15 Personalized Picture Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend
15 Personalized Picture Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend
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15 Personalized Picture Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend

By Kellie Hillis

A personalized photo gift is the perfect boyfriend gift for just about any occasion. It is so versatile and fits so many situations whether you want to give him a holiday gift, a birthday gift, anniversary gift, or just a little token to let him know how extremely awesome he is.

And it doesn’t hurt that it puts your face in front of him every day, right?

A photo gift is unique, personal, and it really speaks to not just who your boyfriend is, but the two of you as a couple. It is a wonderful memento of your relationship and could easily become a family keepsake. But don’t think that you can only do the mushy love stuff for your gift. You can also be goofy, fun, playful, and practical. You call the shots and decide the mood that works.

Best of all, you can give him something that he can cherish forever. A personalized photo gift is a thoughtful gesture that makes him feel special. There are so many options from an acrylic photo keychain to a full sized poster - and lots of cool ideas in between.

These gift ideas and fun photo gift options for your boyfriend will spark your creativity and hopefully inspire you to give him a gift that is tailored specifically for him and reflects the bond you share.

Romantic Gift Ideas

Personalized gifts are the perfect way to say, “I love you” and these gifts don’t disappoint! Use your favorite photos that highlight your love and commitment. Give it for a special occasion or just because. The important thing is to let him know how special he is to you.

Crystal Heart

A beautiful crystal heart with your picture inside, laid in a luxurious gift box is sure to dazzle him. He can use it as a paperweight on his desk or as a décor item in his home so you’ll always be there.

Photo Plaque

A photo plaque is a thoughtful gift that makes a great home décor item. There are many different options that you can choose. Select a photo of just yourself or both of you so he can always be reminded of the love you share.

Photo Collage

A photo collage is a popular gift idea for just about any occasion. Add a few of your favorite photos, maybe you as a child, him as a child, and the two of you together, and create a collage he will always treasure.

Custom Reel Viewer

When it comes to one-of-a-kind creative gifts, this one takes the cake. It’s like the little reel viewer that we all had as kids, but with your own photos so that you can tell your own story. Some services even allow you to add your own personal message - like a little love note or message. How romantic is that?

Goofy Gift Ideas

Humor is a wonderful thing to bring into your relationship and these goofy gift ideas definitely deliver. Show him how special he is while showing off your whimsical side. These unique gifts are sure to elicit a chuckle or two.

Face Socks

Face socks put your face on his feet for a hilarious fashion statement. So, every time he looks at his feet, he will see your face. How delightfully distracting and endearing at the same time! Now you really can go everywhere with him!


This is one of those picture gifts for your boyfriend that he will probably keep under wraps. That’s OK though, because he will still be carrying your picture with him everywhere. It’s a fun, goofy gift that will keep on giving all year long.

Bobble Head

While this isn’t exactly a photo gift, it is customized by using a photo of yourself or your boyfriend. Plus, bobble heads are just so much fun! He can put it in his car and watch the little head bobble while he goes down the road.

Home Décor

Unique home décor items are the perfect gift for so many occasions. And personalizing them with a photo or two makes them great Christmas gifts or Valentine’s day gifts when you want to give something out of the ordinary. They are also excellent for earlier stages of a relationship through engagement and even marriage. If your boyfriend has his own place, a personalized photo home décor item is a thoughtful, sweet gift. Here are a few home décor photo gifts for him.

Canvas Art

Canvas art is a classic photo gift – and you can’t really ever go wrong with wall art! It turns your photos into canvas prints that can be hung on the wall or set on an easel. They come in all different sizes, and you can choose from several styles.

Throw Pillow

If you have a long distance romance, this is the gift he’ll love. Put your face on a throw pillow and send it to him. Then, when he is missing you, he can just cuddle up to your pillow until he can be with you again. For a little extra personalization, spritz it with a little of your perfume before sending it to him.

Custom Coasters

This is one of those adorable DIY gifts that is so practical yet so personal and sweet. Slip your favorite photos into picture coasters. They can be displayed on the coffee table and used to protect his furniture – all while he gazes upon your face.

Thoughtful Gifts for Him

While all of these photo gifts are thoughtful, these gift ideas are especially so because they may remind your boyfriend of fun times with you, road trips you’ve taken, places you’ve visited – the special moments you have shared together. You can find the services for these on copy and print company websites, but the most unique and special ones will be found on sites like Etsy so shop around.

Coffee Mug

Put a custom photo of a fun time you shared together on a coffee mug. That way, every time he sits down to a cup of joe he’ll be reminded of that time – and you.

Photo Puzzle

If your guy loves jigsaw puzzles, then this is a great gift for him. You can create a puzzle of any photo so choose a great one. Maybe a fun vacation photo or a place that is meaningful to the two of you. After he completes the puzzle, he can glue it and mount it in a cool picture frame. Puzzles make interesting wall art pieces and this one will be oh so special.

Beer & Wine Glasses

Personalized photo beer and wine glasses make the best gift for a beer or wine connoisseur. However, if you want to make it even better, order beers or wines with a personalized photo on them.

Photo Map

Is your beau an avid traveler? Create a photo map to document his travels. You can find several merchants on Etsy who will create these for you. They are a fun and very different gift idea.


Is your boyfriend the soulful type who loves to write? Give him a gift that you know he will use. A custom journal is a personal, sweet gift for the writer in your life. Some have a photo frame on the cover and you slip your picture right in. Others print the photo directly on the cover.  You decide which one you think he’ll love.

Finding the Perfect Gift Option for Him

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend can be a little intimidating. Guys aren’t always so easy to buy for no matter how well you know them. A good rule of thumb is to choose your gift based on your level of relationship, the occasion, your boyfriend’s interests and personality. After all, it’s that personal touch that will make him feel special.

Most of all though, just have fun with it!

The whole process can be lots of fun, especially if you use old photos like baby pictures or a silly photo that means something to the two of you. Scour your family photo albums and scrapbooks or ask his parents for pictures. Capture the special memories of him as a child with loved ones that have passed or a best friend he’s known since childhood.

Once you’ve assembled your project and created the ultimate personalized photo gift for him, have those photos digitized by an expert so he can keep them forever. At LegacyBox we are the experts in digitizing photos. Contact us to learn more.

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