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Favorite Things Giveaway 2014
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I’m so excited to participate in the Favorite Things Giveaway for the third year in a row. Not only do I get to show you some of my favorite photography things but you get a chance to win one of 30 prizes from some seriously talented blogs. Be sure to enter on their sites as well and spend some time looking around their sites. So much creativity!

I’M GIVING AWAY A LENS plus some other goodness!

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To enter:

  • Check out the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see the details for MY favorite things giveaway
  • Enter to win my favorite things at the giveaway below
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the creative bloggers–they will not disappoint!
  • *Note- if you receive an error message from a broken link, click to the blog’s home page until the link is fixed
  • Favorite Things Giveaway Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke guide
    I mean come on! So many great favorite things. PLUS, what is great is these may help you with some of your Christmas shopping by giving you some great ideas.

    There will be 30 WINNERS!!! You must ENTER TO WIN ON EACH BLOG, for the gifts you want most. So you must HOP to each to enter!

    BLOG HOP BANNER

    1. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke // 2. Bombshell Bling // 3. C.R.A.F.T. // 4. LandeeLu // 5. The 36th Avenue //6. Pick Your Plum //7. TidyMom //8. Your Homebased Mom //9. Live Laugh Rowe // 10. How Does She

    11. Crazy Little Projects // 12. Tatertots & Jello // 13. Or So She Says //14. A Pumpkin and a Princess // 15. The Crafting Chicks // 16. The Pleated Poppy // 17. The Girl Who Ate Everything // 18. My Sisters Suitcase // 19. No Biggie // 20. Classy Clutter

    21. Click it Up a Notch // 22. Entirely Eventful Day // 23. Thirty Handmade Days //24. kojodesigns //25. Something Swanky // 26. Eighteen25 // 27. Lolly Jane // 28. The Diary of Dave’s Wife // 29. Yellow Bliss Road // 30. Two Twenty One

    My Gift Up Close

    Click it Up a Notch giveaway
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    {affiliate links below}
    1. Canon EF 50mm 1.8 OR Nikon 50mm 1.8D
    The winner will ONE 50mm 1.8 either a Canon or Nikon depending the type of camera you have. This is the #1 lens I recommend to people starting out in photography. You can read more about why I love the 50mm 1.8 here.
    understanding exposure
    2. Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
    This is another one of those classic books every photographer needs on their bookshelf. It’s a great read.
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    3. Jennifer Fingerless Shooting Gloves
    These gloves are amazing for any photographer who wants to use their camera on a cold day. With winter right around the corner these are ideal. Honestly, they are perfect for those wanting to keep their hands warm but still use their iPhone as well.

    BONUS PRIZE:
    The Unexpected Everyday 650
    4. The Unexpected Everyday
    I know it isn’t pictured above but you will also win a copy of my very popular 30 day photography challenge – The Unexpected Everyday. Improve your photography while capturing the everyday moments of your child’s life with these easy to understand ebook.

    GIVEAWAY BANNER
    Giveaway open Nov 5-Nov 12 11:59pm EST. Open to US residents only. Read all the fine print here.
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    Don’t forget to “hop” to each blog above to enter their giveaways, too!

    2,054 Comments
    • Kae
      November 5, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photo-books! Whether it be the annual gift for the grandparents or the Scenery Bible verse books that I like to create. They are personal and incorporate the pictures I love taking.

      • Alyssa McGuire
        November 6, 2014 at 9:20 PM

        It wouldn’t let me comment during the entry. My favorite gift to give is family portrait sessions and to see the smiles on each family members face when they receive the photos :)

        • Tera Shaffer
          November 7, 2014 at 8:22 AM

          I love to give photo calendars to my family!

        • Holly Kay
          November 9, 2014 at 9:53 AM

          It wouldn’t let me make my own comment ther, but I love giving framed photos to people. They are simple and a nice thing for peoples homes.

          • Kaitlin
            November 11, 2014 at 2:49 PM

            I love gifting coffee mugs and coffee to go in the mug

      • Tracy H
        November 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

        My favorite gift to give is a cd with images in slideshow with a song that expresses the feeling of the photos.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:29 AM

      Books

      • November 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM

        I love to give away a family photo session for Christmas…the gift that keeps on giving <3

    • Teri Selbher
      November 5, 2014 at 7:35 AM

      I like to give activity gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:48 AM

      I love giving candles….so easy!

      • Ashley
        November 5, 2014 at 8:44 AM

        Candles! Who doesn’t love candles!?

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:53 AM

      i like to giveaway books

    • November 5, 2014 at 7:56 AM

      I like to give scarves!

    • Abishek
      November 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      I like to give away books

      • Whitney B
        November 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM

        It wouldn’t let me comment on the entry, but I love to give favorite books as gifts too!

    • joanna
      November 5, 2014 at 8:06 AM

      Homemade. I like the gift of prints . Hard prints!

    • Chris
      November 5, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      I love to give beautiful stationery and frames.

    • Carolyn
      November 5, 2014 at 8:11 AM

      Something homemade…always!

    • Nikki
      November 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Something homemade and something for the kitchen.

    • beth
      November 5, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      Love to give and receive homemade gifts or anything out of the ordinary!

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:22 AM

      Home crafted gifts that are meaningful to the recipients lifestyle.

    • Prissy
      November 5, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      Framed prints or a homemade quilt.

    • Emily
      November 5, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Something handmade or something baked from my kitchen.

    • Miriam Prantner
      November 5, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      Something that the person wants but wouldn’t buy themselves.

    • Amanda Sakovitz
      November 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      I love giving candles

    • Jessica Martinez
      November 5, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      My favorite thing to give is something that my kids and I have made ourselves. Whether it is food, crafts, photo-books or even cards with pictures in them, we like to take the time and really make things that will make the recipient understand that we tailored the gift especially towards them.

    • November 5, 2014 at 8:43 AM

      A book…for kids a book and a handmade quilt.

    • Melissa Keister
      November 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      My favorite gift to give is time.

    • Dianne
      November 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      I like giving games, the gift of fun.

    • Kristen
      November 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos and photo books.

    • Mandi
      November 5, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      I love to give away pictures of the kids or homemade gifts

    • Suzze
      November 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Books! Always books.

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      homemade cookies in a jar! Is there anything better than homemade cookies?

    • Cindy Grenade
      November 5, 2014 at 9:07 AM

      I love searching and finding the perfect Christmas ornament for the people on my Christmas list!

    • Chris Weber
      November 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      my time

    • Lauren E.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      I love giving funky gifts, like art pieces. Yeah, not very useful but I think its nice to give something unique

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      I love to give jewelry!

    • Natalie O.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      I like to give away homemade baked goods.

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

      I love giving handmade gifts or gifts that I’ve ordered from Etsy – support small businesses!

    • Crystal A.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      It depends on the person, but I love giving something that the other person would never have bought themselves.

    • Amanda
      November 5, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      books or something handmade

    • Andrea D.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM

      I love giving cookies or bars.

    • Andrea W
      November 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      I like to give something I know they have wanted, and maybe didn’t ask for.

    • Jessica Bittner
      November 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a handmade, photo ornament. I love making them for family members and friends, using a special picture of them from the previous year. Such a sweet keepsake that means more and lasts longer than traditional gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      I enjoy giving away homemade items, whether it be quilts, pie filling, jam, wreaths, or sugar scrubs. I think it means more than a storebought item because time is a precious commodity.

    • November 5, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      To the grandparents, I love giving photobooks . All the pictures I take of my kids published in a hardback book. It’s their favorite. For people who dont need to be overwhelmed with a year’s worth of my kids faces, I love giving books suited to their preferences.

    • Stephanie
      November 5, 2014 at 9:41 AM

      Bath & Body Works

    • Bakir
      November 5, 2014 at 9:43 AM

      People like things that can be educational…so the books are my first option every time!

    • Stephanie
      November 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I love to give family unbaked frozen cookies. That way they can have hot cookies anytime!

    • Tara
      November 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      I love giving books!

    • Deana Stephens
      November 5, 2014 at 9:48 AM

      I love giving home baked goodies!

    • KarenH
      November 5, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      I love to make homemade gifts when I have time!

    • Danyiel J
      November 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Stationary, pretty envelopes and paper!

    • Michelle Smith
      November 5, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      I love giving handmade. This year I am making wreaths

    • Rachel
      November 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Anything with a personal touch. I love gift giving!

    • Amanda S
      November 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Something homemade!

    • Julie B.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      Homebaked goodies!!

    • Renee Johnson
      November 5, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      Homemade gifts!!

    • Allison T.
      November 5, 2014 at 9:58 AM

      I love giving gifts that someone wouldn’t buy for themselves. My stepmom does amazing stocking stuffers this way- that pricey kitchen tool that you wanted but it would have been a splurge, the Essie nail polish that is $8 and you keep passing by thinking “I don’t need to spend $8 on nail polish. I could put that towards something we really need.”, or the beautiful notepaper that is completely unnecessary but you automatically write more letters now that you have it. Massage gift cards, mani/pedis…the things that give you small joy or relaxation or happiness that you don’t always do for yourself!

      The camera lens is a perfect example for me…I love taking pictures with my iPhone and have wanted to take a photography class. And get a real camera! It might be the tail wagging the dog, but winning a great lens would put “nice camera” at the top of my list this year. :-)

    • iamalighthouse
      November 5, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      I love giving something handmade!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      something handmade!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      I kind of love choosing new pajamas out for my kids each Christmas.

    • Diann
      November 5, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      Homemade and personal gifts are my favorite to give away.
      I love to see their faces when they realize it was handmade especially for them. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      I love to give homemade gifts.

    • Bartosz
      November 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      I like giving gifts, that person will genuinely like and not sell on Ebay next day. ;)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a random gift. Not a gift because it’s “required” due to a certain holiday. But that one gift you saw somewhere that made you think of a person and got it for them just because.
      Those are the best to give and to receive!

    • Erin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      Something I made

    • Kaela
      November 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      I like to give homemade gifts!

    • Luz
      November 5, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      Homemade and customized gifts!

    • Karen Padilla
      November 5, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      I like to give them a few of their favorite things and write it out in the form of a letter to that person about a Day in the Life of…I work the favorite things into the story/letter and present them with those things.

    • Kristen
      November 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      I love giving books, especially to children. I love the idea that I’m giving a child a doorway to a whole new world to explore.

      I also enjoy giving handmade jewelry. This year I might also give some “recipes in a jar” with ingredients layered decoratively in a glass mason jar.

    • Ree
      November 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      Hugs! Or homemade treats, but definitely hugs!

    • Andi S
      November 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      Fav gift to give is something personal, handmade, thoughtful, and full of love!

    • Bianca
      November 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      My favorite gift to give is usually a canvas or photobook of photos I’ve taken that mean something to the receiver.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      wine :)

    • kelly
      November 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      Books or amazon gift cards.

    • Laura Gallagher
      November 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      I like to give the gift of printed and framed photos. Or anything that has pictures of memories a calendar, book, cup, etc.

    • Jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      Food! I love getting and giving really yummy food!

    • Phyllis
      November 5, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      My favorite gift to give out is hosting a Reindeer Games Brunch for my family. We all dress in PJS, play games (even adults participate), eat to our hearts content, and then take pictures in a “photo booth” complete with props. My family isn’t one to be goofy, but at this brunch we share SO many laughs that it’s now been a gift to do every year.

    • Catherine
      November 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      I like things that are personalized – – jewelry, photos, themed baskets

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      wine ;)

    • April
      November 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      I love to give homemade gifts…especially handmade photo gifts in a fun display :)

    • Racquel
      November 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Anything handmade

    • Cristina
      November 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      I enjoy giving out makeup. I love it and assume everyone else does too! ;)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Gifts personalized especially for the person.

    • Kendra
      November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      I love to give practical gifts. For baby showers I make a basket if all the things we have used the most with our girls and explain how we use them (i.e. we use a lingerie bag to wash socks and bibs). I also really like to out together baskets of themed goodies. :)

    • beth clark
      November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      I love to give baskets with a theme.

    • Jenny
      November 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos, because they last forever! And I love photos!

    • marcy griffin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are things that are unexpected that are dear to someone’s heart. Things like a bookmark with a favorite bible verse, a special picture I have been able to rescue and restore, something that brings back happy memories.

    • Vanessa Figueroa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      I’ll be doing more handmade gifts this year but I’ve always tried to give personalized gifts with names and/or date.

    • Theresa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Something for the recipients hobby or collection.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      My favorite giveaway is dinner with a friend or family I don’t get to see enough or a mini-photography session bc photos are so important to me – I want to give the gift of memories .

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:10 AM

      Depends on the person I’m giving the gift to, but something I know they want but didn’t ask for!

    • Ella
      November 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      I love to give gifts made by hand. Quilts, clothes, photos, anything. They mean more because they took time.

    • Kristin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      Something handmade!

    • Maria
      November 5, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      I love to give something that I know the recipient will love and probably would not get for themselves.

    • Sara
      November 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM

      I love giving loved ones framed photos that I’ve taken of them, especially to my parents or in-laws if they’re pictures with my kiddos with them.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      The 50 1.8 – Freelensing goodness!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      A local inn & farm makes the most amazing lavender salve that I love to give to women needing a little tlc.

    • Ann
      November 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      I love to give gifts that center around photos…a canvas, collage, etc.

    • Amanda B.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:13 AM

      I love to give anything that I know that person needs and can’t afford themselves or wouldn’t normally do for themselves.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I try to give something personal to the recipient. I like to pay attention & really know what they’d love

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I love buying friends and family small gifts that help them in little ways. For instance, my mother in law’s necklaces always get tangled when we travel, so I found a great little jewelry pouch for her to put them in so they stay organized.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I like to give gifts that require a lot of thought. Something that I know the other person will love and/or use, which is unique to each person.

    • Christie Kretsinger
      November 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      I might tape everything with #19

    • Lynsay
      November 5, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      Framed photos I took!

    • Patsy Lander
      November 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      I love giving my time…my time to my 4 year old grandson, Whitten, who loves to spend the purple days on his calendar, at the “farm,” with his Nannie and Poppie. I love giving time to my 19 year old grandson, Kyler, who has lived with us since he was in 3rd grade. I love giving time to my children for whatever they need me for. Time for my mother in law who resides at a local nursing home. Time to all the great little families and kiddos that I photograph. There is no better gift than the gift of time!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      Homemade items are the best.

    • Ashley
      November 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      I love giving printed pictures!

    • Lisa S
      November 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      I like to give time doing the recipient’s favorite activity.

    • Tracy Brewer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      My favorite thing to give is anything homemade!

    • Magan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Photo books.

    • Dixie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      I love to give a quality vintage item that matches a family member’s likes and interests.

    • SarAh
      November 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Cookies!

    • debbie minter
      November 5, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Cookbooks

    • Mindy Kral
      November 5, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      I love to give stationary as a gift!

    • McCaulie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      My favorite gift to give is either something completely unexpected that you know the person will love…or something handmade!

    • Danielle Gomes
      November 5, 2014 at 10:19 AM

      Favorite gift? Books and something to go with the theme of the book.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      Books, or my photographs of course!

    • MacKenzie Shirk
      November 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      Anything homemade! preferably bags and purses

    • Rachael M
      November 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      I love to give gifts that I made, it is my way of showing love. Acts of service is my love language…so, generally that plays a part in gift-giving for me.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      Candles and books

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something based off know the recipient. Something that proves I listen.

    • Carolyn Hamilton
      November 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Books, books, books!!

    • Jenny T
      November 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Soap & Glory Products

    • Erica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      My favorite, honestly, is getting to give toys to my kids, nieces, and nephews. I think it is so fun!

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway. My favorite gift to give is a gift the person will love. A thoughtful gift.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Something meaningful

    • Andrea
      November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Personalized photo books or framed photos. Scented candles are another good gift!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      Homemade spice mixes!

    • Jamie Hunt
      November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are homemade gifts! Usually involving pictures of my kids :-)

    • san
      November 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

      I love to give homemade gifts – photo books, canvas prints, etc!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      I love giving gifts with meaning and sentimental value!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      Something personal that they may not buy for themselves

    • Sonsera
      November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      I love to give homemade baked goods!

    • Rebecca
      November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade…candles, bath or beauty products, jewelry

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      I love giving books or a gift bag, with thoughtful and meaningful content.

    • Jasmine
      November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      My favorite gift to give is personalized items with a picture like a mug with the grandchildren on it for grandma those sorts of things:)-

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade gifts- sugar body scrubs, cookie/cake mix ingredients on a jar, photos on canvas

    • Allison B
      November 5, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      I love giving homemade gifts, like personalized cards or bread!

    • Carina
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      My favourite gift to give is something that makes me think of that person. When I’m out shopping rather than asking the person what they want and just buying that, I try to find something that I think they will love and that makes me think of them.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      My favorite gift is something knitted.

    • Flo L
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something creative. Knowing what the person likes and then putting something together for them…books, a scarf, favorite recipe etc….

    • Michelle
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I like to give books!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      My favorite gift to give is the gift of love! :)

      After that is chocolate! Chocolate just makes life better ;)

    • Erin chung
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      i love giving gifts when the other person isn’t expecting. Birthdays, and anniversaries are special but receiving something that they didn’t expect is precious. I gave my go to photographer a necklace with pendant that looks like her business logo.

    • ellenandnolan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I love to gift bath and body hand soaps and frames with photos..

    • Tracy S
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Every Christmas we give our family calendars for the upcoming year with pictures of our family from the prior year….everyone loves them!

    • CJ Barstow
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I love giving wine as a gift, along with pretty wine stem markers!

    • paola
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Love to give framed photos or books. or an experience type gift rather than a “thing”.

    • Sherri
      November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I love to give candles!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      I love to give whatever I know that person appreciates…:)) But I do love sharing my photography work when I can!

    • Iris
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      photo calendars with pics of grandkids :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      My favorite gift to give is the one that the person wouldn’t splurge on for themselves!

    • Mel
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      I sew so I love to give handmade gifts.

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Like so many of you, I love to give photobooks–especially as a surprise. They are such wonderful gifts for out of town family, especially to remember our fun times when we are able to be together.

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Photo books

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade. I love making no sew blankets.

    • Lisa Kottmann
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Anything handmade! :)

    • rachel
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      My favorite gift can’t be narrowed down to a particular item. I like giving that one thing someone will really enjoy or really wants. It warms my heart to see the genuine smile of enjoyment rather than the gratefulness of something I think is a good gift but they may not really like or want.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      I like to make food hampers for gifts, personalising the items based on what I know they like.

    • Ruth Griffeth
      November 5, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Since my boys are older we like to give something handmade, this year I am actually buying for one of my sons “family” they just had a baby, so I want to get them something special. And my oldest loves gift Cards, and my youngest is into music. These and too eachother are the ones we buy.

    • Domanique
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      Anything hand crafted ie sewing cooking baking.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love giving photographs.

    • Brenda Dean
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      My favorite gift is a homemade goodie from my kitchen. Every year it’s different.

    • Bridget Nolan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love giving photo gifts and wine!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love to give gift cards – because then I give one of my favorite gifts – the gift of shopping!

    • Katie M
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love to give free photo shoots! I love to make my friends feel beautiful, and I also love to take and edit photos, so it’s a win-win!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I LOVE to give books!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love knitting gifts for my family and friends…scarves, hats, mittens, socks! <3

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      My favorite gift to give is the gift of pictures. Every day you can be reminded about the things around you that are special.

    • Alison
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love to give candles and scented soaps and lotions.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      Scarves and books!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love giving homemade gifts. My sister and I make eachother gifts each year and it is so much fun.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love giving anything homemade. It’s important that the receiver know I put effort into the gift to make them feel extra special

    • Emily Martin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      Homeade caramel corn!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      I love to give gifts of all kinds. This year it is pictures because we moved out of state and away from our family.

    • Chelsea Salazar-Casson
      November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      My favourite gifts to give are usually homemade, either baked goodies or pictures of the kids to family. I also love giving people the unexpected, like I gave my Dad a Go-Pro Camera in August because he was going fishing on the ocean and using his little camera phone just wasn’t as safe as being able to strap a camera to your person. It wasn’t for any particular occasion, just a because I wanted to gift. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      My favorite is gift to give is anything that makes someone smile, revisits a memory and creates a lasting impression. Example, my Mom and I took an amazing car trip to Newfoundland, so the gift I created for her was a 60 page photo and memory book of our trip.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I love giving photo gifts for Christmas! It seems like these days, most people don’t print out photos anymore, it is always digital! I love printing out the best photos from the year and finding neat ways to present them with family members!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I love giving essential oils as gifts!!

    • Rod Best
      November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      This year I think it will be either a personalized calendar with my photographs or a framed print of one of my photographs.

    • Anisha
      November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I love giving something hand-made or something that they’ll use everyday.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I love giving books, and handmade gifts.

    • Ashley Amundsen
      November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade food. Whether it be jam, homemade bread or cookies, or anything else. I love to cook and enjoy sharing my love of cooking with others.

    • Elisha
      November 5, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      I love to give homemade gifts, including candies and cookies!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      My favorite gift to give is books for both young and old.

    • marybeth levy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I love giving home made gifts or semi home made gifts. It makes it feel more special

    • Laura
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I love to give framed pictures or photo books!

    • Julie Shannon
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I love giving canvas wraps for gifts.

    • Mollie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Anything handmade! Each person has different interest and I love giving something personal and unique!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Anything homemade is my favorite gift to give!

    • Lauren Herrell
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I make myself. Whether it be a tasty loaf of homemade bread or a handpainted piece of art, I think people know right away it came from the heart :)

    • Bethany K
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      My favorite gifts to give is something handmade, personal, or unexpected. The favorite gift I’ve ever been able to give is a huge Craftsman toolbox given to my husband as a college graduation gift. We were really struggling financially to get him through college and I sold various handmade items on the side, secretly saving as much as I could. His hobby is buying, fixing, and selling cars…it got us through his college career without having to take out any student loans! He was THRILLED with the toolbox and uses it almost every day when he gets home from his desk job to tinker out in the garage for awhile. :)

    • Michelle
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      A mix of practice and fun consisting of bracelets, favorite pens, type writer poems and notebooks all tied up with brown paper are usually my favorite to put together for a friend.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I like to give my photos as gifts and sometimes other hand made items.

    • Meghan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I love to give photo calendars – it’s like a new gift each month!

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      I love to give books as gifts, especially to children.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something the receiver wouldn’t spend money on for herself. Stuff for pampering like candles, socks, etc. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    • Joy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      I love to give something home aid

    • Amber
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      My favorite gift to give are homemade photo crafts! Who doesn’t enjoy a good homemade gift with all the love and creativity thatbgoen into it?!!

    • Kelli
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Something that comes from the heart and leaves lasting memories. Photos, kids artwork, stuff like that to family.

    • Becky Corbin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade goodies. Many people don’t have time to bake, etc. and a plate of cupcakes or box of cookies is always appreciated. At the holidays I make 30-35 kinds of cookies and the assorted cookie plates are a hit!!

    • Wendy F
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Homemade goodies or candles.

    • Shauna
      November 5, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      I love giving anything handmade. I make candles, bath salts and I crochet mostly. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I like to give homemade goodies. I have a conversation starter jar that I’ve been giving away and it’s been a huge hit. I also give away my photography to families who can’t afford to get family photos done and to teenage moms who want newborn photos of their little peanuts.

    • Tina B
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      My Fav gift to give is something personalized!

    • lyeshia
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I love to give handcrafted gift. people love that you thought that much to customize something for them

    • Julie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I love giving away cookies and coffee!!!

    • Brandi
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      My favourite gift to give is time – doing things that are meaningful & important to the person. Taking them somewhere, doing something for them, etc

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      my favorite gift to give is something handmade specially for each individual, whether it’s a scarf, photo book, or box of chocolates.

    • Joy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I love to give something home made.

    • jeannette
      November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      i love to give homemade marshmallows!! they always go over so well!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I love to give books, especially to children.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      I love giving things that will be appreciated and valued. Surprisingly, ‘time’ is very high in that list.

    • Lois Grimm
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      My favorite gift to give is gift certificates for sessions.

    • Erin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Inspirational art made by me!

    • Devyn Pulliam
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Something I made or created are my favorite type of gifts to give – whether it’s a picture/collage, a crocheted blanket or scarf, or some baked goodies. I love thinking about each person and creating something just for them!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      that lens is on my wish list, so fingers crossed here! i love to give clothing, and i’m really good at it. my stepfather says i’m the only one who gives him clothes he’ll actually wear.
      thanks,
      b

    • Randi
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      I love giving useful items, whether it’s a personalized art bin filled with supplies to a budding artist, or a fun tumbler with something that the receiver loves. Thanks!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something meaningful between me and the person I’m giving it to. It’s always different, but it makes it so much more personable!

    • Alma
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      I like to give things that I’ve made.

    • Madigan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      I love to give handmade gifts, and photo prints… Especially on cool materials like wood, metal, and fine art papers :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      My favorite gift to give is Gallery Wrapped Photos to family members & clients alike!
      Starbucks gift cards are always a good idea as well!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I love giving mini accordion albums as gifts. They’re small little treasures. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      My favorite gift to give is heartwarming photos. I love to catch candid moments that show true emotions of love and laughter and then give those as photo gifts, like canvas prints, photo books etc.

    • Gina
      November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I love giving photo books of my children to family.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      Photos and handmade knitting. :)

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      Pictures! I also love making cookies and giving them away to family, friends and neighbors.

    • Bridgette
      November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I love giving people things that I make. There is something special to me about receiving or giving handmade gifts. It lets you know that there was more thought put into the gift.

    • Kim
      November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      Kitchen items, photographs or meals are my favorite gifts!

    • Sarah Luczak
      November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I love to give away homemade food!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      I love giving photos or homemade gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love to give photo related gifts, like a calender with self made photo’s or a giftcard so someone can create something whit one of their favorite pictures.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Great giveaway! My favorite gift to give is the one special item on the person’s list.

    • Shakhan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I’ve created with the receiver in mind…photos, art, crafts, gift basket…whatever the receiver likes I try to incorporate it into my gift.

    • Brandie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love finding clever ways to to handmade gifts with photos.

    • Samantha
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love giving handmade gifts or gift baskets.

    • Ali
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are those which I’ve made myself. There’s so much more to be said about a gift that you’ve invested yourself in!

    • Jo-Anne Keyte
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      Photo gifts

    • barbara
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love giving ‘experiences’ — tickets to the theater, a dinner out, a concert…something fun to look forward to and enjoy in the future.

    • Tug Record
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love to make paper, wood, and photo gifts, although my son prefers adventure gifts. His favorite was the day he spent racing formula 1 cars at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma.

    • Shawna
      November 5, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      I love giving homemade gifts, yummy goodies, and sentimental photographs (with frames to go with!)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      My favorite gifts to give away is anything handmade. I love embroidery and hand stitching so I often make pillows as gifts with beautiful stitchery and embellishments. Now that I am into photography, I am thinking of ways to incorporate some of my photos into my gifts. Maybe turn a photo into a card to give to my gift recipient along with the handmade gift

    • Naomi Salazar
      November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I love to give coffee mugs that express someone’s personality & homemade crafts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      My favorite gift to give are handmade calendars. I make six a year for grandparents, aunts and uncles, and some special friends. I do it as a “look back” on the previous year. Every recipient who gets them absolutely love the gifts and I absolutely love to make them!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I like to give the gift of gathering. Food. Drink. and company. Time flies and we don’t get to see as much of each other as we’d like. So, I like to have an annual party and invite all my friends and family. And every year it gets a bit bigger. I make lots of food and punch. I take lots of photographs and share them with all the guests. A lot of the time it will be the only day some of us see each other all year!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are hand made items!

    • Bethany
      November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      Photos of my 3 beautiful children and homemade pumpkin bread :)

    • Donna
      November 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      I love to give something hand-made or a practical gift like postage stamps or a gas gift card.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I love giving away the products from my home business but also FOOD. People love dry rubs for grilling their meats and they last a while too (but eventually get used up so no clutter).

    • Erica M.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I love giving the gift of good food! It’s something I always appreciate receiving and I think it’s so special to give something homemade.

    • Erica DiFruscio
      November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I LOVE giving gifts, especially creative ones. Handmade gifts are my favorite, they are unique and every time the person you gave it to uses it or looks at it it will remind them of you, i’ts something special, that no expensive gift can replace.

    • Roxany Raudales
      November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I like to give movies. Either my favorite so others can love it too, or new releases. Movies, especially comedies are a great gift in my opinion. I try not to give duplicates.

    • Lacy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I love to give gifts with photographs (albums, calendars, edited photos, etc), it always adds a personal touch that people enjoy.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I love to give away an unexpected framed image from a clients session

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I have started to make photo journals and love giving them. I really like blurb.com ‘s styles and the ease of making personalized books.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      Photobooks

    • Donya Grant
      November 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I love to give gifts that I’ve personally made in my kitchen (bread, pie, caramels), things I’ve crafted by hand (jewelry, sewn items, cards), or purchasing the perfect something I know the recipient is going to love. Giving gifts from my heart brings me great happiness and fills my bucket, so to speak.

    • Karen Lynch
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Gift baskets with my current favorites,

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      Framed pictures!

    • Alisha
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      I love to give homemade gifts. :)

    • Neath
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      homemade gift, it’s meaningful when i give something made by myself..

    • Jessica Rustin
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade and from the heart. I like to put my creativity to use during the holidays especially! With family I usually find my favorite photo from the year and create a unite frame to hold it.

    • Kara
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      I love photo gifts to give that are handmade such as mugs, notebooks, scrapbooks, magnets, etc.

    • JohAnna Diener
      November 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

      My favorite thing to give is homemade items.

      This year everyone will be getting my famous worlds best banana bread and fresh honey from my father-in-law’s bees!

    • Laura S
      November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I love to make and give desserts to my friends!

    • Rhiannon Hardesty
      November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      My favorite gift to give is decorated cookies and a coffee gift card.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I love to give something original – either my photography – or artwork – or a craft I have made especially for that person! Since I do most of my art from my photography it is a double special piece.

    • Kasey
      November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I love to give homemade items or something I know the person really wants.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      my favorite gift to give is something for the home like a picture frame or a decoration. I know a lot of times when it comes to spending my own money, decorations are categorized into wants instead of needs and often get passed by. I feel like I should be spending my money on needs. I like to help other people with this in case they do the same thing.

    • Ashley W
      November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      My favorite gift to give is anything homemade.

    • Dawn Jones
      November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I love to give photo calendars to the grandparents!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Framed photos

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Already made photo books

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      I love finding the perfect gift for someone. I start searching the day after Christmas.

    • Lisa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gift to give are those that are home made, that mean something. I really enjoy crafting and photography and find that people love something a little more when there’s some real love behind it!

    • Tanya
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade – last year I went through old videos from the 50s of when my grandparents were expecting my mom. Lots of happiness. I freeze framed, copied & made her a framed collage of photos of her parents being happy before she entered the world.

    • Jessica Baughman
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Handmade baked goods!

    • Kel Kendall
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      I love giving a gift that has more of an experience with it – like tickets to a show, gift certificate to a great restaurant or a massage.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gift to give is anything handmade – I just gave two customized metal stamped cake serving sets for wedding gifts, and I love using etching cream to make personalized pie pans or mason jars!

    • Joy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      I love giving home-baked goods or anything I know the person really wants or likes.

    • Ang
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Homecrafted from food to photos, wood goodies to recipes . . . a little of everything has come from Mom!

    • Lindsay Detrick
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      Baked goods (homemade)!
      I usually do a big batch of pizzelle cookies, truffles, sugar cookies and nut rolls.
      You can never go wrong with baked goods. :)

      • Lindsay Detrick
        November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

        oh… and every year I take, print and frame a picture of our family for our immediate relatives. :)

    • Kimberly S.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are things that are unexpected that are dear to someone’s heart. Things like a bookmark, photo with scripture bible verse, a special picture, usually I find a book or photo or even a free photo shoot since Im just learning and Ill have something to give to them like a photo gift!

    • Kari
      November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gifts are homemade and usually involve pictures – photo books, key chains, homemade wrapping paper, etc.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos or photobooks. Memories are worth more than anything for most :)

    • Gina
      November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      I like to give gift cards to places like the Children’s museum or the zoo.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      I love baking so giving away and sharing all the baked goodies I make is a lot of fun for me!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      Prints and Photobooks!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      I love to give books!

    • Maranda Stuhr
      November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      My favorite gift to give are usually books!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a home made one from the heart. There’s nothing like one made specifically for the person you are giving it to :) And one of my favorite home made items are pictures!

    • Heather R
      November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      I like to give photo books or gifts.

    • Marlene Hale
      November 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      books

    • Jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      I love to give any gift that I know someone will truly love. It is so easy to grab a gift card, but giving something thoughtful is such a great feeling.

    • Sandi
      November 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Books or picture frames

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      I give framed photos whenever appropriate. Books I have enjoyed are also a go-to gift.

    • Donna
      November 5, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade. It’s so much fun to create something personal to give away.

    • Marisa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      I love to give handmade stuff!

    • Whitney
      November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      I love to give others crafts I made

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      I love giving one of a kind art pieces that are created by local artists. That is my favorite gift to give.

    • Sharon H
      November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos, of course! This year I plan to give a collage to each of my children of photos taken during our white water rafting trip. It doesn’t matter that I didn’t take the photos, well, not too much anyway. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open the gift!!

      PS, that lens is on my photography wish list!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      I like giving handmade gifts and printable art work.

    • Jill
      November 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM

      I love giving photos! =)

    • Crystal
      November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      I love giving gifts to my son’s teachers – we appreciate them so much!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      I love giving books. But no matter what I give I love it to be wrapped beautifully!

    • Rebecca Muller
      November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      I love to give homeade gifts or anything that holds a special meaning.

    • Lorraine Campbell
      November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Books

    • Helen
      November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      I love giving books and cookies!

    • Stacey
      November 5, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Handmade items. I do a lot of crafting. :) I also love to give (and get!) Amazon gift cards, lol.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      I like to give photo books and cards made with photographs I have taken.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      I love to give homemade baby gifts! I do rag quilts and crocheted blankies!

    • Brittany
      November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      movies, candles and comfy socks

    • Sarah Rinehart
      November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      My favorite gift to give are DIY gifts. :)

    • Lindsey Parker
      November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      I love to give warmth… Hats, gloves,scarves!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      I love to do themed gift baskets…Like Game Night or Movie Night!!

    • Holly Davis
      November 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      I love giving handmade gifts. They could be bath, beauty, ornaments, or even food. If I give something else I really try to fit the gift to the personality of the recipient.

    • Dawn
      November 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      photo calendars

    • Kristi
      November 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Photo books….I just never have time to make them :(

    • Michelle Green
      November 5, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      Chocolate!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      My favorite gift to give is CALENDARS! Every year I make calendar for my parents and in-laws for them to look back and cherish memories during the year. They love it and it’s a traditional now:)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I have made my self :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      If I have time, I love to give away handmade gifts. But some other favorite gifts I love to give are scarves, candles, or personalized stationary!

      SO excited about this giveaway!!

    • Bonnie Schulert
      November 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos, photo books, photo calendars…anything photo! You can’t go wrong!

    • Dani
      November 5, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      I like to give handmade gifts- things that have thought put into them and can’t be bought at Target. Although I do love Target!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      One of my favorite gifts to give is photo books, but in general I love it when I find the perfect thing for someone…no matter what that is.

    • Felicity
      November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      I love to give something I’ve knit! :)

    • Missy McDaniel
      November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      MOnogrammed or personalized gifts

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something that I made. It makes it feel more personal.

    • brenley davis
      November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      photo calendars and photo books!

    • S^3
      November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      I love to give handmade!

    • Tami D
      November 5, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      Homemade anything: food, crafts, etc.

    • Valerie W
      November 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I’ve made. Blankets, scarves, food!

    • Teresa
      November 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      Pictures! Of the person receiving the gift ;)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      I love giving people unique journals I find or make specifically for them.

    • Kelly
      November 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      I love to give photos and homemade cheese straws!!

    • jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      i love to give handmade things. I sew so its usually something sewn!

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      My favorite gift to give is the hand knit items I make.

    • Kim
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I like to give homemade gifts, usually using photos.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I love giving framed pictures as gifts. I think this is a meaningful gifts that my friends and family love. :)

    • Ashley
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      My favorite gift to give are handmade.

    • Kristen
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I love I give calendars especially now that you can add photos on specific dates! It helps grandparents remember special dates

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      Warm, fuzzy socks!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are framed pictures that I know will put a smile on someone’s face!!

    • Deborah
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      Every year we give personalized photo calendars with pictures of our boys to all of the grandparents (and I do mean all – our boys still have great-grandparents that get them too). Everyone loves them, or at least pretends to. For others who don’t want our kids’ faces plastered on their walls, I love giving books the most.

    • Becky
      November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      My favorite hobbies are photography and baking. Neighbors always get baked goods and my parents anxiously await their photo books every year.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:50 AM

      I believe that food is the way to someone’s heart :-). So I enjoyed baking things for friends but I think my favorite thing is to surprise a friend at work with their favorite coffee drink to keep them going. Everyone is always so thrilled!

    • Elizabeth
      November 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are photos. Thank you for offering this great giveaway!

    • Meghan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      I love giving things that I’ve handmade as gifts. Always seems a lot more love goes into it.

    • Monica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      I love to giving photo books/collages, especially to grandparents.

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      I like to give people things they wouldn’t normally buy for themselves!

    • Danielle
      November 5, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      I love to give food, maybe because they can enjoy it right then ☺

    • Lara B.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      My favorite gift to give is any type of food that i have made from scratch and put lots of time and love into making!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      I love to giveaway home made items

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a bundle of little goodies specific to that person. IE for my sis it would be some gourmet hot chocolate packs, a book, some essie nail polish, and some really great lotion.

    • Rebecca Muller
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      I love to give homeade gifts that hold a special meaning.

    • Marsha
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      I love to give away photo books…

    • Chelsea Malan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      Photo calendar!

    • Amber
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      I love to give gifts that show you have taken the time and thought about what the person wants/needs/likes. I also like to print out pictures to tape on the wrapping instead of using tags or writing on them. I’m the only one in the family who does this, so everyone knows who they are from, and the younger kids who can’t read yet can help had out presents during Christmas because they can see who the present is for!

    • angie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      Books and gift cards :)

    • jenny comer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      FOOD !!

    • Katie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      I like to give pictures as gifts!

    • Jenny Kramersmeier
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      useful gifts – every one appreciates those! :)

    • Christine Csaky
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade, particularly gifts made from photos that I have taken.

    • Erica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Books! Especially for kids. Timeless gift.

    • Tami
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Candy

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      My favorite gift to give varies from person to person. I really try to think through gifts and not get just random things.

    • Lauren
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      I’m loving this because I don’t have a “usual” gift. I’m horrible at giving, and this is inspiration.

    • Veronica
      November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Every year I love to bake cookies. I give my family members free family pictures and cookies. They love these gifts because they are priceless and yummilicious!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      I like to give meaningful gifts. Something we have talked about earlier in the year and maybe that person forgot about or a picture from years back with why I love that person and how blessed I am to have them in my life.

    • Bobbie
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      My favorite gift to give is is something that really fits the persons personality. Something meaningful or funny!

    • Pam C
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I have made or something that someone would not go out and buy themselves.

    • ellinor
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      I love to give someone something I’ve created for them, like a photo book.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      I enjoy giving photography in different forms as gifts.

    • Susan
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Candles and lotions.

    • Andrea
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      Photographs, usually of the person’s pet or pets and homemade dog biscuits.

    • Sher
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      My favorite gift to give is framed pictures or gifts that have meaning to them.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      I love to give things that are a total surprise!

    • danielle S
      November 5, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      my favorite gifts to give are homemade gifts, sewn gifts or any thing photo related

    • Debra
      November 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Canvas prints! And honestly…ANYthing! I love to give. My husband would say too much! :)

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      I love giving handmade items. Sometimes I make them or I’ll buy them locals from other crafters.

    • Jennifer Whittig
      November 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Framed photos of our children!

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade baby quilts.

    • karen
      November 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      something homemade! (esp photobooks!)

    • Lauren
      November 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      I LOVE giving friends and family books and a coffee or hot chocolate set. Get them all ready to snuggle up with a good book!

    • Annie S.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      I love giving away my time to clients that have a terminal illness. Being able to capture those special loving moments for families in a time that is also difficult for them is so rewarding.
      I love gifting my clients with an extra special surprise from their session!
      For children, instead of toys I love giving children books!
      Thank you for this giveaway!! <3 Those gloves are adorable!

    • Diane
      November 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      I love to give away personal craft made projects. This year for the holidays will be Wine Cork Christmas trees!!

    • Becky Misner
      November 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM

      My favorite gift is picture frame complete with a photo memory.

    • Amy S.
      November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      My favorite gift to give is pampering items – we often put ourselves last, so little indulgences are the best.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      My favorite gift to give are any kind of homemade gifts. I just always hope the people receiving them appreciate them as much as I enjoy making them. :-)

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      I love giving away homemade vanilla extract!

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      I love giving Polaroid!

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      I love to give food gifts – yummy food brightens anyone’s day and it’s not one more thing hanging around their house.

    • Sheryl Kuipers
      November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      I love taking pictures for my family and giving them all to them. I also take pictures of all my girls sporting events and I love posting them for all the girls. It’s just a simple gift I can give to make people smile.

    • Sheri
      November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      My favorite gift to give is framed photos or gifts that have some meaning behind them.

    • Cindy
      November 5, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      Something they want. Something they need. Something to read!

    • Brenda
      November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      I love giving canvas art of the best pictures I have taken…

    • Lauren
      November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      As a SAHM and aspuring photographer, I truly appreciate you sharing all of your valuable knowledge, and I’ll be sharing your article with my husband. ;-)
      I love to give practical gifts specific to each person, or anything photo related…especially now that I have such a cute subject in my one year old son.

    • JoAnne
      November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      I love to print out my photographs because I’m afraid everyone’s digital memories will be lost over time.

    • November 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      LOVE to give photos on canvas

    • jdbbella
      November 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Probably one of the candles that I personally love and have in my own home.

    • Angela Buckner
      November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      I love to give framed prints or canvases that I usually sneak to capture throughout the year!

    • Loretta
      November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      I love giving homemade food because it’s something that’s always appreciated!

    • Kayce
      November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are photo gifts (books, albiums, ornaments, etc.) and/or homemade products (lotions, scrubs, etc).

    • Lindsey
      November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      I love giving something that’s personal, like a photo print that I’ve created, or something custom, like the most adorable pair of little kids’ chaps that I make by hand…

    • Vanessa
      November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a photograph.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      My favorite gift to give is always a book.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      Picture frames

    • Andrea
      November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      The unexpected.. just because I was thinking of you gift.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      Photos are my absolute favorite gift to give!

    • Michaela
      November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      handmade gifts!

    • Adrianne D
      November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I’ve made. It typically ends up being a photograph. :) But something I created means so much more than something I purchased.

    • Anna
      November 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

      My love and a warm cup of hot chocolate!

    • Brandee T.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      I love to give gifts that are fun and useful…handmade pottery serving pieces for my MIL, lap trays for my nephews, etc.

    • Colleen
      November 5, 2014 at 11:02 AM

      Homemade baked goods…breads, granola, cookies, fudge and a nice tea/coffee selection to go with it!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      I always love to gift a book. Books have the potential to change your life, your world, your vision. I’ve treasured every book I’ve been given.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      My favorite gift to give is framed photograph!

      :)

    • Candace
      November 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Camera lens and books for sure. :) <3

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a framed photograph!

      :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Anything DIY that comes from the heart.

    • Erin Jones
      November 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      I love to give gifts that are homemade and personal. Taking pictures is one way that I do that. Giving gifts with the smiling faces of your loved ones is always welcomed and never returned. I also try to give gifts that are sentimental. My mom says she can always count on a “tear jerker” from me.

    • Amanda
      November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      I love giving something that I would love, a jacket, sweater, anything I wish I could keep for myself!

    • Stephen Palmer
      November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      my favorite gift is a family photo album of the best moments from the year – birthdays, days at the lake, Halloween – those days we remember fondly and say “yes, that was a fun year”

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      I love to give a book thoughtfully chosen for the receiver.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      I love giving any gift that has photos on them. (photo books, mugs/cups, blankets) I also like making homemade gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are homemade crafts that reflect their individuals personalities

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      I like to give away homemade sugar scrubs in cute little reclaimed jars.

    • Lori
      November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Homemade gifts, sugar scrubs, or cookie mixes. :-)

    • Valerie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Snickers fudge!!

    • April Beth
      November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Photo albums or books are always cute gifts.

    • Lena S
      November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Ever since I started taking pictures for my family, I love to give them presents that include photos I took for them. This year I created a photo album with the pictures I took for my sister-in-law of her family. I know she is going to cry Christmas morning!:)

    • Sara
      November 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

      Gift Certificates to new restaurants

    • Shannon P
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      I love to get my kids involved and we make baked goods and give to our neighbors and friends at school.

    • Kara
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      It depends on the person but I like to give people the gift of pictures if at all possible.

    • adela rodriguez
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      my gift would be to photograph and my time.

    • Rebecca
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      Books and coffee!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      I love giving homemade hand scrub!

    • Emma
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      I like to give meaningful gifts, so it varies from person to person. I just shot an engagement session for two of my friends, and I’m super excited to turn some of those photos into album art for a record I’m having made featuring their wedding music!

    • tanya
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      I love to give gifts that are unique to each person on my list.

    • Angela
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      The gift of time – uninterrupted and unconditional.

    • jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      I love giving homemade baked goods, everyone loves it! I also love giving photo gifts.

    • Meaghan
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      My favorite gift to give to someone is a book! I am a librarian so I love trying to find a book that they will love too. :)

    • Shelby
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      Homemade baked goods, wrapped up in cute packaging!

    • Fiona
      November 5, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something meaningful, from the heart, maybe homemade.

    • Rebeca Torres
      November 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      my favorite thing to give away are a few, but hugs are one I give every day! Makes my employees smile and feel loved.

      The other thing I LOVE to give away are books. I love reading and think people should read more.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      I love giving away anything handmade!

    • Kim B.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something that the recipient can experience, not a material object. Experiences create meaningful memories, which leads to more photo opps!! An example is a surprise family vacation!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      I always give handmade gifts, so we usually get together as a family and make something for everyone. It’s a lot of fun!

    • Kristy Z
      November 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      I love coming up with diy gifts.

    • Kari D
      November 5, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      Handmade crochet items. Or WINE!!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      I would love to win the Nikon 50mm

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are those that will give memories or a learning. Trips, outings, classes…etc. Being aware of what my husband and children are into or want to learn about helps me give the perfect gift.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      I love to give unique gifts that no one expects :) quirky fun things.

    • Whitney Rowland
      November 5, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      My favorite gift to give is food! I like to make beef jerky, quality homemade freezer meals, salsa, etc. I also love to give books: cookbooks, memoirs, photography books, novels… anything that I know will impact someone in a great way :)

    • Jessica Z.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      I love to give gifts with meaning. I think of what that person likes, and get a gift that I know they will love.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      I love to give homemade jellys and jams! its fun to make them all with my family!

    • Amanda J.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      I love giving my ABC Photography letters with the person’s last name. =)

    • Carrie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a collage of family photos from the year, individualized for each person.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      I love to give experiences, because you cannot erase memories :)

    • Andrea
      November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something that is really personalized to the individual. My father wanted sweatshirts with a breast pocket in them and I looked high and low until I found some. I had them shipped from Sweden-the shipping was more than the shirts!

    • Brianna Graham
      November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      Always something homemade!

    • Jessica Z.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      I love to give a gift with meaning. I think of what that person likes and get a gift I know they will love.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      I love to give the gift of PHOTOGRAPHY! Either frame a photo I’ve taken or offer to take photos :)

    • Lonnie M
      November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something hand made just for the recipient!

    • Ana Cray
      November 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      My favorite gift to give is candles and candy!

    • Tammy
      November 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      Bath products!

    • Amanda graves
      November 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      I like to give things that I know the person will like

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      Personalized, considering what the recipient needs or would enjoy.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      I love to give little gifts of things that I like to have to make the ordinary special….i.e. special post-its, little notebooks, things I find as I go…I love dollar bins, because they are random fun things…

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      My favorite gift to give are the ones I make homemade from the heart and creative mind.

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      My husband and I love to give anonymous gifts — especially when we know friends or family who could really use a little something special. It’s so fun to leave them with a sweet surprise!!

    • Tara
      November 5, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      I like to give large photo prints as a gift

    • ettiene
      November 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      My favorite thing to giveaway is scrapbook pages.

    • Amanda
      November 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      I love giving something that is personal. It’s doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, but it needs to mean something.

    • Nancy Yob
      November 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      I love to make and give photo books to my grandchildren!

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a photo session…lame, I know.

    • BJMRamage
      November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      favorite gift to give? We create a “Year-in-Review” Photo Book to hand out to family. It is really nice to watch their face as they flip through the book, reliving our family experiences in photos.

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a hug, especially when it is really needed. I also really love it when I find the perfect personal gift. The one thing I know the person receiving it would love, but would never buy for themselves.

    • Nicole
      November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      Usually a photo gift of some kind. A framed photo of a loved one, photo book, personalized calendar, or a home decor item handmade.

    • Stephanie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      My favorite gift to give is some kind of experience…a concert or theater tickets, an interesting class, or a membership to something like the zoo. I like to encourage people to get out and DO things that interest them.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      anything home made or crafty.. I love the holidays!

    • Kristen R
      November 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM

      Anything photo related!

    • Monica
      November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I love giving away DIY gifts ;)

    • Elizabeth B
      November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Homemade gifts are always the best gifts to give

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I love giving experiences as gifts! A trip to the spa or even a coffee date make for great presents.

    • Kristin
      November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I like to give personalized items.

    • Brittany Walker
      November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something that someone is super surprised. Something you geared them say when it was just their thought.

    • Jennifer Gibson
      November 5, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      I love to give homemade food gifts.

    • Leah holston
      November 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      I think my favorite gift is when I can giv away a session or sneak in a surprise gift from a session!

    • Krystal
      November 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      I love giving Photo books or collages as gifts. Perfect for family who cannot see the kids often.

    • Lilya
      November 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM

      I love to take pictures and love to send it to people if it is good and most exciting when they even not aware I took it.

    • Nicole
      November 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      Gifts home made as well as gifts that keep people busy

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      I love using my photos as gifts…whether framed, made into totes or blankets, etc.

    • Connie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      Gift certificates to favorite stores.

    • Wendy Farris
      November 5, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      I’ve recently discovered these amazing mini accordion books. They are fitting for any photo occasion and only about $20! Just a little something to keep in their purse or on a coffee table :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something home/handmade.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Homemade and personal gifts are the best to give. Either baked goodies I baked myself or framed photos I took that my friends like.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I love baking Christmas goodies and making a plate to give to all my close neighbors and friends.

    • Stella Paeglow
      November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I love to give gifts that show a person you know something about them instead of a generic gift. If a person loves cooking I may give them a cookbook with a basket of goodies they can cook with or if a person likes music I may give them tickets to a concert they like. I just love to see their faces when they open the gift. It just makes my heart smile.

    • Sandra Hudson-Knapp
      November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Donating to charities the recipient cares for.

    • Melissa Hemming
      November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I like to give home made gifts, or anything I think would be perfect for the receiver.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      I make handmade cards and love giving sets of them away at Christmas time

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Something homemade!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      I love to give handmade gifts. It makes the gift perfect and extra special.

    • laura Mc
      November 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      I like to give crafty picture projects. Calendars, picture collages, picture books.

    • Rebekah Thomas
      November 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something home made.

    • Natalie Clevenger
      November 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      I like giving the gift of my time: watching kids, helping with projects, cleaning etc.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a referral discount (which is a win-win for everyone involved) and my holiday gifts! I SO look forward to giving holiday gifts to my clients! It’s the time of year I truly get to express how much gratitude I have for them and how I know and appreciate that I wouldn’t be here without them!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      Books!

    • Velma
      November 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are handmade items. Last year I crocheted ear warmers and fingerless gloves. I have been working on this year’s gifts.

    • Kailin Richardson
      November 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      I like giving photo books and saying things that I love about the person on each page, too.

    • Heidi
      November 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Since I usually give gifts to my nieces and nephews the most, I love giving gifts of board or card games we can play together. When I give my husband a present, it is usually something we can go do together, like a beer tasting or amusement park tickets.

    • Tonya
      November 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Photo books :)

    • Bill Murray
      November 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Something that I’ve made myself usually something baked or a photograph I’ve taken.

    • Courtney
      November 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      My favorite gift to give is always handmade items! I love crafting!

    • Brianne
      November 5, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      I love giving gifts that are personal to the recipient. I love giving photo books to friends and family of all the photos i’ve taken with them over the year. That has been my favorite gift to give!

    • Christina Pelletier
      November 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      I love giving the gift of experiences. A trip to the zoo or aquarium especially to little ones I think instills a sense of wanderlust. I think both your time and creating new experiences with the ones you love and making new memories together is by far better than any toy you could possibly pick up. And the memories last a lot longer, just like capturing a picture.

    • Michele Gillo
      November 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      My favorite thing to give is memories in a book! scrap booking mixed with all candid shots from random times! I think those make the best gifts!

    • Denise E
      November 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      My favorite gift is usually a book, unless I know the person really well and have an idea of what they like.

    • Marissa Nicotra
      November 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM

      I love giving handmade ornaments with my son’s Christmas picture on it to family.

    • Kimberly
      November 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      Something that is very meaningful to that specific person. I LOVE giving gifts and seeing the smile on peoples faces!

    • Cara H
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I love giving photos, or specific gifts I know someone will use.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I love giving hand made only to people than can appreciate time and care in these gifts ( especially scrapalbum). To others books

    • Kimberlie L
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I love to give something that person wouldn’t buy themselves, like a nice scarf or something monogrammed.

    • Amber
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something I know the person will enjoy but will still be a surprise.

    • Jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Books… The best way to empower kids, take adults to new places or help you escape or thrive. Books!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I love to give anything hand made.

    • Jordan
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade!

    • Joy
      November 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something that comes from the heart, whether it’s something handmade, or something that I know the recipient would love but never would ask for, something that says I’ve thought about what would suit them perfectly.

    • Melanie F
      November 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Awww, this is SO sweet of you… thank you bunches! My fav gift to give are, of course, a great photo & a pretty frame.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      Photos or something personalized.

    • Natalie Monsen
      November 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      I love to give photo gifts. I enjoy taking pictures and sharing memories of the trip, the activity or whatever we are doing with those that are with us.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:31 AM

      I love to give (and get) nonfiction books!

    • Erica
      November 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      I love to give gifts that people are not expecting but something they would love to have!

    • Monica
      November 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      I like to make up gift “baskets” of all the things I know the gift recipient loves! It could be a mixture of fancy chocolates and treats, with teas and coffees, a candle, nice lotion and a new book (or kindle gift-card) or even a basket of craft beer, favorite snacks, a new dvd, cigar, lottery tickets and beef jerkey. ;)

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      I love to give away photo gifts. Its a personal gift and only I can give them this gift.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      I love giving away pictures in picture frames! I love it!

    • Andrea G.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      I love to give photos or other personalized gifts that let the person know I gave it some thought.

    • Rachel
      November 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      I love giving gifts that enhance the relationship. Words of encouragement, prints, camera coaching and babysitting are some of my favorites :).

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      Great gifts!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      I love to give photo books!

    • Krystal
      November 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      Time. Sometimes putting down my camera and being present in the moment with my family is the best gift.

    • Paula Mobley
      November 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade. I love sewing, quilting, & crafting — basically anything that involves fabric or fibers!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      I loved to give framed photos of my own work!

    • Jaclyn S
      November 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are specific to the recepient. I love thinking out the best possible gift whether it’s painting a wine glass or crafting a necklace or purchasing that special something. I love giving!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      I love to give something personal. Last year I gave all of my nieces and nephews handmade dress up boxes w/ costumes (this year I’m hand painting wooden dolls…not amazingly but something they’ll have forever…hopefully) and I gave their parents photo books….

      Long-winded answer to say something personal! lol

    • Alison
      November 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      I know this is generic, but I love giving something that someone really wants…especially if they won’t/can’t get it for themselves!

    • Hollie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      my favorite gift to give is anything personal to that person. something they love and cherish. Whether that be a super cute sweater they have had their eye on, or a picture frame with their loved ones in it. If I know the gift will put a smile on their face then that’s what makes it the best gift. its one of the most fulfilling feelings in the world. :)

    • Jolynda Davis
      November 5, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      I love to give Bath & Body Works!!

    • Elsa Akonom
      November 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      I don’t have a particular gift but I love finding that one thing that the individual does not even know they need! That gift that screams out their name and its like it was made just for them.

    • Brittnye Murphy
      November 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      My favorite gift to give is photos and photo excesories

    • Lindsey
      November 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM

      I have always wanted to give away a car. Don’t know why, but always have. Last year I was able to accomplish that. My friend was in desperate need of a car since winter was coming and she was always walking to work. My mom had an old van sitting around not being used. So I bought it from her and surprised my friend with a car!! It was awesome and I was able to check that off my bucketlist!!

    • Shamsa
      November 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM

      baked goods

    • Sabrina
      November 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      I like to give books and personalized homemade bookmarks!

    • Lisa D.
      November 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      I love giving a photo book of favorite photos I’ve taken with that person included!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Oooh… would love to win the Canon version. And I have to admit… I am a big book lover!

    • Michelle Thayer
      November 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      I love to give cookies.

    • Ryan Thompson
      November 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      I love to give pictures that trigger memories.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

      Oooh… would love to win the Canon version. And I have to admit… I am a big book lover! My favorite gift to give is anything homemade and personal. This year, I am attempting to throw on the pottery wheel… hope to make up some perfectly colored coffee mugs and things for my family.

    • S Wallace
      November 5, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      I like to give books as gifts. Something about the smell and crisp pages of a brand new book.

    • Chris Wheeler
      November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      I love to give photo books – I try to personalize each one.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      I’m a food blogger, so my favorite gifts to give are usually homemade goodies like jams, jellies, or other canned goodies!

    • Robbi Maier
      November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      I love to give photos as gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      I give a lot of hats and scarves! I’m big on knitting/crocheting, so it’s really fun to be able to personalize a gift for a friend or family member in this way.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      YOU KNOW, I’D HAVE TO SAY THAT MY FAVORITE GIFT TO OFFER IS A SMALL PHOTO ALBUM OF “THOW-BACK” PHOTOS. PHOTOS PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD, OR PHOTOS OF EVENTS THEY HAD LONG FORGOTTEN ABOUT. IT ALWAYS PROVOLKS LAUGHTER AND MAKES PEOPLE TAKE A MOMENT FOR THEMSELVES AND JUST ENJOY THEIR OWN MEMORIES.

      AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS THE BEST GIFT TO GIVE….THE GIFT WHERE APPRECIATION IS BUBBLING THRU EACH EXPRESSION THEY FLIP THRU THE ALBUM. IT’S A GIFT THAT CREATES A RECESS FOR THE RECEIVER!

      AND YOU CAN ASK ANY 4TH GRADER IF THEY LIKE RECESS …. AND YOU CAN ASK ANY ADULT IF THEY LIKE RECESS ………….. VOTE WOULD BE HANDS-DOWN UNANIMOUS!
      H E C K Y E A H B U D D Y!

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      Candles, books, notebooks, and DIY crafts

    • Heather
      November 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I love to leave a wrapped book outside each of my kid’s bedroom doors for them to open Christmas morning. It’s the first gift they get to open and gives us a bit more time to sleep or make coffee before all the excitement begins.

    • Tracy Carroll
      November 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I like to give away anything homemade.

    • Holly
      November 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I love giving (and receiving) home made baked goods!

    • Barb
      November 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      I like to give personalized photo calendars

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      I love giving candles. And food gifts! And photos of course!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      I love to give DIY gifts

    • Brenda Suplita
      November 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a photo book or video of my great-nephews and great-niece. I create a video every year, set to music, with photos and scrapbook pages from throughout the year.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      My favorite gift to give is anything handmade by my children to their grandparents. Done each and every year!!

    • Jill
      November 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      Candles and soap

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      I like to give practical gifts. Something the person mentioned in passing that they needed or wanted. It makes people feel so happy when you remembered something they said previously and that feels great!

    • Claire
      November 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      I love giving practical gifts — things people have mentioned needing or that I can see being useful for them.

    • Jeanne b
      November 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      So much goodness here! I love to give any gift that I made myself!

    • Christina Moore
      November 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      Something very personal to the person being gifted. <3

    • kara
      November 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      i love to give candles

    • Cheryl
      November 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      I like to give anything that I’ve created myself, from home baked goodies, crocheted items to portraits.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      I love making gifts for people, so much more thoughtful I think!

    • marisela
      November 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      Something made by me :)

    • Natalie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      My fav gift to give is a mug filled with hot chocolate mix and a gift card to a book store. Who doesn’t love to curl up with a good book and something warm to drink on a cold fall/winters day.

    • julie weinzettl
      November 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      My Favorite gift to give is a handmade quit!

    • Leah
      November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are homemade bars of soap and yummy treats to eat!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      I would love to give away that gorgeous lens! I love that book too! :-)

    • Meredith Branscome
      November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are photobooks. We give one to each set of grandpartents every year for Christmas!

    • Monique
      November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Photos, something personal or something I know someone needs.

    • Karen
      November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Books! Nothing like the gift of knowledge.

    • Kelli
      November 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      I love to give anything homemade!

    • Kelcey
      November 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      Anything homemade!

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      I love giving a personal gift that I just know that they will love!

    • Tara
      November 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      This is a difficult question. I love to give gifts that I know the person will truly love. The “what” varies from person to person. Slowing down and giving the gift of time and self is often the gift that I rarely regret giving.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      I love giving antyhing personalized… so fun to create and find unique gifts for people.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      My favorite gift to give is a mug filled with hot cocoa mix. I’m a little obsessed with mugs and I like to get mugs that will fit my friends’ personalities.

    • Heidi Hall
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Anything handmade or photo-related is always fun to receive :-)

    • Alysia H
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      I love giving handmade gifts.

    • suzanne r
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      I love homemade gifts. they are personal and come from the heart.

    • Natalie Powers
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      I love to give the gift that is unexpected – I love to capture the surprised expressions :)

    • Briann Neeley
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Books!

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      I usually think of something that I’ve purchased or have been given recently that I find useful or that I’ve fallen in love with, then I purchase several and give them away as gifts. Most recently, I gave away infusion pitchers (those pitchers where you can add herbs, fruit, etc. to your desired beverage to infuse it with flavor without bits floating around in the water).

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      My favorite gift to give is anything homemade. I love making dresses for my daughter and niece!

    • Nellie
      November 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Anything homemade or with sentimental value.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Something personalized.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      I love to give gifts that people didn’t realize they needed or had said out loud they wanted but thought no one was listening like the framed photo I happened to capture of all the grands that I gave to my father-in-law who didn’t have one.

    • Debbie Bonner
      November 5, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Favorite gift to give…money. No guessing involved as to what someone wants or needs.

    • Stacy L
      November 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      I love to give sentimental gifts… an ornament with a picture of someone who’s passed, a framed photo of a loved one with the recipient, old shirts made into a pillow or blanket, a piece of knitting in a shadowbox, a watch that has been refurbished, etc.. I learned a lot about heirlooms from my husband’s family, and sentimental gifts that honor someone’s family history are truly my favorite to give.

    • Jeannie Buechele
      November 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      I love to give handmade photo gifts Mod Podged on wood :)

    • Kelli Wood
      November 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      I love giving away homemade gifts :)

    • Emily
      November 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      One of my favorite gifts to give is happiness (in whatever form that may be to the person I’m giving it to).

    • Jackie Johnson
      November 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      My favorite gifts to give are photos and books.

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      My favorite gift to give are gifts with inspirational sayings on them. Like a coffee cup or a picture frame with the perfect saying on them.

    • Shalynn
      November 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      Love giving my time.

    • StickyQuote
      November 5, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      My favorite gift to give is anything homemade and of course flowers

    • Jane Parks
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I Love giving away photos of things that happened through out the year! a great gift to cherish some great memories made!

    • Diane
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I love to give a still photo of a moment in time knowing there is life to celebrate.

    • Stephanie Jordan
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Photo gifts…..anything I can create on sites like Shutterfly…mugs, magnets, calendars, prints of photos with a nice frame.

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I give my favorite beauty products!

    • Nspencer
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      Photos of them or loved ones!

    • Jen
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I like to give homemade gifts!

    • Kristin
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      I love to give out picture books of my girls to my family!

    • Jennifer Wilson
      November 5, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      My Favorite thing to give is homemade Christmas cards & A basket of goodies for those cold winter mornings like homemade apple butter with biscuit mix , a mug with dry ingredients for hot chocolate, a bag of coffee & a poem from the children’s heart along with photo calendars for the next year .

    • November 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Favorite gift to give is photos! Especially photo books for the grandparents.

    • Cretia A
      November 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      I love to give gifts that I know the person would love to have but would not buy for themselves.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM

      I love giving photo gifts. I usually make several photo books and calendars for family members, or even just a nice printed photo in a cute frame! I will probably give some photo sessions as gifts this year, too.

    • Torrielynn
      November 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      self taken portraits

    • lori b
      November 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      my fav to give is anything in a box that has krinkley paper on it, to my kiddos. the box = pure joy!!!!!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      I love doing calendars and homemade photo cards! I better get busy, the time is here!

    • Andria Broom
      November 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM

      I love giving people homemade treats for the holidays, and taking them to nice dinners! Everybody is short on time to relax so I like experience gifts.

    • Nickolette
      November 5, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      I really love to gift people with things they wouldn’t normally spend money on for themselves!

    • Pam
      November 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      I love to give clothing and small stocking stuffers.

    • Chelcei
      November 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      My fav gift to give is anything hand crafted! I love to add photos to the craft when ever possible!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade candy tins. I make about ten different homemade candies.

    • Heather C
      November 5, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      I love to give books or photo books to loved ones!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      I love giving goodie baskets! With notebooks, books, their favorite candy, and anything else that matches the person it’s going to!

    • Erin M
      November 5, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      I love to give homemade gifts the most!

    • Emily Main
      November 5, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something I made, or a photo I took of the person I am giving the gift to, usually framed or in a book form.

    • Dave
      November 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      I take a candid pic and then frame it for the gift.

    • Angela
      November 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      I love to give ‘HUGS’!

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      I think of something I have purchased or have been given that I absolutely love, and then I purchase several to give away as gifts. Most recently, the gift of choice was an infusion pitcher.

    • Mishael
      November 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      A Starbucks card and a book is my favorite to give!

    • Heather
      November 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      I love to give away something homemade, usually knitted! :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      I like to give books and home made items like scarfs.

    • Erin Prohaska
      November 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      I like to pay attention throughout the year for that moment when a friend or family member wishes for something (within reason) and then surprise them with it. I love to embellish the wrapping as well of I have time! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      I love giving gift cards b/c then the recipient can get what he/she wants!

    • Rayzen
      November 5, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      the book

    • Monica March
      November 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      My favorite thing to give is a smile and photos in special occasions. :)

    • Jenn S
      November 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      I love giving grandparents and family members photo books! We do it every year!

    • Laurie
      November 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      Books

    • Kristie K
      November 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      I like to give gift cards!

    • Christina
      November 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      I love giving anything handcrafted or homemade. As I am (or we, as a family) are making them they are in our thoughts and we can really personalize each gift.

    • Sandy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      My favorite gift to give is anything homemade. I crochet a lot of things as well as making a lot of other craft items. I’ve recently gotten into scrapbooking and love the feeling I get when I watch others go thru the books. The joy on their faces makes everything worthwhile.

    • Brooke
      November 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      I like to give something they really want :) But that’s special from me.

    • Courtney West
      November 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      I love giving framed photos, photo books, …. or restaurant gift cards. ;)

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:17 PM

      I enjoy giving photo gifts–prints, canvases, photo books. It’s my way of giving something I put my “photography love” into and then I’m able to pass it on to someone I love. :)

    • Tania Flint
      November 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      I love giving a basket filled of the recipients favorite things. I love gathering the items and making it look pretty. fancy and special❤️

    • megan mierswa
      November 5, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      My favorite gifts to give our mini scrapbooks to my friends and family. throughout the year I take pics of them with their kiddos or love ones (esp my mom friends who never get pics with their kiddos since usually ones taking pics) and then I put them in a tiny scrapbook with the dates and memories of what they were doing and give that. I always think of what I would want and this is it pics with my kiddos. I always see so much expression when they receive absolutely love doing this every year. Priceless

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      I love giving images that I’ve taken in special frames :)

    • Andrea S.
      November 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I love to sew gifts – last year I made quite a few purses.

    • Noel M
      November 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      my favorite gift is a themed gift basket. I love searching for the perfect items!

    • Brenda C.
      November 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      My favorite gifts to give are scented lotions or candles.

    • Brandy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      I love to give photo gifts to grandparents! :)

    • Wendy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      Something I know will be special for the person. That’s why gift giving is so hard for me, I can’t just give a gift card.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      I love to give anything that I hand made. My favorite gift so far was decorative bowls made from records.

    • Jeannette
      November 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      My favorite thing to give is a gift that I have lovingly made for them. It can be a photograph of a time we were together, or a gift made from a photograph such as a travel mug. Or it can be something I have crocheted. The look on their face never disappoints and they know how much I love them by my taking the time to make a gift just for them.

    • Stephanie B
      November 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      I like giving surprises. OR pictures.

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      Something personal or personalized!

    • Alyse
      November 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      I love taking pictures and then gifting them :) Best ever!

    • Kellie
      November 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      I love to give wreaths. They are my favorite thing to make

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      My favorite gifts to give are candles, perfume and beauty products! :) Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    • Rolaine
      November 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM

      My favorite gift to give are homemade cards or gifts with photos I’ve taken :)

    • Megan C.
      November 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade and would be special to that person.

    • Amber
      November 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Books, scarves

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Something edible!

    • Heather
      November 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      I love to give home made cookies

    • bryn
      November 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      Books

    • mary e
      November 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      I love giving books.

    • lara r
      November 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      I love to give anything handmade. My me or others!

    • Mary
      November 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      I love to give beautifully framed photographs or the smaller photo books with pics I take of special occasions.

    • Chantal
      November 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      I love to give someting creative, something unique and something with love, special made or bought for that person. I love it when people do the same for me. It doesn’t have to be expensive… gifts are things where you have to think about for the one special person.

    • Christina
      November 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Photos,frames. Or anything handmade.

    • Kristi Duncan
      November 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      My favorite gift to give is homemade anything! Made from the heart!

    • Tanya monroe
      November 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      My favorites are photo quilts and blanket throws with personal pictures or photo calendars

    • Bethany Green
      November 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      I love giving surprise very personalized gifts :)

    • Alexa
      November 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

      A gift that I know the person receiving will love.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

      My favorite gift to give is an adventure. We take my daughter’s best friend to a play, my mom on a weekend trip, my best friend out to dinner and a movie.

    • CSmith
      November 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      I love to give tickets to do things, movie tickets, museum passes..

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      My favorite gift to give, is something completely personal to the person being gifted. Anything that makes them feel unique and special.

    • Kristen B.
      November 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Something homemade with their name/initial on it!

    • Stephanie Scott
      November 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      I love giving photo gifts!!! :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

      Thanks for this. I l love to give a toy to an unfortunate child very year.

    • DeAnne Smith
      November 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      I wouldn’t call it a gift persee but, food. I’m always baking food for someone.

    • Pam
      November 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

      I love to give the unexpected. That varies from person to person

    • Leia
      November 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      My favorite gift to give is anything handmade. Handmade gifts are so much more personal than anything that can be bought in a store.

    • lexi vasquez
      November 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      I love giving books! You can always read it again and find something new you missed the first, second, third etc. Time around. :) plus, it’s an educational source

    • Kari
      November 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

      I love to give a gift card wrapped up in a cute container with a homemade tag!

    • samantha
      November 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      I give my hand knit fingerless mitts!

    • Sara
      November 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      My favorite gift to give is one that I made myself (food, crafts, etc.)!! It gives it more meaning to both me and whomever is receiving the gift.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM

      I love giving something that either my children or I have made! Or, photos! :)

    • Christine
      November 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

      I love making gifts for people. I love the feeling when I know the gift is coming together exactly the way I want it to and I can anticipate the excitement from the recipient.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

      I like to buy tickets or passes as gifts for people who wouldn’t think of doing it for themselves.

    • Angie Watson
      November 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      I love homemade gifts. Things that I personally love and care about.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      I truly love to give my loved ones experiences: a baseball game, a dinner together, museum or zoo trip, a cooking class, a bike tour or train ride around wine country. Something that they can do (hopefully with me) and we can share the memory :)

    • Brie
      November 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      Homemade gifts are always a winner!

    • Kim
      November 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Books, all kinds.

    • Sharon
      November 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      Baked goods

    • michelle riebeek
      November 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

      I love giving to people that don’t know. The knock and sprint!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      I love to give handmade items, especially if I can keep it a surprise!

    • Jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Books. You can’t go wrong with books!

    • Camille
      November 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      My favorite gifts are generally those that are homemade. I love to bake and cook and tend to give away my homemade jams or cookies or candies.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      I like to give Homemade gifts, books and free photo shoots!!!

    • Patti Doubet
      November 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      Photos!

    • carol clark
      November 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      my gift i give is spa related items

    • Crystal
      November 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      Anything homemade or crafty

    • Whitney Rosenberg
      November 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      I love giving home made gifts.

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      I love to give a surprise that the person mentioned in passing. For example my brother mentioned that he wanted some moustache wax but couldn’t find any. Well, guess what he’s getting for Christmas.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      I love to give anything handmade!

    • Michelle
      November 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      Activities / events

    • Kara
      November 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      My favorite gift to give is baked goods and homemade hot chocolate during the holidays!

    • Samantha
      November 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      I love giving photo quilts that I make to family and friends. I made one for my husband when he was deployed so that he could have us close to him, I sent it on Valentine’s Day, I also gave one to my son when he was a baby and daddy was deployed so he could have his daddy close by. It takes a lot of time but is so worth it.

    • Conni Katke
      November 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a gift from the heart – a homemade gift! This could range from notecards made from my photographs, cupcakes/cheesecakes/cookies or some other crafty item.

    • Lindsey Hopper
      November 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      I am always making notes on my phone when people mention things in passing that they want, then I love surprising them with it for Christmas / birthday.

    • Jamie
      November 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Books or home baked goodies!

    • Lisa
      November 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      I like to give photobooks and calendars for gifts

    • amber
      November 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

      I love giving away unique gifts no one would have bought themselves

    • elizabeth
      November 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts that are made with love and I also love giving framed photo collages of the past year to family and friends.

    • anne panerosa
      November 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      I like to give photos and photo books

    • liz
      November 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      I love giving tickets to Broadway shows in nyc. It’s a whole day affair and always fun!

    • Kay
      November 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      Homemade gifts!

    • Peggy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something personal to each person. Just to have them say Wow, you really know what I like! I do a lot of handmade things.

    • Megan S.
      November 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      I am a horrible gift-giver, so I usually stick with gift certificates. So easy!

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

      I love to give books as gifts to children. I feel it’s especially important in this electronical age. I also enjoy having meaningful photos enlarged and framed to give as a gift.

    • Eryka
      November 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      I love giving something personalized, or homemade sugar cookies! :)

    • Lauren
      November 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts!

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      I love giving surprises. Whether it is something that the person needs, or wants, or just because…there is nothing better than getting a gift when you least expect it! :D

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      I love making homemade gifts with my daughter such as drawings, baked goods, frames, anything we can make together. It also allows us to spend some time together and that to be is the best gift!

    • Lucinda
      November 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

      Photo books and handmade items.

    • November 5, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      I love giving home-made burp cloths and diaper changing pads to new moms.

    • Maressa D
      November 5, 2014 at 12:59 PM

      I love to give home baked goods or anything little kids want :-)

    • JessieJ
      November 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      Books

    • Shannon
      November 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      I love to give handmade items because I know they are made with love.

    • Amber Phillips
      November 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      My favorite gifts to give are homemade Apple pie moonshine and since I am a barista, pounds of coffee as well. I like to cover both needs ;)

    • Shaunré Clendinen
      November 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      My favorite gift to give is anything homemade! Shows that you took the time to make it for that specific person.

    • Patsy
      November 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

      I have two things I love to give. I love to gift frames and also include some prints from time to time as well.
      My other favorite thing is books. I’m a big reader myself and enjoy reading to escape a day of stress.

    • Alyson McKay
      November 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      I love to give experiences, like a trip or adventure, an activity

    • Alba
      November 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      Picture prints or photo books. I like to take pictures and once in a while I print them out as collections to give to my family.

    • Leigh
      November 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      I love giving something that I would like to receive… :)

    • Holly Douthitt
      November 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      My favorite things to give are framed sentimental pictures

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      Love giving homemade gifts, preferably edible ones, haha!!

    • carla
      November 5, 2014 at 1:07 PM

      I love to give hand knitted things (hats, scarves, dish cloths, etc. ).

    • Lisa
      November 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      I love to give memory makers. Outings and activities.

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      I think hand-made personalized gifts are the best and those with photos are always popular.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      Photos that I have taken

    • Katie Wilmot
      November 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

      Coffee, chocolate and candles.

    • deana
      November 5, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      My favorite gift to give is pictures of special moments to that person!

    • Natalie
      November 5, 2014 at 1:12 PM

      I love to give sets of handmade cards or photo cards as gifts. I try to tailor them to the person that will be receiving them. :-)

    • Penny Lee
      November 5, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      I love to give thoughtful gifts. Any price range, homemade or not, whatever reminds me of the person I’m giving it to.

    • Kit Williams
      November 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      I enjoy giving something that the person wants or needs – and if I cannot pick up ideas or hints during conversations I like to give a Spa Day – because most of us love them but not many of us book ourselves in for a massage or pamper day!! –
      Or a ‘day’ doing something that they want to learn. I was given a photographic workshop day with a well known Photographer/tutor and I was thrilled alll day and everyday since because it took my photography to the next level.

    • Kara
      November 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      My favorite thing to give is something that puts a smile on the person’s face and something that they wouldn’t get for themselves. It is always nice if the gift is original and unexpected too!

    • Emily Dahl
      November 5, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      I love giving homemade items. This year, I am making my own photo canvas’s for my parents and grandparents with our family picture and my little girls 6 month pictures. They are to die for and so easy (and cheap) to make!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM

      Fav thing to give? Any photos of the GIFTEE – framed, canvases, etc. They always get so excited upon receiving the pics – their excitement is contagious!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      I love giving baked goods. I make custom cakes, so everyone usually knows their getting some sweet treats from me at Christmas!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      Anything Homemade!

    • Angela
      November 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

      I love to give personalized gifts

    • Carrie
      November 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      We love to make homemade hot chocolate and deliver it with mini marshmallow and chocolate covered cinnamon sticks.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      Something I have made myself with love and care

    • Lynn
      November 5, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      I like to give books or something hand made (I like to sew purses or make ornaments)

    • Mindy Tingson
      November 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      If it’s family, I love to give them photo books of my kids – which they also love, too! For friends, anthing homemade is a winner!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:22 PM

      I love giving candles! Probably b/c I love to get them!

    • Fran Arnold
      November 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      I like to give a useful container full of smaller things

    • Abigail
      November 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Something I personally made for them like a quilt or some other crafty thing!

    • Katie Dunn
      November 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      My favorite gift is something that I made. I love making things with photos, or photo books.

    • Andrea Barrales-Hall
      November 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      Anything I’ve made myself!

    • Dinah
      November 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts and personalized gifts.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      It all depends on the person, I like to make sure its fitting for the person receiving it. A handmade gift is always fabulous, though!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      I love gift baskets that focus on the hobby of the recipient

    • Christina Harroun
      November 5, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      I love to give homemade gifts or gifts that I know my friends and family would like, but aren’t expecting.

    • Johanna
      November 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      Book! and for my photo friends….Click Magazine :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts :)

    • Kat Geddes
      November 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      No particular item, but I like to give things that are meaningful and/or useful. Even a little $5 gift can be something like that.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Something hand made and selected for them based on their personal preferences.

    • JC
      November 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      something really personal – that I know they will love!

    • Anna
      November 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      I love a good read, so naturally I love to give books – the Bible being a favorite!

    • Sherry
      November 5, 2014 at 1:30 PM

      I believe the most favorite thing to give is time or something handmade….I like to do something for people when they aren’t expecting it too, like cleaning or helping them with some chore they really hate and especially if they’re older and really need the help!

    • Corinne Custodio
      November 5, 2014 at 1:31 PM

      Photo Calendars for the grandparents!

    • Ashley Bee
      November 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      I love to give meaningful gifts that show I really paid attention to what the recipient wanted each year.

    • Amy M
      November 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      For women, I tend to give a lot of scarves. It even works for women who don’t like perfume or makeup. Men are harder to shop for, generally.

    • Lisa
      November 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Gift Cards

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      Photos..

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Cards, made by me of course.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      My family loves animals, my favorite gift to give them is a framed print of their pet.

    • Susan
      November 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      Books and warm scarves

    • Kim H
      November 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade that I worked hard on and as I worked I thought of how much the recipient would love it.

    • Hope
      November 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      I love to give photographs as gifts. Either framed, canvas or books.

    • Jen
      November 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      I love giving baked goods for gifts!

    • Dawn switzer
      November 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      I’ve done desk calendars with my photos for the last 2 years. Everyone loves them & I’m amazed at how professional they are!

    • Daidra Parrish
      November 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      I love to give anything that will make someone happy! A photoshoot or photobook with photos that mean alot to the person!

    • Luba
      November 5, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      I never thought I would like to have a fifty-nifty lens, but reading all the reviews and seeing all the beautiful portraits that you can do with it, I started to think it’s not a bad idea to have one, so lets take a chance to win one. Thank you for the giveaway!

      • Luba
        November 5, 2014 at 2:18 PM

        I should have said something about my favorite thing for a gift, so here it goes – I like to buy or make unexpected, but most wished presents – the look on his or hers face is worth of every effort it take to get it.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      My favorite gift to give is some of my photos either in a calendar or canvas prints. I think they make great personalized gifts for my friends and family.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      I like giving books. :)

    • Ashley
      November 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      I love to give books because I love to receive them!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      I love giving handmade gifts. They always seem so much more heartfelt than something I could quickly pick up at the store.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      framed photos!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      My favorite gift to give is the one that the receiver will actually use and has a need or want for. I know that’s pretty generic, but each receiver has different needs and wants! The best is simply a gift that fits the receiver. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      My favorite thing to give away is Love, Hugs & Kisses to people who don’t know what that is. Sometimes you can look at a person and see that there is no love.

      Most times Its family members. I personally go to my families who don’t know what it is or how to receive Love and say “I Love You” or Give a Big Bear Hug. And lots of times they don’t understand and look at me literally Puzzled. I just smile and say, “it’s OK”. I love you unconditionally. That’s just me.

    • Kelli H.
      November 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      I like to give homemade, organic soaps and cleaners.

    • Jillian Boshkoski
      November 5, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      I like to give a gift that someone wouldn’t buy for themselves…something as simple as a nice smelling candle (I hate spending money on candles – they’re kind of expensive, but love having them in my house!), or a gift certificate for a massage or beauty salon.

    • Susan
      November 5, 2014 at 1:49 PM

      My new favorite thing is to photograph something special for that person and frame it. My children’s teachers get a framed photo of the school, or a photo of a the statue outside. It looks amazing in b/w.

    • Amy A
      November 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      I love giving photo gifts! Especially custom mini-albums, collages and home decor items. Thank you for helping me be a better photog!

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something handmade by me. {I crochet} :)

    • Ashley
      November 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something I have created myself. Whether it is photos, trinkets, food whatever.

    • Rachel Leslie
      November 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      I love to give homemade gifts that they will love or food I bake =)

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      My favourite gift to give is something a person wants that they may have mentioned in passing or without realizing it. Often people want a beautiful photograph, even if they don’t know it until they see it, and when they unwrap it, it touches them deeper than any material gift could, because photography reaches beyond the material.

    • November 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      My favorite gift to give is framed prints :)

    • Karen
      November 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      I like giving family members photo gifts of their kids and grandkids.

    • Danielle
      November 5, 2014 at 1:56 PM

      I love giving anything handmade! Whether it’s myself or someone else who made it. :)

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      I love giving people framed pictures or canvases along with something personal like a pair of earrings or their favorite lotion.

    • Alina
      November 5, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Chocolate

    • Joy Abbott
      November 5, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      I love finding out what is special to people, like coffee, favorite drink, food, jewelry. Whatever that person is really into. Meaning I had to take time to listen and get to know them to find out the best gift for them!
      That or baked goods! I love when my baking makes somebody happy!

    • Ewelina
      November 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a card handmade by me.

    • Shannon A
      November 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      I love giving something I have made!

    • Jenny V.
      November 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      Candles and/or cozy socks for my girlfriends!

    • Joy
      November 5, 2014 at 2:04 PM

      showing up at peoples parties and taking pictures quietly and then sending them later to them.
      Also love giving food, probably because I like receiving food too:)

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      My favorite gift to give is landscape photo prints!

    • Ana Hanley
      November 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

      There is nothing more personal than a nice picture, from a canvas to a small decoration. It’s so fun trying to find which picture the person would love!

    • Morgan Higgins
      November 5, 2014 at 2:07 PM

      my favorite gifts are small and personal. Photos of a special day or memory together have to be my favorite. I also love giving “experience” gifts, like a special trip ( just the two of us) to a show, a fun new shop, or a favorite eating place. I find that time together is usually the best gift I can give.

    • Julie Boyd
      November 5, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      I love love to give handmade/homemade items. It just does a heart good!

    • lexi
      November 5, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Book! I love that it is educational. you can always go back and read it and learn something new each time.

    • melissa henry
      November 5, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      My favorite gifts are framed photos since it seems people don’t print pictures that often anymore.

    • Diane
      November 5, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a loaf of hot bread straight from the oven!

    • Lisa Driggers
      November 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM

      I love to give candles and body lotion!! Everyone seems to love them:)

    • Kayla C
      November 5, 2014 at 2:12 PM

      I love giving gifts that my daughter and I make! It’s mainly things like Goodie packages for the family and hand drawn cards!

    • Paula Ling
      November 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      I love to “give” any kind of gift. Giving someone a gift to me makes me feel like I am the one receiving the gift! Especially those that no one knows who they came from, just that someone was thinking of them.

    • Ginger Dupre
      November 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

      Something homemade!

    • Vanessa bauer
      November 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      The simplest and cheapest give is a SMILE!! we all love to see people smiling and It’s so contagious

    • Marla Marrero
      November 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      I love to give people photographs…. there is nothing more personal or priceless!

    • Lisa S.
      November 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts. I try to make things that are tailored to the person I am giving it to.

    • Rikki
      November 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      Handmade gifts!

    • amanda
      November 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      I love to give home made gifts from my children and pictures of them to their grandmas.

    • Channa
      November 5, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I love to give books, jewelry or fragrances!

    • Thomas Murphy
      November 5, 2014 at 2:19 PM

      I like giving books.

    • Ashley Calaway
      November 5, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      i love giving meaningful gifts, whether it’s a photo or a quote or a personalized book or something!

    • Corinne Drohan
      November 5, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      I love to give something for the kitchen, like food or wine or a fun gadget that makes cooking easier.

    • Kristi
      November 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      I love giving my parents and in laws photo calendars that showcase family pics from every month. Its cute to turn to a new month and see where the family was a year ago.

    • Kim B
      November 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I love giving magazine or some sort of monthly gift subscriptions

    • carrie
      November 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I like to give Groupons for an activity or unique experience!

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      I love giving goodies for people to eat. Especially unique treats that you can find at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. :)

    • Angie
      November 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      It really depends on the person. I take some time to figure out what they like most and then give a gift that fits them. It could be a photo book, or a store gift card, or a photo (with a fantastic frame!).

    • Deanna C. Rodeo
      November 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      Personal handmade items

    • Annette
      November 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Books

    • Jona Smith
      November 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Favorite gift to give would definitely be books!!!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      I love to give the gift of time – certificates or cards with certain things I will do for the individual for no cost

    • Cassia
      November 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      I love giving any gift that I know the person will totally LOVE and shows I cared and really thought about what they would like.

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      I truly love giving a photo shoot to people. It doesn’t bother me to not get paid. I grew up struggling financially here and there and people always gave and helped my family. Now that I have a family of my own, I want to pay it forward and give “memories” to people that can’t afford a GOOD professional photo shoot!! I just like making people happy and feel good about themselves!!!

    • Amy
      November 5, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      I love to give gifts that are personal and handmade. They mean so much more!

      PS: Do we enter by commenting? Thanks for the chance to win! All of these gifts are fabulous and exciting!

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Books are almost always a guaranteed hit for gifts, but I always like to spice things up with including photo stickers and some handmade trinkets, jewelry, or containers. (Oh and cookies. Definitely cookies!)

    • Natalie Blackmon
      November 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      I love giving anything that I know will put a smile on someones face!! It depends on the person and what I feel they need/want at that moment!

    • Janell
      November 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      My favorite gift to give is anything personalized or unique from Etsy, especially personalized jewelry.

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      I love to give personalized, photo gifts from books to calendars to mugs!

    • Courtney
      November 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM

      My favorite thing to give as gifts are books!

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      Hands down, it’s books, books, and more books :)

    • Alesia
      November 5, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      I like to give homemade/really personal gifts, this year we’re make photo coasters personalized to each family/person.

    • Tracy
      November 5, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      Books and anything I can get my hands on from a book store!

    • Sara Richter
      November 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM

      My favorite gift is hot chocolate with cute mugs and little cookies for dipping. Delicious!

    • Reba
      November 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      I like to give meaningful gifts for that person. Whether it is a photo or just something simple they enjoy.

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      I like to give a disposable camera and a moleskine for them to journal their everyday joys, or one of my favorite books with a note in it.

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      Giftsto Salvation Army Angels. My kids and I always go out pick one out and buy for them together. They love it.

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      Framed photos, books and good smelling things!! :)

    • Jamie Wissner
      November 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      Books or family photos

    • Andrea
      November 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

      I like to give stuff from the body shop!

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:43 PM

      I often give my favorite books with a note on the inside cover.

    • Latoya
      November 5, 2014 at 2:44 PM

      I love gifts that people want!

    • Jessica
      November 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      Gifts for the home

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      I love to give homemade items, something special for the person I am giving to. I love to make homemade lotions, soaps, lip balm. I find a container fitting for the person and make a special homemade label. I like to give something I would like to receive.

    • Amanda Hepner
      November 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM

      Homemade things!

    • Julie Morgan
      November 5, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      I like to give chocolates or scented candles!

    • Jenn
      November 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      We just had our first baby this year, so photo books will be the present of the year!

    • Candace Bart
      November 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a book on something that interests the receiver that has been signed by the author.

    • francisca jorgensen
      November 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      My fav gift are photobooks!! Can’t have enough of them!!!

    • Elizabeth
      November 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM

      I love to give meals as gifts!

    • Meghan
      November 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

      I love giving books! Picture books, chapter books, any kind of books!

    • Jaime S
      November 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      Movie tickets

    • November 5, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      My favorite gift to give is one that fits the recipient perfectly. IE, we gave a beautifully carved hiking cane to our daughter who loves to hike in Portland’s many hiking areas. The gift depends on the recipient!

    • Staci King
      November 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      I like to give away gift cards for a pedicure!

    • Donna Burnham
      November 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      Love to give my time, to help, cook, clean or sit

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      I love to give home made gifts, or gifts that people can do together as a family.

    • Jeni L.
      November 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      I love to give homemade scones.

    • Gerri
      November 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      I started doing a family calendar years ago with pics of the kids for their birthday months for all the aunts/gparents — its become such a hit that the monthly picture has now become collages each month because there are so many pics of each kid that we want to share….Its the one gift everyone looks forward to the most at the holidays and gives all year long

    • Kiem
      November 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM

      I like to give away baked goods and homemade candy that me and my daughter make. Usually cookies, pecan pralines. Toffee. Yum!!!

    • Jaci
      November 5, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      My favorite things to give away are things that are personalized with a photo(s) that I have taken – photo books, photos on canvas, or a personalized calendar with photos of family members who have a birthday listed on the calendar.

    • Chana Brown
      November 5, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      I love to give what ever will make the person happy. I love thoughtful gifts over expensive gifts.

    • Mary B.
      November 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      Books

    • Kylie
      November 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      Camelback water bottles! Encourage healthy habits!

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a photo, poster print, canvas print or album. Something I’ve taken that would mean something to the person/family I am giving it to. Most people don’t bring their cameras to events and get-togethers anymore so it’s nice to bring back a memory for someone when they didn’t know a photo existed.

    • Nancy Keller
      November 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      It seems that no matter how much I spend on a gift the most favorite seem to be ones that I have made. Whether it be baked goods, candy or a simple photo, these always seem to bring the most joy, and that is what giving gifts is all about!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      I love giving handmade gifts!

    • Tiffany
      November 5, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      We’ve recently discovered photo books so we love giving those to our family since we can’t always visit them throughout the year!

    • lisa
      November 5, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Books

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      Throughout the year, whenever I hear someone talk about something they would like to have or something they are wishing for, I make a note of it and then look back on that at Christmas time (or on birthday’s…or just because!)

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      I love to give things Homemade specific to the person I’m making it for.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      As cheesy as it might sound I like to give gift cards for dinner. Going out to dinner is so much fun, plus everyone gets to eat what they want. Win, win!

    • Shantel
      November 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      i love designing and giving away photo books!!!!

    • Erika Graciano
      November 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      Love to give scarves, goodies & gift cards

    • marcy
      November 5, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      Photographs… Handmade items… Gift cards!!

    • Stephanie Halvorsen
      November 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      I love to give journals!

    • Julie A.
      November 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      Gift Cards!!

    • jami
      November 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      i love to give books

    • Ashley Humphreys
      November 5, 2014 at 3:19 PM

      I love giving homemade gifts. Picture collages/ videos, blankets, favorite quotes, engraved items or something handed down within the family. Personal gifts that people can tell a lot of thought went into!

    • kristen
      November 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      I love to give framed photos that I’ve taken to friends and family- particularly photos of their little ones

    • Maria Snider
      November 5, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      I don’t really have a favorite gift to give. I like to give custom things so I tend to shop etsy and places like that.

    • Leah
      November 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      My favorite gift to give is a calendar to my parents and in-laws for each Christmas. It features my son, myself, and my husband, but who are we kidding?! – it’s really all about my son! For my parents, I’ve even incorporated my two nephews into the yearly calendar, so they can see their three grandsons all year long :-)

    • Dusti
      November 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      I love giving candles or gift cards.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      My favorite thing to give is usually something that is homemade with made with the person receiving the gift in mind.

    • Jaime Lowry
      November 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      A photo that I have taken that comes out great, I will usually put it in a frame aND surprise a friend or I will make a shutterfly album.

    • Diane Lewis
      November 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      My favorite “little” gift to give is Photo Magnets.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:25 PM

      I love giving books! And anything picture-related. :)

    • Harmony Agh
      November 5, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      I like to give one hour photography sessions. That is my favorite gift to give. (:

    • lexi vasquez
      November 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Love to give:: No session fee your next session!!

    • Elizabeth
      November 5, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Something homemade, for sure. I like making sugar scrubs and packaging them in pretty jars.

    • Eve Aebi
      November 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      I like to give my time dedicated to the one I gift it to to do whatever the person wants to do.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      I love to give candles or gift cards.

    • Lacy
      November 5, 2014 at 3:28 PM

      homemade

    • stephanie
      November 5, 2014 at 3:30 PM

      This year I am giving away homemade canned goods, and something sewed.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      I love to give books or homemade presents. Something personal that says you thought of it special for whoever receives it.

    • Sarah W
      November 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      I love to give gifts that I have made.

    • Pauline
      November 5, 2014 at 3:33 PM

      giving gifts is hard sometimes because of different age groups and different tastes / personalities ….LOL it’s kinda hard also to gift to someone who has everything!!
      last year, with the project 365 …i have gained so much in learning to shoot manual, and i think i will make a photo coffee book for my mum, so that she can be proud of me and show it to her friends and relatives back home in Singapore of my photography :D

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      I like to give crocheted gifts, because they’re unique and handmade by me :)

    • Aylis
      November 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      Candles!!

    • Patrycja
      November 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      I like to give either books or something from photo department, like photo albums, nice prints.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      I love to give books!

    • Melissa
      November 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      I love giving framed photos and photo gifts!

    • Courtney N
      November 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      I love giving photographs! Whether it be enlargements or collages of photos they’ve seen or surprise photos, pictures are worth a thousand words for sure!

    • Saree Johnson
      November 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      I love to give away anything homemade

    • Carin
      November 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      My favorite gifts to give are anything that says, “I know you and I love you.”

    • Robin
      November 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      My favorite type of gift is anything that speaks and love and care for the individual, such as home baked yummy treats, my time and energies participating in an activity with the recipient that they love but perhaps me not so much, or a heartfelt candid photo of the recipient and / or someone they love.

    • Carrie
      November 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      My favorite types of gifts to give are those I’ve either made myself or that have some secret special meaning,those special kind of gifts that you can’t get at the local box store :)

    • Jennifer
      November 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      Anything I’ve made personally. There’s just something about the time it takes to think about the person and the time spent creating that fills me with joy that I hope the recipient will share. Floral arrangements, coffee mugs, hot cocoa mixes, ornaments, etc.

    • Kira
      November 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      I love giving something I made for family and friends that are close, for family that are far away I like sending a photo album of the year.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      I love to build a photobooth and part of it is writing something about the person it is built for on whiteboards. Then I throw them together in a photobook for them to read.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      Even before entering this wonderful world of photography my favorite gift to give was always photos. For years now, I have purchased collage frames and put pictures inside of the frame for the person I am gifting. One year it was for my mom after her Pomeranian of 14 years passed away. I have done one for my sister for her 16th birthday of pictures of us together when we were little. I did another one for my mom after my grandmother passed away. Even before I ever purchased my first DSLR I was obsessed with taking pictures and creating items for people that they connected with and would treasure!

    • krytondra mamou
      November 5, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Photography!

    • Adelle F.
      November 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Totally depends on the person but I like to give handmade, local, foodie stuff, books.

    • Alexa K
      November 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      I love to give candles!

    • Kenna
      November 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      I love to always give something homemade from the kitchen and then an “experience” gift; something they can do with friends and family and enjoy for possibly even the whole year like a zoo membership.

    • Stephanie
      November 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      Handmade anything! I love giving gifts you can’t buy anywhere else.

    • Michelle k
      November 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      my favorite wedding gift is framing a cute design that says ‘I love you because’, along with pretty colored sharpies. Then the couple can write on and erase what they love about each other and keep the gift going.

    • Callie
      November 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      I like to give activity gifts or art supplies. Things that can be enjoyed and used up.

    • Verlee Bishop
      November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      I love to give personal gifts that reflect my relationship with the person and normally spend all year thinking of the perfect gift to give.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      I love to give an unexpected gift. I hate when my gift is guessed before it is opened!

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      My favorite gifts to give are homemade ones. Scarves, chapstick, fun things from the heart. :)

    • Sarah
      November 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      I love to give homemade photo gifts. Something that will be very meaningful to the person.

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      My favorite gift to give is some sort of homemade food!

    • Tracy W
      November 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      My favorite gift to give is something homemade!!

    • November 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      My favorite gift to give is some sort of homemade food! Yum!

    • Mikki
      November 5, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      I love giving Memories thru Photography. Its a moment in time that you can never duplicate. I also love giving free Photo’s When you truly know that one person who desperately wants a Pic of their family but can not afford it. I do cherish the moment that I tell them that it is free. Their face lights up and hope is renewed.

    • GramTam
      November 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      I love to give books, pictures or a handmade gift that is a personal fit to the person receiving it!!

    • sheetal
      November 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      anything handmade, including food!!

    • Jamie
      November 5, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Framed pics/collages

    • Cathy
      November 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      I like to give books for kids, music (or iTunes card) for teens, and adults get movie tickets or restaurant gift certificate.

    • November 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      I like to give gift cards. I know I know sounds lame but I’ll be honest I love getting them.

    • Jaime
      November 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

      A themed basket or something with little gifts!

    • Rachel
      November 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      I love making holiday cookies, and giving them away in pretty homemade packaging! :)

    • Heather J.
      November 5, 2014 at 4:05 PM

      I love to give food or gift cards or gift certificates for services.

    • Rachel
      November 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      I love making homemade holiday cookies and giving them away in pretty homemade packaging!

    • November 5, 2014 at 4:07 PM

      I love giving away a photo book or framed pictures to the grandparents.

    • Casey
      November 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      I love giving handmade cards + Shutterfly books made especially for the person receiving the gift.

    • Christina P
      November 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      I like to give homemade treats to friends.