Best Gifts for Photographers

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Looking for the best gift for photographers? Everyone has a photographer in their life, whether a professional with a full range of gear and DSLRs, or a snap happy enthusiast on their iPhone.

It can be difficult to find the best gifts for photographers due to the huge range of products on offer, a lot of which cater to professionals or may be very expensive – short of buying them a new lens, what can you get?

Best gifts for photographers at a glance:

  1. Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer – Best gift for making and treasuring memories
  2. Peak Design Sling Bag – Best gift for photographers on the go
  3. SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Best gift for photographers that love travel
  4. STRATA CUPS Camera Lens Coffee Mug – Best photography gift for hot drink lovers
  5. Peak Design Camera Rain Shell – Best gift for all weather photographers

Luckily, there is a variety of not just fun, but good quality, useful products out their which make the perfect gift for photographers of any skill level or medium.

Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or a special occasion these gifts for photographers will have you covered!

Go ahead, spoil the Photographer in your life!

Instax printer Christmas gifts for photographers

Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer – Best gift for making and treasuring memories

Fujifilm produces a range of Instax smartphone printers of varying shapes and sizes, which makes them a perfect, versatile gift for photographers of any ability.

A small and fun gift, the printers allow you to print photos directly from your smartphone, meaning even those averse to technology will easily be able to have a physical memory to treasure forever.

Currently Fujifilm sells four different Mini Link smartphone printers, as well as the bigger Share SP-3 and Link Wide, so you can easily decide on which size film you’d prefer to buy for.

Take a look at this helpful video to see how easy it is to use!


  • Easy wireless connection to most smartphones
  • Good price, compared to other instant printers
  • A great Christmas gift for photographers
  • Great for instant newborn photography memories.


  • Picture quality may not be as sharp when printed compared to the resolution on high end iPhones


Peak Design Sling Bag – Best gift for Photographers on the go

Peak Design sell a vast range of excellent quality gifts and gear for camera lovers, from backpacks and bags to camera accessories, bag organisers and tripods.

They truly have some great photography present ideas!

Their Everyday Sling bag is the perfect accessory for any photographer, coming in both 3L, 6L and 10L models.

The bag can hold anything you need, depending on the size you get, from full camera gear, a laptop or just a small camera you take out for the day.

The inside of the Peak Design sling bag has neatly separated compartments to ensure your camera and lenses won’t get damaged and the straps can be tightened to stop any shaking if you take it hiking or cycling.

It is also entirely weatherproof, so its recycled body will keep your gear safe and sound.


  • Good range of sizes for all needs
  • Weatherproof
  • Separate compartments to separate your equipment


  • Pricey for the size but average compared to similar quality bags.

Portable SSD photography presents ideas
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – Best gift for Photographers that love travel

A SanDisk SSD is an absolute essential for any serious of passionate photographer or videographer.

Ranging from 250GB to a whopping 4TB of storage, you’ll not only get extremely high-speed transfers, but it is also water and dustproof – ideal for taking on the road so you don’t lose your valuable images.

It works with both Windows and Mac and comes with both a USB-C connector and USB-A adapter, so even if your own laptop breaks down, this will connect to pretty much anything.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD start at a reasonable price point – although there is no price worth more than your images; and are the perfect, compact size that will fit in your pocket. This one’s a no brainer.


  • Fits up to 4TB of high-res photos, videos or sound files.
  • Small compact design
  • Water and dustproof
  • 550MB/s read speeds


  • Although the 500GB is reasonably priced, the 4TB is much more!

photography lens coffee mug
STRATA CUPS Camera Lens Coffee Mug – Best gift for Photographers that love a hot drink

This is the perfect fun gift for the camera lovers in your life. A mug made to look exactly like a 21-104mm Canon camera lens, this mug is not just a pretty face.

A thermos stainless steel body means drinks will stay hot or cold for longer, and the screw on lid makes sure it’s not going anywhere.

You also get two lids, the screw on one which comes with a stainless-steel spoon ideal for soup, and the sipper lid which is great for coffee and other hot drinks.

The outside of the Strata Cups coffee mug is made from food grade ABS which will protect your hands from the heat too. Any photographer would love to have this on their desk!

Who knows, it may even inspire them to improve their coffee photography!


  • Lightweight, stainless-steel thermos insulated, keeping drinks hot/cold for hours
  • Two optional lids good for soups or coffee, with spoon
  • Excellent stocking filler, Christmas or birthday gift for photographers
  • Great price


  • None!

Peak Design gifts for camera lovers
Peak Design Camera Rain Shell – Best gift for all weather Photographers

Proving their expertise once again, the Peak Design Camera Shell is an ideal gift for any camera lovers who have their camera glued to their side whatever the weather.

Many camera bags and cases these days can be bulky or take a while to access, when many people wear their cameras around their neck in case of that perfect shot.

The rain shell is water, dust, snow and abrasion proof whether in your hands or on a tripod.

It is made of a stretchy waterproof fabric meaning it fits snugly around your camera body while leaving the lens and main controls free to shoot.

If you do have bigger gear, they offer small, medium and large sizes.

The Peak Design camera rain shell has holes to fit through your camera strap so you can keep it on in case of adverse weather, and if it all gets too much has a clip-over hood to shut your camera away from the elements.


  • Water, snow, dust and abrasion proof
  • Fits most DSLRs due to its flexible material plus has S, M and L sizes.
  • Leaves lens and controls free to shoot while protecting the camera
  • Affordable price
  • Mix and match photography presents ideas with a huge range of products from Peak Design


  • Not suitable for extremely heavy rain/adverse weather


Although this only scrapes the surface of the wonderful selection of photography present ideas out there for photographers, these are certainly some of the best.

From absolute essentials such as the SanDisk SSD, to fun gifts for anyone in the family like the Instax printer you can be certain they’ll appreciate any of these and can use them whenever they go out shooting.

For fun Christmas gift ideas for photographers, the Instax Printer and Camera Lens Mug make light-hearted but thoughtful photography presents that can be reused.

For a birthday or even more special occasion, Peak Design’s Sling Bag, Rain Shell or other products they have available make perfect high-end gifts that are excellent quality and will always be of value to photographers.

Go ahead, make a photographers day!

If you’re looking for an online gift alternative have a look at the best online photography magazines, photo editing subscriptions or online photography courses!

DISCLOSURE: I may earn a small commission from some of the links above. For the benefit of the doubt, please assume all links might be affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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