Can’t find a perfect Christmas gifts for photographers? Check out this ultimate list of ideas and resources where you can purchase them!
A warm knitted scarf for your Granny, a new fishing pole for your Daddy, the Japanese maneki-neko souvenir for that irritating dude from another department and there is one last person you want to please – a photographer. The list of the Christmas gifts has never been easy to compile. I know you want to pick up something special and original…
If you experience the lack of ideas and the absence of inspiration, you got to the right page!
Here is an ultimate collection of more than 100 unique gifts for photographers. They range from the budget to experience, from the playful to the serious ones. Indeed, you will manage to choose something from 100+ ideas!
So, prepare your credit card and let’s get it started!
If you can afford a couple of hundred dollars to buy a gift, then this part of the collection is worth your considering.
Go Pro HERO5 Camera
This gift is definitely a good idea if a person is keen on both photography and extreme sport. The camera offers 4K video shooting, voice control, one-button work, touch display. Of course, it is waterproof.
Price: $219.99 on Amazon.
Yes, this bestseller created a real boom several years ago. Still, even nowadays, it is a good choice when you want to please a photography-addicted special someone. By the way, girls are especially crazy about this mini cutie.
The modern and a compact Polaroid version allows create and print photos fast and easy.
Price: depends on the color and model. Check out on Amazon.
This gift will fit the one that stays classy. And the one that is truly important to you because the price is high: $399.99.
Still, the photographer will definitely appreciate the gift. Polaroid SX-70 was the first SLR ever made and the first camera that used an integral instant film. With an automatic exposure system, you can use a manual focus as close as 10.2 inches (26cm).
This handy gift will allow your friend printing images from the smartphone in a matter of a minute. In the result, the lucky one will get 2×3 full-color smudge-proof photos on the sticky paper.
You can order it on Amazon for $114.72. 30 sheets go along in the kit.
Check out another (more budget) gift idea for printing photos from the smartphone. It’s possible to print 2.1 x 3.4” photos direct from the Android or iOS device. The owner doesn’t need any cables or buttons.
Price: $89.99 on Amazon.
In less than a minute the owner of this gift will manage to print 4×6” photos at a crystal clear 300×300 dpi resolution. It’s super easy to print photos from any device with the help of the Apple’s AirPrint, PicBridge, Canon PRINT, and Canon’s Selphy app.
Price: $119.99 on Amazon. The kit includes a color ink, paper set, and cable.
As light is very important for every photographer, I prepared a couple of other variants of the lighting tools for different budget.
These amazing 200 RGB LEDs with the diffusion lens allow working with color and light.
Price: $369.99 on Amazon.
This kit contains a soft box with bulb socket, the light stand, a photo bulb, a carry bag, 6 ft. long power cord and external white fabric diffuser.
Price: $60.12 on Amazon.
A budget version of the light tool for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus digital SLR cameras.
Price: $24.99 on Amazon.
A simple thing that every photographer needs is a light diffuser. Try this one 20°/40°/60° six honeycomb grids that provide different shadow effects and a focused light output.
Price: $36.99 on Amazon.
This universal kit with 5 different reflectors (translucent, silver, gold, white, and black) fits any holder.
Price: $19.94 on Amazon.
Here is a smaller alternative to the previous item. Both of them go along with a bag for photographer’s convenience.
Price: $9.99 on Amazon.
Check out another cool kit of the light tubes that will definitely become the favorite “toy” of every photographer. The kit includes the bicolor cold and warm LEDs in addition to the red, green and blue ones. It’s a perfect kit to create a suitable background for an image or a video.
Price: $239.99 on Amazon.
Girls know that the right light makes magic. Therefore, consider purchasing one of these devices for a perfect selfie. All of them have relatively good reviews and high rating on Amazon.
Price: $12.99 on Amazon. Available in the pink and blue colors.
This multipurpose selfie light has a flexible 24-inch strong long gooseneck arm that is very convenient. Plus, it provides 360-degree rotating to control the light and cover the right angles.
The price depends on the color of the product (black, pink, white, black with a remote control. The prices range from $18.99 to $23.99.
This ring light kit looks more professional and includes a phone holder and a convenient traveling case. Plus, it has a stand that makes it super convenient when shooting a video or when a photographer need a a super intensive and high-quality light.
Price: $89.99 on Amazon.
Drones are always a cool gift idea for a photographer or a YouTube vlogger. If you think that this is a costly thing, then check out different variants I picked up for you.
A real advantage of this drone is its 3.7V 1100mAh battery. In comparison to the other drones that allow 6-8 minutes flight, the flight with this quadcopter can last as much as 30 minutes!
Price: currently $89.95 on Amazon.
This is a less expensive variant but be ready that the battery capacity (important criterion) is worse. The flight will last for 8 minutes.
Price: $49.99 on Amazon.
This drone makes it possible to shoot 2MP, 1280×720 pixel aerial videos and photos with an iPhone or Android phone device. Control the flight with your smartphone due to the Gravity SENSOR Mode.
Price: $99.99 on Amazon.
Purchase this drone if you look for 1080P 5G Wi-Fi HD camera (300m FPV distance), GPS smart return, one key return, the point of interest, altitude hold, bugs go app (iOS, Android). It’s possible to track the flight, enable headless or follow me modes, turn on the mechanical gimbal stabilization. The distance is quite long – about 300 meters. Plus, it has 6 bright LED lights.
Price: $229.99 on Amazon.
Here is the most expensive but also the most powerful drone in this collection of Christmas gifts for photographers. Familiarize with the technical characteristics here.
Price: $315.68 on Amazon.
“Dude, you can never have too many lenses” – you can say when giving one of the following Christmas gifts. Yes, here are a couple of resources with high-quality lens for a camera.
Here is an amazing kit with:
1 x fisheye lens for a fisheye effect without black edges;
1 x 0.65X wide angle lens;
1 x macro lens to take pictures of the extremely tiny objects.
Price: $12.99 on Amazon.
This is another (a little bit more expensive) lens kit for a cellphone. It includes 11 different lens types (look at the picture):
Though the producer of the item mentioned that this kit is suitable for iPhone, you can also use it for Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, HTC, Sony, LG, and some other smartphone models.
This is an ultimate kit of the newest 20x telephoto lens, flexible phone tripod, photo holder, and wireless remote shutter for iPhone X, 8, 7, 6s, 6 Plus, Samsung, iPad, and some other smartphones.
Price: $23.99 on Amazon.
Check out this budget variant. If you don’t really hope to get a photoshoot from the photographer, then this variant will be a very modest but handy gift.
Price: $11.99 on Amazon.
When you give a lens kit, don’t forget to purchase a lens pen cleaning system. It will be the best add-on to your gift.
Price: $9.99 on Amazon.
Yes, sometimes everything a photographer needs is such a “useless” trifle that can be very handy. The lens cap depends on the lens diameter. Still, you can find a great number of the appealing variants on Amazon or on Parabo.
I picked up a couple of the useful filters that will expand the photo opportunities for the photographer. All the filters are usually placed on the lens.
So, the polarizing filter will darken skies and optimize the reflections and glare.
The price depends on the lenses diameter and the camera.
ND filter is a cool stuff for reducing the amount of light that passes through the camera lens. Its advantage lies in saving the color. The price also depends on the diameter of the lens.
This is a very handy thing that protects the camera from dust, moisture, smudges, and scratches. Pick up the right size 🙂
For instance, on this page, you can choose the diameter of the item.
Nothing can irritate a photographer more than 3% battery on the smartphone if the smartphone is a device he is shooting with. Anyway, power banks and additional batteries will always become a good gift idea in today’s digital world. Check out a couple of variants.
It’s a perfect choice for travelers. The battery can work both as a regular charger or a portable one. Still, it has a “modest” capacity: 3350mAh.
Price: $49.99 on Amazon.
Look at this super cute power bank with a high capacity of 10500mAh! A nice Christmas gift for your younger cousin, isn’t it?
Price: $24.99 on Amazon.
Check out a higher capacity (20000mAh) for a reasonable price – $29.99. It is available in two colors: black and white.
Here is a classy power core with a solid capacity – 20100mAh. So, you can bring your camera without having a fear that there won’t be any free output in the right moment.
Price: $49.99 on Amazonю
In order to create a professional static shot, every photographer needs a grip or another special holder. Check out these variants for different budgets!
Only $12.09 and your photographer can protect the GoPro camera from water during extreme sport, for instance.
By the way, this product is extremely popular on Amazon.
This product was designed for those, who constantly lose their lens during a busy shooting process. Do you have this absent-minded photographer? Then this lens cap holder is definitely what he needs.
By the way, it’s possible to choose the size of the cap.
Price: $7 on Amazon.
When the photographer has to work several hours, the battery might die. Therefore, a camera battery grip is a handy Christmas gift. I wouldn’t recommend you a certain product because you should choose it according to the model of the camera.
For the case, if the photographer is keen on the astronomy, this Christmas gift will be a perfect fit. The kit includes 7″ color monitor and rechargeable battery. With its help, your friend will manage to take images of our Galaxy.
Price: $299.99 on Amazon.
As we gradually move to the SD cards (that are always a good gift for a photographer), let’s consider card readers that speed up the card reading process.
This one makes it possible to read and write on two cards simultaneously.
Price: $10.99 on Amazon.
Price: $22.99 for a white color product and $24.99 for 4 colors.
A substantial advantage of this product is that no another app is required. An owner should just connect a smartphone or a tablet with the card reader and it will automatically play the images and videos.
Price: $15.99 on Amazon.
Believe me, extra memory cards are always a good gift for a photographer! You can find many variants on Amazon. You can pick up the card according to the camera model, the needed amount of memory, size, etc.
Check out this variant (just for the record).
The price: from $7.99 to $17.99 on Amazon.
Another useful option for every photographer is a flash drive to store videos and photos from the smartphone or a tablet. The size is 32GB. The price is $30.99.
Paper books on professional thematic are always a good idea. Useful information is priceless. Available useful information is worth its weight in gold. Here is a high-quality selection of books that every photographer will read with a pleasure.
Click the links to read the description of the books.
Paperback for $24.68
Kindle for $13.49.
Paperback for $30
Kindle for $24.99.
Hardcover for $31.46
Kindle for $12.99.
Paperback for $16.95-$18.35
eTextbook for $15.99.
Paperback for $11.51
Kindle for $23.49.
This is a bestseller on the Amazon in the photography lightning category.
Paperback for $24.99
Kindle for $23.49.
All these books have a high rating on Amazon. Most of them are the bestsellers in certain categories. Therefore, this is going to be a valuable addition to the photographer’s library.
If the photographer is not a close friend or relative (let’s say you want to please your colleague or neighbor), you can give an accessory. On Christmas Eve, even the tiniest trifle might be the biggest thing the person expects.
The photographer will definitely like the idea of having all lens filters at one place. Protected.
Price: $6.49 on Amazon.
Another cool thing to protect the lens and camera body.
Price: $2.99 on Amazon.
Let the photographer stand out with this original multi-color shoulder strap. Colorful and bright – it’s a nice add-on to the photographer’s look.
Price: currently $3.52 on Amazon.
Here is a more classy variant for a male photographer.
Price: $8.99 on Amazon.
Check out a couple of the Christmas gift ideas for a photographer that will become very handy, especially in autumn. Waterproof professional camera bags will protect an expensive camera from the damage.
Price: $65.99 on Amazon.
Price: $26.99 on Amazon.
Price: $129.00 on Amazon.
Why not? This iPhone case is going to be a good memory of a good old friend.
Price: $9.66 on Amazon. The case is available in different colors. You can choose a case suitable for different iPhone models.
It would be a good idea to print a special photo made by the photographer (with his/her family, special someone, or an important event) and frame it in the beautiful canvas. Here are a couple of nice variants.
It’s always good to make personalized gifts. Making it with the help of such frames is even easier. Plus, if the person forgets who you are, the inscription on the frame will remind 🙂
For instance, you can choose a gift for:
The prices range from $17.95 to $26 and depend on the size of the frame.
This is going to be an even better solution for a Christmas gift for a photographer. Personalized canvas prints with beautiful images are going to become an original design solution.
You can choose the size of the canvas. The price will depend on the characteristics of the product. You should customize them and check out the price.
This Christmas gift would be a perfect fit for a photographer with a sophisticated taste.
The price depends on the size of the painting.
Here is another creative way to transform photographer’s photos into a memorable Christmas gift.
This product is absolutely customizable. You can choose the photo and the size of the pillow. The prices range from $6 to $7.
A nice stuff for your colleague. Or someone you don’t really know good.
Price: $7.99 on Amazon. Here is another resource where you can purchase the wristband.
You will definitely manage to choose something because the resource provides a wide choice. By the way, necklaces by Etsy stand out with their reasonable price-quality ratio.
Price: this one will cost you $9.99 but there are more variants on the website.
Check out another original option.
Consider this vintage variant of the necklace. You can choose the style of the necklace as well.
For the photographer, whose business is growing, establishing contact with clients is very important. In this case, MOO business cards can be handy. Let the photographer choose the template and add the photos. The self-presentation is ready.
The subscription to this reputable and well-known paper giant is a worthy Christmas gift for a photographer.
Another variant of the valuable magazine subscription.
Price: $12 for 12 issues. Hot price!
You can get 35 original pieces for $11.99 from Amazon. The photographer will definitely find the way to use it.
Price: $8.79 on Amazon.
You can purchase 66 pieces for $9.95 only!
Here is a funny and creative way to take a selfie with a big company. 40 pieces are available for $10.59.
Food bloggers take a photo of the real food but photographers can cheat sometimes and take photos of the fake food. For this purpose, it’s handy to have a rich set of food props. You can find them on Amazon. The prices for one item, of course, differ. Usually, they start from $1.99 for one item.
Check out the samples.
Price: 6 pieces for $9.99.
Price: 15 pieces for $7.99.
The prices depend on the type of bread. They range from $4.39 to $6.39.
Price: $18.56 on Amazon.
By the way, check out a special offer on Amazon – purchase three sets of the artificial fruit and vegetables for $47.22.
Here are a couple of extra variants of the waterproof (and not waterproof) but multi-purpose backpack bags for photography gear.
You can choose between regular and tall size.
Price: $385 on Amazon.
The dimension of this waterproof backpack bag for photography gear is 43*15.5*30cm. It is available in several colors (green, orange, purple, and red).
Price: $64.62 on Amazon.
Price: $93.59 on Amazon.
This is a very handy stuff, especially during an intensive and busy shooting process.
Price: $77.83 on Amazon. You can purchase it on the official website. There, you can purchase it for $49.99.
6 x 6 ft green screen is available on Amazon for $9.99.
Why not? Your photographer might need this black and yellow 25x30cm clapboard.
Price: $19.99 on Amazon.
Price: S5P100 for $192.98 and S5EL100 for $283.99.
Price: $17.99 on Amazon.
This option contains a special offer. You can purchase a single 50-inch tripod for $14.99, add a 64GB SAnDisk memory card and pay $44.94, or you can choose 32GB memory card and pay less ($26.50)
Take care of your special someone and purchase a protection for a camera screen.
Price: $28.01 on Amazon.
Price: $31.99 on Amazon.
Currently, a new trend is becoming more and more popular among photographers. Photographers tend to take photos with their smartphones. The quality is good but the shooting process and the process of editing photos is faster. You can purchase a subscription to the reputable and multi-purpose apps for iOS and Android.
It’s possible to take control of the photo with the help of the auto mode. The quality of the photos will differ (and the photographer will like it).
No comments. If a photographer takes photos on iPhone, he will definitely like the functionality of the app.
Price: $9.99 per month.
Everyone knows where the best filters are. All VSCO filters will cost you $19.99 per year.
TouchRetouch is one of the worthiest apps for retouching and it will cost you only $1.99.
This subscription costs only $1.99 but it’s one of the best apps to work with distortion correction.
This editor doesn’t stand out with one key feature. It’s a powerful all-in-one editor that costs $3.99.
A full-fledged editor that allows working with textures, grains, and light.
This is one of the most powerful camera apps with DSLR-like controls.
Phew! The list of the best Christmas gifts for photographers came to the end and I hope that you found the most suitable gift for your friend, college, or a special someone! Make an order and don’t forget to purchase milk and a pack of the oatmeal cookies for Santa 🙂