10 Cool Mother’s Day Gifts for Momtogs | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

10 Cool Mother’s Day Gifts for Momtogs | Richmond Hill Family Photographer

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I thought I’d round up 10 of the coolest Mother’s Day gifts for the momtog in your life! (Perhaps that’s you and if that’s the case, I suggest leaving this blog post up on your iPad or phone, see if the hubby takes notice! Or heck, just buy one or more of these items for yourself. You deserve it! :)) 

1. 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

This is an amazing lens for an amazing price. If you don’t already own this bad boy, be sure to add it to the top of your list. The 50 f/1.4 is wonderful for shooting in low light conditions with no flash. While it is more expensive than the f/1.8 version, it’s worth the added expense. I shot with this lens exclusively in studio for many years.

2. Stylish Camera Bag

camera bag

This will definitely make the momtog in your life smile! Bags like this super stylish one from Bag Smart are not only beautiful to look at, but completely functional, too. Look for ones with padded, adjustable, removable dividers and room for a laptop or ipad. Pockets to store memory cards, wallet, phone, and even a juice box or two are in added plus. There are so many wonderful styles, sizes, and colors available you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

3. Camera Strap

strap 2

Honestly, the strap that comes with your camera does just fine, but it really isn’t all that pretty (or comfortable). Love these camera straps made by Mod. This is the one I own, “Earthy Zig”. It was a gift from my brother and sister-in-law a few years back (thanks, Andy & Laura!) It is incredibly soft and has held up wonderfully – through many, many sessions. Again, huge variety of patterns and colors there’s no doubt Mod has the perfect one for your momtog.

4. Lens Cap Holder

lens cap holder


Ugh! I am constantly losing/misplacing my lens caps! These beautiful lens cap holders clip to mom’s camera strap and help keep those pesky caps from wandering away. Available in a variety of finishes, visit MAGMAcamerastraps on Etsy for more details. And Taran, if you’re reading this, I need one of these … stat! 🙂

5. Camera Lens Mug


Haha! This is fun gift, to give and to receive! My other sister-in-law (hey, Alyssum!) bought this mug for me several Christmases ago. Of course the functionality is terrific – keeps my hot chocolate the perfect temperature during that month of cold weather we get here in coastal Georgia. The best part of this gift is obviously how much it looks like a real lens! I don’t know how many times one of my boys has seen this sitting in the kitchen sink and said, “Uh, Mom!!! …..” Really. Just buy it. Too amusing to pass up.

6. Photoshop Elements


Little brother to the full Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements is a powerful program every serious hobby/enthusiast photographer should own. Priced starting at $99, I think the momtog in your life will be impressed with the astounding capabilities of PSE. The newest version includes animated overlays, redirecting a person’s gaze with face-tilt, you can even add inspirational quotes!  I used PSE exclusively for my business for 2.5 years before upgrading to full Photoshop.

7. Smartphone PhotoMobile Printer

small printer

If you’re anything like me, you have probably have 4,600,399 images on your phone, all begging to be printed (we print what matters, right??). The awesome HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer is the perfect solution! This gift bundle includes an instant photo printer, a pack of 20 sheets of photo paper, a protective case, and a photo album. You can print photos from your smartphone or tablet using the HP Sprocket app, which lets you customize your photos with stickers, frames, filters, and more. But the best part of all? The mobile printer uses special Zink zero-ink printing technology. NO printer ink to switch out! I’d call that a win-win! This cute little device is definitely on my Mother’s Day list this year. 🙂

8. Fun T-shirt


I absolutely adore graphic Ts and keep adding to my ever growing pile of them. This is an adorable choice by Sunflower Tees Co.

Funky Pillow

camera pillow

Another obsession of mine (can you have too many of them?!) is pillow covers. I discovered several years ago that buying pillow covers is the way to roll. With two boys and three dogs it just makes the most sense to have covers I can remove and wash (plus it’s fun to switch things up!) This vintage floral one by Remarque Unique Decor is perfect for mamas!

10. Amazon or B&H Giftcard

Amazon and B&H are my go-to places for camera gear and equipment. If you’re unsure what to purchase for your momtog, a gift certificate from either of these places will be sure to land you a multitude of kisses of gratitude. And let’s be honest, you know she’s worth it, right?

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