Fun gift ideas for camera lovers and enthusiasts
Looking for a gift for a photographer or camera lover in your life? Photo gear doesn’t come cheap, and not too many people can shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars to get a top notch camera or lens for their friends or loved ones. Besides, photographers are often very particular about the make and model of their equipment, making them hard to shop for.
If you want to buy a meaningful, but less expensive gift for photo fanatics, you’ve come to the right place. This list of great gifts for photo enthusiasts includes many fun, low-cost items that will appeal to almost every shutterbug, no matter what type of photography they’re into.
And for your convenience, you can buy all of these gifts on Amazon. Simply click on the link or the image of the product to go to the product page. And with free 2-day shipping with Prime in many cases, you don’t have to run around locally to find for these toys, mugs, jewelry, clothing accessories, and more.
Camera lens coffee mug (13.5oz): Canon 24-105mm f4 replica with insulated stainless steel lining
Camera lens shot glasses lined with stainless steel (set of 3)
If coffee or tea aren’t stimulating enough for you, this set of 3 camera lens shot glasses will get the party started quickly. Also lined with stainless steel like their bigger cousin, each of these glasses comes with a lid with a keychain attachment.
Camera-shaped novelty coffee mug for photographers
“I shoot people” Glass coffee mug
Have you ever caught yourself saying that you “like to shoot people” or that you “enjoy taking headshots” in front of your non-photographer friends? If that didn’t alarm them, this “I shoot people” glass mug might do the trick. Just be prepared to tell everyone you’re simply talking about snapping pictures.
Betsey Johnson kitsch camera cross body Bag
For the stylish photographer in your life, this camera-shaped crossbody purse will surely be a hit. At 7″ wide, this small purse is perfect for a night on the town. You could even use it as a camera bag for a mirrorless camera system and throw a pancake lens in the lens pocket (how meta)!
SLR Camera keychain with flash and sound effects
I’ve had this little keychain for years, and it still brings me joy every time I press the shutter button when it puts out a very convincing flash effect and shutter sound. See it in action in the video I recorded below:
Mini Rolliflex camera keychain with LED light
White and gold-plated SLR camera earrings
Sterling silver SLR Camera charm pendant necklace
This tiny, oxidized sterling silver charm pendant is shaped like an SLR camera. In reviews, customers have said they get a lot of compliments on the charm, and that it makes a great gift. When ordering, make sure to specify the necklace length that works best for you, as some say the shorter lengths are too short.
Camera tie clip – Silver SLR (gift box included)
For photographers that need to dress up for a formal occasion, but don’t want to look like everyone else, this tie clip could be the “piece of flair” that makes them stand out a from the crowd. This cool clip will look good no matter which tie they choose to wear.
Stylish camera cufflinks (platinum plated)
Speaking of flair, these retro SLR cuff links will up your shirt game to the next level. Always the conversation-starting piece, these cuff links will help you bond with your fellow photographers and even non-shutterbugs will take notice of their uniqueness.
“I’m about to snap” camera T-shirt for photographers
If a photographer looks stressed out and is screams “I’m about to snap!”, don’t be alarmed. They’re probably just trying to do their job and get the best shot possible. This shirt with a punny phrase is great for any camera lover with a sense of humor.
Shoot in manual mode T-Shirt
Real photographers know: the mark of a pro is being able to shoot in full manual mode for ultimate control. Let other photogs know you can nail the right exposure and calculate ISO, aperture, and shutter speed in your sleep by wearing this T-shirt where the dial is always set to manual.
Cute wooden camera model with strap
This tiny wooden camera model with a cloth strap is just 3.5 inches wide and 2 inches tall. It would be a great accessory to set on a shelf or a curio cabinet… you could even turn it in to a Christmas ornament if you wanted to, or use it as a photo subject during your travels. Wherever you put it, it will look photogenic!
Which gift idea did you like best?
Got any other cool ideas to suggest? Let me know in the comments!