Thumbs up for photo books!
When I left university one of my best friends had these amazing photo books produced which were full of brilliant photos from the last 3 years. It was basically like a year book but just for our circle of friends and much cooler!
It's great to have a professionally made book of photos rather than just a stack of snaps that would probably end up getting lost. It was a really special way to mark the end of our uni years and I'll always have it as a reminder of that time.
It's not just like an album either because the photos are part of the pages and there are sections of text. I'd definitely recommend this as a really unusual, personal gift.
In fact, I had one made for my Mum for her last birthday! It was full of loads of silly pictures of my family and went down a storm! I used Photobox to have it made. The quality was so impressive and it only cost about £30.
You can personalise the whole design, from the cover to the spine to the pages (inc. the number of pages). The hardback covers really do make it seem just like a proper coffee table book that you would buy anywhere. I think the max size went up to A3 but I just used an A4 size.
So I definitely give a big thumbs up to photo books. They're an absolutely awesome gift and much more personal than the usual sort of thing. They're also really fun to create so it's a win-win!