Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fave Five: Gifts for Photographers

Photography can be an expensive hobby, but gifts for your photographer friends don't have to be.  These gifts like these can be had for $25 or less.

If you need gifts in time for Christmas, you can get a free 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime with free two-day shipping.  I have and love Amazon Prime.  Not only do I like the near-instant gratification of free two-day shipping, we haven't had cable television for over a year because we stream movies and TV shows from Prime.

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Camera cufflinks!
Jewelry: I like jewelry to express my hobbies and interests.  Ok, fine.  I just like jewelry, but I would be thrilled to have a camera necklace or earrings to express my love of shooting things.  For the man in your life- camera cufflinks!

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This is not a lens, it's a coffee mug.
And it's really cool.

Camera Lens Mug: One of my friends is getting this for Christmas.  Combining coffee and cameras is usually a bad idea, but it seems like a great idea with this mug.

Lens Cleaning Kit: It's just the thing for cleaning up after you accidentally pour coffee into you lens instead of your lens-shaped coffee cup.  (Joke.  Don't do that.)  A little kit that fits in a camera bag is infinitely handy.  We ended up trekking all over Paris looking for lens-cleaning wipes or a kit, and that took away time from eating pastries and drinking wine.  Give your friends the gift of time for pastries and wine.

Photography Books and Magazines: Have you figured out that I like books and magazines?  You should see how much I check out from the library.  Yes, I think they make great gifts.  There are books and magazines for every skill level of photographer to provide instruction and information.  Hooray for the written word!

Printing Gift Certificates: Most people use digital cameras now, and one disadvantage to that trend is that many photos never make it out of electronic limbo.  Shutterfly, Zazzle, and other sites offer gift certificates that allow your friend to order prints, custom stationary, and more embellished with their best shots.

Happy gifting!

*Disclosure: I have an Amazon Affiliate account.  This post contains lots of affiliate links.  If you purchase something, I may receive compensation.

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