Just in time for the holiday-shopping season, I thought I'd share a great gift idea for the Instagram lover in your life! A couple years ago, one of my really good friends, Nate Larkin, started InstaThis, an amazing company that lets you print your Instagram pictures on wood, aluminum, or coasters. Nate and I go all the way back to kindergarten — we passed notes throughout junior high, spent summers on the lawn at Dave Matthews concerts, and if my dramatic diary entries are any indication, he was a rock for me more times than I can count. Over the years, he's always been the sort of person to give a hundred percent, and InstaThis is no exception. All the products are handmade, and the prints are created by infusing the photo directly onto the material. Cool, right?
I'm partial to the coaster set as a holiday present, and if this sweet gift from Nate is any indication, they make a great wedding keepsake, too! Plus, let's be real here, the $20 price tag doesn't hurt, either, and for anyone who's into designing a gallery wall, the wood and aluminum prints start at $25.
The only hard part? Choosing which photos to print! Personally — spoiler alert, friends — I'm planning to curate a few city-themed coaster sets for my girlfriends, and to print some more scenic snaps for our relatives. If you're interested, you can get started by heading over to InstaThis to upload your pictures, and if you want to learn more, check out InstaThis on Facebook and Twitter!