The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Bloggers
Now that the festive season is fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping for friends and family, not to mention penning your own Christmas wishlist, and what better than a gift for your blog?
For friends and family, buying presents for bloggers can seem daunting but it needn’t be – just think of the little things that could enhance your blog that you wouldn’t normally be able to justify spending yourself.
So whether you’re looking for gifts for blogger friends or you’re a blogger in the midst of writing your wish list, here is a range of gifts that we reckon any blogger would love to find under the tree this Christmas.
Gifts under £10
Diary/Planner: No good blog can thrive without a dash of careful planning, so every blogger is in need of a good diary in which they can organise their editorial calendar. One with space for scribbling down ideas, but small enough to fit in a handbag would be ideal. If you’re looking for blog planner, Etsy have some great printable versions that come in on budget with money left over to spend on a binder to put them in – any blogger would love this thoughtful and creative gift idea.
Portable chargers: For those who like blogging on the go, a juiced up laptop or smartphone is essential. Portable chargers are a great gift for tech-conscious bloggers who run their battery down Instagraming, writing or vlogging while on the move.
Blogging Guides: If you’ve just started your blog or know someone who has, you might still have lots of unanswered questions about adding widgets, designing your own blog header or writing a gripping ‘About’ page. That’s where blogging guides can come in handy. Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho is one such example that budding bloggers could find useful and inspirational.
Gifts under £50
Business Cards: Having business cards can give a blog that extra professional edge. They’re also great for swapping with other bloggers at events, or leaving around the local community in relevant shops/cafés/offices. Business cards can be quite a personal thing, so unless you know their style really well, it might be worth buying a voucher or letting the blogger choose their own design.
Privacy Screen: If your blogger travels a lot and writes on the go, it can be frustrating to feel as if those around are reading over their shoulder. Privacy screens for laptops and tablets are the solution here, as the screen is only visible to whoever is sat directly in front of it.
Blog Hosting: Every professional looking blog has its own domain name, and so blog hosting is a gift that any blogger would really appreciate. There are so many options for blog hosting, so have a shop around to find the best for your blogger.
Gifts under £100
Camera gear: Camera equipment is often one of those things that every blogger lusts after but is reluctant to splurge on. So if you have a bigger budget you could make their day with a piece of kit for their camera. How about a new lens, flash or tripod?
Courses: The beauty of blogging is that you are constantly improving your skills, but it doesn’t hurt to get a little extra help with photography, writing or web design from time to time. Courses tend to vary in price, depending on the level and frequency of the class, but from a one day crash course to a series of evening classes, this gift is ideal for bloggers looking to push themselves.
Blog Design: Bloggers are always looking for ways to update and improve their blog, so why not pay for them to have their blog redesigned? Again, this is something that the blogger would need to be involved in, but you could buy them a voucher or certificate to get them started. Check out Geek Fairy, Urban Hype and Blog Milk for inspiration.
Which of these present would you most like to find under the Christmas tree? Let us know in the comments box below.
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A good gift idea would be something handmade perhaps, you could get something engraved with the name of their blog such as jewellery – then when they wear it they will be promoting their blog! It’s Handmade have some fantastic ideas! I bought a keyring from there and the quality is great too. Personalised items are definitely the way to go.
Some great gifts here! But what I really would like for Christmas is more traffic to my blog!