10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Photographers + A Bonus

Are you shopping for a photographer and want to get them the ultimate gift?  This quick list of last minute gift ideas (with a bonus for the extra-special photographers) will surely help you find the perfect gift.

The easy route…a Gift Card

Amazon has them in all designs, colors and denominations and can be delivered immediately

1. Canon/Nikon Lens Coffee Mug

Canon Model starting at $17.00 here

Canon Coffee Mug

Nikon Model starting at $15.99 here

Nikon Coffee Mug

2. A Nifty Fifty

You can’t go wrong getting one of these for your favorite photographer!

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens for $109.99 here

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX starts at $196.95 here

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

3. A Digital Photo Frame

They come in many different sizes to showcase their favorite photos.

This 12″ Digital Photo Frame is available for $99.99 here

Digital Photo Frame

4. A Smart Phone Camera Lens Kit

This kit fits most cell phones and can be purchased for $64.99 here

Cell Phone Lens Kit

5. A Flexible Gorillapod Tripod

Perfect for the adventurous photographer, this tripod will attach to almost anything you can think of

This Gorillapod, capable of holding a 12oz camera, starts at $18.00 here


The SLR version of the Gorillapod (seen below) capable of holding up to 6.6lbs is available for $49.95 here

Gorillapod SLR

6. T-shirts

Kind of geeky and definitely fun, these t-shirts are a great idea for your photographer!  Click on the photo for pricing, sizes and colors available.

 7. Fashion Accessories

Charms, bracelets, earrings and more!  Click on the photo for pricing and options.

 8. Signs and Stickers

Get your photographer their own stickers and signs!

9. A Camera Sling

I own one and I think everyone should. “Kiss your neckstrap goodbye!”

The Carry Speed Strap is available here for $49.95 (sold out as of 12/18/2013)

Carry Speed Camera Strap

Another option is the highly reviewed Black Rapid Camera Strap, available for $61.95 here

Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

10. A Super-Lightweight Tripod

This carbon tripod has a quick-release 3-way head and is built to be transportable without compromising on stability.  It uses a next-generation carbon tubing that provide consistent advantages over aluminum tubing in terms of rigidity, lightness and stability. The lightweight head (with quick release camera plate) provides a high level of precision, with independent controls all three axes of movement.

Purchase the Manfrotto Carbon Tripod Kit with 3-Way Head for $289.62 here

Manfrotto Carbon Fiber TripodManfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod  Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod

BONUS – A Full-Frame DSLR Camera (For the Extra Special Photographer)

They are a bit pricey, but they will but a huge smile on almost any photographer’s face.  Go ahead, treat them extra special this year 🙂

The Canon 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens starts at $3349 here

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

The Nikon D800 36.3 MP DSLR (Body Only) can be found for $2795.95 here

Nikon D800 36.3 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Please share any unique gifts you have found for your photographer.  And photographers, please leave a comment with something that is on your wishlist.  Happy shopping!

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