Instagram addicts usually take one of two forms. First are "Passive Instagrammers," the type who mostly follow, like and comment on all their favorite fashion, lifestyle and food accounts' feeds. "Instagram Influencers," on the other hand, are these beauty, fashion and mommy bloggers, makers, artists and otherwise picture-perfect photo posters (we see you, Joanna Gaines and A Beautiful Mess sisters) who get paid to make the rest of us "normal" folk feel/look bad. Sometimes, though, you'll encounter combinations of the two, as any "influencer" knows he/she/they should also interact with their thousands of followers just as well as their competitors and other like-minded social media superstars to keep their own profile on point. No matter the Instagram "type" on your list, the gifts here are perfectly fitting for all of the above. #handmade #shoplocal #instamood
KANI BEAUTY BLACK MAGIC CHARCOAL DETOX MASK
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INLAND PACIFIC KITCHEN GIFT CARD
"First, we take photos" is the unofficial mantra of any food blogger. And getting a perfectly pretty #foodporn shot takes more than just a decent smartphone camera, it also requires plates both tasty and visually stunning. With the dozens of locally owned, chef-driven restaurants around the Northwest opening in recent years, options to find Instagram-perfected menus are nearly endless. (We're talking food so pretty even a toddler could take decent phone pics with no help.) As we shared in this year's Inlander Dining Out guide, some of the prettiest plates in town can be captured and savored at the experimental upscale eatery Inland Pacific Kitchen, inside the historic Washington Cracker Co. Building. Get your favorite foodie a gift card to experience and document this esteemed culinary establishment by calling or stopping by in person. We recommend aiming for $50-$100 to allow for variety, sharing and a few gorgeous cocktails. Any amount • Inland Pacific Kitchen • 304 W. Pacific Ave.
Go totally analog (the 1990s are so hot right now with millennials; they're even using filters to add those annoying date-stamps, a la crappy disposable cameras!) with Fuji's Instax Square camera, which offers tons of custom-capture features to create instant photo prints. The Instax, and other similar models on the market by other
OVERSIZED COFFEE MUG
Inspire your Instagrammer to show the world how #hygge they can be as they live their best #cozylife with a perfectly posed coffee-drinking still life. We all know the exact photo I'm talking about. Sometimes, it's a breakfast-in-bed, #iwokeuplikethis setting, with intentionally rumpled crisp white bedding in the background and a nice wood tray with a half-eaten piece of avocado toast slightly blurred in the background. Then there's the fireplace + hot cocoa and cozy socks pose: feet up on the white painted brick hearth, maybe some natural (never artificial) evergreen boughs draping down from the mantle in the photo's edge. Also required: lots of whipped cream, marshmallows or a candy cane peeking out of that #adorbs mug. Any oversized mug will do — florals, minimalist pastels, sassy phrases