You’re looking for a gift for someone, but you’re not sure what to get. Maybe it’s your partner, or a sibling, or your parents. You could go with the usual stuff — socks and chocolates — but there’s something else that might be more personal and meaningful: a photo calendar. The best part? You can start from any month. A photo calendar offers a new surprise every month, but you want to make sure it leaves a lasting impression on your favorite people. That’s why we’ve rounded up six creative gift ideas for photo calendars that’ll make their days a lot brighter.
1. Recreate Childhood Photos
Gather a collection of your favorite childhood pictures (and the people in them!) from Mom’s old photo books and set out on a fun-filled journey of recreating those magical moments. Dress up in similar outfits, strike the same pose, and watch as your custom calendar comes to life. A perfect, timeless gift for the family deserves to be put on the wall, so design a 11 x 16″ wall calendar.
Top tip: Bring out the baby photos. These photos can be extremely funny when you have an adult being pushed in a stroller instead of a tiny infant.
2. Put Their Pets on Display
For the pet-owner in your life, design a pet photo calendar packed with adorable snaps of their furry friends. Include images of their pets’ birthdays, park adventures, and any funny snaps you can dig up from their Instagram, like that day their furball donned sunglasses ready for a sunny beach retreat.
Top tip: If they don’t have pets but are avid animal enthusiasts, a pet photo calendar featuring kittens or other cute critters will still start their day right.
3. Capture Their Travels
If you’re searching for a gift for someone with wanderlust, how about a photo calendar filled with their epic travel adventures? These larger-than-life moments deserve more space, so making a double page photo calendar is the perfect choice. Collect stunning photos from their trips, whether it’s a tropical beach, a bustling city, or a beautiful mountain vista. Each month, they’ll be reminded of their incredible memories and get pumped to plan their next journey.
Top tip: If you don’t have any of their travel pictures, throw in photos of their dream destinations for some serious travel inspo. Each month can feature a different country or city, along with a cool fact or a handy travel tip using the text option.
4. Share Your Recipes
Are you a budding Masterchef in the making? Share your culinary expertise and passion with the people who matter to you by creating a personalized recipe calendar tailored to their interests. Whether your gardening-enthusiast grandmother loves organic ingredients or your aspiring-chef cousin is into keto, curate recipes that you know they’ll appreciate and love making. A slim kitchen calendar would be the best fit; it can easily be hung in the heart of the home, granting your friend or family member a new surprise recipe to dive into each month.
Top tip: If you have a loved one who has recently tied the knot, create a recipe photo calendar to provide them with traditional family recipes to pass on to their children. Plus comforting dishes to remind them of home!
5. Show Off the Little Ones
Doting grandparents, aunties and uncles will absolutely love this custom gift. Turn those adorable photos of your kids into a photo calendar they can enjoy for twelve months. From baby’s first steps to sports day, school dances, and more, make your little ones the star of your personalised photo calendar. If you have older children, include their graduations, weddings, and the arrivals of their own children.
Top tip: For a truly unique children’s photo calendar, include scans of your kids’ favourite drawings, paintings and doodles – these masterpieces are worth sharing!
6. Add Inspirational Quotes
A daily dose of positivity is something everyone can appreciate. Create a photo calendar that keeps the lucky recipient inspired and empowered throughout the year. Besides offering motivation, this photo calendar will help them stay organized, ensuring they never miss birthdays. No more excuses!
Top tip: Kickstart your inspirational photo calendar with the quotes below.
- “I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.” – Nick Frederickson
- “The brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson
- “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt
With these six creative gift ideas for photo calendars, you’ll be sure to create a memorable and meaningful present that’ll spark joy throughout the year. And if your looking for even more personalized photo gifts, our selection has got you covered. Happy gifting!