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Happy October! The month of October has gotten everyone thinking about Fall weather and pumpkin patches. It also means that my birthday has just passed.
And as a blogger and a YouTuber, I always tend to ask for less traditional birthday gifts than you may expect from someone in their 20’s.
I’m talking tripods, camera gear, personal development books, and more!
So, if you are a blogger looking to add some things to your gift list, or you know someone who is a blogger and you need some gift ideas, this post is for you!
I have rounded up some of the gifts I have gotten over the years, along with some things that were on my birthday wish list this year!
1. A GOOD CAMERA
Since I am a YouTuber as well, I use this camera for mostly recording videos.
However, many bloggers also need to get a good camera for taking pictures as well! So I’ve listed the Canon M50, which is a fantastic and highly recommended camera.
I bought this camera for myself and it was a gigantic upgrade from my last one, the quality is insane! I bought the camera and the lens, not just the body. Which you can check out on Amazon here.
And, if you’re getting a camera, here are a few accessories I recommend as well!
- SD Card for your camera
- SD Card Adaptor (So you can plug your SD card into your computer if there is no slot for it!)
- External mic
This is only really good if you want to do videos. But I wanted to leave the recommendation here anyway because I know a lot of bloggers also do YouTube as well!
2. EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE
This is a great buy for bloggers who are running out of space on their computers, or if they just like to have a backup copy of work.
If something were to happen to their computer and they lost all their work, that would be such a headache and really a heartbreaking thing to happen.
This is why these external hard drives are so good! You can have everything backed up so if something we’re to happen, you wouldn’t be losing all of your stuff!
3. BLOGGING EDUCATION COURSES
Blogging courses are one of the big reasons I was able to quit my job and go full-time. I’ve taken a lot of courses over the years. Some great, some useless, some expensive, and some affordable. Here are the best ones I’ve taken over the year that I always recommend!
- Pinterest With Ell
This course taught me all of the basic knowledge I learned about Pinterest. It’s good for people who are just starting out and trying to grow their account, or if you’re a seasoned blogger who can’t figure out the latest pinning strategies!
It’s updated pretty often, so there’s always something new to learn! Check out Pinterest with Ell here!
- Mastering Sales With Ell
Yeah, you guessed it! This course was made by the same person as Pinterest with Ell, and it’s even better in my opinion! Instead of just learning about social media strategies that change all the time, you’re learning about basic making money strategies that stay around a lot longer!
I really struggled to make money before buying this course. She teaches about affiliate marketing, getting clients, selling products, and more! Check out Mastering Sales with Ell here!
If courses aren’t your thing, another great buy is books! I’ve bought a few over the years that were really great to help me with mindset and growing my business!
- You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living and Awesome Life
- Badass Habits
- YouTube Secrects (A great book for starting YouTube!)
The best part about these books is, you can also check them out on Audible! You can get one of these books free when you start a free Audible trial! Check out Audible here. (This still takes you to Amazon because it’s linked with Audible!)
4. PLANNERS & OFFICE SUPPLIES
There’s is nothing like a good planner to help you get organized! I prefer to get physical planners because I like to have my to-do list easily accessible and in front of me!
My favorite planners are Cambridge planners! Check out a few of my favorite planners here!
You could also get digital planners’ social media content calendars! I created a few in my Gumroad shop here:
5. CUSTOM MUGS
I know, this one may seem like a weird one. But it is seriously one of my favorite gifts I have gotten!
As bloggers, we tend to live and breathe our brands. Our branding kind of oozes out into our real lives. And that is why I choose this cup because with matches my brand and my vibe. And on top of that, I got to support a small business!
What’s great about this shop is, this Etsy seller does custom orders and I was so happy to unwrap this as a gift!
She also does other color cups, so make sure you check out her shop!
Oh, and by the way, things thing WORKS to keep your drinks cold! I left this cup in the car on a hot day and expected my drink to be so warm when I got back.
The outside of the cup was warm (its metal) but the drink was actually cold?! I was honestly shocked! Plus, the paint has not rubbed off yet and it has been through the wash at this point. Seriously- this is a great quality product and a must!
6. PINTEREST TEMPLATES
Moving back to the blogger tools for a minute, Pinterest templates can be another great gift to get bloggers! I create so many pins in a week, and It can honestly get super boring!
So, pin templates will help you come up with fresh designs, and the best part is, they are usually really cheap!
I offer a Pin template pack here, and I’m always adding more so make sure to check to see what I have made!
6. DESK ACCESSORIES
And last but not least we have the desk accessories! I love the ability to have a home office and being able to decorate it however I want! I’ve actually already written a post on this topic, so you can check it out here if you’d like!
Or check out these related posts! I hope you found something to either add to your wishlist or found something you’ll buy yourself!