These gifts for bloggers include the best gift ideas for adventurous writers of all types: business bloggers, writers who blog, casual bloggers, serious bloggers who yearn for a book publishing contract…these gift ideas contain something for every blogger in your life!
Before the tips, a quip:
“The best style is the style you don’t notice.” ~ Somerset Maugham.
Has your blogger figured out his or her style? Consider a journal — one of my favorite gifts to get and give is a gorgeous leather-bound journal. There’s something about writing with pen and paper that changes your thought processes and writing style, that inspires creativity and authenticity. It’s a simple, classic gift idea for writers and bloggers, and it can help them figure out who they are.
And, here are several creative gift ideas for bloggers…
8 Gift Ideas for Bloggers – From the Adventurous Writer
An hour a week to talk about blogging. There’s nothing I love more than to talk about my Quips and Tips blogs, share what I’m learning, and verbally flesh out new marketing ideas. I’d be thrilled if one of my friends or family members gave me one hour a week — a dedicated hour for me to talk about blogging, blogging, and more blogging. The gift of time is priceless…and inexpensive! This is a good gift for givers who don’t have a huge gift giving budget.
A consultation with a search engine optimization expert, blogger, or web writer. I often think about hiring a web expert to review my blogs. Do I have too many ads? Should I write more SEO-optimized blog posts, or am I too keyword heavy? Am I using the right plugins? How can I publicize my blogs better? A consultation with an experienced web writer or professional blogger is one of the best gift ideas for blog writers — both new and experienced.
A photo on a coffee mug, mousepad, or notebook. PhotoWorks is one of many companies that puts pictures of anyone on anything. Does your blog writer have a pet, kid, car, or a blog logo or brand? Put it on a coffee mug, holiday card, mousepad, calendar, keychain, or other household item. Simple and sweet!
A blogger or writer’s stamp, sign, or business cards. Last year, my husband had an office door sign made up (“The Adventurous Writer”), a set of business cards (“Quips and Tips”), and a stamp for my books (again, “From the Library of The Adventurous Writer”). What I really loved about these gift ideas was that it showed how seriously he takes my business and blogging career. He believes in me. The best gift you can give your blog writer is your support — in a physical form, such as a stamp, bookmark, or pen with her blog name or logo on it.
A membership in a business or bloggers’ club. I belong to a business owners’ group that meets every Tuesday morning for breakfast; we talk about advertising, marketing, branding, and all sorts of business-related things. We also share leads — if I was looking for freelance writing contracts, I’d find work there! The club costs $14 a month, and it’s worth every cent. Do you know of an online business club for bloggers or a local business owner’s group? It may be a great gift for your blog writer.
Homemade or store bought gourmet food gift baskets. I adore gourmet gift baskets of coffee and goodies! Even the smallest gift basket — a bottle of wine and a hunk of cheese — is a wonderful gift for bloggers. Gift baskets are practical, enjoyable, easy to share with others, and fun to open and sort through. It’s less expensive to make gift baskets at home, especially if you buy the ingredients in bulk (eg, store bought or homemade cookies, wine, gourmet coffees or teas, chocolates, etc.) and make several baskets at once.
Personalized chocolates, like M&M’s. This is a cool idea: you can create personalized M&M’S®. The Mars chocolate experts will put photos, phrases, and names on their teeny weeny chocolates. If you have a photo of your blogger, a smart blogging tip, or a inspirational writing quip, you can put the image on the chocolate with something like “Merry Christmas to my Favorite Blog Writer!” And, M&M’s last a long time – so your blogger can savor this present for months, or even years.
A book about how to make money blogging. If your blogger hasn’t read Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, it’s time to crack it open — even if she doesn’t want to make money blogging! An even better gift idea is to buy 75 Ways to Make (More) Money Blogging or 73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire!) the Muse (both are $9.95 until Christmas is over). Don’t give it to your blogger just yet; instead, email her one writing or blogging tip a week. It’s a great way to support her, keep in touch, and learn more about blogging or writing — which gives you something to talk about.
If you have any gift ideas for bloggers or writers, please share below — my husband would love to hear from you! He’s looking for gift ideas for me 🙂