The 8 Worst Gifts for Photographers

Stop giving these to us, we only pretend to like them.

Fox Foto Collective
5 min readNov 30, 2023
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Receiving a gift like a Hasselblad medium format camera is certainly a photographer’s dream come true. However, most gifts photographers receive are not quite as monumental. While you could potentially resell a horse or a Hasselblad if needed (assuming your friend or family member wouldn’t be too offended), other gifts might not be as versatile or appreciated.

This doesn’t mean that great photography gifts must also come with a hefty price tag. In fact, many photographers appreciate thoughtful gifts that align with their interests and needs.

In this light-hearted list, we’ll explore some common gift ideas that photographers might not find as appealing. Remember, it’s all in good fun, and we hope to shed some light on what NOT to buy.

If you’re curious about what photographers would love to receive as gifts, check out our article here: The 7 Best Gifts for Photographers.

1. Camera Straps



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