If you're really going to treat someone, take a look at these luxury Christmas gift ideas for photography enthusiasts...

Apple iMac

With a stunning ultra-thin design just 5mm thick at the edge, the latest iMac is an incredibly powerful piece of kit that’s perfect for image editing thanks to the latest 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processors, 1TB storage and widescreen 21.5in or 27in displays.

Price: from £1149

Available from: www.apple.com/uk

Wacom Cintiq 13HD

If you’re doing a lot of post-capture editing, then a graphics tablet’s a great tool and the Cintiq 13HD is one of the best. With a 13.3in screen and Pro Pen, you can hook this up to your Mac or PC and edit directly onto the display with 2048 levels of pressure for complete control.

Price: £749

Available from: www.wacom.com

NEC 271

The SpectraView
Reference 271 from NEC is a large 27in Professional Colour Display with an impressive spec. The wide gamut 10-bit P-IPS LCD monitor is perfect for critical applications such as image editing and comes with its own Profiler software to calibrate the display.

Price: £1399

Available from: uk.nec.com

Epson Stylus Pro 3880

There’ll be times when A3 prints just aren’t large enough. The Stylus Pro 3880 can produce borderless prints from 4in up to 17in wide and any length you define, all to a gallery quality standard.

Price: £919

Available from: www.epson.co.uk

Gitzo traveler

This carbon fibre Traveler System tripod kit (GK1580TQR5) is perfect for those after a quality, strong tripod that folds down to be very portable. Featuring a quick-release ball head, it’ll happily take the weight of a full frame DSLR and lens, providing a stable platform.

Price: £719

Available from: www.gitzo.co.uk

Epson Photo R3000

High-quality A3+ photo printer with a front-loading tray for fine art paper. Features Epson’s high-capacity UltraChrome K3 ink with vivid magenta and three densities of black ink for truly stunning mono prints, while colour prints have plenty of punch.

Price: £549

Available from: www.epson.co.uk

DJI Phantom

If you want to get an unusual angle or want to get a bird’s-eye-view, then the Phantom is the business. With a ready to fly design, it delivers a stable yet agile performance. It won’t get lost either with an auto go-home and landing mode. Sold with a GoPro Hero 3 HD camera.

Price: £600

Available from: www.dji.com

Quantum Qflash Trio Basic

A hike in performance from most flashguns, this powerful piece of kit is designed to deliver studio quality light thanks to the parabolic reflectors. Requires a dedicated battery pack (sold separately), but recycle times are excellent and it won’t overheat.

Price: £700

Available from: www.qtm.com

Lenovo Flex 20

This sleek all-in-one 27in desktop PC transitions into an interactive, multi-user table tablet. You can touch, type and create, while the portable design means it’s not restricted to one room. Running on Windows 8, it has a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM.

Price: £1099

Available from: www.lenovo.com

Bowens Gemini 400Rx

This great entry-level studio flash lighting kit from Bowens features a tough metal body construction combined with a built-in Pulsar Radio Trigger receiver. With five stops of power, simple, intuitive controls and a powerful 250W modelling lamp, it’s a great kit to get started with.

Price: £649

Available from: www.bowens.co.uk