THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BLOGGERS
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! My last gift guide for you this season, JUST before Black friday is one close to my own heart. This is the Ultimate Gift Guide for Bloggers. Because bloggers need love too! So sit back, and check out some or all of these gifts for the blogger in your life or…for YOU! Now get out there, enjoy those black friday sales and SHOP!
*this post contains affiliate links. If you buy something from a link here, I may be able to buy lots of Starbucks. Lots. As always, all opinions are my own.*
1. Day Designer Planner
Every blogger needs to be organized. Before you start anything you need to know when you have time to plan, write, and publish. You need a place to write down deadlines, write down when that must do blog conference is. The Day Designer is perfect for that.
Every blogger needs a laptop! The HP 15 Notebook comes with Windows 10 Home, 2TB hard drive, high-definition display, AMD Radeon R5 graphics, HPTrueVision HD Camera, DTS Studio sound and a battery life of up to 7 hours and 30 minutes. And lucky you, you can score a killer deal on a powered-up HP laptop during QVC’s Best Black Friday™ Sale weekend! Best of all, HP has partnered with QVC to offer two exclusive colors; minty green and soft lilac, and will feature this laptop at the lowest price of the season on Saturday, November 26th.
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Every blogger needs a camera. There are events, product photos, food posts, and outfit posts to make! The Canon 80D is perfect for all of that and more. Bonus: this camera is perfect for video! IOt’s the perfect camera from the beginner to a pro. In other words, just perfect for a blogger.
Every camera comes with a zoom lens that is usually very good. But to step your game up , your first purchase after your camera should be a nifty fifty! Perfect for product shots, food shots and portraits. This is the lens that you invest in when you are looking to finally create the best visuals for your blog! Invest!
For anything for shooting flatlays to a video series, you need a good steady tripod. Because sometimes, hand holding or propping your camera up on a stack of books just doesn’t work. This tripod from Manfrotto is one of the best. Don’t hesitate, get a tripod.
6. A Light Kit
If you are really serous about video, take it to the next level with this lighting kit. For those well produced you tube videos, lighting is the key. SO, if that is the direction you are going, invest in a good light kit. this one comes with everything you need including backdrops. It’s perfect to help you step your game up.
After you take all of those photos, it’s time to edit. Now of course, you can use programs like canva and pic monkey to edit your photos. But if you want to step your game up for editing your photos or creating great graphics, you need Photoshop or Lightroom. Or BOTH. The Creative Cloud Photography Plan is just that. For $9.99 a month, you get access to the full versions of Photoshop and Lightroom on your computer.
8. HP Sprocket
HP recently launched their newest, incredibly fun 2×3” smartphone printer, the HP Sprocket. It is SO CUTE! This little printer is perfect to take with you to blogging events! It’s compact and made to go where ever you do. It fits easily in any bag. The Sprocket uses seamless Bluetooth® connectivity, so you can set it up at parties and events, and everyone can print their favorite moments from their smartphones or tablets. For the best results, use Original HP ZINK® sticky-backed photo Paper: it’s specially designed to ensure you get bright, glossy photos with vibrant colors every time you print. Just peel off the back of your prints and your photos become instant stickers.
Available for purchase at the following retailers :
o HP.com: HP Sprocket Printer – http://bit.ly/
o HP.com: HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper – http://bit.ly/HPSprocketPaper
o Amazon: HP Sprocket Printer – http://bit.ly/
o Amazon: HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper – http://bit.ly/
o Best Buy: HP Sprocket Printer – http://bit.ly/
o Best Buy: HP ZINK Sticky-backed Photo Paper – http://bit.ly/
9. A Camera Bag
Now, you need something to carry your laptop and your camera around! This Kelly Moore Kate Messenger Bag is perfect for trips to Starbucks to write posts and to conferences to network. It’s comfy, pretty and practical. How can you resist?
Late nights and early mornings, keeping up with deadlines, meeting deadlines…equals a need for coffee. Every blogger needs a strong cup of joe every now and then and this Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker is perfect for that. Demand this for your holiday gift! In fact, let me add it to my list….
So that’s it! That is my Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Bloggers! So get out there and shop this weekend! What are you looking forward to buying?