14 Nov 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Social Media Marketer in Your Life
I haven’t done a gift guide in a few years, but I know how difficult getting gifts can be. I’ve put this holiday gift guide for the social media marketer, content creator or blogger in your life. I’ve put it together based on questions about the tools I use for social media marketing and a few things I’ve had my eye on to put on my own wishlist.
[Also – just to let you guys know I have included affiliate links so if you do end up purchasing something from this list I will make a few bucks.]
Stocking Stuffers & Gifts Under $50.00
Camkix Bluetooth Button
This little guy has come in handy so many times! It’s great for when I don’t have help taking photos and the timer function is just not agreeing with me. Get the bluetooth powered Camkix Wireless Bluetooth Camera Shutter here.
Cimkiz Webcam Cover Slider
Remember that photo of Mark Zuckerberg where all anyone noticed was the tape over his webcam? Well, now there are more sleek and elegant ways to cover your webcams.Get the social media marketer in your life a little webcam protection this holiday season. These webcam covers are barely noticeable and effective. The piece is so thin you can even stick it on your phone. Grab some Webcam Cover Sliders here.
I admit I didn’t think a stylus was needed in my content creating toolkit but I was wrong. I love using my stylus for Instagram Stories. It just makes drawing and making lines so much more precise – giving me the look I envision in my head, and the personal touch your hand writing brings to content. This isn’t the exact stylus I use (it’s currently sold out) but it’s the same brand and got great reviews (and it’s only about $9.00). Check out the Mixoo Stylus here.
LoveHandle Phone Grip
Our phones just keep getting bigger and bigger! LoveHandle phone grips are super easy to stick on your phone and make holding larger devices so much easier. LoveHandle even lets you personalize your grip. Get everyone on your list LoveHandle phone grips here.
Arkon Phone Stand
I discovered this great phone stand from Twitter and podcast superstar, Madalyn Sklar. My old stand was flimsy. But the Arkon phone stand is super sturdy and great for live video sessions. Take a look at the Arkon phone stand here.
As a social media marketer or content creator, is there a thing as too many power banks? I got this power bank in a bundle with my phone but I like that it’s sleek, has multiple USB inputs and is quick to charge. Keep your digital marketer powered up this holiday season with the Mophie Powerbank.
I had to include the Luxafor Flag in this 2018 holiday gift guide because it’s so simple and SO useful – especially if you work in an office. The LuxaFor Flag lets your colleagues know when you’re busy and when it’s okay to come over and chat with you. This little flag connects with your Skype for Business, Slack, Trello, your email and productivity apps. You can even choose which colors to use. Wave interruptions goodbye with the Luxafor Flag here.
Laptops are getting smaller, and the new MacBooks aren’t equipped with card readers. Get the digital marketer in your life an external card reader. This one by Lenovo also offer extra USB ports. See the Lenovo Card Reader Hub here. https://amzn.to/2OKBHmX
Native Union Charging Dock
Native union makes these two beautiful charging docks. The one in the image on the left (slate) is only $30, but you can get a marble version if you’re feeling like giving a jazzier gift ($139.00).
See the Native Union charging dock slate here: https://amzn.to/2RRcycn
See the Native Union charging dock in marble: https://amzn.to/2RX9LP3
Personal and Professional Development
Moleskin smart notebook
One of my favorite notebooks, the Moleskin Evernote Notebook is great for any content creator, blogger or digital marketer. You can use the Evernote app to snap a photo of your notes and put them into your Evernote account. The notebook also has fun stickers that link up with Evernote account as well! I have the 3.5 by 5.5 which makes it easy to carry anywhere. Get the Moleskin Evernote notebook here.
Social Media Advent Calendar
The Dharilo Social Media Advent Calendar is back for 2018! Starting on December 1st you’ll discover a brand new, immodestly actionable social media resource from me to you. It’s a fun way to get your business on the right track in 2019. Sign up for the 2018 Social Media Advent Calendar here.
Social Media Courses
Social media marketing changes so quickly! You can never stop learning, developing your skills or getting ideas for your brand or business. Social media courses can be helpful for everyone from the newbies, to seasoned marketers. You can check out all the social media courses, trainings and more that I offer here.
The Productivity Journal
This journal is super useful for staying productive. It has spaces to fill in your most important tasks for the day. It also has spaces for keeping track of how long your tasks are taking you. There are even motivational quotes in between to keep you going! It’s a perfect gift for anyone who’s busy with lots of projects. Check out the Productivity Planner here.
Having tools to help you do your job more efficiently is always a welcomed surprise. For this holiday season consider getting that blogger, marketer, or content creator the gift of publishing ease. I do write for the AgoraPulse blog, but I also just really love their platform. It’s packed with tools to make social media marketing management easy. From a beautiful publisher to great analytics tracking and charts – Agorapulse can be their one stop shop for managing social media accounts. Learn more about Agorapulse here.
If you’re a content creator you’ve got a TON of files. Help the content creator in your life keep their computer running smoothly by getting an external drive to keep files on. I learned the hard way to get into this habit. I have the G-Drive and love it. It’s small, beautiful and efficient.
Books make such great gifts! Here is a list of a few of my favorites and on my to-read list to consider as holiday gifts:
Coffee and Tea Lovers
If you follow me online you know I love my coffee. Here are a few things I had to include in my holiday gift guide for the coffee and tea lovers in your life.
Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug
I don’t personally have one of these but I love the idea of my mug keeping my coffee or tea warm! This is the type of thing that you may not buy for yourself but makes a fun present for someone else. Take a look at the Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug here.
Mr.Coffee Mug Warmer
If you don’t have the budget for a fancy mug – don’t fret. Mr.Coffee makes a mug warmer the has great reviews and is only $10.99! Get the Mr.Coffee mug warmer here.
Starbucks Acrylic To Go Cup
If you know me, you know I pretty much only wear black. So I saw this Starbucks cup and I HAD to put it on this gift guide. It’s beautiful! Made for cold drinks only this cup will also help you keep plastic out of the environment (a cause I really care about). I really hope I get one of these in my stocking this year! Get the Starbucks Acrylic Cold Cup (size grande) here.
Last but not least are a few fun (and generous) presents I came across.
Kindle Paper White
Books make great gifts! If the social media marketer in your life prefers digital editions, then the new Kindle Paper White can make a great gift. I love paper books, but I also love the idea of having access to hundreds of books and magazines in one small device. Perfect for traveling. Check out the new Kindle Paper White here.
I love my letter board! I have to use it a little more but it’s a great prop for anyone who needs to create content on a consistent basis. This one comes with emojis! Get the Finisa Letterboard set here.
These hashtag bookends are beautiful! If I had a bookshelf – these would be on it lol. Take a look at the Zeckos Hashtag Bookends here.
Some bonus ideas for great gifts: Laptop stand, regular mugs, massages for de-stressing and releasing all those neck muscles.
I hope my gift guide has helped you figure out what to get your favorite digital marketer or blogger. Happy Holidays everyone!