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Gifts for photographers

’Tis the season to be jolly and spread some cheer and we’ve created this shopping guide for the most wanted gifts for photographers in 2022. Whether you’re looking for a quick stocking filler, a last minute big budget Christmas gift, or amazing photography gifts for someone special in your life, our guide highlights some of the best photography gifts you can buy in 2022.

Gifts for photographers Christmas 2022

Discover ideas for every budget and for anyone, whether they love taking portraits, landscapes, street photography and even gifts for YouTubers and vloggers. During the holiday season you’ll also find lots of these products featured in our Christmas and Boxing day sales, which means you can make someone very happy and save with our special offers!

Photography gift vouchers

Photography gift vouchers are one of the most popular ideas for any occasion. Your lucky recipient can spend them on anything they choose when shopping online and in our camera stores, which are packed with 1000s of new and used photo and video gear. Vouchers are available to suit every pocket from £5 up to £1000.

Stocking fillers (photography gifts under £50)

Fill a stocking with something they’ll absolutely love and be able to enjoy for the whole year ahead. Any enthusiast would love a ZEISS Lens Cleaning Kit, which can save hours of post processing time, or how about a memory card holder such as the Lowepro GearUp Memory Wallet. The Lowepro holds up to 20 cards and is perfect for helping even the most rushed creator to stay organised.

You can even get an LED light (or two) for less than £50, which are perfect for both photo and video recording. The Godox LED170 LED Video Light is extremely popular with good reason, and the Nanlite PavoBulb 10C RGBWW is simply amazing, as it features special lighting effects to enhance any scene.

LED lighting makes a great gift for photo and video creators

Best photography gifts under £100

We have a huge range of photo accessories for the photographer and creator in your life, with stacks of photography gifts under £100. Whether they take pictures, videos or vlogs, a Joby GorillaPod 3K PRO Kit Flexible Tripod is a superb mini tripod, which not only holds gear for hands-free shooting, but helps to capture otherwise impossible angles of virtually anything!

Anyone who receives the Tenba Axis V2 4L Top Loader camera bag would be thrilled. It holds a camera with lens attached up to 70-200mm f/2.8 and features MOLLE straps for accessorising with a lens capsule, battery pouches and memory card wallets. Staying with the camera bag theme, the vintage-style canvas Tenba Fulton V2 14L Backpack Tan/Olive is ideal for creators, thanks to rear gear access, an expandable roll top and 13-inch laptop compartment. Very nice indeed!

For the ultimate in lightweight carrying and a bag which can be used in three different ways, try the WANDRD ROAM Sling 3L Black, which holds a smaller camera, plus accessories. Sneak in a pair of tickets to Paris for a weekend and you’re all set!

For a budding smartphone content creator, why not give them the Rotolight Ultimate Vlogging Kit. It’s easy to use, quick to set up and will take their content to the next level with Rotolight’s award-winning ring light and mini desktop tripod.

Last but not least the Wacom Intuos Small (without BlueTooth) is a steal at the moment and really can help make magic happen for those who are drawing, painting and photo editing with their Mac or PC for the first time.

Mason Luxe photo frame from Aura

Best photography gifts under £250

If you have £250 available you can buy simply amazing photography gifts for a very lucky recipient. The award-winning Intuos Pro small makes the ideal gift for photo editing, digital sketching, professional graphics, illustrating and much more – and we simply can’t believe it costs less than £200 right now!

Digital photo frames are also incredibly popular and let you add photos and videos remotely, so you can load your latest creations onto the recipients screen for them, perfect for the grandparents, kids and friends! The Aura Mason Luxe 9.7 Inch Digital Photo Frame in Pebble and Sandstone can be used in either Landscape or Portrait and you get unlimited photo and video storage. Discover what a great present these make in our Aura Photo Frame review.

As any enthusiast will confirm, you can never have too many photography bags to suit different trips. The Tenba Axis V2 32L Backpack MultiCam Black will become an instant favourite as it’s made from military-grade fabric, has a hidden Apple AirTag/Tile Tracker pocket and fits mountains of different types of equipment, to suit virtually anyone.

Our last idea under £250, is the Benro Tortoise 03C Carbon Fibre Tripod with GX25 Ball Head Kit. This model is the lightest in the range, comes with the GX25 Low-Profile Dual Panoramic Ball head and packs some killer features, which we reviewed here.

An 8K video recorder? Yes please!

Gifts for videographers

If you’re looking for a present for the next YouTube sensation, a vlogger or simply as inspiration for someone to explore their creativity we’ve got you covered. Serious videographers who already have a powerful camera like the Canon EOS R6 Mark IICanon R5 and R5 C, would be blown away if they receive an Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDR Monitor-Recorder. It allows you to record limitless RAW footage at up to 8K/30p and 4K 120p in Apple ProRes, with dozens of tools to support pro film making.

Also from Atomos, the Shinobi 7, 4K HDMI HDR Photo And Video Monitor is an unbeatable gift idea for any type of creator. This monitor-only, has an ultra-bright daylight viewable 7-inch HDR screen, which helps to clearly show off their work and will wow anyone who finds this under the tree.

Any videographer would be overjoyed to discover the Manfrotto Element MII Video Monopod Kit under the tree this year. It comes with a Fluid Head and folds down small, making it the go-to monopod for hobbyist and travel video creators.

Give an action camera for Christmas

Action photography gifts

We can think of 100s of brilliant gift ideas for thrill-seeking recipients, which will bring them joy for many years to come, but to save you time, we’ve shortlisted the top three most-wanted action photo gifts for 2022.

  1. The Ricoh WG-6 Action Camera (Black) is a top of the range digital compact camera, perfect for holidays, action and adventure. It features a robust waterproof body with 20-metre underwater shooting and a multi-application Ring Light unit for underwater fun.
  2. DJI’s Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo is ideal for vlogging as well as capturing adventures wherever they lead. With two screens you can take selfies, record superb stabilised 4K/120fps videos and capture professional-looking timelapse, slow motion and loads of other content.
  3. Take to the skies with the DJI FPV Drone Combo With Goggles V2, which provides the ultimate adrenalin-fuelled first person view, while racing the drone at up to 87mph! They’ll also be able to capture 4K/60fps movies once they’ve finished thanking you for the best pressie ever.

The Polaroid Go will be an instant success

Gifts for analogue photography and film lovers

Film is enjoying a comeback as more creators enjoy film photography and the fun, which goes with processing film prints. Why not gift your film lover a Kodak Fun Flash disposable camera, some rolls of Ilford HP5 Plus 135x36 film or Polaroid I-Type Colour Film for instant cameras?

The Polaroid Go and Polaroid Now will be an instant success, and Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Evo Hybrid Instant Camera is not only incredibly easy to use, but fast and fun!

If your recipient prints their photos from digital files, a box of beautiful Art printer paper could be just what they’d love. Try a pack of A4 Hahnemuehle Photo Rag (308gsm) x25 Sheets for a fine art finish, or a 50 pack of A3 PermaJet Smooth Gloss (280gsm) 50 Pack if they have an A3+ photo printer.

Give a pair of binocular for winter wildlife

Presents for wildlife viewing, nature lovers and outdoor folk

Winter may not be top of everyone’s list for getting out into nature, however a pair of binoculars or a spotting scope for observation and taking photos of nature will inspire the outdoors-person in your life. We’ve selected five optics which make the perfect gift to suit any budget.

  1. The Pentax Jupiter Binoculars 8x40 binoculars make the perfect introduction to beginner nature viewing and are also the most compact and lightweight from the range, weighing just 735g.
  2. For just a few £££s more the Pentax Jupiter Binoculars 10x50 binocular adds a porro prism design, which makes them even better for dawn or dusk wildlife and nature viewing.
  3. Our final choice from Pentax is the Pentax VM 6x21 WP Monocular, which allows your recipient to take photos and videos of nature which they encounter and includes everything they need in a complete kit.
  4. Zeiss binoculars are synonymous with quality and for around £300 you can give a pair of ZEISS Terra ED 8x32 or (5) ZEISS Terra ED 8x42 Binoculars. Both of these deliver impeccable viewing, whilst being extremely robust, reliable and easy to use and make ideal all-around sets of binoculars.

Gifts for creatives

We hope that you’ve found the perfect present in this guide for someone creative in your life. Arguably the easiest and most versatile is a photography gift voucher, as it allows them to choose precisely what they most want, but you’ll also find 1000s of products to suit every budget online and in our stores this Christmas.

Happy shopping, Happy holidays and we thank every customer for helping to make Park Cameras such an inspiring place to fuel our passion for creativity.

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By Nick Dautlich on 19/12/2022

Trade in your old equipment

Fast and easy trade in service ensures your old gear is collected efficiently and you are paid quickly! It's very simple to trade in your unwanted photography gear. Just head over to our dedicated Sell or Part Exchange page, fill out the details, and we'll get back to you with an offer for your old gear. Take the cash, or put it towards the cost of your new gear. It's up to you! Find out more