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November 30, 2012

Ten Gift Ideas For The Memory Keeper Vol. 02

Holiday shopping has begun! Here is Vol. 02 of the Holiday Gift Guide Series (check out volume one here):

  1. Cell phone lenses (Fisheye, Telephoto, and Wide Angle) from Photojojo
  2. Ion Audio 35 mm slide and film scanner available at Best Buy
  3. Seafoam Project life kit (designed by Elise Blaha Cripe and available late Decemeber) from Becky Higgins
  4. Create an iPhone case out of your Instagram photos via Castegram (there is also an app for iPhone)
  5. Kelly Purkey’s Signature Series Book
  6. Viewmaster your  photos via Image3D
  7. Create a Personalized Photo Note Pad from Penny Paper Co.
  8. Roberu Border Stripe Canvas Camera Strap from Union
  9. Mini Masterpieces photo book which showcases your child’s artwork,  Designed by Paislee Press and is available at Shutterfly
  10. Personalized Alphabet Flashcards from Pinhole Press

Happy Gifting!


  • 1.
    Marie said…

    Oh I had this Wiewmaster (at least something similar) when I was a kid!

  • 2.
    Jen said…

    Ali, do you have the cell phone lenses? What do you think of them? Which one would be good for better everyday photos?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I don’t yet – they are on my personal list :) .

    • ….
      melbourne liz said…

      I have the macro and the wide angle Jen and love the macro. It is so exciting getting SOOOOO close to everyday stuff. Sometimes the results are magical. I confess, though, that I use them only occasionally because i have to take the case off my phone to attach them.

    • ….

      Yep. Please tell everyone it will not work with a case on. I rarely use mine too :-(

    • ….
      Kelly said…

      Dissapointing to hear the lenses don’t play nice with cases! It is implied on the site that they do :( I also saw what looks to be the same thing listed on Amazon for something like $18.99 (they come up when searching photojojo lens on amazon) and I am wondering if they are the same?

  • 3.
    {vicki} said…

    I saw the viewmaster on tv the other day
    It’s the COOLEST thing ever!
    Would love to have that!

  • 4.
    Annette said…

    Yes, please! I’ll take one of each! Seriously fun ideas. I’m thinking that canvas strap needs to find it’s way under my tree :)

  • 5.
    DawnS said…

    Just saw this book on Kal’s blog…it would make an awesome gift:

  • 6.
    Jeanette said…

    Just checked out the slide & film scanner – doesn’t have the greatest reviews. Most talk about poor image quality. Do you personally have this scanner?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Jeanette – I don’t have it but love the idea.

    • ….
      COEngrGirl said…

      @Jeanette, my family found the same poor image quality reviews with these types of scanners when we were looking for a slide scanner for my dad a few years ago. We ended up going with an HP flatbed photo scanner that comes with an adapter that allows you to scan up to 16 slides at a time, to individual images. It’s the HP Scanjet G4050 Photo Scanner. We’ve been happy with the results. Check it out here:

    • ….
      COEngrGirl said…

      PS. It also does a great job scanning historic photos. My parent’s loaded it up in the box, took it to Minnesota with my mom’s laptop and spent about 3 days scanning the old family photos that my aunt was keeping in her basement.

  • 7.
    Tinka said…

    I just got an olloclip for my iphone with fish eye, wide angle and macro lenses. Haven’t played with it very much but the few pictures I did take with the lenses, I really liked! Zoom lens for my phone is next!

  • 8.
    Erin H said…

    What great ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  • 9.
    Kim Ellett said…

    I’ve been waiting for a link to the camera bag/purses that you had on your blog a while back. Do you not love it any more or is there another reason it’s not listed?

  • 10.
    carrie wohlt said…

    super awesome gift idea list thanks ali

  • 11.
    Debbie said…

    LOVE the view master!!!

  • 12.
    Mariette said…

    Great ideas Ali, thank you, ordered the macro lens immediately. Also thinking of getting the scanner for Christmas.

  • 13.

    Ali, thanks for the Image3D link! I’ve been looking for an unique gift idea for my husband, and this brings it! We’re both 50, and we have our original Viewmasters from childhood. And plus with all the photos I’ve been taking lately, this just fits the bill…for Bill. Thanks so much!

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