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If the holiday that is approaching is a holiday when it is traditional to give your loved ones gifts, then you might be at a loss for what to get them. This can be stressful for you, especially if you know that your loved ones are going to put a lot of time and effort into getting you something that they know you are going to love. You don't want to hurt their feelings by getting them a sub-par gift. One type of gift that is sure to make them feel appreciated is a photo gift. Here are some unique photo gifts that are sure to leave your loved ones feeling truly loved.

1. Accordion Photo Books

One option is to choose a series of photos and resize them so that they are three inches by three inches. Then, you can either have them printed yourself on high gloss photo paper or send them to a company to have them printed and turned into an accordion photo books. These photo books essentially hold a large number of photos but take up very little room, making them the perfect memory holder to keep in someone's car or purse.

If you choose to make an accordion photo book yourself, all you need to do is choose a type of paper and cut it so that it is three inches tall and three times the number of photos that you want wide. Fold the piece of paper every three inches to create the accordion. If you are worried that the paper is going to fall apart, make sure that you take it to a craft store to reinforce the seams. Then, use scrapbooking glue to affix the photos so that every other side has a photo on it. Add quotes and small drawings in the empty sections of the accordion to break up the action.

2. Bottlecap Photo Tacks

Many people have cork boards that they use to keep their memories. Go online and purchase bottlecap tacks. These are just tacks whose heads are in the shape of bottle caps. Measure the diameter of the caps and use the measurements to create a few sheets of small images of you and your loved ones. Print out the images and cut them into circles that are going to fit inside the caps. Then, glue the pictures in place and give the sets of tacks to your friends and family.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in high gloss photo paper. They will have other project ideas.