Holiday Gift Guide For The Visual Storyteller In Your Life

We are barreling towards the holidays at full speed. If you haven’t completed your holiday shopping, here are a few items I recommend gifting the visual storyteller in your life.

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$5 – $10

35mm Film Cartridge Magnets $5

These magnets come in a set of 4 for $5. They are great as stocking stuffers, or for a colleague. They are repurposed from old film cartridges, so if you have them laying around yourself, this might be a great craft idea.

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LED Photo Clip String Lights $9.99

These fairy lights are battery operated and comes with clips so you can hang your polaroids, artwork, or just about anything that you want displayed. The lights are warm and give a nice cozy feeling to wherever you hang them.

Shoot Legendary Photos with PhotoPills App $9.99

Gift the Macgyver of photography apps. PhotoPills replaces pretty much every paid and free photography app. The interface is clean and easy to use, and can do just about everything all in a one stop shop – it plans your lighting coordinates, does location scouting, and numerous other calculations.

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$20 – $50

Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon $20

This biography of the legendary Dorothea Lange by historian Linda Gordon is fast moving and chockfull of information that Gordon carefully weaves into an exciting narrative. She takes us through iconic moments of the twentieth century through Lange’s lens, one that defined a generation.

Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future by Jonah Sachs $21

A call to arms! Sachs asks you to join the revolution to make your story heard. But, first he arms you with tools and ammunition to succeed in making that lasting impression.

SoftBox Lighting Kit $37.99

This portable lighting kit is light, easy to use, and well made. It’s not at all intimidating, and is perfect for someone who is starting out, but also for professionals too. In fact, I plan on gifting this to myself this year!

HooToo USB 3.0 Photo Stick 128GB $39.99

This iPhone flash drive can be a life saver for anyone who’s phone is constantly full. It’s lightening fast and is super simple.

Smartphone Tripod with Microphone $49.22

Right down to the travel bag, this kit is equipped with everything you need to make high quality video and audio with your phone.

Polaroid 48 Macro LED Ring Flash & Light With 4 Diffusers $49.99

An affordable ring flash that works great with any camera.

$80 – $300

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer $89.95

Nostalgia and new tech all rolled into one. Print photos instantly from your smartphone. It works with the Instax Mini Link app, and is super easy to use.

Ona Camera Messenger Bag $169

This camera bag is well made, durable, and sleek. I have one and I really love it. It not only fits you camera, but you can stash other belongings as well.

TriLens $169.99

The TriLens was the best Kickstarter campaign I’ve ever invested in. It keeps my lens’ on my hip for easy access, and a whole bunch of weight off my back.

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Anker Nebula Mini Projector $299.99

This portable little projector can be hooked up to your phone, and streamed anywhere – seriously cool.


In lieu of gifts, you may want to make a donation in the name of your loved ones. One organization that I recommend is the International Rescue Committee (IRC). They help refugees around the world rebuild their lives after untold tragedies and crises.

*I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I am not paid for my opinion, or have any contact with them whatsoever – I just thought they were awesome and wanted to share. However, I am part of the Amazon Affiliate program and if you end up buying something through the links below – they kick a few cents my way.

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