35 gifts photographers of all skill levels will love for 2023

Find the perfect picture present for the photographer in your life (in a snap).

Pardon the alliteration. But when shopping for the loved one who has everything, maybe try to focused in on one of their hobbies.

This is why the New York Post has compiled all kinds of gift guides, with options for cat lovers, fans of coffee and those who have the travel bug, to name a few.

When shopping for the photographer, you don’t have to stick with cameras and lenses. Those do indeed make a great gift, but other ideas with a photography inspiration still show you care about their passions while showcasing your own gifting creativity.

For more unique picks, try a super cool photo frame that can showcase their best work. Or for the photographer on-the-go, why not a retro and affordable pack of disposable cameras? Shop the best gifts for photographers below, many of which are available on Amazon so you can take advantage of their quick shipping options (especially helpful closer to the holidays).


Camera gear
Amazon

One of the most useful tools found outside a photographer’s bag, an Adobe subscription is absolutely necessary for retouching images and getting them ready for use. This redemption code includes a year’s access to Photoshop and Lightroom, two essential pieces of photography software.



Camera gear
Amazon

Help the photographer on your list express themselves through their home decor with this camera-shaped match holder. It has a beautiful ceramic construction and comes with 30 matches, as well as a striking pad on the side to ignite them.



Camera gear
Amazon

These leather gloves have a merino wool lining to keep hands warm, and the thumbs and forefingers have strategically-placed openings so photographers can quickly get ready to take a shot — even when it’s freezing cold outside. A must-have for any photographer living in cold areas.



Camera gear
Amazon

Upgrade any smartphone into a valid telescope with this clever attachment. It has the power of 12x magnification, letting photographers and bird-watchers get a clear view of interesting sights from a distance.



Camera gear
Amazon

Losing a lens cap — especially one for an expensive lens — can be devastating. Prevent that from happening by gifting the photographer in your life a pair of these elastic lens cap keepers. They work on basically any camera setup and are truly a lifesaver.



A silver printer
B&H Photo

Give them the gift of their own stunning photograph, now in the palm of their hand. The HP Sprocket is a portable printer that you can use on the go, with Bluetooth enabled printing.



Instax camera
Amazon

Another fun option to add to their camera collection is this instant one from Fujifilm. The Instax Mini bundle comes with 10 film strips, too, so they can get going right away.



Kodak cameras
Amazon

Every photography lover knows Kodak, but did you know of this instant Kodak bundle? Perfect for gifting, the pack comes with a retro camera that prints photos in an instant, with 68 sheets included as well.



A coffee mug shaped like a lens
Amazon

If your photographer also loves coffee, this gift is sure to please. The coffee mug looks exactly like a lens for their DSLR, even coming with a lens cap lid.



A book on photography
Amazon

Gift some inspiration this year with a photo book for their home. “50 Portraits” is a great choice, with stunning photos from photographer Gregory Heisler.



Smartphone flash drives
Amazon

Photographers inevitably end up with more photos on their phones than they have room for. Help them free up space without deleting anything with this flash drive that connects to iPhones or other smart phones and can serve as a backup hard drive for photos.



Retro camera phone attachment
Uncommon Goods

While they’re snapping photos on their phone, they might as well do it more comfortably. This universal grip fits on any kind of smartphone and has a realistic shutter button that connects via Bluetooth for taking photos more naturally.



Hard drives
Amazon

Photographers always need more room for their files, so they’ll never say no to a new hard drive. This model has a generous 1TB of storage space and has a slim design so it can fit in any camera bag.



Phone tripod
Amazon

Tripods are incredibly useful, but they also tend to be anything but portable. This tiny contraption is compact enough to fit inside a photographer’s wallet and unfolds to create a stand where their smartphone can rest for taking photos or videos.



Phone camera lens
Amazon

Your photographer friend already owns a lot of gear for their real-deal cameras, but this small attachment lets them explore having more fun shooting on their smartphone. It clips on and off quickly and works with any smartphone to allow for more diverse shooting options.



Camera lamp
Etsy

Photographers are gear nerds at heart, so they’ll love this decor piece that repurposes a vintage camera body into a table lamp. The included Edison bulb completes the retro-style effect.



Camera planter
Etsy

Help your photographer friend decorate their home with this camera-shaped planter. It’s available in two colors — marble gray and sparkle black — and it can also be used as a pen holder or a standalone shelf ornament.



Kodak hoodie
Amazon

This hoodie features vintage Kodak imagery and is produced by the brand, so you know it’s authentic. Check out the rest of their retro-inspired apparel in Kodak’s Amazon store.



Camera lens earrings
Etsy

Let your photographer friend express their hobby in their personal style with these lens-shaped earrings. They have a stud-style construction and are made by hand.



Camera business card holder
Amazon

A business card holder with the iconic camera body grip is perfectly fitting for any professional photographer. Practical, stylish and totally unexpected — three reasons why this is a great gift.



A camera bag
Amazon

Protect your precious cargo with this camera bag from Amazon. The bag comes with a padded inside for delicate lenses and accessories, while the outside is stylish and comes with a shoulder strap to help lighten the load.



A white ring light
Target

This gift will brighten their mood — literally. This ring light is great for photographers and influencers alike, with a cool metallic base and a place to hold a phone in the center for the best selfies.



A floral camera strap
Free People

Switch out their boring black strap with this colorful one. Sold at Free People, this camera strap can easily clip to most camera models, looking awesome around their neck while shooting on location.



A GoPro
Amazon

Be a hero when you give the gift of photography. The GoPro HERO11 is an awesome gift for the adventurous photographer, capturing moments of speed, heights and even underwater photos and videos.



A stack of photo books
Artifact Uprising

Help them commemorate their favorite shots into one place with a heartfelt photo book. The options at Artifact Uprising come in a variety of sizes and pages, with themes and different layouts to choose from.



An array of canvases
Shutterfly

Instead of a book, display their most prized photograph as a piece of art for their home, enlarge it and put it in a frame or even on a canvas with Shutterfly.



Two camera necklaces
Wolf and Badger

Wear your passion around your neck, keep photography close to your heart. These necklaces from Wolf & Badger come in either silver or gold, with tiny details the photographer in your life will love.



A photo ball on a cityscape
Sharper Image

Add some pizzazz to their next photoshoot with this cool photo effects device. The ball can flip or distort any image in the background, and when held at different angles in front of your camera can create some otherworldly images.



A book about Polaroid
Bed Threads

If they prefer Polaroids, then this coffee table book is a perfect gift. The brightly colored book contains some cool shots as well as the history of the iconic camera, too.



A black and white camera business card
Zazzle

If your giftee is a professional or wants to get into the biz, give them business cards to match. These unique cards from Zazzle can be printed on demand and are sure to help your photographer stand out.



A film case
Amazon

If they shoot film, this is a great and practical gift. Keep their photos safe with this handy film case, in the retro yellow and red Kodak colors.



A keychain
Amazon

This thoughtful reminder is a great gift for the photographer on the go, with a lovely message and a cute mini camera that they can attach to their camera bag.



A camera pencil holder
Amazon

Keep them organized with this awesome desk accessory in the shape of a vintage camera, to keep in their studio, office or at home.



A sticker on a water bottle
Redbubble

Help them decorate their camera bag, laptop and everything else with these playful and fun stickers. Each is designed by artists, then uploaded to Redbubble so you can take your pick.



Annie Leibovitz and a camera
Masterclass

It’s always a good idea to keep your skills sharp. Masterclass is a great gift for the budding photographer or a pro, learning tips and tricks from stars like Annie Leibovitz and more.


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