Pssst ... Mother's Day is coming soon. If you aren't ready, perhaps I can offer up a few ideas for photography-related awesomeness that will make mom happy? Yes? Yes!
How about some photo props? These mustaches and hats and other fun stuff will give kids a reason to stand in front of the camera and grin. Good fun, right?
Along the same lines, chalkboards are surprisingly useful when it comes to snapping photos. This set from Amazon is fun.
My absolute favorite camera straps are from this Etsy shop, but there are also some fun ones on Amazon. I'm digging this shoulder strap A LOT, but there's also a lot of love left for this happy polka-dot strap.
Every time I do a gift list, I seem to include an external hard drive. There's a reason for that and it's BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS, PEOPLE. Or give mom what she needs to back up her photos. Same difference.
How about a tripod? Tripods are fun! There is a huge variance in the prices of tripods, so let's review. The inexpensive ones are fine. Truly. They just won't last a long time and won't be as durable as one that's a bit more expensive. If you think mom will really use a tripod and will benefit from being able to have the legs at varying lengths without them slipping and you really want it to last, go big. That is the one I'm currently eying because it makes me swoon. Oh, and there is definitely a place in life for a highly portable little tripod like the Gorillapod.
Jewelry is good. VERY good. I'm totally in love with these $3 camera earrings, although the price has me a little concerned. They're probably 100% gold, right? Or not. Alternatively, there are some dangle earrings that are at least gold plated.
The kid version of this tshirt cracks me up, but we're shopping for mom. Here's her tshirt:
I have to give a special bit of love for this tshirt, though.
Alexis needs it. Like, WOAH.
Camera bags are ALWAYS a good option. ALWAYS. They can range in price from practically nothing to hundreds of dollars. You can buy an adorable bag that looks more like a purse than anything, or you can find a utilitarian option. There's even the option of getting an insert that allows mom to turn her beloved purse into a camera bag.
Lastly, I always think these Bokeh Filters are a great gift. They're the sort of thing that you can't justify buying for yourself, but they are a lot of fun to play with every once in a while.
They give you the power to do fun stuff like this.
That's quite enough for now, don't you think? I'll be back later with some lens and camera ideas because TRUST ME, any mom who loves her camera will definitely love a new lens.