It’s a difficult task. What can you buy for the overly enthusiastic instagrammer in your life at the festive time of year? You thought you’d got it just right last year with that leather photo album, only to find that the slots weren’t 5×5 square, and the cover was the wrong shade of white. It’s hard, I know.
Long-suffering instagram widow/ers, suffer no more. I’ve kindly put together a list for you to tick off this Christmas, guaranteeing you gift-giving success and festive cheer to last right through until January.
Fellow Instagram addicts, this is for you too. Simply leave this page open on your laptop or phone for your significant others to peruse & purchase.
Bonsai scissors. It matters not if they are functional or even remotely useful in the real world, providing they add rustic #authenticity to an artfully staged photo.
Unusual spoons. Preferably hand carved by blind Tibetan monks, but a bearded man in Southern England will also do.
A power bank, for those awful moments when the battery creeps into the red.
A realistic baby’s hand prop. Those actual child-hands are just too unpredictable!
Scrumpledlinen tea towels. If you insist on buying us nicely ironed ones, please have the courtesy to at least stuff them in the bottom of the laundry hamper for a week before gifting.
Dead flowers. So poignant, so likeable. We will also accept living flowers that will eventually die.
A glossy white/rustic wooden tabletop – although, just between you and me – a large white mounting board / a wooden photo backdrop will suffice.
A human tripod. The greatest gift you can offer is the promise to always be there, standing over the table when we casually drink our morning tea, taking 35 shots to get just the right angle. And smile about it, please!
Failing that, we will accept a gorilla tripod instead.
A fog machine, industrial strength. Or a moody English winter.
A six-week Instagram Coursewith yours truly to make 2016 the best year on Instagram yet! Stylish gift card & photo journal provided as part of the package, ready for Christmas morning. (Seamless self-promotion, right? 😀 )
Note: I wrote this post way back in April, then never hit publish. I'm not sure why, exactly, but I suppose the subject made me a little unsure. I don't feel unsure any more, so here it is. Better [...]