Anytime I get a gift that I can actually use I am grateful. Don’t get me wrong, novelty gifts can be fun but I am one of those people who prefers to get practical gifts.
I really like things that I can put to use. The best thing you can get someone as a holiday gift, birthday, graduation, anniversary gift etc is something that will keep on giving (corny but true).
As someone who runs a blog, I thought it would be a good idea to come up with a list of gifts that would be perfect for bloggers or even YouTubers.
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1// Daily planner – As a content creator you absolutely need to stay organized. Life is so much better when you know where you are going and that’s where a daily planner or bullet journal comes in. You can find more quality journals on my other post that I did about personalized daily planners.
2// Blue Yeti Microphone – If you know someone who wants to start their own podcast or anyone doing voice over work consider the Blue Yeti microphone! I plan to get myself one of these. – But it would be great to get this as a gift too!
3// Phone Tripod – This one is for the multitasking blogger/vlogger. You can use it as a selfie stick or a tripod. It’s especially handy when traveling!
5// Digital Camera – No, you don’t need to break the bank to get yourself (or someone else) a quality camera. I adore my Canon 70D but you can easily get a good camera under $1000 to start and you can always sell it & upgrade later.
5// A Prime Lens – Having a good prime lens is ahhhmazing when it comes to taking pictures of products, portraits etc. I have the Canon 1.8 prime lens and it’s definitely a must have affordable little lens. It also gives me that shallow depth of field (aka bokeh effect) that I really like.
6// Tripod – A sturdy tripod is a no brainer. Anybody who owns a DSLR camera knows that a good and steady tripod goes a long way when it comes to making videos or taking better quality pictures!
7// Dimmable Ring Light – Ever since I got a ring light, my videos are so much better, despite the fact that I recently just started my channel. Make sure you get a dimmable one so you can control the amount of light. Having a ring light makes a world of difference in the video and photo quality!
8// Blog Hosting – A blog can be the start of something big so giving the gift of web hosting is a really nice way to show someone that you support their dreams. I use Siteground (it’s a little on the pricey side) but I wish I would have started with BlueHost since it’s more affordable.
9// Desk Organizer – An organized desk is a must for any focused blogger. Working from an organized desk is more relaxing than trying to work from a messy cluttered work space!
10// Felt Pens – Journaling and writing down your thoughts or to do list is more enjoyable with felt pens. Try it!
Blogging can be alot of fun and I am really enjoying this journey so far. Have you started your blog yet? Get started here.
I know there are 5 gift ideas listed here, but I forgot to mention that you should never underestimate the power of a comfy office chair!
How comfortable you are when sitting down at your desk matters. If you are uncomfortable, you will not be as creative (or as productive).
Let me know what is your must have item/items as a blogger? Did I miss anything on the list?