Some weeks before Christmas, warm candlelight is making our living room cozy. My wife: "Sigh...". Me: "What's up?" She: "I am looking for a Christmas present. For a man."
Well. As we tend to have this dialogue every year, I know I'm this man. And I know she has no idea for a gift, so I have to be careful. Because she will buy something. Something I might like. Or not.
Me: "I bet this guy is a photographer!". She: "Yes, but he already has everything he needs!".
And this, dear friends, is impossible. Totally wrong. Which is one of the reasons why I wrote this gift guide.
So if you are looking for a great gift for the photographer in your life: you are in the right place! Take my hand, and I will walk you through some amazing gift ideas. Just tap/click on a pic and check out the product and the reviews on Zazzle (this post contains affiliate links):
A watch with a camera lens image in a blue style with hour marks on the lens. A perfect gift for a professional or amateur photographer.
Some Photographer humor on this mug (I shoot people and sometimes cut off their heads).
This fun photography inspired tee shirt features a hand-drawn old school style retro camera with "Just Say Cheese" printed in a script font. Vintage camera t-shirts are great for photographers, selfie lovers. They make great gifts for businesses and personal use. This vintage camera shirt is available in all sizes for men, women, and children.
Colorful camera patterned scarf. Add a little flair to your wardrobe. A scarf any photographer is sure to love!
You may not notice it, but your photography geek will: the dial of this black, water-resistant watch looks like a camera shutter! How cool is that? And it's an affordable gimmick, see yourself.
Speaking of low priced witty gifts here is another one:
Most photographers I know love to get inspired by books and videos. Do you know CreativeLive, a place where the world's best and most creative instructors teach a lot of art and photography related topics? If not, you should check them out:
CreativeLive is a wonderful resource for photography, crafts and art business-related topics. Their courses are highly professional; the live stream is completely free to watch! They have a curated library with thousands of on-demand courses and lessons. If you want to have permanent access to a course, you have to pay. Tipp: They offer discounts all the time, just wait a few weeks and save big on the course of your choice! Every class has a "Give as a Gift" option.
You should register with them for free, so you get their emails. I bought several of their courses.
So here you have it: your guide with seven fantastic gift ideas for photogs, created by a photographer.