2020 Holiday + Christmas Gift Guide


It is the question we wonder about all year round… when Santa checks his list, will our friends and family land on the Naughty or Nice list? 

Luckily for you, no matter where your favorite photographer lands on Santa's list, we can help you find the perfect gift for them. 

Presenting the David Molnar 2020 Holiday Gift Guide… and if you keep a little something for yourself, we won't tell.

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Mentor Favorites

Mentor Favorite {All our Mentors LOVE this backpack!}
Brevity Jumper Photo Backpack 
Why we all love it: It stores our gear and makes us look good! A backpack that is functional, stylish, and easily protects every piece of gear, yes please! 

David and Rich's Favorite Cameras
Canon EOS R
The Canon EOS R Mirrorless camera is small, quiet, and is great for low light situations. It’s one of Canon’s best full frame sensors. No matter what you shoot, you will love the Canon R!

Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera
This stunning offering from Canon is THE camera to have. It is a flawless piece of photography equipment that absolutely needs to be in your gear bag… because you know if it is in David's personal gear stash, it has to be that good. 

David’s Favorite
Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 
Why David loves it: Free up some space on your computer by storing your photos on this external hard drive. The amount of storage you get for the low price can’t be beat and as an added bonus it’s available in multiple colors! 

Rich’s Favorite
Pelican 0915 Memory Card Case for 12 SD, 6 miniSD, and 6 microSD Cards
Why Rich loves it: A rough and tumble case that is water-resistant and virtually indestructible? Yup! Rich says this case is the perfect companion for any type of weather or shoot.

Emily’s Favorite
Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet {Non-Bluetooth}
Wacom Intuos Bluetooth Creative Pen Tablet 
Why Emily loves it: Emily is our go-to expert in all things Photoshop retouching and this tablet helps her easily edit all her pictures. She loves both the regular and bluetooth-enabled versions. 

Joni’s Favorite
Kelly Moore Bag: The Libby 2.0 Cambrio Shoulder Bag {Saddle}
Why Joni loves it: This stylish camera bag will not only look great with all of your holiday outfits but it will also hold all the camera gear you need while you’re on the go! It’s spacious pockets will hold everything you need and it’s even water resistant for those rainy (or snowy) days! 

Brandon’s Favorite
Manfrotto MK190X3-BH Aluminum Tripod with 496RC2 Compact Ball Head
Why Brandon loves it: This sturdy and strong tripod is a great option! Features such as the quick release and the ease of adjustment make this a great option for the money.

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Favorite Stocking Stuffers

Need something small to help stuff the stockings for all the photographers in your life? Santa’s elves have made a list of some of their favorite stocking stuffers! 

Canon Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Nikon Lens
Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

Sony Lens
Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Memory Card
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card 

Zeiss Lens Wipes
ZEISS Lens Wipes (60-Pack) 

Pro Gaffer Tape
ProTapes Pro Gaffer Tape (2″ x 55 yd, Black)

Cleaning Kit
Vivitar 8-in-1 Photo Professional Digital Camera Cleaning Kit

Lens Mug
Nikon 24-70mm Inspired Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Camera Socks
Vintage Camera Crew Socks

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Final Thoughts

No matter how you shop for the photographers on your list, just remember you are giving a gift to them that helps set their soul on fire. Whatever the size of the gift, or price tag, any photography-related gift will be perfect for them… and if you still have questions, drop us an email at [email protected] and we will happily answer any questions related to the gifts in our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Merry Christmas to you and yours! 

Note: In the spirit of full disclosure, this blog post contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase from one or more of these links, DavidMolnar.com may receive a small commission. We only promote quality products from reputable vendors + products that David or his team personally use.

4 thoughts on “2020 Holiday + Christmas Gift Guide”

  1. Great ideas! Since iI am the “photographer” on my list I guess I need to make these suggestions available to family and friends! 😁
    I thought you guys would include your friend Daniel C. White’s book “sacred moments”, anyway that’s definitely one of the gifts for and from me 😊

    1. David Molnar - Your Photography Mentor

      Daniel’s book is amazing! I love my copy!! I would encourage anyone to snag themselves a copy.

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