Monday, April 13, 2009

Top Mom's Day Gifts with a Twist

Mother's Day is upon us once again. So, what unique, totally awesome gift are you planning on giving her this year? Why not give mom something she'll really appreciate like a picture of YOU or your family or your kids? We're not just talking about putting a picture in a frame! The list we've put together provides do-it-yourself ideas and web site purchases that turn your favorite digital pics into amazing Mother's Day gifts.

Bound to Please - Turn your favorite digital pictures into a professionally bound SmileBook photo book filled with favorite memories. Simply download the free software at, choose from a number of different sizes, pages and covers, select a layout or create your own, put your digital pics where you want them, click to order and within days you'll have a beautifully bound photo album that will preserve the memories of favorite times forever. This is the one gift mom will open again and again.

The Great Put-On – Surround precious pictures in precious gems. Create beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. Build a necklace or bracelet using favorite pictures surrounded in a diamond frame on a beautiful chain. Or, choose a sterling silver photo bracelet with wavy-square photo charms, or diamond encrusted photo squares linked with 14K gold. has a number of beautiful ways to turn any picture into a truly precious gift…plus, you can order photo letter openers, paperweights and more.

Food for Thought
– Make mom her favorite breakfast and set the table with an entire set of placemats you made yourself using favorite family photos. It's easy…cut out two sheets of clear contact paper around 20x26 inches each…peel away the paper backing…arrange one or more photos on the sticky surface and then cover it with the other piece of contact paper. Consider using more pictures back to back for a two sided placemat or choose a number of different photographs and create a collage. Once you get started you'll be surprised at just how easy it is to create a placemat for every member of your family.

Memories to Masterpieces –
Take a favorite photo and turn it into digital pop art, Andy Warhol style. Choose from a number of different designs stretched onto canvas frames to adorn any room in the house. And don't stop there, at you can order mousepads, pillows, puzzles, ceramic coaster sets and more adorned with your most prized photos.

Snap to it
If mom doesn't have a compact, easy to use digital camera, why not buy her one for Mother's Day? Check out for great prices on all the leading brands. Plus, get mom a color photo printer like one fromBrother This year she'll take great pictures and next Mother's Day you can create one of the great gifts above. Smile...Mother's Day gift giving is a snap!


avagdro said...

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.Wish you n all a joyful Mother's day in advance.

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Lilas Conuts said...

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