15 Unique Gifts For Photographers (Ideas for 2022)

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the photographer in your life? It’s not always easy! These are the best photo gift ideas for camera lovers, regardless of your budget.

Skip the gift cards this year, and buy a birthday or holiday photo gift that your favorite kid or professional photographer will appreciate.

These popular gifts for photographers can help make photography easier.

Photographers can be a great bunch! If you are not a photographer yourself, it can be difficult to know what they want.

As a long-time photographer, I prefer to pack photo accessories that have multiple uses, don’t take up too much space, and will improve my photography experience of taking beautiful photos.

So here are some of the best gift ideas for photographers that promise to put a smile on the recipient’s face!

Photographer’s Gift Guide for 2022

Best photography gifts under $100

1: Wand Cleaning Sensor Camera

Photo Gift: Camera Cleaning Kit

A must-have for photographers to keep their camera sensors clean. No Eye cleaning kit is used to remove hard sensor dust that cannot be removed from standard air conditioners.

Dust on the digital camera sensor can damage photos & videos with blemishes, this camera cleaning tool allows you to safely remove dust from the sensor.

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2: Top camera panel

Photography Gift: Camera Clip

One of my favorite photography accessories, the Peak Design Capture Clip allows you to wear your camera on your belt, or on your back strap, keeping your hands free for other tasks. The camera mount fits most tripod heads too!

Getting in and out of the device is quick and easy. You can run with your camera strapped to your belt wearing this. Never lose another shot due to fumbling around with a camera bag. It’s a great accessory for those who travel or walk a lot with their camera.

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3: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

Small SSD Hard Drive

Photographers can never have enough storage space for their photos! No SanDisk Portable SSD is a portable hard drive you can bring with you anywhere. Because it is an SSD, the drive is very reliable and can take a little abuse on the road.

I bring one of these drives to back up any photos I take while traveling, so I have at least two backups of the images, just in case my computer gets stolen. The 500 GB model costs less than $100, but you can also get up to 4TB of storage (it costs more).

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4: Wireless Bluetooth headset

Making a Bluetooth camera

Does the photographer you hire not get their own photos? Why not give the gift of great selfies in one shot without needing to hand over the camera to someone else? Check this out Sony Air Bluetooth Remote!

Once connected to a Sony camera, you can use the remote to focus and shoot photos or videos from up to 60 feet away. The perfect app for the Instagram addict!

IMPORTANT: This remote only works with Sony cameras. Check out This remote is for Canon Camerasand This is for Nikon Cameras.

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5: Peak Design Sling Bag

The ultimate camera bag

The Peak Design Sling Bag is an excellent gift for the photographer who needs something small and lightweight to carry their equipment around. The bag is weather resistant, stylish, and will help protect camera equipment. And it has a lifetime guarantee!

There are 3 different sizes, both the 3L & 6L bags are under $100. They are the perfect size to carry a camera and spare lens around town for a day. Also available in many colors. It is also a wonderful thing for travelers.

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6: camera rain cover

Camera rain cover

The Shell Top Camera is always in my camera bag, as it allows me to protect my camera from bad weather like rain or snow. It also doubles as some general protection, like if I’m going to throw my camera in a beach bag for the day.

Combined with the previously mentioned Peak Design mini monitor, photographers get the best of both worlds – easy access to their camera on the go, but with protection from the elements Those ones. Unique gift ideas for photographers!

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7: Quick release camera strap

Top Camera Cables

The Peak Design Leash is a compact camera strap that goes down a bit, but is easy and comfortable to use. The quick link can hold up to 200 lbs, so it works with both small and large camera bases.

If the camera cable gets in the way or flies in the wind, for example when using a tripod, you can easily remove it. It comes in many colors, but they also have larger models if you want more comfort.

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8: Dry Air Blaster

Air Blaster Photographer's Gift

An air blaster is used to clean digital camera sensors, lenses, and other sensitive components from dust. I am in love This particular air blaster because it pre-filters the incoming air, so you’re not blowing dusty air back into your camera.

It is also very small and easy to pack in a camera bag. Many photographers carry several lenses with them, which need to be changed from time to time. Dust can get into the camera during these lens changes, and it can ruin the photo unless it is blown off.

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9: Micro-Fiber Towels

Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth

Another photographer’s must-have gift is a quality micro-fiber towel. These are used to clean fingerprints, smudges, and water droplets on the camera lens to get the clearest possible image.

I always pack a few of these in my camera bag and it’s always handy.

These people K&F Concept Micro-Fiber Cloths is my favorite so far, each one comes individually vacuum-sealed to ensure they are dust free. They are small, they don’t take up much space.

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10: Think of a quick camera bag

Camera accessories bag

I have a few of these Think of a quick camera bag (in different sizes) to keep all my cables, battery chargers, SD cards and other camera accessories organized. The clear parts allow me to quickly find out what’s inside.

A great gift for photographers who want to stay organized!

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11: Camera lens coffee machine

Coffee for photographers

This is just a fun photography gift. Know who is both in the picture, and loves coffee? These people Coffee cup lens camera is a wonderful gift idea!

The lenses are similar to camera lenses, and they come in both white and black colors. The top of the stainless steel coffee cup looks like my eyes! This can also be a good idea for photography enthusiasts who work from home.

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12: Portable travel camera tripod

A portable camera tripod

Every photographer needs a sturdy tripod to help capture the magic of northern lights, sunrises and sunsets, and other low light or night photos. The Peak Design Travel Tripod is small enough to take anywhere and strong enough to hold a large camera.

The innovative design allows it to be compactly packed for travel, and extends to a full tripod. It also includes a handy accessory for your phone! You can read my review of this tripod here.

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13: Fujifilm Instax Smartphone Printer

Photo printer

This thing is magic! No Fujifilm Instax Printer is a compact photo printer that allows you to print photos directly from your phone for friends and family. It’s great fun to bring to parties, family gatherings, or when you’re traveling.

Send your photos to the printer via Bluetooth from your phone, and print them to give to friends or hang them around the house. Images print quickly, in amazing quality, in 2X3 format.

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14: Aura Mason Digital Photo Frame

Digital camera

Although it may look like an ordinary photo frame, this one Digital photo frame from Aura can save your favorite photos and display them in high resolution and in reverse order. The frame is 9 inches.

You can use their smartphone app to control what’s displayed in the frame, or take some pre-loaded images as a gift (great for family or friends who may not be very tech-savvy). The automatic lighting of the photo also changes the ambient lighting of the room.

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15: Online Photography Techniques

Online Photography Class Review

I know many photographers think their photos are already amazing, but there is always room to improve! The best way to improve your photography skills is to learn from other professional photographers.

Offering professional online photography lessons is a wonderful gift for the photographer in your life. Many budding photographers could use some help turning their hobby into a well-paying career.

Luckily, I’ve put together a review for my favorite online photography classes that cover everything from post-processing to monetizing your photos.

Happy Holidays this season!

Well, that’s it for the best gifts for photographers in 2022. I hope you found some unique gift ideas for the photographer in your life who loves shooting images.

Whether you are shopping for photos for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwansa, or even Festivus – you can’t go wrong with these fun photo gifts!

I own and use many of these products regularly as a working photographer.

Happy shopping this holiday season, and remember to get out there with your own camera! ★

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