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Say Cheese: The 7 Best Gifts for Photographers (Besides Cameras)

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* Acknowledge those with photographic passions
* Ideas that span from fun to practical
* Stocking stuffer options included

Hobbyist or professional, if you have a photographer on your list, there are quite a few gifts to acknowledge their passion that aren’t actually cameras. For the pro, well, they’ll already have what they need, so go with a light-hearted gift like Strata Cups’ camera thermos, a lens shaped way to tote around a hot beverage. For hobbyists, accessories like a vintage-inspired camera bag or USB card reader adapter will be welcome tools to their kit.

Here, find the best gift for photographers – besides cameras – that will light up a smile worth capturing.

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Magnus Hedemark
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On behalf of actual photographers, no, please don’t.

1. Strata Cups Camera Thermos

Don’t be surprised if you have to explain to your gift-getter this isn’t actually another lens for their toolbox. The the real-looking lens cap unscrews to reveal an insulated thermos with a 12 ounce capacity.


Lens MugImage courtesy of Amazon


2. NuOp Design Film Salt and Pepper Shakers

Reminensce the days of film photography with this colorful salt and pepper set. 3.5 inches tall and easily refillable.

Film Salt and Pepper ShakerImage courtesy of Amazon


3. Evita Lightning to USB Card Reader Adapter

Super lightweight and portable, this handy little adapter lets you transfer images, videos and data without a computer from 8GB to 120GB SD and TF cards. Great for traveling or just traveling light when shooting.

USB Card Reader AdapterImage courtesy of Amazon


4. Doiy Retro Camera Toilet Paper Roll

For kitsch lovers or those with a great sense of humor, gift them a laugh with this toilet paper roll housed in a decoy instant camera. Definitely a conversation starter for the home.

Camera Toilet Paper Roll HolderImage courtesy of Amazon


5. Zuwit Camera Lens Alarm Clock

Upgrade a basic alarm clock with something a little more fun looking, and a lot more functionality. This lens-shaped digital clock includes calendar, time, date and week display, plus countdown and music display. Not enough bells and whistles? This clock also projects a colored starry sky accompanied with music to lull you to sleep.

Lens Alarm ClockImage courtesy of Amazon Image Courtesy of Amazon


6. Photography: A Definitive Visual History

Get the history of photography straight from a photographer. Written by world-renowned photographer, writer and broadcaster Tom Ang, Photography delves into the most iconic photographs and photographers of the past 200 years.

Photography The Definitive Visual HistoryImage courtesy of Amazon


7. Koolerton Vintage-Inspired Waterproof Camera Bag

Protect and transport a DSLR camera and up to two lenses with a bit of vintage flair. Made of vegan leather, it’s good looking enough to be part of your everyday carry.

Vintage Style Camera BagImage courtesy of Amazon


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