If you’re looking for cool Christmas presents for bloggers, to celebrate the number one writer in your life, you’ll be pleased to know I’ve
wasted spent a good few hours trawling the internet in search. Whether you’re looking for travel blogger presents, gifts for fashion bloggers, or even a lil prezzie for one for those gamer bloggers I’ll never understand, I’ve got a few suggestions here for you.
And of course, now you know what to buy your most favourite travel blogger for Christmas too…
Here are the best gifts for bloggers for 2020
Christmas Presents for Bloggers
1. Little Miss Blogger Mug
This Little Miss Blogger Mug needs a good home. It’s dishwasher safe and ceramic, meaning it does exactly what a mug is meant to to do, but in a more aesthetically satisfying way for the blogger in your life. I first saw these on sale last year and really, really wanted one but they were sold out everywhere, so quicky quick, off you go. Buy from Amazon now.
From £10.99 on Amazon.com.
2. Blog planner
This 2020 planner is pretty cool, and well laid out, and even comes in a set with a pen too. Always a winner.
You could also go for a Moleskine for that classic look and feel too.
From £15.99 on Amazon.co.uk.
3. Books about photography
Photography can be one of the most difficult parts of blogging to master, there’s always so much more to know. And in the heat of the moment I find it difficult to get the settings right.
Here are a few books that have helped me in the past, although it’s definitely about time I referred to them again. When it comes to giving photograph books to bloggers for Christmas, be careful. You don’t want to offend!
Check on Amazon: The Beginner’s Guide to Photography – £10.
Check on Amazon: The Complete Digital Photography Course – £13.60
And I’ve just bought myself an early Christmas present – the Pinch of Yum eBook on how to master food photography. I’ll let you know how it goes when I get stuck in. Or you can follow me @VickyFlipFlop on Instagram and see for yourself!
From £10 on Amazon.com.
4. Ragdale Hall vouchers
For my mum’s birthday I treated her to a night at Ragdale Hall to try out the spa and treatments. It was brilliant, and so relaxing.
One of the hardest things about being a blogger is that you never get a chance to switch off. For a lot of the bloggers I know, the line between work and play is very blurred and we just can’t leave our phones alone.
If you’ve got a few pennies to spend then a gift voucher for two nights at Ragdale Hall would be a much welcome Christmas present for a blogger, guaranteed.
From £25 at ragdalehall.co.uk – make sure you tell them you saw it here!
5. Coffee shop gift card
For one of the best Christmas gifts for bloggers money can buy, just head to your local coffee shop and pick up a coffee gift card. Bloggers love to hang out in coffee shops, so make their dreams come true by basically buying them some office time.
If you live near the blogger you’re buying gifts for then go for a local coffee shop and show them some support. If not, then Costa and Starbucks gift cards will be the perfect presents for your favourite blogger.
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6. Wooden lap desk
One of the reasons a lot of bloggers started blogging was to escape their desk job, so for some, to replace it with another desk can seem kind of bonkers. But this wooden lap desk from iwantoneofthose.com is awesome. Adaptable enough to help you sit comfortably at your laptop either in bed, on the sofa or even out and about, you can also use it for watching TV on your iPad.
From £11 on iwantoneofthose.com.
7. Tropilex hammock
It’s a tough life, this blogging malarkey. Bloggers need a cool place to rest and recuperate – so how about buying one of these hammocks from Tropilex? They come in all different colours, can be hung from a tree or from one of the frames they sell and look really cool in the garden too.
8. Meaningful wall art
Full-time bloggers spend a lot of time at home alone, and even part time ones probably wish they had some more time to spend with their friends. So, for Christmas it’d be nice to celebrate the times you have shared together with a personal piece of wall art. Have a look on iwantoneofthose.com to see what posters they have – I love this Amsterdam one.
From £9.99 on iwantoneofthose.com.
9. A hotel night on Booking.com
Booking.com is my number one, go-to source for finding hotel nights. And the number one reason for that? Because you can rearrange and cancel most stays for free. That means you could choose a date to book your favourite blogger in for a Christmas present, and then it’s up to them to change it to a date more suitable, if they need. It’s so easy to chop and change on Booking.com, that’s why 9 times out of 10, I use it.
From £5 on Booking.com.
10. A mug to tell them what you really think
My parents bought me a ‘This is What an Awesome Blogger Looks Like’ mug and I love it very much. Look, here’s a picture of me from last Christmas enjoying it on its first day. See how happy I look?
They don’t do as good quality ones any more on Amazon, but you can get this one below.
It’s definitely a cool mug for the blogger who loves a good cup of tea. Drinking copious amounts of tea when I’m in work mode is the best form of procrastination, and one of the things I miss most when I’m away.
From £7 on Amazon.
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11. Blog branded items
You could use a site like Snapfish.co.uk to make them some branded stuff. For Christmas you could get your favourite blogger some cards and stationary with their logo on, or even some sort of wall art with their photos. Just take a look at their social profiles – their Instagram and Facebook for example – and you’ll be able to find some photos to use.
If it’s just for a present for them, I’m sure they won’t mind!
Snapfish.co.uk have all kinds of special offers and deals and this is a great way to buy something a little more unique.
From £5 on Snapfish.co.uk.
Bloggers love candles. Whether they’re there to provide actual light to type by in hard times, or just for the ambiance and aroma. Candles make the perfect Christmas gifts for bloggers. Not on The High Street have some really lovely candles for the blogger in your life, and you can show just how thoughtful you are by giving a personalised one.
Personalise the candle with their blog name and they’ll love you forever.
I would anyway.
– Reindeer | Caramel Truffles | Traditional Honeycomb –
Buy your blogger some luxury chocolate items for Christmas and you can bet they’ll love it so much it’ll be all over their Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter before you’ve even poured the Bailey’s. Or maybe that’s just me, but I’d appreciate it all the same.
Check out John Lewis for some luxury chocs, or Amazon if you think they’d like your chocolates a bit more like sweets, and with that retro vibe.
Check it out on Amazon: box of retro sweets
14. A weekend away
– Me and my bro in Tromso, Norway
Gotta have something to write / tweet / pin / vlog about as a blogger, right? It’s Christmas, show your favourite blogger how much you love and appreciate them with a weekend away. Take a look at my top 5 cheapest European destinations for some inspiration – or how about a weekend away in England?
My weekend in the New Forest was lush a few weeks ago…
15. Books about blogging
There are SO many books about blogging. I can personally recommend:
– You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) – Jeff Goins
– Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Liz Gilbert
– Brave Enough: A Mini Instruction Manual for the Soul – Cheryl Strayed
– I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Ramit Sethi
And according to their 4.5-5 star reviews these ones look pretty good too…
– The Million Dollar Blog – Natasha Courtenay-Smith
– How My Blog Got 1 Million Visits in 7 Months – Patric Morgan
From £5 on Amazon.
16. Instax camera
The Instax Camera is an absolute favourite of bloggers, the blogosphere over. The camera comes in all different colours and is kind of like an old school Polaroid, in the way that the photos print out instantly. You have to be a bit crafty, seeing as the camera is pretty basic, but the instax Mini is great fun to have at parties and always makes for good piccies to then photo again, and put on Instagram.
Bloggers love them, trust me.
From £85.25 on Amazon.
17. Your time
No matter where your blogger friend is on his or her journey, I’d bet you a tenner they feel like they’re just not getting enough done and that there are not enough hours in the day to even make a dent in what they want to do.
One of the best presents you can give anyone is your time. Whether you tell your friend you’ll look after the kids, wash the car, clean the house or something else you know they need so they can work on their blog – this can be a lovely and thoughtful present that will always be well received.
18. Lens cap straps
I can’t tell you how many lens caps I’ve lost. I actually can’t, it’s ridiculous. As soon as I found out separate lens cap straps existed I bought one for all the lens caps I own, all three of them. At just £1.59 each with free delivery, they make perfect stocking fillers for bloggers, and you might as well get one for yourself too.
These ones come with handy strings attached to attach to your camera as extra insurance that you won’t lose round two.
From £1.59 on Amazon.
19. Portable battery
Bloggers can never have enough spare batteries. Especially if you know your blogger friend is into Instagram Stories or vlogging. Video sucks up that battery power like a Dyson in the dirt. I have the Anker portable charger shown above, among many, many, others that I always forget to take out with me.
From £12 on Amazon.
20. Amazon Basics backpack
I have this one from Amazon Basics and love it dearly. Even when I was getting totally grilled trying to get into the States for three months, the immigration officer paused to ask where my bag was from.
There are many different sections – but not too many – and everything is securely fixed in. My laptop has its own safe spot at the back, where I can store anything I want to keep straight. There’s also space on the sides to slip your tripod in too. It’s got everything a blogger could possibly need in a backpack, honestly.
Unless, maybe, you’re a fashion blogger. Not quite the most stylish of all the bags is it?
Good job I don’t care about that kind of shiz.
From £33.99 at Amazon.
21. Fancy coffee machine
Those late nights, early mornings, and just having something to consume that isn’t food, means that coffee machines are a favourite for bloggers. Just do me a favour though, don’t get the ones with the capsules – their popularity is threatening our planet’s resources even more than before. And the capsules are expensive.
I don’t actually have a coffee machine, seeing as I’d have nowhere to put it, so can’t vouch personally, but after too much research this Espresso and Coffee Machine is the one I’d get.
From £39.99 on Amazon.
22. Noise cancelling earphones / buds
Whether it’s the dog barking at the neighbours, the kids screaming on the plane or just needing to zone out from the world around you, a pair of noise cancelling earphones are key for bloggers.
They’re an investment I promise. Sometimes I wear my earphones without any actual music coming through, just having them on helps me to focus. Check these Kinden Wooden beauties out – stunning hey?
And only £68.99 right now, or these £29.99 Betron HD1000 earphones look pretty sweet too.
From £29.99 on Amazon.
23. Olympus PEN EPL-9
In fact, I only ditched the Olympus PEN series because I wanted to be able to use a microphone on my camera. I now have the M50.
This is a great reasonably priced camera though, and I’d totally recommend it to anyone. The lenses are pretty decent prices too.
The Olympus series was designed as a camera for bloggers, and makes for a great Christmas present for your favourite blogger if you’re looking to splash some cash.
These are the lenses I bought for my Olympus PEN when I had it:
A wide angle lens which has allowed me to do vlogging on the Olympus without thinking I have ‘too much face’. It’s also really good for taking pictures of hotel rooms. I got it for £360, and it was definitely worth it.
This is an absolutely incredible, for the price, zoom lens. I paid £82 from ebay (which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend because it’s hard to insure) but here’s the Amazon link, which is currently £142. Any animal photo from my Costa Rica photos was taken using this. I actually couldn’t believe the quality.
Olympus Mirrorless cameras can take lenses from any of the other Mirrorless camera ranges. This Lumix pancake lens is awesome for taking photos of food. I strongly recommend it. I bought it for £176 a year or so ago, looks like it’s £250 now.
From £400 on Amazon.
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Pyjamas make for a lovely Christmas present, and you’ll never know if they take them back either :). Oh, unless it’s your boyfriend or girlfriend, of course. These onesies are amazing and would make the perfect Christmas gifts for bloggers. I want one to wear in the day at home when I’m too tight to put the heating on.
From £12.99 on Amazon.
Or check out what’s available on the High Street here.
So, kind of leading on from the before, how about some slippers?
OH MY GOD I WANT THESE.
When you’re working from home, trying to build up your business, the last thing you want to do is have the heating blasting all day, racking up the bill. Buy your favourite blogger some of these Joules booties for Christmas and not only will they like them, they’ll also save many a pound over the years on heating. Dreamy.
From £19.95 on Joules.com.
26. A box of tea
I’ve made two coffee suggestions, now it’s time for the tea drinkers to shine. If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas present for bloggers then this could be the one. Personally, I’m perfectly happy with a cup of Yorkshire Tea, but if your beloved blogger has a more discerning taste when it comes to their day time tipple, a box of tea is the one.
Prices start from around £12.99 on Amazon
27. Joby Gorillapod
The amount of equipment the average blogger could buy for Christmas is insane. There’s so much out there to make you feel like you’re top of your game. You don’t need it all, but I would recommend a Joby Gorillapod. These design feats mean you can set up your camera wherever you feel either captures the action, or your best side. The legs can wrap around most things, allowing bloggers to film in difficult places.
You can buy GorillaPods in a few different sizes, but basically, if they take photos on a big DSLR they’ll need this larger one, and if it’s just a small camera, or phone, then go for the smaller one here.
From £14.50 at Amazon.com.
28. Gin, gin and more gin
Wondering what to get a blogger for Christmas? Gin for the win.
Gin may be one of the most obvious gift ideas for bloggers, but it’s a good one. Amazon has loads of fancy gins for a good price, or you could really put the effort in and pick up some local, meaningful gin from the locale.
If it was me I’d just order two off Amazon. One for meeee, one for them…
Prices start from around £20 on Amazon
29. Blogosphere Magazine subscription
Bloggers love magazines – it’s where many of them pictured their career heading, before this whole blogging thing came along. Blogosphere Magazine is great. I know, I’m the Travel Editor for it. It’s the best place to discover new bloggers and learn about the latest trends in blogging, from craft to mummy blogging to travel, of course.
Buy a blogosphere subscription for Christmas and you’ll get Blogosphere delivered to your door when it comes out quarterly. Just like one of those gifts that keeps on giving.
From £25 per year on blogospheremagazine.com.
30. A blogging course
Just like the photography books for Christmas for bloggers, you may need to choose wisely here, so as not to offend your intended. And also, you don’t want to repeat what they already have.
My favourite course on travel blogging is the Business of Blogging course by NomadicMatt. He taught me how to make money from travel blogging and changed my life.
You could also look at buying them a tool to help their blogging, like Lightroom, Final Cut Pro etc. But make sure they actually want it or don’t have it before you jump in and invest.
READ MORE: How NomadicMatt Taught Me to Make Money
31. Attraction Tickets
Most bloggers like to travel, well, the fashion and travel ones I know anyway. If you know your favourite blogger is getting ready to go travelling somewhere take a look at a site like AttractionTix.com and take a look at all the places you could buy them tickets for.
A few personal favourites…
– Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle Tour in Iceland
You get the idea, right?
From £8 on AttractionTix.com.
32. An experience to write about
Check out buyagift.co.uk. They’ve got experiences for every kind of blogger, from craft to cars to beauty to animals. Is that a thing? I’m guessing it is.
Ok, so I’m going to pick a few of my favourite things from the site, just to show you what kind of a range of things you could buy from there.
From beer tasting trips around the UK, to skydiving and parachuting, afternoon tea experiences in London and a whole section of Christmas gifts that would be great to write about from meals out to boat trips and spa days.
From £10 on buyagift.co.uk.
33. Photo frame, with photo!
Why doesn’t anyone print photos anymore?
Because they’ve not got the incentive of a beautiful frame to put the pictures in, that’s why. Buy your blogger friend a photo frame for Christmas AND print the photo, or photos out to put in it, and they’ll love you for it. John Lewis has some really pretty frames that would look good on the slickest of bloggers’ desks.
From £3 at John Lewis.
34. Gig tickets
You can easily gleam so much information from your blogger friend before you buy their Christmas presents, even if you don’t actually follow their blog (blag it). Just find their search box that looks like this, type in music, and see what comes up. Surely they’ll have mentioned their favourite band or artist somewhere?
If not, try and find them on Spotify and see what they’ve been listening to. Don’t take it any further than this though, might be a little bit stalker-esque.
Then you can just go on TicketMaster, work out which of their favourite bands is in the vicinity, and buy up some tickets. That’ll be nice won’t it?
From £10 on TicketMaster.
35. Exercise ball
I feel like the one thing all bloggers will agree on, no matter what their niche, is that blogging is not good for your health. Unless you’re a health blogger that is of course.
Most travel bloggers I know will tell you that their waist line has increased since joining this magical world of travel blogging.
So, one of the best blogging gifts you can give is an exercise ball to use while sat at their desk. Obviously make sure they have enough space for it, and kinda want it, again, so as not to offend.
I’ve just decided I actually really want one of these and I’m going to look at prices. Woohoo.
Little blogger present to myself there.
Fitballs start on Amazon from £9.99
36. Superdrug bloggers’ range
Is the blogger you’re trying to buy a Christmas present for under 15? Yes?
Well, I’m pretty sure they’d love anything from the Zoella or Tanya Burr blogger ranges at Superdrug. I haven’t tried a thing from either, and to be honest, probably never will. But I’m sure your underage blogger friend will enjoy a little gift or two.
The entire Tanya Burr range – no idea what’s good, sorry!
From £2 at Superdrug.
37. Diary for 2020
This is a tough one. Diaries are such a personal thing but if I know bloggers, and I do, they love a bit of stationery, whether they use it or not. WHSmith is the first place I think of when I think of diaries, Amazon has a good selection, or you can try Paperchase, the bloggers favourite.
From £2 at Amazon.
38. Charging station
One of the most annoying aspects of blogging is keeping everything charged, but this 6-port desktop charging station looks awesome.
It works for so many different devices and will keep your desktop tidy too. It’s universally charging, with a super charge, and totally safe.
Currently riding high in the Amazon charts with 4.5 out of 5 in satisfaction rating, I reckon it’s a goer.
From £22.99 at Amazon.co.uk.
39. Mermaid blanket
If you don’t feel ready yet to transform into the world of mermaids, there are plenty of normal blankets to choose from too, don’t worry (check out the Snug Rug above). They make a great Christmas present for the blogger in your life as it’ll keep them warm during that cold January, and save on the heating bills to provide for a more blog friendly way to spend some money.
From £7.90 on Amazon.co.uk.
40. Wireless speaker
This wireless speaker from Anker has 5 out of 5 from over 1500 reviews on Amazon. I mean, this is a good piece of kit. With 24-Hour Playtime, Bluetooth 4.0, Low Harmonic Distortion, Patented Bass Port and Built-in Microphone for Calls, at £27.99 for the black one, it’s an absolute ruddy, bloody bargain.
From £27.99 at Amazon.co.uk.
41. Aqua notes
These Aqua notes from Amazon are such a cool idea. If you’re one of those people who does their best work and has the best ideas when you’re getting hot and steamy under a shower then there’s no need to lose those trains of thought anymore. Attach these to your shower wall and no idea will ever escape you ever again. You can write under water with these guys too, so perfect for the bath!
From £10.75 at Amazon.co.uk.
42. Backgrounds for photos
Having a cool background for your photo is essential, but can be quite difficult if you’re in the house all day. This is where these crafty backdrops come in. You can order your blogger one of these for Christmas and from then on they’ll be able to give the illusion of their fantastically clean and white floorboards, when really, the rest of the house is in an absolute shambles.
You can get them in a few designs and colours, but I’d definitely recommend the Studio Pro White Wash Floor I’ve chosen above.
From £15.95 from Amazon.
43. Another mug for you
Ok, I know we’ve had a mug already but I can’t do a blogger gift guide without including this owl blogger mug. I love it!
Us bloggers are a bunch of night owls. Before Ben moved in I used to work until at least midnight most nights. I’ve had to knock that on the head though.
From £11.99 on Amazon
44. Laptop bag
Ooo who doesn’t love a nice laptop bag for Christmas? Bloggers, that’s who.
You’ll find this sleek number on Amazon. There are loads of laptop bags for bloggers to choose from, but I think this one is the best, right?
Laptop bag on Amazon for £12.99
45. Game of Phones
Surely, one of the best gifts for bloggers on the list?
Game of Phones is a ‘battle of smartphone skills’ which will have you and your favourite blogger competing to win, via your phone. Ok, I haven’t played this, but I want to. With rounds like ‘first to find a pic of you ten years ago’, and trivia questions, treasure hunts and challenges, it sounds like a right laugh. Definitely one for the family on Christmas Day!
Game of Phones on Amazon from £20
And that’s it… all the ideas I have for Christmas presents for your favourite blogger.
Have you got your shopping list / wish list sorted now?
Let me know what you want most in the comments below
and Santa just might be good to you this year!