Friday, 5 June 2015

PERSONALISED GIFTS WITH SNAPFISH // FATHER'S DAY



As it does every year, Father's Day happens to coincide with the same week as my boyfriend's birthday. As if these men weren't already complacent and gave me no clues whatsoever on what gift they'd like, buying for TWO laid back lads is even worse.


I worked with Snapfish to create some personalised gifts for both of the men in my life and I am SO pleased with the results...

Firstly, I want to mention just how easy Snapfish have made the design process.

After a lot of um-ing and ah-ing over which pictures to choose and battling with the upload button (note: it's small but it's there!) creating a gift was a breeze.



Me and my dad don't have many photographs of us in more recent years so I had to delve into the archives of my MacBook and find some nice ones. We had a lot taken at my graduation so I chose a couple of those, a snap of us and my younger sister from a few years back on holiday and a rare, fun moment of us both on his 50th birthday.


It's a huge 15oz mug and on reflection, I wish I'd filled it with more pictures! However I know he'll appreciate a big brew and the pictures I did choose. Snapfish show you a preview of what your gift will look like so make sure you're completely happy with it before going to the checkout!

 As I said before, we had a fair few taken on my graduation day so as an additional gift, I thought it would be nice to give him a reminder because I know he was super proud that day.

This is a 6x4" acrylic print and it comes with a little stand, making it really easy for my Dad to just stand on a shelf of his choosing! The print is perfect and I think this is just a lovely way of making one of your favourite pictures really stand out, rather than sticking it in a frame.


As for David, he loves tea almost as much as I do so naturally, another personalised mug was on the cards. We had our very first holiday together earlier this year and we got some arty snapshots (it was Berlin, after all) and I thought they'd look amazing in print. I chose some of his photographs of me and my photographs of him and I am so pleased with how it turned out!

It isn't just any mug though...



It changes colour!

I love these mugs because it's such a novelty item. I chose a selection of shots to lay out as a collage on the mug and they're only revealed when you add a hot drink. Slowly but surely, this picture came into view and look how colourful it is! We took so many beautiful pictures on our holiday and I wanted something bright that would reflect that.

 Every single one of these pictures looks amazing as I made sure to upload them all hi-res and this was my favourite Snapfish gift - it isn't just because it has my pixel-free face on it! I think David will absolutely love this and will fast become one of his favourites in the mug cupboard.




I love it so much that I don't really want to give it to him for his birthday after all!
But I will maybe.
Of course.

All the gifts I ordered were delivered SUPER quickly. The only thing I'd point out is that they didn't arrive as one package although they were ordered at the same time. This might be an issue if you aren't able to wait in for a delivery however luckily for me, I spend all my time at the office and got them delivered there over two days.

Everything you see here was very reasonably priced for the great quality I received and I loved that I could get a clear preview of my designs before I clicked 'Buy'.

If you're struggling to think of a great gift idea for an occasion that is fast approaching, have a look at the range of personalised gifts on Snapfish first.

If like me you're looking for a gift for Father's Day, please note the last date to order is the 15th June!

leanne

x


Snapfish kindly offered me credit to select gifts from their website to feature in this post. I genuinely love every item I selected, all my views and thoughts are unbiased and I am currently deciding on more prints to get for various other family members. Read my disclaimer here.