36 Creative Gifts for the Photography Lover

Best Photography Gifts

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Whether you know an amateur or professional photographer, there's nothing more satisfying than giving a new gadget to make their lives easier or jazz up their gear. Luckily, there's no shortage of interesting and creative gifts for your favorite photography lover.

Whether it's a colorful new camera strap or a handy light meter you can easily attach to your smartphone, you don't necessarily have to break the bank to gift something the photographer in your life will appreciate. Unsure of what would work as a great gift? Think about what would be helpful: camera accessories are a surefire way to enhance a photographer's creative process. Some of the products we've collected include camera storage boxes, tripods that work with both smartphones and most cameras, and a portable photo printer.

On the other hand, if you want to capture the essence of photography (maybe mixed with a little bit of humor), we also have a selection of homeware and clothing inspired by this modern art form. Some of these products merge iconic camera silhouettes with functional mugs, and others let wearers show off their passion in the form of sweatshirts and earrings.

Take a look around our full collection of the best photography gifts. You're sure to find something that will make your favorite photographer smile.

Looking for a fun gift for your favorite photographer? Check out our list of 30 creative photography gift ideas.

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Camera Accessories


Leveling Camera Cube

Leveling Camera Cube

FOTYRIG | $9.99


Custom Camera Strap with Optional Lens Pockets

fun photography gifts

ShutterSpeedStraps | from $25.62


14 in 1 Phone Camera Lens Kit

Phone Camera Lens Kit, 14 in 1 Lenses with Selfie Light

Godefa | $25.99


Retro Point & Shoot Camera Phone Converter


67″ Phone Tripod & Camera Stand

Camera Tripod

Aureday | $29.99


Instant Photo Printer

Instant Photo Printer

KODAK | $84.99


Mini Photo Studio Box

Portable Photo Studio Box

DUCLUS | $39.99


Quick Photography Reference Cards

DSLR Camera Photography Cheat Sheet Cards

Tip Info | $15.99


Video Conference Lighting Kit

Video Conference Lighting Kit

LOUYC | $8.99


Custom Photo Art

Custom Photo Art

Minted | from $17


Camera and Lens Storage Box

Camera Storage Box

Neewer | $41.49


Create Your Own Reel Viewer Kit

Gifts for Photography Lovers

uncommongoods | from $16.95



Unique Cameras


Lomography Lomo Instant Automat Glass Camera

Lomo Automat Glass Camera

Lomo | $199


Kodak EKTAR H35 Half Frame Camera


Kodak | $79.99


Hover Air Pocket Drone

Hover Camera X1

HOVER | $387


Clothing and Accessories Inspired by Photography


Unisex Photography Sweatshirt

Photography Sweatshirt

LuckApparelUS | $30.41+


Camera Lense Cuff Links

Camera Lense Cuff Links

LittleGemGirl | $32.94+


Camera Print Scarf

Photographer Gifts

Lina & Lily | $16.99


Mismatched Camera Earrings


Aperture T-Shirt

Fun Photography-Themed Gifts

Clash of the Cameras Trump Card Game


Classic & Digital Camera Christmas Tree Ornaments

Photographer Gifts

Kurt Adler | $14.35


Canon-Shaped 32GB Flash Drive

Camera Shaped Flashdrive

UE STORE | $9.99


35mm Film Photographer Beer Glass

Kodak Film Beer Glass

TogTees | $37.33+


Zoomable Camera Lens Mug

Camera Lens Mug

STRATA CUPS | $13.99


Chocolate DSLRs

Camera Chocolates

Choc on Choc | $19.09


Retro Camera Pencil Holder

Gifts for Photography Lovers

Bellaa | $12.99


Photography Coffee Mug

Photography Mug

Retreez | $15.55



Photography Books


Rodney Smith A Leap of Faith


Workbook and Assignment Notebook for Street Photographers

Gifts for Photographers

Eric Kim | $19.95


The Great LIFE Photographers

Leveling Camera Cube

Bullfinch | from $59.90


The Photographer's Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas

Photographer Gifts

Aperture | $13.99



Online Photography Courses

best photography gifts

Photo: Stock Photos from Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock

Introduction to Pet Photography: Capture the Spirit of Your Furry Friend via My Modern Met Academy | $45.95: Learn how to take a soulful portrait of your dog in a studio setting with the help of a renowned pet photographer.

Advanced Retouching Techniques via CreativeLive | $29: In this Photoshop retouching tutorial, Lindsay Adler covers advanced retouching techniques like frequency separation, liquify, and the warp tool.

Exploring Low-Key Portraiture via CreativeLive | $29: Explore the low-key portrait with Chris Knight. Learn how to maximize the detail in dark imagery through lighting and post-production.


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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