So…did you score any awesome Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals? It was almost impossible to resist the sales this year, especially since bloggers and brands promoted them like crazy. I did a little bit of shopping in-store and online, but now, I’m all Black Friday’d out. Instead, I wanted to shift my focus towards gift ideas, because ’tis the season! Whether you’re a blogger, or you’re shopping for a blogger, today I’m sharing some useful gift ideas for bloggers.
I’ll be first to admit that buying gifts for bloggers is not easy! My recommendation is to go with either something sentimental or something practical. If you decide to go the practical route, here’s some ideas from Amazon, that are sure to make any blogger happy.
Useful Gift Ideas for Bloggers:
A New Camera Body: Whether you’re just starting out as a blogger, or you’ve been at it for years, one of the most important pieces of equipment you’ll own is a camera. I used a Canon Rebel for years and recently upgraded to the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III. This is a beautiful, sleek, lightweight mirrorless camera and so far, I absolutely love it.
A New Camera Lens: As a blogger/photographer, you can never have too many lenses. To go with the Olympus camera, I recommend the Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 lens. This is a great (and affordable) portrait lens, which will let you take photos with a beautiful blurred background and if the conditions allow, lots of bokeh. I also have my eye on the Olympus 25mm f/1.8 lens, which just so happens to be on sale.
A New Computer: One of the best gifts you can give a blogger is a brand new laptop. I’m a total Apple girl, so a new Macbook Pro is on my wish-list.
Studio Lights: I received a set of studio lights as a gift last year. Most bloggers prefer to shoot in natural light, but during the fall and winter, it’s hard to come by. These lights work wonders in a pinch and have saved my butt many times.
Photography Stand: If you’re buying a gift for a blogger who takes a lot of product shots, a photography stand can be incredibly useful.
Pretty “Faux” Backgrounds: Contact paper, faux fur blankets, a piece of fabric…pretty much anything can be used in photography. Marble contact paper is a blogger favourite, but I also love the faux distressed wood contact paper for a more rustic feel.
This post has been sponsored by Amazon.ca, but all opinions are my own.