Are you looking for a special gift for a blogger or vlogger? You’ll love this gift guide full of ideas for the bloggers and vloggers in your life.
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Blogging and vlogging are still really popular, and lots of people have started up their own blog or YouTube channel over the last couple of years. But the cost of running a blog or vlog can soon start to add up. So when you’re shopping for gifts this year, why not give your blogging friend a hand by picking up something off their wishlist?
In this gift guide for bloggers and vloggers, I’ve picked out a wide range of gift ideas that will suit all sorts of budgets.
Many of the items are ones that I’ve used myself but I’ve also added in some alternatives to cover different price points. (By the way, you’ll also find this a useful resource if you’re thinking of starting a blog, or want to expand your blog to include video as well!)
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 and Vloggers
If you’re looking for a smaller gift for a blogging friend, then this selection of gifts will help you choose. It’s full of items that any blogger or vlogger will love to receive, and they won’t break the bank.
You’ll find more gift ideas in this price range throughout the rest of this post as well.
Mugs for Bloggers and Vloggers
Mugs of tea and coffee help to keep bloggers 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 Blogger mug which shows just how awesome you think they are. But if that one doesn’t appeal, there’s a wide range of other blogging mugs available to choose from.
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’ve used them in blog photos and think they’re fantastic. 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 this Cinematic Lightbox which 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 Softbox 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 Journaling Supplies
Although we work online, lots of bloggers and vloggers love to keep notes in the old-fashioned way – on paper.
Moleskine Classic Notebooks 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 would make a wonderful gift for any blogger, but would be especially lovely 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 Ottergami Dotted Notebook is perfect.
And of course, your blogger friend will also love to use 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. They’re also useful for anyone else who is working from home at the moment.
The 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!
Camera and Photography Gifts
If your budget stretches to it, we’re sure that most bloggers and vloggers would love 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 tend to recommend Canon cameras because it’s what we use on this site, but some bloggers might prefer Nikon, Sony or perhaps even Leica.
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 vloggers and bloggers.
Canon G7x II Mirrorless camera
The Canon G7x II is still a very popular camera for bloggers. 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 for YouTube videos!
It has a tiltable screen, which makes taking selfies or filming vlogs really easy and is really useful 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, you may not miss the ability to change lenses.
And if your budget stretches that little bit further, the latest model (the Canon GX7 Mark III) is a full 4K camera which also allows you to plug in an external mic.
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 EOS850D DSLR
If you’re buying for someone who wants a full DSLR camera to take photos and video, then take a look at the Canon EOS 850D DSLR.
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 850D 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.
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. These can be excellent value and still take great photos.
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.
At the other end of the scale, a telephoto lens like the Tamron 18-400 zoom lens is great for taking shots from a long distance.
If you’re looking for a camera case for the Canon 800D, then the Amazon Basics Gadget Bag is ideal. It’s great quality, with adjustable dividers within the bag to keep everything 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. It’s excellent quality and really useful when you need to take a range of kit out with you.
Another popular alternative to the Canon G7X II is the Olympus PEN E-PL10.
While a lot of the features are quite similar to the Canon model, the PEN has the added bonus of having interchangeable lenses.
The next camera is more for vloggers than bloggers. The GoPro HERO9 is a perennial favourite for vloggers who want to take action photos, or film underwater.
It gives great quality footage and you can get a range of accessories such as chest straps or mounts for bikes.
And the final camera that we’re recommending in this gift guide for bloggers is the ever popular instax Mini 9 Camera, a really fun camera that takes instant photos. This camera makes a perfect gift for a blogger, it’s great fun to use, and doesn’t break the bank.
You can get a range of gift bundles including extra film or a camera case, and it comes in a range of colours.
And every blogger or vlogger needs accessories for their camera. I’ve listed a few already, but here are a few more options.
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 you can attach a holder and use it with your mobile phone.
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.
A little more expensive but definitely worth the money, the Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Tripod is great for use with either DSLRs or mirrorless cameras. It’s very popular with vloggers, but be sure to order the one with the ball-head attachment for greater adjustability.
And finally in this section, the Raleno Softbox Lighting Kit is perfect for a starter home studio. It can be used for shooting product images, flat lays, or to light a home video set.
Gifts for Vloggers and YouTubers
A lot of the blogger gifts above would also be great for people who vlog or make videos for YouTube. The Canon G7Xii is a fantastic vlogging camera, and any of the extra accessories would be ideal gifts as well.
But the selection below are extra gift ideas for vloggers, YouTubers or even for people thinking of starting a podcast.
The Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone is a great microphone for recording voiceovers to run over the top of a vlog or YouTube video.
It can also be used for livestreaming or if you want to record a podcast.
A cheaper option if budget doesn’t stretch to the Yeti is the Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Microphone.
For recording voiceovers out on location, or for interviewing people on site, many people like to use a Lavalier microphone (also known as a lapel mic). The Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone is an excellent option which gives a great quality recording.
For a lower cost option, you could also try the Seacue 3.5mm Lavalier Lapel Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone for Phone.
A gimbal is a piece of equipment that stabilises your camera, eliminating the shakes and wobbles that you can get from handheld shots. It can give those lovely swoopy shots that you see on some YouTube videos.
The Zhiyun Crane Plus is a 3 Axis handheld gimbal stabilizer. You can use it with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 7lb. It’s quite an expensive investment piece, but if budget allows, it’s a great way to improve the quality of videos.
But you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds to benefit from a Gimbal. The Zhiyun Smooth 4 is a handheld gimbal that works with iOS and Android phones and is a good alternative to the Crane 2.
Or for the ultimate in portability, how about the DJI Pocket? It’s a handheld gimbal stabilizer with a built-in camera that shoots 4K video and takes 60MP photos.
It’s great for vlogging and literally fits in your pocket although you can get a Creator Kit that allows you to attach your phone for a larger screen.
Other Tech Gifts for Bloggers and Vloggers
And finally, a selection of tech gifts that will suit any blogger or vlogger. These are all really useful gadgets that content creators regularly use, and there’s something here to suit all budgets.
Gadgets for Bloggers and Vloggers
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!
This INIU powerbank will charge your phone up to four times (depending on model), and is compact enough to fit in a bag or pocket.
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 6020e is an all-in-one Wi-Fi scanner/copier/printer.
It also comes with six months of HP Instant Ink, which can be really useful.
Backing up your data is really important, and bloggers and vloggers will get through masses of storage every year storing photos and videos. So extra storage is always a great gift for any blogger or vlogger.
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 a great way to can back up the photos and videos that you take on location.
And the Seagate 1 TB portable hard drive is robust way to store footage offline. It’s big enough to store raw photos and footage to use again at a later date and is the ideal back up for their online storage.
The drive comes with the cable needed to connect it to a PC or laptop, but it’s worth buying a sturdy carry case for the hard drive as well.
And last of all, every blogger and vlogger 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 Pro 64 GB SDXC Memory Card. You can be sure that it’s something they’ll need!