Gift Guide: Instagram Fanatic

Instagrammers are a fickle bunch. It's hard to walk down the street with one of them and hold a conversation because he'll suddenly pause to artfully frame a silhouette of a water tower. Perhaps you're about to sit down to a lovely meal when the glow of her phone illuminates the table as she documents her dinner.

Maybe you're sharing the joy of the arrival of your first child when suddenly, an iPhone appears in the delivery room. Yes, at times these folks can be annoying, but I must admit when they put a certain filter (not Valencia, Valencia is dead) on a photo of me, I look fantastic. And so, as a thanks for the many filtered Facebook profile shots I have received over the past year, I'll be buying them one of these gifts.

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iPhone Lenses

I actually own all of these lenses. I bought them at 2ish in the AM on a Saturday, if you catch my drift. But they provide endless photo-entertainment. My personal favorite is the macro lens—perfect for a super close-up instagram.
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Boostcase

Ever since I strapped my boostcase on my phone, I never leave home without it. Frequent checking of the gram will deplete your power supply, but with Boostcase, you'll be charged all day long. So go ahead, refresh that feed, do it twice if you want, you're charged.

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An Actual Camera

Whether or not your friend is willing to admit it, she has thought to herself, "I mean, I am just as good as Avendon." So why not give her the chance to prove it, then laugh as she Googles "what is aperture?"
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Tripod Keychain

A huge pet peeve of instagrammers is a blurry photo. And frankly, adding "in motion" to the caption doesn't make it okay. With this handy keychain tripod, you can ensure that his phone will remain stable and deliver a crisp 400 megapixel image. You're a hero!
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Instagram Calendar

For the person who loves Instagram and also loves the man-made concept of time. This calendar will merge her two loves in one well-designed harmonious package. You can customize exactly which Instagrams are chosen when ordering, so make sure they are all of your own face.

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iPhone Printer

Instagram is so fleeting sometimes. A quick swipe through your feed and the well appointed collection of mason jars your friend discovered is gone forever. Let's make things a little more permanent this year with an iPhone photo printer.
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Instagram Watch

Remember your friend who loves Instagram and the man-made concept of time? He'll love this too! Perhaps a stocking stuffer or a gift for another night of Hanukkah? For a mere $40, he can gaze into an Instagram photo you choose while watching time slowly slip away. It's all so dramatic and wonderful.
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Holga iPhone Case

Why let Instagram have all the fun of photo-editing? With this case from Holga, your camera suddenly becomes a mini-photo lab. There's color filters, distorting filters, cigarette filters, coffee filters, all kinds of filters. This will put your friend's Instagram a cut above all the others—a worthy note on any resumé.
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