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The Best Gifts for New Bloggers

What kind of gifts would a blogger want for Christmas or their birthday?

As a newish blogger, that is still working on growing her money-making blog empire on a budget, there are many things that I would love for somebody else to purchase to help me on my way to world domination.

I’m sure I’m not the only blogger that has a few items on their wish list that they believe would help make their blog a success.

To support my hypothesis I asked a few of my fellow bloggers what kinds of gifts they would want someone to give them. 

Thus the inspiration for this gift guide for bloggers was born!

So if you know someone that is a blogger and you want to help them on their blogging journey consider purchasing a few of the items /services listed in this gift guide. 

I’ve done my best to provide the prices for each item, but as you know prices change frequently.

Make sure you click on the link to get the most up to date price on all items.

Alright now that that’s out of the way lets crack open this list!

Being a new blogger is can be a challenge. Show your support for your blogging friends by purchasing one of these awesome gifts that will help them grow their blog.

This post contains affiliate links which means that I may receive a small fee, at no additional cost to you, when you purchase items using the links provided. As an Amazon associate I  earn from qualifying purchases. If you would like more information please click here to read my disclosure policy.

1.Uninterrupted Work Time

If you can’t guess this was the most requested item from mom bloggers. 

Somebody please take the kids and give me a few hours of peace and quiet to work on my blog or just veg out for a moment.

The great thing about this gift is it’s pretty much free. All it will cost you is a little bit of your time and whatever you spend on the kids. 

2. Pay for Their Website Hosting

If you’re not sure what hosting is, then check out this post on blogging terms. 

If you’re looking to make money from your blog, then being self-hosted is the way to go. 

However, if you’re already on a tight budget going self-hosted might be out of your reach financially.

Offer to pay for their website hosting for a few months or the whole year.  

Popular Self Hosting Sites:

Bluehost

Siteground

Lyrical Host– (more expensive, but I’ve heard nothing but good reports about them and you can pay on a month to month basis. )

If they would prefer to stay with a hosted plan you can offer to pay for an upgrade from a free plan to premium. 

3.Tailwind Subscription

Tailwind is a social media sharing tool for Pinterest and Instagram.

Many bloggers use Pinterest to market their blog post. 

Manually pinning pins to your Pinterest can be very time-consuming. 

That’s where Tailwind comes in. Tailwind is an automated scheduling platform that can post your pins or Instagram posts for you. 

All you have to do is schedule it and the system takes care of the rest. 

The Tailwind Plus plan costs 14.99/month (119/yr).

Give the gift of a free month of Tailwind when you use my referral link

4.Photo Editing Software

One of the things they don’t tell you about blogging is that a lot of it has to do with graphic design. 

Creating pins, social media posts. etc all require you to be able to design appealing graphics.

Having decent photo editing and graphic design software is an important part of being a successful blogger. 

Canva Pro (12.99/month or 119.40/yr)

Consider purchasing a subscription of Canva pro.

Unlike the free version of Canva, you have access to more fonts and stock photos.

You can create your own brand color palette, resize your images with one click, create folders for your work, and upload custom fonts. 

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription (52.99/month)

The Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription includes all 30 + Adobe apps and services. 

However, you can also purchase individual programs as well. 

  • Adobe Photoshop ( starting at 9.99/month)
  • Indesign (starting at $20.99/month)
  • Premiere Pro – video editing software (starting at $20.99/month)

Unfortunately, none of these products offer gift certificates, but you can download my free gift certificate pdf to make your own.

5.Blog Legal Page Templates

Did you know you needed legal pages for a blog?

Every blog should have a privacy policy, disclosure policy, terms and conditions, etc.

I highly recommend Lucrezia’s Legal Page bundle. (use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY19 to save 40%)

Lucrezia is an attorney so you can rest assured that your legal pages are FTC and GDPR compliant. 

I used her bundle to set up my blog’s legal pages. You can check them out here.

Everything in the bundle that you need to customize is highlighted for you. All you have to do is edit the pages and upload them to your site. 

My legal pages were up and ready within 20 minutes. 

Plus anytime the pages are changed you will get a copy of the updated page to add to your blog. 

6.Blogging Courses

I’m a little biased, but I can only recommend what I know. 

Marina’s Pinterest Course is awesome: Pinterest for New Bloggers ($27)

Lucrezia Blogging Course: Blogging for New Bloggers

November 29,2019- December 2 they will be having a 40% off sale on all of their products.

7.Blogging Books

For books on blogging I recommend these books by Meera Kothand.

She provides a wealth of knowledge in her courses and books that I haven’t found anywhere else.

The Profitable Content System: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating Wildly Profitable Content Without Burnout  (free on Kindle or $9.99 paperback)

The One Hour Content Plan (Kindle $3.99, $12.99 paperback)

8.Technology

For those of you that want to buy a physical gift for that special blogger in your life.

 New gadgets and gizmos are always appreciated. I’ve rounded up the best tech gifts that all bloggers need and will appreciate.

Cameras for Bloggers

Know a travel blogger or anyone interested in blogging about their outdoor adventures.

Then this GoPro will definitely catch all of those fantastic moments.

GoPro isn’t just for shooting your life on the go, it also takes wonderful still photos as well.

GoPro Hero 7 Silver $279.00

Sony DSCW800/B 20.1 MP Digital Camera (Black) $98.00

Sony a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (White) $390.04

Microphones for Bloggers/Podcasters/Youtubers

BLUE Yeti Silver Edition, Mic Only (Comes in 13 other colors) $102.69

BLUE Microphones Yeti USB Microphone with Knox Gear Pop Filter $139.99

Best Light Kits for Bloggers/Vloggers/Youtubers

Everybody knows that poor lighting can make or break your pictures. These light kits are perfect for taking pictures of food, people, etc.

They can also be used to provide the perfect lighting for your live streams or youtube videos.

Ring Light 10 Inches – Gemwon O Ring Lights with Phone Holder $21.01

I personally own this lighting system. It works pretty well for taking photos of my sewing or crochet projects with my cell phone.

Neewer 2 Packs Dimmable 5600K USB LED Video Light with Adjustable Tripod Stand/Color Filters for Tabletop/Low Angle Shooting $31.99

Photo Portrait Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit  $61.20

This is another kit that we personally own.

My husband does photography and he uses this kit to take portraits of the kids and for our various church events.

Everything is really easy to set up and breakdown.

If your trying to create a photo studio on a budget this is definitely the way to go.

Final Thoughts

Looking for some more gift ideas? Check out my gift guide for moms. 

Don’t forget to download my gift certificate template if you plan on purchasing one of the digital gifts on this list. 

Now it’s your turn.

What did you think about the gifts on this list? If you’re a blogger is there anything that you think should be added?

Not quite ready to buy something yet? Pin this post for later. 

Looking for more gift ideas check out my post on 23 Gifts Ideas for Moms.

Looking for the perfect gift that special blogger in your life? Check out these 17 gift ideas that they're sure to love and appreciate.

Until Next Time,

EJ

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