Fun and Practical Xmas Stocking Stuffers for Travel Photographers


Over the past few years Perceptive Travel Blog has posted an annual ‘stocking stuffers for travelers’ post.

In 2011 we listed some practical Christmas stocking stuffers for travelers.

In 2012 we looked at fun Christmas stocking gifts for travelers.

In 2013 we leaned toward environmentally friendly Christmas stocking stuffers.

This year the focus is on the traveling photographer and what would make them smile as they dug into their Christmas stocking.

So here are some practical and fun stocking stuffers you might want to consider for the travel photographer in your life.

You could keep it simple and practical by packing the stocking with rechargeable batteries and memory cards – two must haves for any digital photographer.

A  LENSPEN is another practical tool for the photographer. Guaranteed to keep your lenses clean, it’s so small and compact it takes up no room at all in the stocking and, more importantly, in any suitcase or camera bag.

Add in a couple of protective wraps. Available In all shapes and sizes, these lightly padded and Velcro tabbed wraps are useful to cover and protect valuable camera bodies and accessories.

Quirky, light and flexible, the Gorillapod is a travel-sized tripod perfect for both amateur and professional photographers. Able to be wrapped around any surface – fences, tree branches, wine bottles, and even arms – these rugged and highly flexible tripod making taking photos easy. And there’s even a ‘gorillamobile’ for iPhones.

Then there’s the colorful Hot Shoe Bubble Level. Filled with green stuff (just like the builders use) it attaches to the camera’s hot shoe and helps ensure that the photographer can capture perfectly level landscapes.

Personalize the camera with a decorative camera strap from iMo, a Hong-Kong based company that makes decorative neoprene, jacquard ribbon and leather straps.

Make a statement with a ‘Life is a like a Camera’ or ‘Keep Calm and Say Cheese’, and ‘Photographer (Not a Tourist)’ luggage tags.

And if all that doesn’t fill up the Christmas stocking, head over to Photojojo for some more quirky, fun, and practical stocking stuffers for the travel photographer.

(photo @David Telford via flickr)

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