Delightful Gifts for Bloggers and Vloggers – Holiday Edition 2020

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Gifts for Bloggers and Vloggers

 

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Gifts for Bloggers and Vloggers

Cameras

Excellent pictures help make an excellent blog post. If you’re a vlogger then you know that a quality video camera is a must. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to get good photos or videos.

You can actually do most of your good work using your smartphone. Plus, with a basic smartphone vlogging kit, you can get a tripod, LED light, microphone, and phone mount all in one!

However, if you have some budget to use, here are three great cameras to consider (all costing less than your smart phone!!)

Still: Simple, good quality, and low price, the Kodak PIXPRO Astro Zoom AZ252-RD 16MP Digital Camera with 25X Optical Zoom and 3″ LCD

Video: 4K quality at an affordable price, it’s the 4K Vlogging Camera for YouTube – UHD 48M 30FPS Digital Zoom Camcorder Infrared Night Vision 3 in Touch Screen Recorder with Hood Support Webcam Microphone

Streaming/webinars: Built for streaming, you have the Mevo Start, The All-in-One Live Streaming Camera. Wirelessly Live Stream in 1080p HD and Remote Control with Dedicated iOS or Android App

and the 4K Webcam with Microphone Computer Camera 8MP USB Webcam 1080P for Video Calling, Conference, Streaming, Webcam with Privacy Cover and Mini Tripod

Vlogger? Food Blogger?

You need great pictures, you need great video.  Here’s one camera that does the job of two, the Canon Rebel T7 

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Product Photography

You should grab something like this, the Amazon Basics Portable Photo Studio

Or, a bit lower in price, the PULUZ 31cm Ring Light Photo Studio Light Box

 

Photo models 

If you’re in the mood to make gifts for bloggers as print-on-demand products using sites like Merch by Amazon, Redbubble and Teespring, it’s a big plus when you can show some “social proof” product placement with actual people using your products.

The best platform for doing that is Placeit.net – they provide a HUGE selection of models and settings to use your product images on.

If you’re not familiar with “print-on-demand” platforms, they are for making designs and putting them on t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, clocks, and more. These are great messaging tools and fans of topics of all sorts LOVE wearing clothing that says what they’re into.

Here are the three top platforms to use:

  • Redbubble
  • Teespring
  • Merch by Amazon

 

WordPress Hosting 

Every blogger needs a solid, reliable web hosting provider. After many years of blogging, I’ve selected SiteGround as my preferred hosting service.  They’re value-priced, service-oriented, and have excellent and responsive tech support. I highly recommend them.

If you need a second source to compare to, I’ve also used BlueHost over the years, and though they are a great host for beginner blogs, I’ve consolidated all my sites with SIteGround simply to avoid doubling up on annual fees.

Both are recommended.

 

Home Office 

You blog somewhere, right? When not in the coffee shop or plane. train, automobile, then it’s your home office, a spare room, the kitchen table.

Does your somewhere need a few things?  You can actually increase your productivity with highly rated items like these:

Micro-fine pens, great for notes or doodling or artwork!

Planners are time savers and organizers in one. Great for content planning.

Office chairs built for comfort – check out this AmazonBasics Mesh, Mid-Back, Adjustable, Swivel Office Desk Chair with Armrests, Black

Ambiance: Yankee Candle, soothing, relaxing say no more.

Ok, maybe one more candle, with a wood wick!

Need someplace better to put that laptop?? How about the Rain Design 10032 mStand Laptop Stand, Silver (Patented) 

By the way, you can see a TON more gifts for bloggers (office improvement ideas) here!

 

Mommy Blogger?  

Show that power with a cute bag, mug, t-shirt, or iPhone case

 

Email Service Provider

You know you need an email list, right? It’s the only thing you “own” – if your videos are taken down or your Pinterest or Facebook account gets shut down, you still have your list. 

Give (or get) the gift of a solid email service provider, and the one I use and recommend (for beginners and more advance cost-conscious bloggers) is MailerLite

 

Keyword Research and SEO

You need to learn how to do keyword research, especially the basics. This can be a tough nut to crack, but here’s a very poplar and affordable course that makes it easy to understand:  Get Your Keywords Together 

 

Microphones

The Blue Yeti is a go-to favorite for podcasts, live streams, webinars, and video production, and it doesn’t break the bank!  The direct Amazon link is here or my full review can be found here,

 

The Gift of Knowledge!

World class instructors teach you about a ton of different subjects that will quite possibly fill in the gaps on your next post! If nothing else you will be amazed at the topics covered by big name teachers.  It’s all at MasterClass.

I also have a review of Masterclass here.

 

Computer Power

Upgrade your laptop to blog on the go, when you Shop Microsoft Store – Free Shipping and Free Returns!

Computer peripherals to maintain productivity:

USB hard drive  

Instant power to save the day during power outages, with a UPS

 

Check your Grammar

Before publishing that blog post, use the power of Grammarly to see where your errors are, very useful!

 

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays

Check back again, I’ll be making updates with new gift ideas for bloggers and vloggers as I find them.

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