I'm a coffee loving, travel-obsessed, twenty-something based out of Central Illinois. I'm lucky enough to make a living doing what I love - photographing people! I specialize in weddings (destination + local), senior portraits, + boudoir.
I LOVE giving gifts! Finding the perfect gift for the perfect person is exciting, but CAN prove challenging! For years now it’s been a bucket list item to share an official gift guide for creatives, photographers, or just plain entrepreneurs and this year it’s ACTUALLY happened!
These products are all either products I personally use and recommend OR products that may even be on my very own wish list this year. 😂 They vary in price (some may be larger items or stocking stuffers) but I hope you can find something that would be perfect for the creative mind or photographer in your life. * Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I may receive a small commission if you purchase that item from that link, but I wouldn’t share anything I don’t personally believe in (or want!) so it’s just a small bonus! 😉
I personally think everyone needs a pair of Blue Light Glasses. Not only can you get the cutest pair but it helped so much with preventing headaches from starting. I mean I do stare at a screen for HOURS ON END. These are the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who is looking at a screen all day! These are the exact ones I own, but I think I may need a clear pair!
The end all to be all watches. Lord have mercy I love my Apple Watch. I’m seriously on the go constantly and receiving notifications, phone calls, etc. has made my life a hell of a lot easier. I can talk to text like no other, talk on the phone and even put stuff on my calendar all from my wrist. Hello convenient. It has seriously saves me on wedding days! This gift is good for anyone, not just photographers! Best part, you can get the cutest bands for these!
My sister-in-law, Sam, got Brandon and I these one year for Christmas and we LOVE them! I have the camera and Brandon has a firefighter helmet, both things we love, obviously! Patent Prints are the perfect gift for someone’s office or even man cave! They’re in super nice matted frames and have them hanging up. The perfect subtle nod to something you love!
Waterproof NotePad….you’re probably thinking what the hell, why? Wellll do you have shower thoughts?! I do and let me tell you the minute I step out the shower the thoughts leave me!! Whether it is work stuff or things I need at the grocery store, why not write them down so you don’t forget!?
YES YES YES to Passport Wallets. They hold it all, literally!! We just went to Mexico and these were great. It held cards, cash, ID, passport, and boarding passes. Made going through the airport so much easier so we weren’t shuffling through the gobs of shit you need to fly. Also lets talk about the price….SO affordable! I have this specific one and brandon’s is a custom leather wallet similar to this one.
Every girl loves comfy cute Graphic Tees. This site is great! They come in multiple designs, sizes, and colors. These are a go-to must have. Dress them up or watch a movie on your couch. Seriously perfect for any occasion.
It is absolutely essential to have a quality camera strap! These Custom Camera Straps are great! I know I want something VERY reliable when it is carrying my baby (AKA my camera) and these are just that. Being able to customize them is even better. It adds a personal flare to something so essential to get the job done.
Business Workshops and Mentorships are something every photographer would appreciate. These are great to get new ideas, see what’s on the market, meet colleagues, and of course to learn new tricks! This is an invaluable gift that truly keeps on giving.
Memory Cards…..something you can never have too many of as a photographer! These are crucial and need to be changed out every so often to avoid a card from corrupting – so you can LITERALLY never have enough. 😉 Every year I stock up and I never regret it but thought it’s an obvious choice for stocking stuffers. Just make sure you get the correct card type and speed!! These are what I use for my camera.
Again, an essential if you ask me!! The Portable Charger is something great for traveling, being on the road and of course for those long wedding days! Most wedding days, you don’t have time to walk around a find an outlet, you can keep this in your bag because it is compact
We’ve all been that one place where we wish we brought our camera! Well I have a second best option because we always have our phones! The Moment Phone Case + Lenses make life a little easier! You can add the lens to the case!! How freaking cool is that!? These are a bit more expensive, but totally worth it!!
Calling all coffee/tea lovers!!! This is a must HAVE! The Ember Coffee Mug is a temperature controlling coffee mug from an app! The battery life lasts about an hour and a half. If you know an avid coffee/tea lover like myself, this is a GREAT gift that is so worth the price.
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