I recently ordered a Thorntons PhotoBox Collection* box of chocolates with a picture of my daughters on it from PhotoBox.
While a box of chocolate is often considered a bit of a cop-out gift - didn't know what to get you, so I got you chocolate - it doesn't have to be. With a little thought and forward planning you can give a lovely box of chocolates, and with the addition of a beautiful picture that would melt any loving grandparent's heart, you can have a meaningful present that's also stress-free and tasty.
Using the PhotoBox system is really easy. You just sign in, upload your photo, choose your preferences - you can choose from 12, 24 and 36 chocolates in a single, double or triple layer - select your photo, crop it to the right size and you're done. There's a little smiley-face guide to tell you what your picture quality is going to be.
If the face is green it's a high quality image, if it's yellow it's lower quality but should look okay to a non-professional photographer, and if it's red it's pretty low quality and may come out quite pixelated. Then it's recommended that you choose a different picture.
The picture I chose was medium quality - the orange face - but I was really happy with the end result. So much so, that once we'd finished the chocolates, I actually hung the lid of the box up on our wall. It's a little like a box frame, so it looks really nice!
Of course the chocolates are important too, and having Thornton's chocolates means most people should be very happy. I know my husband was! He loved the chocolate, and I loved the picture, even though it was a gift for him.
At £19.99 for the box of 12 I think it's quite expensive, so if you can stretch a little further and get the double layer of 24 chocolates for £23.99 it's much better value. There's also the 36 chocolate, 3 layer option for £27.99. I don't know about you, but it's always so nice lifting that top layer off and seeing a whole second one below!
So, if you're thinking of presents and don't know what to get, think of a Thornton's PhotoBox Collection, because the photo and the memory will be preserved long after the chocolate is gone and there's no running around the highstreet on Christmas eve, and that on it's own is absolutely worth it!
Have a look at our voucher section for current PhotoBox promotions too.