2020 Holiday Gifts for Photographers

There’s no better time than now to wrap up that holiday shopping! Check out our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Photographers to discover that perfect present, and snag a stocking stuffer (or two). So let's get started! 

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ProGrade Digital Memory Cards

Ask any photographer what it is they really want, and “more memory” will definitely be in their top 10. ProGrade Digital Memory cards make the perfect little present. Featuring a high storage capacity of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, these cards take advantage of the UHS-II bus to support maximum read speeds of 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of 250 MB/s. Well-suited for RAW photos and rapid-fire bursts, these cards are UHS-II/V90 compatible, but may be used in devices that don’t support that interface, albeit at slightly diminished speeds. Built for extreme conditions, these cards from ProGrade withstand temperatures from -13°F to 185°F, are shockproof and x-ray proof, and a built-in write protect switch helps safeguard content from being erased.

Shimoda Designs Action X30 Backpack

Got an outdoor adventure photographer on your list? The Action X30 Backpack from Shimoda Designs will make the perfect travel companion. Built to withstand the weather while still providing easy access to gear, this roll-top, low-profile pack accommodates most mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Heavy duty compression straps allow for attachment of skis, poles or other outdoor gear, and a removable helmet strap is perfect for securing a bike, ski or mountaineering helmet.

Hoya NXT Plus HMC Circular Polarizer

A must-have filter for every photographer, the Hoya NXT Plus HMC Circular Polarizer dramatically reduces reflections from shiny surfaces, such as water and glass, revealing hidden texture, color and detail. Hoya’s high-quality polarized glass features a waterproof top coat, making it easy to wipe away dirt, smudges and water. Ten layers of proprietary anti-reflection multi-coatings enhance contrast, color and sharpness. Mounted in a slim, precision-milled aluminum frame, these filters are lightweight and accommodate additional filters or a lens cap when the camera is not in use. Available in the following sizes:

  • 37mm
  • 40.5mm
  • 43mm
  • 46mm
  • 49mm
  • 52mm
  • 55mm
  • 58mm
  • 62mm
  • 67mm
  • 72mm
  • 77mm
  • 82mm

G-Technology 4TB USB-C Hard Drive

Storage space is the gift that keeps on giving! Make your gift of space truly stylish and rugged with the G-Technology 4TB USB-C Hard Drive. This all-terrain external drive is constructed with triple-layer shock resistance and is made up of an aluminum enclosure, rubber bumper, and internal shock mounts that can withstand up to 1000 pounds of pressure and drops of up to almost 4 feet. This drive is also IP54-rated, providing protection against dust, sand, and rain. And if you think the exterior is impressive, this drive boasts a 4TB capacity with data transfer speeds of up to 135 MB/s. It’s compatible with Windows and Mac straight out of the box, and uses a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C interface, and no external power adapters are required. Includes USB Type-C to Type-C and USB Type-C to Type-A cables.

Peak Design Carbon Fiber Tripod

The Peak Design Carbon Fiber Tripod features a 20-pound load capacity but folds down to only 15.5 inches, making it a perfect travel companion for the photographer on-the-go. This beautifully designed tripod weighs only 2.8 pounds and has an adjustable height range of 5.5 inches to 60 inches. The five-section aluminum leg cams can be released simultaneously for quick deployment, and simply reversing the center column gets great ground-level shots. An ergonomic ball head with lockable adjustment rings provides omnidirectional movement as well as fast, sturdy locking. The ball head’s quick release system is compatible with all Peak Design standard plates as well as most Arca-type plates.

Stocking Stuffers

And if you’re feeling truly generous this year, why not add on one of these great stocking stuffers? After all, good things do come in small packages!

Memory Card Cases

Keep memory cards secure and organized with a memory card case from Think Tank. The Pixel Pocket Rocket comes in two sizes and stores either four or 10 cards. They attach easily to a bag (or you!) and also feature a built-in business card holder for easy identification. If your favorite photographer tends to be tough on their gear, go for a Pelican memory card case. With options for both CF and SD cards, these cases are constructed of polycarbonate resin, features a water-resistant seal and a shock-absorbing liner for extra protection.


Keep fingers from freezing when shooting outdoors, but still keep them functional with Thinsulate gloves from Freehands. These industry-leading gloves feature windproof/waterproof back as well as a full Thinsulate lining. This is the #1 photography glove. It features a windproof/waterproof back and a full Thinsulate lining for warmth. The finger cap edges are reinforced for durability and overlap when closed for maximum warmth. The stretch around the thumb on the palm side has been reinforced, making for a better fit. These gloves also feature a digital palm patch for increased gripping power, as well as magnetically secured, fold-back fingertips.

Lens Cleaning Spray

Everyone appreciates a nice, clean camera! Photo Clear Lens Treatment Fluid delivers serious cleaning power, even on heavier residue, while resisting static, dust, and fogging. Packaged in a shatterproof, non-aerosol bottle, each one-ounce Photo Clear Lens Treatment Fluid is good for more than 300 applications.

UV Filters

Available in a variety of sizes, B+W UV Haze Filters block invisible UV light during shooting, which can cause blur or even an unwanted blue cast. Each glass surface is vacuum-coated with anti-reflection coating, helping to prevent internal ghosting and reflections. The high-quality brass mount features a front accessory thread and can accommodate lens hoods or additional filters.

Instant Cameras

Instant cameras make a great gift for photographers of all ages. Compact-sized and easy-to-use, these film-based cameras also act as printers, so that images can easily be shared. Pick up a couple extra boxes of film, and the photographer on your list can start shooting right away. One of favorites include the Fujifilm INSTAX Square SQ6.

Gift Cards

And if you’re still stumped on which gift to give, a pictureline gift card in any amount makes the perfect present.


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