Finding the perfect gift can be very frustrating and there’s nothing special about giving simply for the sake of gift-giving if the gift isn’t useful to the recipient.

However, things become easy when you know the likes, hobbies, and wants of a person. You can easily narrow down your search to the things that will excite them the most.

When buying gifts for photographers & filmmakers, you know exactly what their interests are – EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING RELATED TO VISUAL STORYTELLING.

Therefore in this listicle (list-based article), we’ve come up with a carefully curated list of photography and videography-related products that you can buy and gift to a photographer or a filmmaker.

All products featured in this listicle are independently selected by us. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

1. Shoulderpod Open Box S2 – The Handle Grip

A professional tool and a perfect gift for creative photographers and filmmakers.

The S2 is a portable high-quality grip for holding any smartphone camera professionally.

It securely holds any mobile device thanks to its adjustable mechanism and wide rubber pads.

Features

  • Tripod Mount: Designed to fit any smartphone model thanks to its adjustable mechanism
  • Filmmaker Handle: Mount the wooden handle and the wrist strap and hold your smartphone camera comfortably and securely for taking steady videos and pictures.
  • Traveller Stand: Stands on its own in landscape or portrait mode so you can use it as a tripod even when you don’t have one.

2. Peak Design Slide Lite Strap

This Strap is a limited release collaboration between Peak Design and Fujifilm available exclusively at Moment.

The Slide Lite is perfectly suited for mirrorless and light DSLR cameras and can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap.

Your Photographer or Filmmaker friend will be more than happy to receive this as a gift.

Features

  • Seatbelt-style nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode.
  • Dual quick-adjusters provide instant access and easy reconfiguration.
  • Unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and dual points of connection keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps.

3. Moment Rugged Camera Accessories Case

Shooting photos & video requires more than just a camera. This camera accessories case by Moment is a simple, protective carrying solution that allows you to pack your essential kit for any shooting session.

Its compact design allows you to slide it right into your pack or travel bag, while its hard shell, padded interior, and weatherproof construction keep your gear safe from harsh impacts and nasty weather.

This case is a perfect gift for photographers and filmmakers who like traveling to all ends of the earth in search of epic shots,

The standard case fits extra batteries, mounts, filters, cables, and chargers. The large case fits drones, microphones, lights, gimbals, batteries, and anything else you might need.

No matter which size you choose, this Rugged Camera Accessories Case is small enough to fit in any camera bag and rugged enough for all conditions.

Features

  • Bonded hard-shell construction.
  • Weatherproof tarpaulin and water-resistant zippers.
  • Padded interior and divider walls.
  • Secure interior storage pockets for SD cards, filters, and cables.
  • Low profile grab handle and lash points for easy carry and tie down.

4. Peak Design Cuff Wrist Strap

This Cuff Strap is engineered to hold 200 pounds along with the brand’s latest V4 Anchor system.

None of our wrists are that strong and none of our cameras weigh that much, so we’re taking their word for it.

There are two ways to mount this strap securely to any camera. Use the provided anchor links to attach your strap to the side of your camera or the provided 1/4″ 20 brackets to mount to the bottom.

And it’s not just for cameras, it can be connected to binoculars, GoPros, rangefinders, tools, and more.

Features

  • Diameter when open: 9.7 cm (3.82 in), but easily fits hands 5+ inches wide
  • Diameter when cinched: 4.5 cm (1.75 in)
  • Width: 19 mm (0.75 in)
  • Seatbelt-style nylon webbing, anodized aluminum adjuster hardware, Hypalon® accents
  • Glass-reinforced nylon Links with stainless steel springs, 2-layer anti-abrasion woven thermoplastic Anchor cord, thermoplastic Anchor overmolding

5. JOBY Open Box – GripTight Pro 2 Phone Mount

Your photographer friend can use this smartphone clamp from Joby to connect their phones to a variety of tripods and sliders.

It includes a cold shoe mount for securing lights or mics. It can be removed as well to mount any other ¼”-20 based accessory.

Features

  • Shoot vertical or horizontal
  • Cold shoe mount for mic
  • ¼”20 mounts at the neck for mounting additional accessorie

6. Shure MV88+ Microphone Video Kit for iOS and USB-C

Photographers and Filmmakers are always on the hunt for the lightest, most minimal setup that gives them the highest quality results, and this Shure microphone kit does that.

This kit has everything you need to capture great mobile audio recordings. It includes a mini Manfrotto tripod, phone clamp & shoe-mount, Shure MV88+ microphone, foam windshield for light wind, and USB-C and lightning cables.

Everything comes in an awesome roll-up pouch that keeps all your gear in one place.

A highly useful gift for filmmakers.

Features

  • Universal smartphone mount for to fit every option on the market
  • All in one Shure video kit plus roll up sleeve for all components
  • Shure app allows you to control stereo width – switch modes based on the sounds you want
  • The free ShurePlus MOTIV audio & video Apps enable recording control, and the ability to save and share your content in multiple formats.
  • Built-In Headphone Output for real-time monitoring for the best mobile video recording

7. Rose Anvil Crossbody Harness Strap

Rose Anvil straps were created when wedding photographer India Earl couldn’t find anything on the market to solve 3 major problems she was having while shooting.

Hair, clothes, and skin getting caught in the sliding parts on the harness, uncomfortable fit, and cameras that would hit each other or the ground as she moved around.

To solve this, the Rose Anvil straps integrated static tethers that don’t have any moving parts so they don’t catch clothing and created hip anchors which keep cameras still and secure.

Features

  • Handmade in the USA
  • Designed for right-handed use
  • Leather from Wickett & Craig tannery
  • Vegetable Tanned Leather (more eco friendly than common Chrome tanned leather)
  • Includes: 2 Extra Straps, a Snap Shackles with Hip Anchors, Camera D Ring Screws, Nylon Safety Straps, 8 Extra Chicago Screws, (3/4″) D Rings, a Chicago Screw Wrench, and a Cotton Travel Bag

8. f-stop Welded Filter Case

Gift your photographer or filmmaker friend this Welded Filter Case by f-stop as it will help them keep their lens filters safe and secure.

This Filter Case can house up to six filters in padded luxury. It is compatible with most major brand filters, up to 10cm x 15cm in size.

Features

  • Adjustable carrying handle
  • Water-resistant fabric
  • Sturdy construction
  • Padded walls
  • Small outside pocket
  • Padded inside compartment for 6 filters up to size 10×15 cm / 4×6 in
  • High quality, innovative zippers

9. WANDRD Inflatable Lens Case

Traditional lens cases are bulky and a “one-size-only” solution.

WANDRD has created a space-saving and protective inflatable lens case that will fit just about any size of the lens.

It’s made from a durable polyester fabric that’s designed to keep things dry inside, while the foam divider allows to safely carry multiple lenses.

This inflatable lens case is a perfect gift for photographers and filmmakers in 2021.

Features

  • Tough material won’t scratch and keeps moisture out
  • Internal foam divider separates multiple lenses
  • Weather-resistant zipper closure keeps your lenses dry
  • Packable when you don’t need it

10. WANDRD Inflatable Camera Cube

The Inflatable Camera Cube with ProtectAir® technology is even cooler than it sounds.

A protective case that is as light as air, and designed to go wherever you go.

It integrates with the VEER 18L Packable Bag to give you a minimal and protective camera-carrying solution for all of your travels.

Features

  • Durable polyester fabric has TPU coating for weather-resistance
  • Packs down easily when not in use for easy storage
  • Dimensions: Inflated – 7.75 x 10 x 5″ Packed 6 x 3 x 3″