Gifts for Photographers

From Cameras to Accessories, Gift Ideas for Photographers

50+ Products Updated on Nov 5, 2020

It can be difficult to buy a photographer a gift since it’s such an expensive hobby. With lenses and accessories costing thousands of dollars finding the right gift is difficult. Our list of cool gifts for photographers will give you many gift ideas no matter your price point. From polaroid cameras to drones you’re sure to find a gift for a camera lover regardless of the brand of their camera.

1. DJI Mini 2

DJI has brought one of the most affordable drones to the market with their DJI Mini series and they have one-upped themselves with the DJI Mini 2. Perfect for someone on the go who wants to capture stunning aerial footage in 4k. Since it weighs less than 249 grams you do not have to register it in the US. Additionally it offers 31 minutes of flight time, improved wind resistance,…

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$449.00

2. Lensball: Crystal Ball for Photography

For photographers, the Lensball is a crystal ball for visual magic! Made scratch and bubble free out of the same special K9 crystal used in camera lenses, the flawlessly constructed Lensball is great for getting unique, high-quality shots that seem to heighten reality. Maybe you can’t see the future in this crystal ball, but it sure does make for a great looking present!

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$34.97

3. GoPro HERO9 Black

Everything is new with the new GoPro HERO9 black. Including the biggest change to GoPro in years, the addition of a full color screen on the front to see yourself. Plus you’ll get ultra smooth footage with their new HyperSmooth 3.0 with in-camera horizon leveling. The GoPro HERO9 also includes a sensor capable of capture 5k video footage and 20mp stills.

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$399.00

4. DJI OM 4: Smartphone Stabilizer

Level up your videos shot from your smartphone with the DJI Osmo Mobile 4. This cool gadget will hold your phone stable so you can shoot smooth videos just like the pros. Best of all this version of the DJI OM has a magnetic quick release plate to quickly move between the gimbal and using your phone.

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$149.00

5. Accidentally Wes Anderson Book

Go on a visual adventure inspired by Wes Anderson. Accidently Wes Anderson contains more than 200 beautiful locations on earth to create the ultimate travel bucket list. Best of all it has a foreword by the legendary filmmaker himself.

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$24.99

6. Canon EOS R5

45MP Stills, 8K RAW Video

Photographers with tons of Canon lenses will love shooting on Canon’s latest mirrorless the Canon EOS R5. With a massive 45MP sensor, IBIS, 8K RAW video recording Canon has put everything into their latest camera.

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$3,899.00

7. HELIOS-44-2 58mm Camera Lens

Photographers will love this unique vintage lens. The HELIOS-44 is well known for it’s ‘swirly’ bokeh it produces, while it’s not the sharpest lens it’s a fun piece of gear photographers can add to their bad.

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$104.99

8. SanDisk 1TB SD Card

Take your camera to the next level with an insane amount of storage with this SanDisk 1TB SDXC memory card. If you film a lot of 4K video or just want to take a massive amount of photos this high speed memory card is sure to impress even the most veteran shooters.

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$299.72

9. Z-Tilt Tripod Head

Whether you’re using it as a tiny tripod or on top of a full size tripod the Neewer Z flex tilt tripod head can help you get unique angles with your camera. Perfect for photographers or videographers get shots a traditional tripod head wouldn’t let them.

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$29.99

10. DJI Mavic Air 2

The DJI Mavic Air is back and better than ever with a 48-megapixel sensor. The DJI Mavic Air 2 is stuffed with the latest innovations in drones. With an insane 34 minutes of flight time, collision detection, superb image quality, and a slew of AI power photo modes this drone will be a joy to fly.

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$799.00

11. Into Focus Mug

Any photographer will enjoy getting into focus while editing their photos with this “Into Focus” coffee mug. From long days of shooting to long nights of editing this fun coffee mug will make a great gift for a photographer. Designed to look like a lens this mug is covered in details photographers will love, plus it includes a cover that looks like a lens cap.

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$14.99

12. Insta360 ONE R: Modular 360 Camera

Insta360’s latest camera switches between 360 and a 4k action cam. With interchangeable mods the Insta360 One R can swap between a 360 camera lens to a 1 inch Leica sensor. Plus it has plenty of built-in features like auto frame during 360 filming and stabilization.

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$479.99

13. GNARBOX 2.0: Portable SSD for Photographers

Every photographer knows the importance of backing up their photos. The GNARBOX brings fast backups on the go. With its SD slot and internal SSD you can quickly save your work on the go. Best of all you can connect the GNARBOX to your phone to quickly access your photos.

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$549.00

14. Quick Release Camera Clip

Every photographer needs quick access to their camera and the Peak Design Quick Release Capture Clip is here to save the day. Just attach the bottom screw mount to the bottom of any camera and you’re good to go. Attach the capture clip to any bag or even your belt for quick access.

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$69.95

15. DJI Mavic Mini

This ultra small, ultra light (only 0.54 pounds!) drone will give you high quality 2.7k footage. This small package of a drone includes 30 minutes of flight time which makes it the ultimate travel companion.

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$399.00

16. GoPro HERO8 Black

GoPro’s latest creation is here with the HERO8 Black. This GoPro packs insane features like its new HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization and 4K slow-mo video. If you’re someone who loves to film the action this new GoPro is for you. Plus with its new expandable slot system you can hook up a microphone, screen, and even portable light for on the go vlogging. Up to UHD 4K Video, Slow Motion HyperSmooth…

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$399.99

17. Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Camera

Sony’s latest compact mirrorless camera offers a 24.4 megapixel sensor, the world’s fastest auto focus, and a ton of other features photographers and video shooters will love. Key Features and Specs Sony’s new flagship APS-C E-mount mirrorless camera Weather-resistant construction Improved ergonomics, including a larger front grip Tilting 3-inch touchscreen 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS APS-C image sensor Latest-generation Bionz X image processor 14-bit raw file output Native ISO range of 100-32,000…

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$1,298.00

18. Magniband: Macro Lens for Smartphones

Magniband is a smartphone macro lens with two primary things in mind – ease of use and crisp macro shots. It’s simple to use, unlike the plethora of clip-on lenses that plague the market today. With Magniband, all you have to do is wrap your Magniband around your phone’s camera like a rubber band – easy as that.

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$9.62

19. DJI Osmo Mobile 3: Smartphone Stabilizer

Bring high quality video to just about any event with the DJI Osmo Mobile 3. This foldable gimbal makes it easy to transport and just unfold to put your smartphone in its mount. With the DJI app you can even track a subject and the gimbal will automatically follow anything you select on camera. This stabilizer would make a perfect gift for anyone looking to up their video quality.

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$119.00

20. Sony a7R IV: 61 Megapixel Camera

Sony has come out with a beast of a new camera designed for photographers who needs the sharpest images possible. The Sony a7R IV is their latest mirrorless camera rocking a 61 megapixel image sensor (compare that to the iPhone XS’ 12 megapixels). Combine that with amazing fast auto focus, 4k video, and 15 stops of dynamic range and this camera is incredible for just about anyone looking to upgrade…

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$3,498.00

21. Canon IVY: Clippable, Go Anywhere Camera

If you’re looking for a fun small affordable camera maybe the Canon IVY will be perfect for you. It’s rugged and waterproof like a GoPro but at a much smaller price. This would make a great gift for a kid or even a hipster. Best of all it doesn’t have a screen so you can only review your photos via Bluetooth on a phone.

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$49.00

22. Stranger Things Polaroid Camera

If you love Stranger Things you’ll love snapping photos on this Stranger Things Polaroid camera. This will make the ultimate accessory for your Netflix & Chill viewing party. The iconic Polaroid OneStep2 camera meets Stranger Things With the world’s brightest flash built-in ‘Upside Down’ casing to really help document the demogorgon Capture a picture perfect Hawkins summer with your gang Ready for adventures straight out of the box

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$150.99

25. DJI Osmo Action

Look out GoPro the company behind the best drones now makes an incredible action cam. The DJI Osmo Action is packed with features at a competitive price. With 4k60fps footage, HDR video, slow motion recording, waterproofing, “RockSteady” stabilization, and even a screen on the front and back you can’t go wrong with this action cam. Primary features: Dual Screens RockSteady 4K HDR Video 4K60fps 8x Slow Motion Waterproof (11m)

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$246.49

26. SwitchPod: Tripod for Vloggers

Whether you film vlogs for fun or travel it can be annoying to get your camera in the right position. Well the SwitchPod aims to simplify using a tripod while vlogging by offering a tiny tripod that people can hold while using their camera. Best of all it flips out to becomes a tiny tripod so you can film a shot on a table or any flat surface.

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$99.00

27. Instax Camera

Instantly share your memories with tiny polaroids using this Instax Camera. Best of all it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to enjoy this camera. Whether you’re on a road trip or just out on the town with friends you’ll love taking selfies with this camera.

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$64.95

28. Photo Coasters

Who doesn’t love to relive their favorite memories in photo form. These glass photo coasters will allow you to slide in any of your favorite photos. Making it the perfect gift for photographers; just slide in a photo of your family or friends to add a unique touch to any home.

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$19.95

29. DJI Osmo Pocket

Shoot high quality footage anywhere you go with the new DJI Osmo Pocket. Finally you can get better video footage than your cell phone while out on the town. This tiny camera is packed with features, with a built in stabilizer your footage will never be shaky and 4k video at 60fps for insane slo-mo. Features Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8″ High Design Up to…

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$249.00

30. Macrame Photo Display

Ditch the boring frames — add some artistic flair to your home or office decor with this macrame photo display. A work of art in its own right, this stylish wall hanging gives your favorite photos an extra pop. Great for your own home, and as wedding or housewarming gifts.

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$14.99

31. Halloween LED Light Up Mask

Keep this Halloween spooky with this awesome looking LED light up mask. With multiple colors and the scary X’s over the eyes you’re sure to be the hit of the Halloween party.

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$13.99

32. GoPro Hero 7 Black

GoPro is back with super smooth 4k footage

The latest GoPro Hero 7 features a stunning smooth stabilization for your action videos. Perfect for anyone who wants to record their adventures. It also includes it’s iconic waterproof design, great photo features, and even voice commands to capture when your hands are full. You can even live stream to Facebook right from the GoPro.

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$249.97

33. DJI Mavic 2 Drone

See the Bigger Picture

Take to the skies with new levels of camera quality with the new DJI Mavic 2. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone offers a 20 megapixel camera for incredible image quality. While the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom offers a zoom lens to get stunning dolly zoom shots. If you are a photographer or have a friend who is one the DJI Mavic 2 will be an essential tool in their…

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$1,249.00

34. DJI Ronin-S: Camera Stabilizer

If you film a lot of videos you know how important a stable shot can be. The DJI Ronin-S will stabilize a camera up to 8 pounds all in a slim package. Perfect for filming high quality videos for hobbyists or professionals alike. Product Features Three-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer Holds DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras Eight-Pound Payload Capacity Trigger and Mode Buttons for Control Offset Roll Motor for Screen Visibility One-Handed…

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$699.00

35. Solar System Crystal Ball

Hold the entire solar system in your hand with this solar system crystal ball. Great for a student, astronomer, or anyone who just loves the solar system. Plus it makes an interesting prop for photography as well.

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$26.99

36. Snapchat Spectacles v2

Addicted too Snapchat? Step up your videos and photos with the new Snapchat Spectacles v2. The Snapchat Spectacles are a pair of glasses with a tiny camera that allows you to easily upload to Snapchat with a tap of a button. If you own a pair of the original glasses these include slightly smaller electronics, faster transfer times to Snapchat, are now waterproof, plus you can even put your prescription…

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$149.99

37. Samsung Gear 360 Portable VR Camera

Capture your travels in 360 with the Samsung Gear 360 camera! At its budget price the Gear 360 is a great way to get into 360 photography and videos without breaking the bank. Its two cameras combine to create a stunning 3840×1920 360 photo of any environment. Plus it’s dust and water resistant so no need to worry if it rains.

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$250.00

38. Elgato CamLink: Use Your Camera as a Webcam

The Elgato Cam Link is the perfect way to instantly turn any camera into a webcam. 📷 Now that streaming on sites like Twitch.tv and YouTube live have become wildly popular. Especially with celebrities like Drake teaming up with popular streamers to play Fortnite streaming is hitting an all new audience. If you have a DSLR or any camera with HDMI output this nifty gadget will convert the output to…

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$199.00

39. Colored Smoke Grenades

Whether you’re trying to add an interesting flare to your photography or just love how cool smoke bombs are it’s worth picking these up. With 5 colors and 90 second run times this is the perfect addition to any outdoor photoshoot. Photos via Instagram, @william_ulvinen, @nicolas_paquet_photography , @aylacroft91w

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$11.99

40. Tello: $99 Drone for Beginners

If you’re knew to drone the Tello is for you, powered by DJI’s technology you know it’s high-quality. Plus it’s only $99 so even if you crash it’s not the end of the world. This high end features like collision detection and propeller guards it’s great to get a kid into flying. Just boot up your smartphone and fly! you’ll be able to take 5mp photos and 720p video.

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$99.00

41. GoPro Hero: New $199 GoPro

GoPro is back with a new “Hero” granted lacking in 4k GoPro’s latest action cam only costs $199! It has all of the great features of newer GoPros like a 10mp camera, voice control and a touchscreen with a fantastic price tag (plus it’s waterproof). Great for anyone who loves to travel and wants to capture their adventures on a budget. It also works great as a cheap vlogging camera.

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$330.00

42. DJI Mavic Air

Foldable 4k Drone

DJI has introduced a new drone, combining tech from their smallest drone the Spark and prosumer imaging from the Mavic the Mavic Air is sure to impress any photographer. Take stunning aerials footage with the Air plus 360 panoramic photos. Additionally the Air features a new obstacle avoidance system, instead of stopping when an object is detected the Mavic Air will automatically reroute to avoid crashes. Mavic Air Features: 12MP camera…

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$679.00

43. Smartphone Selfie Ring Light

Take the ultimate selfies with this ring light for your smartphone. Built for the perfect selfie at anytime of day, no more blurry dark selfies at night! This dimmable ring light will clamp to your iPhone so your front facing camera photos will be brighter than ever! Plus it has a rechargeable battery so no need to fiddle with AAs. Additionally it works on laptops as well as smartphones.

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$9.99

44. Massive Telephoto Zoom Lens

You don’t have to be an astronaut to photograph moon craters. And you don’t have to get close to a lion to capture the gleam in its eye.  This awesome long-range lens will get you closer to your subject from a safe distance. It has the power to alter perspective, blur out background, and capture amazing detail. It looks kind of like a bazooka —but it only shoots high quality…

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$25,999.00

45. National Geographic: The Photo Ark

The Photo Ark is an ongoing photography project carried out by National Geographic. It is one of the world’s best attempts to photograph, explain, and educate those about the the natural world around us. It contains stunning imagery and scientifically based information regarding this planets most interesting, most beautiful, and most enriching animals man can find. This particular edition is the newest in the series and has been regarded as…

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$20.43

46. DJI Spark – Tiny Portable Drone

DJI’s latest drone is its tiniest! At less than a pound and smaller than 6 inches wide the DJI spark is ready to go anywhere. If you’re unfamiliar with DJI they make some of the best drones including the Mavic and Phantom. Now you’ll be able to take epic drone selfies anywhere you want using just the spark and your smartphone. Or you can use the official DJI remote and…

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$699.00

47. Moment Lens for iPhone 6/6s

Everyone shoots photos on their iPhone now-a-days, why not step up your mobile photography game with a Moment Lens. From wide angle to telephoto this iPhone lens can step up anyone’s phone photography. Just stick the Moment mounting plate to your iPhone and you’ll be ready to attach any of Moment’s lenses. If you’re unfamiliar with Moment they make a range of award winning lenses for iPhone. Hailed as the…

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$99.99

48. Giant Inflatable Balloons

Balloons always add something special to a party and kids love them. You’ll have everyone talking by adding these giant 48 Inch latex balloons to any party. They’ll make your next party surreal. Plus you can even use them to make the perfect instagram photo. (package of 10)

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$28.99

49. Waterproof 1500 Lumen Lume Cube Flashlight

Whether you’re hiking in the woods at night or trying out unique photography techniques the Lume Cube is perfect to throw into any bag. With it’s super bright 1,500 lumen light it’s sure to brighten just about any environment. Plus it’s waterproof! perfect for shooting GoPro videos underwater at night. Additionally you can connect to the light wirelessly via bluetooth to control the brightness.

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50. Scarf Camera Strap

Photography is a hobby for many of us, but why do so many camera straps make us looked like an armed guard ready for war. This camera strap is also a scarf which is perfect for anyone wanting to add a feminine touch to their camera equipment. With over ten styles you’ll be sure sure to find a scraf strap for just about any occasion.

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$24.95

51. GoPro Hero 4 Session

They’ve managed to cram all of the quality of a GoPro into an even smaller package. Not only does the new GoPro HERO4 Session still manage to capture beautiful 1080p video at 60 fps, but is now also completely waterproof straight out of the box. Leading to a more streamlined recording process for when your outdoor activities start to become a little more extreme than expected.

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$135.99

52. Turn Your Instagram Photos into Temporary Tattoos

Oh Instagram, the pastime for today’s youth, those square photos have everyone addicted. Turn your Instagram photos into temporary tattoos with picatto! Just select 12 of your favorite photos and you’ll have them anywhere on your body, temporarily of course. Speaking from experience I don’t recommend getting a permanent tattoo based on an Instagram photo you’ve taken.

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53. Lego 3MP Camera

This Lego Digital Camera that is made for children is designed to look like stack of Legos. The camera is designed to hold over 80 photos and your photos can easily be exported and downloaded via its USB slot. The camera also has 3MP resolution along with the ability to build a small Lego village on top.

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54. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter with Camera

Get some epic aerial shows with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, with a built in camera you can actually see where you are flying this quadcopter. Fly for up to 25 minutes exploring all sorts of areas in the sky. Some more features include Integrated 14MP camera with 1080p HD video recording on a micro SD card and live first-person view (FPV) Wi-Fi streaming of video and telemetry to the…

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$399.00

55. I Shoot People Mug

OK not that kind of shoot… C’mon now! We don’t promote violence here at awesome stuff, but we do promote humor and good photography! Although, we do have to consider the unlikeliness that an office mate would steal this mug out of pure fear. Great gift for the photographer in your life.

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$9.99

56. Camera Lens Pillows

If you thought owning a DSLR camera was hip enough you were wrong. Compliment your love of photography by having random lens pillows chillin’ around your house. Great detail and a super plushy feel makes these pillows not just cool and funny, but practical!

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57. Camera Lens Mug

Nothing like sipping your coffee out of a camera lens after a long day of work in the field. It’ll be the perfect companion to your Canon 5D Mark IV. Show your love for your work with this Canon lens mug.

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$10.95

We hope you enjoyed our collection of cool gift ideas for photographers. Whether they love drones or just need a geeky accessory hopefully this list had them covered. Still looking for gift ideas? also check out our collection of gadgets, gifts for him, and gifts for her for more ideas.

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