2015 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

12 ideas for the photographer on your list

The ONA Bowery Bag

ONA’s Bowery Bag is pretty perfect for a day of shooting on the streets. This small shoulder bag is padded with closed cell foam and can fit a DSLR with 1-2 additional lenses and some smaller personal items. A detachable strap allows you to use it on its own or tuck it into a larger bag for use as an organizer. It comes in a variety of colors and starts at $139

Galaxy Photographer’s Planner and Handbook

The Galaxy Photographer’s Planner and Handbook is still in the midst of raising funds on Kickstarter and while it may not make it into your hands by the holiday season—a pledge for one of these nifty notebooks seems like a great gift to us. Inspired by a number of vintage photographer notebooks, Galaxy has created a must-have handbook for analog photographers. It has plenty of pages for taking notes about location and exposure times, calendars for 2016, 2017 and 2018, a listing of important dates for major photography contest and events and cheat sheets for thing like chemistry and nailing your exposures. If Galaxy makes their Kickstarter funding goal, making a $35 pledge now will get you one handbook in the color of your choice.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

This updated Instax is smaller and allows a lot more control than earlier versions. You can shoot with or without the flash or switch it to a built-in macro mode for close ups. It even as a tiny mirror on the front to help your selfie game. It comes in white, yellow or blue and is $140.

FCTN Pocked SD Tee

This soft black cotton tee include a special SD-card sized pocket to keep spare cards close to your heart. The seam tag is also made of microfiber, so it can be used to clean off your lens in a pinch. Fashion and function for only $30.

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag

This bag ran one of the most successful photography related Kickstarter campaigns we’ve ever seen. The Peak Design Everyday is stylish and very functional. FlexFold dividers make the inside highly customizable without being overly padded and bulky. It can also hold up to a 15″ laptop. A unique latch called MagLatch makes the bag easy to open and close with one hand. It comes in charcoal or tan for $250.

Photojojo’s Iris Lens for Smartphones

A three lens collection for your smartphone that includes a macro, wide-angle and fish eye lens. The lenses are made with optical grad glass and housed in aluminum. The system uses a cord that wraps around your phone and holds the lens in place—no fancy cases or magnetic ring required. Single lenses are currently on presale for $59, the full set goes for $109.

Asilda Pins and Patches

These adorable lapel pins and patches created by photographer Anastasia Petukhova come complete with messages that will resonate with photographers— like “Shoot with Purpose” and “Go Out and Shoot”. Plus we think any of these would look great sewn to a camera bag or pinned onto a strap. Designs start at $7.50.

LaCie 4TB Rugged Mini

A back up drive may seem like a boring gift, but reliable drives are important to a photographer’s kit as a good 50mm lens. The LaCie Rugged Mini offers 4TB of space on a drive that is shock-proof, dust-proof and water-resistant for only $250.


A customizable modular input device that gives tactile controls for editing in programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Palette snaps together using magnets and is controlled through an app that you can download to your computer. Starter kit is $199, with add ons starting at $29.

Langly Leather Sling

The Langly is an understated classy camera strap that comes in black or natural leather with ample padding and all-metal hardware. No technical wizardry to be found, this is just a simple and sturdy strap for $75.

Lomography Film

Shooting with film is they way many of us first fell in love with photography, and although digital has become omnipresent, Lomography is committed to keeping the love of analog alive. They sell a variety of new film stocks, expired film stocks and of course their signature Lomochrome Turquoise and Purple films. 35mm rolls start at $5.

Leica 0.95 Collection

Leica gear is expensive, so it’s really no surprise that Leica would release a very luxurious line of accessories known as the 0.95 collection. The collection includes an $175 keychain, an $840 lighter and a few fancy pens that range in price from $540-$840.

Our annual holiday gift guide features unique ideas for every budget on what to buy for that photographer in your life. This years guide features editing tools, smartphone lenses and camera-specific accessories.