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Gifts for the Instagram Obsessed

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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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A girl's (or guy's) gotta have her skincare game #onpoint for all those selfies and #OOTD posts. Kani Botanicals is an all-natural, organic and vegan beauty line made right here in Spokane by founder Stephanie Guerra, and any of its products can help keep an active Instagrammer fresh-faced and glowing. Kani's Black Magic detoxifying clay mask, made with activated charcoal, is a godsend for drawing out dirt, oil and other impurities and is gentle enough for all skin types. It comes in powdered form, keeping it fresher and active longer than a traditional wet mask. Just add water, aloe or even pineapple juice, then mix, apply, wait, rinse and voila! $28 • Buy at kanibotanicals.com or the Pop Up Shop • 159 S. Lincoln


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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.



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INSTAX SQUARE SQ6 CAMERA

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 brands, are essentially updated versions of now-vintage instant cameras that spit out those small square prints you'd wave around in the air to activate the ink. With this updated tech, square-shaped photos print out immediately after hitting the shutter button, and feature a heavy white border frame and that totally desirable washed out, over-saturated color look. The Instax also has a filtered color flash, double-exposure, macro and landscape modes and — wait for it — a selfie mirror! Avid Instagrammers who can't bear to let a photo go unpublished and unliked can get super #meta and take digital photos of these physical printouts to share on their feeds/stories. $130 MSRP • Order online (Best Buy, Amazon); specs at instax.com


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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 and geometric patterns are all winners — but may we also suggest this pretty option from a delightfully curated (read: very Instagram-worthy) local boutique? $10 • Lucky Vintage and Pretty Things • 1406 S. Inland Empire Way

The original print version of this article was headlined "Gifts for The Instagram Obsessed"

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