Do you know someone in your life who loves photography? That might make it easy for you, when it comes to thinking about what they would like as a gift. But it can also be a nightmare as they could have everything they might possibly need. This would make it very hard to think of a gift to get them.
When it comes to giving them a gift you don’t have to break the bank in order to get something practical and useful. There are plenty of accessories out there which will always be appreciated, and they can be within your budget. So here is my affordable list of gift ideas that you can get for the photographer in your life!
Camera Gifts Under £10
For the gifts under £10 it all depends who you are gifting this to, which would determine what items would best suit them.
SanDisk Ultra 32GB Memory Card – From £7.50
Items such a memory card holder will always come in handy! When you are taking loads of photographs a memory card can get used up very quickly. This will always be a gift that is appreciated and will come in handy when the previous card gets full up of photos. If you are hoping to stay under the £10 budget then a 16GB will be a good option to go for. But if you don’t mind spending the extra cash then a 32GB card will last longer and is able to hold more photos as a result.
Camera Lens Cleaning Kit – £2.89
This can be something that gets overlooked by photographers who are just starting out. They get the camera, and then the lens but can forget to get a cleaning kit for their new gadgets. Those grey ‘specks’ in photos will always be annoying, especially when it is an easy fix with a lens cleaning kit. This item will make a great stocking filler or as part of another gift.
Memory Card Holder – £1.24
This affordable little gift is another helpful gadget for a photographer to have in their collection. This can be paired with the memory card if you wanted to gift them a few items that is still in your budget range. Whilst sticking to items that correlate well together.
Photography Activity and Idea Cards – £7.99
If you know someone who is new to photography this might be a good gift to give. It is packed full of ideas and learning exercises which can help the person find their photography style. Not to mention it will help teach them things they might not have thought of trying previously.
Camera 16GB USB Stick – £9.99
A USB link this is such a funny gift to give. Can you imagine the person walking around and sticking this little USB Camera into a laptop! I used to have loads of these little novelty USB’s for school. Mine ranged from penguins to monkeys and they always got a great response from school friends who had never seen anything like it before!Portable Tripod With Carry Case – £7.97
A Tripod is an essential piece of kit. They can range in price from cheap and chirpy to sturdy and strong. This tripod here will work wonders for a beginner and can give them something extra to add to their kit. It will be a great beginner item but if you are looking for something that is more durable for them, then the tripod in the under £30 selection would be a wonderful choice.
Camera Shoulder Strap – £4.99
Having the same old branded camera strap can be a little boring. If you wanted to give a gift that shows their personality then there is a wonderful selection of personalised and colourful straps to suit what they like.
Camera Lens Coffee Mug – £9.11
I think this is a wonderful idea! It is so funny and people will definitely do a double take when they see you drinking out of a lens. Pair this gift with a packet of their favourite cookies or biscuits and it makes the ideal gift for a tea or coffee fan.
Novelty Camera Keyring – £2.99
What better way to pair up a novelty USB stick with a small camera keyring to go with it. These two would make the perfect pair and are absolutely adorable! If the person you are buying the gift for already has loads of gear, then this keyring is something unique and unexpected. But it relates so well to their passion.
Trying to figure out how to use a camera at first can really challenging. If there is nobody there to help guide them or teach them what each button does then it can be quite difficult. This book here is a wonderful compact guide on how to use a camera with some fundamental steps worth knowing!
3 in 1 Phone Camera Lens Kit – £7.99
These will always rave on about these! They are honestly the best thing since sliced bread. I got my clip on lens for my phone about 4 or 5 years ago now and it has been such a wonderful accesory to have. I have spoken about these clip on lenses loads so if you want to learn more about them you can read this blog post > here <
Camera Gifts Under £30
Camera Dust Cleaning Kit – £11.49
This works the same way as the other Dust Cleaning Kit , that I reccomended for under £10. But this option features more within it, so this is entirely up to you on how much you want to spend. If you wanted to give a gift that has more to offer then this would be a better option, but either one would come in handy.
Waterproof Anti-Shock Camera Bag – £19.99
A camera lifesaver! I usually just throw my camera in my backpack, with my tripod and what ever lens I am using that day. The issue with that, is my camera is not protected and it rattles around my bag. If I was to fall then ther could be serious damage done. So a camera bag is something that is an important item, if the person doesn’t have a bag for their gear then getting one for Christmas could be a great gift.
Anti-Theft Camera Strap – £29.00
Not something you think about initially for a gift but can be really handy if a photographer ever finds themself in a ‘rough’ area. It has help protect the camera if somebody tries to steal it. This particular strap has a wire-reinforced strap which helps to prevent cut-and-run theft. Not your typical gift, but one that is so important.
HD Action Camera – £19.99
I have one of these and I love them! When I went Skiing, my action camera was there to capture all of my falls as well as all of the amazing views. For the price, this action camera is a good gift for someone who has shown interest in making videos but isn’t too serious about it just yet.
Leather Camera Case – £13.99
Continuing on from the last bag, this one is a bit more compact. It is big enough to hold the camera body with a single lens on the end. Not to mention, this bag can can also fit into a backpack. So if the photographer your gifting this too, doesn’t like carrying a seperate bag for their camera, but still wants to protect it then this small case would be perfect for that.
Professional Lightweight Tripod – £37.99
This tripod is £30 more than the other one, that I reccomended in the under £10 category. You might be asking, why should I pay more for something that does the same thing. Well a tripod that costs a little bit more offers properties such as additional strength and durability. Not to mention they are super lightweight and portable. You will find this tripod would last longer than the other one and will really stand the test of time. So this tripod could a an upgrade or the next step up for someone who is really into photography.
These reccomendations here are over £30 but would be wonderful gifts for the photographer, if you are looking to spend more money.
Canon EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens– £96.00
Ahh, this is a lens that I have been going on about for ages! The infamous nifty fifty. This lens is something I have actually asked for as a present for Christmas as I really want to advance my photography. It is really small and compact, but the photos it produces is amazing and well worth the price tag.
4K Sport Action HD Camera– £69.99
This is a great step up from the last action camera, as it films in higher resolution. So it is up to you on which on you would like to get, or how serious the person is about capturing videos!
Toshiba 1TB Portable External Hard Drive – From £37.98
A hard drive, can be something that gets overlooked but having a backup for photos is vital. The worst feeling in the world is loosing photos because they wasn’t backed up properly. I use this hard drive myself and it has come in handy loads as I store all of my photos on there from my phone and camera.
So this has been my photography gift guide. Let me know if you have a photographer in your life! What gift are you thinking of getting them for Christmas?? Is there any that has interested you in my guide??