There's little argument social-photo phenomena, Instagram, is the top app for creating stylized photographs to share online (we know...we've been waiting patiently for a release on our smartphone platform for ages now). But one San Francisco company thought they could improve on the Instagram experience, offering users a way to take their own curated collection of best photos and convert them into tactile, real world products to share...maybe even gift. Posters, Polaroid-size mini prints, stickers, a wallet size "Minibook", and our absolute favorite, the aptly named, Tinybook... Social Print Studio of San Francisco calls their service, Printstagram. For $25, they can take anywhere between 50-400 Instgram images and turn it into a 20"x40" Instagrid Poster, with either black or white background and borders. $12 gets you a set of 48 Miniprints, card stock photos prints with matte finish that looks a lot like Polaroids. Instagram Stickers reminds us a lot of those Japanese photo booth machines; they're sold for a fair deal at $10 for 252 stickers, while the Minibook comes in a set of two for $12, each book printed with 50 images inside.
But our absolute favorite of the bunch is the Tinybook. About the size of a book designed for Barbie or Ken, these truly tiny books hold 24 photos each, offer a magnetic back, and can be had for a reasonable $10 for a set of three. Oh, and if you've got an overseas sweetheart or family, you can surprise them too...they ship internationally!