We know, we know: We've been there. Shopping for the person who has everything can be hard. But whether you're stuck on a holiday gift for your best friend or looking for something to celebrate an engagement—and another scarf or candle won't do—why not give your loved one the luxury of a more streamlined (and stylish) life? From the new Amazon Fire Tablet—perfect for bookworms!—or an Away suitcase that will charge your globetrotting friend's phone, these tech gifts (some picked by Oprah herself) can't miss.
Being Empty Nesters is a great chapter of life to be in, but if it’s one thing I’ve learned through the years, it’s to cherish those moments. Living in the moment is something that I’ve really been working hard on, and enjoying time with family and friends. But when I get the chance to travel with my “girlfriends”, I’m all over it. While I’m not a “crafty” person by nature, the older I get the more I enjoy some of the “old school” ways of life, for example printed pictures.
Instant cameras have made a revival, and it is pretty clear why. There is something joyful about seeing your photos print seconds after you take them. It's immediate satisfaction. Use one of the best instant cameras around and the experience is even better. They are nostgalgia-packed too. Some look almost identical to 1970s models. And they force you not to take your photos too seriously. Blurry, overexposed images are part of the style.
A modern instant camera has to do two things: First, it must provide a print within seconds of your taking a photo. And it also has to include some of the niceties of the digital era, in a way that doesn't intrude on nostalgia. Canon's Ivy Cliq+ gets this mostly right: It takes great photos, and, via Bluetooth, lets you add filters and stickers, and even print photos you took on your smartphone. However, given its high price — for an instant camera — there's a few things it could do better.