Best Gifts for Photographers

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Photography is a specialised art form and just like an artist needs the best canvas paint and paint brushes, a lover of photography needs the best camera body and lens and other paraphernalia that is used with photography. Find exactly the right gift for a photographer is not easy, but we have reviewed a comprehensive list of gifts that you can give from novelty gifts to digital cameras and more. We look at all the different types of gifts you can give to photographers including t-shirts, cups and other novelty items that will make any photographer smile when they receive them.

We also look at accessories that you can get for those who love to shoot to use for their photography – click to see our guide of the best point-and-shoot cameras. We also look at different lenses and digital cameras themselves that you could give as a gift. We also cover printers and other technology that all photographers need.

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Buying a gift for your photographer friend or family member will be easy once you have gone through our comprehensive list of photographers gifts and looked at our breakdown of the best photography gifts from $1000 to stocking fillers you will be sure to find something that is just right for you to give to your photography loving friend.

50+ Best Gifts for Photographers in 2018

Vintage Camera Bag

Kattee Men's Canvas Bag

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Capture all the adventures you venture out on with your camera and lens safely transported in this cow leather bag. A beautifully crafted bag with lots of pockets for you to keep yourself organised. Lovely Christmas gift for shooters.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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A fantastic digital camera that is jammed packed with features. Versatile shooting capability, continuous shooting, 4K video recording, in-camera still frame grab and touch-screen LCD monitor. A wonderful gift for any photographer for their birthday or Christmas.

Evolution of the Photographer

Evolution To Photographer Men's T-shirt

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A funny novelty t-shirt for the photographer in your life. They will love this shirt to wear to school or while on holiday. Made from 100% cotton with contrast raglan style sleeves. Makes a lovely stocking filler or birthday gifts.

Funny Photographer Coffee Mug

Funny Photographer Coffee Mug

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A mug for every photographer to use and give everybody a great laugh. A high quality ceramic mug that is dishwasher and microwave safe. A great housewarming or Christmas gifts for the photographer in your life.

Black-Leather Media Card Holder 

OP/TECH USA 4701102 Card Holder

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Spare SD cards for your device are very handy for any photographer. This card holder fastens to your belt or the camera strap. Never be without storage space to take that one in a million shot. Great birthday gift for shooters.

Blue Q Shoulder Totes

Blue Q Cameras Shoulder Tote

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Keep your camera, lenses and other photography paraphernalia and do your part in saving the environment too. Made from 95% recycled material, waterproof and reinforced floor, strong tote handles and zipper top. Has an outside pocket for mobile phone.

Crystal DSLR Camera Paperweight

Fotodiox Crystal DSLR Camera Paperweight,

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A stunning, beautiful and unique photography gift for any photographer or people who love cameras. This hand- made crystal camera makes a wonderful display in your home or office. Use it as a paperweight or bookend. A fantastic housewarming gift.

Camera Pendant Crystal Necklace

PammyJ Silvertone Miniature Camera Necklace

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This is a truly stunning camera pendant that the photography loving woman in your life would adore. Includes an 18 inch chain. A unique necklace that is sure to be a talking point. Excellent birthday or graduation gifts.

Alpha Power Battery Charger

BC1000 Alpha Power Battery Charger

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Running out of batteries for your digital camera can be disastrous. You could miss that one in a million shot. Recharge your “AA” or “AAA” batteries easily and at the same time. LCD screen will indicate when charging is complete.

Photo Professional Cleaning Kit

Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit

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Keeping your camera and lenses clean and free from dusts is important. This cleaning kit includes lens cleaning pen system, lens brush, air blower, lens tissue paper and spray bottle. Also includes 3 MagicFiber cleaning cloths. Lovely birthday gift.

PANASONIC LUMIX LX100 4K

PANASONIC LUMIX LX100 4K DMC-LX100K BLACK

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If you want to give the photographer in your life a fantastic birthday gift, then this is it. Manual controls for creativity, multi-aspect sensor, superior light capture. Leica DC zoom lens, and 4K ultra HD video and 4K photo mode.

Mustard Tea Coffee Mug Cup

Mustard Tea Coffee Mug Cup - Retro

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A fun ceramic coffee mug that every photography lover and photographer will enjoy. High quality ceramic mug that is unique retro camera design. Has an extra thick wall for insulation. Makes a lovely housewarming or Christmas gift for shooters.

Camera Toilet Paper Holder

Retro Camera Toilet Paper Roll Holder

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Give your toilet a bit of pizazz with this great retro camera style toilet roll holder. Mounts on the wall and is made from plastic. The perfect novelty gift for the photographer as a housewarming gift. Holds full toilet roll.

Phone Camera Lens Kit 

PAIAIP Upgraded Phone Camera Lens Kit

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Turn your phone into a proper camera with this phone photography lens kit. Sturdy with less glass flare and glares, low distortion and maximum resolution at 20 mega pixels. Any mobile photographer will love this gift for their birthday.

Battery Holster

OP/TECH USA 4701202 Battery Holster - Black

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Having a battery at hand so you never run out of juice for your camera is not a nice to have but a necessity. Battery holster slides nicely onto your belt or camera strap. Hold DSLR camera and AA batteries.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K Camera

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX10K Camera

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A great camera with 20 megapixel sensor, Leica optical zoom lens, F/1.4-2.8 aperture for background defocus effects. 4K Ultra HD video recording and 4K Post Focus and internal Focus Stacking modes as well as Lumix 4K photo. Point-and-shoot camera body.

Professional Photography Shoulder Strap

WITHLIN Professional Photography Shoulder Strap

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Keeping your camera safe and secure while you are out and about practicing your art. Strap is 30cm long with a soft neoprene pad and premium aluminum allow connector. Adjustable underarm belt will keep the strap in place.

Photographer Gift Funny T-Shirt

Photographer Gift Nutritional Facts T-Shirt

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A funny novelty t-shirt for photographer, printed with eco-friendly ink and heat treated so that it will be durable. High quality 100% cotton and available in multiple colors and makes a great stocking filler at Christmas.

Camera with Heart Car Decal

Camera with Heart Car Decal

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Let everybody know of your love for your camera and photography with this quality decal of a camera with a heart. Stick it onto your car’s window or any other smooth surface. They apply easily and remove without leaving marks.

OP/TECH USA 6501082 Double Sling

OP/TECH USA 6501082 Double Sling (Black)

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Keep two of your cameras close to hand, or use the double sling for your binoculars and camera. Cameras are secure and with neoprene pad ensures you are comfortable. The Uni-loop will disconnect quickly and it is fully adjustable.

Nikon COOLPIX Digital Camera 

Nikon COOLPIX A900 Digital Camera (Black)

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A great camera with 20 megapixels and BSI CMOS Sensor. It offers 35x optical zoom lens and 70x dynamic zoom. UHD 4K video recording at 30fps. 3” 921k-Dot Tilting LCD. A fantastic birthday or Christmas gifts.

Camera Print Infinity Scarf

Lina & Lily Vintage Camera Print Scarf

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Add a touch of style to your outfit with this lightweight polyester scarf with a unique vintage camera print design. Super soft and long enough to loop twice. Perfect gift for the photography loving women in your life.

PHOTOGRAPHER Parking Only Sign

PHOTOGRAPHER Sign

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Great gag gift for a photographer to hang in their studio or home. Made from high quality vinyl and suitable as indoor or outdoor sign. Pre-drilled mounting holes. Great stocking filling gift for your photographer friend or family member.

Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Camera Lens Coffee Mug & USB Flash Drive

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High quality travel mug in the shape of a Canon camera, fun, funky and practical gift. Includes a 16GB USB. Made from food grade PVC plastic and stainless steel interior. Great funny gift for those that love taking pictures.

Photographer’s Wristband SET

DSLRKIT Photographer's Wristband SET

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A cute gift this wristband set is made from Silicon Latex. Everybody will know that you are a photographer who loves their camera. Will fit most wrists with a 202mm circumference. Great stocking filler gift for Christmas.

Funny Photographer Shirts

Funny Photographer T-Shirt

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A funny t-shirt for photographers to wear with pride. Lightweight with double-needle sleeve and made from 100% cotton. Available in many sizes and colors. Perfect stocking filler gift, or graduation gift for the shooter in your life.

Professional Bluetooth Selfie Stick

Fugetek FT-568 Professional Alloy Selfie Stick, Bluetooth

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A selfie stick with one screw tight mount that can extend to 4.2” and one spring mount with mirror attachment for rear HD cameras. Fits all smart phones, GoPro and digital cameras. Includes Bluetooth remote with 300-hours standby battery life.

Lightweight Tripod with Bag

AmazonBasics Lightweight Tripod with Bag

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A great gift for photographers, fits most video, digital and still cameras, GoPro devices and scopes. Lightweight tripod that is height adjustable with rubber feet. Allows for tilt and swivel motion, great for portrait or landscapes. Quick release mounting plate.

Fujifilm Digital Camera

Fujifilm X100F 24.3 MP APS-C Digital Camera - Silver

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A camera that offers 24.3 megapixels X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor. Eight way focus lever with 91 focusing points. Built-in ISO dial, and np-w126s lithium battery. Single, zone and wide-tracking AF modes. No low-pass filter and X-Processor Pro.

Camera Bag Case for DSLR

Camera Bag Case by Altura Photo

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A padded carry bag with removable shoulder strap. It has a lot of accessory pockets for your batteries, memory cards, cables and more. Suitable for DSLR, Mirrorless and most other cameras. Accommodates both camera and one or two lenses.

Wireless Remote Control for Canon

AmazonBasics Wireless Remote for Canon SLR Cameras

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The remote will activate shutter and works with Canon cameras. Eliminates vibration with ten foot range. Compatible with a wide range of Canon cameras and is suitable for use in low-light and for family portraits. The remote is battery powered.

4K WIFI Sports Action Camera

AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera

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Document your adventures with this 4K Ultra HD Action Camera. Built-in WiFi and HDMI. Waterproof and durable enable to withstand extreme environments. Rechargeable batteries that can record 90 minutes. Wireless wrist remote control. iSmart DV App for phone or tablet connection.

Slim 11 Photo/Laptop Backpack

Tamrac T0210 Camera/Laptop Backpack

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A bag that can accommodate not only your camera but a multitude of photography equipment such as lenses and accessories. Pockets to organise everything both internally and externally. Suitable for both laptop and cameras. A wonderful birthday gift for photographers.

Portable External Hard Drive

WD 1TB Passport External Hard Drive

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When you are travelling photographers need to be able to download their pictures. This external hard drive password protection to keep your images safe as well as 3.0 and 2.0 USB ports. Compatible with Windows 10, 8 and 7.

Black Widow Spider Camera Holster

SpiderHolster Black Camera Holster

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Quick-draw and easy access to your DSLR without having it dangling from your neck or getting in the way when you are working. Attaches to your belt so you can carry it discretely. Small and easy to travel with.

Multi Camera Carrier Harness

Opteka MCH-25 Multi Camera Carrier Holster System

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The field photojournalist will love this carrier harness. Suitable for one or two DSLR cameras, one holster can be removed for single camera setup. Keeps your precious camera safe with a second safety harness for each camera. Supports 5KG.

The Photographer’s Playbook

The Photographer's Playbook

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You are an artist and photography is your art. This book will help you improve your skills. Includes exercises, projects and assignments that will inspire you to explore your photographic options. Features famed photographers and their methods.

Portrait Photography Lens Kit

Nikon D810 FX-format Digital SLR Kit

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A high quality camera body and lens that will allow that provides 36.3 megapixels, Expeed 4 image processing engine and 3D color matrix metering III. The lens has internal focus, fast aperture, silent wave motor and M/A focus mode switch.

Black Wireless Color Photo Printer

Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Color Photo Printer

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A printer is vital to any photographer, this one can print wirelessly and is compatible with iPhone, iPad an iPod touch. Print from Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites easily using the Canon Print inkjet / Sephy app.

Sony Digital Camera

Sony DSCWX220/B Digital Camera

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A digital camera with 10x optical and 20x clear image zoom G lens. HD video recording in 1080/60p. Connects to smartphones using WiFi. 18.2MP Exmore R CMOS Sensor. BIONZ X engine offers. Motion Shot Video and 4K quality still images.

Photography Portrait Studio

Photography Photo Portrait Studio LMS103

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A perfect gift for the professional photographer. Taking portrait photos means you need quality lighting and this lighting kit has it all. You get daylight saving light bulbs, white umbrella reflector, light stand tripod and two carry bags.

Carrying Case for GoPro

AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro

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You are an adventurer and you like to record your escapades. Taking your GoPro with you is non-negotiable. You need a carry case that will keep it and its accessories safe and organised. Compatible with all GoPro cameras.

GoPro HERO5 Black

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Record your adventure on this 4K video and 12 megapixel single, burst and time lapse photos. Durable and waterproof up to 10 meters without housing. Preview your shots and playback your video. Change settings and trim footage on your GoPro.

No-Glo Trail Game Camera

Stealth Cam G42 STC-G42NG

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A 10 megapixel camera with HD video with audio. Excellent low light performance for night time range, 100 foot range. Reflex trigger, backlit menu programming, burst mode and manual shot capacity. Secure Lock password protection and built-in SD card slot.

Camera Toilet Paper Cover

HEYFAIR Toilet Paper Cover Holder

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A fantastic funny novelty gift for the photographer as a housewarming gift. Holds a normal size roll of toilet paper. Mounts easily. Give your bathroom a little more pizazz with this camera roll toilet paper

Canon Video Creator Kit

Canon EOS REBEL T7i Video Creator Kit

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This Cannon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR camera offers 24.2 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, Rode VideoMic Go, class 10 SDHC memory card, and ScanDisk 32GB. Optical viewfinder, fast and accurate dual pixel CMOS AF with phase-detection. A wonderful gift for photographers.

DJI Phantom Professional Drone

DJI Phantom 4 PRO Professional Drone

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Quality aerial photography is not out of your reach with the DJI Phantom. It has a 20MP camera with 1” MP CMOS sensor. Powerful 4K video processing and five directional obstacle sensing. A fantastic birthday presents for any photographer.

Carbon Fiber Camera Tripods

ZOMEi Z818C Carbon Fiber Camera Tripods

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When standing for a long time waiting for that perfect shot, or doing the photography at the prom you need a good strong tripod to rest your camera on. This set of tripods will make a great Christmas presents.

WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

Nixplay Original Digital Photo Fram

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A photo frame with a difference. Create a playlist of your favorite images. Use your photos on Facebook and Instagram or Dropbox and all other social media sites and manage it all with Nixplay online cloud storage. Wonderful Christmas gifts.

Common Outdoor Sports Kit 

Black Pro Basic Common Outdoor Sports Kit

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Where your GoPro on your chest, wrist or head using the various straps and record your adventures to show your friends. Accommodates any GoPro cameras. All straps are adjustable to fit any size and shape. Perfect gift for the adventurous.

DSLR Camera and Mirrorless Backpack

DSLR Camera and Mirrorless Backpack

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Carrying your camera in a secure bag that allows you to organise everything neatly so it is accessible is great.  Holds a DSLR camera with attached lens, 4/5 additional lenses, shoe-mount flash and tripod or monopod. Weather resistant and durable.

The camera stabilizer

The OFFICIAL ROXANT PRO camera stabilizer

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Don’t let the shakes ruin your pictures. This great camera stabilizer is handheld. It has a no slip grip to prevent lower arm swing. Compatible with point & shoot, DSLRs, video cameras, GoPros and smartphones. Great for motion shots.

Flexible Tripod 

JOBY GorillaPod SLR

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Keep your camera stable and shoot with precise 360 degree panning ability. Ultra strong, lightweight and durable. Rubberized feet and wrappable legs secure cameras up to 6.6 pounds and will hold its position on any surface. Easy set up.

Nikon with ED VR Lens

Nikon D500 DX-Format Digital SLR

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A professional camera for the serious photographer. 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor. EXPEED Image Processor, LCD Touchscreen, 4K UHD video recording, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. Time lapse up to 9999 frames. Multi-CAM 20K 153-Point AF System. Shoot up to 200 fps.

Handheld Stabilizer 

Neewer 24 Stabilizer

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Shoot at high or low angles. Quick Release Plat accepts any camera. Stretch adjustment improves weight ratio. Low friction joint and high precision bearings. Can hold up to 2.7kg cameras. A great birthday or Christmas gift for any photographer.

Thermo Steel Insulated Tumbler

Thermo LenZcup Stainless Steel Tumbler

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The perfect travel mug for the photographer. Fun and funky this camera lens replica cup is made from food grade PVC and stainless steel thermos interior. A fun gift for the photographer at Christmas or on their birthday.

Apple 13″ MacBook Air

Apple 13" MacBook Air

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You need to process your images once you have taken them and this Apple 13” MacBook Air with 18GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with turbo boost. 128GB SSD storage and Intel HD Graphics 6000. 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 Memory.

Nikon Auto Focus Zoom Lens

Nikon D3300 camera

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A camera that offers 5fps continuous shooting, 11 AF points with 3D tracking and an 11 point Autofocus System. 24.2MP CMOS DX-Format sensor and 1080 HD video recording. A fantastic birthday gifts for the photographer in your life.

Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer 

Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Printer

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Take your printer with you wherever you go with the Canon PIXMA wireless color inkjet printer. Provides stunning 8 dye based links of which three are dedicated grayscale inks for professional black & white prints. Optimum Image Generating System.

Screw Lock Carabiner Keychain

Aluminum Screw Lock Carabiner Keychain

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A keychain that will let hang your goods on your bag, lightweight and durable made from aluminum, excellent tool for photographers. Includes six spring loaded clips with screwlock. Keep stuff safe and out of the way with the Carabiner Keychain.

Bluetooth Selfie Remote

Premium 5-In-1 Bluetooth Selfie Remote

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With the Premium 5-in-1 Bluetooth selfie you can take HD snaps using your iPhone and Samsung Galaxy and reduce the camera shake. 1st shutter powered by Bluetooth technology. Quick mount and perfect for wide angle and group selfies.

Pocket Memory Card Reader

IOGEAR USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader, GFR309

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Transferring your images between your camera and computer is vital for the photographer. Works with twelve memory card formats including SD, SDXC, MicroSD and microDSXC as well as Mini SD. Download directly to your PC without using additional adaptors.

Memory Card Carrying Case 

Eco-Fused Memory Card Case

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Keep your memory cards safe with this stylish card case with zip closure. Accommodates up to 22 memory cards, four large and eighteen regular sizes. Organise it using the included sticker set. Stunning stocking filler gift for any photographer.

Clip on Selfie Ring Light

Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light

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Provide the perfect lighting for your selfies, provides soft illumination, just clip it on your phone and take your selfie. Make videos at night or take selfies in the dark. A great gift for photographers and anybody else at Christmas.

Polaroid Digital Camera

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera

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Instant gratification just snap it, then print it and share it. Compact and sleek digital camera with a built-in printer to develop your pics immediately. Smartphone compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems. Funky and fits in your pocket.

Compact System Case

100 Photographs:

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Store you camera and lenses safely and organise your accessories in this compact system case. Offers multiple carrying options including handle and shoulder strap. Zippered pockets store memory cards, batteries and lens caps. Very well padded for extra protection.

HP Notebook

HP Flagship 15.6 inch Laptop

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A laptop with exceptional graphics, memory and touchscreen display is vital to a photographer. Includes DVD burner, Bluetooth, and dual speakers with studio sound. TrueVision HD webcam. A great way to store and organise and share your photography.

Compact System Case

Case Logic DCB-304 Compact Camera Case

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Store you camera and lenses safely and organise your accessories in this compact system case. Offers multiple carrying options including handle and shoulder strap. Zippered pockets store memory cards, batteries and lens caps. Very well padded for extra protection.

Ricoh Digital Camera

Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)

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A camera with a difference for the photographer, 3600 spherical panorama images and 25 minutes of spherical videos. Full HD video at 30 frames per second. Videos transferred to your phone without a computer. Supported by YouTube, live view function.

Buyers Guide

There is a photographer in all of us. We all like to capture the moments that mean something to us, that graduation, birthday or family vacation. We like to document our travels and our achievements and we love to do with photography. In today’s world with the advent of technology and the mobile phone with built-in camera, everybody has become a photographer. Everybody is a photojournalist and the paparazzi all rolled into one. No matter where or when something happens somebody is there to immortalise it in photo or video.

So what can you give the budding photographer in your family as a gift, what gifts do you give to a professional photojournalist and what gift is great for the hobbyist who loves to shoot. Photographers always need something to clean, maintain or add to their camera setup. Photographers need high end laptops to be able to edit and publish their pictures and every photographer needs a high quality printer to reproduce their photography. These types of gifts are always welcome.

We have looked at gifts ranging from expensive to very affordable, from serious gifts such as cameras to novelty gift such as camera style travel mugs. Photographers not only need the actual camera, they need bags to transport them and keep them safe, they need memory cards and card readers as well as straps and more, so there is a plethora of gifts out there suitable for these types of people. Looking for something more personal, we have you covered there too with jewelry as well as photo frames and books.

We have covered a range of options in our reviews and to make it even easier for you we have broken it down to best under $1000, $500, $100 and twenty dollar gifts as well as the best stocking fillers for Christmas or other special occasions. We have included four of the items on our comprehensive list of gifts in each of the four categories. No matter what type of gift you are looking for whether it be a gag gift, graduation gift, Christmas gift or birthday gift we have something on our list that you know the photographer in your life would love to receive.

Top Gift under $1000

PANASONIC LUMIX LX100 4K

A camera, there is one of the best gifts for photographers, camera gifts allow the budding photographer to practice their art and explore their world from behind the lens. The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is designed to allow you to explore your creativity with manual controls. It offers a host of features to enable you to get the best and clearest images no matter what the light is like.

It will provide both video and still photo abilities with 30p 4K Ultra HD Video and 4K camera mode. Some of the features include large multi-aspect micro four thirds sensor. A 24-75 millimetre Leica DC lens for the Bokeh defocus effect. Stable framing with the eye-level EVF and an external flash which is also included.

Photographers will appreciate the imaging features allow you to adjust aperture, zooming and focusing as well as speed and exposure. The Micro Fourth Thirds High Sensitivity MOS Sensor gives you richer, fuller textures and allows you to capture all the nuances of the scene you want to capture using the multi-aspect ratios. Control the amount of light with the S/N ratio so that you can minimize the noise in the photo. There are three aspect ratios to choose from so you can record in the 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 and selecting them is very easy with the switch located on the lens barrel.

This lens is a photographers dream. The lens is a F/1.7-2.8 Leica DC Vario-Summlux Lens, this will ensure that you get the detail you want from corner to corner – click to read our review on Leica M Cameras. The lens consists of 11 elements in eight groups with 5 aspherical lenses, including tow ED lenses. The lens and the compact camera work together in harmony to produce sharp and precise photography.

The defocus effects gives your photography shallow depth of field and invisible edge lines and onion rings. The 9 aperture diaphragm will produce the Bokeh effects. The depth from the defocus technology will slash focus time as it will calculate distance to the subject of your picture by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, this will result in about 0.14 seconds AF.

The 2764-dot Equivalent High Resolution LFV or Live View Finder will deliver 100% color reproduction so you will be able to shoot perfectly even under strong sunlight, making life a little easier for the photographer to get the best shot. The Eye Sensor AF will start auto focus as soon as you look into the lens. Not only will the Lumix shoot 4K Ultra HD video recording it will also grab 3840 x2160MP stills from your video footage.

You can record 4K video for a total of 15 minutes and you can use high-speed burst shots to get spontaneous shots in 8MP resolution. The aspect brackets will allow for you to shoot images at 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1. It has a white balance bracket which will record 3 images with different parameters at a single shutter release. The Monochrome Filter in the Photo Style function will help you to create rich smooth images with limited hues of monochrome.

The multi-exposure enables the camera to shoot 4 exposures in a single frame. You also get RAW data development, time lapse shot, and focus peaking with control ring, stop motion animation, level gauge and fast shutter speed. All in all this is a great camera and lens set that will surely capture the photographer in your life’s imagination. Every photographer will appreciate the manual controls and all the great features it offers.

Apple 13″ MacBook Air

Every photographer needs something to process their photography on, photographers need to be able to edit, and publish their photography in order to make a living and a gift that will allow them to do this is always appreciated.  This is a lightweight, weighing only 2.96 pounds, thin  with a 0.68” unibody, and powerful laptop for you to work and play on. It contains 5th generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel HD Graphics 6000.

You can edit your photography, browse the web or do anything else you need to do on your computer with lightning fast speed. It has a standby time of 30 days and can go 12 hours between charges. The MacBook Air offers WiFi at 3x the rate of previous MacBooks. It will connect instantly to AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule. The SSD storage operates 17 times faster, and it will come out of hibernation faster as well. The MacOS operating system helps you work effortlessly between devices.

The MacBook comes with 3 USB ports so it will work not only as a laptop but also a workstation. It offers 1440×900 pixel resolution and LED backlighting, so it will give you bright colors and crystal clear display so editing your photography, watching a movie or getting that presentation up to scratch is easy. You get the FaceTime HD camera to allow you to stay in contact with friends and family.

The multi-touch trackpad and macOS combine to make everything on your MacBook Air intuitive. It is compact and easy to travel with and the keyboard is backlit so you can work in almost any lighting. The perfect gift for photographers to allow them to store, edit and share their photography whenever they want to and at lightning fast speeds.

Wireless Color Professional Inkjet Printer

A photographer appreciates a gift that caters for the need to produce the results of his photography on. This exceptional printer will offer you stunning black and white prints as well as color prints with perfect gradient. The optimum image generating system will reproduce colors as clear and crisp as they appear on your screen, it intuitively selecting just the right color combinations to enable it to print the precise colors you desire.

It is compatible with CLI-42 Ink Tanks which include Black, Gray, Light Gray,Cyan, Photo Cyan and Magenta as well as Yellow and Photo Magenta. It can print at 4800×2400 dpi and FINE technology and to a maximum size of 13” x 19”. The perfect gift for any photographer who wants to print their own snap shots with crystal clear clarity and perfect color, or in stunning black & white prints. A wonderful birthday or Christmas gift.

Portable External Hard Drive

Being able to store your photos, music and data safely and securely is very important to the photographer and a gift that can provide them with this ability is always welcome. The My Passport portable hard drive will store huge amounts of music, videos and photos for you allowing you to take it with you wherever you go. It is equipped with WD Backup, just set the time and how often you wish to back up and it will do it automatically.

A photographer, especially a professional photographer needs to keep their pics safe and secure. This portable external hard drive has encryption hardware with password protection so your private pics and documents will stay private. You can even add a little message which will tell whoever find it to return it to you. The My Passport is very simple to use all you have to do is connect it up and you are ready to go.

To connect it attached a USB cable to it and your computer, it is compatible with windows but will have to be reformatted is you are using Mac OS. Then all you need to do is open My Passport, load the WD Apps setup and install. It is sleek and compact and will not take up too much space on your desk, it comes in many different colors as well. My Passport can hold up to 4TB which equates to enormous amounts of pics, music, video and anything else you want to store. It has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility. It is durable with shock tolerance and comes with a 3 year limited warranty.

Top Present for Photographers under $500

Ricoh Digital Camera

Another great accessory for a photographer to add to his tool box and not the standard camera gift. A different type of camera that will provide you with spherical panorama images of 360 degrees. It will also provide you with up to 25 minutes spherical videos. The video you can record is full HD and record at 30 frames per second. The Ricoh Theta S has a large image sensor which offers 14MP spherical images. Shoot in low light and still get the best resolution.

It offers shutter speed of up to 60 seconds, a built-in memory which will store 8GB of data as well as live view and live streaming. It features twin-lens folded-optical system. A wonderful addition to your arsenal of cameras that will take unique 360 degree photos or video in HD. This is a great gift for photography enthusiast that is something different to the norm. It will make a great birthday or Christmas gift and all for under five hundred dollars.

HP Notebook

Every photographer knows that you not only need to take the photos you need to edit and store them too so getting a gift that will provide this for you is special. So you have the camera and have some spectacular photography, but you need something on which to process, print and share them. The HP notebook is just what you need to edit your photos. It is a 15.6” HD WLED-backlit display that is touchscreen. 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U 2.40GHz dual core Processor with a 3M cache and an Intel HD Graphics 620.

It offers 8GB of memory with a 1TB hard drive. The HP notebook also has headphone and microphone input and output as well as TrueVision HD webcam ability. It is compatible with window 10 and has a 3-cell lithium-ion battery that is rechargeable. These are wonderful presents for anybody who enjoys this hobby, or any person at all. Offering excellent features to manage, store and edit your images. It will make a great Christmas or birthday gift for the photographer in your life.

Polaroid Digital Camera

Amateur photographers will love this camera. Would it not be absolutely fabulous if you could snap your photo and immediately print and share you pic to friends and family. Simply shoot it, print it and then share it. The camera is sleek and stylish with a retro look just like the Polaroid cameras of old. It offers a touchscreen display with a 3.5” LCD viewfinder. Instantly develop your photography images using the 2”x3” Polaroid Zink Zero Ink Paper. You can record HD video as well as taking still photography images with ease, take selfies, or use it in Photobooth and Burst Modes.

The LCD screen provides easy navigation. The printer requires no ink and no toner, all you need is the adhesive-backed paper from Polaroid and your image comes to life before your eyes instantly. The camera is compatible with smart phones and is Bluetooth enabled. Use the App for both iOS and Android operating systems and you can print and edit adding borders, text and filters as well as many more other fun things to your image.

It comes with a Micro USB cord as well as a 10 pack of paper. Keep your camera close to hand and safe using the wrist strap that is included. It comes in fun and funky colors and is small and compact enough to take anywhere. This is a wonderful photographer gift that will allow them to shoot and print almost simultaneously.

Vintage Camera Bag

The photographer knows that having a great camera and lens is wonderful but you need to be able to take it around with you in a bag that keeps not only your camera, lens and accessories safe and secure but also looks great. The Kattee is a high quality bag made specifically for the photographer on the go, it is made with durable canvas on the outside and cotton liner inner. A touch of class is added by the genuine cow leather trim on the bag. The bag has a buckle closure so you can close the bag up to avoid spillage or theft.

The design of the bag is so that is can be used to hold a DSLR or Digital Camera such as the Sony, Canon, Nikon or Olympus (click here for our guide). It can also accommodate a Vintage Camera. It also has a number of pockets to be able to store and organise your accessories and more. It contains self-adhering dividers that are padded in order for you to customize your internal space and will help protect your camera from shock and other damage.

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WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

A wonderful personalised gift for the photographer and especially photography lovers to display their own photography images in. The photo frame allows you to send your photography directly to the frame using your smart phone app, both iOS and Android operating systems are compatible. It also allows you to create a playlist of your pictures, download your pictures of memorable occasions from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and Flickr or any social media sites. You can store all of your photography to Nixplay securely.

You can also manage your frame or multiple frames from your Nixplay Cloud account. You can link up to five different frames and store 10GB of photos on them. You can also watch HD video including audio from a USB or SD/SDHC card. The backlit LED display has anti-glare. The frame offers WiFi connectivity and can be mounted on a wall or placed securely on a flat desk top.

Crystal DSLR Camera Paperweight

A unique photography gift for camera enthusiasts and photographers both professional and amateur. This lovely crystal camera is hand-carved and resembles the 7D camera with a zoom lens. The detailed carving is stunning and can be used as a paperweight or as bookends. A fantastic display for your home or office or photography studio. These make wonderful photographer gifts under $50 and any camera lover or lover of photography will enjoy this as a housewarming gift for the photographer in your life or as a Christmas gift. Looking for something more suited to your grandparents – click to see our full guide here.

Photography Portrait Studio

A photographer knows that being able to properly light your subjects when practicing studio photography is of vital importance. With this extensive kit you get three Energy Saving Daylight CFL Continuous Light Bulb, two 33-inch White Umbrella Reflector and three Single Head Bulb Sockets. Along with these features you also get 2 x 86-inch Light Stand Tripod and a 28-inch Light Stand Tripod.

The Heavy Duty Carry Case Bag and a Bulb Carry Case Bag. Starting off as a studio photographer is not easy especially if you do not have the kit you need. This is a great gift for any new graduate just starting out on their photography career. It will also make amazing gifts for any budding amateur photographer with an interest in portrait photography.

4K WIFI Sports Action Camera

If you are a sportsman and a photographer who loves to document your achievements then this is a great camera for you to use. It is a 4K Ultra HD Action Camera that will capture video at 30 frames per second and 12MP photos also at up to 30fps. Resolution on this camera is four times better than that of your traditional HD cameras.

It has a built in WiFi and HDMI for you to be able to edit and share your photography in mere minutes. Use the iSmart DV App to connect with your smartphone or tablet. The sports photographer will love the fact that this camera is waterproof to 100 feet and is designed to work in even the most extreme environments. Durable and sturdy it is the perfect accessory for any sports photographer to use. You can use the wireless wrist remote control to operate you camera.

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Thermo Steel Insulated Tumbler

Those that love photography often have early mornings and late nights and both can be made easier with a cup of coffee. Why not drink your coffee or any other beverage out of your very own replica Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM camera lens travel mug. Not only does it have a fun look it is very practical. Made from food grade PVC outer and a stainless steel thermos interior it will keep you coffee, hot chocolate or any other warm beverage hot until you are ready to drink it. It can also be used on your desk in your studio or office as a pen holder. Gifts for photographers under $20 are hard to come by but this one is perfect for the photographer in your life.

Professional Bluetooth Selfie Stick

You don’t have to be into photography to be able to take the perfect selfie with your best friend while out on the town, or with your family and the once a year family gathering or any time for any reasons is great. This selfie stick includes two interchangeable phone mounts, a one screw tight mount and a spring mount with an extra mirror attachment. It is compatible with all smart phones even those with very thick cases, it will mount smart phones, GoPros and digital cameras.

With a handle that can extend to 49” you will not even know it is a selfie picture. The quick flip locks require no twisting and the tough durable material with the non-slip rubber handle makes for wobble free selfies. The Bluetooth remote connects fast and has a rechargeable battery with a 300 hour standby time. This is a wonderful gift for photographers for under $20.

Most Influential Images of All Time

You are into photography and you like to see what great images are taken by other shooters that you can learn from. This is a book published by Time Magazine which is not only synonymous with journalism but also with photojournalism at its best. This book celebrates the 175th anniversary of photojournalism and shares with you some of the most compelling and influential photography in history. Photography has changed the way we look at life, it gives us graphic depictions of events allowing us to be influenced and sometimes spurring us on to change the course of history.

This is a must have book for all photography lovers who appreciate the art and appreciate the contribution it has made to our society on all levels and it makes especially great gifts for professionals to remind them of how important their work is. This book as makes a lovely coffee table book on photography and therefore will make a wonderful housewarming gift.

Clip on Selfie Ring Light

You need a light to be able to achieve the best results from your photography and using the flash on your camera tends to flood the lens and affect your pictures negatively. You need soft lighting to enable you to get the best selfie you can. Never have to worry about replacing your batteries, do not worry about finding the best lighting before you take your selfie and you will not scratch your smartphone with the scratch-resistant sponge so it will not fall off.

Make videos at night or take selfies in the dark and you can use it even with your rear camera. All you have to do is to connect it to your phone and you are good to go. It has multiple uses such as an emergency light and even a torch.

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Pocket Memory Card Reader

As a photographer you usually have taken a lot of great images on your travels and now you need to transfer your data quickly between your memory card and your smartphone, PDA or computer. This is where the Pocket Memory Card Reader comes into play. It supports SDXC or Secure Digital High Capacity and micro SDXC cards up to 64 GB. You can transfer 480Mbps at lightning fast speeds. The IOGEAR 12-in-1 Pocket Card Reader / Writer works with 12 of the most common memory card formats including SD, SDXC, as well as micro SD, micro SDXC, mini SD and MMC. It will also work with memory stick and MS Duo.

It is compatible with windows 2000, XP & Vista, Windows 7 as well as Window 8/8.1 and Mac OS x 10.3.9 or later. It will support USB 2.0. To a photographer being able to store and download your photo, videos and music easily and at lightning fast speed is a really great benefit to any photography. These are great stocking fillers for a photographer at Christmas and excellent cheap gifts for photography lovers on any occasion.

Photo Professional Cleaning Kit

Bing into photography, whether you are professional or not, you need to keep you camera and equipment clean and ready to use. Your equipment is delicate and if you do not keep you lenses clean you will not be able to take exceptional photographs. This great kit for photography lovers includes a lens cleaning pen system as well as a lens brush, air blower cleaner and fifty sheets of lens tissue paper.

It does come with a spray bottle however it is empty and ready for you to fill it with your favorite cleaning solution. The three microfiber cleaning cloths MagicFiber cloths. Photography is demanding, every item has to be clean as the slightest mark on your lens can lead to disaster. The photographer know this and will love this great professional cleaning kit as gifts on their birthday.

Wireless Remote Control for Canon

Every photographer will love this great device as it will activate your shutter remotely and allow you to get better clarity and suffer less vibration. You can use the remote to take full family portraits and a multitude of other photos such as low-light photos. Make portrait or group photography easy. It is compatible with various Cannon’s including the T5i, T4i, T3i, T2i, T1i and XT, XTi and XSi. It will also work with the 5D Mark II, III, 100D, 6D, 60D as well as the 7D, 70D, 300D, 350D,400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D.

It is battery powered and it can work at a range of 10 feet. These make great gifts for photography lovers for Christmas, their birthday or even for graduation. Take group photos including yourself without having to rush back and get half of your body cut out of the picture.

Camera Pendant Crystal Necklace

Show everybody that you love photography or that the lovely lady in your life is into photography or loves cameras, and any woman loves jewelry. So if you are looking for the perfect gift for that lucky lady then the Pendant Crystal Necklace which will appeal to any girl, teenager or woman. The pendant is small measuring only 1×1 inch in size. It comes with a snake chair that is 18 inches long and will fit most neck sizes easily. It comes in a gift box ready for giving.

This stunning necklace will make a wonderful Valentine’s Day for your lady love, or it will make a very nice graduation, Christmas or birthday gift for those who love their cameras.

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