19 Unique Gifts for Photographers

Photographers can be particular about their equipment. Most prefer a certain name brand camera and various attachments, and they know what they want in terms of storage and carrying cases. So, when it comes time to give your photographer friend a thoughtful gift, it can be a challenge to come up with the perfect present. That’s why we’ve created this list just for you. There’s something for every type of photographer below!

Photography Prism

Photography Prism with Cleaning Pouch - Best Crystal Glass Triangular Prism for Photos and Teaching Light Spectrum - Portable 6 Inch Optical Rainbow Prism

A photography prism can be a great tool for any photographer to have handy. Professional photographers will love using this prism to add colors and reflections to images. Made of polished glass for optical clarity, this prism can be used to add an artistic touch to a photographer’s work and to teach how light comes into play when taking the perfect picture.

Sock it To Me Men’s Crew Socks

Sock It to Me, Men's Crew: Say Cheese!

Help your camera lover make a statement with these vibrant crew socks. Made of a stretchy material that will fit men’s sizes 7-13, these socks are definitely quirky, but also stylish and comfortable. Rest assured, your photographer friend’s tootsies will be safe in these premium quality socks which are produced without harmful chemicals.

I’ve Been Known to Flash People Keychain

WUSUANED Photographer Keychain I've Been Known to Flash People Gift for Photographer (Camera Keychain)

The sentiment on this keychain will be a conversation starter for any photographer! Made of stainless steel, this keychain will not rust or tarnish. It will arrive in a velvet bag, ready for gift giving. This keychain would be a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys capturing life through photographs.

Photo Idea Cards

Photography Idea Cards -- Original Deck

Each of the cards in this 72-card pack gives a prompt such as, “Photograph an egg,” or “Photograph unappreciated beauty.” The unique themes presented will challenge photographers whether they’re amateurs or professionals. Great for photography class assignments, each card includes a hashtag so that users can join the social media community with a common thread.

Don’t Be Negative T-Shirt

Don't Be Negative Camera Shirt Funny Vintage Photographer Short Sleeve T-Shirt (X-Large) Grey

For the punny photographer in your life, you can’t go wrong with this tee. The grey, cotton-blend top has a picture of a vintage camera on it, and it has the comfy, worn look of your favorite t-shirt. Pair with black pants for a more dressed up look, or your holey jeans for the weekend.

Oh, Snap Mug

The Coffee Corner - Oh, Snap! Camera Mug - 11 Ounce White Ceramic Coffee or Tea Mug - Gift for Photographer - Photography Cup - Christmas Present - Photo Editing Mug

Help your camera loving friend rise and shine with this beautiful ceramic coffee mug. The mug holds 11 ounces of brew and is microwave and dishwasher safe. The logo, which can be seen on both sides, is printed with high-quality HD ink so that it will not fade.

I Flash People Notebook

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Notebooks are great tools in any profession, and photography is no exception. The recipient of this pretty journal can use the lined pages to plan photoshoots and keep track of clients. The notebook contains 100 pages and has a beautiful matte-finish soft cover.

Wooden Camera Pencil Holder

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This retro camera pencil holder would make the perfect addition to your photographer friend’s workspace. It’s just the right size for holding pencils and pens without taking up too much desk space. The unique shape of the holder with its two compartments for writing utensils will help the most disorganized picture lover get it together!

Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos From the Masters

Advancing Your Photography: Secrets to Amazing Photos from the Masters

This handbook would be a great gift for a friend who has leveled out in his or her knowledge of photography and is ready to learn some tips from the world’s best photographers. This book teaches how to shoot in various lighting conditions, how to make photos come to life, and what all those confusing settings on the camera’s dials mean! This book provides step-by-step examples to guide photographers in their quest for advancing their photography.

Lina and Lily Vintage Camera Infinity Scarf

Lina & Lily Vintage Camera Print Loop Infinity Scarf for Women Lightweight (Grey)

The unique design of this infinity scarf allows it to be worn in multiple ways. And the super-soft, lightweight material makes it wearable in all seasons! Add to that the cute vintage camera print and you’ve got a scarf that’s pretty much the perfect gift for any photographer. Give as a gift for that special person who captured your family’s good sides.

Classic Camera Art Poster Prints

Original Classic Camera Patent Poster Prints, Set of 4 (8x10) Unframed Photos, Wall Art Decor Gifts Under 20 for Home, Office, Garage, Man Cave, School, College Student, Teacher, Photography Fan

These 8X10 poster prints work well with any decor and make a great gift for a camera lover. The set of 4 high-quality vintage blueprints are great conversation starters and will be admired for years to come. Your camera-loving friend can place these in any frame to match the room where they choose to hang them.

Quan Jewelry Pendant Necklace

Quan Jewelry Cute Camera Miniature Pendant Necklace for Women, Photography Gifts, Gifts for Best Friends, Selfie Lovers, Comes with Inspirational Quote

Life is like a camera. FOCUS on what is important. CAPTURE the good times. DEVELOP from the negatives. And if things don't work out, take another SHOT. This is the heartfelt sentiment expressed on the greeting card that holds this pretty necklace. A dainty vintage camera charm hangs from the stainless steel chain, making this the perfect present for a person who loves capturing life’s precious moments.

Kurt Adler Classic and Digital Camera Tree Ornaments

Kurt Adler Classic & Digital Camera Christmas Tree Ornament (Set of 2)

This set of two tiny camera ornaments make a fun holiday gift for a photographer friend. The classic silver and black camera with a brown case will awaken nostalgia in the seasoned camera lover and the sleek black digital camera is a sign of the times.

Koolertron Vintage Camera Bag

Koolertron Large DSLR Gadget Bag PU Leature Camera Bag Vintage DSLR SLR Messenger Shoulder Bag

For the photographer on the go, who may be working under not so desirable conditions, this bag is a must. This waterproof messenger bag is roomy enough for a DSLR camera and two lenses. Take the liner out, and it can be used as an overnight bag or large purse.

CADeN Camera Backpack

CADeN Camera Backpack Bag for DSLR/SLR Waterproof w/14" Laptop Compartment, Tripod Holder, Rain Cover, Compatible for Sony Canon Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and Accessories Dark Gray

Your photographer friend won’t believe how much he or she can pack into this compact and stylish backpack. The bag fits a camera, 2 lenses, a tripod, and a laptop. It is waterproof and the straps and zippers are sturdy. The camera and accessories are easily accessible from both sides of the backpack, which makes getting that quick shot a snap.

Tripod Kit for Smartphone

Universal 3in1 Camera Lens Shutter Remote + Tripod Kit for Smartphones, Including Bluetooth Camera Remote, Fish Eye, 2in1 Macro and Wide Angle, Lens Clip, Tripod, Phone Holder, Bag and Cleaning Cloth

Know a smartphone photographer just itching to make the next popular YouTube channel? This kit could be the start of a beautiful story. The kit comes with a Bluetooth camera shutter remote and universal phone holder to snap the perfect selfie. The universal lens clip includes 3 quick connect lenses: fisheye, macro, and wide-angle. Bring out the creative side of your camera- loving friend with this fun gift.

Light Kit

Fancierstudio Lighting Kit 2400 Watt Professional Video Lighting Kit With Three Softbox Lights, Boom Arm Hairlight Softbox, Lighting Kit for Studio Photography and Continuous Lighting (9004SB2)

If you know a traveling photographer, this light kit would be a great addition to his or her tools of the trade. The kit offers photo studio lighting with two 16-inch x 24-inch and one 16-inch x 16-inch softbox lights. It includes photo and video lighting, and daylight studio lights. All of this comes in a handy carrying case so the kit can be transported to photoshoots.

Life is Like a Camera Wooden Sign

17" X 18.5" X 1.5" Framed Sign (Life Is Like A Camera...) Black/White - Model Number - 19003

The sentiment on this sign is pretty much a photographer’s motto! The quality wood with distressed finish sign would look perfect in a photographer’s studio or home. Help your photo-loving friend remember the joys of his or her profession with this clever inspirational wall hanging.

Photographer Clock

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This unique clock made from recycled vinyl records will make a statement in your photographer friend’s studio or home. The classic roman numerals and words that read Capture Life across the top make this clock a timeless piece. This clock would make a perfect housewarming gift or photoshoot thank you present.


Whether you’re selecting a gift for a seasoned photographer or someone who just dabbles in picture-taking as a hobby, we’re sure we have the perfect gift for you on our list. Instead of a boring gift card, give a personal gift to your photographer friend! When it comes to gift-giving, a thoughtful gift is one that counts. 



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