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It can be really difficult to pick out photography gifts, especially if you yourself are not a photographer, and I know this because I get emails from people all the time asking for photography gift ideas.
Another reason why it can be so hard to get gifts for photographers is that you have no idea what they have already and what they don’t have. It wouldn’t make sense to get them a camera they’ve had for two years, just like it wouldn’t make sense to get them extra memory cards that they likely already have piled up in a junk drawer somewhere. So, sometimes you need to get a little more creative with your gift ideas for photographers.
In this article, I have three perfect photography gifts for hard-to-please photographers, or for the photographer who has it all. Each of these photography gifts are from Holdfast. We are recommending Holdfast leather photography accessories because they are all very high quality. All of the staff members at PhotographyTalk own at least one Holdfast piece, so we can’t recommend them enough!
Holdfast Tanker Belt
The first gift idea on our list is the Holdfast Tanker Belt, which is a camera belt built to keep all of your gear in place without pulling your pants down.
The belt is made out of two thick pieces of bridle or water buffalo leather. The base layer connects to the top layer to create a series of hang loops. These hang loops can be used to carry your keys, your wallet, and camera pouches (which you can use to store your memory cards and extra batteries).
If you’re looking for leather gifts for photographers, the Holdfast Tanker Belt is a great option because you can keep adding accessories to your gift on future holidays. For example, the Tanker Belt works really well with the Ranger MoneyMaker dog leash (for adventurous photographers with furry friends) or a Sightseer pouch which comes with quick-attach hardware.
The Tanker Belt comes with 3 stainless steel D-rings, but you can always buy more if you need them. Conversely, you can also remove them if you don’t.
This isn’t one of the best photography gifts if you don’t know the measurements of the person you’re buying for, since each Holdfast Tanker Belt comes in three sizes: ranging from a 28” waist to a 44” waist.
Like most Holdfast products, the Holdfast Tanker Belt comes in a variety of colors, like tan, chestnut and black, and it is available for $175.
HF Classic Strap
The Holdfast Classic Strap is the only leather camera strap you will ever need, which means it is obviously one of the most thoughtful photography gifts.
This strap is made of the same leather that Holdfast’s MoneyMaker line and it comes in two sizes: a wide 1” version and a skinny ½” version. No matter which option you choose, you can expect your strap to come with a stainless steel clasp that is covered by a leather shroud which will keep the metal away from your camera body.
The best photography gifts are simple ones and this leather camera strap is as classic as they come.
The best photography gifts are also ones that are going to be used, and even if that special photographer in your life already has a camera strap, the HF Classic Strap is going to fill a gap for them because it will allow them to grab a camera for the day and head out. Most photography straps are a lot more than your average photographer would need for a day trip.
This strap also comes in tan, chestnut, black, or burgundy and is only $95.
Holdfast Explorer Wallet
Rounding out our photography gifts article is the Holdfast Explorer Wallet. This wallet may not seem like it should be on a photography gifts article at first glance, but it comes with all sorts of features that are perfect for the photographer in your life.
First of all, this wallet comes with a nice stainless steel strap which will allow you to hook it onto the Holdfast Tanker Belt so you can keep all of your equipment in one place. Secondly, this wallet is completely weather-proof because it is made out of wax canvas and bison leather. This means that you don’t need to worry about your money getting soaked in a freak rainstorm while you’re out shooting.
The wallet comes with 12 memory card slots, which is more slots than any photographer should ever need, 11 pockets for things like your credit cards and IDs, and 2 bonus pockets where you can store batteries.
Besides all of the cool features it has, the wallet also looks great. It comes in either olive, navy or black and sells for $255.
We hope that you found these photography gifts helpful!