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 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.
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