Serve up Memories in a Mug!
Okay, so the photo coffee mug isn’t a new idea, but it’s still makes a great gift for grandparents, teachers, coaches, the list is endless.
What other kind of gift is there that only costs about $10, is designed exactly for the person you’re giving it to, and will be used every day? Not many, that’s for sure.
Here’s what we did in honor of two favorite guinea pigs. These mugs make GREAT hot chocolate!
Combining Photos and Text
The best way to make sure your gift will get used and not shelved is to design a mug that looks, well classy.
For $10, the value mugs in plain white are stylish and simple, but make sure you choose a great photo: nicely cropped, vibrant color or crisp black and white. If the photo is of faces, make sure they’re big enough. Zoom in on those faces and crop them big and bold so they really pop out.
Great Gifts for Grandparents, Teachers, Coaches and Coworkers
Family Memories Mug – add backgrounds, text, collage pictures, and cool designs to give your photo a little something extra.
Travel Mugs – The travel mug or commuter mug is a nice idea for someone who drinks their java while on the go. Fits into most car cup holders.
Latte Mugs – these mugs are 15 oz of cafe style. Your photo is tiled so the images repeat around the whole mug.
Turn Photo Mugs into Works of Art!
Don’t stop with just photos…use your imagination. Turn a photo mug a work of art using scanned artwork or doodles. Basically anything that can be scanned or photoshopped into a JPEG file format, can be printed on a mug. What a great way to make those kid masterpieces last!
Scan any artwork and save as a JPEG file. Scan artwork at the highest resolution possible and upload the file to an online photo gift retailer at the maximum resolution setting as well.
Fave Tip We’ve tested photo mugs from various online retailers in both the microwave and dishwasher. Handwashing is ideal for keeping the photo bright.
We recommend. Besides mugs, they have an amazing array of gift items you can personalize in about five minutes with just about any digital image. We’ve ordered many items from them, including prints, coasters, photo books, memory boxes and mugs. Kodak Gallery is a recognizable brand with a history or quality behind them. I found the ordering process smooth, as well as the shipping.