130 Amazing Gifts for Photographers Handpicked from All Over the Web- Updated

As does the art of photography, the art of giving needs inspiration. In our  gift guide you can find all kinds of gift ideas for every type of photographer, beginner to pro.  Our Gifts For Photographers buying guide has been a hit for years.


Even if the recipient is not a photographer, one of these gifts will easily make them want to become one!

In this collection of 130 creative gifts for photographers, you’ll find everything from instant cameras and portable lighting kits to cute camera mugs, smart chargers, and a whole pile of useful photography accessories. Whether you’re looking to please a special photographer in your life or you want to reward yourself for a great year, here you’ll find something to do the job perfectly.

The list is constantly updated! The latest version includes more photo gear carriers, the newest technologies, smartphone accessories, and photography books from the world’s most respected brands. Scroll down and enjoy!

Gift shopping tip:  On some sites you can save products in your shopping cart for later, be able to see inventory and price updates and get notifications in your email.

1. Camera Lens Mug/Lens Coffee Cup

I’m pretty sure that a mug that looks like a favorite photographer’s attribute – a lens – is a  dream for any photographer. The mug has highly realistic details.

2. Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera


The book that has taught photographers for many years how to put together the factors of light, aperture, and shutter speed to create a great image, including how you can capture star trails, change sharpness, and play with flash.

3. Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set


All four parts of the best selling series which includes around 1000 tricks the pros use to take better photographs.  If your photos are lacking this is what you need.

4. Lensbaby Velvet 56 Art Lens

One of Lensbaby’s most popular art lenses, this lens can be used for anything from macro to landscape photography.  This fast f/1.6 lens gives photos taken with it an edge to edge velvet effect many photographers rave about.  Comes with a wooden gift box perfect for a present.  Make your photographer’s day with this gift!

5. BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide To Taking Photos Like a Pro


Learn to take great photos with any camera, fix images in photoshop, and photograph twenty common subjects.

6. Book for Photographers “Extraordinary Everyday Photography”

This book will inspire you to discover all the beautiful things around you. Fantastic images are hidden almost everywhere; you just need to see them.

7. Samsung Pro 1 Terabyte Solid State Drive


Built to handle high end workstations, this solid state drive allows you to render 4k videos without any moving parts to break or wear out, not to mention its small and light giving more mounting options in larger numbers.

8. Waterproof Camera Backpack

This great waterproof bag is the best solution for long trips or walking in the rain. It will keep your beloved camera safe, secure and dry, even if the rain suddenly starts. The best part is the quick access compartments from different sides that let you pull out your lenses, camera, and other accessories individually without having to go through the whole bag. And let’s not forget the external tripod strap so you don’t have to carry it in your hand.

9. Custom Canvas Prints

Customized canvas prints are currently trending to being one of the best size and value personalized gift to give to your loved ones. Pick your favorite picture by your special photographer today and show them that their work can create an entire atmosphere whether it is on prints to canvases, personal photos, or creative images, there are endless ways to make an impact in the living room, personal office, or bedroom.

10. Vintage Camera Bookends

These bookends are so sweet. I’d like to see them in my office. Old-fashioned, vintage camera bookends can be a great Christmas gift.

11. LIFE 100 Photographs That Changed the World

LIFE 100 Photographs That Changed the World Book - Gifts for Photographers

An iconic book that every photography enthusiast and history fan will be thankful for.

12. The Art Of Photography


Updated version of the classic photography book.  The textbook is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced photographers and covers both traditional and digital photography techniques.

13. Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod

I dare say that the common tripod is dead. This flexible tripod supports your camera just like a mini version of an original tripod. Impossible angles, vacation photos with everyone from your company, long exposures…all this becomes possible.

14. The Photographers Eye: Composition and Design For Better Digital Photos


Published in sixteen languages, this book covers both traditional in-camera composition and the new opportunities for picture making made possible by digital imaging editing.

15. Camera Lens Coffee Mug Bundle Thermos With 2  Lids


Bundled camera lens thermos that includes non spill screw on lid.

16. F-Stop Watch

It is a perfect gift for any photographer. The numbers of the F-stops in white marks are featured on this watch; every other number is unmarked. With this watch, it is always time to take photos!

17. How to Photograph Absolutely Everything


From still lifes to children’s parties, thunderstorms to sunsets, close-ups to panoramas, every photographic subject, technique, and challenge is covered.  The author shows you the best approach for each subject.

18. Camera Buckle Lens Cap Holder

Have you ever lost your little, cute lens cap? I am sorry if you have! This camera buckle lens cap holder will keep your cap safe.

19. Bokeh Masters Kit


This large kit lets you create your own in camera special effects without any post production software, just attach to camera lens.

20. Learn Digital Photography Complete 20 Week Course


This course will teach you how to take professional looking photos. It includes such subjects as shooting modes, focusing, exposure, depth of field, lenses, movement photography, close ups, composition, using flash and natural light, low light and black and white photography etc.

21. How To Create Stunning Digital Photography Online Course, Book, and Videos


Not a bad deal for this price!  You also get access to an online community for help and support.

22. Best Business Practices For Photographers


This updated version of the popular book helps photographers in starting, maintaining, and growing their business.

23. Camera Pendant Necklace


This miniature vintage camera pendant necklace comes with an inspirational gift card.  We were inspired.

24. Days with My Father by Phillip Toledano

This book is  a great gift for everyone. It covers the story about a photographer’s life that can impress and inspire you on your own achievements. Check out our collection of 10 more inspiring books for photographers.

25. Fun Film Canister Toilet Paper

They even made toilet paper for photographers! I’m afraid to think what will be next. Anyway, you can play a joke on  your photographer friends or add some fun to your bathroom!

26. DJI Mavic 3 Drone


What could  be better than the original pocket sized Mavic?  The Mavic 3 with a long 46 minute max flight time, omnidirectional object sensing, Hasselblad camera and 15 kilometer range!

27. Instax 90 Mini Classic Instant Camera


This classic instant camera has six shooting modes and endless possibilities to play around with.

28. Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector

When you need to get rid of those shadows on your subject without using lights.  This pack comes with five of the most popular surfaces, so choose the one you like the best.

29. The Beginners Photography Guide


If your recipient does not know their iso from aperture, this is the book for them.  DK is known for their well illustrated, easy to understand guides of all types and they don’t disappoint with this one.

30. UNIVERSAL Lens Cover 


Yes you’ve heard right, no more need to search for exact size covers and buy many that you may not use later.  Its also harder to lose and less resistant to damage.  Many colors to choose from is another way it differentiates itself from traditional covers, whether you want to color code your lenses or just like certain colors.

31. Limited Edition Polaroid SX-70

The Polaroid SX-70 is the first camera to take internal instant film that probably will never be topped. The edition is limited, so hurry up!

32. Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas book

This book will show you how to transform your favorite photos into clever displays and photograph subjects in new creative ways.

33. Backpack for Cameras and Drones


This backpack can do it all, with compartments for your DSLR, lenses, drone, tripod, batteries, etc.

34. Wireless Bluetooth Camera Shutter Remote Control for Phones


This cool little remote lets you take selfies and other shots from up to 30 feet away.  Works with both iPhones and Android phones.

35. Vintage Camera Desktop Organizer


Now this is how a photographer keeps their desk organized 🙂

36. Digital Film and Slide Scanner


This neat device converts old 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 and 8mm negatives and slides to digital files. Now you can shoot either and have both.  Also connects to your tv or computer for direct viewing and editing.

37. Widow Spider Camera Holster

Getting tired of neck straps that hurt your neck and back all the time? Here is an alternative option for you – the camera holster!

38. Sony a7 R IV Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Imagine the photos that will come out of this 61 megapixel, ISO 102400 beauty!

39. 8GB Nikon Camera Shaped USB Flash Memory Drive

Why not surround yourself with the most delightful desk companions? This small, cute camera is not a camera at all! It is a useful and handy USB flash drive.

40. Automatic HDR Time Lapse Camera


Hate how much work it is to set up your camera for time lapses or yours just doesn’t have that function?  High dynamic range capability and good low light sensitivity add to the features.

41. Camera LED Keychain with Sound

This cute mini camera does not take pictures, but it is a cool keychain that makes shutter sounds and flashes light when you press a button.

42. Camera Stabilizing System

This clever system can help you get stable shots and new angles from your SLR, phone, or Gopro, not to mention it allows you to attach accessories.

43. Camera/Laptop Backpack


You can shoot all day long not worrying about your photography equipment. It will be safe with this cool backpack. You can go for a long shooting walk and take all the necessary things with you.

44. Camera Mode Dial Cufflinks

Whether you are Richard Avedon or just a fun-loving tourist, there is a chance you’ll recognize the dial and icons for portrait, landscape, macro, action, auto and many more on these cute cufflinks. It’s a perfect gift idea for any photographer.

45. Camera Keychain


Having a camera on your keychain that flashes and makes shutter noises, what can be cuter?

46. Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame with HD Video

Your ultimate photo collection is at your fingertips now. This digital frame shows the pictures and receives them from the most popular social platforms.

47. WiFi Flash Memory Card


What if your photos could automatically fly from your camera to the computer, tablet or even smartphone? With this flash memory card, you have no need to hunt around for the camera cable anymore because all your photos will land in data-based folders on your PC. Eye-Fi does all the work for you!  Various capacities.

48. Classic And Digital SLR Camera Christmas Tree Ornaments


Definitely a unique set of Christmas Tree ornaments…

49. 4 Terabyte Portable External Hard Drive with Auto and Cloud Backup

Everyone backs up their pictures, do they not? Available in many colors and very portable.

50. Ricoh Theta 360 degree still and 4k video camera

If you think 360 degree panoramas are cool, wait until you record your first 4k 360 degree HD movie and view it on Youtube or in a set of VR goggles. Also records natural 360° still images.

51. Manual Camera Buff T-Shirt


Tell everyone who you are in a creative way. This T-shirt is super-stylish and comfortable.

52. Flash Bounce and Diffuser


This bounce flash device will show you how to shoot like a real pro.

53. Aquapac SLR Camera Waterproof Case

If an underwater digital cam is not enough for a photographer because he does not let the SLR out of his sight, you can give him a camera case that will keep his equipment dry.

54. Lomographic Fisheye Circle Cutter

Rules are made to be broken. Break all the photography rules with this lomographic fisheye circle cutter.

55. Spinner 360 Degree Camera

Just go beyond the confines of standard landscapes and capture everything around you in one, 360-degree photo. It is possible with this lomography spinner camera.

56. Sweetspot Selective Focus Lens

Would you like your friend to take original and unusual photos? This cool, tilt-shift lens will help.

57. Lomography Sprocket Rocket

This camera is here to take general photography into a new, exciting era. Taking multiple exposures has never been so easy!

58. Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut Skin

I’m pretty sure that you wouldn’t learn how to type on the keyboard without letters on it, so why should you try to learn keyword shortcuts with no shortcuts on your keys? This custom-fitted, colorful keyboard skin is available for you.

59. Powerhub

Charge your laptops, cameras, drones, and smartphones at the same time with one device. Wireless charging, pass through charging and solar charging included!

60. White Balance Card

This white-balance card perfectly fits in one’s pocket. Also, you can hang it on a hook or set it on the table…whatever! The card can be used in all your shooting situations.

61. Mini Reflex DSLR Camera Style LED Keychain

This cute toy that looks like a camera and has a flashlight will be a great decoration for your bunch of keys. It is available in different colors.

62. Polaroid Digital Instant Print Camera

This camera has an integrated printer with zink paper. So you can capture, edit and, in less than a minute, print your photo.

63. VR Goggles


Get ready to experience photos, movies and games like you’ve never done before.  Enter the world of virtual reality and be surrounded by your environments.

64. Tripod/Selfie Stick in One

Forget about trip photos without you! Forget about asking, “Excuse me, could you please take a picture of us?” Being a photographer is not a reason to not show up in all memorable shots. This extender will help you on any trip. Panhead with individual controls included.

65. Sticker Picture Frames, Set of 8

Change the photos at home on your walls quickly and easily. With sticker photo frames, you can change the images even every day.

66. The Level Camera Cube

A level camera cube will help you  achieve balance in your shots.

67. The White Balance Lens Cap

You may think that your automatiс white balance is good enough. You have likely never seen the pictures that were taken using this white balance lens cap. You will feel the difference at once when you put it on your lens.

68. 360 Degree Camera

This futuristic looking camera takes 360 degree photos and videos with one click using two F/2 lenses and automatically stitches them together.  Easily post to Facebook for interactive viewing or use a set of VR goggles such as those above.

69. Custom SLR C-Loop Camera Strap Mount

A top-mounted strap is always getting tangled and getting in the way of photos, right? By replacing the mounting position to the camera bottom and integrating a 360-degree swivel, this C-Loop stays secure and tight and prevents strap problems.

70. LensPEN Lens Cleaning System

This cleaning pen is safe for use on all lens, plasma and glass surfaces. Nothing will help you  remove oily fingerprints better than this lens pen!

71.  Flex Dolly Kit for Your Camera

This useful, simple and lightweight dolly kit will help you take amazing shots. It comes with a travel bag and a clip for your iPhone. It is an excellent example of attention to detail.

72. SELPHY Wireless Color Photo Printer

Now you can print your pictures right from your computer, iOS and Android device. It’s all possible with this awesome, compact photo printer.

73. DENY Designs Shannon Clark Swinging Throw Pillow

Trying to make your home more cozy and comfortable? Take a look at this nice pillow with an amazing photo print of a carousel. It’s like a flashback from childhood!

74. Pocket Flash Memory Card Reader/Writer

This pocket flash memory card reader and writer is a perfect solution for image and data transfer between your computer and other multimedia devices.

75. Pocket Pod Fully Adjustable Camera Support System – Camera Bean Bag

How many stunning photos were ruined due to camera shake, especially in low light conditions? A tripod is a typical solution, but there are situations when you’re not able to use it. This support system will surely allow you to capture great shots on just about any surface.

76. Family 4 Opening Wall Collage

This fantastic wall collage is a great way to present your family photos. It can be a nice gift for a photographer.

77.  2.2x High Definition Telephoto Lens

Give your camera extra reach on top of your regular lens, when you’re not able to get closer.

78. Memory Card Carrying Case

Small flash memory cards and other teeny items will never be lost with this awesome carrying case.

79. Fingerless Work Gloves

It’s a perfect time to get ready for winter. These gloves are warm and comfortable. Check out the cut fingertips for easy texting, typing and taking those amazing winter shots.

80. Wireless Remote Control shutter release

This remote control works as a wireless shutter release that is capable of triggering the shutter at a distance. So now you’re able to take good self-portraits without any help as well as long exposures without shake.

81. Nikon 8072 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

A microfiber cleaning cloth is hidden inside a small bag that looks like a keychain and can be clipped to your keys or camera equipment.

82. Travel Camera Bag

This bag looks like a casual one, but in fact it is a cool travel bag. With it, you can always hide your favorite camera from the thieves.

83. Polaroid OneStep SX-70 White/Rainbow Camera

This camera is an amazing combination of retro style, well-built design and functional application with integral film.

84. Ring Light for Phone cameras

So you want a ring light that will fit your phone camera?  Sure, it exists.  Great for selfies and any time a constant, adjustable light source is needed.

85. Retro Camera Photographer Necklace

This stunning necklace is available in 18″. All fashion girls rejoice!

86. Pioneer 200 Pocket Fabric Frame Cover Photo Album

It’s quite difficult to find a good photo album these days, but maybe this one is exactly what you want?

87. USB Flash Drive Disk Shining Golden Bullet

This golden bullet in your pocket is not a crime, but a necessary tool! And it stores thousands of photos too.

88. 5 in 1 Wide angle, Fish Eye, Macro, Tele, CPL lens for Phones

Fish eye-effect photos are popular today. So what are you waiting for? Buy this cute lens, and take creative shots with your Phone! Not to mention all the other effects!

89. Car Camera System

This backup car-camera system will give you the ability to see everything behind you even if your car did not come with one.

90. Polaroid Zink Media Photo Paper for Polaroid Pogo Cameras and Printers

Shooting with a Polaroid camera is so exciting! But sometimes you run out of paper for printing at the most inopportune moment! So stock up on it beforehand.

91. GoPro Hero

These cameras were designed specifically for use during sports but they are great whenever you need your hands free or even for drones.  Great for photos as well without the size of a larger camera. And theyre fully waterproof, and they are cloud connected!

92. Prime Multi-Purpose Bean Bag

When the tripod is not helpful, use this cool bean bag to fix the camera and keep on taking good shots. Includes mounting plate for camera.

93. Lens Mug Set

Of course you’ll never forget the moment when you see someone drink from a lens mug. One more cup from this collection, but with a cozy handle.

94. Night and Day Throw Pillow

Soft pillow with photo prints on it. Transform your room into a cozy, fun place.

95. Beautiful Black-and-White Photography Childrens Book

Tracy Leshay Childrens Picture Book - Gifts for Photographers

This touching and humorous story written by Tracy Leshay can be a real blessing for your special photographer. Not only is it made up of beautiful black and white photographs, but it is also a great way to introduce your favorite medium to a child – an opportunity many photography addicted moms and dads would appreciate.

96. Portable Studio With Turntable

Foldio Portable Studio - Gifts for Photographers

Need a good clean background picture for your latest blog post? Learning the lighting principles? Need a quick yet high-quality photo of an item to sell? This pop-up studio comes with everything you need to take quality pictures anytime and anywhere.  Its the secret of how product photos are taken without hours of background removal.

97. The camera light

Pocket Spotlight Constant Light Source - Gifts for Photographers

Unlike camera flash, the light is a constant source of light which can be easily mounted to the hot shoe of your camera or just carried in your hand. Now, the lack of natural lighting is not an obstacle on your way to great photos.

98. Polaroid Instant Printer

Polaroid Zip Instant Printer - Gifts for Photographers

Turn your smartphone into a nifty instant camera with this smart printer from Polaroid. It uses no ink, no toner, only a cutting-edge ZINK paper enabling you to print out your photos and graphics in seconds. You can even quickly make stickers out of your prints by simply peeling of their backs!

99. Light Painting Tool /Programmable Scene Illuminator

Pixelstick Light Painting Tool - Photodoto Photographers Gift Guide

Bring your light painting to the “Pure Awesomeness” level with this programmable LED tool. You can light paint any shape, words, and even another photo across a long exposure. This thing can easily be your next favorite toy. Can also be used to illuminate subjects with chosen colors.

100. Lomography Smartphone Film Photo Scanner

Lomography Smartphone Film Photo Scanner - Gifts for Photographers

With this great device you can scan 35mm film right into your phone! Sharing your passion for analog photography was never this easy!

101. Battery booster keychain

Ready to give a boost to your iPhone or Android phone, the power boost keychain could easily be the most useful keychain you’ve ever had.

102. PolarPro Macro Lens for GoPro

GoPro Macro Lens - Gifts for Photographers

With this 15X magnification filter for a GoPro Hero  camera, you’ll be able to get a big picture of a smaller universe.

103. Multi Color Camera Strap

This colorful strap will give a warm  feel to your photography outfit.

104.  Lighting Kit

With this kit you’ll forget what bad lighting in a photograph is.

105. Astronomy Camera System

Does your photographer enjoy astronomy and own a telescope?  With this amazing imager he/she will be able to capture colorful nebulae and galaxies.

106. Shot Glass Lens Set

Canon / Nikon Shot Glass Lens Kit - Gifts for Photographers

Whether you’re hosting a photography club party or sipping espresso before starting a busy day, these nifty shot glasses will add coolness to your experience.

107. Photographer’s Wristband

How cool are these?  Nice conversation piece and fashion statement.  They can also be used to stop zoom lens creep on your lens.

108. Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

Introduction to Photographic Lighting - Gifts for Photographers

Regardless of technology progress, lighting is a topic that will never be out of discussion in the world of photography and art in general. Fil Hunter’s guide on photographic lighting contains a goldmine of valuable information for both pro photographers and beginners.

109. Photography Q & A: Real Questions. Real Answers

Photography Q & A: Real Questions. Real Answers - Gifts for Photographers

The book by the renowned photographer Zach Arias provides a candid and valuable look inside the photographic industry. It is a great way to receive necessary advice and guidance as you’re navigating a rapidly-changing world of professional photography.

110. Lytro Light Field Camera


Light field photography is something you have to try to understand.  You select depth of field after you have taken the photo, even in the comfort of your home after a trip.

111. Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs


Any event photographer working at concerts and other loud events for hours will appreciate these nearly invisible ear plugs.  Not only do they lower the decibels, they make the sounds clearer so you can actually have a conversation with someone unlike traditional plugs.

112. Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens


Ever want to bring live nature and clouds inside your room?  Now you can with this clever device that will project whats outside your window inside while making the image much brighter and sharper on your walls.  Hope you have your camera ready!

113. Lens Captions: Decorative lens caps


Give your camera some personality. Plain lens caps are boring.  They offer various sizes and styles.

114. Canon miniature camera usb flash drive


It may not be the cheapest, but how great is this little metal replica of a Canon IV SB rangefinder camera.

115. Instant printer for your phone

gifts for photographers prynt

What a great idea, this device turns your phone into an instant camera.  You can print any image saved on your phone or take some photos and print them instantly.

116. Floating Hand Grip for GoPro HERO Cameras

The first of this sort of GoPro floating accessory. It’s made to take pictures or videos for extreme sports enthusiasts. It will keep your camera safe if its dropped in the water.

117. Camera Strap

This comfortable, heavy-duty camera strap has a special metal clip to keep your equipment safe on the go. Keeps your hands free when climbing or doing other things.

118. Shutter Button Upgrade

Take pictures with more control and comfort using this tiny shutter button.

119. Selfie Remote for iPhone and Android Phones

A lovely device for all self-portrait lovers! With this shutter remote, you can take pictures of yourself up to 30 feet away. From now on, a photographer is able to be present in group photos!

120. Womens Camera Bag

The travel camera bag is designed for double duty as an everyday purse and practical camera bag, with a fully removable padding. Perfect gift for a special photographer in your life!

121. Polaroid OneStep


We like the nostalgic design of this instant camera, the availability of different colors and the fact that it comes with a couple packs of film to enable you to take photos right away!

122. Photography Gear Backpack

Tamrac Anvil Photo Gear Backpack - Photodoto Holiday Gift Guide

Tamrac is known for making gear carriers tailored to the needs of outdoors photographers. However, their new Anvil backpack series looks stylish enough for casual use as well.

123.Stratus Camera Bag

Tamrac Stratus Camera Bag

Stratus is the latest version of Tamrac’s iconic System and System Pro camera bag series. Retaining the high standard, it’s enough to satisfy the requirements of a modern pro photographer.

124. Removable Belt System

Tamrac Arc Removable Belt and Accessory Cases - Photodoto Gifts for Photographers

Fully customizable and durable, this removable belt system is a photographer’s great helper in organizing and carrying countless gear items both in the city and the great outdoors.

125. Portable Camera Bag

Tamrac Derechoe Camera Bag - Photodoto Holiday Gift Guide

This casual day shooting bag does an excellent job combining a lot of well-organized space for carrying your gear with a modern urban style.

126.  Liquid filled camera lens


This old Victorian invention is for the true experimenter but its also a lot of fun.  It can be paired with the brew of your choice to create unique and unprecedented visual effects.  You dont have to tell us what you filled the lens with as long as you share some great images 🙂

127. Camera Canopy


Does your photographer often shoot in not so favorable weather?  This clever invention which works with both mirrorless and dSLR cameras does away with the annoying bags to put your camera inside as it mounts on the hot shoe and leaves your hands free to operate the camera without things getting in the way.

128. Handheld Prism Filters


These are so cool, a fun gift, and they take your creativity to a new level.

129. On-Camera Photo and Video Full Spectrum Waterproof LED Light


This is the most compact lighting system ( 5″ for the larger version) out there for those who prefer a constant light they can set up without having to take dozens of photos with a flash or for filming.  The kit comes with items found in much larger heavier systems such as filters, barn doors, softbox, gels,  is rechargeable, heavy duty and has wireless control.  Best of all you can set the temperature of the light to simulate any lighting conditions.

130. Creative Filter System


This camera mounted filter system will have you getting super creative with your shots.  It includes effect wands, multicolor crystals, color gels, lumi films and others.  Let your imagination take over!

131. On-camera LED Lighting Fixture, Light and Flash


The future of on camera lighting.  This is both a flash and a constant light so can be used for both photos and video.  It mounts right to the camera and calculates the F-stop for you so you dont need a light meter.  It includes lighting effects, such as lightning, fire, gunshot, paparazzi and TV flicker.

We hope this collection comes in handy. Happy gift giving!

*** Feel free to check out more gifts ideas for those who do not stop at still images in our new collection:  Gifts For Filmmakers

If you cannot decide what gift to buy:

Let’s talk a little about buying gifts for a photography lovers. It is not easy. When you are shopping for a present you should consider its usefulness, the quality, as well as the surprise factor. If you ever heard the phrase “a gift that keeps on giving”, it refers to something that your recipient will use in the future many times, not just once. For example a photography book can be such a present. Even if they are a beginner photographer, a longer book which covers more advanced topics than simply using the Auto setting on a dSLR can keep on giving. It may take a long time before they outgrow it, or they may never do so. This is a great type of gift. Best of all, they will think of you years from now when they open it for reference or inspiration.

How about a useful photography gift? Think about your little (or big) photographer. What do they really need or want? Do they have any pain points which are obvious? Has their camera been annoying them because they have to carry it in their hand while holding that baby while a backpack strap camera holder or shoulder strap solve this problem? They would really appreciate how you thought of making their life easier (or more productive). Sure, there are times for novelty gifts, but a useful one cannot be beat.

Much like with any purchase and especially a present, consider if it is a quality item. For one, when you buy a quality present for your special person, you are saying they deserve quality. The more obvious reason for buying quality items is they will last longer, and the longer they last the longer the person will think of you. Also, since you are only buying them a present for a special occasion, or once a year for the holidays, it should be a quality item. You had time to save up and make this purchase special.

Let’s talk about surprises. What is more fun, something you know you will be getting or an item on your wishlist or a great surprise gift for a photography enthusiast? Ever since we were children, we loved surprises and we still do. This is not to say sometimes we get really surprised at the surprise (as in when someone gets us something really inappropriate), but with a well targeted photography gift that shouldnt be an issue. After all, how can you go wrong with something related to this cool field?  Besides, you know your recipient so you are good to go.

One last thing, it is not a good idea to buy a present that someone might re-gift. This is not difficult with gifts for camera lovers because they are well targeted (and hopefully enjoyed), unlike some candle or generalized item, but keep this in mind nevertheless.

We hope that this guide of gifts you can give your photographer friend, loved one, or yourself has been helpful. We tried to keep most of the presents affordable so that they would be appropriate for any recipient. But you know your recipient best and that is why you will be making the ultimate choice which is why we have made the list rather long.

Online shopping for your photography enthusiast is great because you don’t have to spend days driving around looking for the perfect gift, standing in lines (especially around the holiday season), and dealing with in person returns. Many sites allow one click purchases as well as offering discounts, free next day delivery and also one click returns, where they provide you with a return label which may even be prepaid, so all you need to do is have a carrier pick it up or drop it off there. Our parents sure never had it that easy…

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By Nancy Young

Nancy is a passionate freelance writer and blogger. She writes inspirational articles on web design, photography, and technology. She enjoys traveling, reading and meeting new people. Nancy believes in a magic of written words to inspire and motivate. She is also working as a writer at OneDesBlog.


  1. This is an AMAZING selection of YUMMY stuff 🙂 Added this post to my bookmarks and I will return to it every time I need a gift idea for one of my friends :))) Thanks Nancy 🙂

    1. I also want all these items, I already have a few of them 🙂 camera coffee mug and bokeh kit. And I’m not going to stop on them, I want more :)))) I’m a truly photography fan!

  2. WOW – this list is the best I’ve seen. Thank you so much for compiling this. It’s time to send it to my friends

  3. This is a Neat List!! 🙂 Thanks..

    BTW, is it just me or are there lesser NIKON related options here?
    Further, I’m in India right now.. any suggestions or redirects as to what options might be easily available “globally” or in this part of the world? 😉

    Thanks again,

  4. All I wanted first of all is no .95 ,, actually filming and photography is my hobby and life dream, but since parents couldn’t effort!! I seeking somebody help so that I could start my career!! in full swing please help me 🙁

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