Alright friends – the holidays are upon us and that means that you’re going to be buying and buying and buying (am I right or am I right!?)
Without fail, I receive emails every year around this time asking me what a BLOGGER would like for a holiday present. I usually answer with a few ideas, but I’ve realized that over the years I’ve compiled a huge list of amazing gift ideas for the blogger (or wannabe blogger) in your life.
And so, may I present to you, my ultimate holiday gift guide for bloggers (oh, and I promise I will not judge you if you happen to purchase any of these items for yourself. I may or may not have done the exact same thing!!!).
Tools of the Trade
Haven’t heard of an octopus tripod? Well now you have – and it is the first thing I recommend if you’re buying for a blogger! The tripod is ultra moveable, adaptable and truly makes photos and videos a breeze!
My personal recommendations is the incredibly affordable Tripod, Peyou® , which I personally use for all photos and videos taken with my phone. I even use it to keep my phone steady when I’m walking around for Instagram Stories (yup, seriously!).
Be prepared for squeals of delight when this present gets opened!
Us bloggers LOVE our laptops! But the total game changer is when you start using a laptop stand!
Grab the blogger in your life this Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Stand – I can tell you from personal experience that every single time that lucky blogger pulls it out, they will find other bloggers FLOCKING to them to find out where they got this ridiculously amazing thing of beauty [and I mean, if they pull this out at a blogging gathering or conference, they’ll pretty become an instant rock star! Trust me!].
LIVE STREAM MAGIC
We’re all going live these days – on Facebook, on Instagram, even streaming live on YouTube and Twitter. So the blogger in your life needs to STAND OUT when they are putting it all on the line for the camera.
That’s where this gift comes in – 2 in 1 Live Broadcast Stand. With a Ring Light for Live Stream, Video Chat, 3-Level Brightness Selfie Light , and Cell Phone Stand for Smartphone – you cannot miss! Just try to stop the blogger in your life from going live all the time once they get this gift, I dare you!
THE ULTIMATE: A Kick Butt Camera
No blogger can be without a really, really good camera!
My go-to favourite is the Canon Rebel T5. Why? It’s got a really small learning curve (which is awesome if you’re like me and you’re not super comfortable with a fancy camera). The photo quality is amazing, it comes with a great “get to know your camera” guide, and has an automatic option for those days you’re just not feeling like playing around [but it has all the options if playing around is your jam!].
I promise this ultimate option will not disappoint!
Erin Condren Hardbound LifePlanner
Buckle up, boys and girls! This is the absolute Cadillac of planners. For the blogger in your life that loves to organize, wants to create plans and outlines for each day, and dreams of lists and goals – the Erin Condren planner is for them!
I can tell you that I’m not much of a planner girl, but I sure know that my friends who love to plan swear by the Erin Condren LifePlanner. Hurry though -this planner is so popular that it sells out every single year (and man, I don’t want that list maker in your life to be disappointed!).
I had a friend in University who just loved pens, and while I mocked her mercilessly, I now see exactly what she loved so much about pens! My current favs? NABLUE Fineliner Coloured Pen Set.
They’re bleed resistant, water-based and oh so lovely to use! If the blogger in your life is into bullet journaling, life planning, or just writes once in a while, a set of really, really good pens is a total must!!
“I NEED ALL MY STUFF” Bag
The solution: BUBM Portable Waterproof Travel Cable Organizer Storage Bag. I mean, if you’re not drooling looking at the photo, you’re not doing something right 😉
Laptop accessories, pens, hard drive, smart phone, passport – this bag has everything you need in one place and the blogger in your life will just be over the freaking moon! I swear!
REALLY COOL THINGS BLOGGERS LOVE
Ever been on Instagram? Then you’ll understand that bloggers freaking love their mugs. So why not get the blogger in your life a whole bunch of Instagram worthy mugs!?!?!
BLANKETS & CANDLES
Chunky knit blanket – Um, yes. Right now. I want! And the price is AMAZING!
Maple Syrup candle – Could you be more Canadian, Sarah?!?
Sherpa Throw – you can already see the Insta photos, right?
JUST FOR FUN!
Light Up Box – YES!!!!
Cactus Night Light – I just felt like we could all use one of these. Is that wrong?
Rose Gold Cutlery – Can’t lie; I’ve been drooling over this for months! (and no, I won’t let you eat with them!)
Coffee subscription – Fresh roasted coffee beans, delivered to my door? Yup! I’m in!!!!!!
Happy Shopping Friends!!