As you probably already know, it's incredibly hard to get candid shots of those around you when they know the camera is being pointed in their direction — and people seem to have an innate ability to sense this. The Super Secret Spy Lens ($50) solves this problem by using a precision mirror and a cut-out in the side to let you point away from your subject, bringing down their defenses and improving the odds you'll get a terrific photograph. For great, candid holiday photos, it's the perfect addition to your camera bag. Also great for weekend P.I. and espionage work.
Combining the convenience of digital with the instant gratification of an old Polaroid, the Takaratomy Xiao Instant Digital Camera ($500) gives you the best of both worlds. This 5-megapixel shooter boasts an integrated Zink printer, and the built-in software lets you add borders, frames, and other effects on the fly. But trust us — the first time you see a picture emerging from the bottom of your camera, none of that will matter.