It’s that time of year again, and you have no idea what to buy your Dad for his birthday. He pretty much has everything he needs and a card doesn’t quite cut it. We hear you. There are few things more daunting than finding the perfect gift for a friend, parent, sibling, teacher or coworker, especially when you feel the added pressure to make it thoughtful and unique.
Don’t worry! We’ve thought this one through and we’ve got you covered. We have options that range from unique photo gifts to personalized wall art, framed custom quotes, and unique art gifts. At Minted, we pride ourselves on bringing you the highest quality gifts from our community of independent artists, giving you the chance to steal the show with your one-of-a-kind gift.
START WITH PHOTO GIFT IDEAS
Explore how you can turn a personal photo or collection of photos into a work of art. We have plenty of options for you to consider.
1. Heart Snapshot Collage: Our heart snapshot is the ultimate keepsake. Make it heartfelt or humorous, but always personal. With 30 photos, it gives you the chance to capture special memories, from the biggest moments to the little ones. We love giving a heart snapshot as a bride or bridesmaid gift, a special gift for Mom and Dad, a gift for your best friend on her birthday, or a little something special for your significant other, husband, or wife. This photo collage design can be personalized through many different styles.
Classic: You can’t go wrong with the classic heart snap. A keepsake your friends and family will cherish for years to come.
Captioned: Recall funny moments, inside jokes, or special moments with our captioned heart snapshot. Insert your own text blocks like, “Remember the time when…”
Filtered: Does your bestie have a favorite color or a room theme she wants to keep. Give this classic design a pop of color with a tint of blush, black & white, or rainbow.
Foil-pressed classic: Add some shine to the display by, accenting your photos with gold, silver, or rose gold foil.
Frosted: Frost the perimeter of your heart collage with real gold foil to give it a stardust effect. The frosted heart snapshot is a luxe way to capture a very special occasion like your best friend’s wedding or a special birthday.
Hues: Want to feature your photo collage overtop some color? Minted provides five unique background colors (warm grey, navy, powder pink, mint, and evergreen) to give you that little something extra.
Not only is our heart snapshot a special way to capture multiple memories, but our photo uploader tool makes it super easy to create. All it takes is three easy steps.
Upload the photos you want to include into your photo tray. Photos can be selected all at once, from your computer or phone.
Drag and drop them into the place you want them to appear on the heart.
And voila! You have created the perfect personalized wall art gift.
2. Enhanced Personalized Photo: Off your phone and onto your wall! Do you have a phone full of photos that you never frame? Have you recently been on a trip with girlfriends and you want to send your best friend a special memento? Our photo gifts make the perfect gift and double as personalized wall art. We offer single photo and multi-photo designs for the guy or gal who has too many memories to just choose one! Add custom text and special sentiments to each framed photo as well. Choose from 17 frame colors and finishes and up to 7 different sizes. There’s something for everyone in our photo gift offering. From simple and classic designs to extra luxe, we offer a variety of styles, making these both a stylish and thoughtful art gift.
Our custom photo gifts come in a variety of shapes and styles. Take a look below on how you might find the perfect design fit for your gift recipient.
Photo Count: You can create personalized art gifts with 1, 2, 3, or more than 4 photos.
Shapes: We offer this personalized art in portrait, landscape, and square shapes.
Printing Type: Your photo can be printed flat or foil-pressed, using gold foil, silver, or rose gold.
Style By Recipient: Tailor your search for the perfect photo gift by recipient. Use our filters to search for the perfect photo design for grandparents, Mothers, Fathers, kids, parents, teachers, and teens
Style By Occasion: We even have specific photo gift styles to suit different occasions. Browse through our suggestions for anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Grandparents Day, baby events, sweet sixteens, quinceaneras, teacher appreciation day, weddings, bridal showers, and Valentine’s day. We have a wide range of offerings to explore to pretty much suit your every need.
Did we mention you don’t just have to frame pictures of friends and family? How about your beloved pets or beautiful scenes from a recent vacation? Our photo art gifts are suitable for any occasion worth capturing on film. We love hanging art in common spaces for everyone to enjoy. Create gifts that can be hung in a living room, bedroom, hallway, or at your office.
DON’T HAVE AN ARTISTIC EYE? WE’RE HERE TO HELP
Do you have loads of beautiful photos on your phone, but not sure what to do with them? We’ve got you covered with our photo art gifts styling service. Start by texting your photo to 415-903-5727. We will send you a short survey to understand your preferences and then text you back up to three styled photo art gift designs. This service is completely free!
Our photo art gift styling service is the perfect way to amplify those cherished memories through the assistance and guidance of a Minted design expert.
LET US DESIGN A CUSTOM ART GIFT BASED ON YOUR GUIDANCE
Looking for something a little more sophisticated than a framed picture? Explore our completely custom art gifts, where we will fabricate a piece of art based off a picture or idea you provide us. How cool is that! Ideas include framed wedding vows and poems, framed family recipes, a custom silhouette of a family member, a cherished drawing recreated as an art print, a custom map of a favorite place, or a drawing of your cherished childhood home. Below we have listed out a more detailed set of options./p>
Custom Wedding Vows as Art: Looking for a unique way to commemorate your special day beyond photographs? Celebrate your wedding day with custom framed wedding vows. We offer vows in foil, letterpress, or standard printing, and you get to choose your font. You get to choose your frame type too. We offer white, black, wood, gilded, and many others, including specialty options. Every frame is custom made to fit your art print. We love this idea if you are looking for art to hang in your bedroom as a memento of your wedding day.
Custom Recipes as Art: Friend of a foodie? Or have a Mom, Aunt, or Grandma with some very secret family recipes? We have the perfect gift for you. With Minted, you can send in that oh-so-secret recipe, select your font and frame, and we’ll send your favorite family recipe framed and ready to hang. We love this gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and any holiday in between, really. Wondering where to hang your custom recipes? We think this is perfect on a kitchen wall or pantry space.
Custom Silhouettes: Can’t get over how adorable your kid is right now? Capture the moment in time with Minted’s custom silhouette art prints. Select a photo of your kid (profile is best) and upload it to our site. Minted’s design experts will take your photo and turn it into a beautiful silhouette. You pick the frame. We love giving this gift to Grandparents, uncles,or aunts. We all know how much they love progress reports!
House Portraits: Did your parents just move out of your childhood home and you feel a little sentimental? You have so many memories in that house and want to capture them for yourself and your parents. Send us a picture of your home and we’ll help commemorate that special place with a custom house portrait. Each house portrait is rendered with a custom line drawing, giving it a true one-of-a-kind feel. We offer house portraits in standard print or letterpress. Preserve the memory of your childhood home for decades to come.
Custom Poems: Do your parents have a favorite poem? Study a funny poem in high school that you and your best friend still laugh about? Turn those poems into personalized wall art with our custom poem art prints. Send us the text and choose your style. We will do the rest!
Baby Footprints: Once a new baby joins this world they will start outgrowing clothes in no time. Capture the precious early moments in life with our custom baby footprint art prints. Send us a close-up photo of your baby’s footprint and we will create bespoke personalized art that you will cherish. We love the idea of hanging these in a nursery.
Custom Maps: Create a custom map of a favorite place of yours. It could be a rural cabin in the countryside or an apartment in the middle of a popular city. Send us an address and we will start creating a custom map. Choose from standard, foil, or letterpress printing for an elevated final look.
Your Art as Personalized Wall Art: In love with your kid’s latest piece of art from school? Or maybe your niece’s or nephew’s? Make it a keepsake and turn it into a framed custom art print. Send us a photo of their drawing, and we will send you back a beautifully framed completely custom piece of art.
OTHER ART GIFT OPTIONS TO CONSIDER
Every art print at minted is sourced from our community of independent artists from across the globe. We encourage you to look through all our art prints to see if some may speak to you as the perfect art gift for a friend or loved one. While not exactly personalized, your selection of a specific print can have a very personal effect on your recipient. Below are some ideas to consider.
Baby Animal Art: For the soon-to-be mama, we love our baby animal art prints by Cass Loh. They are fun and playful and are great for boys or girls. Get your friend a set for her baby shower and help her start her baby’s first room. These are a perfect print to hang on a nursery wall, especially if you have an animal/jungle theme.
Whimsical City Maps: Have a friend or family member who’s in love with their city? Or misses a place they used to live. Check out our whimsical city maps, full of color and memorable landmarks, that they can keep as a special reminder of home.
Foil Botanical Prints: Is your Mother-in-law obsessed with gardening? We have the perfect gift for you. Our foil-pressed botanical art prints bring both natural beauty and a bit of shine. The combination creates a sophisticated look sure to draw a comment or two.
The Minted Design Challenge
We uncover design genius through ongoing design competitions. At Minted, all that matters is good design. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell us what to sell.