Valentine’s Day is a gift-giving holiday, and it’s less than a week away. If you feel like you need a little something to help you plan the perfect day with your special someone, getting them cute Instagram-inspired gifts isn’t a bad place to start. Here’s a guide to a few ‘gram gifts ideas worth considering.
Is your significant other a regular participant of daily photo challenges on Instagram? Get them something that has a little bit more oomph and splurge on a photo book from Blurb using their well-composed uploads. Of course, you might need their login details to access their Instagram feed if you don’t have good enough ’grams that have the gift recipient in them. Alternatively, you can use prints of the two of you from your own feed. You can choose from a variety of sizes, cover types, and paper quality. Instagram photo books start at $20 for 60 pages.
When you think of Instagram brought to life, you immediately think of wall art. Canvas Pop does exactly that. All you have to do is select your desired canvas size, sign into the Instagram account that has the photo to be printed, and select the image. Items start at $40.
Artifact Uprising has a pretty sleek product catalog with options that come in styles reminiscent of Instagram’s soft filters, but the best item by far is their array of unique calendars—and it’s only February, so it’s definitely still early enough for such a gift. You can select 12 of your best Instagrams and have them artfully compiled on a handmade wooden clipboard. You can also choose to give a wall calendar showcasing one lone photo (make it a good one!). They’re all available for $30.
Australia-based Origrami sells a set of retro greeting cards that are pretty hard to resist for any writer and Instagram lover. Each set comes with 18 premium matte cards that will showcase the ’grams that you curate. They come with matching envelopes and are housed in a pretty camera box. Each set is priced at $25.
You can remind your special someone of their excellence by turning their feed into a poster that features every single photo they have taken. Postgram allows you to search photos by Instagram username or keyword so you can fill up a huge space with tiny pictures to make up a giant one. It’s definitely the ultimate Instagram keepsake; prices start at $40 for a 12×12 poster mosaic print.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for people in romantic relationships. Use this day to show your besties how much you appreciate them! On Sticky9, you can create cute and fun souvenirs (which you can keep as well) to gift your friends. A sheet of nine standard-sized magnetized grams costs $15; add $5 if you want your magnets 40 percent bigger. If you’d like to mix it up, choose the jigsaw option, also for $15.
Take magnets a step further and turn Instagram pics into “winking prints”! These really cool magnets showcase two photos as one hologram-like image known as a lenticular print: You can see a new picture every time you look at it from a different angle. It’s only $6 per Instawink print, so go nuts and surprise your loved one with more than one.
The only thing better than Instagram stickers are ones that you can use over and over again. Try ReusePic and give someone the ability to stick their Instagrams absolutely anywhere. Create sticker sheets that accommodate between four and 25 photos. Available for only $15.
Coastermatic makes great personalized coasters that use Instagram pictures. They are made from kiln-fired and highly absorbent ceramic materials that ensure your photos won’t rub off even through constant use. Each set costs $28 and comes with four round ceramic coasters that are perfect for both hot and cold beverages. You can design your own or choose from Coastermatic’s packaged sets, if you’re feeling indecisive.
If you’re looking for something useful and beautiful to get your Instagram-crazy honey, get them a case for the very gadget they use to get that gram! Casetify allows you to make custom casings for various iOS and Android devices. For design ideas, you can also check out their Valentine collection. Pricing starts at $40.
Want to get your special someone an Instagram gift to remember? Jewelgram has a variety of accessories you can choose from. From earrings and pendants to rings and cufflinks, there’s a little something for everybody. Each piece is made from either high quality glossy plastic or silver and can showcase one of your favorite ’grams. Pricing starts at $18.
If you’re more into celebrating Galentine’s Day, here’s a great gift to get your special lady friends—Instagram for their fingernails! You can use the NailSnaps iOS app to create customizable manicures that feature an Instagram photo of your choice. A NailSnaps set contains 20 nail wraps (two widths per finger) and includes a mini nail file, all for $19.
This idea pretty much pushes the envelope of Instagram-inspired gifts. Believe it or not, you can turn Instagrams into delicious eats! Cocoagraph makes Instagram chocolate bars (price starts at $14 each) while Boomf does Instagram marshmallows at $25 for a box of nine.
The Olloclip lens
So far, everything we’ve suggested involves printing Instagrams, but now we’ll introduce a few physical products that Instagram addicts will love. The Olloclip four-in-one lens is a cute little accessory that makes your iOS device far more capable and creative. Pricing starts at $70.
We’ve already written plenty about the Socialmatic (also known as the real-life Instagram camera), but trust us that the most Instagram-obsessed friends will want and cherish this device that not only posts their filtered photos to Instagram, but prints them as well. You can order the camera on Amazon for $300.
Mobile lighting kit
OK, this is for someone who takes Instagram way too seriously… but for better or worse, we all know that person. This mobile lighting kit will help them make sure that all their miniature food porn sessions look delicious. Available for $45.
Foldio is yet another item for someone who doesn’t look up from their ‘gramming. The fold-up contraption creates a mini studio, so mobile photographers can create the perfect scene without any distractions. It’s adorably small, and a little ridiculous… but then, so again is Instagram. And that’s why we love it. On sale for $50.
Illustration by Jason Reed