Are you looking for some ideas to make your photographer's day? We've created a list of out favorite gear that belongs in our bag but we almost never buy for ourselves. If you have any other ideas add them to the comments.
Gifts for Under $25
Promaster Crystal Touch Screen Protector $24.99
Just like the case for your iPhone these protectors are meant to get scratched up so your screen doesn't have to. Getting a new clean screen protector almost feels as good as getting a brand new camera.
Promaster Contour Strap $15.99
If you're carrying your camera all day there's nothing more important than feeling comfortable. And these straps have the added benefit of being a little more discrete than then camera brand's straps. Stay comfy and cool with the Promaster Contour Strap.
Delkin Reader 38 Multi-Card $14.99
As photographers we love shooting not downloading. Pick up a fast card reader to decrease your time waiting at the computer and increase your time doing what you love. With the multi card readers you can read any card even when you borrow a camera from uncle bob.
If you don't have a LENSPEN you're missing out. These little guys make it simple and easy to clean the finest lenses without leaving a scratch. With a retractible dust removal brush on one side and a dry cleaning element on the other, you're ready to deal with all the finger print and cake smudges the holidays will bring.
Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket $16.99
Life if easy when you only have one memory card for your camera. But then you decide to go on a big trip or your daughter decides to get married or you get a puppy (also a good xmas present BTW) everything starts to get crazy. Stay organized and don't lose those precious memories with the Pixel Pocket Rocket
Promaster Super Giant Blower $12.99
I know what you're thinking... My photographer already has a giant blower built in. But your mouth doesn't count! Whether you've got dust on your sensor, lens or anywhere in between, the giant blower is our first go to tool for getting rid of it. This little guy is among the most useful tools in a photographer bag because it doesn't fix one problem by creating another.
Gift for Under $50
Nikon Aculon T01 8x21 Binocular $39.99
Whether your out on a hike in Joshua Tree, walking along the cliffs in PV or watching the Lakers game these binoculars will come in handy. At less than 7 oz. these babies are meant to hide away until you need a better look at the whales swimming by.
Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer Starter Kit $39.99
A flash is just a flash until you start to learn how to use it. With the Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer Kit, you turn your flash into a light shaping, color changing device. If you haven't learned how to sculpt with light, there's a world of creativity waiting for you.
Storm Jacket Camera Cover $25 - $45
You don't need it till you need it. The Storm Jacket Camera Cover is an essential piece of gear when the unexpected happens. And these aren't just handy when you're hiking Machu Picchu. They're great for spray when you're out on the boat or scrambling on the cliffs.
Shady Sam LCD Magnifier $29.99
The Shady Sam Magnifier is a durable, flexible little magnifier to help you fine tune focus on your screen. In bright sunlight or when fine detail is important there's nothing more helpful than this little guy for the price.
Gifts for Under $100
Instax Mini 8 $69.99
If you have to ask...
Canon Selphy CP910 $99.99
The handiest dandiest little printer in all the land. Print from your iPhone, most wifi capable cameras, SD cards or your computer (if you're still into that sort of thing).
Hoodman Loupe 3.0 $79.99
For completely glare free viewing in the field pick up a Hoodman Loupe 3.0. With an adjustable diopter, strap and carrying case this loupe is the one you want when your serious about getting the picture.
Promaster Pro Clamper $69.99
If MacGyver could give birth to a piece of photo equipment this would be it. It clamps to almost any surface: thin, round or square. And it works as a tripod. If you don't know about MacGyver I'm sorry, he's amazing.
Phottix TR-90 Intervalometer Remote $52.99
We love this remote for star trails, light painting, night photography and time lapse photography. If you're camera has a built in intervalometer it is likely much trickier to use and wastes much needed battery power during all night shoots. There's really no substitute.
Black Rapid RS-7 Curve Strap $61.99
Did you really think we could make a gift guide without including a rapid strap? These straps are the most talked about accessory for photography since... well.. the lens. They're comfortable on your should and allow the camera to slide up the strap instead of the strap sliding down the back of your shoulder. They're fast, comfortable and allow the camera to sit just right.
So that's it for our list of gifts and stocking stuffers for photographers. If you see a piece of equipment that belongs on this list add it to the comments. You'r fellow photographers will thank you!