Christmas gift guide for bloggers
November 5, 2018
Are you struggling to think of things you want for Christmas this year? Or maybe your loved one is a blogger and you’ve no idea what to buy them?
Either way, you’ve come to the right place!
There are so many things you want (or need!) as a blogger but sometimes just can’t justify paying for it yourself, especially if you aren’t making a lot of money from your blog.
We’ve put together a list of must-have items for bloggers that you can add to your Christmas list…
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Gifts to help you learn more about blogging
If you want to up your blogging game next year, then you will need someone who knows everything about blogging to help you. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to boost your blog traffic already, Ana from The She Approach has put together a fantastic ebook full of tried and tested tricks to help you to grow your blog. We’ve bought the book ourselves and can confirm it’s definitely worth the money! You can buy the book here and will get $5 off if you use the code TSA5OFF.
This online course from Creative Live will help you to make your blog stand out from the crowd. All of the courses on Creative Live are run by industry experts, this one is taught by the founder of Blacksburg Belle and author of Marketing for Creatives April Bowles-Olin. April will teach you how to write, create, and market a successful blog using methods she’s used to help successful entrepreneurs. The course includes 26 lessons so you can be sure you’re getting value for money. Sign up here.
Whatever kind of blogger you are – stay at home mum, budding fashion blogger, lifestyle blogger, food blogger, or small business owner – The Million Dollar Blog will help you to start a successful blog, monetise your blog, or take your existing blog tot he next level. With practical advice and interviews from some of the world’s most famous and successful bloggers, everyone can learn something from this book. Buy here.
Gifts to help you improve your blog design
If you want your blog to look professional, it needs to have a good design and layout. A well-designed theme is a must and there are many great ones out there. ThemeIsle has lots of beautiful themes for all niches and you can get access to all of them for just £79. Find out more and sign up here.
Beautiful, eye-catching photos make such a difference to a blog. You can get some great photos from free stock photo websites but you do run the risk of them being used by many other bloggers. A subscription to Oh Tilly will help to take the stress out of trying to find beautifully styled stock photos for your business by giving you access to a whole library of amazing, professional, feminine photos. Get your subscription here.
Editing photos for your blog and creating social media graphics requires access to decent software. PicMonkey gives you social media templates, fonts, photo editing filters, textures and more. You can get a free trial to PicMonkey to see what it’s all about, and if you like it a subscription would make a great Christmas present.
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Gifts to help you take better photos
Smartphones have amazing cameras, but you still can’t beat a professional DSLR to take great photos for your blog. We have the Nikon D3300 which we love and you can purchase on Amazon here.
Bloggers love selfies don’t they! Whether it’s for Instagram or to review products or places for your blog, a selfie is a must. This selfie stick and tripod comes with a remote to make it really easy to take photos of yourself – buy it here.
Felt pegboards and letterboards are all the rage right now, and a fantastic prop to help you style your photos for your blog and Instagram. They come in a range of colours and aren’t that expensive, an ideal gift to ask for this Christmas. You can buy these black and blue ones here.
Gifts to help you be a more organised blogger
Being more organised with your blog will help you to plan your posts in advance and keep track of your social media posts. This weekly planner is perfect keep you organised, with has plenty of space to plan your blog posts as well as a handy notes and doodles section. Buy it here.
Social media scheduling can take up a lot of time in your blogging schedule. To free up some time so that you can write more blog posts, we recommend Tailwind to schedule your content for Instagram and Tailwind. You could get a free trial now and then ask someone nicely to buy you the Plus Plan for Christmas!
Erin Condren creates beautifully designed life planners and stationery to help you to organise your life. If you’re a bit of a stationery addict you’ll love these designs. If you’re buying as a gift for someone else, the personalised planners are amazing! Take a look at the range and buy here.
Have these suggestions given you some ideas for Christmas gifts for yourself or a loved one who likes to blog?
We hope you’ve found something you like in our list!