26 gifts for the aspiring photographer (or Instagram obsessee) on your list
There’s a little photographer in all of us: we can’t help but pose next to a bright pink wall, snap pictures of our avocado toast, or share our outfit of the day. With the holidays almost here, it’s the perfect time to give your camera-loving friend gifts that they’ll use on a daily basis (or when they post to the ‘gram).
And now more than ever, there are so many fun gadgets that are perfect for the camera aficionado or photographer newbie on your list. From trendy portable cameras, to the diva light (we all know this is key to a great photo), to burger-themed camera lenses, there’s a little something for everyone at any level.
Whether you have a friend on your list who is an seasoned photographer or an Instagram husband-in-training, here are 26 gifts that will make them say oh, snap!
For the aspiring blogger, who needs to have a sleek, hip, and portable camera.
2Motorola Polaroid Insta-Share Printer, $149.99
Your BFF can take pics with their Motorola phone (aka selfies) and print them instantly. This will be so fun during holiday parties or family get-togethers.
3Fujifilm Instax Mini 9, $69.99
The ultimate camera for the millennial on your list.
If they already happen to own the ultra-cute Fujifilm camera, they could probably use some film. Give them these fun designs that feature prints like a rainbow, stars, and polka dots.
This floral leather bag is not only cute, but it will keep your bestie’s camera safe and in place.
These cute donut and burger lens caps just might inspire your partner to become a food blogger.
7Targus Extendable Tripod, $10.99
Any aspiring beauty gurus or hosts (who obvi love the camera) will definitely need this tool.
8LowePro Tahoe BP 150 Camera, $49.99
Every photog needs a durable backpack, and this one is meant for fitting cameras, lenses, and snacks.
For that one friend who loves to travel and has yet to buy a camera. This will do the trick.
10Lomo’Instant Camera Panama, $99
This will be the cutest accessory for your friend who loves to capture all of their crazy adventures.
11Motorola 360 Camera Moto Mod, $224.99
Whether someone in the background is eating cookies or looking right at the camera, your photographer friend will capture literally everything with this 360 camera.
Give your friend this Jimi Hendricks-inspired camera strap, that way they can feel like a rockstar photographer.
This hilarious lens wrap will not only protect your pal’s camera lens but give it personality.
14DVE Store Diva Ring LIght Nova, $199
Whether you give this to the vlogger on your list or your boss, just know you’ll be a saint for giving the gift of good lighting.
Every photog knows that the key to good lighting is reflectors, so give your camera-loving friend a gift they’ll always use.
Your partner can throw their film, camera, tripod, and other items in this stylish backpack.
17Polaroid Pocket Photo Album, $11.99
Since your BFF is printing pictures now with their Polaroid, give them this super cute photo album for them to store all of their pics.
Give this to your pal who is interested in photography, but doesn’t want to fully commit to a camera just yet.
19Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit, $10.99
While this gift might not be the most exciting, your S.O. will totally appreciate this present (as it’s something they probably need but don’t want to buy).
20Prynt Pocket, $149.99
Your Insta husband can capture, print, and share all of your blogger-worthy moments with this handy Prynt Pocket.
21Target Sandisk SD Card, $17.89
Put this essential camera tool in your bestie’s stocking stuffer this year.
22Photo Jojo DSLR Ring Light, $79
Give them the Instagram/glam treatment with this ring light.
Throw it back to 35mm film with this cool phone scanner that turns your pictures into an old-school film roll.
For the night owl on your list who loves capturing nighttime photos, give them this handy flash.
25Monkey Shutter Huggers, $19.99
This cute monkey hugs your camera lens so your hands are free to stabilize the camera. It’s also the perfect toy to capture your child or pet’s attention. Gotta get it for the ‘gram.
26Strata Cups Camera Coffee Mug, $21.49
If your photography friend owns pretty much everything on this list, humor them with this coffee mug that literally looks like a camera lens.