It's that time of the year where most of us run around trying to decide on gifts for the people in our lives. I have ordered these more-or-less by price, as well as I can, but for several there is a whole range of prices... Anyway, I hope this helps and if you need any advice, feel free to leave a comment and I'll do what I can to help! :)

Do you have any ideas that are not on the list? If so, do let us know in the comments section with link...  there are so many possibilities; this is far from an exhausted list. :) Happy Holiday!


These are great. A brush at one end for dust and a pad for cleaning off fingerprints from your lens…  It’s small, and should be in every photographer’s kit.


Spare batteries are always useful as a photographer, and as such, welcome gifts! I would only recommend buying original ones, but these can be more expensive. You can also buy 3rd party alternatives that are 80% as good, but for 20% the price, just be careful they actually work on the specific camera body, not all do.


These things are cheap, and very useful for anyone taking portraits. Block out harsh sun, or fill in the shadows, it is a very useful and appreciate part of my kit! :)


Whilst I am going on the memory card line of things, a wallet to keep all these new cards in is also useful! :) they vary in price, capacity and features, but all do the same kind of thing! :)


Pick up a 32gb card…  You can never have enough of them! :)


Get the fastest transfer of your work to your computer… Always a good gift, especially for those who use CF cards, as these are never integrated into computers!


The sound quality is the biggest drawback to using your camera to shoot movies. This microphone is a great way to drastically improve the quality!


Ok, original speedlites (flashes) are great, but can be expensive, so I would personally recommend this 3rd part alternative. Yongnuo YN-568EX II.

Eternal HDD ~100 EURO

Taking pictures takes up a lot of room, so any extra breathing room is welcome! I use the Western Digital My Passport Ultra all the time with no issues. There are many alternatives. For more ideas, please check out my post on my back-up strategy!


Taking the image is often the start of the journey before the final image emerges, and inbetween you need to organize and process it. For this I highly recommend Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. So, if the ‘tog of your life does not have them already, get the a years subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography bundle!

Battery Grip ~50-300 EURO

A battery grip is an extension for a 'normal' sized camera that allows you to have more batteries and can use the camera in the vertical position a lot easier. I use mine a lot for both reasons, but the 2x battery life is fantastic for safaris!

LENSES ~ 20-20,000 EURO

Ok, this is a rather large range, but is fairly accurate. Honestly, this is probably the best present for a photographer, but make sure it is the right lens for them. If you need some advice, contact me and I’ll do what I can to help!

CAMERA ~20-20,000 EURO

This is rather like the lens situation described above! So unless you know for sure they want that 7D Mark II/ 5D Mark IV, talk to them, or contact me. I’ll do my best to help!


Also you can check out this guide by with some a wider range of options! :)


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