1. A CAMERA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHY LOVER
Here’s the deal with having a blog these days: no matter how great your writing is, how amazing your ideas are or how many readers you have, it’s hard to keep up with all the other blogs out there if you don’t have stunning photos. When starting out, a point and shoot camera might do the trick (I’ve been there). But if you want to take your blog to the next level, a DSLR camera can make a world of a difference. So if you know a blogger that’s just starting out or wants to go full time, the best possible gift you can get them is a digital camera.
2. BLOG HOSTING FOR DEDICATED BLOGGERS
If you have a friend or family member who was started blogging on a free platform and you want to encourage them and support their dream, there is no better gift then offering them the option to go self-hosted!
3. PRACTICAL DESK EQUIPMENT FOR THE OFFICE MOUSE
Bloggers tend to spend a lot of time in chairs, at desks and in front of computers. And I can’t think of a better gift but one that would make our lives easier when we have to spend hours in the same place. So while they are not traditional items, a good office chair, a seat cushion, an ergonomic footrest or a mouse pad with wrist support can make a huge difference in the day to day activities of a blogger.
4. QUIRKY MUGS FOR THE COFFEE LOVER
If you always find yourself doing little blogging tasks with a cup of coffee (or tea) in hand, then you are going to love these blogging related mugs from Blogging Mode! With an entire collection of quirky (yet practical) mugs that range from blogging humor, to daily inspiration for bloggers or entrepreneurs, these mugs make the perfect personalized gift for any online friend!
5. A BLOG THEME FOR THE NEW BLOGGER
A necessity that all new bloggers have and that could radically transform the appearance of their website (even if they have 0 coding or tech skills so far) is a stunning blog theme. A great website theme can really showcase your content in the best light and differentiate you from other bloggers and I know that a blog theme was one of the first major investments I took on for my blog.
6. USEFUL WORDPRESS PLUGINS
If you’re a blogger, you know that it takes more than just a pretty theme to run a website. That’s why I encourage you to give someone the gift of a useful plugin!
Here are a few practical plugins every blogger should invest in:
- Social Warfare – a social sharing buttons plugin
- Elementor PRO – a page builder plugin that is great for building custom pages
- Updraft Plus – a back-up plugin that helps bloggers keep their content safe
- Short Pixel – an image optimization plugin that helps with increasing website speed