THE BEST gift IDEAS FOR People Who Love Family Photos

A collection of the best gift ideas with photos and for photos – for those you love (who love their family photos)


The Family Photo Keeper gift Guide

Looking for the best gift ideas with photos? Think outside the flowers-and-chocolate box. This page has two sections – Meaningful Gifts and Practical Gifts.

The sweetest gifts are those made by you. Check out the meaningful gifts so you can create something that makes your recipient’s heart flutter with joy and lets them know how much you appreciate them.

If you want to give a practical gift, consider what your recipient might want to get their photo memory collection in order. Do they have boxes of printed photos? Photos they can’t get off their phone? Check out that section for possible gifts that will help your recipient meet their photo management goals.

Meaningful Gift Ideas with Photos

These meaningful gifts are a way of showing love and devotion, and can build and reinforce relationships.

Fancy’s Pick

Design & Print at FOREVER

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Create stunning, custom, professionally-designed keepsakes in minutes.

  • Blankets
  • Ornaments
  • Puzzles
  • Drinkware
  • Coasters
  • Magnets
  • Tabletop Displays
  • Mouse Pads
  • & More!

Crystal Clear Memories 3D Crystals


A 3D Photo Crystal is a forever gift that will touch their heart for years to come. Crystal Clear Memories is the industry leader in laser-engraved 3D crystals. They show you an instant proof of your engraved glass with their patent-pending Live Preview™ technology before you buy.

Nixplay Digital Photo Frame


Nixplay is different from other photo frames. All your photos are kept safely on their cloud storage which is located on secure, encrypted servers in the USA. And they have a new feature that allows you to preload a digital frame with photos and videos. The result is a gift-opening experience that will delight everyone.

Easy Canvas Prints

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Canvas prints at a great price. A 4.7 star rating with over 1.2 million reviews. Award-winning customer service, museum quality canvas prints, and best canvas value anywhere. They also sell blankets, mugs, calendars, and other photo gifts.

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Turn your favorite photos into unique photo displays. Imagine coming home to see your favorite memories made into true artwork for your walls, desks and shelves with the push of a button! Or being able to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind gift for your friends and family from the comfort of your couch.


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Customize endless options of wall decor with your own art, photos or designs to manifest your perfect vibe at home. From skateboards to posters, TilePix truly is the only place to design a custom wall that uniquely reflects you. And let’s be honest: hanging up something that you made on your own just hits different.

MILK Books


M.I.L.K. (Moments of Inspiration, Love and Kinship) to celebrate what it is to be part of a family, to have friendship and, more than anything else, to be loved. Our founders have also been trusted with creating beautiful books for some of the world’s leading figures. Today, we bring the same attention and care to your own personal photo books and albums.



Mixbook combines unique, on-trend designs with a powerful editor, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind photo goods that truly reflect your personal style. They deeply believe photos matter, and that every photo tells a story of what matters most to you. They want to empower people to tell their stories through beautiful, personalized photo goods.

Artifact Uprising

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Artifact Uprising creates joy by helping you honor the meaningful in your life through printed photo gifts, books, and more. With a focus on high quality and elevated design, they hope to make permanence of what matters most. They believe materials matter and design defines. That’s why you’ll find recycled papers and reclaimed options throughout their product line.

Pictures on Gold

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Pictures on Gold creates lasting photo lockets and photo jewelry keepsakes using only the finest 14k gold, white gold and Sterling Silver. You send them your photos and using their patented technology they laser engrave your pictures in color right onto gold lockets, silver lockets, locket charms and most of our custom jewelry.

Ellisi Gifts

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Ellisi Gifts uses laser engraving and imaging technologies to place your photo pictures, words and memories inside any crystal or glass shape. Stone Slate photos are one of their unique offerings. Not only has the image been forever preserved as a photograph, but when displayed on rock, it’s an everlasting treasure, as the photos on slate don’t chip or fade. 



Summarizing your life story – or your loved one’s – has never been easier! LIFEazine offers templates that assist in creating an engaging life summary, revealing a person’s essence and celebrating their uniqueness in a professionally designed magazine. Whether you’re creating a keepsake for a Celebration of Life or a Milestone Magazine for yourself or others, LIFEazine also offers magazine design services to help you.

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Practical Gift Ideas with Photos

These practical gifts will help your recipient (or you) manage all your photo memories.

Media Conversion by FOREVER


Bring the past to life. Digitize home movies, photos, and film so you can create joy for generations. FOREVER’s Media Conversion Services work like this: You choose a box size and purchase the box. Your purchase includes conversion credit and 3-way shipping with tracking via FedEx. You receive emails every step of the process until you have your digitized memories in your possession.

Family Photo Keeper’s Planning Power Pack

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The Planning Power Pack is a bundle of 2 products to help you get started and get ‘er done! The Make Yer Plan video training helps you wrap your mind around your huge project. The Create Your Photo Management Plan is a downloadable 20-page pdf that can be printed or filled out on the computer. It’s filled with worksheets, resources, and easy-to-understand tech explanations so that you can create a personalized roadmap based on your photo memory collection and your own goals for it.

The Photo Book Training (Videos & Handouts)


The Photo Book Training is an in-depth recorded training covering everything you need to know to create your first photo book (and more) so you can revisit your precious memories as well as give meaningful gifts to others. You’ll learn how to plan out and create the perfect photo book every time. But most importantly, you’ll learn how to tackle the tech and finally start creating these wonderful volumes of family life!

Organize Printed Photos Training


In this text-based course you will learn…

  • How to prepare your mindset to tackle such a huge project.
  • How to take inventory and plan the steps.
  • Proven methods for sorting, organizing, and curating your best photos.
  • Best practices for archiving and storing your photos and memorabilia.
  • How to protect and back up your scanned prints and digitized media.
  • Creative ways to share your organized collction.

The course also includes bonus material on dealing with emotional and difficult photos, detective work for old photos, and restoring damaged or faded photos.

Remote Digital Photo Organizing

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A Remote Digital Photo Organizing Session is the solution to your digital photo overwhelm! Using remote access software, I will work on YOUR computer to organize your digital photos… no matter where in the world you are located. We will first consolidate photos from multiple sources, then sort them into a simple chronological folder structure, remove duplicates, and back it all up to your preferred backup solutions so that you have a 3-2-1 backup plan in place. You are left with ONE organized Digital Photo Hub containing your lifetime of digital photos + videos. And it’s properly backed up so you can sleep well knowing your photos are finally safe!

The Photo Managers Academy


With all of the course options for photo organizing, it can be a little hard to choose. Here are some of the most popular photo organizing courses in The Photo Managers Academy.

  • The Photo Organizing Blueprint
  • Save Your Photos with SORT & Succeed
  • Printed Photo Organizing Made Easy
  • Apple Photos Start to Finish
  • DIY Digital Photo Organizing Workshop

Epson FastFoto High Speed Scanner


The Epson FastFoto will scan thousands of photos as fast as 1 photo per second at 300 dpi; and batch-scan up to 36 photos at a time. Perfect Picture Imaging System — bring new life to old photos with auto enhancement, color restoration, red-eye reduction, de-skew, crop and rotate. Single-step Technology — capture both the image and any handwritten notes on the back of a photo in a single scan.

Epson V-600 Slide & Negative Scanner


The Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner is the solution for converting 35mm and medium-format slides, film, and prints into high-resolution digital files. The unit has a built-in Transparency Unit which allows scanning of four 35mm mounted slides, or 12 negatives. It handles medium format film up to 6 x 22cm, plus photos and documents up to 8.5 x 11.7″. In order to create the most clean and accurate digital output, it comes with a comprehensive software package, including DIGITAL ICE technology for dust and scratch removal, ArcSoft PhotoStudio for image enhancement, and Easy Photo Fix for restoration of faded images.

CZUR Book, Photo & Document Scanner


The CZUR line of scanners specializes in camera scanning books and removing the curves and gutters. All books, magazines, contracts and any paper documents within A3 size can be scanned directly without cutting or unbinding at the speed of 1.5s/page. All of your scanned documents can be converted to editable Word, PDF, TIFF and Excel via OCR (Optical Character Recognition) function. Great for Genealogy Records and Printed Family Histories.

Imazing Manages your iPhone

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iMazing is a trusted software program to transfer and save your music, messages, photos, files and data. Safely back up any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Powerful and user-friendly, iMazing is simply the best iOS device manager for Mac and PC.

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Backblaze is the World’s Easiest Backup

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Backblaze is the World’s Easiest Cloud Backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud. Back up your Mac or PC for just $7/month. Includes an unlimited number of external hard drives and/or thumb drives at no extra charge. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size. Blazing fast. Backblaze will automatically back up all your files including documents, photos, music, movies, and more. It’s that easy.

Gift Certificates / Future Credit

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You know someone who really needs help getting their photos and memories organized. Maybe they’re downsizing. Maybe they inherited a lot of photos. Whatever the situation, a Family Photo Keeper Gift Certificate might be the perfect gift. They come in several denominations and never expire. They can even be purchased over time and stacked for a larger purchase of Family Photo Keeper products and services.

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Hi There!

I’m Fancy Ruff-Wagner and I believe that family photos and stories make families stronger – when they can be shared.

I’m here to help people get their photos back into their own lives, as well as leave a meaningful collection for future generations.

I created this Gift Guide as a way to help people give gift ideas with photos that actually make the world a better place and don’t just contribute to meaningless clutter.