Most photographers have a few favorite items they cannot live without. Below, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the best photography-related items every photographer should have in their gear bag.
The PhotoStick Backup Flash Drive
This PhotoStick Flash Drive is perfect for a photographer. It will hold up to 2,000 photos and is dustproof, waterproof, and shockproof. You can have backup photos stored in two locations. The PhotoStick USB Flash Drive supports up to 64GB of SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, has a write speed of up to 30MB per second, and is USB 2.0 compatible.
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design’s Travel Tripod has been on the market for a few years and is perfect for traveling photographers. The tripod packs incredibly small; it breaks down to less than 2 pounds and comes with a small bag to carry it. The bag has a simple, open design for easy access, so it is easy to find small parts of photography equipment inside it.
A slide strap makes an excellent gift for a camera user who needs something to carry their gear around. These straps are made from strong polyester webbing and have a thin plastic coating on one side that slides smoothly over your camera or device.
Instant Photo Printer
The instant photo printer is a perfect gift for any photographer. Whether you have an aspiring photographer in your family or have a friend who is always snapping pics on their iPhone, the instant photo printer could be a great gift. With these printers, you can create beautiful prints at an affordable price that match the décor of your home.
A Camera-Shaped Multi-Tool
This camera-shaped multi-tool has 12 essential tools, including scissors, a bottle opener, and a screwdriver. It’s ideal for organizing all those random bits and bobs that photographers keep in their camera bags. The tool is made up of stainless steel, so it’s strong and durable. You can take it with you on your travels and not worry about damaging it.
Custom Film Roll Keychain
Photographers are known for their cameras, but one of the best gifts you can give a photographer is a film roll keychain. They can be customized with photos, designs, text, and any color scheme you want. Each film roll keychain is handmade using personalized metal film roll strips attached to a metal keychain.
Photography gloves are essential for any professional or hobbyist photographer. They protect your hands from bumps, scrapes, and falls. These gloves are soft, so they do not feel like you are wearing gloves.
This anti-fog lens kit is an excellent gift for any photographer who is struggling with fogging up while taking photos outdoors. Several accessories are included in the kit, including a lens cover, a heavy-duty anti-fog cleaning cloth, and a lens holder.
Camera Pendant Necklace
Photographers love jewelry, and this camera pendant necklace could be a gift that will make them laugh and bring a smile to their faces. It features an ornate design that looks like an old-fashioned camera. Since it’s made from stainless steel, it’ll stay and look good for years.
Canon EF and RF Lens Mugs
Last but not the least is the Canon EF and RF Lens Mugs. For the photography enthusiast in your life, these mugs are a fun way to show off your favorite lenses. The mug is 3D printed from a solid block of PEI plastic, and the model has two lenses. It is 11.75cm (4.7”) tall and 6.5cm x 9.5cm (2.6” x 3.75”) in diameter. The mug is 128ml (4.5oz), which is large enough to hold a hot drink for much longer than a regular one.