I’ve been waiting the whole year to make this list :) I mean who doesn’t know a blogger these days. And you are going to end up buying a Christmas gift for a blogger for sure.
At least for your aunt that is blogging about her cat. So why not get her or someone else that blogs something really cool!
No, don’t worry, I will not put iPad on the list. Sure it is an amazing Christmas gift, but unless your wife is a blogger (thank you, Jim, for that birthday iPad :) ), it probably will not be on your shopping list.
What can you find below:
- Bloggers’ Christmas wishlist – Software and Services
- Books every blogger wants for Christmas
- Things to keep your blogger healthy
- Gifts under $20
- Cute, customized and original gifts
- Techie stuff / Gadgets
- Things every blogger needs but doesn’t know it yet
Bloggers’ Christmas wishlist – Software and Services
I believe a premium theme is one of the things bloggers want from day one of their blog, but keep postponing the purchase “till they make more money”. So make your favorite blogger happy and get her the theme!
Aweber account (get the first month for $1), because it will finally let them build the email list, the dream of every blogger.
And don’t tell me you will get them a free account over at MailChimp, cause I’ve tried them both and Aweber is way better.
Market Samurai keyword research tool (use the full software for free for 12 days), because it will let them rank on page 1 of Google.
If they are dreaming of being a successful blogger, with a lot of people coming from Google to their blog… they need to research their keywords. And Market Samurai is the best you can get as a gift.
Site Build It! package. Because it is a full proof way to build a successful online business and because they are having a Buy One Get One Free sale until December 25th.
Hootsuite Pro account so they can manage their social media accounts like real rock stars.
Premium accounts for services like Evernote (review) or Dropbox.
Premium list building plugin like WP Subcribers (review).
Any other premium plugin they really, really want, but can’t decide if it is worth the money. If you pay for it, it is worth their money!
Books every blogger wants for Christmas
Perfect for beginners – 31 days to a better blog. Because it guides you through the basic steps of building and promoting your blog from day one.
Perfect for WordPress bloggers – WordPress starters guide. Because it shows you the features of WordPress people never talk about, never use them but at the same time, those same features are the ones that will make you a pile of “monies” by sending the traffic to the right pages :)
Perfect for bloggers who want to make money and write e-books – Creating ebooks for Impulse Buyers.
Because you need to do something, not just sit around and whine how you didn’t make any money from your blog this month.
Perfect for any blogger – Ultimate Guide to Blog Post Promotion. Because you need to get your name and your content out there. And because this book won me $1.000 in a blogging contest and teaches you how to do the same.
The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web by Mari Smith. Because it is Mari Smith!
Things that will keep your favorite blogger healthy
Obviously living your life stuck to the computer isn’t really healthy, so there are a few things you can give to your dear blogger that will help them stay healthy…
Ergonomic chair – because he will need his back for years to come. I actually put an office chair on my Christmas list last year and got a really cool one. It is amazing how big of a difference is to sit in it for a long time, compared to a regular chair.
Ergonomic keyboard – because typing long hours can really hurt your hands.
Wrist rest – to help with hand and fingers ache.
Christmas gifts under $20
iTunes gift card is $15 to $50 so just get the cheapest :) so they can get all the cool iPad apps for bloggers.
Amazon gift cards – start at $10. However, you can also order them to be delivered via Facebook, email, print at home and a few other options, so you can get them for even less. But don’t be too cheap :)
Panda Flash drive – how appropriate with 2011 marked by Google Panda updates :)
Microphone for the computer for those who love to Skype or make Youtube videos.
Notebooks and pens (you can order customized ones off Vistaprint, I write more about this below).
Cute, customized and original gifts
MOO Mini cards – I love these tiny business cards. Well, they don’t have to be only business cards, but that is how I use them. The best part about this is that you can actually upload multiple designs and pay the same price.
For example, when you order business cards of a “regular” printing site, you will usually have to order 250 of the same cards (or order different ones in separate orders and spend more money). But MOO lets you upload multiple designs so if you are ordering 100 cards and want 5 different designs, you will get 20 of each. For the same price.
Must buy gift for bloggers!
Funny blogging or social media shirt – for example some of those created by Lisa Irby. They are amazing! Below is just one of the 30+ designs she has in the store.
Customized items from Vistaprint. I shop there all the time. I order some business stuff often, like business cards and letters and more often I shop for personalized items, like calendars, mugs, return addresses, etc.
I actually used their ongoing promotion yesterday to order about $90 worth of personalized items for FREE. I only paid about $25 shipping which is great considering that some of the items I bought include mugs. I wish I could show you all the stuff I got, but they are Christmas presents, so I don’t want “the receivers” to see them in advance, lol.
Here are the two notebooks and a mug I got for myself though.
Techie stuff / Gadgets / Elctronics
Like I said, I am not going to say iPad, lol. I mentioned some of the “gadgety” items in other categories as well, so don’t miss them.
Digital voice recorders so they can capture ideas as they come. Since it is the gifting season, Amazon is making them really affordable, so you can get them half prize at the moment, like this nice one from Olympus.
Keurig single cup coffee maker – I got one last year and that is my most favorite “gadget” in the house. Pretty much the only one (besides the lap top) that I use ever single day. Don’t forget to add some K cups with it.
Things every blogger needs but doesn’t know it yet
Gym membership – seriously, I am not saying you become the next GI Jane or The Rock, but you should at least spend some time on a treadmill.
A picnic – yes, if there is one thing every blogger, especially those that do this full time, needs – it is some nice time off.
A spa day! Spoil your blogger :)
This is by no means a complete list, so I would love for you to add what you would like to get for Christmas.
And then subtly share the post with your family and friends, I am sure they will get a clue, lol