Looking for last-minute gifts to get for your favorite photo lover? Today is the last day to get free priority shipping at Photojojo, one of my favorite sites for cool photo gifts and unique photography tools. Since everything is shipped priority mail within the U.S., you can order today and still get your items delivered by 12/25 (or if you're lame like me, you can even order up until December 24 and get UPS overnight delivery for a fee). Here's a quick list of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas in their store:
With kids and a photographer in the house, I'm always searching for ways to display snapshots without spending an arm and a leg on frames (not to mention running out of shelf space). But I hate the way the kitchen fridge looks with photos curling up and in disarray. The Magnetic Photo Rope is an inexpensive, modern way to display up to eight photos (for just $12) in a small space.
Another inexpensive but fun gift for anyone with a camera phone (read, everyone) is a set of three lens filters that stick to your camera phone with a gummy ring to add special effects to your mobile shots. I use my iPhone's camera even more than my point and shoot, but with such limited controls, the pictures can get a little boring. These filters ($15 for a set of three) add kaleidoscope, wide angle, and starburst effects to the standard camera phone shot and are completely reusable. They even come with key chain loops so you can always have them at the ready--just like your camera phone.
This cool little level pops into your camera's hot-shoe mount to ensure that your every shot is aligned and level. Sure you could just shoot randomly and re-align and crop your shots in Photoshop, but this 1x1x1-inch cube will let you set up your shots perfectly from the get go and it looks pretty awesome on your camera to boot. With three separate bubble levels, you can align your shots on three different axes so you can shoot horizontally or vertically, and it will set you back only $15.
This is the perfect gift for an officemate or cubicle-dweller. It marries the ubiquitous Post-It note with a 4x6 snapshot frame, letting you add doodles or notes to any photo. You slip your 4x6 photo behind the glass pane, which is framed by an 80-page sketch pad, allowing you to rip off pages and start fresh whenever you'd like. You can set up the $15 frame vertically or horizontally as well.