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  • Chief Family Officer’s Favorite Things: Shutterfly Freebies as Gifts

    Chief Family Officer's Favorite Things: Shutterfly's Custom Freebies

    Since we’re getting ready for the holidays, I want to share how I get some of my favorite gifts to give. Shutterfly has always been generous with their freebies, but they’ve really kicked it up a notch in the last year or so with free items almost every weekend, as well as free item codes offered through partners like Kellogg’s Family Rewards and Bing. With these free item offers, you just pay shipping, which varies according to the type of item ordered.

    These Shutterfly freebies make fantastic gifts.

    Custom photo mugs, photo books, and calendars are easy and totally appropriate gifts for grandparents and great-grandparents. They do require some time, since you have to upload your photos and create the item (the last calendar I made took me over two hours). But they’re relatively inexpensive since you’re just paying for shipping, and they delight doting grandparents and great-grandparents.

    Plus, you don’t have to stop at the people who spoil your children.

    Kids love custom photo gifts too. You can make books that memorialize special events or times like a performance or party, or a sports season or play from rehearsal to performance. Or make magnets or reusable shopping bags with their friends’ faces or sports team logo.

    You can give custom photo gifts to friends too. Instead of your kid’s picture, put an inspiring quote on a mug or mouse pad. My kids are on sports teams with another mom’s kids, so I once gave her magnets adorned with the teams’ logos.

    The list goes on, limited only by your imagination and what your recipient likes!

    See all of Chief Family Officer’s Favorite Things here.

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