I wouldn't call myself a professional photographer, but I do dabble in the art whenever I have the chance. And even without a professional job description, I love to receive photo-related gifts! Maybe it's the scrapbooking obsession I carried for years? Something about photos just makes me happy.
Clickin' Moms, a one-stop photography resource, offers online workshops, a professional level application only program, a print magazine, a blog, and a store that's loaded with unique gifts for photographers and photo-loving mamas. They kindly agreed to send me a few items to check out, and all three of them top my would-love-to-receive-this list this year!
Mom's Gonna Snap Tee - perhaps the best shirt with a double meaning ever, this tee is so comfortable that I wear it all the time. Literally. It's like my new go-to errand- or under-a-hoodie- or pajama-shirt. Particularly fun is watching someone else's lightbulb moment when they notice the camera above the phrase and "get it."
Let's face it. I try to be an awesome mom, but I don't have it together all the time. This shirt is a reminder to me to take myself and my kids a little less seriously. Life is easier when you're laughing!
Lenspen - this clever little tool is small enough to fit in a pocket or camera bag and is so nice to have on hand. I hate cleaning my lenses and don't keep up with it nearly the way that I should. It features a retractable dust removal brush and a special non-liquid cleaning element, designed to never dry out. It's super easy to use and my photos are all much clearer as a result of having it on hand!
Wooden Toy Camera - is there anything cuter than a child who likes to mimic mom and dad's hobbies? This brilliant wooden camera, designed by Twig Creative, lets Lincoln and Addie tag along and take photos with me - without the noisy and flashing lights of every camera toy I've ever found on a store shelf.
|I can't even handle the cute.|
It's available in a variety of colors and measures 2.25"H, 3.5"W, 1"D. The lens twists (just like mommy's camera!) and there's a spring loaded shutter button so that kids can get used to the action of taking a photo. The 30" cotton strap can be removed when used by kids younger than 3 who might unwittingly hurt themselves.
I love that this toy gives them a realistic glimpse at being a real-life photographer! Simple toys are definitely the best.
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Disclosure: Thank you to Clickin' Moms for providing my review samples! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own. For more information, you can read my Disclosure Policy.