I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t prepared for how quickly the holidays have begun approaching. It feels like just yesterday that we celebrated the 4th of July! How did that happen?!
I swear, the older I get, the faster time seems to go. Does anyone else feel that way?
Anyways, I recently put together a gift guide for writers but I also wanted to create a gift guide for bloggers. While there’s some cross over between the two, each list is chock full of different ideas. So, if you need extra inspiration, be sure to check out my writer’s gift guide, too.
Blogging is rewarding because it allows you to connect with people from all over the world and share your ideas, advice, and experience with them. While starting and maintaining a blog is relatively low cost, there are some expenses that can begin to add up over time, so I’ve included a mix of useful gifts as well as more fun options in this gift guide.
So, let’s dive in, shall we?
Note: This post contains affiliate links.
1. Stock photo membership
A stock photo membership makes a great gift for a blogger because stock photos can be used in so many ways. While it’s possible to find free stock photos online or even through the mailing list of a stock photo membership website, having exclusive access to the member’s only library helps bloggers create unique images.
2. Courses or eBooks
Dedicated bloggers often have a game plan to make money from blogging, so learning the ins and outs is important. When it comes to social media, affiliate marketing, and driving traffic to our websites, there’s so much to learn. Online courses and eBooks offered by pro bloggers are awesome resources but the cost can add up over time, so they make a great gift for a blogger.
Here are some of the best courses I’ve taken and eBooks I’ve read since I started blogging.
- Pinterest Ninja (Check out my review here)
- Affiliate Marketing Training Bundle
- The She Approach’s Guide to Boosting Your Blog Traffic
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3. Themed Clothing
It may seem a little gimmicky, but themed clothing can make a fun gift for a blogger. Since bloggers spend a lot of time at their desk writing, the comfier the better!
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In my opinion, books are one of the best gifts anyone can get. Books geared towards creative types and entrepreneurs will make you a winner when picking a gift for a blogger!
Here are a few popular options:
5. A Planner
Staying organized is essential to living your best blogger life and the easiest way to plan out your schedule and tasks is with the perfect planner. I have two favorites that I just love and recommend to pretty much everyone. The first is the daily planner from At-A-Glance.
Each day has it’s own dedicated full page and has a spot to write down appointments, your top three tasks for the day, and a to-do list section. It even has extra space to write notes or whatever you need as well as a “win of the day” section and a tracker.
My other favorite is the Panda Planner. Like the daily At-A-Glance planner, the Panda Planner has both monthly and daily pages. In addition, it has a “week in review” page where you can look back at your wins from the previous week and plan out the next week. My favorite part is the daily pages, which includes spots for:
- 3 things you’re grateful for
- 3 things you’re excited about
- 1 daily affirmation
- Daily exercise goal
- Top focus for the day
- 5 tasks to complete
- A to-do list and notes section
- Appointment section
- 3 wins of the day
- 1 way to improve
Typing that all out made me realize how impressive this little planner really is; It definitely packs a lot into each day!
6. A Web Hosting Plan
Web hosting is a really cool gift for a blogger! If they already have a hosting plan, consider renewing it for them, or purchase a new hosting plan for their next blogging endeavor. Either way, web hosting makes a great gift!
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7. A Comfy Desk Chair
It goes without saying bloggers spend a lot of time at their desk! Why not make working from home much more comfortable with a stylish new desk chair?
8. A New WordPress Theme
Bloggers like to change up their WordPress themes every once in a while. A new theme would make an awesome gift for a blogger because it would save them a little cash while refreshing their blog.
My favorite places to get themes are:
They all offer beautiful themes that can be customized to suit a blogger’s needs. The best deal comes from Elegant Themes because for just $89 you get access to all 87 of their themes. They’re also the creators of the super popular Divi and Extra themes, which lets users design their website from the ground up. I actually use Divi for my freelance writer website and portfolio and I absolutely love it!
9. Fun Coffee Mugs
Whether the blogger in your life prefers coffee or tea, cute mugs are always a win! Grab a mug with a phrase about blogging, a funny pun, or cute design like the ones below.
10. Social Media Templates
Making graphics for social media is a time-consuming task but templates are a big help! A wonderful gift for a blogger is social media templates, opt-in templates, or even credits to Creative Market to pick out the exact template they need.
+ More Gift Ideas for Bloggers
- Headphones to cancel out the chatter when they work at their favorite coffee shop
- Music membership like Spotify so they can listen to their favorite inspirational podcasts
- Tailwind subscription for automating their social media
- An Audible membership for those who like to multitask
- A Coffee shop gift card
- Cute notebooks for when inspiration strikes
- Fun pens to write down all their ideas
- A Camera or photography backdrops for professional quality social media and blog photos.
- A letter board for cute Instagram posts
- Accounting software to track blogging finances
- External hard drive to keep all their important work in one place
- Wall art and decor to decorate their workspace
- A membership to an email service provider like ConvertKit to keep in touch with their email list subscribers
- The Freedom Journal to help them achieve SMART goals within 100 days
Want even more ideas? Check out my blog post on 30+ Gift Ideas for Writers!
What Would Make Your List?
If someone said they’d buy you a blogging gift, what would you ask for? Did it make the list?
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Katie Jenison is a freelance writer offering copywriting, blogging, and ghostwriting services. She works closely with home builders, remodelers, interior designers, real estate and property management professionals to help them create content marketing strategies, improve their digital presence, generate leads, and engage with their target audience. Katie also helps freelance writers and creative entrepreneurs pursue their dreams of working from home by providing tips and advice, business strategies, and writing tips on her blog, The Quiet Type. Download her free workbook, A Freelancer’s Guide to Setting Rates, here.