December 7, 2017
We’ve got gift guides so that you know what to get for the ever-lovable couch potato, that irritatingly cool millennial, the hardcore Apple fan, and the one with #wanderlust in his blood this Christmas season, but the hardest yet had to be shopping for the Youtuber and Snapchat Queens. These are the people who are constantly updating their lives on social media, and always seem to be on point with their outfits and accesories. So what do you get for your friends and family who seem like they’ve got everything they could possibly want?
Well, it’s pretty simple. Anything that helps to take better photos and videos is always a good bet; or you can look to get aesthetically pleasing gifts that your loved ones will be proud to show off on all their social media accounts. Just remember to subtly hint for them to tag you so that you can boast that you were featured on thatreallycoolperson’s Instagram.
1. Sunday Somewhere – Jar Jar Sunglasses in Gold, US$340, available at SundaySomewhere.com
Need to upload something to let your followers know that you’re still alive but you’re not exactly feeling up-to-scratch? Just pop on a pair of stylish sunnies – a fuss-free way of always being camera-ready. You’re welcome.
2. Nifti Things Like Button Oven Mitt, $19.97, available at amazon.com
Cooking and baking tutorials are super ideal for the aspiring Youtuber because even if your food isn’t good, a huge smile will fool your followers into thinking that you are an awesome cook! Although we don’t exactly condone this behaviour, the subtle hint when you pick up your food with this huge Like Button might influence your viewers to give you a like and hopefully a follow as well.
3. Gorillapod SLR-Zoom, $57.30, available at bhphotovideo.com
It’s not easy being a YouTuber or Snapchat Queen. It’s even more difficult getting your name out there, although using the right gear helps. If you’ve already got the camera, go for the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom – a mini-tripod that’ll help you frame your shots perfectly in almost any situation. After that, sit back, relax, and let your profile shine.
4. HP Sprocket Photo Printer, $199, available at hp.com
Digital once killed the print star (and stomped it down for good measure), but believe it or not, print is rising from the ashes, and in some cases, becoming digitised too. Case in point: the HP Sprocket is a cute, pocket-sized printer that enables to you print photos from your smartphone in a jiffy. It uses inkless paper, and lets you edit photos with emojis, stickers, and filters. How’s that for being digital, huh?
5. Subscribe Button Pillow, US$24.99, available at Throwboy.com
It’s all about the product placement when it comes to Youtube videos now. This throw pillow will definitely become a permanent addition to your filming couch, perfect for any vlog. now you don’t have to worry about post-editing the subscribe button onto your video because this cushion will take care of everything for you. No couch? No worries, because the super cushy pillow has a label on the back for you to hang it on the wall. Throwboy has thought of everything!
6. Neon Project Ice Cream Neon Sign, $295, available at neonproject.com.sg
The perfect backdrop for both your wall and your Youtube videos! You can personalise the colours of your ice cream so no one else will ever own the same ice cream. The sign comes with a dimmer and three different flicker modes – one of which will definitely show up on your camera.
7. LG Q6, $368, available at M1 StarHub and authorised LG retailers
Phones are getting better these days. But they’re also getting really expensive. It’s tough to find a decent performing phone on a budget, although the LG Q6 can solve all that for you. With a 5.5-inch FHD+ Full Vision display, and a pretty capable camera, this mid-range gadget gives you a whole lot of phone for a very cheap price, and that’s incredibly rare.
8. Firebox Monster Mushion, £24.99, available at Firebox.com
If you’ve got a big-headed mate who loves soaking up every last bit of attention, get them a supersized version of their face in the form of a giant cushion. Just upload a high-quality, portrait image of a friend’s face and Firebox will transform them into a massive 60cm x 40cm cuddly cushion for you.
9. K Is For Kani’s Floral Headpiece, starting from £16.69, available at Etsy.com
YouTubers and Snapchat Queens will adore these floral headpieces, handmade by blogger K is for Kani – it’s like wearing that Snapchat filter but in real life. They come in a range of nature-inspired colours, and will look good wherever you go.
10. Casio TR-M11, $699, available at Best Denki, Harvey Norman, and Challenger (Vivo City, NEX, Jurong Point)
Selfies have changed the way we take pictures. Our kids do it. Our parents do it. Heck, even our grandparents know how to work it. And smartphones have been the default photo-taking weapon of choice – till now, that is. Check out Casio’s TR-M11 – a new digital camera that promises to change your selfie game forever with filters, lighting effects, and a built-in ring light.
11. Take Better Selfies Lens Kit, £19.99, available at FireBox.com
Everyone aspires to take better selfies, and that’s entirely possible with this deluxe 5 in 1 phone lens kit that unlocks the full creative potential of any camera phone. With fish-eye, wide angle, macro, telescopic and CPL lenses, this kit will make all selfies look like they were professionally shot.
12. Burnt Impressions The Selfie Toaster, US$65, available at burntimpressions.com
It gets no butter than this – making sure no one ever steals your toast! This toaster will give you a lovely charred appearance. As if you cannot get more narcissistic, you can also choose to customise your toaster with your selfie to tell all your housemates that this is your toaster. All you need now is the selfie printing coffee machine and you are ready for a meal with your self
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