gift idea: wall calendar
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Wall photo calendars can be a good keepsake for all family members. However, they also make the perfect Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift for new parents, as they’re the perfect way to remember the early moments in a child’s life that quickly go by. You can include pregnancy photos, birth photos, and any other key moments. 


Photo gift idea: photo book
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A photo book is a more traditional keepsake that can stay in the family for years. They are bound in quality materials with photos printed directly on the page for long-lasting memories.

Photo cube

A photo cube is a cool quirky gift for new parents, offering the option to include several cherished photos in one display item. A photo cube displays a different photo on each face of the cube.

Photo Christmas Ornament

A photo Christmas ornament is the perfect Christmas gift for couples. A Christmas ornament can commemorate a baby’s first Christmas, and a couple’s first Christmas as parents and can be displayed on the Christmas tree every year for years.

Best Photo Gift Ideas For Kids

Face photo socks

Kids love silly things. What’s sillier than face photo socks? They are a funny and popular gift for kids and great for a laugh. They’re also a functional present! You can add the face of anyone you can think of including a pet, family member, or even the recipient’s face. 

Photo T-shirts

Photo gift idea: t-shirts
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A photo tee is a perfect gift for a kid. Think about how much a child will enjoy wearing a T-shirt with their own face on it—or the face of their sibling!

Photo keychains

Kids love a keychain, so what’s better than a personalized keychain? They can hang them on book bags, purses, gym bags or their house keys if they have them. Photo keychains are a fun way to commemorate a fun event, remember their favorite pet, or display their favorite picture of their friends. 

Photo phone case

If your child has an iPhone, they’ll need a case. Phone cases are essential unless you want to be replacing your child’s phone regularly. Photo phone cases are great for kids as they can be customized to exactly what the child wants. They may want a picture of their dog on their phone case or even their own face!

Best Photo Gift Ideas For Pet Lovers

Custom pet wall art

Pet lovers appreciate gifts relating to their pets. Custom pet art is a fun gift for any pet owner. There are many options available, such as prints or canvas prints of pets in funny situations. You can even integrate the picture of the pet into a famous painting or make them look like a portrait of historical figures, amongst other things.

Personalized photo pet book

A personalized photo pet book can include all of the recipient’s favorite photos of their pet. It also offers the option to option to add captions to each, so that they’ll never forget the moments they had.

Photo throw pillow 

For anyone that loves their pet a bit too much, a photo throw pillow can be an excellent gift. It’s quirky and it’s funny and most pet owners will love the novelty factor.

Photo magnets

Photo magnets are perfect to add to the refrigerator. You can add any image to a photo magnet, so why not add a photo of the recipient’s pet?

What Can I Put a Photo On For A Gift?

You can put a photo on nearly anything, from ceramics to clothing to home décor. Just make sure that your cloth and ceramic photo gifts are machine-washable and dishwasher-safe to avoid ruining the photo on the item. 

How Do I Make Great Photo Gifts?

Most photo gifts are designed digitally, ordered online, and shipped out to you. Photo gifts typically take 1-2 weeks to arrive at your doorstep, so make sure you give yourself enough time so your gift does not arrive late.  

Banana Print is a professional, high-quality printer open 24/7, so you can design and order your gift any time day or night. Be sure to use the highest resolution photos you have for best results.