Gifts for outdoorsy folks? Grab them a fleece.
Knitting enthusiasts? Grab some crazy yarn.
But what about gifts for bloggers? WordPress nuts? SEO slaves? Affiliate marketing gurus? Side hustlers?
(It’s ok if you don’t know what these words mean. We’re here to help?).
Here are some solid gifts for bloggers:
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Blogging gifts under $25
1 – Books ($)
There are plenty of amazing reads for bloggers to help them grow their audience and learn!
- CREATE Blog and Editorial Planner: Create Exceptional Content, Get More Done and Smash Through Your Blogging Goals – Honestly? This book is GOLD. Highly, highly recommended for any blogger–regardless of where they’re at on their journey. Meera Kothand has written a lot about blogging!
- 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
guideby 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 $9.
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I’m not joking when I say that a good portable charger can change your life. I HIGHLY recommend these as Christmas gifts–they’re incredibly useful for everybody and affordable!
3 – A WordPress theme or three ($)
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.