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Treat Yourself This Christmas!

Treat Yourself!
                                                                         Treat Yourself!

December is nearly here, and it is easy to get caught up in the flurry of holiday gift shopping. Whether you are shopping for Kwanzaa, HanukkahThree Kings Day or Christmas, you are likely lavishing your time and attention of others. Sometimes, to have a great holiday season, you need to treat yo’self!

Instead of spending all of your hard earned cash on friends, kids and parents, spend some of your lucre on some nice things for yourself!

If you want to remind yourself of your lovely family while treating yourself, consider having a gorgeous 3D photo crystal custom made to your specifications. Choose your favourite family portrait, a photo of a beloved niece or nephew, or even a cheeky self portrait! Send the photo to the team at Incrystals and within no time at all they will send you a stunning 3-dimensional crystal featuring a realistically etched portrait.

Perfect for setting on your desk, your night stand or in your living room as a decorative element, this is the ultimate ‘gift’ for yourself this holiday season! Want something more practical? Incrystals also creates necklaces, custom iPhone cases and even etched wine glasses.

Go on – Treat yo’self!

The best Christmas gifts for your Nan

Your nan will be overjoyed!
                                                                Your nan will be overjoyed!

Christmas is almost here, and it’s the time of year when you have to rack your brain for lovely gift ideas for all of the special people in your family. Mum likes a spa gift certificate, Dad enjoys a sampler of craft beers and your sister asked for some bath products from Lush – but what to get for your Nan?

Sure, you could always grab her a box of choccies from M&S or a handmade memento from a local craft sale, but your gran loves one thing more than anything else – her grandkids. Get her an engraved photo crystal that will put a smile on her face all year long.

Surprise your nan with a 3D photo gift
           Surprise your nan with a 3D photo gift

3D photo crystals make fantastic gifts for any grandmother, whether she lives around the corner or across the globe. Choose your favourite photo (contemporary or a sweet portrait from when you were wee) and let the skilled team at Incrystals take care of the rest. Simply upload your image and we’ll send you the finished product in record time.

Imagine your nan’s face when she opens such a thoughtful, meaningful and stunning gift – she’ll be in her glory. Happy Christmas, Nan!

Top Summer Photo Tips

A stunning portrait taken at dawn.
                                                                              A stunning portrait taken at dawn.


The summer is finally in full swing, and it is a great time to head out to the seaside, visit a park or go on a holiday to the lake. No matter where you go this summer, make sure you take your camera or iPhone so that you can snap beautiful photos of your family, friends and nature itself.

Here are our top three summer photo tips:

  1. Wake up early and catch the magical dawn light
    Nothing is as ethereal as the dawn hours during the summertime. If you want to take stunning photos with a hint of magic, wake the kids up early and set up a photoshoot in the early morning light.
  2. Try using a flash when taking portraits
    It may seem counterintuitive to use a flash when the light is at its brightest, but the summer sun can create unflattering lines and creases on people’s faces. Use your flash (or even better, a flash gun) and you can smooth out some of the harsh lines and capture a stunning summer portrait. A stunning portrait can then be used for a 3D Photo Crystal, a perfect way to hang on to the summer all year long.
  3. Focus on summer subjects
    Nothing says summer more than swimming, camping, bbq parties and days by the sea. Remember to capture photos of nature at its finest – these images will contextualise your family photo albums.

Photo Crystals: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for many people out there that means a trip to the mall or the high street to search for something special to give to their partner. This usually means one of a few options – a box of chocolates, a bouquet of roses or a stuffed animal festooned in hearts and sappy phrases.

This year, why not dare to be different? Get your husband, wife or lover something that shows them you care in a unique way; a gift that is meaningful, considerate and has an intimate personal connection to your relationship. Flowers and chocolate (while nice) can simply not compare to the beauty and originality of a Photo Crystal.

Valentine's Day photo gift

3D Photo Crystals utilise modern laser technology in order to etch a picture onto a shimmering crystal surface. Instead of hanging a family portrait or wedding photo on the wall, photo crystals allow you to display your most romantic memories in a new way – even as a gorgeous heart shaped pendant she’ll love to wear. Your personal photo will be all the more stunning as the light reflecting through its textured, multi dimensional surfaces.

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, courtship and the harmony of romantic relationships – giving a Photo Crystal as a gift on February 14th will help you and your love to do just that.

Go ahead – make this year’s celebrations truly special and choose a truly beautiful Photo Crystal gift.