To help kick off the holidays, we’ve curated a gift list that combines your giftee’s love for photography with their other interests to help you find that special and unique something.
For the Nostalgic: Polaroid/instax/mobile printer
For the nostalgic friend, give them something modern that also feels old school with an instant print camera. This way they can really hold on to the memories 😉
For the Practical: Cell phone flash drive
Transferring photos from your phone to computer can be a hassle — help make it easy with a specially designed flash drive. You’ll need to know what type of phone they have, but this nifty tool will help your favorite photog edit mobile pictures on the computer or simply free up space to take more cell phone pictures.
For the Trendsetter: Remote shutter
For the person who always wants the Instagram-worthy selfie, gift them a remote shutter and even a tripod to help them get the perfect shot. Note: This also acts as a thoughtful, gentle nudge that you no longer want to be their personal photographer at every outing.
For the Entrepreneur: Studio box
For the friend with a side hustle, help them get the best shots of their work with a studio box. Just as the name implies, these cubes offer a studio-like setting with a clean background and ideal lighting that can fit on a desk or kitchen table.
For the Traveler: Backpack
A camera backpack is the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life. These bags make it comfortable whether you’re on the trail or roaming around the city and are especially convenient if they come with an easy-access pocket.
For the Foodie: Vinyl marble effect sticker and pinch bowls
Know someone who is an amazing cook? Help them show off their creations with food photography props such as a faux marble wrap (more commonly used to dress up existing counter tops) and tiny spice bowls to show off ingredients.
If those don’t strike your fancy, you always can scroll through recipe blogs and see what trinkets they include in their photos.
For the Interior Decorator: Prints
For the person on your list who loves all things home, why not gift them a framed photo they can hang on the wall? This can be a picture they’ve taken, a photo of you together, or a framed print from their favorite artist.
For the Pet Lover: Lens attachment
For the guy who loves taking pictures of his dog, make it easier to get his furry friend’s attention with a lens attachment. This can be a squeaky toy designed to wrap around the lens or even a treat dispenser that goes on top of the camera.
Need more ideas? Check out the 2018 list for some photographer must-haves.
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Author Kim Garrison is a product manager at Cision. She also is a snowboarder, photographer, and Washington Capitals fan.