Why are picture frames such a popular gift item?

It’s not easy coming up with the perfect gift year after year. If you find yourself struggling for ideas, made to measure picture frames could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Picture frames make an excellent gift for all sorts of reasons, and it doesn’t have to be for a particularly fussy recipient, as almost anyone will appreciate the thought and value of a stunning picture frame.

You could just give an empty frame to a friend who you know will enjoy choosing their own art for it, choose a favourite photo of you both, or get creative and tell a story of an event or the time you’ve spent together with a collage.

Here are five of the best reasons to give picture frames as a gift.

1.It’s easy

Let’s ne honest, it’s not always about the recipient. Sometimes you need to get a gift sorted without spending hours wandering around shops or trawling through ecommerce websites.

A picture frame is an easy option without compromising on the quality of the gift. The possibilities for what to put in the frame are endless, and even give a blank frame will go down well with some people.

Don’t forget, frames are not just for photographs or art. You can frame medals, certificates, sports memorable and signed shirts. Even things like leaves and pressed flowers from trips to the country can be used to enhance the handmade aspects of the gift.

With a made to measure frame you can customize the size, colour and material to make a truly unique item.

2. It’s thoughtful

It’s the thought that counts after all!

What could be more thoughtful than a personalised gift that lasts for years?

With a well thought out item in the frame you might even pull at their heart strings. You could choose the contents first and then get a made to measure picture frame for a perfect fit.

It’ll be obvious right away that you have had a custom picture frame made to precise dimensions, rather than using a standard shop-bought frame.

3. It’s economical

Creative, easy, quick and economical. What more could you ask for in a gift idea?

A wrapped picture frame is an impressive item to present as a gift. It has solidity and weight to it, which builds the anticipation to great effect.

On a tight budget, choose a smaller picture frame and you’ll reduce the upfront cost, but can still add significant sentimental value by framing up a much-loved photo of you and your friend or family member.

4. It’s timeless

A good picture frame will last for years and should continue to look great despite changing fashions in the years to come. When used as a keepsake or memento, the sentimental value of the image in the frame should only grow with time too.

Even if the photo or picture in the frame loses its importance, the frame itself can be reused to display something different. This can turn a bedroom wall, upstairs landing or downstairs hallway into an ad hoc gallery space, with different art displayed over the years.

5. It’s universal

We’ve mentioned the universal appeal of picture frames already, but it’s worth saying again. No matter who you’re buying for, a good quality frame is likely to be well received, especially if you put something significant inside the frame.

The value is multi-layered. The frame itself has intrinsic value as a useful item to have in the home. The artwork or image in the frame has sentimental value. And by opting for made to measure picture frames, you add an extra level of care and attention to the gift.

How to order made to measure picture frames

Ordering made to measure picture frames is easier than you might think:

-Use an online picture frame designer to choose your size, frame style and material.

-Choose a mount – the cardboard insert that provides a border inside the frame itself.

-Choose extra options like text printing on the mount, glazing options or mounts with multiple apertures.

With these three simple steps you can specify all the essential characteristics of your made to measure picture frames, so you get exactly what you want delivered to your home.

Available Sizes

Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details.

A1 Picture Frames841mm x 594mmA1 Photo Frames
A2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo Frames
A3 Picture Frames420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames 
A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames

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