Holiday shopping on a budget? Give everyone personalized photo gifts this year

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You’d think personalized gifts would cost you a ton of money, but not when you use Amazon Photo. You can use your own photos to create art prints, photo books, calendars, ornaments and more on a budget. In fact, Amazon is currently offering 15% off photo gifts.

Amazon Photo is a full-resolution photo and video storage service. Everyone gets 5 GB of free storage, which is about 2,500 photos, but plans start at $1.99 per month for 100 GB or more. Not to mention, Amazon Prime Student includes free unlimited photo storage.

Prime Student is made especially for college students. If that’s you, you can sign up for a six-month free trial and then pay only $6.49 per month for the membership, which is half of what Amazon Prime regularly costs. The membership includes all of the regular Amazon membership benefits like free, fast shipping, early access to deals, Prime Video and more. But the free Amazon Photo service is definitely one of the best perks.

The Amazon Photo service offers a secure backup of photos and videos, so if your computer crashes or you lose your phone, all of your content is saved. Plus, there’s an Amazon Photo mobile app that makes it easy to access your photos on your phone or other devices. Content is encrypted, so only you (and anyone you share your password with) can see your photos. Organize them into categories to easily find memories and share select pics with private groups.

If you want to create your own photo gift, it’s simple! First, choose which gift you’d like to customize. Then, choose the photo you want to use. You can zoom in or out and change the orientation, then view your gift before you check out. Photo gifts typically ship out the same week you order.

Take a look below to see a few of the best photo gifts you can make for under $25 this year with Amazon Photo.

1. Photo Book – 8×8 Hardcover, $17.49

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This photo book holds 20 pages of your personalized photos. Use it to share memories from vacations, a new baby’s first year and more in any home. It generally ships within three to five days.

2. Custom Metal Tabletop Photo Stand – 5×5, $18.69 (Orig. $21.99)

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Print any photo onto this thin aluminum panel. Colors really pop with its glossy coating! Plus, the panel easily slides into the included wooden base for displaying on a table, desk or shelf.

3. Custom Photo Plaque – 5×7, $16.14 (Orig. $18.99)

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Print your favorite image on a 0.25-inch thick hardboard glossy plaque. It has rounded corners and a built-in easel for horizontal or vertical tabletop display. Plus, the plaque is water-resistant, so you’ll have it for years to come.

If you liked this article, check out why it’s time to stop mooching off your parents’ Amazon Prime and how to get your own for cheaper.

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