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Pretty Picture Frames are Great Budget Gift Ideas

Updated on October 4, 2015
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Deborah has four daughters, son-in-laws, seven grandchildren and other people for whom she buys gifts. She writes about her best gift ideas

Picture Frames Are So Handy and They Can Add to the Decor of any Home

This is an example of one of the lovely picture frames you may want to own for yourself or give to someone else.  Of course, picture frames come in all styles, colors and shapes.
This is an example of one of the lovely picture frames you may want to own for yourself or give to someone else. Of course, picture frames come in all styles, colors and shapes. | Source

Picture Frames are Wonderful Gifts for All Occasions

Need a gift for a special occasion? Consider giving them a lovely picture frame. It is always the perfect gift.

Do you ever feel at a complete loss when it comes to choosing gifts for family members or friends? Whether you are buying a gift for Christmas, a birthday, a graduation, a wedding or an anniversary, pretty picture frames are nearly always a perfect choice.

I love to take photos of my friends whenever we are together. Then, whenever there is a special occasion, I will slip a print of one of the photos into a frame and give it to them. This is a perfect gift for retirement, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Best of all, they have often forgotten all about the photo I took, so they are completely surprised by their gift. Because this is one of my favorite gifts to give, I watch for special deals on frames. Whenever I see them on sale for under $10, I will buy several so that I always have one on hand for a quick gift.

Picture frames come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you pick a silver frame, you can often have it engraved with the recipient's name or the date of a special occasion. For example, Amazon sells frames from companies like Things Remembered, and their frames can be engraved. In addition, sometimes you can also find photo frames that are designed with a special theme such as soccer balls or ballerina's painted around the edges. I've found that these are perfect for the grandkids.

Photo frames can be selected so that they will fit in with the design of the recipient's home, whether it is Victorian, rustic or modern. There are picture frames that are suitable for virtually any home décor.

When you choose picture frames online, from a site like Amazon, you can have the picture frame mailed directly to the recipient, which can also save you a lot of time and trouble. Then, when you see them, you can also give them them the photo you have in mind for that frame. On some occasions, however, you may wish to have the frame delivered directly to you so that you can insert a favorite phone yourself and give it to them personally.

The Perfect Frame for Someone Who Loves the Beach

Pretty BEACH Themed PHOTO FRAME - 2.75" x 3.5" Photo Frame - SAND-Like Texture Molded STARFISH & SEASHELLS - GIFT Poly-Resin -Vacation Photo -BOXED
Pretty BEACH Themed PHOTO FRAME - 2.75" x 3.5" Photo Frame - SAND-Like Texture Molded STARFISH & SEASHELLS - GIFT Poly-Resin -Vacation Photo -BOXED

Since I live near the ocean, I love having this picture frame in my home. I particularly enjoy using it to display my most recent photo of my grandkids playing at the beach. I'm sure that anyone who loves to spend time at the beach would enjoy one of these frames, too!

 

You Can Purchase a Wide Variety of Cheap Picture Frames Online

Picture frames can be purchased anywhere from your local department store to your neighborhood drug store. Amazon also offers a wide selection of attractive, affordable picture frames in a variety of styles. You can have them mailed directly to you, where you can insert your own favorite photos, or you can have them gift wrapped and sent to the person of your choice, along with a personal note from you. They certainly know how to make gift giving easy.

You can also start your search for the perfect picture frame by checking out any of the frames featured in this article.

If you want to see their prices or learn more about them, just click on the blue product name for any item featured here. You will be taken directly to its Amazon page where you can read more about it or shop for other choices.

Family Frame Collections

Looking for frames to display the photos of your family in one place. Below is a good option.

It is a wonderful way to display photos of all your children and grandchildren, or you can use these frames to create your own family tree, with photos of your parents, grandparents, cousins and other members of your extended family.

Either way, it is an attractive way to display all these photos together.

Share Your Family Photos With Your Friends!

10 Piece Family Picture Photo Hanging Frame Set Home Decor Family Sign
10 Piece Family Picture Photo Hanging Frame Set Home Decor Family Sign

Buy a whole set of photo frames! This is wonderful for a grandmother or someone who enjoys displaying lots of photos on their wall. It is a quick and easy way to show off your family!

 

Make a Photo Collage in a Frame

Sometimes you have more photos that you want to share with your loved ones than you can fit into one or two frames. In these cases, you may want to select a frame that has multiple slots that allow you to display a variety of photos.

For example, perhaps you took a bunch of photos at a soccer match, a wedding, a birthday party, a baby shower or an anniversary party. You know that your friend will love them, and you don't want to have to choose just one. Why limit yourself? Choose a frame that will allow you to insert several photos. Your family and friends will be delighted by the thoughtfulness of your gift!

Show Off Your Collections of Photos

Family Collage Frame
Family Collage Frame | Source

What kind of picture frames do you like best?

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I think that picture frames are the perfect gift for many people. They are always appropriate.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      These are all really lovely - I adore the collage frames and the tree. They really are great gifts!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      @LornsA178: I love picture frames. They are such a pretty home accessory!

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      These are nice pictures frames, what a great gift ideas. My daughter love this Victorian style frame. Thanks!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      @netangel: I think these frames would look great in anyone's home!

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      Great ideas, I love the family tree frame!

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      @jonathanwm: Thank you! I love having pretty picture frames in my home!

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      jonathanwm 5 years ago

      Great gift ideas ! Love your len

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you! I think the right picture frame can really enhance a favorite photo!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love the Cinderella carriage frame.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      @Jo-Jackson: I think these kinds of gifts can often be the ones we appreciate the longest!

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      Jo-Jackson 5 years ago

      A friend gave me a nice photo in a frame for Christmas last year and it was an excellent gift that I really loved.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      At Christmas, I usually keep a pretty picture framed wrapped and ready to give in case someone drops by with an unexpected gift.

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      reginaaj2gerica 5 years ago

      I am getting some really great gift ideas from visiting your lens. Thanks!

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      Absolutely love these picture frames!

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      @LornsA178: I agree! I think that most people can always use an extra picture frame!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Picture frame will always be useful in any occasion. What a smart idea, thanks!

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      A super budge gift idea. You could even make one or buy a plain frame and decorate it. Love this idea. We all appreciate having our photos on display.