Here are five last-minute gifts for photographers, under $50

Dec 19, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Here are five last-minute gifts for photographers, under $50

Dec 19, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Christmas is just around the corner, and some of you may still not have bought gifts for photographers or filmmakers in your life. Or maybe that photographer or video creator is you. Either way, Jay Ducker comes to the rescue with five last-minute and affordable gifts that will make every creative happy.

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SmallRig multi-purpose camera tool: Jay highly recommends this tool as essential for filmmakers and photographers. It’s something like an advanced screwdriver, perfect for attaching plates to camera gear and useful in studio setups. It’s versatile and affordable (only $30), making it a must-have for anyone in the field. It’s particularly handy if you’re often in the field, needing to assemble or adjust your gear.

Step-up rings: Step-up rings for attaching filters to lenses with different thread sizes are handy to have. This way, you can use a single large filter across various lenses, which is a cost-effective solution. Jay emphasizes the practicality and financial sense of investing in these rings, and at only $12, it sure is a great stocking filler.

Power bank: Jay recommends a small, lightweight power bank as a crucial gadget for charging your phone or camera batteries on the go. He advises against relying on multiple or third-party batteries, though, as they can have reliability issues. According to Jay, a power bank is a far more convenient and reliable solution for extended shooting sessions.

Card and battery case: I like my gear organized (unlike the rest of my life), so I wholeheartedly second this suggestion. Jay emphasizes that this case is also waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. Oh, and it costs only $13. Let me just… :adds to cart:

Nitecore Air Blower: Jay speaks highly of Nitecore’s sensor blower (review of the Nitecore BB2 here). He highlights its features like the 80 km/h wind speed, USB-C charging port, and various safety and convenience features. However, it’s priced above $50, so it doesn’t fit in these suggestions. Luckily, Nitecore also has a “baby version” of this air blower, the BB Mini, which costs $40.

I hope you’ve found some inspiration to help you find the perfect last-minute gifts for photographers in your life. You can find some more gadgets in our gift guide, and also check out the guides to cameraslenseslighting, and sliders, tripods & gimbals.

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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2 responses to “Here are five last-minute gifts for photographers, under $50”

  1. Libby Sutherland Avatar
    Libby Sutherland

    Oh, please no. I asked the family and friends long ago, “Please, no camera related gifts.” Because in most cases, they have absolutely no clue as to what they are buying and the item winds up in the charity bin quite quickly. Step up rings? Really? Ask the new shooter what they’re used for and see what answer you get. On the other hand, the long time shooter will have gotten what rings he needs long ago. Photography related gifts are a really bad idea IMO if you’re trying to surprise someone. If it’s specifically on someone’s “wish list” of course, that’s a different story. Please, no surprises 😀

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      Haha, you just reminded me of a post I wrote some time ago, about photography-related gifts. I like even the “crappy” ones (lens mug, anyone?). I liked these suggestions because most of these things I’d personally find quite useful… But you have a point, it’s better to check if it is on someone’s wish list. :)
      https://www.diyphotography.net/7-photography-related-gifts-ive-received-and-why-i-love-even-the-cringeworthy-ones/