Here’s something I’ll never understand: We all snap zillions of photos on our phones, but the only place we ever see most of those photos is … on our phones. Don’t they deserve a showcase? A shrine, even? Shouldn’t you get to see not just a few favorites once in a while but all of your precious memories all the time? Yes, yes and yes. That’s why I’ll go to my grave championing digital photo frames, which display photos as a running slideshow on a stylish screen. Below you’ll find my picks for the best digital photo frames you can buy right now.
Best budget digital photo frame
Jeemayswart 10.1-Inch Digital Photo Frame
Best portable photo frame
PhotoSpring Portable 10-Inch Digital Picture Frame
Best big photo frame
NexFoto 17-Inch Digital Picture Frame
Best photo frame that can receive texts
Loop Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame With 10-Inch Touch Screen
Best digital photo frame for families
Nixplay 10.1-Inch Digital Picture Frame
Best photo frame to give as a gift
Aura Mason Luxe 9.7-Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame
Best splurge frame
Samsung the Frame 32-Inch Class QLED 4K TV
I can’t tell you how much joy my wife and I get from catching glimpses of friends, family, past vacations and special moments. Where a photo album must be hauled out and paged through, a photo frame is full-time. You might notice it as you pass by throughout the day; you might sit and look at it all through breakfast.
However a frame weaves itself into your life, I consider it an unrivaled source of happiness — and, consequently, a great gift, especially for parents and grandparents.