Ah, Christmas! The time of the year when families come together, when grievances are forgotten, and love is rekindled. The time when gifts are exchanged to showcase your love to the people around you. It all sounds pretty magical, doesn’t it?
Well, for many people out there, the time before Christmas is more stressful than magical. That’s because they have to find the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives. These days, going to a store to pick out a gift is getting older and older. People instead head online and sift through countless possible gifts, hoping they will see something special. But it doesn’t always work out.
To help those people, we have curated a list of some of the best Christmas gifts. Our list is based around gifts for photographers or people who appreciate photography in general. However, some of these gifts will be suitable for pretty much anyone else too.
Photographers always need and appreciate a good flash drive that will last them for a long time. This one from LONMAX is made from walnut which makes it look ultra-premium. It also comes with aa small pouch as well as a walnut box it can be presented in. This is not only a gift for photographers but for anyone who works with computers and needs space to keep their data safe.
Every photographer out there will appreciate a good camera strap, especially if it is personalized with their name and made from high-quality materials. This one is made from soft cowhide leather and feels very premium and comfortable. It is also a handmade product which adds to its personalized nature.
Some photographers often require something to rekindle their interest in photography. Sometimes, they just want to try some new ideas. This book has 307 ideas and assignments for photographers to work on. It also comes with stories from many photographers from around the world. It’s a great source of knowledge and inspiration for all kinds of photographers.
For any serious photographer, getting the colors just right in their photos is key. And to do so, they need to have a display that actually shows colors accurately. This is where the SpyderX Pro comes in. It can help them calibrate their computer displays to show colors as accurately as possible so that when they’re editing, they can see more accurately what their photos will look like when printed. This one is definitely one of the more premium Christmas gifts on our list. Oh, and you can get this for designers as well.
Whether you know someone who takes photos with their phones for fun or for their actual photography work, this camera lens kit will add tons of possibilities for their phone photography. The kit includes 5 different lens add-ons that can be used to achieve different effects in photos taken with phones.
Thanks to the advancements in mobile camera technology, a lot of photographers use their phones to capture steady videos even for professional work. To help them take their videos to the next level, consider getting them an Osmo Mobile 3 by DJI this Christmas. It’s a handheld smartphone gimbal that will not only make their mobile videos more steady but will also give them a much better way to hold their devices while recording.
This lighting kit is the perfect Christmas gift for photographers. It comes with two bulbs that have a ‘daylight’ color temperature, a very easy-to-use softbox, and a bag for carrying all of this for outdoor shoots. The softbox is made from high-quality materials that are heatproof to ensure longevity. It has a very cool design where it can be opened up and collapsed like an umbrella, so there’s no fiddling around to set it up.
Calibrating the various lenses photographers have to ensure the best possible performance is something very important. With the SpyderLensCal, they will be able to perform this action by themselves without having to send their equipment to a camera store. The SpyderLensCal comes with a built-in level and tripod mount, making it very easy to set up and use. It can help calibrate the autofocus mechanisms for many modern cameras too.
If you’re looking for something simple to add some personality to a photographer’s room or office, this acrylic lamp that’s designed like a 3D camera is a great gift for photographers. The lamp has seven different colors, helping photographers give their spaces the kind of look they like.
Neewer is a company known for making affordable items that photographers can use for their work. This 24x24 inch cube is designed for product photographers who wish to use diffused light around their products. The cube’s front side is removable which allows a product to be placed inside the cube. It also comes with four different colored backdrops to give a product different kinds of looks.
Reflectors like this one can come in handy for portrait photographers who want to ensure perfect lighting for their photos. This kit comes with five different modes in which the reflector can be used. It is translucent itself and can have four different covers attached to it to get different colored lighting. A Christmas gift like this is not only affordable but also very useful for various kinds of photographers.
For travel and wildlife photographers, having a durable vest that they can use to store various camera equipment is something very helpful indeed. This vest comes with a breathable fabric that is slightly water-resistant. It is lightweight and offers a lot of pockets in which photographers can keep different items. This kind of vest can also make a great Christmas present for people who love to go hiking, fishing, or hunting.
You can never go wrong with a stylish camera bag as a Christmas gift for photographers. This one from S-Zone is a messenger-style bag made from canvas material with leather straps. It looks and feels great, has plenty of space for cameras and lenses, and even a loop at the bottom for carrying a tripod. For any photographer who loves to go out and take street photos or travel photos, this is a great gift idea.
Those with a sense of humor will love this shirt that depicts the various poses of a photographer while taking photos. It comes in different colors and sizes and is suitable for both men and women. The materials are comfortable and the images are minimal and funny. A great T-shirt for any photographer.
Crystal products like these can help photographers get very creative with their photos. The crystal ball can be used to take some great upside-down photos and the prism is great for refracting light and creating very cool lighting effects. The package comes with a stand for the ball and also a pouch for carrying the items around.
Keeping camera equipment safe while being out and about is something crucial for all kinds of photographers. That is why having a water-resistant camera bag is a great idea, making this S-ZONE bag an excellent Christmas gift. It comes with a cool design, different colors, and two sizes to choose from. The bad is made of durable material and is soft on the inside to protect the gear.
As far as action cameras go, GoPro is the most well-known brand out there. The Hero 7 is an excellent waterproof camera and comes with a touchscreen interface to make shooting easier for adventure photographers. It offers live streaming capabilities as well so it’s perfect for travel vloggers too. For photographers who love to travel and record their experiences, this is a great gift idea.
Most professional photographers and even enthusiasts shoot their photos in RAW these days, and having a capable RAW editing program is essential to create final images. That’s why a subscription to Adobe Lightroom makes for a perfect Christmas gift for photographers because they’ll be able to use one of the most popular RAW image editing programs available today.
The ‘Go’ is an action camera that is tiny in size and works with iPhones 7 and newer. It can shoot short 1080P videos and then edit them for you. It has stabilization to capture smooth clips, a case that not only charges it but can also be used for storage, and multiple ways to mount or attach it to different objects. For iPhone photographers, this action camera is a very fun gift idea.
Want to show someone you absolutely support their photographic journey with a premium Christmas gift? Get them the Mavic Air 2 and they’ll be able to take stunning aerial photos and videos. It has a powerful and capable camera, a portable and robust design, and a flight time of up to 34 minutes to allow photographers and videographers to take their content to a whole new level.
Travel photographers often prefer having backpack-style bags for their camera equipment because they’re easier to carry and can let them store their laptops too. The Endurax camera backpack comes with a hard outer shell which makes it robust and very safe for traveling. It has a lot of space for carrying multiple cameras and lenses, as well as laptops, notebooks, and a tripod. If you know a photographer who has trouble carrying all their gear when they go out to shoot, this backpack will be a very helpful gift for them.
Going for outdoor shoots during the freezing winters is something no one likes, especially since it becomes very difficult to operate the camera with gloves on. However, these thermal gloves come with touch sensitivity, allowing photographers not only to use their camera touchscreens with ease but also to take photos and videos on their phones if that is what they prefer.
A 4-in-1 flash drive with a massive 256GB of storage space and connectors for iPhones, Android phones, cameras, and laptops? What’s not to like about that? This is a small and highly useful addition to any photographer’s kit and makes for an excellent Christmas gift for a photographer who likes using multiple devices to take and share photos.
To help a photographer start their work or to add a compact camera to the kit of a professional photographer, there is not much that’s better than the Sony RX100 VII. It’s an excellent compact camera with a 1-inch sensor, a sharp Zeiss lens, quick and accurate AF system, and the ability to shoot professional-grade 4K video with slog3. This is the kind of camera that can come in handy for all kinds of photographers, whether they’re just starting out and want to experiment with photography or if they’re already professionals and need something smaller for more casual shooting.
And last but definitely not the least, this highly color-accurate 4K monitor from Dell is something you can get for any professional photographer who is in need of a high-quality display to edit their photos and videos on. The monitor offers a very impressive 99% of sRGB color gamut, making it very ideal for editing work. It has a nice minimalist design with fairly thin bezels around the display and it comes in two sizes so you can decide which one to get.
With this list of potential gifts for photographers, you won’t have to worry about spending hours and hours scrolling through options online. Just have a look at each of the options we have laid out here and see which one might be most useful for the photographer in your life. We have included gifts at various price points as well so that you can select exactly what you can afford. Photography gifts don’t always have to be extremely expensive. Sometimes, even the simplest of gifts can make someone’s day if you know them well.