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10 Hostess gifts for the photography lover

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Surprise your hostess with these gifts that capture memories

You're invited to a party and want to bring the hostess a gift. If the hostess is a photography lover, you're in luck! Here are 10 hostess gifts that are perfect for someone who enjoys taking photos or cherishing them as keepsakes.

Giving a gift that preserves special memories is a great way to show your appreciation to a friend or family member hosting a party. If that person enjoys taking photographs or preserving family memories through photos, or if that person is an admirer of the art of photography, here are 10 distinctive gifts that will leave a lasting impression.

Elevate the Everyday

Photographic guide

Is your hostess also a mother? If so, she will surely enjoy Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood, written by photographer and author Tracey Clark. In this book, Clark pushes her readers to take a step back and look at everyday life just a little bit differently. The book includes tips on how to capture stunning images. Available from Focal Press for $25.

Photographic prints

Photographic prints

Over 250,000 artists from around the globe fill the RedBubble marketplace with their original designs. These are printed on products like iPhone cases, cards and canvas prints. For those who love photography as art, there are millions of individualized, authentic choices — from gorgeous nature shots like this photograph entitled "Thirst" to pop culture photos. Available from RedBubble for various prices.

Vintage camera ornament

Vintage camera ornament

Attending a holiday party? This vintage camera glass ornament is a snappy addition to a travel-themed tree or for someone who loves photography. The ornament is made from blown glass and has glitter accents around the lens. Available from Pottery Barn for $11.

Teak Wood Frames

Teakwood frames

These teakwood frames will accent any space with their natural beauty and unique curved style. They are handmade by fair-trade artisans from 100 percent teakwood. They come with an easel back stand for table use. Available from Gaiam for $24–$28.

Rebel SL1

Rebel SL1

If your hostess is someone special to you, treat her with this special gift, an EOS Rebel SL1 camera. This camera is perfect for those on the go who enjoy having their cameras with them to capture memories at a moment's notice. Because of this camera's small size, it's perfect to travel with and carry. Don't let its size fool you, though. It delivers images of extraordinary quality that are crisp and clear. Available from Canon for $600.

Message in a bottle

Message in a Bottle 4G USB drive

Those who love to take photographs need a place to store them, and this Message in a Bottle 4G USB drive is both fun and functional. A message in a bottle was once used as a way to communicate across the ocean, but with advances in technology, you can now use this message in a bottle to store photos and messages you can send anywhere with the click of a button. Available from LibaStyle for $28.

Collage Tumbler

Collage tumbler

This customizable acrylic tumbler lets you enjoy coffee while expressing your creative side. Insert photos of the hostess' family or photos the hostess took and then surprise her with this thoughtful gift! Available from Starbucks for $13.

Dogs with Old Man Faces

Dogs with Old Man Faces

Does your hostess love dogs as well as photography? Check out this hilarious book called Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Crotchety Canines. After the party is over, your hostess will recline in her favorite spot and flip through this uproarious book. Available from Amazon for $11.

In the Tub

In the Tub

Does your photography lover also enjoy pop culture? Then she may enjoy this new book, In the Tub, written by T.J. Scott, a TV director who used his passion for photography to create a coffee table book that includes photo portraits of actors, musicians, artists and models — in the bathtub. It's all for a good cause — over 100 celebrities participated to help raise funds for breast cancer research. Available from Amazon for $47.

Camera Case

Camera case

What better way to carry a camera than in an old-fashioned camera case? This vintage print would make a great gift for any hostess with style. Available from LibaStyle for $25.

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