The 15 Best Gifts For Photographers 2021

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I can’t believe it… It’s that time of year again! Time to do some shopping. Don’t stress, I’ve put together the 15 Best Gifts For Photographers 2021 list to help you out. Think of me as your little photography elf!

So, check out my unique Christmas gift ideas for the photographers in your life before you head out the door or to your computer to do your shopping!

The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021

The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021

#1 On my list of must-haves are these super fun camera strap…Fotostrap has the most fantastic camera straps. A lot of which are on sale right now. From the Limited Edition straps, which are my favorite, to the Designer straps, they have a huge selection and something for everyone. And a cool thing about this company is not only do they make some rockin’ camera straps, but 10% of every purchase goes to Fotolanthropy, a charity using photography to document people’s journeys through adversity.

#2 A cool and trendy camera bag. Gone are the days of boring camera backpacks. Check out the fun and practical bags over at the Shutter Totes store on Etsy! I love this DSLR backpack camera bag. It’s perfect for all of your kit and yet stylish as well.

#3 Education! What’s the old saying? “You’re never too old to learn.” Well, this is one gift that never goes out of style-what’s even better is there is currently a 15% off coupon. Just use coupon code blackfriday at check out! It doesn’t matter what type of equipment you buy someone if they don’t know how to use it, chances are, it will sit in the box! So fill their stocking with a gift certificate for an online course. If they want to capture precious memories, they don’t want to fumble with focus and struggle with the settings. Give them the Beginners Photography Essentials class, and they’ll learn to switch their camera from Auto to Manual and never look back. Or treat them to all four courses with the Beginners Photography Essentials Bundle! And don’t forget coupon code blackfriday for 15% off at check out!

#4 A brand new lens. This is another of my favorite items on The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021 list. What photographer wouldn’t love opening up a new lens on Christmas morning? I’ve broken down what lens to use and when to use it here. Check it out, and make sure you help make your photogs Christmas morning a great one!

#5 A magazine subscription. I still LOVE flipping through the pages of a magazine, and none more so than The Digital Photographer. This monthly magazine is available in paper and digital form to choose from and is full of great articles and info on all of the latest equipment.  

#6 This one makes my list every year. A fun travel coffee mug. It looks super authentic and is made from durable food-grade PVC. It keeps your coffee hot, it’s dishwasher safe, and is the perfect gift for the photographer in your life. 

The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021

#7 A canvas print. Do you or the photographer in your life have a favorite photo? Why not turn it into a canvas to proudly hand on the wall? These canvases from Nations Photo Lab are the perfect way to proudly show off artwork.

#8 This one is on my list this year…a camera t-shirt. It’s subtle yet gets the point across that I love photography and comes in a TON of colors. I am sure hoping that Santa tucks this in my stocking this year! Also, check out these cute heartbeat photographer t-shirt from Zazzle. They have a ton of cool photography t-shirts, but this is my favorite!

#9 The 100 Photographs That Changed The World book. I love looking at photography books, and this is an excellent addition to any photographers library. This book talks about and shares some of the images captured of events that changed history.

# 10 An F-Stop Watch. Who knew that you could measure time by aperture, but with this cool, quirky watch, you can! Perfect for a guy or a girl, this 33mm watch has a genuine leather band and comes with a decorative case.

#11 This will be a game-changer. The Universal Lens Cover is a compressible lens cover that fits 99% of all lenses. It’s shock absorbent and easy to clean. This is the perfect gift for photographers that lose their lens caps.

#12 Camera Necklace. I love this super cute, dainty camera necklace. It comes in 14K gold-filled, rose gold or sterling silver and while it may not make your photos better, it is a subtle way to show your love for photography.

The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021

#13 This may not be the most exciting gift, but it is a necessity. There is nothing worse than losing your photos. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional photographer, a hobby photographer, or you just take snapshots with your phones; backing up your photos is essential. This hard drive has many sizes to choose from and has four and a half stars on Amazon. It’s the perfect gift to make sure the photographer in your life never loses a photo.

# 14 I love the idea of a Photos Basket. I would love to receive a basket full of photography goodies. You could add a remote shutter release, this super handy lens pen, a collapsable light reflector, a flexible tripod, a gift card for an online photography class, a super-cool pocket pod camera support, and some memory cards to cover all bases.

#15 A tripod. Lastly on the 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021 list is a tripod is a perfect gift for photographers seeking to take low-light photos, self-portraits and to be in the family photo once in a while. Check out all the choices and price ranges here and pick out the tripod that would be perfect for the photographer in your life.

So there you have it…The 15 Best Gifts for Photographers 2021 list. I hope this will help you pick out the perfect gift. Grab your favorite choice, and maybe even grab a little something for yourself while you are at it!

Happy Shopping!

Lifestyle Photographer & Mentor

Hi, I’m Dena, a natural light lifestyle photographer with 20+ years of experience capturing other people’s memories and teaching photographers how to understand and easily use their cameras.

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