The Best Gift Ideas for Photographers of All Ages

17/12/2020 7:56 am

One of the best things about photography is its wide appeal. Whether you’re a young hobbyist or a seasoned photographer, the joy of capturing the perfect still image is neverending.


At Ted’s Cameras, we believe in nurturing a love for photography at every age and any opportunity. If you’re celebrating an occasion with the photography enthusiast in your life and need gift ideas for photographers, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for your mum, dad, brother, sister, or the whole clan, we’ve got something for everyone, from the best compact and instant cameras, to DSLRs, lenses, and binoculars. 


To help you find the perfect gift that will inspire and delight photographers at any age, here are our top gift recommendations for children, teens, parents, and the whole family to share and enjoy:

Photography gift ideas for kids:

While most people agree that digital photography changed things for the better, there is no denying that film photography is experiencing a new wave of popularity. As well as an undeniable aesthetic which is hard to mimic with digital devices, film cameras are popular due to their simplicity, retro-charm and budget price.


The Harman reusable 35mm film camera is the perfect first foray into the world of film. Its small size and ease of use make it perfect for a child who is discovering photography for the first time. With its fixed focal length lens, fixed focus and push-button flash, you only need to point and shoot to capture great images with this compact film camera.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family




With many kids having their own smartphone these days, it only makes sense that they should put it to use for more creative purposes. The Apexel 10-in-1 lens kit encourages this creativity by providing a multitude of different angles and fields of view for your kid to explore as they take photos.


Compatible with most smartphones, this easy-to-use and travel-friendly accessory kit opens the door to specialist photographic applications. There are landscape-ready wide angle lenses, wildlife suitable telephoto options and much much more. This is a perfect stepping stone before you splash out on a dedicated camera.

Photography gift ideas for teens & young adults:

The Fuji Instax LiPlay is the perfect mix of retro and modern. Coming in a handy compact size, your teens will love taking this along to parties or on family trips. The LiPlay lets you create exciting instant prints anytime, anywhere, in as little as 12 seconds - so the whole family can experience the joy of instant photography. The camera works on a lithium rechargeable battery, which means there’ll be no time fussing around at the store when you run out of juice.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

Tech-savvy teens will especially love the LiPlay’s unique audio recording feature, which allows users to record sound clips and attach them to instant prints in the form of QR codes. If you have any smartphone-using teenagers in your family (let’s face it, who doesn’t?), this camera is a no brainer. But if you’re after something a bit more old school, explore our pick of the top 5 instant cameras here.

Ideal for the blossoming student photographer, the Canon EOS 200D Mark II is a great beginner-friendly DSLR. Its easy-to-use features are paired with a guided display mode, meaning that anyone can start creating beautiful, professional-looking images straight out of the box.

This is a wonderful Christmas present for anyone looking to learn the ropes without being disheartened or overwhelmed. Even better, there’s plenty of room to grow: the 24.1MP stills and 4K Videos ll keep users happy for a long time, so there won’t be any need to upgrade soon. Your knowledge-hungry teen will also have the option of learning the manual side of photography with the 200D Mark II, when they feel comfortable doing so, and there are a wide-range of EOS lenses available if they discover a specific type of photography that they are most passionate about.

Photography gift ideas for mums and dads:




With the Nikon Z50, Nikon has introduced its premium Z mirrorless system to a beginner audience, which makes this camera perfect for mums and dads who want to capture brilliant photos and videos of their family, without any fuss. The Nikon Z50 features an 20MP APS-C sized image sensor, which as well as delivering great image quality and 4K videos, has allowed Nikon to keep this camera as portable and lightweight as possible - it is a great option if travel is on the cards in the near future.


This easy-to-use full-featured mirrorless camera from Nikon can keep up with kids and grandkids as they play, thanks to its fast autofocus system and 11 frames per second continuous shooting rate, and it is also selfie-friendly due to its 3.2-inch tilting LCD screen.




The DJI Osmo Pocket 2 Gimbal is custom-made for content creation, so if your mum and dad tend to share every moment on their favourite social media platform, they are sure to love this product. The Osmo Pocket 2 is both portable and powerful, fitting snugly in a jacket pocket when not in use, and unleashing 4K video and high-quality stills whenever the user is ready to fire.


As is the case with all DJI products, this wonderful product features word-class movements and stabilisation. This 3-axis stabilised gimbal camera can pan and tilt to achieve the most cinematic shot, while the inclusion of ActiveTrack 3.0 means any unintended movement is countered for, resulting in smooth and steady footage of your family’s most memorable moments.

Photography gift ideas for the whole family to share:


If you plan to spend some time as a family at the pool or beach this summer, you can’t go wrong with an underwater camera, like the Fujifilm XP140. This camera is tough enough to tag along with the most outdoorsy and adventurous family, thanks to being waterproof to 25m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C, dustproof, and shockproof to 1.8m. These features also give you the freedom of letting the smaller, clumsier hands of the family have a turn taking shots too.


The Fujifilm XP140 holds its own as a compact digital camera, thanks to a 16.4MP CMOS sensor, 4K video capture and a versatile 5x optical zoom lens to help you frame it all.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family




The Fuji Instax MiniLink printer allows you to experience the joy and wonder of instant photography, from the comfort of your own smartphone, and seeing as everyone has a smartphone these days - this is a product that the whole family can enjoy!


Up to 5 phones can connect to this device at one time, making it the life of the party, while with a print time of around 12 seconds no one will become bored or distracted. As it weighs just 200 grams, you won’t be tempted to leave the Fuji MiniLink printer at home as you travel. Plus, its compatibility with the wide range of Instax mini films and accessories means this device will always provide a fresh and exciting perspective to display your favourite happy snaps.

Give the gift of a life-long hobby

Photography is a hobby that can be enjoyed at any stage of life, even without fancy equipment or professional gear. Our picks of photography gift ideas will help your loved ones unearth their hidden talents and potentially discover a hobby they’ll love for life.

For more photography gift ideas, check out our blog or head into your local Ted’s store for some expert advice today!


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