Friday, November 27, 2015

Last-Minute Grandparent Gifts from Walmart Photo

In our family, the grandparents are always the hardest to shop for. Their homes are already filled with things they don't need, and they have discovered that the things they want most are not available in any store. I've found over the years that what they cherish most are homemade gifts and pictures of the grandchildren. Thankfully, I'm in a great position to provide both of those things, and this year we're getting some extra help from Walmart Photo.
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With 3,500 locations nationwide, Walmart Photo offers a wide range of photo products both in the store and online that can be ready in as little as an hour.  Mobile Image Transfers in-store are quick and easy with the Fujifilm Kiosk Photo Transfer App. My favorite feature of Walmart Photo (and one I've utilized many times) is the ability to order and pay online and then just pick your items up at the store.  I do this routinely for our photo crafts and when the kids remind me that they need pictures for school.  (Surely, I'm not the only parent whose children wait until 8:00 on a Sunday night to let them know they have a project due).

Last year, we made photo calendars for both sets of grandparents (and one for us). There is nothing better than turning the page to a new month and seeing a happy memory from the previous year staring up at you!  Plus, Walmart Photo gives you the option to add photos and pictures for birthdays and anniversaries. My mother has a lot of grandchildren so she loves this feature!

This year, we are branching out a little with our photo gifts.  I was recently given the opportunity to work with Walmart Photo to create some photo gifts and I know the grandparents are going to love them!  The ordering process, both online and at the kiosk, is extremely user friendly.
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Our first product was an 11 oz Photo Mug.  Truth be told, I was obsessed with the love script on this design and I'll probably be keeping this one for myself!  But, there are TONS of other options, including adorable Grandparent collage mugs that we will be ordering next.  Truly, every grandparent needs a mug with their grandchildren on it! I can't imagine anything that could make the morning brighter than smiling kids and coffee! And, here are my favorite pictures from our recent family photos that I'll be adding to that collage mug.
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Many of these photo mugs are only $10 through January 5, 2016!  This includes the 11 oz ceramic mug, 11 oz Colorful Mug (only in stores), and the 14 oz Collage Tumbler (online only).  For those mugs that are not $10, is running a 25% Rollback on all mugs through January 5, 2016.
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To complete our gift set, I ordered a 6 piece photo coaster set with one of our family photos from this year's Fall Photo Shoot.  The coasters are very lightweight, but extremely sturdy.  They have a cork backing to help prevent slipping and a high-gloss surface.  These are perfect for Instagram square photos! photo DSC_0928_zpszrozhaay.jpg

Plus, if you order these online, you can choose six different photos for your coasters.  This is especially helpful when you have a large family or just a lot of cute photos to choose from, like this adorable photo of our baby girl!  
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Or my favorite photo of my husband and I.
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There's still plenty of time to take advantage of both Photo Mug Sales and the Coaster sets from Walmart Photo!  Combine them for an affordable and coordinated gift set for the grandparents!

If you're looking for more gift ideas, I hope you'll check out our Kid Crafts page for lots of thematic craft ideas.  You can keep up with all our favorites activities, along with all our own learning fun by following us on our Facebook or Pinterest pages or signing up for emails


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  1. I absolutely adore this idea, thanks for sharing it with me. My dad would love something like this. :)

  2. I love this idea and the Grandparents in our lives will too!!

  3. I do love photo coasters. They make me happy. :)