GIFTED | I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again for good measure… I love personalised gifts. Any occasion, be it Christmas, a birthday, Mother’s or Father’s day, I’ll always try and include at two personalised gifts. Something that the recipient would never have received before. And certainly something they wouldn’t expect. So I’m delighted to be featuring Max Photo and their personalised photo books, a truly special and personal gift for that special someone.
These photo books from Max Photo are an amazing gift idea for any special person in your life. You can truly cherish the moments from your best friend’s wedding, the new arrival, the holiday of a lifetime or a mish-mash of all the special memories you have together. Which is exactly what I did with my photo book.
With my boyfriend’s birthday coming up, I figured it was the ideal option for a really special gift for him. I was offered a photo book of up to £45 in the hard or soft cover and given completely free reign of what to do with it. Max Photo offer standard delivery or delivery to a local store / collection point, which is free and really handy.
What’s included in the photo books?
They offer two different editors, an easy editor and an advanced editor. As I’ve made plenty of personalised things online before, I opted for the advanced editor. It was easy enough to use anyway and they also offer a little tutorial as well.
The large square hard cover book I chose measured around 29x29cm and come with a standard 20 pages (but you can add more for a little extra, if you wish). You have the option to add text, colored backgrounds, different photo layouts and stickers to make it look more scrapbooky (which as you can see, I chose to do).
What I included in my photo book
Like I said, it was my boyfriend’s birthday coming up so I decided to create one for him. Each page or double page spread was dedicated to a different place we’ve been together like holidays and days out from the 5 years we’ve been together. Obviously I couldn’t included every single place we’ve ever been but I chose the stand-out occasions.
Also I’m very aware that the cover photo is more me than him. Despite it being his birthday. But let’s overlook that.
My favourite page
My favourite page has to be my page about Donington Park Museum. I just thought it came out really nicely. Donington holds some fond memories for both of us. It was the first time I’d ever seen an F1 car up close and we often would visit twice a year – it was kinda a mecca for us! So we were both really sad when it closed it’s doors.
Although that’s my favourite, I’m absolutely delighted with how the entire thing came out. Every page looks exactly like they did on the computer. The cover and paper used are great quality too. A few of my photos were low quality images. They tell you this during the creation process and warn you that they *may* not print brilliantly because they’re low quality but all my low quality images came out absolutely fine.
These photo books are definitely something I’d order again when I’m next looking for personalised gifts for someone. They make amazing keep-sakes and are actually really fun to make too!
* Items in this post were gifted in return for a feature. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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