The Awkward Gift Guide: The Insta-Obsessed Narcissist

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It's not uncommon to find this girl (or even a bro being basic) with their phone extended at an awkward angle, in front of a pile of leaves/cool chevron flooring/giant mirror, snapping selfies and Instagramming her #OOTD. She's constantly charging her phone because let's be honest; the iPhone doesn't have the battery capacity to keep up with this Insta-obsessed-grammer. Enter, the Awkward Gift Guide with the essential gifts for the gal who's main goal in life is to create pretty, likable photos and take the most flattering selfies (filters not included).

(Bonus gift ideas are in bold!)

Nate Berkus Zig Zag Faux Fur Throw ($35): Spread this baby out on the floor, lay some beauty products or today's outfit on it and 'gram away! This faux fur throw makes the perfect backdrop for photos and will also keep her cozy on the couch. This neutral throw makes a great housewarming gift for a new couple or last minute hostess gift during a last minute trip to Target!

Life Is Good JOY Mug ($12/$30 when purchased with a pair of slippers): This holiday mug is just what the Insta-doc ordered for those leggy, mornings-in-bed-with-coffee-and-magazines photos. To boot, she'll be supporting a good cause; 10% of Life Is Good's net profit is donated to kids in need. Pair it with their cozy ballet slippers for the perfect gift for grandma or your favorite philanthropist. 

Zen Cosmetics Organizer ($14.99, currently $5!): Lay-Flat beauty photos getting kind of tired? Spice them up with this silicone makeup organizer. It not only looks beautiful holding makeup brushes and lipsticks on the vanity, but can be stuffed with paper straws for entertaining, pens and pencils around the office, and more. At only $5 right now, these cosmetics organizers are an inexpensive gift for the makeup lover or beauty blogger in your life.

Triple C Power Card ($40): Sprinkled with white polka dots this portable charger will give her phone the juice it needs to power her through Whitagram editing, VSCO editing, and all the way through filtering, hashtagging, and commenting. Pretty much everyone has to charge their phone throughout the day making this a practial gift. This model from Triple C uses a USB hub to charge any model of phone with it's native charger, not just the coveted iPhone. No gift receipt or selfie stalking necessary.

Nate Berkus Lion Place Card Holders*: There's an old saying that says "if it's gold, it's sold" and that kind of definitely applies to instagram. It's clinically proven that photos gilded in gold get 90% more likes than non-metallics (totally made that stat up, just go with it). Style these lions on a nightstand, coffee table or atop that faux fur zig zag throw, snap away, turn up the brightness, and watch the likes roll in!

Sorry I Take Selfies Tee ($18): #SorryNotSorry. She'll love this quirky tank and sport it proudly as she takes selfies in the mirrored walls at the gym, around her bedroom, in the car, in line at Starbucks... Don't say I didn't warn you.

Kate Spade Raccoon Slippers ($85): Anything Kate Spade is going to be uber-grammable but these raccoon slippers take the cake! From chic daytrips to the spa to vacation in the mountains, she'll be taking #FromWhereIStand pics left and right. Luxe slippers are a great way to win over wary Mother and Sister-In-Laws. No one can resist the adorable elegance of Kate Spade!

Coach Double Spheres Quartz Earrings*: These Dior-esque double earrings are the essential for completing her #OOTD (that's outfit of the day) and will make for some stunning detail shots. The trip to DryBar for a picture perfect blowout is optional. Double sphere earrings are super trendy at the moment; gift them to your mom, fashionista bff, or college roomie.

Kate Spade Saturday Mini A Satchel in Gold Dot ($195): Last but not least, this leather satchel is not only adorned with gold polka dots (see proven statistics above) but is miniature in size making it the perfect size to tote along for daily adventures and fitting nicely into the square frame of the camera. Hanging over her chair at the local coffee shop with her double latte or on her bed with its contents sprawled just so, it's certainly a gorgeous bag! If you're a dude and you somehow stumbled onto this gift guide while Googling "gifts for my awesome girlfriend" consider your search over.


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*In the time between creating this gift guide and posting these items appear to have sold out online. Contact local stores for item number or to purchase. Links will be updated if replenished. 

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