The Best Gift Ideas for Photographers of All Ages

24/01/2020 1:38 PM

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:


The Tasco 10x25 binoculars are the perfect affordable, useful addition to any aspiring young adventure photographer’s bag. Compact and lightweight, they’re well-suited for curious kids who love to walk, run, and explore all day. The feather-light build makes these binoculars especially comfortable for children to carry around for long periods of time.

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

With this handy kit, even the smallest shutterbug can become a pro at taking snaps and shooting video on a smartphone. The Black Eye 3-in-1 drastically improves the usability of smartphone cameras with its fisheye, wide and macro combo lenses, and creates quirky images kids will love. It transforms phones in seconds: Your kids can simply clip it over a phone lens and get snapping. This is a great present to help your family discover hidden talents, or figure out what type of photography they are interested in, before buying a proper camera.


Photography gift ideas for teens & young adults:


The Fuji Instax LiPlay isthe 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 is a no brainer. 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 1500D is a great beginner-friendly DSLR. Its easy-to-use features are paired with a built-in guide, meaning that anyone can start creating beautiful, professional-looking images straight out of the box.

This is a wonderful present for anyone looking to learn the ropes without being disheartened or overwhelmed. Even better, there’s plenty of room to grow: The 24MP stills and Full HD videos will keep users happy for a long time, so there won’t be any need to upgrade soon.


Photography gift ideas for mums and dads:


If you know someone who loves capturing high-quality home videos of their loved ones, then this is the gift for them. This easygoing gadget allows users to improve the performance of their smartphone camera in seconds, without needing a new camera or complicated video setup.

True to its name, the Moza Mino S features a compact, lightweight design that translates into unmatched portability and makes it perfect for Saturday sports, family birthdays or holiday adventures. Better yet, the quick and easy set-up means family photographers will never miss a magic moment.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

Help mum, dad, grandma or grandpa capture treasured family memories in stunning high quality. Offering continuous shooting and Full HD video, the Nikon D5600 ensures every precious detail will be captured in vibrant colour and high resolution. The WiFi enabled camera is also perfect for the social media savvy, and can be paired with Nikon’s SnapBridge app to enable instant online image sharing.

Top Tip: If your family member is new to photography, they can book into one of our beginner camera classes and bring their new D5600 for a full rundown on its many capabilities.


Photography gift ideas for the whole family to share:


The Nikon Coolpix W300 is great for the outdoorsy, adventurous family. Its shockproof qualities mean there’s no need to worry about smaller hands having a play and accidentally dropping the camera, while the waterproof to 30m  capabilities are ideal for summer holidays by the pool or at the beach.

The Coolpix W300 is also great for families with older children who bond through their love of action and adventure. This camera can handle extremes of weather and is dustproof, making it our number one pick for family camping weekends.

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

From the moment you get it out of the box, the Instax SQ6 will be sure to deliver fun for the whole family. An easy to use camera suitable for all ages, this camera will let parents rediscover the joys of instant photography from their childhood and delight kids witnessing it for the first time. With a selfie mode and mirror, you’ll be snapping cute or hilarious family group shots in no time.

The Instax SQ6 will also take you on a trip down memory lane, with a classic square image format that makes great mementos or timeless decorations for the family fridge. Your whole clan will love messing around with this during family gatherings and sharing instant prints with no need for a computer, or a trip to a photo lab, in sight!


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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