’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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 II, Canon 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
By Nick Dautlich on 19/12/2022
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