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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

Lens Pen

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!!

microfiber wipes for photographers

Microfiber Wipes

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!

business card wallet

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.

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secure digital media card

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

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!

Lens Ball for photographers

Lens Ball

Create interesting visuals using this crystal ball! Great for landscape photography

$38.99 on Amazon

compact flash memory cards

Compact Flash Memory Cards

Make sure you’re getting the right type of memory cards!

$47.99 on Amazon

Under $100

lumecube air portable bluetooth controlled LED light

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 light box

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

portable hard drive for photographers

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

Under $200

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

Fuji Instax

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90

Get your analog on with this Fuji instant camera

$119.99 on Amazon

turn your tv into a computer

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

parapop portable softbox

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

travel tripod

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

wireless camera control

Case Air Wireless Tethering System

Control your camera from your phone, tablet, or computer!

$159 on Amazon

Under $300

 

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag

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

Flashpoint EVOLV 200

A small, but extremely powerful (and versatile) strobe unit. You can read a full review here.

$299 on Amazon

omnicharge battery

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!

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