It can be VERY difficult to buy gifts for photographers. We’re notoriously hard to purchase for because we generally want something really expensive (a camera, a lens, etc.) and we don’t want to ask for something that expensive as a gift…
And that can make finding a reasonably priced gift for a photographer an arduous task…just ask my wife!
Well, I’ve put together a list of items at a wide range of price points that are, most importantly, not specific to one camera brand! Also, you won’t find any cheesy t-shirts or lens mugs in this list.
Editor’s Note: Yes, this post contains affiliate links.
Gifts Under $25
The Lens Pen
EVERY photographer should be cleaning the glass on their lenses. The lens pen offers a compact cleaning option that is also environmentally friendly. No fluids or chemicals. No drips or leaks. And it’s cheap and will fit in every photographer’s camera bag!$8.95 on Amazon!!
For cleaning off pretty much anything. Make sure you don’t leave any scratches!$7.99 on Amazon
Design Aglow Gift Card
Design Aglow offers a wide variety of high quality products for photographers, from templates to training to albums and packaging. You can purchase a gift card for as little as $25!Gift cards starting at $25!
Leather Business Card Holder
Help the photographer in your life present themselves professionally with this beautiful leather business card holder! Available in a variety of colors.$7.99 on Amazon
Humans of New York: Stories
From the popular blog of the same name.Button Text
SD Memory Cards
You can never have enough memory!$24.99 on Amazon
Gifts Under $50
Who Shot Rock ‘n Roll
I love this book! It’s inspiring on so many levels – even if you aren’t a music photographer!$30.05 on Amazon
LED Light Wand
Know someone who wants to get into light painting? Or maybe the need a portable constant source of light? Or perhaps you want a light for both photography and video. These LED light wands pack a lot of flexbility:
- Remote Control: With the wireless remote control, you can adjust the brightness of wand within 23 feet. That would be very convenience when taking pictures with far distance.
- 30 Levels of Brightness: With 3000K-6000K natural color temperature, super bright function with maximum 720 lumens, the brightness and color temperature of this light wand can satisfy many of your photography and videography lighting needs.
- It can be used on the tripod or light stand. A good helper for both photographers and home daily lighting.
- This light wand can work for 4 hour continually after full charging.
I have two of these lights which I use for lighting still lifes, photo shoots on location at night, and for lighting videos.$49.99 on Amazon
Nerdy Photographer Contract Bundle
Contracts for wedding, event, and portrait photography! Make sure you protect yourself and your clients!$49.99 for the whole bundle!
Create interesting visuals using this crystal ball! Great for landscape photography$38.99 on Amazon
Compact Flash Memory Cards
Make sure you’re getting the right type of memory cards!$47.99 on Amazon
Lume Cube Air
A new edition from Lume Cube, the Lume Cube air is small, but powerful, LED light. Rechargeable via USB with a magnet in the body to help mount it to surfaces without the need for a light stand, the unit can be controlled via app or Bluetooth (controlling brightness, flash duration, and monitoring battery level).$69.95 on Amazon
Portable Lightbox Studio
Perfect for shooting products for online stores.$69.99 on Amazon
Portable Charger RAVPower 32000mAh Power Bank
Take battery power with you wherever you go. Enough battery power to charge an iPhone X 7 times!$79.99 on Amazon
2 Terabyte Portable Hard Drive
Storage is cheap these days. So there is no excuse for not having enough space! Grab this Seagate 2 terabyte portable hard drive for $65 or double that (4 TERABYTES) for under $100$64.99 on Amazon
Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom CC Subscription
The premiere editing software for photographers, get a subscription for both Photoshop and Lightroom with 20 gigabytes of online storage!$119.99 per year
Fujifilm Instax Mini 90
Get your analog on with this Fuji instant camera$119.99 on Amazon
Intel Compute Stick
Need to turn an HDMI TV into a computer? The Intel Compute Stick has you covered! It’s an entire computer in a tiny stick. Perfect for presentations, displays, etc. – includes two USB ports.$129 on Amazon
Flashpoint Zoom Li-On Flash
A high quality flash with unbelievable battery life. You can also read a full review by clicking here.$179 on Amazon
38″ Glow Parapop Portable Softbox
A parabolic softbox that opens like an umbrella. Ultra portable and assembles in a snap! Includes Bowens mount speedring.$179.95 on Amazon
Manfrotto Ball Head Travel Tripod
Compact and lightweight with a ball head and quick release plate, this tripod is designed to fit in your carry on luggage or backpack. Supports up to 8.8 pounds.$142 on Amazon
Case Air Wireless Tethering System
Control your camera from your phone, tablet, or computer!$159 on Amazon
Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag
A beautifully designed, durable bag that can hold your gear for traveling shoots. Check out our full review here.$249.95 on Amazon
Flashpoint EVOLV 200
A small, but extremely powerful (and versatile) strobe unit. You can read a full review here.$299 on Amazon
Omnicharge Omni 20
When you need a portable battery with an actual PLUG! The Omnicharge Omni 20 charges quickly (both your devices and the battery itself).$249 on Amazon
What do you think of this list? Is there something you’d love to have as a photographer you think should be on here? Leave a comment and let me know. I’ll keep updating it. Here’s wishing you a a happy holiday season and a prosperous year!