The holidays are getting closer and closer, and with each passing day, we’re all likely feeling the stress of what to get our loved ones who love photography. Us photographers can be a finicky bunch, so finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of 10 can’t-miss ideas to fill your loved ones’ stockings and get them excited about photography in the new year. From high-quality filters to personalized photo boxes to a photo tour abroad, there’s something on our list to fit every need and every budget.
Clik Elite Pro Express 2.0 Red
For the photographer that loves an adventure, a camera backpack that’s comfortable is of the utmost importance. But these days, a backpack that’s also suitable for airline travel is a necessity as well. The Clik Elite Pro Express 2.0 Red ticks both boxes! Not only will you feel at home running from one concourse to the next to catch your flight, but you will also be able to tackle long hikes, climbs, and other adventures in the utmost comfort because the Pro Express 2.0 has an ergonomic back panel, shoulder straps layered with ultra breathable PercoFoam, and a curved hip belt that helps take the load off your shoulders. In short, it’s the ideal camera bag for photographers on the move!
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Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Tripod
Speaking of the adventurous photographer, why not give them the gift of a waterproof tripod this season? The Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Tripod is a real gem that is purpose-built to keep water, dust, and other contaminants from getting into its leg tubes. That means there’s no more worry about foraying into rivers and streams because this tripod can stand up to the elements. In fact, the W-2204 has removable feet, so you can replace them with stainless-steel spikes for instances in which the water is a bit too fast and you need extra stability. Not only that, this bad boy extends to nearly six feet high and can hold almost 40 pounds, so just about whatever your needs, this tripod can meet them!
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Hanging Branch Wooden Photo Box
If you want to give a loved one a highly personal gift, an ideal choice is a Hanging Branch Wooden Photo Box. These boxes are made by expert craftsmen - and it shows. The quality of the product far surpasses the price tag, so you can give a gift that shows true thoughtfulness without breaking the bank. These boxes have personal engravings on the front, and, when opened, offer space to store precious photos safely and securely.
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If your loved one tackles photography in areas where a full sized tripod isn’t possible, a HandlePod is the ideal solution that gives their camera the support it needs for sharp photos and videos. The HandlePod can be used in a variety of ways - hold it using the folding handgrip, press the grip against a solid object, like a fence post, for additional stability, or fold the grip and use it as a tabletop quadpod. This little gadget even comes with an elastic cord built right in, so you can lash it to virtually any surface, from a tree to the side mirror of your car and just about anything in between for a safe and secure connection. That means your favorite photographer can take photos from all sorts of unique positions and angles - something they’re sure to appreciate!
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With today’s cameras, the lines between shooting still photos and video have never been more blurred. That’s why the photographer on your holiday list needs a top-notch microphone for the videos they shoot with their DSLR or mirrorless camera. For the best sound, Sound Shark is the microphone at the top of the list. Even from long distances, Sound Shark provides clear audio that results in clean, crisp sound. In fact, you can record audio from up to six feet away, and it will sound as though a microphone is right there next to the action. Sound Shark is also lightweight, meaning all those adventure videos your loved one creates can be made without a big, bulky microphone to worry about - it mounts to your camera’s hot shoe mount for maximum portability.
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Hanging Branch USB Drive + Box Bundles
Whether your loved one is an amateur photographer, a professional photographer, or just someone that enjoys looking through old snapshots, a perfect gift idea is the Hanging Branch USB Drive + Box Bundle. Like the wooden photo boxes we noted earlier on our list, these box bundles are made by experts with impeccable quality in mind. On the front is a personalized engraving, and inside, an engraved, wood-clad USB drive is included as well. Not only can your loved one store prints, but they can also store digital photos in style.
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Singh-Ray Vari-N-Trio Variable Neutral Density Filter
Help your loved one tackle exciting motion effects with the Vari-N-Trio variable neutral density filter from Singh-Ray. Not only does this incredible filter allow your loved one to take long exposure images, but with the added effect of Singh-Ray’s LB Warming Polarizer and the LB Color Intensifier, the images your favorite photographer takes will have less glare, more saturation, and colors that have added punch. And, since all these effects are built into one filter, there’s no messing about with stacking or changing filters That means more time to focus on composing the shot, getting the filtering effects just right, and creating gorgeous long exposures!
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Peak Design Capture Camera Clip
Make photography a simpler, easier process and give your loved one the Peak Design Capture Camera Clip this holiday season. The clip holds a camera safely and securely by attaching to any belt or strap up to three inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. That means the photographer on your list can carry their DSLR, compact camera, or point-and-shoot on their hip, on their backpack shoulder strap, or anywhere in between for quick and easy access. The Capture Camera Click has a quick release lock for easy on-and-off but withstands over 200 pounds of force, so you’re certain the camera won’t be going anywhere.
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Discovery Photo Tours - Iceland Trip
For the person that’s at the top of your list this season, give the gift of travel photography with a spot in Discovery Photo Tours’ Iceland trip. Iceland is a photographer’s paradise, particularly for landscape photography enthusiasts. It’s a land of adventure, with hidden volcanoes, blue lagoons, glaciers, black sand beaches, waterfalls, and, of course, the Northern Lights. On this tour, you’ll get to travel around this island nation with other photography enthusiasts, seeing and photographing incredible sights, learning about Nordic culture, and getting tips and insights from professional photographers who provide hands-on guidance throughout the trip. It’s the chance of a lifetime to see one of the most magical areas in the world, and take some incredible photos along the way.
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For a gift that is both functional and stylish for the photographer on your list, look no further than the Holdfast Moneymaker. The MoneyMaker offers photographers superior comfort, even when carrying multiple cameras. And that comfort doesn’t come at the price of accessibility - with the MoneyMaker, the cameras are right there at your fingertips, so you can quickly bring a camera to your eye, change lenses, or swap cameras with ease. The MoneyMaker offers the ultimate in security as well, with anchored metal d-rings and safety straps that will give any photographer the peace of mind that their pricey gear is safe and secure.
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Bonus: Sew Trendy Cielle Rhinestone Newborn Wings
If you’ve got a photographer on your list that specializes in newborn photography, consider hooking them up with adorable newborn accessories by Sew Trendy. Their Cielle Rhinestone Baby Angel Wings are an ideal prop for newborn photography. The rhinestone-clad wings are just five inches long, but are perfectly sized for a newborn and add a little extra visual interest to newborn photos. They make an ideal stocking stuffer idea for your favorite photographer this season, and if you’re a photographer, you get 20% off!
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