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Amazing Gift Ideas for Photographers in 2019

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Looking for the perfect present for the photographer in your life? We’ve put together a list of our personal favourites – from practical equipment upgrades, to alternative gifts for camera enthusiasts.

Whoever you’re buying for and whatever budget you’re working within, we’re sure that there’s a gift they’ll love.

To make things easier for you, we’ve divided our guide by price range. Just click through on your preferred option to discover our top picks.

  • Best gifts for photographers for £30 or under
  • Best gifts for photographers for £60 or under
  • Best gifts for photographers for £100 or under
  • Best gifts for photographers for £200 or under

Best gifts for photographers for £30 or under

Lensball – from £22.99

The Lensball is a fan favourite when it comes to gift ideas for photographers. It’s a crystal ball that allows you to capture ultra-wide-angle photographs. Available in two different sizes and a huge hit on Instagram, the Lensball really does offer great value for money.

Product highlights:

  • A great product to take smartphone photography to the next level
  • Inexpensive way to explore photo creativity

Camera Cufflinks – £15

These camera cufflinks by Penelopetom are perfect for a stylish photography lover. Rhodium plated and highly detailed, this quality pair feature a retro 34mm camera with a blue tinted lens. If you like, you can choose to send them in a personalised chrome box too.

Product highlights:

  • A practical yet beautiful accessory
  • Ideal for expressing a photography passion

London Street Art Photography Tour – £20

The East End of London is full of interesting and inspiring street art. Give a friend a London Street Art Photography Tour voucher and they’ll be able to explore and capture its character on camera. If London is not your preferred location, Virgin Experience Days offer many more photography experiences elsewhere to suit different budgets.

Product highlights:

  • A 2 hour walking tour with an expert guide
  • Undeniably a gift to remember

Camera Lens Mug – £14.99

Looking for something a little bit different? This Camera Lens Mug looks just like an SLR camera lens, with its lens cover lid cleverly doubling up as a coaster (or biscuit tray!). It’s particularly good for any creative who wants a hot drink during studio time.

Product highlights:

  • An everyday item with a unique twist
  • Detailed, realistic design

Lomography ActionSampler 35mm Camera – £30.00

No matter how many cameras the person you’re buying for owns, it’s unlikely they’ll already have one that creates pop art. The Lomography ActionSampler 35mm Camera enables you to shoot four subsequent images on 35mm film.

Product highlights:

  • Cool, retro-look film camera with an exciting twist
  • Inspire experiments with this quirky present

Best gifts for photographers for £60 or under

Large Capacity Rucksack DSLR Travel Bag – £47.99

Every photographer needs a travel bag. This camera backpack comfortably holds one camera, multiple lenses and a flashlight. With removable dividers, equipment can be stabilised and kept safe. Even better, it all looks great while being carried too.

Product highlights:

  • Waterproof, high-quality, wear resistant, scratch resistant and tear resistant
  • Durable so can be used time and time again

Personalised Camera Bird Box

Looking for something a little different? This beautiful Personalised Camera Bird Box would be adored by a garden fan. Even if they’re the person who has everything, we’re confident that they won’t have one of these.

Product highlights:

  • An unusual gift for any outdoorsy photographers
  • Available as a gift voucher – great if you’ve missed the order deadline

Best gifts for photographers for £100 or under

Fisheye + Super-Wide + Macro Essential Lenses – £83.18

As we all know, smartphone cameras are continually improving. However, they don’t always compare to the ‘real thing’. Olloclip lenses, however, can take phone photography to the next level. The Fisheye + Super-Wide + Macro Essential Lenses set is a gift that will transform taking photos on the go.

Product highlights:

  • Includes a multi-device clip, so works with most devices
  • A bundle to begin a phone photography journey

CANON Zoemini Mobile Photo Printer – £79.99

Make it possible to print photos wherever and whenever with the CANON Zoemini Mobile Photo Printer. Perfect for social photographers who enjoy printing out images to share with friends. Its innovative Zink Zero Ink technology means they’ll never even need to buy ink!

Product highlights:

  • Personalise photos with the Canon Mini Print app
  • A pocket-size, portable and practical present

Canon F-1 Miniature USB Drive – £79.99

Know someone who owned the iconic Canon F-1? Maybe they still do? If they’re a fan of this classic camera, they are sure to love this Canon F-1 Miniature USB Drive. This 1:2 scale model of the F1 is a fully functional 16GB flash drive.

Product highlights:

  • Perfect place to store a portfolio
  • Limited edition item that will make Canon photographers smile

Best gifts for photographers for £200 or under

instax Mini 90 NEO Classic Camera with 10 Shots – £123.92

Instant cameras make a brilliant gift. The instax Mini 90 NEO Classic Camera has a highly desirable vintage aesthetic. With a shutter speed of 1/8th – 1/400th seconds and multiple scene modes, it’s capable of capturing memories beautifully.

Product highlights:

  • Has more features than most instant cameras
  • Comes with 10 shots so that the lucky recipient can get shooting straight away

Michael Kors Medium Rainbow Quilted Leather Camera Bag – £195

This Michael Kors rainbow quilted leather camera bag is a fashionable accessory for every occasion. It also happens to be the perfect size for carrying a compact point and shoot camera. Available in white or black, either option would spoil a camera lover.

Product highlights:

  • A stylish, hands-free way to carry a camera
  • Rainbow piping will brighten up your loved one’s day

OSMO Mobile 3 Combo – £119

Anyone who wants to capture stable images on a mobile phone can benefit from a gimbal. The OSMO Mobile 3 Combo is intelligently designed, so it can be held for long periods of time without limitations.

Product highlights:

  • Comfortable grip due to ergonomic design
  • This 3-axis gimbal means everyone can say goodbye to shaky footage

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