Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Personalised Gifts Perfect For Christmas From Tesco Photo*

One thing I love when it comes to buying a gift for someone is personalisation. I always think personalising whatever the gift may be shows thought and care and for that reason it's something I try to do more often than not. Over the last few years when mine and George's anniversary has come round, at least one of us will get something personalised for the other, whether that be prints, coasters, cards, even food, but it doesn't have to be limited to just anniversaries, it's also a perfect idea for Christmas and birthdays too, in fact any special occasion you're celebrating. I was thrilled to be asked by Tesco if I'd like to pick a few personalised products up and with all things Christmas on my mind, that's kind of the theme I went with.
Tesco calendar and photo blocks - autumn flatlay
Though I'm not too far away from a Tesco, it's not somewhere I do the weekly food shop so I had no idea that they even did gifts like this and the wide range available. I was spoilt for choice when I had a look on the website, from canvas prints to framed photos, mousemats and mugs, you can personalise pretty much anything and when I say it took me hours to make a final decision, I really mean it. In the end I chose a few items which are going to be perfect to put out every year at Christmas and a calendar for our office ready for 2019.

List Style Desktop Calendar

There are a range of different calendars available to choose from but the one I went with was the List Style Desktop Calendar. I thought this would be ideal for the office to obviously go on my desk, as whilst there's space on the walls, it's such a small room and sometimes just the odd thing here and there can look a little odd I think. Putting this together was really easy actually, all I had to do was choose when I wanted the calendar to start from and then start adding in my photos. There are a few different styles for each month which I liked as it meant not every single month was the same as you can see in the photos below.
Front of 2019 calendar - london
I chose photos from our trips to London, our honeymoon to Paris, short break to York and a few other occasions and I'm so incredibly happy with how it's turned out. It arrived within a day of me placing the order which is just brilliant and all of the photos had come out far better than I expected. I don't mark everything on our calendar so the space available on each month is the perfect amount for us and I just can't wait to get properly using it next year! This was just £10 which I think is a great price for the quality and ability to personalise as you wish.
inside of calendar - london and paris photos

Photo Blocks

The photo blocks were a must as soon as I saw them. Whilst we have loads and loads of photos up around our home from a printiki collage, framed prints and even a photo wall in our bedroom, we didn't have anything like this and with Christmas coming up, I thought something festive might be nice to create and bring out every December. These are a great alternative to framed photos as your chosen image is mounted onto a wooden block of your choice and you can choose from 3 sizes, with prices starting at £7. One of the photos I chose was from our wedding day last year. I'm so happy with the photo I took of our rings on a bauble on the tree, it might be my favourite photo I've ever taken and as we got married literally days before Christmas, I thought this would be lovely way of remembering it each year. The second photo I chose was of the Christmas tree they put up in Leicester city centre each year. If you didn't know George and I used to live in Leicester and at Christmas time, the town was beautiful. I took this photo on a whim one night whilst we were Christmas shopping and each year I look back at it and think yet again about how stunning it looked. We don't have many photos of our time in Leicester so this is another I thought would be perfect for bringing out during the festive season. 
photo blocks - leicester christmas tree and bauble hanging on tree
In terms of the actual blocks themselves, they feel great quality and aren't weak or flimsy in any way. They're strong enough to stand up by themselves and the photos have been printed out perfectly so I just can't wait until it's acceptable to get the decorations out and find a home for these for December.
Leicester christmas tree
wedding rings on bauble
I'm so happy with how all of my personalised items came out and I'll definitely be ordering more in future. I think the photo blocks are so unique and would make a lovely gift for Christmas this year. You also can't go wrong with a calendar too and I'll definitely be keeping track of everything on ours next year, after not having one all of 2018! Aswell as these products, there is an abundance of other items available too on the Tesco Photo website so if you want to treat someone this Christmas, it's well worth a look! If you're a bit of a last minute shopper too, no need to worry as most gifts can be ordered and collected on the same day!

Are you a fan of personalised gifts too?

*Products provided for the purpose of this post

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