Are you looking for a gift for a blogger? Our gift guide is packed full of gift ideas for the blogger in your life.
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Blogs are still really popular, and you probably know at least one person who runs their own blog. You might even run one yourself, either as a hobby or as a side-hustle.
If you do run your own blog, you’ll know that the cost of running it can soon start to mount up. So when you’re shopping for birthday presents or Christmas gifts for the blogger in your life, why not pick out a gift that relates to their blog. It’s sure to be appreciated, especially if it’s a must-have item that is outside their usual blogging budget.
In this blogger’s gift guide, we’ve picked out a range of gift ideas that will suit all sorts of budgets. And if you’re thinking of starting your own blog, this guide will be a useful resource for you as well.
Many of the items are ones that we have used in our own blogs, and so we can recommend them from personal experience. But we’ve added in some extra alternatives to cover different budgets. We’ve even through in a few dream items as well, in case your budget stretches that far.
And of course, if you can’t decide on a gift for your favourite blogger, an Amazon Gift e-voucher* or gift card is always a popular choice. You can choose from a range of card designs, and pick the amount that you want to give them.
Low Cost Gifts for Bloggers
This selection of gifts is perfect for when you are looking for a smaller gift for your blogging friend. It’s full of items that any blogger will love to receive, and they won’t break the bank. They’re ideal for spreading a bit of happiness, saying ‘congratulations’ on a small win, or adding in as a stocking filler.
You’ll find more gift ideas in this price range throughout the rest of this post as well.
Mugs for Bloggers
Every blogger knows that mugs of tea and coffee keep them going when they’re working late into the night on a post. So why not buy your blogger friend a new mug?
They’ll love to receive this Little Miss Blogger Mug*, and you’ll find a wide range of other blogging mugs available to choose from.
Or how about an Editing Day Mug to keep them going when they’re powering through a long day of photo editing. You’ll also find a lot of other ‘blogger’ gifts available on websites like Etsy and Not on the High Street, including t-shirts and wall art.
Photography Props for Bloggers
Photographs are a major part of blogging, so bloggers are always on the lookout for great props to help make their pictures look fabulous.
The vinyl backdrops from Capture by Lucy are perfect for this. I and use them in my own blog photos and think they’re fantastic. At just £29.99 each, they’re great quality, easy to store and make it simple to create fantastic flat lays, product images or food photos.
Another fun prop for blog photos is the Locomocean Light Up Your Life Cinematic A4 Lightbox*. It comes with 100 black letters, numbers and symbols as well as 10 full colour emojis. Your blogging friend will be able to use it in blog photos and it’s also great to use in photos for Instagram as well.
And a softbox or photo tent is a simple way to take blog photos that look really professional. It helps to even out the lighting which reduces the appearance of shadows in a photo. It’s particularly useful for taking product photos, which makes it perfect for beauty and lifestyle bloggers.
The Neewer Photo Tent* is made of light diffusing white nylon fabric and comes with four coloured backdrops. The camera slit at the front makes it easy to take a photo with the subject completely surrounded to cut out reflections. And it’s easy to pop down for simple storage, making it a really useful piece of equipment for any blogger
Notebooks and Journalling Supplies
Although we all work online, lots of bloggers still love to keep notes in the old-school way – on paper.
My personal favourite brand is Moleskine, and I do a lot of my blog post preparation in a Moleskine Classic Notebook*. They come in a wide variety of sizes, formats and gorgeous colours, and the quality of the paper is fantastic.
Or for a more luxurious alternative, how about this gorgeous A5 Tivoli Notebook* from Belcraft. It’s handmade by Italian craftsmen, has 125 pages of lined acid-free paper inside a recycled leather cover and comes with its own giftbox as well.
It’s a perfect gift for any blogger, but would be especially suitable for a travel blogger to use as a travel journal.
A lot of bloggers enjoy using a Bullet Journal to plan their schedule. If you’re not sure what Bullet Journalling is, click here to find out more.
A dot squared notebook makes it easy to lay out a bullet journal page, and this Siwengde Extra Large Notebook* is perfect.
And of course, they’ll need a supply of coloured pens and accessories to create beautiful Bullet Journal pages. This selection pack of Fineliner Colour Pens* is just what they’ll need.
Practical Gifts for Bloggers
One of the great things about blogging is that you can work from anywhere, whether that’s a coffee shop, your sofa or even your bed. But a lap desk can definitely make it easier if you’re not working at a desk or table.
This Belkin Cushdesk* is perfect for laptops with screens up to 18″ and keeps the hot laptop off your legs while you work. It holds your laptop at a comfortable angle for typing, which helps to prevent neck strain, and the anti-slip strip stops your laptop from sliding down the lap desk.
Or how about this elegant VonHaus Bamboo Portable Table*? The left hand side of the table tilts to give you the best view of your laptop, tablet or magazine, and the extendable legs make it easy to set the table at the right height.
Small air-vents ensure that your laptop won’t overheat, and there’s a little drawer for pens, sticky notes and so on.
It folds away easily and it’s perfect either for use as a laptop table or even for breakfast in bed. This table is definitely on my own personal wishlist!
Camera and Photography Gifts
If your budget stretches to it, I’m sure that most bloggers would love to receive a new camera!
Everyone has their own personal favourite brand, so it’s worth trying to find out which model your blogging friend would like to own. We use Canon for photographs on our blogs, but other bloggers might prefer Nikon, Sony or perhaps even Leica.
So here are a few suggestions for some of the most popular cameras on the market right now, along with a few accessories that also make great presents for bloggers.
Canon G7x II Mirrorless camera
We love the Canon G7x II*, and have shot many of the photos on our blogs using the G7x II.
It’s lightweight, easy to use and the quality of the photos is great. The camera has a range of preset programmes that you can use if you’re unsure of how to shoot in manual mode, or there are other programmes such as Aperture mode.
You can shoot in RAW or JPEG formats, and the camera will record video in full 1080p at 50 frames per second, which is great if you’re considering branching out into YouTube videos!
It has a tiltable screen, which makes taking selfies or filming vlogs really easy. I also love using it for taking photos from awkward angles. And you can download images direct from your camera to your phone, which is really useful if you’re out and about and want to post a quick Instagram Story or tweet.
The only downsides to this camera are that you can’t change the lens on it, and you can’t fit an external mic. But with a really great zoom and close up capabilities, I’ve never felt that I need to use a different lens so far.
The Canon is small enough to just pop in your bag, but this MegaGear MG766 Leather Camera Case* would be a lovely add-on gift. It comes in a range of colours including ever-popular black.
Canon EOS800D DSLR
If you’re buying for someone who wants a full DSLR camera to take photos and video, then I would suggest looking at the Canon EOS 800D DSLR*. You may also see this recommended as the Canon Rebel T1, which is the name that it is sold under in the USA.
This camera has a 24 megapixel sensor which will capture images in beautiful detail. It also records video in full HD and is a great all-round DSLR.
The Canon 800D can be ordered with an 18-55mm kit lens which will cover most bloggers’ immediate needs. But eventually they’ll probably want to start looking at different lenses.
The ‘Nifty Fifty’ is always a popular camera lens for bloggers, as it allows you to take photos with that lovely blurry background that is so popular on blogs.
Canon have two different models available to suit different budgets. The EF 50 mm 1.8 STM Lens* is an affordable lens, but does feel quite lightweight. If budget allows, the EF 50 mm-f/1.4 USM Lens* is a higher quality and more robust lens.
At the other end of the scale, a telephoto lens is great for taking shots from a long distance. You might want to look at one of the compatible lenses like Tamron, if budget doesn’t stretch to a Canon lens. These can be excellent value and still take great photos.
If you are buying a lens for an existing camera, be sure to check the manufacturer so that you get a lens that fits the body. As well as the manufacturer’s own lenses, it’s worth looking at brands like Tamron who make compatible lenses for the major brand names.
If you’re looking for a camera case for the Canon 800D, then we recommend the Canon 100EG Custom Gadget Bag*. It’s great quality, with adjustable dividers within the bag to keep your kit securely held in place.
You might also like to consider a backpack like the Lowepro Tahoe 150* backpack. It can carry a camera body and lenses as well as all of the other bits and pieces you might need to carry, such as spare batteries and SD cards. They’re ideal for when I need to take a range of kit out with you and the quality of the bag is excellent.
Another popular alternative to the Canon G7X II is the Sony ILCE6000*. While a lot of the features are quite similar to the Canon model, the Sony has the added bonus of having interchangeable lenses.
The final camera in this gift guide for bloggers is the ever popular instax Mini 9 Camera*. This camera makes a perfect gift for a blogger and doesn’t break the bank. The instant photos are ideal for capturing events on the fly, and are fun to use in social media posts.
You can get a range of gift bundles including extra film or a camera case, and there’s a choice of different colours.
And every blogger needs accessories for their camera. Some options are included above in the Low Cost Gifts category, but here are a few more ideas.
The Manfrotto Compact Light Aluminium Tripod with Ball Head* is a good solid tripod that will be suitable for use with DSLRs or smaller mirrorless cameras. Manfrotto is a great brand that you can definitely rely on.
Or for something smaller, how about this Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod*. It’s ideal for use with mirrorless cameras like the Canon G7X II, or for your mobile phone if you attach a phone holder.
This would make a great set up if you are just dipping your toes into video and don’t want to spend masses of money just yet.
And finally in this section, the RPGT Photography Softbox Studio Continuous Lighting Kit* is perfect for a starter home studio. It can be used for shooting product images for review post, or for creating flat lays.
Other Tech Gifts for Bloggers
And finally, a selection of tech gifts that will suit any blogger. These are all really useful gadgets that content creators regularly use, and there’s something here to suit all budgets.
Gadgets for Bloggers
A power bank is definitely one of the vital pieces of equipment in any blogger’s kit bag. Nobody wants to run out of charge on their phone, especially if you are using it for social media posts, taking photographs or even giving you directions home!
A charged power bank is part of our standard kit bag for a site visit, and there have been many times when it’s saved the day. The Anker PowerCore 20100* will store enough charge for multiple phone charges if necessary.
Or if you want something more slimline, this Okzu portable charger* will charge your phone once or twice (depending on model). It is incredibly light to carry so you can keep it with you pretty much all the time, just in case!
And a new printer is perfect for printing out those all-important media kits for a trade show or blogger event. The HP Envy Photo 6230* is an all-in-one Wi-Fi scanner/copier/printer which comes with a four month subscription to HP Instant Ink.
Laptops and Accessories
A new laptop will probably feature on most blogger’s wishlists, and it’s a dream gift if your budget will stretch that far.
Either way, they’d probably like a new laptop bag for their shiny new gadget as well. There’s a wide range available on the market, from sleeves and backpacks to shoulder bags and messenger bags. This Wenger Eva laptop bag* is rather lovely, and would make a great gift on its own.
Just make sure you check the screen size of their laptop to make sure you get a bag that it will fit into!
Backing up your data is really important, and bloggers will get through masses of storage every year storing photos. So extra storage is a great gift for any blogger.
The SanDisk SDCZ50-128G-B35 128 GB Cruzer Blade* is an encrypted USB flash drive that will easily store data securely. It’s small and easy to slip into your bag, a great option to take out and about with you. This makes it perfect for backing up the photos that you take on location.
This is another standard part of our kit for site visits, so that we can make a back up of the footage stored on SD cards.
And for a robust way to store the footage back home, this Seagate 1 TB portable hard drive* is ideal. It’s big enough to store all the raw photos so that they’re available for use again at a later date.
The drive comes with the cable you need to connect it to your PC, but it’s worth buying a sturdy carry case* for the hard drive as well.
And last of all, every blogger will agree that you can never have too many SD cards. They’re a vital piece of kit, and it’s always nice to have a spare close at hand. So if you’re looking for an extra gift, why not pick up a SanDisk Extreme 64 GB SDXC Memory Card*. You can be sure that it’s something they’ll need!