I have a Nikon 1 camera. It is a very nice camera that retails for around $400, I believe. I got it for free in a raffle though. It's very nice, however, I already have a digital camera that I prefer. I've only taken around 100 pictures with it, but I never use it. I have a friend who is very interested in photography but her only camera is her older model cell phone, so this would be a significant step up. However, it is used and I don't have the original box anymore (although I do have the instructions and all accessories), and it is worth way more money than I will be spending on any of my other friends, and certainly more than this friend would be spending on me. I have a certain friend who is much better off financially than I am and is always surprising me with what I consider to be somewhat pricey gifts and her birthday/Christmas gifts to me are always pricier than what I give her and it sometimes makes me uncomfortable that I can't reciprocate equally to her, so I don't want to do that to this friend. But I also know it's one of the cameras that she really wants to buy but can't and it seems silly that I have this perfectly good camera that I'll never use and she wants this exact camera but would never buy it for herself. Do you think this would be an inappropriate Christmas gift? This friend is also due to have a baby in January so I thought it would be really nice if she had a good camera to take pictures of her new baby. I know most of our friends plan to buy her all baby related things for Christmas and I've heard from other friends that being pregnant at Christmas means that you normally don't get any gifts, only baby items, which can be nice, but...sometimes mom needs something for herself.
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