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Unique Framed Gifts

Posted by Liana Orenstein on Dec 13, 2018

‘Tis the season to ask yourself: What to give the person who has everything? Our answer: A custom framed photo that holds special meaning for the recipient. And before you write that off as cliché, check out these creative ideas for wowing your loved one using our Simply Framed Print & Frame builder.

Go beyond the expected.

While the obvious choice might be a family photo or portrait, remember that photographs of significant places, activities, and even objects can make equally thoughtful gifts when custom framed. Consider travel photos, interesting flatlays, and candid pics from parties sure to conjure up happy memories.

custom framed Joshua tree photo
Gift your fave desert dweller a custom framed personal photo of Joshua Tree National Park, inspired by this image by Simply Framed Pro Partner Justin Leibow, pictured here in our White Gallery Frame.

permanent press editions
Got a jetsetter on your list? Consider printing and framing a personal photo that captures their passion for travel. Take a cue from our Pro partners Permanent Press Editions, who are masters at turning ordinary objects into meaningful works of art. Pictured here are Columbus and Newport in our White Gallery Frames.

Reprint an old favorite.

Give beloved vintage photographs like baby pictures, old wedding photos, and photos of first homes or other special places new life by beautifully printing, custom framing, and gifting them this holiday season. Bonus points if they bring a tear to your happy loved one’s eye.

Denise crew simply framed
The sweetest moment captured by Denise Crew and custom framed in our Light Walnut Gallery Frame.

custom framed wedding photo
A custom framed photo from your special day never gets old. We love this modern wedding photo by RAD + IN LOVE, and how great it looks in our Old School Metal Frame in Bright White.

Give something social.

Did you know that you can custom frame your Instagram photos using Simply Framed’s Print & Frame builder? Well, you can! And if your giftee already “liked” the photo on social media, they’ll probably like it even more in real life.

simply framed travel photo
This Instagram snap captured by our Pro Partner Cattie Coyle on a trip to Cascais, Portugal is the perfect example of a gem on your feed that would bring back the best memories—and make for a lovely piece of artwork.

Make a big(ger) statement.

We love the way a custom mat elevates a framed personal photo to something more. Bonus: if your photo is too low-res to be printed at a large scale, a mat works to maximize the image’s impact on your wall and directs the focus to what matters most: your amazing memories.

simply framed family photo
This black and white beauty by Denise Crew really pops against a white mat and Natural Gallery Frame.

simply framed family photoA clean, white mat and our Natural Gallery Frame puts Joanna Goddard's beautiful family in a new light.

Add an accessory.

There’s a reason why our Gallery Wall Gift Set becomes extra popular this time of year: It’s the perfect thing to add to a custom framed photo gift! Inside, the recipient will find everything they need to properly hang their new piece, as well as any other custom framed art they may have.

simply framed gallery wall gift set

Make it a double (or more!)

Some memories require more than one frame. In that case, consider giving multiple printed and framed photos that can hang as a diptych, a triptych, or even a full gallery wall in your friend or family member’s home. To keep the final product cohesive, use the same style of frame for all photos—or consider printing them in black and white, for an elegant and understated look.

max wanger gallery wall
We love this set of black and white beauties by Max Wanger, printed and custom framed by us in Natural Gallery Frames.

simply framed family photos by Sam Sydney
This colorful diptych by Leigh Webber certainly makes a splash in artist Sam Sidney's home, with some help from our White Gallery Frames.

Feeling inspired yet? Get started here and place your order for custom framed photo gifts by December 16 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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