Jumpstarting the holidays: Personalized gifts with Shutterfly

I’m usually in the camp who bemoans the holiday creep. No sooner than you’ve picked out a pumpkin do the boxes of string lights appear on the shelves. But there is one thing I really like to get a jump on: gift giving. The less holiday shopping there is to do in month of December, the better.

And the most personalized gifts, I’ve realized, necessitate some advance planning.

It’s usually around this time that I start looking through family photos from the year for holiday cards anyway, so I pull any and all of those favorites into an album specifically for photo gifts. This year, I’m working with Shutterfly and looking beyond the photo book. There are so many options for bringing together the personal and the practical.

I think I’ve found something for almost everyone on your list.


Your partner
Framed art: You know best what he or she might like to see on the walls.

I printed an extra large print of a photo I took on our 10-year-anniversary weekend in Calistoga. I’m over the moon with how it turned out. The quality of the print is wonderful, and the plexiglass is lightweight enough to hang easily. This one is 24 x 36 inches in a 30 x 40-inch frame, but you can print eight different sizes in this format. I still can’t get over how seamlessly it arrived on our doorstep!
Framed prints with deluxe mats

Last year, I made Aron this archival-quality wall poster calendar for his office. Now he will be set for the new year, too. I also a month-by-month easel calendar while I was at it.
2018 Classic Full Bleed Black 16×20 Collage Poster | Easel Calendar

Parents and grandparents
I love the new ornament options for trimming the tree.
Metal Ornament

And something for them to enjoy coffee, tea, soup… or even a bowl of cereal. An extra large cup that feels good to hold onto will make a nice addition to their favorite collection.
Latte Mugs

The kids
Hudson and Skyler love seeing their own pictures in print. I think they’re going to get such a kick out of piecing themselves together!
Photo Gallery Puzzle

Teachers (and other life savers)
You might be looking for items that pair well with a gift card or classroom donation (hint, hint). We made Hudson’s teacher a stainless steel travel mug, featuring pictures of the murals and artwork around campus. She can use it year after year.
Stainless Steel Travel Mug

She’ll like this canvas tote bag more than a letter opener. The cross-body strap makes them so useful.
Canvas Tote Bag

Even if they’re not yet actually making their own, they can bring their growler to a local, craft brewery for refills. The copper is beautiful!
Homebrew Growlers

Do you make personalized gifts for the holidays? What do you like to give?

Thank you to Shutterfly for sponsoring this post. Never let go of the magic you make. Celebrate moments together with personalized gifts from Shutterfly


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