Hunters are easy. Grab them a fleece. Knitting enthusiasts? Grab some crazy yarn.
But what do you get your loved one….when all they talk about is blogging? WordPress? SEO? Affiliate marketing? Side hustles?
(It’s ok if you don’t know what these words mean. We’re here to help).
Here are solid Christmas gift ideas for the blogging nut near you.
Blogging gifts under $25
1 – Books ($)
There are plenty of amazing reads for bloggers to help them grow their audience and learn!
- Will It Fly? By Pat Flynn – An amazing book to test your business ideas so you don’t waste time or money
- The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss – THE go-to book for any online entrepreneur and blogger. This is a life-changing book.
- Purple Cow by Seth Godin – One of the best marketing books of all time.
- How to Blog for Profit by Ruth Soukup – The top-selling blogging book of all time. It’s practical and actionable!
- Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Problogger – A story and guide by one of the most successful bloggers ever, Darren Rowse.
2 – A GOOD set of Earbuds ($)
Anyone who works at a computer should invest in a decent pair of earbuds or headphones. Good news is….you CAN get a decent pair for less than $9.
3 – A WordPress theme or three ($)
First, ask your blogger if they’re on WordPress. If so, write “5 Pro WordPress Themes” on a piece of paper and wrap it. Sit down together with your blogger and pick out the themes!
Let him or her choose why they want. It’ll be fun for you too 🙂
The blog you’re reading right now is built with a StudioPress Genesis Theme. They make beautiful themes at a great price. Creative Market is also a giant when it comes to website themes (and they have loads of themes for all platforms, not just WordPress)
4 – Laptop stand ($$)
For laptop users, the computers overheat on your lap and can get uncomfortable. Laptop desk and lap stands are affordable and effective.
5 – A productivity app for focus ($$)
Distractions stink when you’re trying to get stuff done! Our personal favorites are Freedom.to ($30/year) and Hey Focus ($20) (Mac only). Both of these can block social media sites, etc to force your blogger into, ya know…blogging.
6 – Coffee, because. ($-$$)
7 – USB Flash Drive ($-$$)
These are pretty handy for everyone, but especially those of us constantly creating images, graphics, videos, and content for our blogs. These are incredibly cheap these days. Grab a metal Samsung 32gb for $14. This is an excellent gift idea.
8 – A Writing and Organization App ($-$$)
Bloggers = writers, and getting an app specifically designed to enhance the writing process can make a world of difference.
We use Bear Pro ($15/year and FREE!) for all-things brainstorming and writing, but Evernote ($40/year and FREE!)is still the gold-standard for organizing notes, to-do lists, writing, and pretty much everything you can think of.
9 – A Journal ($-$$)
This might seem like an odd gift for a digital-enthusiast, but a physical journal provides a much-needed break from computer screens. You can start basic with an Amazon Basic Journal ($9), nerd out with the Traveler’s Notebook ($25), or grab a more guided journaling experience with The Freedom Journal ($39).
Blogging gifts $25-$100
9 – Gift Cards ($$-$$$) Let’s be honest, this is the easy AND effective route.
You can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card, but you can also get discounted gift cards at places like Gift Card Granny. Silly name, but it’s an amazing resource to save a few bucks during the holidays!
10 – Personalized Mouse Pad
11 – A Pro upgrade to their favorite Social Media Management Tool ($$)
Managing social media can be a pain, but luckily there are fantastic (and affordable) tools to help with this.
Buffer ($120/year) is widely-used, but SmarterQueue ($20/month) is actually our platform of choice. It has just as many features as MeetEdgar ($50/month, it’s arch rival), but at half the cost. Click here to get a double-length free trial!
If your blogger uses Pinterest, grab them Tailwind. It’s the gold standard.
12 – ConvertKit Subscription ($$-$$$)
This is the single most valuable blogger gift idea in this entire guide.
Email marketing is crucial to the success of any blogger, and while there are dozens of platforms on which to host your newsletter, ConvertKit ($29/month) is the only one specifically made with bloggers in mind. If you really to support your blogger loved-one, grab her a ConvertKit subscription, a book, and one of the online courses below.
You’ll be her favorite relative by FAR.
13 – Sumo subscription ($-$$$)
Another must-have tool for blogging is the ability to capture email leads. Sumo ($29/month to FREE) is the gold-standard for blog marketing tools.
The amazing thing about Sumo is, it’s a whole suite of products for that price. It’s just about every marketing tool a blogger would need. SO worth the money.
14 – A study laptop bag ($$-$$$)
Laptop bloggers often carry around a LOT of stuff. Journals, USB drives, External SSDs, Miss, Webcams, Chargers, and more. Their gear is expensive, so a solid bag is essential.
14 – Premium Access to Design Tools ($-$$)
Canva and Picmonkey are both fantastic and widely-recommended, but we use Snappa ($15/month) for our own blog images and graphics. Their tools are incredible, and it comes with 200k+ free stock photos as well!
15 – Screenshot tool CloudApp ($$)
Recording quick explainer videos, annotating screenshots, and sharing them has never been easier with CloudApp (FREE to $8/month). The best part? All those files are NOT hosted on your computer, they’re hosted on…well, the cloud. This is a really fun gift idea for your blogger.
16 – The 30-day Blog Growth Challenge Course ($$)
Blogger U has a few amazing courses for bloggers, but there’s no better way to start than with the 30-day Challenge. It’s fantastic for beginners and experienced bloggers alike, and is extremely affordable for the learning that takes place.
17 – USB Microphone ($$-$$$)
If your blogger creates any kind of webinar, YouTube videos, podcasts, etc, a decent microphone goes a long way. The Blue Snowball ($49) and Blue Yeti ($129) are by far the most popular choices for bloggers, along with the Audio-Technica ATR2100 ($65). (Oh, and here’s the desktop mic stand ($30) we use for the ATR2100. It’s amazing)
18 – A decent Webcam (and/or a light!) ($$-$$$)
If there’s ANY video involved, a decent webcam is mandatory. The Logitech C920 ($49 on sale at the time of this writing!) is the only choice. It’s the gold standard, and it’s affordable. If your blogger does a lot of video, grab them a cheap light! It helps more than you’d think. The tiny Neewer LED ($33) is fantastic, as are the LimoStudio Umbrella 2-kit ($52).
Online courses your blogger is sure to love (and find immensely valuable)
19 – Michelle Schroeder’s Affiliate Marketing Course ($$$)
Michelle makes over $100,000 a month from her blog. Yes, you read that correctly. Her course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing ($197), is a crash course on using affiliate marketing, in connection with a blog, in order to generate side-income (or full-time income!) It’s highly regarded as one of the best online courses for generating blog income.
20 – Monica Louie’s Facebook Ads Course ($$$)
Monica Louie is THE Facebook ads expert for bloggers specifically. Her Flourish with Facebook Ads ($299) is designed with bloggers in mind…who want to create profitable and lead-generating Facebook ads. We highly recommend this course.
HUGE gifts your blogger would go nuts over ($$$$)
If you’re looking to really make someone happy, these are the drool-worthy gift ideas every blogger (and human) would love.
21 – Blogger U’s Four Month Blog Accelerator ($$$$)
This program is game-changing for bloggers. It covers all the basics of growing a successful blog: content, marketing, email subscribers, traffic…and comes packaged with weekly challenges and a built-in Mastermind Group. (Use code DYEB2017 to get $45 off until 1/1/2018)
22 – A new Laptop ($$$$$)
Mac-fanatics love their upgrades, and this very blog post is being written from a high-powered 2016 MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar ($2,100). Expensive but worth every penny (for us).
However, the big thing every blogger should care about is processor, and thankfully you can grab a Window’s based 2017 Lenovo Ideapad for under $300 that has an amazing processor. (Heck the 2017 Lenovo Flagship laptop is a dang super computer, and it’s only $588.) Free stuff