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25 Framing & Printing Gift Ideas – Our Ginormous Gifting Guide!

February 15, 2022 / Buzz, Create

There’s nothing quite like being filled with the sense of joy that comes with gift-giving. That is, until your eyes scroll down your gifting list only to find that one person who’s always difficult to buy for. We know the feeling! That’s why we’ve created a curated list of 25 gift ideas for nearly every person on your list.

So, tap into that spirit of giving and get ready to light your creative flame with our exclusive Framing and Printing Gift Guide!

For Family & Loved Ones

For Kids (& their Parents) – Framed Kid Art

Framed Kid Art

Masterpieces made by the tiniest hands are easily cherished forever. The finger paints, crayons and glitter make for the most precious pieces of art – but these materials can fade over time. Preserve them well by using archival mats and UV-protective acrylic. You can add a raised mat to create some space between the art and glass so that feathers, noodles and beads have space to shine! Try using a fun, colorful frame that will compliment your child’s uninhibited imagination.

For Mom - Framed Silhouettes

Framed Kid Art

How do you find a gift that expresses gratitude to the woman who’s been there from the start? Perhaps go for something that touches her heart with framed silhouettes of the kiddos. Silhouettes are a classic gift as they freeze the moments in time when the kids are young and don’t mind some snuggle time; it makes for something beautiful and eternal.

For the New Parent – Shadowbox of Birth Memorabilia

Emotions for a new parent can be all over the map. It’s a fun time, but full of that beautiful chaos – so it can be easy to forget to keep track of the little things along the way. A stunning gift choice for new parents is a shadowbox creation of memories of the child’s birth. Shadowbox frames are a versatile picture frame choice and can be filled with birth announcements, first family photos, an ultrasound picture, or an inspirational quote. It’s a gift that’s more about helping the parents remember when it’s the last thing they have time to think about.

For the Newlyweds – Framed Wedding Portrait

Wedding Photo in Gold Ornate Frame

Here’s something you won’t find on the registry. A framed wedding portrait is a gift that can really hit home with a new couple. Gift them a spectacular picture of the happiest day of their life in an ornate frame for the living room or bedroom.

For the Grandparents – Frame Their Legacy

Family Crest Printed on Wood

You’ve probably had to smile for a ton of family pictures over the years – but don’t brush this one off as just the average gift. Getting the fam together gets harder and harder as time goes on, so having them all in one big photo – printed in high definition and boldly framed – is an elegant, heartfelt way to represent the legacy of a life well-lived.

For Your Bestie – Cross-Stitch Needlework

Custom Framed Cross Stitch

No one knows you like your BFF. So when it comes to finding a gift for your bestie, you’ve got a great chance to get them something super personalized! Cross-stitch needlework might sound a bit old-fashioned, but we assure you it’s anything but. Get your hands to stitching some inside jokes or a heartfelt message, and your forever-friend will surely smile and appreciate it.

For Your S.O. – Typographical Love Messages

Custom Framed Cross Stitch

It’s not easy to become fluent in the language of love—but hey, it’s definitely worth a try! For your sweetheart, there’s nothing quite like a reminder of the way you feel. Typographical prints are an elegant and modern way to enshrine your love. The possibilities for presentation are limitless, with plenty of frames that will work. If you need help whittling it down, try some designer curated looks.

For the Teen – Art with Attitude

Custom Framed Cross Stitch

High school is hard. Show them you understand with some fearless framed art! Whether it’s a pic of their favorite band, a typographical phrase, or just a big, bad art piece, it’ll be a gift that speaks (and maybe screams) their language.

For Friends & Colleagues

For Your Boss – Framed Whiteboard/Chalkboard

Custom Framed Whiteboard Chalkboard and Corkboard

Gift like a boss for your boss. Frame a whiteboard or chalkboard for a gift that they’ll love to decorate their office with while helping them to keep things running smoothly. Better yet, go the extra mile and create a command center with both! They’re sure to be impressed with your gift-giving performance.

For Your Teacher – Custom “Thank You” Wall Art

Custom Framed Whiteboard Chalkboard and Corkboard

Teachers have one of the hardest jobs out there – and let’s face it, the ol’ apple just won’t cut it anymore. Gift your teacher something they’d love to hang in their space or classroom! A custom thank-you note with nice typography on a high-quality print in a thoughtful picture frame is a gorgeous way to remind them of the joy in what they do.

For the Pet Lover – Custom Framed Pics of Their Pets

Custom Framed Whiteboard Chalkboard and Corkboard

We’ve got the purrrfect one. They may think they’ve already got the best gift in the world in their furry friend, so why not give them exactly that? Custom-framed photos are a great way to present those wonderfully candid moments with Fluffy and Fido all throughout a space. Plus, they come in a variety of styles and in packs of three for even more gifting pet-tential. For more inspiration, you can explore our ideas for pet photography framing.

For Your Quirky Friend – Off-the-Wall Photography

Dry Erase Board on Red Frame

If you’ve got a wonderfully wacky friend, you’ve gotta go for an equally eccentric gift. No need to be shy! Funny photography, interesting designs, and abstract art presented in wildly vivid frames are just the thing for your friend that marches to the offbeat.

For Your Friend with a Business – Logo Prints

Getting a new business off the ground takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Behind their logo creation is a lot of meaning and thought. Give them a gift that celebrates their effort with a printed logo on metal or wood! It’s a piece of art that’s more than just décor.

For a New Homeowner – Framed Mirror

Custom Framed Whiteboard Chalkboard and Corkboard

Setting up a brand-new place to live can be challenging. But nothing helps turn a home into a haven quite like a framed mirror. A big, beautiful mirror opens up the room through the appearance of more space and extra light reflection. It’s a gift that will instantly enhance and beautify their home!

For Enthusiasts

For the Chef – Grandma’s Famous Recipe

Framed Recipe Gift

Some of the best chefs were once little kids running around their grandma’s kitchen and learning from the real master. But they may tell you that they just can’t make it like G-ma. Whether you’ve got a budding chef in your life or a true head of the kitchen, a framed presentation of their grandmother’s greatest recipe is a highly personalized and unique gift.

For the Traveler – State Slogan Souvenirs

Custom Framed Whiteboard Chalkboard and Corkboard

For the “California Dreamer” and the “Virginia Lover”, give them a framed reminder that this land is their land from the Pacific shores to New York Island. Or, since hitting the road and seeing the sights is a feeling like no other, gift them a print they can really feel with their favorite state slogan printed on wood , metal or acrylic!

For the Sports Fan – Framed Stadium Pictures

Framed Stadium Photo

The sound of cheers swelling in the seats around you…the smell of hot dogs and fresh grass…the buzz of the lights at a nighttime game; you can’t really gift those things. Or can you? High-definition photography of those iconic stadiums are just about as close as it gets to being right there in the action. So if you really want to knock one out of the park, gift them a printed & framed presentation of their favorite team’s home field.

For Makers

For Artists – Framed Flyer for Their Art Show

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures,” says Henry Ward Beecher. There’s a lot of pride and hard work that goes into putting on your own art show, so for the Artist, a framed presentation of a flyer for their show is a thoughtful, personalized gift that will commend and memorialize their accomplishments.

For the Photographer – Framed Photo from Their Collection

Having one’s work recognized and celebrated can be one of the most touching gifts from a friend or family member. Let the Photographer in your life reminisce on one of their carefully chosen perspectives by gifting them a framed version of one of your favorites.

For the Graphic Designer – Pantone Color Posters

Graphic design is an art form all its own, and color plays an integral role. Color never goes out of style, but adding bright pops of color to one’s space is a modern trend. Framing a pantone poster in a sleek poster frame is both a stylish décor choice and a tribute to what they do.

For Hobbyists

For the Music Lover – Framed Sheet Music

Custom Sheet Music

Music is a gift to us all, so it’s hard to go wrong when gifting a song. Find one of their favorite tunes or one by a favorite composer, and have the sheet music printed and framed. A tangible way to give the gift of music, it’s a personalized memento plus a great decoration for their music room that should have them singing your praises.

For the Tinkerer – Framed Patents

Framed Diagrams

Know someone who just can’t keep their hands off gadgets, gears and gizmos? Inspire them with a gift that’ll spark their curiosity and fan their creative flame with patent prints. There are some delightfully strange and totally awesome patents out there, and they make for fascinating art pieces. Print them on wood for an authentic feel, or present them in a barnwood frame for a down-to-earth vibe.

For the Collector – Shadowbox Frames

Framed Diagrams

From antique hunters to stamp collectors and everything in between, collecting is a very personal hobby that can take much time and dedication. So, give them a stage that will let their prized possessions shine. Shadowbox frames are a graceful way to present collectibles of all sorts, both large and small.

For the Science-Fiction Fan – Framed Fan Art

Pop Art with White Mat and Red Picture Frame
Original art by Justin Lee

Program your gift giving to stun that star-trekking, force-awakening sci-fi lover you know by framing fan art from their own hand or by an artist they love. Fan art is a genre all its own, and there are some simply stunning and wholly unique pieces out there to be found. A framed print of their favorite story is a gift that’s totally out of this world. (Still stuck for an interstellar idea? Here are 14 other gift ideas for your geeky friend.)

For the Bookworm – Framed Print of a Book Cover

Pop Art with White Mat and Red Picture Frame

Books can take us anywhere, so it’s no wonder that some of us are enchanted by them. For that friend that always has their nose in a book, frame some of the classics in delightfully ornate picture frames. It makes for a fun, textural homage to one of their passions.

Once your frametastic gift has found its new home, we’d love to marvel at your gift-giving prowess! Post your holiday frame gifts, your birthday barnwood floaters and your powerful print presents on social media with the hashtag #framingjoy for our Creative Community to see! Good luck, and happy gift giving.