Gift This, Not That

Fruit cakes. Ugly pajamas. Apple martini soaps. A bedazzled bracelet. Bad gifts are the WORST. And they must be stopped! With a *tiny* bit more planning and the Framebridge app, you can order some awesome gifts that cost you about the same but will yield lots of props from your friends and fam. Please, join us in ending the curse of bad gifts. We beg you. 

Party photo by Kate Warren in our Beaumont frame $59

Party photo by Kate Warren in our Beaumont frame $59

Wine Koozie vs. Party Pic

In what situation does anyone need a wine koozie? Are they enjoying a nice bottle of chilled white wine in the middle of winter? Did you actually think ahead and chill the bottle before you gave it to them? (Don't lie. We know you didn't.) Yes, it's a random, fun gift with a ridiculous graphic, but why not give your friend something they won't throw away. Or even better, something they'll actually love. Frame a glorious party pic from a night of too much wine. We're thinking the blackmail/LOLs alone make it worth it. 

Get this look (even at the last second!): Upload one of your favorite girls' night snaps from your phone's camera roll and frame it in our Beaumont clean silver frame.

Pajamas print by Typecase Industries in our Irvine frame $99

Pajamas print by Typecase Industries in our Irvine frame $99

Patterned Pajamas vs. Pajamas All Day Print

We must admit those pajamas are pretty sexy. We're sure they'll be an every night kind of luxury. But, just in case stark black and white isn't a part of your go-to color palette, we suggest a print that captures the sentiment, and encourages maximum relaxation.

Get this look: Buy and download a hilarious typography print from Etsy (they have thousands of awesome ones that are only a few bucks each) and upload it to our site to be printed and framed in our Irvine clean white frame.

Persimmon print by Brown Parcel Press in our Lafayette frame $79

Persimmon print by Brown Parcel Press in our Lafayette frame $79

Fruit Arrangement vs. Persimmon Print

While an arrangement of fruit that has been manhandled and put on sticks sounds downright delectable, do any of us really need another sugary thing to eat this holiday season? The print will look great for years to come, and, is calorie free. 

Get this look: Buy and download a digital print of your mom's favorite fruit and upload it to our site to be printed and framed in our Lafayette rippled gold frame with a white mat.

Beer can cutout by Kathryn Zaremba in our Sonoma frame $99

Beer can cutout by Kathryn Zaremba in our Sonoma frame $99

Beer Hat vs. Beer Print

The classic beer hat. It was a real crowd pleaser back in college. The ultimate slacker's way to party. But, guess what? It's not college anymore. You actually have to hold your own beverages. Cue the beer print. The adult way to nod at the good ol' days.

Get this look: Download a beer-related print (be sure you get a cute one — there are a lot of uglies out there) and upload it to our site to be printed and framed in our Sonoma medium wood frame with a white mat.

Embroidered Mindy portrait by Renata Ocampo in our Mercer Slim frame $79 

Embroidered Mindy portrait by Renata Ocampo in our Mercer Slim frame $79 

Mindy Project Box Set vs. Mindy Kaling Embroidered Portrait

The Mindy Project box set would be a fantastic gift if it were the year 2000, and people had DVD players let alone DVDs. No one wants more living room clutter. And, HELLO, streaming. It's a thing. If you want a throwback. Go the Macklemore route. Take your grandma's style. Get an embroidered Mindy portrait. 

Get this look: Download a print of an awesome character from one of your mutual favorite shows and upload it to our site to be printed and framed in our Mercer Slim black gallery frame with a white mat.

Gnome Instagram in our Marin frame $39

Gnome Instagram in our Marin frame $39

Gnome vs. Instagram Mini of a Gnome

Garden gnomes. They're simultaneously freaky, kitschy, and cute. The ultimate gag gift and garden guardian. Here's a thought though: the joke really lies in that time you took that gnome's portrait with President Lincoln while all the tourists watched in confusion. Frame that Insta that shattered your record for most likes, and forced you to forever step up your Insta game. That, friend, is a frameworthy moment. 

Get this look: Upload a pic of one of your best inside jokes directly from your Instagram feed and frame it in our Marin thin natural wood frame with a white mat. This thing only costs $39!


Now, go forth and shop with confidence! Remember: ALL of the THIS, NONE of the THAT.