Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day already? If you’re like most people, you’re still writing 2017 as the date, which means you probably haven’t even thought about a custom gift for your Valentine, let alone picked one out.
Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays for giving custom gifts, but there are so many options that you may be overwhelmed. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are five custom gifts your valentine will love.
Puzzles make a great gift, and you can personalize them with photos to make them even more fun. After your loved one finishes the puzzle, she can break it up and save it to complete again later, or she can use puzzle glue to hold the pieces in place and turn it into a unique wall art.
Mugs and Wallets
Did you know you can put a photo on a wallet? Your valentine will see your picture every time they grab their wallet or pull out a credit card. It’s the perfect way to remind them every day how much you love them.
If your valentine is a coffee or tea lover, photo coffee mugs make a great custom gift. Your valentine will smile every morning when they see your photo as they pour that all-important cup of Joe to start their day.
You can also add your own message to the mug using a paint sharpie, which will give it a handmade feel. Simply choose a color, add your décor or lettering and then bake it in the oven at 350 degrees on a cookie sheet for about 30 minutes. Once it is finished, turn the oven off, but leave the mug in it and allow it to cool.
Cufflinks, Watches, and Jewelry
You can’t go wrong with jewelry, which includes watches and cufflinks. But did you know you can personalize them with photos? Nothing says “I love you” like a necklace with a photo of you and your valentine that makes the piece of jewelry completely unique.
Custom Photo Frame
Everyone needs to frame a photo at some point, either to hang it on the wall or add it to the desk in their office. But instead of a generic frame, why not make your Valentine a custom frame? You can find a basic frame just about anywhere and design your own, or you can have one made with names or quotes.
Photo phone cases
The perfect gift for that one friend or family member who always seems to be on their phone. Photo phone cases are not only a fun way to show off a family photo or picture of a pet, but allow you to better protect your phone with a durable, yet personal case.
Custom Photo Print
Photo prints are another fun option for custom gifts. If you want something different than the traditional canvas print, you can opt for acrylic, metal, or wood. You can even get a backlit photo print!
- Acrylic photo prints are made using a sheet of acrylic that is placed over the photo, giving it an almost glass-like appearance. You can add a white backing to the photo to make the colors really pop.
- Metal photo prints: Metal is another great option for photo prints. They are available in glossy and matte finishes and your photo is infused in the metal, making them completely water and stain proof. Photos can be printed on white or silver-based metal. You can even personalize the print further by adding a personal message or quote with a dry erase marker.
- Wood photo prints: For the nature lover, wood photo prints make a great gift. The wood grain shows through the photo, giving it a beautifully natural appearance. Photos can be printed directly on to the wood, or a white primer can be added to the wood first to make the colors of the image more vibrant.
- Backlit photo prints: Backlit photo prints are a beautiful way to showcase all types of photos. The images are printed on a fabric that is then installed in a light box assembly. Although this custom gift needs to be placed near an outlet, it creates a piece of art worthy of a museum and doubles as a light source for any room. They are durable, reusable and a great way to show off your photography or a picture of you and your valentine.
Giving your sweetie custom gifts created with the perfect photo is a great way to show her how much she means to you this Valentine's Day.