I had the pleasure of talking with Jerome Hopkins, founder of the site BabiesFirstPuzzle.com, who called to introduce me to his unique gift idea – puzzles made out of photos of your kids’ or special occasions. I thought it was an interesting and unique gift idea so I wanted to give it a shout out.
The company’s mission is to provide quality customizable children’s educational toys that enhance critical thinking skills and sight association for children ages 0-5 years of age, while providing a unique way to capture special moments in your life. Puzzles are great for helping kids work on their manual dexterity. So it’s not only a great keepsake, but an educational toy as well! They also offer opportunities for day care or school fund raisers.
Here’s how it works:
Go to the Babies First Puzzle site and choose the puzzle size you want. For kids under the age of 5, they recommend sticking to puzzles with 24 pieces or less. Pay for your puzzle with Paypal and you’ll get a confirmation number. You’ll be rerouted back to the site to upload your photo. The puzzle should arrive in 5-7 days. Puzzles range anywhere from $16.99 to $35.99 depending on the size and number of puzzle pieces.
While I have not created a puzzle myself, I thought it would make a great gift for a variety of occasions:
- Baby’s First Birthday
- Unique Kids Birthday Gift
- Mother’s Day Gift
- Grandmother’s Gift
- Turn your kids’ team photo from their winning season into a puzzle
- Favorite family vacation photo
- Family Reunion – give every family who attended their own keepsake of the event!
- School graduation gifts
- A Dance Recital gift – take a photo of your little dancer and give it to her after her first dance recital
What do you think? For what other occasions would this photo puzzle make a great gift?