Finding The Perfect Gift For Friends & Family

Holiday shopping, while sometimes fun, can also be difficult. Depending on the person you’re gifting, finding the perfect item is often a toss-up. Far too often we hear “I have no idea what to get them!” as the day for exchanging gifts approaches. For some, simple gifts can mean more to someone than an expensive one. If you’re struggling with what to get for a close friend or family member, a custom magazine cover may be just what you’ve been looking for!




    • They’re Completely Custom. Your personalized magazine cover is far from the cookie-cutter gift or the traditional gift card. You have the option of creating everything fro
      m a ‘best friend’ cover to a sports themed cover, with many options in between.
    • You Can Share Old Memories. Because you can customize every part of the text on the cover, inside jokes and quirky quotes can be placed anywhere you see fit on the image. This is a great way to get a few laughs out of the gift, especially if it’s synonymous with a habit of theirs that others know about!
    • Instant Delivery. Sometimes you’re in a pinch and need to find that perfect last minute gift. With instant delivery, you won’t need to rush around looking for a perfect gift at the last minute! If you do have extra time, YourCover can also print, frame, and ship your gift to your door while you finish the rest of your shopping.



While shopping may cause a bit of stress now, the ease of this particular gift allows you to effectively check someone special off of your list, while giving them something entirely personal and fun. Additionally, if you’re strapped for time, our instant download option provides you with your custom gift within minutes of your order being placed.

To get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover. For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!


3 Things You Can Do With Your Magazine Cover

Believe it or not, a custom magazine cover has a ton of different uses once it’s created. Not only does it make a great gift for a family member or friend, it has lots of uses beyond being a unique gift. Here are a few suggestions on different ways to use a personalized magazine cover to make your party or event extra special.


Cake Image

Let’s say you want to use the image for a birthday party and you’re low on options. With the availability of a digital download, you can make your magazine cover and then bring the file to your local baker or ice cream parlor and have the image printed onto a cake. This option allows you to spice up the look of the dessert for everyone to enjoy. In addition to being on the cake, print out a copy of the cover and frame it — now you have used the magazine cover for more than one purpose! Plus, it makes a great photo opportunity for the birthday girl/boy.

Sign In Board

For parties, a magazine cover can be used to show off the star of your party.. At many large events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone anniversary or birthday parties, a sign in book is often in the front of the venue. Go big & get rid of the book and print your magazine cover as a poster, mount it on foam core and stand it on an easel at the entrance with magic markers. Your guests can now ‘sign in’ on the board and leave a heartwarming message for the star of the day. The cover poster will be a wonderful piece of memorabilia to reflect on for years to come.

Trading Cards

Instead of the typical sports themed cards given out to family and friends, a fake magazine cover is a great way to have them done the DIY way, and save yourself a few dollars in the process. Most sports photographers offer only the child’s photo on a card without any personalized text. Use the cover editor to completely customize the text on the card, and make use of your creative side to create an entirely unique and personalized card!

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating your magazine cover..  To create your personalized magazine cover choose a template that matches your event or the cover star’s interests or personality.. With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better ‘just because’, last minute, or personalized gift to give to that special someone! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook,  find us on Pinterest or browse our magazine cover templates!


Why A Magazine Cover Is A Great Teacher Gift

With the main holidays of the year approaching, it sometimes becomes hard to give gifts to

certain people. With the kids in school all day, it’s often a good idea to repay their teacher with a small gift. Aside from the run-of-the-mill gifts that many give, a customized magazine cover can be the perfect way to show your appreciation for the dedication given to your child day in  and day out.


– Personalize the magazine cover to be all about their life and interests. Let’s say their teacher loves to go hiking or play soccer — you can feature them doing what they love while also tying in their profession. For example, the headline ‘kicking the kids into high gear’ on a soccer cover serves as a great way to play with wording.

– They can display it in class. Sure, a box of doughnuts or a cake is also a great idea, but it’s a short lived treat. A magazine cover can be placed somewhere and on display forever, allowing him/her to show it proudly. As a bonus, you can also have your children design a custom frame to put the magazine cover in for a truly personal touch.

– It can be added to a basket of other goodies! With an instant download price of $9.95, this is the perfect way to add another custom addition to a small basket of goodies for your teacher. If the class is pitching in to make one big gift basket, this is a great item that won’t be repeated. Showing your appreciation for your teachers doesn’t have to be a difficult job. In a few easy steps, you can create an entirely unique gift that can be admired for years. A fake magazine cover is a great addition. To get started, visit our cover editor page here!


The Best Sports Themed Covers

Every child has the dream of getting on the cover of his/her favorite magazine. When it comes to the little athlete in your life, nothing makes them smile more than the recognition of their hard work — and what better way to show your appreciation than displaying it for everyone to see? Instead of tossing any old photo into a frame, take that action shot and bring it to life on a personalized magazine cover. With endless options for every sport and publication, you’re sure to light up the face of your baserunner with an unforgettable gift.

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Sports Illustrated Themes

For the Sports Illustrated fanatic, use the blank template to recreate this iconic magazine cover. By adding your child’s favorite photo to our cover editor, you’ll be able to edit text in a number of places, adding things like their ‘favorite pre-game snack’ and ‘the game-winning home-run interview’. This cover is sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone, and your child can proudly show off their cover to everyone who enters the home. This sure beats small trading card photos that can get lost rather easily.

Gifts For The Team

The traditional pizza party typically follows the last game of the season — why not add a twist to the fun? Grab a ‘Champions’ themed magazine cover, and include a photo of the whole team. You can customize the text to be all about the season along with stats and inside team memories and jokes like the ‘must-know high-five tactics for winning’ and much more. Each child will cherish the memory of their season and their first magazine feature.


The heart and soul of each team dedicates hours upon hours to his/her craft. At the end of the season, show your appreciation and create a ‘Best Coach’ cover for them. Featuring things like ‘The must know winning strategy’ and ‘the pep-talk of a lifetime’ are just a few things you can feature on the cover to show your gratitude to the ones who have dedicated their time to help your child’s team.

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating the magazine cover for the ages. With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better personalized gift to give to that special athlete or coach! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook, and find us on Pinterest!


DIY Frames You Can Make At Home

So you’ve got your personalized magazine cover all set, but haven’t decided on a frame to put it in yet. Why not spend an hour and make one? Using an existing frame, you can customize the frame for your magazine cover with personal flair, and make use of that old frame collecting dust. Armed with household items and a trip to the dollar store, construct the best picture frame imaginable — whether it’s for you or a friend!

Wooden Frames


For the outdoorsy magazine cover, the supplementing frame would look great as if it too, had just walked out of the woods. Head into the backyard and grab a handful of small twigs that vary in size but are relatively close in girth. From here, break them apart in a size that corresponds with the border of the frame, grab your hot glue gun and glue them around the edge of the frame. Once the glue dries and settles, you’ll have the rustic, outdoorsy frame to correspond with the cover.

Holiday Themed Frames


If you and the family have recently been featured on your brand new, fake magazine cover for the fall, it’s a great idea to incorporate the seasons into the frame! Using a dab of hot glue and a quick trip to the dollar store, you can score fake leaves and pine cones to decorate the edges/borders of the frame. These soft & warm colors can highlight the magazine cover on the table as you show it off for Thanksgiving dinner — who knows, maybe someone in the family will love your craft; instant holiday gift idea!

Washi Tape


Washi tape is one of the easiest ways to recreate a perfect look from an old picture frame. These pieces of tape typically feature patterns and are easily cut to fit. Grab a few rolls of your favorite color and pattern and start laying them on the frame. If you’ve got a baseball star in the house,vertical pinstriping might be your go-to idea. This way, you can place that personalized Sports Illustrated magazine cover in a custom frame that completes the look inside his/her baseball themed room!

To get started on the personalized magazine cover to put inside your DIY matching frame check out our create-a-cover page here and start designing!  With an instant download available at a low cost of $9.95, you can create the perfect gift for any friend or family member in minutes.


How To Create Your Own GQ/Vogue Cover

Mastering the craft of a magazine cover can be tough work — especially if you’re not sure where to start! When it comes to replicating the magazine style of Fashion magazines, a number of stylistic choices must be made. For those looking to create the perfect look, we’ve rounded up the best tips to creating a professional looking magazine cover.

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  • Your picture is key. For men and women involved in fashion, attire is everything. Try sourcing a photo that features their outfit as well as a good image of their face. Many magazines such as GQ will focus solely on a waist up shot. For men, this generally always includes a photo in a nice suit, or dress shirt & tie combo. For the ladies, something fashionable is typically a great choice.
  • Keep your color palette simple. If you take a look at most GQ or Vogue magazines, their text occupies a maximum of about four colors. It’s important to develop your theme here and choose accordingly. Larger text should all remain a uniform color, as well as supplementary text remaining consistent throughout. Accenting text can be any color of your choosing!
  • Use negative space to your advantage. Sometimes, it’s hard to read text that’s layered on top of an image. This is where your positioning and font all come together as one. By making the right selection, each tidbit of information can be entirely legible to anyone looking.
  • Make it personal. Just because you’re mimicking a magazine doesn’t mean it can’t be your own spin! Insert funny quotes and quirks that make the person on the cover who they are. After all, it’s their 15 minutes of fame!

When you’re ready to get started, head on over to the Cover Editor and begin creating the magazine cover for the ages. You’ll want to choose the blank template to create your GQ or Vogue Titled magazine cover With an instant download option and a low price of $9.95, there’s no better ‘just because’, last minute, or personalized gift to give to that special someone! For examples of previously created magazines, make sure to like us on Facebook, and find us on Pinterest!


A DIY Mother’s Day Gift for the Creatively-Challenged

Most DIY Mother’s Day gifts require that you be crafty and creative or a good cook. YourCover offers a quick, easy and affordable Mother’s Day gift that even the most creatively-challenged can complete – and more importantly – that looks professionally made!

Make a Mother’s Day magazine cover or Best Mom magazine cover at Use the online cover editor to make a personalized magazine cover in 3 simple steps.

  1. Choose a template – there are over 80 choices for every holiday, interest and personality
  2. Upload a photo of mom by herself or with you or the whole family
  3. Personalize the default headlines to be all about her life, family, interests, special memories and of course why she is the best mom in the world

Within minutes you’re done! Order the photo file download for INSTANT delivery (perfect as a last minute Mother’s Day gift) and print it yourself at home, office or local photo shop. Pop it in a frame for a completely unique gift that will really impress Mom. Have enough time? Let YourCover print and frame your custom magazine cover for you.

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How to Win on Valentine’s Day

Personalized Valentine's Day GiftIt looms there every year about this time.  February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day.  A day to celebrate the ones you love.  Sure you could buy flowers, go out to a fancy dinner.  Or even cook your love a fancy dinner – not all that romantic since you will probably be a bit sweaty and messy after all that time in the kitchen.  Not to mention tired.  And how will that work exactly?

Do you really want to win on Valentine’s Day?  You’ve got photos on your phone right?  Why not take those photos and create a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift?  A gift that will show how much you care and will make it appear as if you did all kinds of work, (which is not the case, but who cares right?).  Take the credit – and the spoils!

YourCover is ready to help you put something cool together fast and easy. Putting your Valentine on the cover of a personalized fake magazine cover could be the springboard to a great night and who knows what might come after

Did we mention it is sooooo easy?  You can choose your own title, or choose a YourCover Valentine’s Day template (there’s lots of others).  You make the completely personalized fake magazine cover in real-time and if all you want is a downloadable jpeg you can count it being sent as soon as you order!

If you want to have print and frame it for you then you’ll need a bit more time for printing and shipping to wherever and whomever you designate.

You want to win with a unique Valentine’s Day gift?  YourCover is your ticket!


Thanksgiving is the best holiday!

Getting family and friends together under the premise of good food and drink is always a winning combination.  Here in the United States Thanksgiving is the real kick-off to the family holiday get-togethers.  Football, turkey, stuffing and all that goes with it makes everyone festive and more than a bit happy.  Sometimes it’s difficult to remember one Thanksgiving from another!

A YourCover personalized magazine cover can help you keep those memories fresh as well as keep you smiling.  Take lots of photos of the annual family touch football game as you can use them in your unique creation!

Using the YourCover updated and super-fast cover editor you can include such memories as:
“Remember the time Uncle Scott ate BOTH the turkey legs?”
“Who Does It Better? Aunt Sheila vs Aunt Nancy – The Stuffing Battle Continues!”

Or take some photos of guests who are fast asleep in a turkey coma after the big meal but are pretending to watch football when all they are doing is napping BEFORE THEY EAT AGAIN!  After all the leftovers from Thanksgiving are not to be undervalued.

You can make your own title like “TURKEY DAY” or GRANDMA’s HOUSE, or maybe just THANKSGIVING magazine.  It doesn’t matter as you are only limited to your own imagination.   Put it all together and have it professionally printed and framed, or print it at home on your home printer!  Or keep it simple and download the image file and email it to the family and post it on social media – even before some of the revelers arrive home.  It’s that fast to create, save and send a YourCover personalized gift.


National Cat Day – October 29: A Purrr-fect Way to Celebrate!

National Cat DayWe think that it’s a bit odd that National Cat Day takes place the same week as Halloween.  We’ve all heard about black cats and Halloween and the sometimes not nice things people do to black cats so for those of us that have a black cat – keep him or her inside this Saturday night.

Now for all you cat lovers did you even know there was a holiday celebrating our feline friends?  That’s fright – er, that’s right!  Every year October 29 is National Cat Day.   If you’re like us, you ADORE your cat and all his little ‘habits’ that sometimes drive you crazy laughing and then there are other times when he drives you – just crazy!  Like going in and out 72 times in an hour.

A fake magazine cover from is a great way to show people the special relationship you have with your cat or cats.  Use multiple photos that truly capture your cat’s unique personality.

The Cat Life template is ready to go for you and all you need to do is upload a photo or two, customize our default headlines and either have YourCover professionally print and frame it, or download an instant jpeg and print it yourself (and don’t forget to share it online too).  It’s fast, easy, personal, and nobody else you know will do it.

It’s a purrfectly wonderful idea don’t you think?