Monday, 5 November 2018

Last minute photo gifts

It's that time of year again, Halloween is over (though didn't it seem to go on forever this year?!) And as I type the fireworks are all fizzing out. X Factor is on Tv and it's the countdown to Christmas, which of course means we need to start Christmas shopping. 

 Whenever I'm stuck for a gift idea I always turn to something personalised. You just can't go wrong with something personal, it will mean more to the person receiving it and it always feels like a worthwhile gift. 


This is made so simple now that there are more options on the market. Gone are the days where you would just have to stick a photo to a bit of folded card and write inside or put a picture in a frame - to quote Eddie Izzard from the recycling advert - the possibilities are endless!
*wonders how many people will actually get that reference....

Holidays are well and truly coming and I know a lot of you are already wracking your brains over what gift to get that person that has everything. I feel like as we get older we end up treating ourselves to things more and actually don't really know what we want for Christmas. I certainly can't write a long list like I used to. 

I like to be surprised with a gift with some thought put in. I really like giving gifts like this too. I have a sense of satisfaction when I give something that I've thought up on my own and the person receiving it really loves. 
However, this can leave me fretting over what to get and I end up in a last minute panic. Luckily I have a great option at my local Tesco!


Tesco Photo have a great range of same-day delivery gifts available so you can buy an extra special last minute gift for a loved one. You just use their 
express service to get products the same day. Most same day gifts can be collected in store after 3pm if an order is placed by noon.

There's a great selection of products not just perfect for Christmas but  for an anniversary, birthday or just to add something extra to your rooms.

Along with your usual personalised mugs and mousemats there's a range of canvas prints and posters in a range of sizes to brighten up any wall and you can really get creative with them by making a collage if you like. 
I received  this gorgeous picture of Mason and me from a few years ago which I admit I'd forgotten all about. I really love how it looks and every time I see it it reminds me of a lovely day in London we had with our friends and their daughter.


There's an option to order a photo in a frame so the hard work is completely done for you for about £10. There's no hunting around stores with a picture trying to find a frame to suit it. So simple!

Photo blocks are a perfect contemporary addition on any table or mantelpiece. I got these for Sam's birthday to have on his desk. They look really great and they're something a little different. You can order these from postcard size, 8X6" or 10X8" and they can have a black or a white trim. They can also be wall mounted if you prefer.


You can also print out your photos to collect that same day -something  really need to do more of instead of leaving them sitting on my computer or phone. 

What's more, the website is really easy to use; you choose the product you're after and simply upload a photo. You can use their tools to position it how you like to make sure it's perfect. 

Everything is packaged really well in bubble wrap and cardboard so there's no worry of there being any damage in transit. 

You would think that a personalised product would mean there's a long wait and you should have ordered something back in October but thankfully that's not the case. Just order by noon and you can have your order with you by 3pm so you can  pick it up when you do your food shop. If you have enough time to wait a little longer you can have the order delivered to your house which takes about a week.

I think these are a really great idea for Christmas and I'd definitely recommend them.

*these products were kindly sent to me but as always all thoughts are 100% my own


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