I'm probably going to get my mom a Nikon N55 and a pro pack of Portra 400. They're only about $75 and the film is about $35. After she saw the pictures I took of my sisters college graduation and how much better they turned out than her digital, (even inside U of O's mac court with only the amber lights on) she was floored that i shot them with film and how awesome the color looked.
Yo Momma Gots Da Gud Taste!
Wise choice, I have a Nikon N75 and I have been happy with it since I got it. The N55 is a good camera especially for someone that wants to use film but does not want to become a photo nerd.
Hey! Who you be callin' a 'photo nerd'?
Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!
Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.