The Photographers’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-string season is almost here and you know what that means: Hot chocolate and cozy nights, bright lights strung up around town and our favorite holiday ritual—shopping!

Whether it’s a treat for your clients, a loved one or even yourself, we have compiled a list of our favorite Design Aglow products plus a few extra goodies that we have on our wish list.

For Friends and Family

We get it: it’s always hard shopping for your sister-in-law or your picky friend. Here are few gift ideas that we know even the fussiest gift receiver will love. 


1 - Eco Leather Photo Album

A luxe coffee table keepsake will hold your favorite images for years to come. With up to 50 pages and in sizes from 6x9 to 12x12, heirloom albums are the most coveted photo gift of all! An album is the ultimate gift for anyone who appreciates a fine art collectible, including yourself. 

2 - Fine Art Framed Prints

Turn digital memories into a physical keepsake to display in and enjoy off your phone with any of our framed prints. From mini 5x7s up to a showpiece 24x30, having a special image printed and framed is a truly thoughtful, personal gift. Ideal for friends, teachers, and your VIP clients.

Moment Lens + Case

For the on-the-go photographer in your life, we’re loving these mobile photography lenses and cases from Moment. A variety of lens types create IG-worthy photos to covet. Perfect for teens, social savvy friends, and all creatives.

For Your Clients

 Your clients love the portraits you took for them but may not have grabbed EVERYTHING they had their eye on for their 2018 session or wedding. Now is the time to remind them about photo gifts to treasure for the new year and well beyond. And, let’s be real: most dads have no clue what to buy, so they really appreciate your suggestions to be a holiday hero.


3 - Linen Folio Box

Luxurious, handcrafted folio boxes are a Design Aglow exclusive. A modern alternative to wall art and albums, your clients can enjoy a unique and intimate viewing experience with the folio box and select prints, available in supple eco-leather or linen. Your clients will love to display their printed photos for viewing at any time and treasuring for years to come. Ideal for baby’s first heirloom. 

4 - Eco Leather Gift Print Folio

The perfect gift idea for clients, gift folios can be enjoyed anywhere by anyone. Laying flat like a closed book, they unfold upright for display on a table or shelf, revealing two beautifully printed side by side 5x7 images and are available in fresh eco-leather or classic linen. Perfect for an ‘OMG’ reaction and so easy to sell. Every grandma wants one.

5 - Keepsake Print and USB Gift Box

Affordable presentation boxes complete your client’s brand experience with chic style and hold up to 125 5x7 prints and our custom USBs (sold separately). The best part? They’re embossable with your studio name or logo for a completely custom look. Perfect for high school seniors.

6 - Glass Gift Box

Everyone swoons over the Glass Keepsake Box! Sleek and beautiful, these boxes showcase prints, small holiday cards or our engraved glass USBs. Tie it up with a silk bow for a fully gram-worthy package. Ideal for engaged or newly married clients.


For your Business

Just because it’s the gifting season doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself a little bit too, right? Right. Here are a few of our favorite things to take your photography business to the next level in the new year.

Big Picture Planner for 2019 (Digital Download)

Set yourself up for success for the next 12 months! The essential planner for any photographer or creative entrepreneur, the Big Picture Planner is the only customizable planner on the market that takes into account the special needs of creative entrepreneurs—like monthly client workflow, social media marketing tracker, quarterly goals, and more. It’s been our best seller for 5 years for a reason. Get the newest version here and use it for 2019 and beyond.

Customizable Brand Templates

Need a brand refresh for the new year? We have four new template themes for your photography business that will really step up your brand game. From the modern and elegant to the perfectly minimal, there’s a style just for you. Not sure what your brand personality type is? Take our quiz!


Felix Gray Blue Light Glasses

Staring at a screen for hours while editing? Us too. Save your eyes with these blue light filter glasses. They’re chic, affordable, and we promise your eyes will thank us later.

Holdfast MoneyMaker

Ergonomic and ground-breaking, this harness will hold your cameras so you can shoot more efficiently and save your neck and shoulders at the same time. It doesn't hurt that they are beautifully made with real leather either.

Lo and Sons Camera Bag

Don't let this buttery soft leather and vintage shape fool you. This is a modern photographer's ideal cross-body filled with features like pockets for memory cards and extra internal padding to keep your DSLR safe (and your look chic).

Presentation Perfection

Remember to keep a stash of bags, boxes, beautiful ribbons and cards so you can wow your peeps with your inspired presentation skills.  

We hope we made your holiday planning and gifting just a little bit easier! And remember, it’s the thought that counts. ;)

Be sure to tag #DesignAglow so we can see and spread your holiday cheer!

Shop our holiday collection here. Happy Gifting!

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