Next Sunday is the day we recognize mothers and mother figures everywhere for their love, dedication and the countless sleepless nights they’ve endured because of us. If you’re like me, you’ve haven’t remembered until now that you probably should buy a gift for good ole’ mom. Flowers are always an option, but they wilt and die, so why not get something your mom can actually use? Trust me, she probably doesn’t want another trinket on her charm bracelet or coffee mug with your photo on it. If she loves photography, here are some ideas for you.
This adorable instant camera is a party favorite and creates fun business card sized photos that make great keepsakes. If she doesn’t like the vintage look, the Instax comes in all different colors as well. Moms everywhere would love this camera, well, at least I would (hint, hint). (B&H, $179.99)
Moms love Kelly Moore because her camera bags are stylish and functional. Not only does this dual toned bag look great and keeps your gear safe, it doubles as a purse. The best part is that it’s on sale for $30 off the regular price. (B&H, $169.99)
Maybe your mom got a new DSLR for Christmas and still has no idea how to use it, or perhaps you’re tired of her using direct flash on all of her images. Why not give her some photography education? From now until Sunday, use the code mom2015 for 20% off the SLR Lounge Photography 101 DVD, Natural Light Couples DVD, or the Newborn Workshop DVD.
Make an Instagram-sized book of images for that special mom in your life or surprise her with her own Instagram images with this simple Instagram friendly book from Artifact Uprising. (Artifact Uprising, Starting at $17.99)
A Canon 5D Mark III might be out of your budget, but this miniature sized necklace isn’t. Plus you can personalize it with a photo of the kids, or yourself. (Etsy, $20)
Glam up your mom’s camera strap with this designer scarf camera strap. It’s pretty and feminine and much better than the ugly camera branded strap her camera came with. (PhatStraps, $38.95)
Not every photographer wants a plain old black tripod. Some ladies like to have photography accessories that stand out and are different than everyone else. This MeFOTO lightweight mini tripod comes in many colors. I especially like this purple one. (B&H, $99)
It’s a fact; moms love taking photos of their kids. Why not get her a shirt that proclaims it loudly and proudly? If that’s not her thing, there are plenty of other photography related T-shirt options to choose from. (Click and Blossom, $26)
If the mom in your life loves to photograph her meals before she eats (or is that just my mom?), why not get her a book full of tips and tricks for her to step up her food photography game? This one from Pinch of Yum is a favorite. (Pinch of Yum, $29)
If your mom loves to bake, these camera cookie cutters are a great gift or a good reminder that she should bake you some cookies. (B&H, $13.95)
How are you planning on celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day? Comment below.