Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

15/11/2019 8:15 AM

Does your girlfriend love hiking? Is your dad a massive foodie? Is your husband a total travel bug? If you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for your friends and family members with specific interests, Ted’s has got a range of DSLRs, instant cameras, GoPros and monopods to match a range of hobbies, from the great outdoors to cooking to vlogging. 


Check out our top Christmas gift ideas for the hobbyists in your life below:

Christmas gift ideas for the travel bug:

The Lumix TZ90 is a portable, pocket-friendly digital camera perfect for anyone with a bit of wanderlust. With a huge 30x optical zoom, you can capture everything from wide landscape images to distant details - ideal for snapping stunning travel photography on the road, from ancient ruins to seaside vistas. 


The built-in image stabilisation means there’s no need to lug around a tripod - your travel bug friend will return home from their trip with high-quality stills and smooth 4K videos to share. The TZ90’s tilting touch-sensitive LCD screen makes it easy to capture selfies and group shots with ease, while the EVF will help them compose images in bright, harsh lighting conditions - like a beach in Santorini, or a Morrocan desert.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies
Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

Compact and lightweight, with a high-resolution 32MP APS-C sensor, the M6 Mark II will capture stunning travel photography with ease. Your travel bug buddy will love the fast 14 FPS continuous shooting, allowing them to capture multiple images of each subject and choose the best one later on. 


The 4K 30p video recording will ensure no memorable moment goes unmissed, while 3-inch articulating touch-LCD screen makes for easy framing and spectacular selfies. The M6 Mark II also features a removable EVF, so the user can experience eye-level shooting when needed - or they can take it off for maximum portability when not in use. Whether it’s stills or videos, this camera is more than capable of going the extra mile on a travel adventure.

Christmas gift ideas for the foodie:

Do you know someone who loves food almost as much as they love posting photos of food? Then don’t go past the Sony A6400. This mirrorless camera is great for stills and videos alike, with a high-quality APS-C format image sensor that’s even excellent in low light - perfect for snapping candlelit dinners. 


Foodie vloggers will get plenty of use from the 4K resolution video, mic input, and 180-degree tilting LCD screen, which will ensure their latest videos and images turn out just as good as the dish itself!

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

The ultra-lightweight and portable Cube Air is an ideal lighting accessory for lovers of food and content creators alike. The high-quality even output of light will improve the stills and video quality of any camera. 


A colour temperature of 5600k will ensure an attractive, natural-looking light quality, so your loved one can light up any dish they desire, anytime! The Cube Air also features a tripod thread that users can mount to a tripod or mini tripod for flexibility, while Bluetooth control makes snapping stunning suppers all the more easy.

Christmas gift ideas for the hiker:

Lightweight and portable, hiking enthusiasts will love taking the SportStar EX on every outdoor adventure they tackle - it’s light enough to hang around their neck comfortably, and small enough to sit safely in their jacket pocket. Boasting a versatile viewing feature-set of 10x magnification and 25mm objective lenses, every mountain range and shining lake photograph will come out looking crisp and fresh. The protective rubber armour coating makes the Sportstar a tough, rugged model that’s well protected from bumps, and slip-free in rainy weather. It’s also water and fog-proof - so there’s no need to rush for cover at the first sight of rain.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies
Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

This compact and lightweight monopod is an ultra handy, versatile accessory that not only stabilises your camera, but can also be used for extra support while hiking, with a non-slip rubber foot at the bottom and comfortable soft rubber handle to grip onto.


While folding to a manageable 47cm, this monopod opens up to a respectable 140cm for flexible shooting options. The 4KG max payload means that when it comes time to snap some images, this monopod can handle a huge range of photographic gear and provides great support for capturing sharper images.


If your loved one is a nature lover, this monopod can be particularly handy for providing steadier, more comfortable shooting when using a long telephoto lens - perfect for wildlife photography.

Christmas gift ideas for the social butterfly:

This portable printer, weighing only 200 grams, is the perfect companion for any social butterfly. You can send photos from a smartphone to the Mini Link in an instant via Bluetooth - and connect up to 5 smartphones simultaneously! Using images from connected devices, the Mini Link prints quickly (in as little as 12 seconds) and can print up to 100 photos on a single charge. This is an incredibly cool, convenient way to create fun, spontaneous prints with family and friends at parties, picnics, pubs and more.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies
Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

The RX100 Mark 7 is a high-quality digital compact camera that will fit easily into the backpack or handbag of a busy social butterfly. With a 1-inch 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor and versatile 8x optical zoom lens tilting LCD screen, mic input and 4K resolution video, this is an ideal compact camera for anyone who loves vlogging. 


You can even pair this compact camera with a specialised handheld grip for best results on the go. If the social butterfly in your life sees a future as a social media influencer, the RX100 Mark 7 is a great way for them to explore this avenue with a compact kit.

Christmas gift ideas for the adventurer:

GoPro continues to be the leader of the action cam market with the Hero 8 10m waterproof model - with no additional housing for an extra pocket-friendly experience. The Hero 8 features improved image stabilisation that renders even the bumpiest of rides with incredible smoothness, all captured in 4K 60p video top-resolution.


Whether they’re white water rafting or snowboarding, users can enjoy playing back their fast-paced adventures in spectacular slow-motion with the 8x Slo-Mo feature.  The built-in mounting fingers of the Hero 8 means using GoPro’s extensive accessory collection is now even easier.


If your hands are busy surfing, riding or skiing, the GoPro Hero 8 can be operated via voice control, using 14 voice commands - and if you really want to get the most out of the GoPro Hero 8, you can add the Media mod for additional external mics, LED lights and an extra display for maximum results.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies

This versatile telepod is designed to enhance the shooting possibilities of keen content creators and vloggers in particular.The Griptight mounts a range of devices weighing up to 1KG, with a mount for smartphones, a tripod mount and a GoPro compatible mount. 


Social media lovers can use this as a mini tripod or telescoping tripod, or as a comfortable hand grip for filming adventure selfies. The long reach helps you frame portraits with ease, as well as see over crowds and other obstacles to capture exciting scenes like concerts. With a Bluetooth remote included, your social butterfly will love the ability to stop and start video recordings without fumbling with camera controls.

Something for everyone

A present is always better when it’s personal. At Ted’s, we have a wide range of gifts to suit a whole array of hobbies, interests and skill levels - so check out our Christmas Gift Guide for more ideas, or head into your local Ted’s store for some expert advice today.


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