2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers & Crew

For the second year in a row, we bring you the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Filmmakers and Crew. Being a filmmaker, I know we’re a tough crowd to gift to, so we’ve come up with this year’s guide for you to be sure that your filmmaker friend is going to love his or her gift. 

With a wide variety of price points from stocking stuffers to $179.00 tote bags, here’s the list to “short circuit” gift shopping for your favorite filmmaker!

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4-in-1 Precision Screwdriver by Klein- $10

Klein makes amazing tools, and this precision screwdriver is not the exception! Instead of carrying 4 screwdrivers in your kit, take only one.

Four different non-magnetic tips in one tool include #0 and #00 Phillips plus 1/8-Inch (3.2 mm) and 3/32-inch (2.4 mm) Slotted tips.

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YOSHIHARU HAMONO Penato Knife- $12

The century-old Japanese firm Yoshiharu Cutlery earned its stripes handcrafting chisels. Now it makes elegant knives like this pocketable specimen.

Its take on a Kiridashi utility knife pairs a carbon-steel blade with a brass body. Keep it on your desk to slice open packages, or simply display it as a sharp conversation piece.

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Film Leader mug -$18.00

Film Leader Co makes goodies for filmmakers so they can have more “swag.” They make mugs, tees, tanks, button-downs, and backpacks.

Gift your friend a mug stylized with film motives so he/she can look the part!

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Streamlight 66608 250 Lumen Microstream USB Rechargeable Flashlight- $29.99

When an iPhone is not bright enough, this is THE flashlight that will save you. This tiny flashlight is big on power and features super brought (250 Lumens).

It runs 3. 5 hours on low and includes a USB cord for charging. With the clip, attach it to the visor of your baseball cap, and now it is a headlamp!

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LEATHERMAN Raptor Emergency Response Shears with Strap Cutter & Glass Breaker- $69.95

I find myself reaching for a pair of scissors more and more these days instead of a knife! This handy scissor comes equipped with 6 tools, including folding emergency response shears, a strap cutter, a ring cutter, a ruler, an oxygen tank wrench, and a carbide glass breaker.

It also brings a belt carrier that comes in handy while working on set.

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Ultimate Ears Boom 3- $119.00

UE’s Boom series is my all-time favorite Bluetooth speaker. The new Boom 3 inherits that portable party crown. It’s the same size as a tallboy of Budweiser, but it sounds like a magnum of Veuve Clicquot—which is to say, outstanding.

The waterproof design (it floats!) comes in a variety of beach-ready colors.

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EVERYDAY TOTE PACK by Peak Designs -$179.95

On our list for the second year in a row, Peak Designs now makes a super functional tote bag for filmmakers. 

With a laptop and tablet compartment as well as a place for small items like your EarPods, this bag is great for hauling around your portable production office clutter.

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