Along with the fun and frolics of Christmas comes the not so fun necessity to fight with traffic, find parking, and navigate through hordes of shoppers...thinking about it, it's a little like The Walking Dead. Also, when it comes to gifts for photographers, online is now pretty much your only option, here in the UK anyway, I don't know if things are better elsewhere. With these issues in mind I've knocked up a list of gifts you could get the photographer in your life. They range in price to cover your budget, and/or your relationship with said photographer, from uncle knobhead to the person in your life who touches your fun stuff I've got it covered...that's right folks, a Peter Kay and That 70's Show reference in one sentence.
Anyway, on with the list...all laid out nicely for you in ascending order of price...
Camera Lens Coffee Cup - £5.29
Rocket Air Blower - £5.50Dust, the enemy of many a photographer...a Rocket Air Blower is a cheap and effective way of removing dust, making it a great, low cost gift...did I mention it looks like a rocket?
Ermmm, this doesn't really need much explaining...there are many novelty t-shirts around, from clever technical ones to downright silly ones, it all depends on your photographers sense of humour...I'm usually the dafter the better.
Stunning Digital Photography - £15.12
5 In 1 Reflector - £28.07Light, she can be an unruly mistress, especially natural light. At times it can be like herding sheep that have ADHD and are hopped up on sugar. One of the vast array of ways photographers can deal with this issue is a reflector, bouncing light where they need it...or reflecting it if you will. A 5 in 1 reflector gives the ability to not only bounce light, but also adjust it's temperature, it also has a removable centre which can be used to diffuse harsh light.
I should point out, the reflector isn't really applicable if the photographer only shoots landscapes!
Black Rapid RS-Sport Strap - £49.99
Wacom Tablet - £264.99
Now, this gift will vary from person to person, as will the price, the cameras and price above are what's on my wish list, sadly however, Santa's so broke that Rudolph's been repossessed. Most photographers are gear junkies, and will no doubt have a camera (or lens) they crave. Money permitting, surprising them with the gear they've longed for will no doubt blow their mind...only downside, as a non-photographer you'll have to try remember daft model numbers.
There you go folks, a few ideas for you. Obviously the list is only a guide, only you know your budget and the recipient's likes...FYI, I'd love anything off the list, just in case you wondered.