For creatives
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For creatives

We've recommended an Instax Share instant printer in our gift guides several years in a row now, and for good reason: it's really good! You'll find lots of cheaper non-Instax options if you go looking for an instant smartphone photo printer, but you won't necessarily find the quality of of Fujifilm's instant prints in the lower priced alternatives. The Instax Share SP-3 ($100) uses Fuji's slightly larger, more Polaroid-esque square format film. It's a truly delightful way to share photos.

Capturing great-looking video clips starts with stabilization. The DJI OM 4 ($150) is smartphone gimbal that produces amazing results right out of the box with very little setup (its predecessor, the Osmo Mobile 3 is $30 cheaper and also a good buy while it's still available). The included tripod accessory will also make it possible to shoot timelapses with movement. For the photographer who's curious about video, or just wants to try something new, it's a great low-cost tool that works with the camera they already have in their pocket: their smartphone.

The Lensbaby Omni ($100) is a little sci-fi looking, but hear us out. It attaches to the front of a lens and provides adjustable, magnetic mounts that hold included pieces of glass and objects in front of the lens for creative effects. Resulting images will include dramatic flare and reflections of light in the scene, which make for interesting effects in portraits or landscapes. It's a fun way to let loose a little more creative energy and capture familiar scenes in a different way. Be sure to purchase the right size Omni – the 'small' will fit most standard DSLR kit lenses.