Pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes turning those pictures into tangible, lasting mementos can cost a fortune. Creating a photo book using photos you’ve taken has never been easier, but as anyone who’s paid for a photoshoot can confirm: photos and photo keepsakes can get pretty pricey. Luckily, if you want to learn how to turn your phone’s pics into a photo book there are several reliable, high-quality sites that create professional-grade custom photo books for cheap along with deals on other custom photo items. Just upload your photos online, select your sizing, pick your favorite binding and layout, customize your cover, and voila! You’ve nailed the perfect gift.
Shutterfly is offering 50% off photo books right now in May.
One unique Shutterfly pledge is their free, unlimited, secure photo storage. They will never delete your photos, which means you can continue to go back into your account and use those photos or add to them. Plus, sign up for your first Shutterfly account and receive 101 free prints, five free magnets, one free art print, and a free set of address labels as a welcome gift!
Shutterfly offers customized design service, so you can actually work with a designer to design your photo book – including the layout design. Just submit up to 800 photos, special instructions, and select your book size. A designer will curate the photos, create a design, and email you for approval. Now for a limited time, they’re offering $0 for the additional design fee and promise a three-day turnaround for approval, a $10 savings!
Unlike Walgreens (below) which offers photo books only customizable through mix-and-match options, Shutterfly gives you the opportunity to customize every detail of your photo book, from design layout to photo sizing to binding. All books from this “Custom Path” option start at $15.98 and increase in cost depending on your embellishments, sizes, and customizations. Or, submit your photos and let Shutterfly lay them out for you with the “Simple Path” style.
- 20-pg, 8”x11” custom path-style, modern white photo book. Sale Price: $29.99 | Reg. Price: $39.98
- 20-pg, 8”x11” make-my-book. Sale Price: $39.99 |Reg. Price: $49.99 (including design fee)
- 20-pg, 8”x11” simple path-style, modern white photo book. Reg Price: $29.99
Snapfish is offering 72% off photo books right now in May.
Snapfish is as easy as 1-2-3, literally, as they advertise the three steps in designing your own custom Snapfish photo book. Like Walgreens, Snapfish utilizes a phone app that specializes in photo book and photo product designs (or you can just use your web browser). Snapfish retains your unlimited storage of photos for active users – but you have to use your account at least once every 365 days to retain that active status. With Snapfish, customers can choose from a variety of sizes, layouts, and covers, or upgrade any photo book to an elegant, professional-looking matte hardcover book.
Currently until May 3, Snapfish is running a sale on its photo books. You can save up to 72% off the standard 8”x11” hardcover photo book with code 1099BKAP. Or save 55% on all orders $30 or more, or 30% off everything with code 5530AP.
- 20-pg, 8”x11” hardcover photo book. Sale Price: $10.99 | Reg. Price $39.99 (72% off)
- 20-pg, 8”x11” hardcover matte book. Sale Price: $18.90 | Reg. Price: 41.98 (55% off)
Walgreens is offering 30% off all photo items right now in May.
One of the advantages of a Walgreens photo book is that you can order it for free and get same-day pickup, an incredible turnaround time. Walgreens has a variety of standard, 8.5”x11” photo books available, including matte and glossy finish. Most come with a standard 20 pages, with the option to add up to 10 additional pages at extra cost. You can also use the Walgreens app to easily upload photos and create your custom photo books and projects, plus find special app-only discounts.
After selecting your photos, choose the cover that best suits the aesthetic of your gift’s recipient. Hardcover or softcover? Linen or leather? The choices are numerous. Walgreens also offers the “lay flat” binding style, which eliminates the raised center and allows the book to open completely flat on its own. We also love their customized small glass ring plates and glass trays (starting at under $35) that can feature a favorite photo.
Until May 30, Walgreens is running a sale on all photo items – up to 30% off every item with the code 30ALLPHOTO.
Here are a few of the Walgreens photo book options you can customize, but check out their site for a huge variety of layouts and cover choices.
- 20-pg, 8.5”x11” standard glossy photo book, regular binding. Sale Price: $28 | Reg. Price $39.99 (30% off)
- 20-pg, 8.5”x11” lay-flat photo book with custom cover. Sale Price: $28 |Reg. Price: $39.99 (30% off)
- 20-pg, 8.5”x11” window leather cover. Sale Price: $28 | Reg. Price: $39.99 (30% off)
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