I recorded a podcast giving some recommendations for the photographer in your life. The pricing ranges from expensive(relatively speaking) to inexpensive, hardware to books and software. I hope it is helpful in making useful decisions for your holiday purchases. All of the items can be studied on line, here are the useful website links:
In addition, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals has an excellent training platform which provides video tutorials on a wide variety of photographic subjects at a reasonable cost for the active learner.
To listen to the Podcast entitled "Gifts for the Photographer in your life" click on the link following this sentence(s) or in the side bar of this blog. Additionally you can find the Podcast in iTunes under Hold the Eye Images Podcasting.
Happy Holidays to All!