The Perfect Clutter-Free Gift for That Difficult-to-Buy-For Person!

posted by Andrea | 11/15/2018

Today’s post is sponsored by KODAK Digitizing Box. All opinions are my own. 

With less than 6 weeks until Christmas, many of you might be finished with your holiday shopping already (way to go!) and many of you might not have even started yet (it’s OK, you have plenty of time!!)

Wherever you are on your holiday shopping progress, you’re bound to have at least one person on your list who you JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO GIVE!

  • They don’t need anything…
  • They don’t want anything…
  • They don’t give you suggestions…
  • They aren’t someone you can give cash or a gift card to (my trusty stand-by gifts)…
  • They aren’t the type to appreciate handmade gifts (or maybe you just don’t want to add more clutter to their homes)…
  • They definitely don’t need another picture or drawing from your children to hang on their walls…

So… do you just buy them something practical? Or something silly (like a gag gift)? Or something random and package it with a gift card or consumable item you know they’ll eventually get around to using?

Those could all be appropriate options, depending on the person.

HOWEVER… I have one more super fantastic gift option for the difficult-to-buy-for people on your list!!!

Give them the lasting gift of digitizing all their photos, videos, film strips, and other outdated media with the KODAK Digitizing Box!

NOTE: I have a discount code for all readers at the end of this post!

Almost every person I know older than 40 wants to have digital copies of their childhood and young adult photos… but the process always seems so overwhelming to them.

Where do they start?

What should they do first?

What equipment do they need to get started?

What if they don’t know how to use a computer?

What if they mess up and waste their time?

How long will it take?

What if they poop out and give up in the middle and never finish?

With the gift of a KODAK Digitizing Box, you can give them all of this with virtually no effort on their part!

Guess who wins the “best gift award” this year?? YOU!

Every KODAK Digitizing Box includes a welcome guide with simple, step-by-step instructions, safety barcodes for every item, a pre-paid return shipping label, and access to personal online support to answer any questions.

If someone on your gift list has the ability to put pictures, tapes, and other outdated media into a box and put a pre-paid shipping label on the box, they can do this (so yes, pretty much anyone can do this!)

KODAK accepts 19 different types of media, including (but not limited to):

  • VHS tapes
  • Reel to Reel Audio Tapes
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Super 8 Films
  • 35mm Slides
  • 8mm and 16mm Reels
  • Photo Prints
  • and more!

Once the box is in the mail, there is nothing more for you (or them) to do except enjoy the fact that you’ve FINALLY crossed this massive project off your to-do list once and for all!!!!! 

KODAK provides state-of-the-art tracking, barcoding, and personalized updates with email notifications and tracking information so you can monitor the progress every step of the way.

FUN FACT: KODAK is the largest digitizer of home movies and photos in the world — they actually invented mail-in processing!

They’ve helped almost half a million customers preserve their past already… so yeah, they know what they’re doing when it comes to pictures!

In a few weeks, the originals will arrive back, safe and sound, along with the new digital thumb drives, cloud files, or DVDs!

Yes, it’s THAT simple!

Once the digital files arrive, you may upload them to your computer and/or portable hard drive so you have a back-up, use the files to create digital photo books (something I’ve done for years), and/or store the digital files in a fireproof safe to preserve them for years to come.

Either way, it’s one HUGE to-do crossed of your list!!

Do you have a few hard-to-buy-for people on your list who would LOVE this clutter-free gift?

If you are DONE with busy stores and malls but still have a few gifts to buy this year, consider the KODAK Digital Box as a practical, useful, clutter-free gift idea for any of the hard-to-buy-for people on your list this year.

Or better yet, purchase a box for YOURSELF and finally tackle that pile of pictures you’re going to digitize “someday… when you have more time”!

We even have a discount coupon for you!

For a limited time, you can get an additional 10% off your entire KODAK order using the code ANDREA at checkout!

Just for the fun of it, here are a few of MY baby pictures… do you think any of my children look more like me than others?

A big thanks to KODAK for sponsoring this post and making it possible for me to provide all of the content on my blog free of charge! My opinions are 100% my own! Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have.

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22 comments

  1. Sheri Deppe

    11/17/2018

    Hi Andrea,
    I’m intrigued with this idea for my parents + mother-in-law. How much stuff fits in a box? And does the material have to be organized in some fashion first? My mom has all of her parents’ stuff in boxes – all thrown together. I’m thinking it should be sorted through before you send it off?

    Sheri

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    Andrea Reply:

    You can fit a huge amount of stuff in the boxes — but it DOES need to be somewhat organized. The pictures need to be out of their books/bindings/folders, etc and divided up into 50 pictures per bag… then there are barcodes you put on each package of 50.
    There are barcodes to put on each video, each tape, etc. so it’s not just a free-for-all, dump everything in the box sort of thing (but still relatively painless in my opinion!)

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  2. JoDi

    11/15/2018

    I’ve always thought Simon looks the most like you, but the infant picture looks just like James!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yeah, I would agree that Simon favors me the most of all my kiddos!

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  3. Lonnie

    11/15/2018

    Thank you Andrea. Always inspired by your tips, but is this actually KODAK? Or this: http://ow.ly/ZOtR30mDxve

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  4. Luna

    11/15/2018

    It’s too bad that this isn’t available in Canada, but I’ll look for something similar for my Dad! I was considering getting our old VHS tapes done myself, but I think this is a better idea!

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  5. Lauren Alvarez

    11/15/2018

    Hi Andrea! Thanks for the recommendation. I think my mom would love this for Christmas! I remember you posting about a different service like this in the past. How does this service compare? Do you like it better?

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes — Legacy Box!
    Legacy Box actually partners with the Kodak Digitizing Box so they are basically working together right now (which is how I got involved with Kodak!)
    So yes, I’ve used them 3 times already and each time, I was very happy with the results!

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  6. Amy

    11/15/2018

    How cool!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    very cool — especially if you have lots of pictures you want to digitize and not nearly enough time to do it!

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  7. MomofTwoPreciousGirls

    11/15/2018

    Definitely see Clara but that bottom right looks like Simon in a dress!! This may be great for my mother in law.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Simon is basically my mini-me!

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    Shelly Reply:

    In almost all of your family photos I see Simon as your mini-me, but for some reason I thought that bottom right picture looks like James in a dress! And I definitely see Clara in the bottom left picture, too! All your kids are beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    haha — “James in a dress” love it! 🙂

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  8. Paulette

    11/15/2018

    Simon looks the most like you (Angel boy!) and Clara (happy girl!) except for her eyes. You and Dave made beautiful children!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks 🙂

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  9. Tammy

    11/15/2018

    I used a service like this for years but the company changed this ye as r so I’m looking for a replacement. However, I need negatives converted and I dont see them listed anywhere, do you know if they will do them?

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    Ann Reply:

    Negatives are listed with the photos.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Ann! Yes, you can do negatives!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, you can do negatives!

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  10. Karen Cooper

    11/15/2018

    I’m so excited about this, thank you for sharing! However … I went to order and it says that the coupon code doesn’t exist. Is there another code to use?

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    Andrea Reply:

    we’re looking into this — I’ll let you know shortly! Sorry!

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