One way we show appreciation to the people around us is through gifts. That is why holidays like Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving are all big on gifts. It is usually a time to reconnect with the most important people in our lives and show them how much they mean to us. But then again, gifts are not necessarily restricted to holidays or special occasions only. A gift can be given at any time to anybody. It is all a matter of what it represents. It can be a simple gesture of gratitude for something they helped you with or a situation they got you out of.
Even though gifts are usually given with all the right intentions, sometimes it ends up causing a bit of discomfort. People are very different when it comes to their likes and preferences. It is therefore quite hard to know which gift suits who.
Imagine your uncle is a farmer and you are going to visit him for the holidays. You are coming from the big city and have no idea what farm life is all about. Getting him the latest iPhone might seem like a good idea from your point of view but to him, it won’t mean much. It may not even mean anything at all.
Now imagine your friend, spouse or relative is a photographer, what would you give him as a gift? Here are a few photography gifts to consider;
A Camera. This is definitely a no-brainer. A photographer is all about his or her camera. It is their way of expressing themselves. From the little or most of the conversations you have had together, you must have some idea of what type of cameras they like or wish they had. Identify one that they have talked about multiple times and once they open the gift wrapper, you will likely be their most favorite person in the world.
A Lens Mug. Have you ever seen one of those cool coffee mugs that resemble a camera lens? Even if you are not into photography, you will fall in love with it. Now imagine giving it to a person who is an actual photographer. Every time they sip their coffee looking out their window or balcony, all they will ever think about is you.
A Digital Picture Frame. Photographers are in love with their work. It amazes them to see what they have captured. If you want them to fall in love with you too, get them a digital frame that they can place beside their beds and view all the amazing work of their lenses every time they go to sleep or wake up. We all take pride in seeing the work of our hands.
Camera Wristbands and Jewelry. When it comes to very cheap, low budget gifts, wristbands and jewelry are the ways to go. There are some very cute wristbands that resemble lenses. Jewelry usually has camera pendants.
In general, if you are buying a gift for a photographer, make sure it is something related to photography. This will show that you understand them and support them as they pursue their passion.
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