A photo gift is one of the most thoughtful and personalized gifts you can give someone. Depending on the photo you choose, the gift can make someone laugh, smile, or even shed a tear as they recall a memory from long ago that may have been forgotten. There is certainly no shortage of photo gift ideas available, you can print photos on just about anything these days, but if you want something that is unique and made in Canada, Posterjack has several options worth considering.
Made For Canadians, By Canadians
Did you know that Posterjack is 100% Canadian? We’re Canadian owned and employ over 20 amazing people at our Toronto headquarters. Just as we appreciate our customers supporting a local business, we also support other Canadian companies by using materials sourced from within our own country. The wood we use in our Gallery Frames, Wood Prints, Woodstand Prints, and Canvas Prints, for example, are all Canadian-sourced. This is something we take pride in and that sets us apart from other photo printing companies. There are other Canadian companies which assemble their products in-house, but they get their materials from China. When you order from Posterjack, you can be confident knowing you’re getting a quality product that’s genuinely made in Canada.
Top 5 Unique Custom Photo Gifts
We’re positive that you’ll be delighted with whichever Posterjack photo art product you choose, whether that’s a classic Canvas Print or a modern Photoboard. If, however, you’re looking for a personalized photo gift that has a uniqueness to it, something that will really touch the person you’re gifting the photo to, here are five great options.
1. Acrylic Prints
If you want your custom photo gift to have a serious wow-factor; something that the gift recipient will be in awe over for years down the road; something that is modern and vibrant, and will really show off the photo you’re gifting, an Acrylic Print is the perfect product.
A Posterjack Acrylic Print is a custom piece of photo art made with premium-quality materials. From our Toronto workshop, we print your photo directly onto 1/4-inch thick, optically clear acrylic glass using the giclée method. Once your photo is printed on the acrylic, our Photo Art Experts mount it to a white protective backing sheet and then finish it off by polishing the edges to a crystal-clear sheen. It’s our top product, and for good reason! Check out What Is an Acrylic Print to learn more about them.
2. Wood Prints
Posterjack Wood Prints are full of character, completely unique, and made from Canadian birch wood from a certified renewable resource grown specifically to be harvested, so we’re never harming old growth forests. Your photo is printed directly onto wood, so the texture of the wood grain shows through where there are lighter colours in the photo. The wood’s natural warm tones and grain become a part of your image, creating a stunning effect that lends a subtle vintage feel to your photo. Even better, everything is made in-house – even the wood is cut, sanded, and routed in-house.
Posterjack Wood Prints are great for Instagram photos because of the natural filter-like effect they give an image, and also because the texture and organic tones and grains of the wood will help hide any flaws in an image, so if you have a lower-quality shot that you’re wanting to use for your photo gift, it won’t be as obvious as if you were to print on something like glossy photo paper or acrylic.
3. Peel & Stick Prints
If you’re looking for a unique photo gift that’s easy on the wallet without sacrificing quality or style, Peel & Stick Prints are a fantastic option. Available in over 50 different sizes, the price of our Peel & Stick Prints starts at only $5.49 for an 8x8 inch print.
Despite their low cost, our Peel & Stick Prints are made using quality materials and world-class printers using the Giclée method and original HP Vivera inks, so photos will stay vibrant and will not fade for over 200 years. If you’re printing your photo at a large scale, our proprietary PJ-PRINT™ software ensures the detail in your photo will be sharp and crisp. Our Peel & Stick Prints make a great gift for anyone who would like to display photos without leaving holes in the wall or damaging the paint. They’re made using a linen-based material and a special adhesive that allows you to reposition the print up to 50 times. You can learn more about them by reading Better Than Vinyl: Personalize Your Space with Peel & Stick Prints.
4. Acrylic Blocks
Part of our Desk Decor line of photo art products, our Acrylic Blocks come in either 5”x7” or 6”x6”. Because of their smaller size, an Acrylic Block makes an amazing gift since the person receiving it can display it anywhere they like, be it at home or at the office.
A Posterjack Acrylic Block is made from a perfectly clear, one-inch thick piece of premium cast acrylic that captures and refracts light in a way you just have to see for yourself! They’re a great option for photos that have vibrant, bright colours and high contrast. For a totally unique photo gift idea for parents or grandparents, you could turn a child’s original artwork into an Acrylic Block to display proudly, like what was done in this room makeover.
Related: Preserving Your Kid’s Artwork With Posterjack
5. HD Metal Prints & Metal Minis
The newest product in our Metal Prints family, we introduced Canadians to our HD Metal Prints back in 2017. These high-definition prints will make your photo the center of attention wherever it’s displayed. The person you’re gifting it to will want to spend hours staring at it!
Your photo will be printed using dye-sublimation on a glossy white Chromaluxe metal panel using original EPSON inks. Our Photo Art Experts professionally attach a Float Mount Hanging System to the backside of the print, which floats the artwork half an inch off the wall. Its unframed, crisp edges will look brilliant in a modern space.
Although we’re rounding up the top five unique custom photo gifts, we’re sneaking another one into the mix because it’s just the mini version of an HD Metal Print. Our Metal Minis are available in 5”x7” and 6”x6”, which is a great size for a photo gift since there’s so much versatility in where it can be displayed.
Make It Personal
There’s nothing better than giving a loved one a personalized photo gift and seeing the look on their face when they open it. By choosing one of these photo art products, you can turn your favourite photo into a unique gift that they’re sure to love and will cherish forever.
If you want to give the gift of photo art, but have the gift recipient choose their favourite photo or product, you can surprise them with a Posterjack gift certificate! Sent to you instantly by email with a printable gift certificate attached, it's the perfect gift idea that will suit everyone’s décor style!