Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Useful Christmas Gift Ideas for Bloggers

Have you got a friend who is a blogger, or is one of your friends a blogger and you are currently scratching your head debating what you can buy them to make life a little easier?  Well I have a great list right here that could just help you!

One item that most bloggers will own is a camera, now whether that is a Compact, an SLR Camera, a Bridge Camera, the cult must have Olympus Pen, the Nikon CoolPix, a Fujifilm Instamax or even just an iPhone camera, all of these terms will be words you have come across in your lifetime of blogging. There is no doubt a camera is a must have item for any blogger and if you are thinking of buying one for yourself or someone else, you will be forever in someones favour.  This gift idea list is mainly centered around items for cameras with a few extra add-ons, it might be that you cannot afford to buy a new camera, but can buy something extra to make that unwanted and unloved camera because loved and very much wanted again.

1. Bloggersphere Magazine - This magazine is an internationally distributed print publication written by bloggers for the blogging and social media community. It is split into six main sections (each edited by an influential blogger): beauty, fashion, food, travel, lifestyle and photography. I really enjoy reading this magazine and whilst it is now available to buy in some WHSmith stores and online, you could buy a subscription as a gift right here.

2. Amzdeal Portable Camera Photo Studio Box Light Lighting - Days without natural light are a constant pain in the backside for bloggers and it used to drive me insane until I got one of these portable studio boxes. I love that it comes with an array of backgrounds, a tripod for your camera, the studio tent, two lights and a hand carry case for it all to be stored in, so even if you are short of space, this is a great product to have and it can be found here.


Blogger Christmas Gift Guide


3. Anker Astro Portable Charger - This is quite possibly the best item I have ever bought for my iPhone. If you are social media crazy and can't go a few minutes without tweeting, Instagramming, watching and recording for Periscope or even Snapchatting then your phone battery is not going to last the day.  This portable charger is ideal for carrying around with you and you can find it here.

4. Hama Star 61 Tripod - If you Vlog and Youtube, a tripod is a must have item, if you take photos then a tripod is a great item to have, I am not too sure that I could now take any photo without a tripod and get the look I am wanting for my photos and if it is something you have been debating buying but don't want to splash out lots of money, this one is a bargain and is right here.

5. Queen of Blogs Mug - Whether you drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate and so on, a mug can be a great gift and this one more so with it's apt slogan 'Queen of Bloggers' which I also think goes well with my blog name and would also make a great secret santa gift.  Found on Amazon right here.

6. Blog Planner - The Badass Blog Planner is Your guide to defining your purpose, creating clarity, and building a year of killer content. This Planner includes worksheets to evaluate and plan blog content, social media posts, products and services, email newsletters, marketing, advertising, your budget, and website design. No more late-night post idea panic or stressing over social media! I think this sounds like pretty a pretty good read and a quite handy go to guide to have and it is available right here.

7. Foldio - The Portable Studio Box, Foldable Light Box for Smartphone Photography.  This is quite possibly one of the coolest items I have come across to date.  I am sure everyone uses Instagram and if you are short of space within your home, then this could just become your best friend.  It is a Smartphone version of the portable studio already mentioned within this post and is impossibly cute, an amazing idea (why did I not think of this) and could quite possibly be a huge game changer with Instagram.  It can be found right here.

8. Camera Light - I was given this light 6 months ago and it is an item I use all of the time in the darker months.  If you need to add just a bit more light to your photos and don't need the whole set up of a studio, this light does just that. Readily available right here.

9. Notebooks - As a blogger I can never ever have too many notebooks. I have notebooks of all shapes and sizes and I find them handy for list writing, idea jotting, blog post details and often when I am on the go and think. My current favourite notebook happens to be this Happy Jackson Green A5 Thoughts And Doodles Notebook which I think it is perfect for what I need it for.

10. Blog Backgrounds - Whether you use the outdoors for that perfect photo shot or props inside, did you knwo your local hardware and DIY store might be a little treasure trove of ideas and help too? Wallpaper samples, Floor Tiles and even Wooden Floor Samples can really help bring those photos to life and it is always worth going to look.

So there you have it.  My helpful guide to useful gifts for bloggers, which contain all of the items I think would be useful.

As a blogger reading this, what items would you want to see on a gift list?

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27 comments:

  1. Tripod! Im in desperate need. Showing this to the bf right now ;)

    Nicola, xo

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  2. This is an excellent gift guide! So many amazing bits - thank you for sharing

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  3. I have the light box and it's been such a help. But I love the light you've got. Might have to add it to my Christmas list x

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  4. I wish I'd seen this before. My brother was asking for some ideas for me only last week! I love the blog planner!

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  5. I'm desperate for a blog planner, they look fab. Love the mug aswell x

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  6. This is fantastic - I either have or want everything on this list! I'd never heard of the magazine before.

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  7. Some great ideas there. I definitely need a new camera and I love the mug, that's fab!

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  8. This is one of the most helpful gift guide blog posts that I've read, I so want everything - I'll be sharing this in the hope I get at least one, maybe...hopefully x

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  9. This is a fantastic gift guide. I will check them all out.

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  10. I've just asked Santa about the magazine, and love your tip about the DIY store too. Gonna have to pop in I think

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  11. Lovely ideas. I loved my light box when I first got it. Time to dig it out again I think.

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  12. Aw, I lose this! The mug is a personal fave (even if I am more like a peasant blogger haha).

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  13. I love the mug idea! I would also love to get a light box, great post xx

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  14. Ive been thinking about getting some backdrops for crafting posts although thats about as far as I have got with it! I like the sound of the magazine been looking for a blogging one for a while - so thank you for this x

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  15. These are brilliant ideas! I am seriously struggling with the lack of light now, I need to get a solution!

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  16. Yesss! This is perfect! I love how original this gift list is, but so so bang on point. I would actually love a light box and the blogger planner for christmas, it would be so amazing. :D I love this list, I might very unsubtley give it to my fiance as a massive hint! hehe! x

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  17. As a blogger, I desperately need the portable Photo studio, just got a planner/note books and definitely need some back drops.

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  18. I am desperate for a blog planner and I'm surprised by how much the one featured seems to include, that's fabulous!
    I've seen the blogging magazine in WH Smith but never picked it up, maybe I will next time it's just finding the time to read it I guess!
    X X

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  19. I could use every single item on this list. I really have been looking to invest in some photography lights and props but haven't been sure where to start - thanks for the suggestions!

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  20. I actually want a selfie stick. To my eternal shame! There are some great blogging mugs out there that I'd love to have in my stocking. And of course. A blog planner!!!

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  21. Oooh what a fantastic list! I so want a blog planner and was looking at this one last night! Kaz x

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  22. These are brilliant! Been wanting to get a tripod for ages, but didn't want to spend fortune! x

    beautybytejal.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I love this whole list! I want to get lots of new backdrops to use in the new year, wallpaper samples sound perfect!

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  24. I have never heard of the magazine, I'll look out for it. I also need a new tripod as mine has broken. Great list! x

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  25. This is my kind of gift guide! I would love any of these to pop under the Christmas tree this year :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  26. I don't want... I NEED that Badass Blog Planner!!! I'e been looking for a good blogger planner for ages!! Thank you for this amazing post! :D

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