2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers - Under $100

Christmas is just around the corner!! That means it is time to start thinking about gift giving, what you are going to buy that special loved one, and then buying gifts!

I have put together a selection of the best gifts to help make your holiday season a little less stressful.

This hand picked assortment features the best gifts under $100 for the photographer or the photography lover.

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Photographer:

Under $100


1. A good photography book :

So there are a few different Photography books that I love. For landscapes it is hands down the Landscape Photography On Location by Thomas Heaton.

For Portraits it is Boudoir Photography Cookbook by Jennifer Rozenbaum. This book is great not only for Boudoir, but for posing and understanding how to pose women.

2. External Hard Drive:

I personally think the more memory the better. Now days our digital files are huge and the space fills up fast. I personally like the 1 TB Passports.

3. Battery Packs / Portable Chargers:

The worst thing that can happen to a photographer is you run out of battery. Whether that be your phone battery or your camera battery. You are sitting there, on location, with a beautiful scene in front of you, and then the red battery symbol starts blinking. Your heart sinks, you begin to become frantic, but that isn't needed when you have a battery pack on hand!

Check out many different options here.

4. Monitor Color Calibration

If your monitor isn't calibrated your colors will be completely off. I mean your skin tones will be bright orange when you print the image even though they look beautiful on your screen. These are essential. I have heard good things about the Spyder but that one was almost $200. I ended up choosing the ColurMunki which has worked awesome for under $100.

5. Creative Live Classes

In today's world of technology things are always changing. Whether you are brand new to photography or you are a professional, continuing education is important. These classes range from $19 to $300+.

Find photography classes here.

6. Peak Design gear

I am seriously obsessed with all things Peak Design. All there things are high quality and just make life easier. My all time favorite is the Peak Design Clip for $60. This thing is amazing for backpacking and adventuring.

Check out all peak design gear here.

7. Camera Strap

Growing up, my mom would make me camera straps almost every year. Actually, she would do it whenever I asked, or whenever she found an awesome fabric. Talk about lucky! I was always so excited to switch up my camera strap and have a different style. Then I could change it out whenever I felt like having a little bit of a different vibe. It was awesome! So I know that alot of people do not have this luxury. Let's just say my mom is extra ordinarily creative and awesome at all things. So, if your special someone is anything like me, they will looovveeee a camera strap. Typically photographers just keep the same boring black camera strap on their camera (you know the one that came with the camera) and never buy a special one for themselves. There are so so many neat handmade camera straps for under $50.


8. SD Cards

Again, the more memory the better. SD cards only last a certain amount of time, and photographers are constantly needing it. My personal favorite is the SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB.

9. Landscape prints to decorate your home:

Photographers need inspiration and not just their own photographs. I have many different photographers images hanging on my walls and it inspires me to get better and get outside to shoot.

You can always find my Images for sale here.

10. Rocket Air Blaster

This thing is seriously amazing especially for mirrorless cameras like my Sony. I love this thing as it cleans your sensor with no touch and at under $10 it is a no brainer.

Get yours here.


11. Fujifilm Instax mini 9 Instant Film Camera

My very first camera was an instant film camera. These are amazing. You take the picture and BOOM there it is in your hands, printed right there! It is amazing. These come in at under $100; however, if you get the full package it is $110 .


12. Lens coffee cup

Ok so I just think these are the coolest! If you love coffee and photography then this is like two of the best things combined and under $30 !

13. An Awesome Coffee Cup

So photographers work long hours! We stay up late for sunset and star images, but then we get up early for sunrise images. This means coofffeeeeee!!! Coffee is seriously a must. One of my favorite coffee cups is this one:

Plus it is a small business company 100% made in the USA!

14. Joby Gorilla Pod

These are just fun! They make it possible to have a tripod anywhere and for under $50 I am obsessed. This was actually my very first tripod and It was awesome. It will grip tree branches, sit on the ground, hang from a railing, and so much more :)

Check it out here.

15. Of course a Bessie Young Photography Gift Card ;)


This list is meant to help you all with your gift giving this holiday season. Hopefully it makes it easy and you can now relax and enjoy the holidays a little more.

Merry Christmas!


Maker sure to check out the other gift guides here:

 $100 - $500 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers

$500++ Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers


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