Products Reviews

A picture is worth a thousand words, with Tesco Photo *

I’ve always loved personalized items and gifts and when it comes to Christmas or birthdays, if I can get someone personalized I absolutely will. I was keen to try out the Tesco Photo service, when they contacted me, despite shopping in Tesco more or less every week for my entire life, I didn’t actually know they offered this service?! Like have I been living under a bridge all these years? 

They offer a fantastic Express Service, where if you order your items in the morning, you can collect them at your local Tesco after 3pm the very same day and they offer a range of products from prints from 5p each, photo mugs, personalized photo frames, cushions, calendars, photo books and more and compared to many other online photo printing service, their prices are really affordable.

I was lucky enough to pick out 4 personalized items equaling a total of £50, 3 of these arrived within a few days (I didn’t use the express service because I wasn’t sure when I was able to get to Tesco so I opted for delivery, which was still absolutely fine) and the final product took around a week because it was an engraved product which took a little more time to make. All 4 of these came to just short of £50 which for the size and quality, I’m really happy with!

Photo Blocks

White Photo Blocks & Black Photo Blocks – from £7 *

My first two products I chose were both photo blocks – because I wanted something a little different to your regular photo frame (although I did end up ordering a photo frame anyway so that logic went out the window very quickly!) The photo blocks come in either black or white and 3 different sizes from £7 up to £20. Both of mine were the middle size, 8″ by 6″ and were £9 each which for the quality I think is amazing value.

The photo blocks are really sturdy wooden blocks and definitely a modern alternative to a photo frame. Perfect for  on a desk or a shelf, they stand up on their own and the photo quality is absolutely spectacular. The first one I chose was a photo of my boyfriend and I at a wedding we went to this Summer and the second one is my boyfriend and his lovely doggo.

Personalized Photo Mug

Double Image Photo Mug – £10 *

We’re no strangers to personalized mugs in my house – we’ve bought each other mugs every year since I knew what a mug was. They just make fun “extra” gifts when it comes to birthdays or even Christmas and we drink a lot of tea in our house too so we’re never short of a mug!

It was my Mum’s birthday coming up when I ordered these so I chose to opt for a funny little mug “from the dog” to give to her as an extra birthday present. I chose two cute photos of my dog and wrote a little message “from him” on there too. You were able to chose the font and the colour and there were plenty of different photo options for the mug; 2 photos, 3 photos, a collage etc. Anyone who isn’t a dog loving family will think this is utterly ridiculous, I know. 

Personalized Engraved Photo Frame

Harriet Light Wood Engravable Photo Frame With Print – from £15 *

And finally, I chose a personalized engraved photo frame and this was the product that took a little while longer to get to me because of the fact it needed to be engraved but that’s fine. You can chose from a silver frame, light wood or rustic wood, they come in 4 different sizes starting from £15 up to £20 and you also get a print with it too. I went for the light wood because it’ll go in my room the best and I believe I have the 7″ by 5″ size.

This Summer, my boyfriend and I went to Brands Hatch – a race track in Kent – to watch the DTM (a German touring car series we’re super into). It was my very first live racing event I’ve been to and was one of the best weekends ever so I knew I wanted something to mark that occasion. Again you can chose the font of the engraving and have multiple lines engraved on your frame (I didn’t actually use all the lines available) and I think these would make a really lovely gift.

I’m absolutely delighted with the products, the service and the quality from Tesco Photos and I don’t think I’d go anywhere else for personalized photo gifts again now that I know these exist! What do you think of these? Do you like personalized gifts?

* Products marked with a (*) were sent to me in exchange for a review


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  2. Such great gift ideas. Personalised gifts are so thoughtful and a great gift idea.

    1. I agree, I’ll always opt for something personal 🙂

  3. You got some lovely bits! The mug is so cute. I love the photo blocks, I’ve got a few too and I can’t wait to find a place for them! Personalised gifts are always such a nice idea xx

    Tiffany x

    1. They really are 🙂

  4. These are great. I’ve never thought to use Tesco for photo gifts but have used them for prints before. Usually I check ou Funky Pigeon dot com. My favourite item you chose is the engraved photo frame.

    1. I use Funky Pigeon a lot too!

  5. Those would be so good for gifts and especially for Christmas. I wasn’t even aware Tesco had a photo service! They look really good quality too! 🙂 x

    1. Me neither! They are excellent quality 🙂

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