gift giving

Websites that make cool photo related gifts

Do you read A Cup of Jo’s blog? Are you jealous of all the cool things she’s been making with Pinhole Press*? Me too.

I’m hoping the Internet (I mean you), can help me find a website that helps us Canadians make cool stuff like this:

So far, the only companies I can find that makes anything similar are:

  • Clothing
  • Hoodies
  • Hats
  • Tote Bags

Walmart PhotoCentre

  • Photo Books
  • Photo keychains
  • Photo puzzles
  • iPhone cases

Do you use any of these sites for your photo related gifts? Do you have another website you use? Let me know!


*Pinhole Press does ship to Canada. Not sure what their shipping rates are.



Frugal Living: Reuse Gift Bags

Wedding and baby gift bags

Did you recently get married or have a baby? Do you have a crazy surplus of gift bags from your wedding and baby shower? I do. I would love to keep them all and store them like MacGyverisms does, but I just don’t have the space. 

Today, I got to thinking, what are some cool things that I could do with old gift bags. Here are a few ideas that came to mind:

  1. Reuse them for gift giving. Hey, if they’re still in great shape, why not!?!
  2. As a lunch bag.
  3. Turn them into greeting cards. I found a tutorial online for “how to make a napkin card“, but I feel like some of the images make it look like they used a gift bag instead of a napkin. Have a look. You’ll see what I mean.
  4. Use images from the gift bags for a scrapbooking or card making.
  5. Use small gift bags as pencil holder for the office. 

Do you have any ideas for ways to reuse gift bags?