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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Personalise your Mother's Day Gifts on PhotoBox #Review

Personalise your Mother's Day Gifts on PhotoBox 

I like to make my Mother's Day gift special but I don't like to spend too much money doing so. I wanted something different from the ordinary, every year I buy my Mum a box of last minute chocolates or flowers but this year I wanted to do something a bit more personal.

Photobox have a wonderful range of products that you can personalise easily by uploading your own photographs and then getting them printed onto the products of your choice. They have all sorts from things to choose from. There's personalised mugs and keyrings for those on a lower budget like me or bigger gifts like personalised calendars, canvases and chocolates for those who have a bit more to spend. The choice of gifts is fantastic but the delivery charges on the other hand are not so fantastic. Some items had it's own delivery charges which I didn't really like. I found myself changing my order of what I would like to have bought because of how much the delivery cost was going to be. For example I was going to choose a large canvas but the delivery cost would have been almost ten pounds which I thought was a bit steep so I changed my mind and choose some smaller items instead. I bought four items in total and had a total delivery charge of £8.97, there was three separate charges for the four items I ordered. It would be nice to have had just one standard delivery charge but overall I was happier with this amount seeing as the gifts I had bought were better value for my money than some of the other sites I have been on.

My first choice was a set of 3 keyrings for just £5.15. With a cute picture of all three of my children on both sides of it, it's the perfect little gift for the grandparents this Mother's Day. I've kept one for myself and will be giving one to each of the grandmothers. My second choice was a simple photo mug which cost £5.00. This time I used a picture I had made on my computer to brighten it up with a collage of pictures of my children. I was really pleased with how it turned out, it's really lovely and I can't wait to see my mum's face when she opens it.

My next purchase was a Mother's Day gift to myself, some new personalised Blog business cards. I was so happy with these, for just £12,49 I got 100 high quality, double sided, high gloss prints! I can't wait to get handing them out at my next Blog conference.

Last but not least I bought a photo mousemat for £7.20. Again I used the image I had made myself which I'm really glad I did as it came out really well giving me pictures on both sides of the mat but then leaving enough space in the centre for my mouse itself. 

This Mother's Day I'm looking forward to seeing my Mum's face when she opens her gifts. I'm really pleased with my choice and I know that she's going to love them. The Photobox website itself was really easy to use, the prices of the gifts were pretty low and the delivery was really fast, it all came in 3 days so overall I was happy. What will you be buying your Mum this Mother's Day? Will you be sticking with the traditional flowers or will you be trying something different and going with a new and exciting personalised gift?

Disclosure: I was given some Photobox credit to purchase my order for this review but the opinions expressed are 100% honest and all my own.

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