If a picture is worth a thousand words, wedding photos have to be worth at least a million, right? But what can you do once you’ve settled in as newlyweds, flip through your photo album a few times, and then sort of just move on?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite holiday gifts that can put your (expensive) wedding photos to good use, and not just for your partner! These are perfect for your parents, grandparents, siblings, bridal party, and even guests.
Hey—you paid for the photos, you might as well use them!
The creatives behind Artifact Uprising have found a fun alternative to traditional framing, that makes a unique gift for anyone on your list. Available in 8, 11, or 14 inches, beautiful real maple wood is paired with solid brass accents for a perfect conversation piece, with the print of your choice. As an added bonus, the prints can be swapped easily, too!
Have an awesome candid or portrait but want to do something funky with it? This box is available in two sizes and has a removable screen within the light-up photo display. Best for color photos, it’s one part cherished memory and one part fun home décor.
Custom Painting, starting at $239
Why not take one art form and turn it into another? Thanks to PaintYourLife.com, you can have a handmade portrait painted from your favorite photo and even see it being created live! You’ll also receive a photo of the completed painting for your approval, prior to shipping.
Fleece Photo Blanket, from $70
Whether you want one featured image or a gallery collage of your favorite moments, a fleece photo blanket is a way for any recipient to wrap themselves in happy memories, literally. Vertically or horizontally designed, they’re made of soft microfiber fleece and are machine washable, too!
Personalized photo ornaments are a perfect way to repurpose photos while giving them a space on your tree each year. PersonalizationMall.com offers a two-sided photo ornament that lets you custom create an ornament, combining your favorite featured image with the text of your choice.
See more: 22 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Husband
Custom Photo Socks, from $13
Fun and funky socks are a hot item right now and thanks to Shop Sock Prints on Etsy, you can make custom photo socks. Keep feet (and hearts) warm with these unique accessories available in small, medium, and large, with the photo of your choice printed on the top of the sock.
Perfect for your your mom or mother-in-law, this engraved necklace is double-sided, with an engraved image on the front and your choice of text on the back. Any photo can be used that is more than 600x600 pixels (which thankfully most professional wedding portraits are) and is engraved on 925 Sterling Silver, making a great gift filled with sentiment and style.
The Selfie Toaster, $70
OK, hear us out. This might not be for everyone, but for a fun gag gift or something perfect for the selfie loving or quirky family member, the Selfie Toaster by Hammacher Schlemmer imprints a full face on to your favorite toast. Thanks to the magic of its heating elements, the converted image is transferred into removable stainless-steel inserts, which then controls how the browning bread can form into a face. So, find favorite selfie from your photo-booth archives and turn them in to toast, because why not?