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Best homeware gift ideas for photographers

Updated on November 11, 2014
Camera Lens Coffee Cup
Camera Lens Coffee Cup

Art and creativity never cease to amaze me.

These camera lens-shaped unique products are no exception. It's amazing that people can create many homeware products that replicate expensive camera lenses.

If your loved ones are photography enthusiasts and you want to give them something meaningful and useful, these novelty products below can make great gift ideas for them.

Great for Christmas gifts or any special occasion.

Camera Lens Coffee Cup

They can start their working day having their favorite coffee / tea from Nikon Lens 70-200mm f/2.8G Mug. It can hold up to 225ml hot / cold liquid such as cold juice, beverages, milk, hot tea, hot coffee, etc.

For morning / afternoon tea, multi purpose lid of this camera lens cup can be used for their favorite biscuits / cookies.

Portable Lens USB Speaker
Portable Lens USB Speaker

Portable Lens USB Speaker

Nikon AF-S 55-200mm USB Speaker

For music lover, this cool Portable USB Speaker will ensure they always have their favorite music wherever they're on the go capturing beautiful memories of life.

This high quality USB speaker is a replicate of Nikon AF-S 55-200mm lens, Nikon lovers will definitely fall in love with this lightweight (weight 165g) speaker. Dimension is 110 x 85 x 160mm.

It supports Micro SD/TF Card and has a built-in battery charged with USB Line. When using battery, it can play up to 4 hours continuous music.

Can be used for iPhone, iPod, mobile phones, laptop, MP3/MP4 player, and more.

Camera Lens Calendar
Camera Lens Calendar

World's First Camera Lens Calendar

Designed and conceived by Sharad Haksar, this is the first camera lens desktop calendar ever created.

It looks just like a real camera lens. The focus displays the year (until year 2038), the shutter speed displays the month and the aperture rings display the date.

Lens Specifications is 140mm x 225mm and it's a very sturdy calendar (weight: 4250gr).

Price is a whopping US2000, this lens calendar is available for purchase from his website.

DLSR Paparazzi Lamp
DLSR Paparazzi Lamp

DLSR Paparazzi Lamp

This 100% eco-friendly DLSR Paparazzi Lamp is my favorite. It can be used as a hanging lamp by attaching it to the ceiling using the red wrapped power cord & stainless steel cable. It can also be used as a reflex lens lamp. The lens hood can be removed or reverse mounted, very creative!

Mónoculo Design Studio carefully crafted this unique lamp using white cedar wood; it has a water-based varnish and beeswax finish. A very high quality lamp, which will make a perfect gift for photography lovers.

Dimensions is 37cm (H) / 49.5cm (H) (without / with lens hood) x 30cm (Diameter)

It's made on order and is available for purchase on Etsy. Price is around $665.

Kitchen Timer

Gamago Telephoto Kitchen Timer is a novelty product which combines your love of photography & cooking / baking.

It works like a normal timer, in the shape of camera lens.

Size: 3.25" by 2.5" (in diameter)

You can trick your friends/family by telling them that it's a camera lens :D They'll be amazed to see how accurate this timer is.

Green Camera Film Pepper Grinder
Green Camera Film Pepper Grinder

8.5" (H) green camera film pepper grinder for anyone who loves the old Fuji Film Rolls

 

Film Salt & Pepper Shakers

More photographers are moving into digital cameras, but I still find many photographers who still use their manual camera & love their film rolls.

This 3.5" (H) green & yellow film salt & pepper shakers will make the best gift for them.

They're replica of film rolls and clearly labeled with "Salt" and "Pepper". Easy to refill, and affordable.

Camera Lens Pepper Grinder
Camera Lens Pepper Grinder

Lens Pepper / Spices Grinder

A very stylish camera lens that in fact is a Lens Spices Mill.

It does look like a real camera lens, doesn't it? But it can't be used it to take pictures, instead, we twist the ring on the lens to grind our favorite spices. Amazing kitchen utensil for anyone who loves photography.

Camera Lens Portable Vacuum Cleaner
Camera Lens Portable Vacuum Cleaner

Camera Lens Portable Vacuum Cleaner

Here's the last one.

Lens portable car vacuum cleaner that looks like Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G VR lens.

Simply plug this portable vacuum cleaner to the car adapter / to a USB port.

Car Vacuum Cleaner - Gadget Camera Lens Design
Car Vacuum Cleaner - Gadget Camera Lens Design

Very easy to clean the car or even the dust on the desk with this "expensive" replica camera lens.

 

What's your favorite camera lens novelty product?

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