Elmo Lens Friend. Also called Shutter Buddies. Great gift for that photographer person in your family. No tutorial needed, just a scrunchy hair-elastic with felt shapes and buttons attached. Make a blue one that looks like Cookie Monster. A bright yellow one for Big Bird.
Free portrait #photography posing guide: 54 different ideas for shooting different types of portraits. Click to download high-resolution version. Not all are my thing, but there's definitely a place to start from!