We all have a friend (or are that friend) who loves Instagram – from taking snaps while you’re out, to playing around with food platters and desk tops for flatlays. Getting presents for these kinds of friends is actually easier than you think, after all there are some Instagram essentials that every wannabe Insta-Famous girl or guy needs in their arsenal to really nail that photo.
Stella McCartney x Canon EOS 100D White with Bag
The must have item for Instagrammers is something to take that perfect photo with, after all if your camera or phone takes a poor photo, what is the point in spending ages styling the perfect flatlay? This is Canon’s smallest DSLR and comes in a stylish white and with it’s own camera bag, named after Stella McCartney’s photographer mother Linda. The bag takes the hassle out of finding a stylish bag to carry your DSLR around in and stays true to Stella McCartney’s vegetarian philosophy, the bag is completely cruelty free, crafted with an innovative Eco Alter Nappa leather alternative which uses natural vegetable oil coating that is less harmful to the environment. And the best feature of the Canon EOS 100D is the in camera cropping feature, saves you having to import and square crop your Instagrams.
You also can’t go past the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6S for camera quality and processing speed for uploading your photos. If you’re in Australia, you also can’t go past the Australia-wide coverage and new data deals from Telstra, because not having coverage when you have something you desperately want to Instagram is the worst. The worst. We also love the Rebecca Minkoff iPhone USB Lightning Cable Bracelet for all those times you iPhone users wish you remembered to bring your lightning cable to charge your phone. It’s so stylish you can’t even tell it’s a charger cable!
Every Instagram flat lay (an image where products have been laid flat on a surface. Commonly a white surface like a bed, desk or the floor) needs a good accessory, whether it be casually worn in an outfit photo, strewn around the flat lay, or that extra item that makes your photo pop. Here are our favourite Instagram accessories that every Instagrammer needs to have in their arsenal. L-R: ASOS 12 Pack Fine Rings with Ball Detail $16.88, Lack of Colour the spencer boater hat $59, Michael Kors Bradshaw Gold Chronograph Watch US$250, Christian Paul The Strand Marble watch in black $199, The Daily Edited Monogrammed Leather Pouch $89.95.
Instagramming about fashion, beauty and pretty things is more than just having a good lipstick from MAC, NARS, Chanel, Tom Ford and etc etc, you also need good props to show that you have stuff, you eat or you go outside and have nature in your life. Here are our 3 must-haves for being an awesome Instagramer: Country Road Mila Marble Platter $99.95, a doughnut (or donut) or two, the ones from Doughnut Time are kind of droolworthy, FLOWERS. Seriously, we cannot emphasize this enough. Buy your Instagram loving friend a flower subscription or randomly send them flowers just because, so they can boast on Instagram that they have awesome friends who send them pretty flowers. We love the niche boutique florists who offer a weekly or monthly subscription service and may re-gram your photo like Little Flowers and The Fresh Flower Project from Sydney, and Daily Blooms, The Little Market Bunch and Humble Bundle from Melbourne.
I hope this Gift Guide for your happy-snapping-Instagram-loving friend has been helpful. I could go on to add a few dozen more items you need (notebooks, perfume, candles, nail polish, polaroids, statement jewellery and more) but these are the essentials.