11 Gift Ideas for a Blogger

11 Gift Ideas for a BloggerA new blog is born every second, right? Well, maybe not every second, but there are millions of bloggers out there – from product reviewers to kitchen dwellers sharing drool-worthy food photography. And with that, an exciting door opens to a wealth of gift ideas for the blogger in your life. Before embarking on this adventure, take a bit of time to peruse the blog of your loved one or friend (if you haven’t already). It will make narrowing down the endless number of possibilities much easier. And now, here are a few suggestions to get you started:

1. Blog-Related Apparel

Im Blogging This Crop Top sold by ShopZoeticT-shirts, hoodies, and hats decorated with a logo or blog banner are fun items to gift a blogger, who often like to show off their online ‘baby’ with pride. Doubling as a gift with a functional purpose (keeping you from getting wet) and serving as creative advertisement, consider ordering a customized umbrella that features the blog logo or tagline of a blogger’s site.

Blog-themed clothing, like the ‘I’m Blogging This’ crop top shown here (also available in tank tops and long sleeved shirts) sold by ShopZoetic, allows gift givers to add a bit of humor and amusement to their apparel choice.

2. Personalized Stationary/Address Labels

Just like any business, blogs also benefit from having customized stationary and address labels. Bloggers may need to contact companies and individuals they’d like to work with, interview or write about. Perhaps they need to communicate or contact one of their readers, sponsors or even the media. Having stationary featuring logos and other blog-identifying information get noticed and remembered

Address Labels and Stationary Enhances a Bloggers BrandWhen ordering, don’t forget to choose colors, font styles and graphics that match the theme of a blog when uploading photos and personal images are not permitted by a company.

3. Social Media Jewelry

A blogger who uses social media to promote their brand will appreciate a gift that represents their presence on platforms, like Twitter or Instagram…in style. For example, Survival of the Hippest takes the likes of chosen hashtags, blog names and Twitter usernames, and turns them into custom-designed ‘status symbols’ – necklaces, bracelets, anklets and other accessories such as tie clips, pins and keychains.

Social Media Jewelry by Survival of the Hippest

4. Travel Accessories

A lot of bloggers incorporate travel into their yearly plans, or attend at least one conference, meeting and/or company event at some point in time. Being able to blog while on the road or in the air is a must for many. Therefore, a frequent traveling blogger will appreciate gifts that make on-the-go blogging much easier to Im a Wise Traveler Luggage Tag by PassionWoodyaccomplish. A few ideas:

  • Charging Products for multiple devices, such as a power bank
  • Portable Battery Pack for phones, tablets and other gadgets
  • Portable Microphone (for blogging podcasters)
  • External Hard Drive
  • Tablet (for those who get tired of dragging a laptop everywhere)
  • Personalized Luggage Tags (ideal stocking stuffer)
  • Flash Drives (ideal stocking stuffer)
  • USB Hubs (ideal stocking stuffer)

5. A New Planner

Gifts that keep a blogger organized help them stay on task with the planning out of their days, weeks and months in advance. For some, it can become a lifeline when trying to juggle their blog and personal commitments.

Erin Condren is a favorite amongst bloggers, especially the company’s line of LifePlanners, which offer horizontal or vertical weekly layouts for their stylized organizers. In addition to the shine of the personalized Metallics line shown here, you can also order custom, personalized covers simply by uploading photography and other designs to the site.

Erin Condren Metallic Planners

Not sure what kind of planner to get? Choose a few favorites to add to a PickUrGift Reverse Wishlist™. Send it to the blogger in your life, and let them tell you the designs they like the best.

6. A Decent Chair

Ideal for the blogger who spends a great time at a desk or table, a comfortable (preferably ergonomic chair) makes a great difference in the coziness, posture and overall health of a loved one or friend as they type away on their laptop.

7. Camera and Photography Accessories

Camera and Accessories Make Excellent Gifts for BloggersPhotography and images play an important role in the blogging world, and a camera wrapped under the Christmas tree is an unforgettable gift. Varying in price ranges and capabilities, there are digital cameras priced under $100, while more expensive DSLR cameras can cost more than $1,000 with plenty of options floating in the $250 to $500 range.

8. Stock Photography Subscription or Credits

If purchasing a camera is outside of the budget (or you know a blogger is particular with the type or model), a less expensive yet helpful gift idea for a blogger is to purchase a subscription or credits to a royalty-free stock photography site, where they can download necessary images, clipart, illustrations, infographics, icons, vectors and other visuals for their blog.

Stock Photo Subscriptions and Credits Make a Good Gift for Bloggers

A few sites to consider include 123RF (featured above), Fotalia, and Shutterstock.

9. Amazon Prime Subscription

Amazon Prime Subscription is a Nice Gift for BloggersMany bloggers blend reviews with their usual topics of discussion, and an increasing number of companies are seeking people to write pieces about their products in exchange for free or significantly reduced-priced items. However, most don’t want to pay for shipping; therefore, they prefer to woo bloggers with an Amazon Prime membership…since they receive free shipping. Additionally, Amazon Prime grants access to freebies to music, books, videos, apps, and other resources which can be beneficial to bloggers.

10. Pay for a Blogger Conference or Event

One of the most beneficial and eye-opening experiences for a blogger is to attend a conference, where they get a chance to network with companies, meet up with other bloggers, attend workshops, learn about the latest trends, and walk away with plenty of ideas on how to enhance their blog – but they cost money.

Helping Bloggers Travel to Conferences and Events makes a Nice GiftBlogger conferences are held virtually anywhere in the U.S. (and beyond) with larger gatherings taking place in major cities. These events can be more generalized, such as Blogalicious, Bloggy Bootcamp and BlogHer; or niche-specific extravaganzas that concentrate on a narrower field, like BlogHer Food or the International Food Blogger Conference.

No blogger will turn down the following:

  • Surprise tickets or conference passes to a local event
  • Covered expenses to a pre-planned event, from hotel room stay to airfare
  • Ticket to a special blogger-related workshop
  • An all-expense paid trip

11. Personalized Anything

Having the name, logo and tagline of a blog featured on any gift is often a welcomed surprise. From customized water bottles to a Twitter-inspired keychain, there are endless possibilities to consider. You never know what you’ll find when you shop retailers and marketplaces such as Cafepress, Zazzle, Etsy, and PersonalizationMall.com.

Follow Me Twitter Key Chain by ShoptheCopperFox

ArtsCow.com is another place to browse – they sell a wide range of personalized goodies from photo watches to makeup bags.

If you are a blogger, what gift mentioned here do you need or want?

About Yona Williams

In addition to being a freelance writer, foodie, art lover and book hoarder, Yona also enjoys researching and sharing the many different ways one can surprise or amaze loved ones with unique and unexpected gift ideas.

69 thoughts on “11 Gift Ideas for a Blogger

  1. Love this so much! I pretty much want all of these things. :) I really have been eyeing up an Erin Condren planner – I need to take the plunge and get one! My life is too crazy not to. Thank you for sharing so many great ideas.

    Brooke @ Brooke Blogs
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  2. Yes, I will take any or all of these. Christmas is coming up and my birthday is in April. Remember me when you are shopping :). Seriously, these are some awesome suggestions. Forwarding to my family..

  3. Some excellent ideas here! I think the credits for a stock photography site would be an amazing gift for a blogger. I was smart enough to marry a photographer, :) but we don’t always have just the right image for a post, so we still have a stock photography site membership as well. The right chair is extremely important, and who can do without a great planner? Wonderfull gift suggestions! Thank you!

  4. These are great. Would you send an email to my husband and sign it Santa? hehehehe~ I would love almost all, but the special ones are a bigger lens for my camera so I can take better and closer pictures. I would love to have the Amazon Prime Subscription that would be great… and paying for a blogger conference would be wonderful, but now I’m pushin’ it. LOL

  5. These are great gift ideas. I had no idea some of this stuff even existed but I definitely now have answers to the “What do you want for Christmas?” question lol.

  6. These are such great present ideas! I have a few blogger friends, plus I do swap boxes every once in a while, so it’d be great to have some of these things to send. I really love the personalized touch. I also love all the planners, and know many people who would love to get one as a gift.

  7. I am the co-founder of PickUrGift.com and I want to thank all of the bloggers I have worked with over the last couple of years. Bloggers have been the lifeline of our business as we try to build our brand. Yona, she is the biggest prize I have found and I truly hope she realizes how much I appreciate her. The gift ideas and topics she comes up with always amazes me. So to all of you bloggers…..share this post and I hope someone gives you a much deserved gift.

    Rick

  8. I would love to attend a blogger conference! Having a bunch of personalized items and apparel would be perfect! I love all these great ideas- very helpful! Thanks so much! :)

  9. Yes, I’ll take a few of these. The planners look so pretty and I need all the help I can get. i wish I could afford all the blogging conferences out there. A dslr camera would be a dream come true. I use my phone camera for everything.

  10. I LOVE these. Especially the clothing and jewelry. Although I would love for someone to pay for me to attend a blog conference.

  11. I concur on the camera. You never know when the next opportunity to capture your own images will come, but when it does you need a decent camera.

  12. You have hit the nail on the head! I personally need all of those items on your list. I never really thought about those great gifts to give to my blogger friends and it’s nice to have a reference.

  13. Yona, these are all such great ideas. A few years ago, my husband paid for me to attend the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Conference. It was amazing! I might ask for another conference for my Christmas gift this year. And I second the need for a good chair. That’s a blogging must.

  14. Great list! I think it’d be fun to get something that actually says I’m a blogger because I tend to hide it from my actual friends and family and it could be a good opener.

  15. I’d love someone to gift me a camera! That keychain at the end is a great idea! I have a new planner coming any day and I’m so excited I can hardly wait!

  16. Great gift ideas! I’d literally never thought of getting gifts specifically geared towards being a blogger before. Of course, my friends would have to get these for me since I’m the blogger amongst us! LOL

  17. What a fun post, with some great ideas. I used to be almost embarrassed to say that I had a blog but Im gradually getting braver and a friend actually introduced me as a blogger the other day, which made me smile from ear to ear. Guess I need to add some of these to my holiday wish list

  18. This is so great!! I agree with all of those suggestions, and I’m in LOVE with the social network necklaces. Looks like I may be buying myself a happy Fall gift :-).

  19. WOW WOW WOW. As I sit her in an uncomfortable chair with a crick in my neck I say I would vote for the chair first…lol I love the stationary idea as well as the Amazon one. FABULOUS. I am relatively new to blogging and am surprised to know that there are blogging events and conferences. Thank you ever so much for all of the wonderful ideas and suggestions. Have a wonderful day! I look forward to visiting again :) #blogelina

  20. What a fantastic list! I’d never think of most of these things – the only one I might ask for is camera accessories – but I love the items on this list. Now when I’m asked what I’d like for Birthdays / Christmas/ Mothers Day etc, I know just what to say.

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  22. As a blogger, I have to say that I LOVE all of these ideas! I love the blog apparel and personalized stationary is always awesome. Paying for photo or blog related subscriptions is also fantastic! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

  23. These are great ideas! I really love the shirt. I’d love to get one of those for myself. I’d love to get a new camera as well. I think it’s time I upgrade mine.

  24. I love that shirt and the saying on it, how fun! I will have to share this list with my husband, you have a few things on here I really want. Especially a planner! I have to get one and if I don’t do it soon, I might as well wait until the following year which means Christmas present Idea! Thanks for sharing, I love this list!

  25. Ahhh!!!! I LOVE this article – so many fabulous ideas, thank you so much for the inspiration. Hmmmmm, tough call. I’d like pretty much everything on the list here *chuckle* but I think the themed apparel and hashtag necklaces are brilliant. It’s also a great way to monetise your blog!

    With blessings, Callie (CreaTEAvity), London, UK #blogelina

  26. I love these gift ideas for bloggers! I just got a DLSR for Mother’s Day and am loving finding new accessories for my camera. The hashtag necklaces are perfect for my girls as well since they love to say them.

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