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Gift Guide For The Creative Type

By Simone C. Porter
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It’s gift-giving time again, but you’re feeling like you’ve spent one too many holidays in the gift card section at Walgreens. Why not mix things up this year?

If you’re still on the fence about what to get the writer, the incense-burning bohemian, the aspiring photographer or the designer in training, look no further.

We’ve gathered a few really unique items to fit their tastes and your budget, no matter what they happen to be.

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It’s The Thought (Under $25)

For the perfect shot, these camera lens shot glasses from Photojojo at $18 are just what your budding photog needs. Modeled after the Canon EF 24-105mm zoom lens, and just as detailed, right down to the raised switches, they come in sets of three. They can also be used as tiny planters or storage for memory cards.

For the truly crafty, Mark Montano, designer for the TV show “While You Were Out,” recently released “The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2.” This sequel to the wildly popular 2008 edition is the ultimate in creative inspiration, covering everything from decking out your living space to making your own all-natural body products. Find the 384-page gem on Amazon Gift Guide For The Creative Type for just $13.17.

The Ticket Stub Diary lets those sentimental scrapbookers save tickets from museums, concerts and movies and jot down their thoughts. Maybe this will inspire them to finally dismantle that shrine to Lady Gaga. The diary retails for $10.09 at goHastings. The “Q & A a day” 5-year journal, available at Overstock, prompts the writer to answer a new question everyday. This will help your favorite creative track their progression, both as an artist and a person. If they have commitment issues, opt for something a little less intimidating. The “One Sketch a Day” visual journal from Chronicle Books for $15.95 is a charming little keepsake with spaces to draw for one year.

Camera Lens Shot Glasses – Photojojo ($18)

The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 Gift Guide For The Creative Type – Amazon ($13.17)

Ticket Stub Diary – goHastings ($10.09)

“Q & A a Day” 5-Year Journal – Overstock ($11.43)

“One Sketch a Day” Visual Journal – Chronicle Books ($15.95)

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