Monday, 11 November 2013

Photobox for Christmas

When it comes to giving Christmas presents that will be cherished long after the Christmas decorations are taken down, I know photo gifts will fit the bill perfectly.  Immortalizing favourite photographs onto something that will be treasured for years to come, is a perfect present idea.

This year, Photobox have given me the chance to test some of their best selling gifts, personalising them with some of my own favourite images, to make bespoke presents for my family.

Personalised iPhone Photo Case

You can really make your iPhone stand out from the crowd with an iPhone photo case.  Using a single photo or making a collage of favourite snaps, the case is lightweight and hard wearing.  The case is available for any iPhone from the 3G to the 5S and makes a great gift.  I love the idea of having photos of loved ones at hand all day long!

It is so easy to make the case using the layout templates, picking the background colour and using photos uploaded to your online album.  You can drag and drop the images and rearrange them until you are happy with your design.  You can have a matt or gloss finish.

The finished product arrives quickly, well packaged and sealed in a plastic case, ready to wrap up and pop under the tree.


  • iPhone 5/5S, iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 3G/3GS cases
  • Brand new design has photo printed all the way down the side too
  • Features one or more photos of your choice
  • Your choice of layout or background
  • High quality scratch–resistant plastic
  • Lightweight & hardwearing
  • Cut–outs for volume control & camera
  • Matt finish option for iPhone 4/4S & 5/5S
  • Dispatched in just 2 days

 Currently on special offer at just £12!

Create your own iPhone Photo Case here!

Thornton's Photobox Collection

Everybody loves to receive chocolates for Christmas.  So this wonderful, personalised box of yummy Thornton's chocolates will be well received by any lucky grandparent, parent, friend or loved one.  Featuring a single, landscape image on the front, this box of choccies will put a huge smile on anybody's face.  I think it is a lovely idea, making something really special and thoughtful for that special person.

The photo on the front simply needs to be chosen, and the finished product can be previewed online prior to ordering.


  • Selection of Thorntons finest milk and dark chocolates filled with a variety of delicious centres
  • Choose from 12, 24 or 36 chocolates in a single, double or triple layer
  • Add your photo to create a unique chocolate box
  • Single photo on box measures 17.8cm by 11cm
  • Next working day dispatch - order before 11 AM

 Priced from £19.99 for a box of twelve to £27.99 for thirty six chocolates.

Create your own box of Thornton's Photobox Collection chocolates here.

A3 Photo Wall Calendar

I love having a photo calendar to hang on my wall, so I get to see pictures of my gorgeous kids and grandson all year through.  The A3 wall calendars are a perfect size and will keep you organised for the next 12 months!

To make the book, you need to choose a theme.  I went for a simple Photographic Black, but there are many more colourful and patterned themes if you prefer something fancier.  You then pick the photos you want to use from your album and drag and drop them into position using one to three images per page.  You can add text if you wish.

Photobox Calendar

The front is protected by a thick plastic sheet and the pages are made from thick, glossy card.  The printing is clear and crisp giving a top quality finish to your personalised calendar.  The A3 size is perfect, making it large enough for practical use, plus the photos look great hung on the wall.  The calendar comes spiral bound for easy hanging.

Photobox Calendar

As an added option, you can add unlimited photos or text to mark special days for just £2.99.  I decided to use just text so I had room to write on the spaces too, but the photo option looks really cool and doesn't cost any extra (I may be regretting that decision now!)  It is very useful to get special dates pre-printed on to the calendar, and this would make a very practical gift idea for grandparents who struggle to remember all the birthdays!


  • Unlimited photos for special days just £2.99
  • Month-to-view layout
  • Choose your own start month
  • All you need is 13 photos
  • Layouts with 1-3 photos
  • Spiral bound white or black pages
  • 13 double-sided pages
  • 250gsm premium card
  • 3 working days production time

The A3 Wall Calendar is currently on offer from just £9.95 (for a multiple purchase) which is 60% off!  A brilliant gift idea for a fabulous price!

Create your own photo calendar here.

As ever, I was incredibly impressed with the ease of ordering, the service, the turnaround of my order, the speed of delivery and the carefully packaged finished goods.  Top marks to Photobox for making Christmas shopping that much easier!

Take a look at for lots of fabulous gift ideas including phone or iPad cases, chocolates, diaries, calendars, mugs, T-shirts, canvases, coasters, jigsaws and prints.  Right now there are some fantastic special offers across the site including a 3 for 2 mix and match offer valid until midnight on November 14th. Photobox often have great special offers so be sure to keep an eye out for some brilliant bargains on personalised photo gifts this Christmas.  Get your orders in quickly though to guarantee Christmas delivery!!

I received the above goods for the purpose of this review but the opinions and high praise are 100% my own!


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