Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas

Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas


You may have your list and you may have checked it twice, but you might not know what gifts to give for those special friends and family members this holiday season. Photo gifts are the perfect way to turn all the photos on your phone, computer, favorite social network, and even the cloud into a unique, personalized gift that's sure to bring joy to your loved ones. has a wide array of photo gifts- from books and calendars to wall canvas-for everyone on your list without breaking the bank. We have some great options that are not only easy-to-make, but stand out as a creative and personalized gift to last a lifetime. If you're still struggling to find that perfect gift, these will surely be a hit for that "someone who has everything."

Custom Calendars - Their favorite things, all year long.

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Custom wall calendars are a one-of-a-kind gift that can include nearly everything the owner loves. But where do you start? What photos do you choose to include in your creation? Here are some ideas, that will get you excited to gift a Mixbook custom calendar- and will certain surprise anyone on your gift list.

Baby's First Year - The grandparents will melt when they see this. A calendar full of all your baby's firsts-the first food, the first trip to the park, or the first play date with Grandma. Each month can hold a special event in which you've immortalized in a photo. There are so many adorable options to choose from, you'll have plenty to work with. Most grandparents keep these calendars long after the 12 months!

Pets - Because you can't ever get enough of their wet little noses! Surprise someone with a year-long calendar of their favorite furry friend. Their social media accounts could have great photos to choose from or you can invite friends and family to contribute to the the project with our collaboration feature.

Instagram Favorites - Is the recipient handy with a camera and all about IG? Choose and display their Instagram photos. They'll feel like a real published photographer, and can proudly show off their snaps in the office or at home. We have an Instagram Calendar designed just for this use!

For the Foodie - Here's a delicious idea. Each month feature a new recipe your foodie friend can try. For February, a decadent dessert for the month of love. For March, Irish Soda Bread. For April, "spring" rolls. Ahh! Ok, I'm getting hungry now. This is a great way to get friends and family to share their favorite recipes too- simply invite them to the calendar project.


Browse our calendar themes are start yours here.


Canvas Prints - Quality and sentiment you can hold

Know someone who just moved into a new home? Started a new job? Or maybe they just have too many empty walls?! Mixbook canvas prints are true works of art- professionally finished and ready to hang when they arrive. Turning photos into quality canvas prints can become mantle toppers, desktop art, or living room gallery pieces. Two themes standout as great canvas choices- adorable family photos and stunning landscape shots.

Family Portraits - Whether it's a photo of the kids, the new baby, a pet, or the whole crew, canvas family portraits are sentiments of love and happiness.

Landscapes - Remember that awesome vacation that you took with your friends? Print that gorgeous Hawaiian sunset or the snowcapped mountains from Lake Tahoe and gift them! It will be something to remember and a great way to reminisce all the fun that was had. Maybe the recipient has always wanted to see Big Ben in London or The Vatican in Rome. Repurpose photos of international landmarks to jump-start any travel bug.

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Start your canvas print gift here!


Photo Books - A versatile keepsake

Mixbook photos books are the ultimate gift. Not only are they easy to make and completely customizable, they are gifts no one can match. And when we say versatile, we mean it. With hundreds of themes to choose from there's a book for everyone on your list- from a romantic story for your partner to something sentimental for the grandparents.

Travel books - Travel photo books capture your vacations and trips all over the globe. Elevate that digital photo album on Facebook, bring them to life, and turn the photos into a stunning showcase of adventure.

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A Love in Review - Revisit the last year of love together with your significant other. Favorite memories, trips and adventures, Instagram photos of nights out with friends--all make for a photo book that will tug at the heartstrings. Check out our Our Story theme.

Story books - Younger children in the family could use a new bedtime story custom made by you! Create tales of them as superheroes or fairy princesses. Imagination and creativity shine with our Superhero or Pretty Princess templates.

Cookbooks - Remember all of those recipes your family has in their collection? Turn them into a cookbook photo book. There's nothing more flattering then having mom's classic recipes published for everyone to cherish.

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Start your photo book right here!

We hope we've given you some great ideas to get your holiday gifting started! You can find all of our calendars, canvas prints, and photo books on For more ideas on this year's hottest Mixbook gifts, visit our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

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