I have a good feeling that this 2020 holiday season will be the most magical yet! As I write this post, I’m gearing up for my Red Truck Holiday Sessions this weekend, making my personal holiday gift list (and checking it twice), and promoting my Black Friday Specials

Actually, I’m already seeing how magical this holiday season will be because folks are purchasing truly thoughtful and personal gifts this year! Best yet? I love seeing how many family and friends are shopping LOCAL this year. 

Today, I wanted to share 3 ideas for a personal and loving gift with your portraits and I highlight my 5 favorite local shops with some gift ideas for you. 

Check ‘em out! 

Three Thoughtful Portrait Gift Ideas 

  1. The Torn Edge Solo & Trio Framed Prints

This is a client favorite! Start with your image, combine it with beautiful fine art watercolor paper with hand-torn edges, and complete it with float framing! This product comes complete with the fine art torn edge print, floated-print feature, double mat, and glass – printed, framed, and ready to hang right away. The featured image above shows you what the trio framed print looks like! You can look at my Art Products page for other great ideas.  

  1. Session Gift Certificate 

Give the gift that will last a lifetime by giving your loved one a gift certificate towards a photography session or product! Depending on what you’d like to do, you could purchase a gift certificate to cover a portion of the session and product or the full session.

Who Would Love This?

  • Newly expecting mama for her birth or newborn session
  • Grandparents who would love a professional family portrait 
  • Your partner 

Even better!? I have amazing Black Friday Specials all this month, so you can give even more to your loved one and book your own portrait session for a great price. I have special deals on my mini sessions, portraits, newborns, and even birth photography. Click here to get the details and to book.

  1. Gift Prints 

These are perfect for your loved ones who would cherish a professional photo of your family! Gift prints are printed on the finest archival paper and mounted on a matte board. The beauty of these prints is that they will stand the test of time and last for many years! 

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5 Gift Ideas From Local Businesses 

Small Business Saturday is November 28th! Below some of my favorite local businesses to support and with a great gift for anyone on your list. 

  1. Vernon Family Farm | Newfields, NH) 

This awesome farm store is open daily, year-round. They offer products sourced from over 30 local farms and small businesses! You can purchase a CSA gift card for the 2021 season for your loved one. How cool is that?

Visit their website

  1. Forest + Ash | Exeter, NH

The  F+A Shop has an incredible selection of hand-picked, one-of-a-kind pieces sourced from trusted vendors! They have furniture, accessories, art, kitchenware, and more! Their online store has lots of great gift ideas.

Visit their website 

  1. Puddlejumpers | Exeter, NH 

Looking for a great gift for a child in your life? Puddlejumpers has clothes, toys, and accessories. There’s something for every personality here! The friendly staff can help you find the right gift for your children, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren. 

Visit their website

  1. Relief Parenting & Respite Center | Hampton, NH

This incredible organization provides comprehensive care and supports parents through each stage of parenting. They offer relevant classes for today’s parents, playgroups for babies, childcare on-site for when parents access practitioners located in-house, rooms to rest in, and so much more. Visit their website to learn more. 

Visit their website 

  1. Trends Gift Gallery | Exeter, NH 

If you haven’t been to this shop, it’s a must! Meet Exeter’s Premiere Gift Shop for 35 years! A gift for everyone on your list from children to grandparents. Great prices and super friendly customer service.

Visit their Facebook Page

There are so many other amazing local businesses to support in our area. These are just my top 5 favorites. Where’s your favorite local place to shop?