Father’s Day can be so hard to buy presents for.  Those “gift lists” around the internet aren’t much help for me. Thankfully, photo gifts are always a hit!

One of my favorites so far is really simple: a photo mug.


I made it on Snapfish (with the caveat that I don’t like their prints, but it’s easy enough to make some fun gifts with photos through them). I added a line that says “Happy First Father’s Day!” and included three pictures: one of my husband with both of our twins, and then an individual shot of each twin.


I like it because it’s timeless and will always recall sweet memories for my husband, and it’s a near-daily reminder about how fast the time goes. Our boys just turned 2.5 years old, so to see their little infant faces on this mug is really nostalgic already.


I also like it because again, it’s so easy. If you don’t already have a good image of dad with his kiddos, grab the nearest photographic device (whether it’s your smartphone or a camera) and ask him to pose (or play) with them. Do it today! Since the mug is such a small area, having a smaller/lower-res image won’t be an issue.

This works great for grandfather gifts too! And guess what, I made myself one for Mother’s Day too, and also for the grandmothers. 🙂 It’s a very versatile gift idea.

Let me know your favorite photo gift ideas in the comments!