Best Gift Ideas For Bloggers And Entrepreneurs 2020
As the holiday season is quickly approaching, this post has been on my mind for a while. Since I started my blog I received a few questions from my friends and family about what practical gift ideas for bloggers they can get me this Christmas (or my birthday that’s also in December).
To be honest with you, they were clueless about what kind of resources it takes to run a blog so I wanted to write a practical gift guide, not only for them but for those of you who want to support a family member or friend in their creative ventures to run a blog.
Before I get started and list some of my absolute favourite practical and novelty gifts for bloggers, I just want to mention that this post contains affiliate links. In the event of a sale through such links (at no extra cost for you), I will receive a small commission that helps me keep this blog and up and running.
You might also want to read 10 Christmas Gift Ideas For Women Entrepreneurs.
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So here are 21+ practical gift ideas that every blogger would love:
1. A CAMERA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY LOVER
Here’s the deal with having a blog these days: no matter how great your writing is, how amazing your ideas are or how many readers you have, it’s hard to keep up with all the other blogs out there if you don’t have stunning photos.
When starting out, a point and shoot camera might do the trick (I’ve been there). But if you want to take your blog to the next level, a DSLR camera can make a world of a difference.
So if you know a blogger that’s just starting out or wants to go full time, the best possible gift you can get them is a digital camera.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: KEH Camera has amazing deals on DSLR cameras and other photography equipment. (Click here to find out how to use them to turn your old camera into cash!) If not, Amazon is a great place to turn to for a quick delivery and a decent digital camera that would make any blogger’s day!
BEST CAMERAS FOR BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS:
BEST CAMERA FOR VIDEO: Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Vlogging Camera
2. PHOTO PROPS FOR THE FLATLAY EXPERTS
Amazing photos are not only required on your blog if you want to “make it”, but social media plays a huge role in spreading the news about your little corner of the internet.
And as Instagram is the fastest growing platform of this year, you might want to get a piece of that. Because we don’t all have the perfect Instagramable lives, photo props can make a huge difference!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: Amazon has a great selection of marble backgrounds and photography equipment. You can also get creative with items you have around the house, buy cute notebooks from Blogging Mode or check your local gift shops for unique items.
3. T-SHIRTS FOR FASHIONABLE BLOGGERS
T-shirts are an ideal gift because they are not only practical, but they can look great in photos + they can be a conversation starter at networking events.
And what can be cuter than T-shirts with blogging memes, online marketing humor and inspiring messages?
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: If you’re looking to hit 3 birds with one stone, check out the Blogging Mode T-shirt collection and get yourself a personalized T-shirt today! (They also have hoodies, tank tops and more!)
4. BLOG HOSTING FOR DEDICATED BLOGGERS
If you have a friend or family member who was started blogging on a free platform and you want to encourage them and support their dream, there is no better gift then offering them the option to go self-hosted! Read my post on 7 Reasons To Go Self-Hosted With Your Blog to find out why this is important.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: I recommend either Bluehost (the company that I am with and that I love!) or Siteground. Both are amazing companies that work very closely with bloggers to help them build professional websites.
5. DESK EQUIPMENT FOR THE OFFICE MOUSE
Bloggers tend to spend a lot of time in chairs, at desks and in front of computers. And I can’t think of a better gift but one that would make our lives easier when we have to spend hours in the same place.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: Amazon is the perfect place to get all kinds of desk equipment and accessories online. If you want something with a more personal touch, Etsy has a lot of personalized mouse pads and office gifts to choose from. You can also get some stunning laptop sleeves from Blogging Mode.
6. QUIRKY MUGS FOR THE COFFEE LOVER
If you always find yourself doing little blogging tasks with a cup of coffee (or tea) in hand, then you are going to love these blogging related mugs from Blogging Mode!
With an entire collection of quirky (yet practical) mugs that range from blogging humor, to daily inspiration for bloggers or entrepreneurs, these mugs make the perfect personalized gift for any online friend!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: You can shop for these mugs (and many more personalized items for bloggers) over at Blogging Mode and USE THIS LINK to get $5 off your first order (when you order of minimum $25).
7. A BLOG THEME FOR THE NEW BLOGGER
A necessity that all new bloggers have and that could radically transform the appearance of their website (even if they have 0 coding or tech skills so far) is a stunning blog theme.
A great website theme can really showcase your content in the best light and differentiate you from other bloggers and I know that a blog theme was one of the first major investments I took on for my blog.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: Bluchic and Sugar + Code Themes are my favorite blog theme shops and they have a lovely selection of templates that range from $40 to $150 and would be a gift that will be extremely valued by new bloggers.
You can also see here some of my favorite WordPress Themes For Female Bloggers here.
8. STATIONARY FOR THE STUDENT BLOGGER
What is a blogger without the adequate stationary, I ask? Because bloggers don’t only like to write using a keyboard. They love to scribble down notes, write to-do lists and be surrounded by cute notebooks!
From organizing our little home offices and using desk accessories daily, we have become addicts to adorable stationary and we never say no to more of it.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: For unique, vibrant and absolutely adorable stationary of all types, I recommend Blogging Mode or Paperchase. (They have a large collection of notebooks, writing sets, pens and other practical desk accessories.)
9. EMAIL TOOLS FOR THE TECH SAVVY
Starting an email list can and knowing how to manage it can be a huge investment, especially for new bloggers, but it pays off big time! You can read my post to find out why bloggers need an email list here!
So if you know a blogger that is ready to really dive in the world of online marketing, providing them with the tools to start and grow their email list is going to be invaluable!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: I highly recommend Mailerlite as an email provider and Effective E-mail and Newsletter Marketing as an introductory online course to everything you need to know about email marketing.
10. BLOGGING PLANNERS FOR THE METICULOUS
If the blogger you know is into planning and loves writing excruciatingly long to-do lists or be very meticulous when planning a project, a blogging planner is the best thing you could possibly get them.
Nowadays there is a multitude of choices for personalized blog planners that can help with anything from blogging tasks to organizing the month ahead and planning your content. You just have to know where to look.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: I am in love with the Emily Ley Paper Planners and the pretty much all these organisers for women, although you can find lovely printable planners on Etsy and more organizers on Paperchase as well.
11. Practical Home Office Gifts
Bloggers and business owners tend to spend a lot of time at their desks or home offices, so what better gift is there than an item that can improve their working experience?
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: From useful office supplies that make great practical gifts to laptop accessories (such as laptop stands and blue light protective computer glasses), and even foam rollers use to stretch out after long periods of standing at a desk, can all be found on Amazon.
12. AFFILIATE TRAINING FOR THE SAVVY BLOGGER
Affiliate marketing is the best way to monetize a blog today, but bloggers often feel overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. The best gift you could give a blogger that is trying to make an income from their hobby is some affiliate marketing training.
If you’re just getting started and want to use affiliate marketing to monetize your blog, my Affiliate Marketing Training Bundle is created to help you make your first $1,000 in affiliate sales! And it’s a guide geared towards bloggers.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: You can find this course and other blogging eBooks and educational resources in The She Approach shop and select to offer them as a gift to someone. You pay, they enroll for free!
For more blogging courses you can offer as a gift, be sure to check out the 20 online courses every blogger should take.
13. PRINTS & WALL DECOR FOR THE DREAMER
I cannot think of better gifts for bloggers than a few stylish prints with inspirational, motivational or amusing quotes. And as a bonus, these make for great office decor items and photography props!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT: You can find really unique prints and designs over on Etsy. I also love being able to help small businesses and other bloggers who opened up their own shops by purchasing from this platform!
14. BUSINESS BOOKS FOR ASPIRING LADY BOSSES
Books are traditional and always well-received gifts, so why not go back to the classics? Help your blogger friends turn into lady bosses and offer them an inspiring and practical business book that can help them learn the tricks of the trade.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM: I’ve listed a few of my favorites above but you can always check out my blog post on Best Amazon Business Books For Bloggers & Entrepreneurs to find more gift ideas for business owners.
15. STICKERS & MORE AFFORDABLE GIFT IDEAS
If you’re looking for a quick personalised gift topper or some cheap gift ideas for your friends and family, you’re going to love these.
16. USEFUL WORDPRESS PLUGINS
If you’re a blogger, you know that it takes more than just a pretty theme to run a website. That’s why I encourage you to give someone the gift of a useful plugin!
Here are a few practical plugins every blogger should invest in:
- Social Warfare – a social sharing buttons plugin
- Elementor PRO – a page builder plugin that is great for building custom pages
- Updraft Plus – a back-up plugin that helps bloggers keep their content safe
- Short Pixel – an image optimization plugin that helps with increasing website speed
OTHER GIFT IDEAS FOR BLOGGERS
- Pinterest Training to help bloggers increase their traffic and income
- Themed Shirts for stylish bloggers
- Tailwind Subscription to help bloggers automate their pinning
- Audiobooks for the passionate learner & listener
- Photography Classes for bloggers who are getting started
- Hard Cover Books for the avid reader
- Online Classes for the self-development junkie
- Social Media Templates for the social blogger
- Stock Photo Membership for the bloggers who don’t have time to take their own photos
- Accounting Software for the bloggers who started making an income online
- External Hard Drive for the bloggers who want to back up their blogs and files
- A Canva Pro subscription to help them create awesome graphics, eBooks and more
- Custom fonts for better typography
- SEO eBook to help bloggers grow their traffic
What do you think of these practical gift ideas for bloggers? Do you know someone who could benefit from them?
If you’re a blogger yourself and you’re reading this, I challenge you to treat yourself to at least one of these awesome gifts this Christmas! You deserve it!
Article Last Updated: July 2020