Whatever the occasion, gift giving is an exciting practice. Whether it’s for a holiday, a birthday, to say thank you, or just because, a carefully chosen gift goes a long way in showing someone you care. Sometimes, however, finding the right gift can be a challenge – there’s a lot to consider. The person’s tastes and interests, budget, practicality – these are just some of the factors that go into finding the perfect gift.
Finding a gift for the photographer in your life can be tricky, but we’re here to help. We scoured Amazon and Etsy for ideas for the best gifts for photographers. Check out our finds below:
Gifts for photographers in 2022
Camera Acrylic Led Lamp
Your photographer friend will love this decorative LED light, a cool gift in itself. But it can also be personalized! The lamp is made of plastic and wood and is the perfect size for a desk.
This is a Richardson 112 trucker hat with a laser printed camera shutter design on a leather patch in the center. The hat is adjustable (it’s a snap-back) and comes in an assortment of colors, including black and gray, camo and black, and heather and white.
For the photographer who has everything, the GoDonut Plus is a portable device holder that doubles as a charging station. Small enough to carry around yet large enough to hold most cell phones and tablets, it’s a practical gift that’s sure to be well-received.
2 Pack Gigastone 128GB SD Card
Memory cards will be greatly appreciated by anyone who owns a camera. Here you get a 2-pack of 128GB SD cards for plenty of storage.
Custom Photographer 3D Printed Business Card Holder
Your photographer friend will surely appreciate this personalized business card holder. It measures 3.5″ wide, 2.27″ high and 1″ deep and comes in white.
HEX Ranger Water Resistant Shoulder Bag
Hex makes gear for “creators” and this small shoulder bag is perfect for the photographer on the go. It is waterproof and has several pockets and zippers for storage.
Pioneer 3D NAND External Solid State Drive
This is a Pioneer XS03 portable solid state SSD with 240GB. It is extremely lightweight, pocket-sized, durable and will definitely be a welcome gift.
Metal Camera Wall Art
This handmade metal wall art in the shape of a camera will be enjoyed by any photographer or photography enthusiast for years to come.
Sock It To Me Mens Say Cheese Retro Camera Photographer Crew Socks
Everyone needs socks – get your favorite photographer these fun photography themed socks. They are one size and feature retro-style cameras and bright colors.
Camera flower pot
If your photographer friend also loves plants, this is the perfect gift. Choose from an assortment of colors and 3 different sizes. Camera pots have a front wall for shallow rooted plants and a larger, taller back wall for deeper rooted plants.
Personalized Photographer Camera Lens Mug
Your favorite photographer’s new favorite mug. This campfire coffee mug holds 11 fl.oz. and can be personalized with a name or brand, using a selection of colors and designs.
Professional cleaning kit for DSLR cameras
Any photographer would appreciate this handy cleaning kit for their DSLR camera. The kit includes a double-sided lens cleaning tool, several microfiber cloths, an air blower and more.
Custom Nikon camera strap
This Nikon camera strap is available in a variety of sturdy materials including canvas, denim and knit. It is also possible to personalize the wristband with a name and/or logo, with 32 different fonts and designs.
Metal photography ornament
Ornaments make great gifts – give the photographer in your life this stainless steel themed ornament. They can hang it on their Christmas tree or elsewhere and enjoy it all year round.
Any photographer will appreciate this witty t-shirt, featuring different camera lenses and the phrase ‘choose your weapon’. The shirt is available in 6 different colors and sizes small to 2XL.
Photographer personalized street sign
This personalized road sign makes a great gift for a photographer. Choose from 9 different colors and a single or double sided panel.
How to Choose Gifts for Photographers
When shopping for gifts for photographers, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Budget – Set a budget and stick to it. It’s very easy to lose track of your spending while on vacation.
- Personality – Would your photographer friend appreciate something decorative and quirky, or would a more practical, “useful” gift be more appropriate?
- Timeline – Many gifts take a while to arrive, especially those that require personalization. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to receive your item.
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