Affordable Gift Ideas for Photographer Boyfriend?

Affordable Gift Ideas for Photographer Boyfriend?

Gregory Han
Jul 2, 2010

Q: I'm in a very happy, but fairly new relationship with a gent who calls photography his favorite hobby. Strike that. Not a hobby, more like an obsession, but in a very good way I want to support. I don't really know all that much about what a "shutterbug" would want for their birthday, but his is coming around the corner and I'd appreciate any ideas. Any recommendations for this girl to give a photography-related gift around $100 or less?

Sent by Jessica

Editor - Jessica, here are ten gifts that may appeal to your boyfriend's love for the photographic arts. Some of the options are tech and hardware related, while others are just fun photography-themed gifts. In any case, your thoughtful choice is sure to impress your lucky man!

The SD Photo Album is a humorous take on the old fashioned photo album, with this one holding up to 60 4x6" photos. Pair is up with the wi-fi memory card below as a themed gift package.

The Canon 70-200mm Lens Coffee Mug Cup is modeled after the Canon 70-200mm L Series White Lens. Point and sip!

The Incase Carrying Case is a very smart looking weather resistant nylon padded case which stores a DSLR with an additional lens. The smart understated, but modern, appearance will appeal to the photographer with a sense of fashion.

Keep Calm and Snap On Prints is an obvious nod to the British Ministry of Information's "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters. The 13 x 19" matte archival stock prints are just $15/each, so they'd also work in multiples.

The Classic Camera Tie Tack would make an amusing complementary piece to this Video Tie Camera Kit. At least they couldn't say you didn't hint at what was up.

The Eye-Fi Connect X2 is a storage peripherals that helps photographers ditch the connection cable or card readers; transfer photos/videos from camera to computer via home Wi-Fi network thanks to built-in 802.11n speed. It will even organize your photos into date-based photos or send them directly to a designated site.

Rolleiflex Camera T-shirt will appeal to the photography buff with an interest in the "good ole days". They also happen to look great as a graphic, sure to make people pose and smile upon your appearance wearing one.

Ghost Camera Sculptures are handmade ceramic pieces fashioned after the Polaroid SX-70. The 5" long x 4" wide x 3.5" tall would make a great display piece or paperweight.

The Airstash, is a device we reported about earlier this year, which allows photographers to wirelessly share any of their files via a browser interface. In an age when everyone seems to have a Android or iPhone, sharing amongst friends simultaneously sans cables would likely make you the life of the party.

vision Camera Lens Bracelets are unisex fashioned accessories made from reused lens rings. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, with matching sterling silver film camera winder brooch.

And when all else fails, there's always "refreshments"!

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