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Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up soon. And now is the time you want to start planning to make sure you have fantastic Mothers Day gifts for your Mom and Mother-in-law. And possibly even start dropping hints for the best Mothers Day gifts for yourself to your husband and kids. And although we all love flowers; sometimes it is nice to get Mothers Day Gifts that last longer. Something more personal. For me that involves anything using personalized photo products. Thankfully Mailpix let me try out their service for free to give me some great ideas for Mothers Day gifts.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

Finding the perfect Unique and personalized Mothers Day gifts

Many times the best gifts are personalized. Your mom will cherish the thought and the uniqueness of the gift. She will know you put a lot of thought into the gift. Especially if it involves photos! What mom doesn’t cherish photos of her family and kids.

In years past I have often created Photo albums for my mom. One included a photo montage of her courtship with my dad and all the kids growing up through the years. Others were photo album books we made with photos of my kids growing up. You wouldn’t believe the smile and tears of joy I saw. Those books are still cherished to this day!

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

But there are so much more you can do beside just these photo books. I love them; but getting a photo book every year can get a little cliche. I visited Mailpix to see what other unique personal gifts I could find that would allow any mom to cherish their Mothers day gifts.

I found

  • iPhone cases
  • iPad cases
  • Photo apron
  • photo mugs
  • photo tote bags with pockets
  • Photo mouse pads
  • Photo Cutting boards
  • Photo keep sake box
  • Pillow case
  • Puzzles
  • Ornaments
  • Coasters
  • Desk organizer
  • Magnets
  • Much more!

There are so many items you could pick, customize with your own photos and your mom would fall in love! Not to mention all the other digital photo printing services they offer.

My favorite this year is the personalized fleece blanket. They are a great way to give a unique Mothers Day gift that she can really cuddle up with. They can be personalized with up to 9 photos. Or as little as just one. And you can even add background textures/colors and even text! I haven’t seen many places that let you add personalized text without adding on a fee. But Mailpix lets you add it for no additional charge.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

The blankets are made of 100% Polyester Material and measures approx. 40 x 60″. And they are really easy to make. The website was a little slow for me. But with my laptop on it’s last leg, I don’t know if it really was the website or just my laptop. But it did take a bit for pages to load for me. But once the pages loaded it was really easy to load up the pictures and set up my blanket.

I did however have issues with the multiple photo layouts. Not that anything didn’t work. But more because I spend way too much time on Picmonkey and Photoshop with photos. So when I couldn’t move the photo boxes around to be more personalized on where the Longer photo box on the multiple photo layout was. I was a bit frustrated.

I had two vertical  that I wanted right on top of each other. And two smaller squares I wanted to stack right on top of each other to the left. As it ended up; I had to leave one photo turned sideways. It is still fun. And worked, but not what I had envisioned.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

Now looking back on it. I realize I could have and should have just created my photo collage in picmonkey and saved as a high res photo. Then loaded that collage photo into the program and just used the single photo setting. I could have had all my photos exactly where I wanted them, laying how I wanted them. And still had the collage look.

But other than that; the process was super smooth. I’m just a little picky. lol. But now I know how to get around that for next time.

The blanket arrived in perfect order. And did you know they are great for more than just Mothers day gifts? Yeah, I put our blanket in the Husband’s easter basket. He was surprised and loved it! So even Guys love these personalized fleece blankets! Hint, Hint! In case you were thinking of Father’s day already. 🙂

And even best of all, it comes with a handy wrap that allows you to keep the blanket rolled up, and have a handle to boot! It makes storage and transportation super easy.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

The coloring of the photos is brilliant too! Just look at the brilliant colors and quality of the photos! I have not one ounce of disappointment in how stunning the photos look on the blanket.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

These blankets make excellent throw blankets, or you can even Tac them to the wall for beautiful wall art. Our fits perfectly on the wall above our bed. But I don’t know if we will keep it there. It will also be great for a blanket on our couch too.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

I do wish the backside could be colored to match the background color you select when making the photo blanket. I had a beautiful green tile background; but the back of the blanket is white fleece. So when you are cuddling on the couch in this throw, the white really stands out when it’s not smoothed out perfectly.

Mothers Day Gifts; Using photo products for unique gift ideas

 

And the blanket is a bit thinner than I was expecting. Although, I’ve never had a fleece photo blanket before. So I don’t know if this is common for all fleece photo blankets . I was just expecting something a little thicker. But it is still stunning to have our photos in such brliiant prints on a blanket! And it is still a favorite unique gift! It will definitely be a hot selling item for Mothers day gifts!

Do you know a mom that would love a personalized Fleece Blanket?

What other unique photo Mothers Day Gifts do you love?

 

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