Photography Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & More

15/12/2020 6:22 am

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


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

Photography gift ideas for the travel bug:

The Lumix TZ90 is a portable, pocket-friendly digital camera perfect for anyone wanting to try their hand at travel photography. With a huge 30x optical zoom, you can capture every last detail with crystal clarity, whether you’re shooting ancient ruins or seaside vistas. 


The built-in image stabilisation means there’s no need to lug around a tripod: Your travel bug friend can travel light and still 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 makes composing images in bright lighting conditions like a Santorini beach or a Morrocan dessert easy.

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

The Canon EOS M50 is a portable Mirrorless body with a 24.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 4K video recording, a feature that was a first for a Canon Mirrorless camera upon release. This camera is perfect for a first serious camera, as it is incredibly easy to use but it still has all of the features for a photographer to grow, and to capture great quality results while they are doing so.

The EOS M50 has both an electronic viewfinder and a tilting LCD screen, with the latter being perfect for getting the winning shot over the top of crowds of other travellers, while the touch-screen functionality of the LCD will be familiar to those coming from a smartphone background. WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity are available in this camera, which encourages creative shooting and allows travel snaps to be quickly shared with loved ones.

Photography gift ideas for the foodie:



The Sony Z-V1 is an advanced compact camera with a large 20.1MP 1-inch sensor, which can produce high-quality photos and videos in any lighting conditions, such as a romantic and dimly-lit restaurant. Sony’s advanced SteadyShot image stabilisation assures photos are free from blur, while the 4K resolution allows for smooth footage and cinematic cooking videos.

Ideal for content creators on-the-go, the Sony Z-V1 features a versatile side-tilting LCD screen, which also happens to be touch-sensitive, and a high-quality directional microphone for producing premium audio to match your video. This full-featured compact camera from Sony can be customised for an even better user experience, with an accessory shoe, external microphone input, and compatibility with the vlogging-friendly VPT2BT grip.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies



The Phottix Nuada 10 LED ring light provides soft and even light, which is perfect for capturing detailed close-up shots. Smartphone users will be able to bring out the full potential of their cameras, for live-streams, TikToks, vlogs and macro photography shots of the mouth watering foods that they are devouring.


Lightweight and portable, the Phottix Nuada LED ring light is foldable so it can easily be stowed away in your backpack or handbag as you travel between cafes. The 10 LED lights provide good illumination, which is dimmable for creative purposes. Included in this kit are a table-top light stand, mini tripod, and a cold shoe adaptor for using microphones and other accessories in your vlogging kit.

Photography gift ideas for the hiker:


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.

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


For surveying the stunning views on the horizon, all hikers need a suitable pair of Binoculars in their kit. The Nikon WP 10x21 Aculon Binoculars are a compact and lightweight pair, which provide clear and detailed views, thanks to their 10x magnification, 21mm objective lenses, and multi-layer coated optics.


These Nikon Binoculars are perfect for use in all kinds of outdoor conditions, as they are housed in a non-slip rubber coating, and they also feature a waterproof and fog-free design. Focusing is quick and easy, without the viewer taking their eyes from the Binoculars, while the single-hinge design allows these Binoculars to fold to a travel-friendly size when not in use.

Photography 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



The Panasonic Lumix G100 is the ideal Mirrorless camera for vlogging. As well as stunning 4K video recording, this camera can record high-end audio, so you can be heard clearly as well as seen - this is thanks to the OZO audio which makes use of 3 built-in microphones and can capture 360-degree surround sound.


The 20.3MP Micro Four Thirds sensor of the Lumix G100 does not have a low pass filter, which increases the clarity and sharpness of the images recorded. Whether you shoot stills, videos, or a good mix of both, this camera will impress with its blur-free results, which is a result of the built-in 5-Axis stabilisation. Classic eye level composition is available with this camera’s EVF, while the tilting and touch-sensitive LCD screen is best for selfies and handheld video recording.

Photography gift ideas for the adventurer:




No adventurer’s kit is complete without a GoPro, which can record evidence of the thrill-seeking action that they could previously only boast about - the latest release is this Hero 9 Black. This pocket-size action cam features a new 23.6MP image sensor, with which it can capture pristine stills and 5K videos. Both stills and videos benefit from the camera’s smooth and steady HyperSmooth 3.0 stabilisation.


The GoPro Hero 9 is not just tough, but also versatile enough for modern content creation. It features 3 microphones with wind reduction, as well as the ability to add many mods for improving the audio and lighting quality of your vlogs. The GoPro Hero 9 can also function as a webcam, with the ability to Live Stream in Full HD 1080p.

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers, Travel Bugs & Foodies



The Joby GripTight Action features a universal GoPro-style pin, so an action-cam can be quickly and easily mounted and positioned to achieve the best view. Not just for action cams, this product includes the Joby Griptight, which is suitable for most smartphones. Finding the right spot to survey the action is simple with this accessory, as the popular GorillaPod legs can act as a standard mini tripod, or wrap tightly around a pole or similar surface.


The ball and socket head of this Joby product is perfect for quick and accurate adjustments to framing, while adventurers are out in the field with their mind on action. Locking lever clamps keeps devices safe from harm, while the included Bluetooth remote is ideal for POV videos and selfies - users can jump in front of the lens and call action when the time is right.

There’s something for everyone

A present is always better when it’s personal. The next time you need to pick a gift for your favourite photographer, consider choosing something that complements their other hobbies, whether this is hiking, vlogging, or cooking.

For expert advice and to shop our wide range of cameras and photography gear, head into your local Ted’s store. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, explore our round up of the best affordable photography accessories now!


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