Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. Especially when you have to buy as many presents as there are people who already have everything!
Add to this a hectic schedule, a tight budget, and every high street is crazily crowded, leaving you with nothing to do but go shopping for Christmas presents.
No problem, I have a solution for this year’s Christmas presents. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, you don’t need a lot of time, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas or leave the couch. Grab your laptop and pour yourself a cup. It’s time to get crafty and make your own cup.
Everyone loves personalized Christmas presents, but they take so long to make that you should have started in January. Or, it actually costs more to make one yourself than to buy one new (hand-knitted hats, I’m talking to you!)
We’ve put together some personalized, clever, quick, easy, and affordable Christmas gift ideas. You already know that I love using Photobox to print my travel photos. So we’ve teamed up with Photobox again for these clever (and easy) Christmas gift ideas.
The photo book
A photobook is a modern version of a photo album. I think it’s a good idea to choose a theme for your photo book, such as this year’s holidays or special occasions.
I’ve been looking at the tradition of creating a photo book for my mother each year filled with photos of George (and now Joseph, too). It’s great to see him grow and change through it all. I also create mini photo books for special holidays.
Travel Hack Tip: It takes time to find photos for your photo book here. Organize your photos throughout the year and have albums ready to upload. If you’re super organized, you can also upload and organize your photos to your Photobox account. The goals of the organization are at hand.
Photobox has a huge selection of photobooks ranging from small to full-fledged photobooks starting from £6. Their photo diaries are also a great way to record your holidays. I use a special edition photo book with the year cut out on the cover.
This is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest of all. Perfect for stocking stuffers, presents from the kids, Secret Santa, or just a gift for someone who just needs something.
The Simple Photo Mug is currently £5 at Photobox!
Another quick, easy, and affordable option. The great thing about photo blocks is that you can buy just one or buy them in bulk to create cool features. If you’re thinking long-term, you can even buy one every year to create a new tradition and add to your collection.
Travel Hack Tip: I like to use square photo blocks for my Instagram photos.
Photo blocks currently start from £9.
Print your favorite photos on canvas for personalized home decor.
I love the quirky retro canvas prints.
This is good for teenagers who already have their bedroom walls covered with posters. Want to create something personalized? We recommend purchasing frames for other spaces as well.
Posters start from £4.