Review: Photographic Gifts

When looking for presents for friends and family I always like to buy something personal and often personalised, something that they will hopefully treasure and keep forever. I have spent a lot of time looking online for companies that do personalised gifts but always seem to end up ordering from the same big online names who charge a huge amount for most things – I’ve always found it hard to find a smaller company to order from.

I was recently given the opportunity to review a couple of items by Photographic Gifts and as soon as I saw their website I was impressed – The product range to choose from isn’t the biggest but they are adding new lines all the time – Valentines Gifts and Baby Gifts are two recent additions. The one things that struck me though was the price – Many personalised, framed prints for under £15! Most other companies would charge that without the frame!

I chose two items to review, a Personalised Family Artwork Framed Print and a Baby Celebration Acrylic Visionblox – Both are things that I would love to receive as gifts and the kind of things I would choose as gifts for other people. Now that our family is complete I wanted something to commemorate and celebrate that. I chose the Baby Celebration Acrylic Block as it was different, I’d never seen acrylic art before – always glass or ceramic, and we hadn’t yet got anything to mark Little Man’s birth – This looked like the perfect thing.

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One thing I loved about Photographic Gifts, unlike other companies where you’re asked to proof read the personalisation you’ve input and double check before purchasing, Photographic Gifts send you a proof of the details you entered to make sure everything is just the way it should be before they create your order. I have been sent things in the past with a typo on – human error that could happen to anyone. Being sent a proof means that not only are you double checking what you have asked for but the people at Photographic Gifts are also double checking it – A definite perk of buying from a smaller, customer focused company.

The items arrived really quickly and were very well packaged in layers of cardboard and bubble wrap inside a cardboard box. The Framed Print was a lot bigger than I’d expected – I’m not one for reading details too carefully online and was expecting it to be A4 – No, it’s A3 and lovely! The frame is solid wood with a white finish although other finishes are available. The print is perfect! It has ours and our children’s names on, a lovely tree artwork and ‘Nesting since 10th May 2013’ – The date that Little Man was born and completed our family. I’ve never seen this design anywhere else and I love it. It now has pride of place in our lounge.

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The Baby Celebration Acrylic Block is lovely and so different! It’s freestanding and can be either pink or blue. It has so much information on – Star Sign, Date and Time of Birth, Place of Birth, Full Name and Weight. I love the modern design and really like the fact that all Little Man’s details are there, forever, not only written down but also in a piece of art that is now living in his room. Up until this point I didn’t know what his star sign was either – I just hadn’t thought about it, but when I put in his date of birth Photographic Gifts worked out his star sign.

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Overall the quality and service from Photographic Gifts is something I cannot fault. Their prices are incredibly reasonable and they will be my first port of call for any personalised gifts in the future – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

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Disclosure: The above items were sent for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own.

51 thoughts on “Review: Photographic Gifts

  1. There are some gorgeous products but I love the Baby Celebration Acrylic Block
    I’m having our little boy on Thursday via c section and can’t wait to see what he ways and looks like.

  2. Oh wow so many lovely things I dont think I have a favourite I love things like this! Although weirdly the two items I’m most drawn to on the website is the ones you reviewed! Also given me a great idea for a wedding present so thanks for this review!!! xx

  3. Gorgeous baby keepsakes, also loving the family tree frame, beautiful! Think this will be a purchase when our august baby arrives and our family is complete!

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