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What’s the Perfect Gift for Anyone you Care about?

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If you’re anything like me you struggle to find fresh ideas for gifts for the people in your life that matter most. You’ll know how easy it is to opt for the predictable choices such as flowers, chocolates, and perfume/aftershave, and if you’re a dad, socks seems a favourite.

While all these gifts have their merits, they don’t exactly shout originality.

So what combines the best aspects of gifts like flowers, with gifts like going for a meal at a fancy restaurant?

Well let’s first look at the type of gifts available and the benefit they offer.

Flowers are for sure a classic gift choice for mums, daughters, sisters, and partners, less so for the men in our lives. They bring beauty to our homes in the form of visual and smell stimulation, but only for a few days or a week, if we’re lucky, then they’re gone. Plants are a more long term solution if you’re looking to extend the shelf life of your gift. A typical bunch of flowers can set you back £30 – £40, plants are usually in the £10-£30 range.

Chocolates are another option open to you, but if you’re looking to spend a decent amount on close loved ones, then you’d have to buy a lot of chocolates for even a modest amount like £30, and most of us wouldn’t welcome having to eat through £30 worth of chocolate would we? Chocolates are a consumable gift so by their very nature aren’t a long term solution.

If we want to buy a gift that the recipient can keep for years to come, jewellery, or electronic items like phones, game consoles, TV’s and the like come to mind. But these will usually set you back a few hundred pounds at the very least.

Now another increasingly popular option is not to buy physical products like we have mentioned above, but instead opt for experience based gifts. Experience gifts are all about doing the things we might not do or have not done before but we fancy trying out. They are outside our normal daily routine.

Experiences vary from adrenaline fuelled pursuits like hot air ballooning and race days to more sedate pursuits like pamper experiences.

So which is best? Do you go for the product based gifts, and if so, consumable or keepsakes? People have so many possessions these days do they really need more stuff? If not then how about experience based gifts? Would they rather crank up the heart rate and jump out of a plane or pretend to be the next Nigel Mansell or would they prefer to have a more relaxing time at a spar?

Well how about combining the benefits of an experience with those of a product based gift, and not just a generic product but a personalised one? Well I am delighted to be able to offer you such a prize.

Our Photoshoots Gift Experiences are just what you’re looking for. A fun experience: having a professional photoshoot in a purpose build studio and a print keepsake from the session to keep for a lifetime memento of that personal experience.These shoots are great for the family to enjoy, for the kids, even for the pets in your life.

having makeup applied by our professional makeup artistOur Makeover photoshoots are even better with a professional hair and make-up styling session prior to the shoot, which is an experience in itself, and again you get to keep an image as a keepsake, all included in the gift. These experiences start at the special price of £49, which in the context of the other possible gifts options discussed above. is a bargain in our opinion and in the opinion of so many of our clients.

Check the range of photoshoot gifts here. They are available as gift vouchers so you can give the recipient the voucher on their birthday or whatever occasion you’re buying it for, and they can book at their own convenience, and with no expiry dates on vouchers, they don’t have to rush to get it booked in either.

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Check out these 12 tips for helping dog owners. While you’re hear feel free to check out our Pet Photoshoot packages which are great value for money and can be purchased as gift vouchers to give to friends and family x

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Photography Gift Vouchers

We have lots of different Photography Gift Vouchers discounted and available to buy securely online or by calling the studio. They make the perfect personalised birthday gift. These vouchers are valid for a full 12 months after purchase. Below are links that will take you to each of the different Photography Experience pages where you will find additional information and a Buy Now button where you can purchase the experience ,we will then post out a voucher card that you can pass onto the recipient of your choice.

Click on the voucher of your choice below and it will take you to more information about it and an option to purchase it.

Photography Gift Vouchers are the ideal gift to give to family, friends, work colleges and range from Makeover Photoshoot experiences that are aimed for Mothers & Daughters, Couples, sisters and friends to enjoy together, individual Makeover Photoshoot experiences for all ages from teens to Grandparents. Portrait sessions for families to enjoy together, babies, toddlers, children, and even pets. We have a couple of heavily discounted photoshoot packages for pregnancy and newborn babies.

All these Gift Vouchers have been heavily discounted from our standard price list, so buying them means you are getting a great deal and a great gift to give to someone you care about.

Gift Vouchers for Family, Baby, Child, Teens

Gift Vouchers For Pet photoshoots

Makeover photoshoot Gift Vouchers

Pregnancy Photoshoot Package

Newborn Photoshoot Package

Gift vouchers for those wanting to learn photography

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Occasionally we need images for promotions or competitions, and offer a free photoshoot in exchange for using the images. If you’re into a deal or two, please subscribe to our free photoshoot list below, so you don’t miss out when we’re offering one of our photoshoot packages free of charge.

Money Savings On All Your Purchases

We are always looking to add value for our customers and for people that take time to visit our website. Below is a few sites that we feel might be of value to you and your family. mumsandme.com and savvymummies.com work on the ‘group buying business model’ bringing you great deals via your inbox. We like them because they save you money. Check them out and see what you think. You can easily unsubcscribe if they are not for you.

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mumsandme.com – How does it work? All our deals are handpicked by mums for mums just like you. the amazing family deals will help you enjoy life more – at an affordable price! It’s simple – Buy, Share, Earn & Enjoy

  1. Once you subscribe you’ll be greeted each day with an exciting, money-saving deal – tailor-made just for you. The deals could be for anything from gorgeous baby clothes, to an indulgent treat at your local spa.
  2. Share We guarantee you’ll like their deals so much, you’ll want to tell all your friends about them. And what’s best is that you’ll get rewarded for everyone that joins and purchases the deal.
  3. Earn & Enjoy The best bit! Redeem the voucher and enjoy the deal.

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Savvy Mummys – Saving Mummys Money — that is what they do. Savvy mummys offer daily deals by mums for mums. They are a community-focused company sharing national and local deals for other mums to enjoy. They work tirelessly in your local areas to find local deals from your local businesses. All our deals are hand-picked by mums for mums to assure the services and products are of the highest quality.

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http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ – This is a great site, get cash back on lots of household products. It really is amazing what you deals they have. I use them for all of my major household purchases. Every little helps