Daily Dose of Design: Gift Guide: for the Blogger

Monday, December 14, 2015

Gift Guide: for the Blogger

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This is my first holiday season as a blogger and when I was making my Christmas list this year, it amazed me how many things were on my list that would benefit my blog. I think that all bloggers would agree that our blogs are like our babies and for a lot of us, our businesses. When I was creating my gift guide series this year, a guide for bloggers was at the top of my list. I never thought that a notebook set or nice set of pens would be on my Christmas list, but hey, stranger things have happened!

Whether you're a blogger, have a friend who is a blogger, or are a family member or friend of a blogger, here is a list of the best gifts to get them. I can speak from experience in saying that I would be overjoyed receiving any and ALL of these products:

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2016 Desk Calendar// Marc Jacobs Fragrance Spray// Kate Spade Ballpoint Pen// Gold Sparkly iPad Cover// Bow Paper Clips// Kate Spade Card Case// Lilly Pulitzer Agenda// Kate Spade Desk// Organization Folders// Famous on my Blog Mug// Winter Candy Apple Candle// Gold Coaster Set// Laptop Case//

Since I still live at home, it's pretty impossible to have my own office. Last year when I re-did my bedroom (for the thousandth time), I got rid of my desk because it wasn't of good use to me; I just used it to store things that really should have been thrown away and not kept. However this was before I started a blog. Now, it's beyond necessary to have a desk. Now, having a desk that fits my basic needs works... but seriously, who wouldn't want a Kate Spade desk?! This is at the top of my wishlist.

Keeping my desk organized is the next biggest challenge. I like to think of myself as very organized, but as my blog grows I find that I need more tools to help me stay organized. Having cute paper organizers, a pretty planner and a nice stationary kit are essentials for bloggers. When you begin to monetize your blog and attend conferences, workshops and take ecourses, you'll have tons of paper that you need to have at hand. I bought these ban.do folders at Nordstrom and they've been a life saver! I now have one for tax purposes, printable sheets from ecourses, etc. They come in such cute patterns, colors and styles too!

I hope I'm not the only one, but the only way I can get things done is with my favorite drink at hand. If I'm hungry? Forget about tackling a to-do list! Getting a blogger (or anyone who is at their desk every day) a cute set of coasters is something they'll love! To go along with the coasters, get them a cute mug - like the ones in my Etsy shop! I have two blogger oriented mugs for sale right now - the one pictured, "I'm Famous ...on my blog" and a new design, "Bloggers Gonna Blog".
Order these mugs and any other custom designed mug from my Etsy shop now to guarantee Christmas delivery AND use coupon code SOSHOLIDAY to receive 20% off your entire purchase now through 1/1/16!

Now, for anyone wondering why I added roller ball perfume on my gift guide for bloggers, there's two reasons: 1. what girl doesn't love perfume - AND one that can be easily carried around? 2. all bloggers know that for pretty blog pictures, you need pretty blog props. Taking my blog pictures is one of my favorite parts of blogging. Having things that I can use and that are practical but can double as a blog prop are the best gifts EVER!

Need some more ideas? Here's some more great gifts for bloggers:




  1. I need a new laptop BADLY. That is high up on this bloggers wishlist.

  2. I love that blue cover on the laptop! Great ideas for blogger girls!! Thanks again for all the great work on my blog...I will sending over the moolah tonight!


  3. Cute ideas!

    I have that stapler and it makes such a chic, functional addition to my desk (which is usually covered in clothes anyway...).

  4. Ohhh this is so fun! I have been dreaming of having a desk at home - I don't know where I would put it (we don't have an office), but I really want one! ha! I love all the goodies you picked out .. that Kate Spade desk.. Oh my word. SO beautiful!

  5. I like to pretend I'm a designer! Great picks :)

  6. I love these ideas! I love to have fun and pretty items in my office. It keeps my day bright even when I am staring at computer screen most of the day.

  7. I love this entire gift guide! I am currently forwarding it to my family members to give them ideas. I also love the desk calendar--I have been searching for the perfect one and I think I found it. Have a merry Christmas and blessed New Year love! XO, Ashley | itsapashion.com

  8. I love the Kate Spade desk but it is so ridiculously expensive.
    Love this!
    These are all on my wishlist as well.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  9. I would love a new laptop case for my macbook, more gold accessories and I need a new planner.

  10. I would love to receive the mug and the table, it is perfect for me lol, I love this idea.

  11. I also posted a gift guide for bloggers today and we both chose totally different items. I love your list! Here is mine: https://cookwith5kids.com/2015/12/best-gifts-to-buy-your-favorite-blogger/

  12. I would love more candles from bath and body works! I got 4 when they had their sale recently, and I am in love!


  13. I could use all of those, but IF I have to pick one then anything with a calendar in it.

  14. Great gift ideas! I would make good use of anything that helps me stay organized on my desk. I asked my hubby for an iphone for Christmas since taking GOOD pictures is so crucial to having a good blog and IG account, right? :)

  15. That mug made me laugh and that desk is divine!!

  16. Love those ideas! Especially the mug, the notebook and the gadget accessories!

  17. Great ideas! That desk is a-ma-zing!

  18. I love the mug and I REALLY need a business card case. The Kate Spade one is really cute.

    All the Best,
    Allison | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

  19. This is a great list! I've been trying to think of 'props' people can buy me for blogging photos too! But if someone could just buy me a stationary store full of pretty office things I'd be a happy office-supply-loving girl this Christmas! Ha!!

  20. The planner is the most important part for me. Once I have that, all the rest falls in place.

  21. What fun/cute gift ideas for bloggers! I don't know who wouldn't love candles and desk supplies <3

  22. Such a cute gift ideas for my sisters and friends

  23. I really love the planner/notebook. This is a great selection! I'm going to have to add some to my wish list.

  24. I love the mug and coasters. I hope someone gives me a few things off this list!

  25. I love the mug! I would so use that one. These are all such cute ideas.

  26. This is great post, all the stuff we need are actually mentioned...love the notebooks xoxo


  27. I want/need/must have that Kate Spade desk! It would go so well with all my Kate Spade bags and wallets. The card case is awesome, too! I want it all. :)

  28. Im swooning over it ALL Wow I mush have some of these !!!

  29. I love all these ideas. I just bought a desk calendar earlier. I love the laptop bag.

  30. Oh, I love all of these things... Anything Kate Spade and office supplies just sing to me :) Thanks for sharing!

  31. Such cute ideas! I love the funky transparent stapler and the mimosa candle. I would like any of these for gifts.

  32. I have been looking for a good planner!! These are all perfect for any blogger this year for Christmas!

  33. I just bought myself a really lovely planner and I am surprised how organised I am this Christmas, I know what posts to do when. Now I just need to upgrade my laptop. Great guide

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  35. These are great gift ideas for bloggers! I love the mug so much! All the office supplies are also so pretty & functional!

  36. Don't we all need that mug?! This is one of the best gift guides I've seen :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  37. Ooh! I am definitely looking forward to receiving some paper goods! These are all so cute!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  38. These are all great gift ideas for bloggers. I love the idea of giving the candles and the desk calendars too. I will have to check these out for sure.

  39. A calendar and a planner are essential when you are a blogger. A new one would make a great Christmas gift.

  40. I would love to have that mug. It would also be nice to have a planner to plot your post and activities.

  41. Great gift guide. I really like the gold coasters! I have GOT to get and actually use a planner for 2016.

  42. That Kate Spade pen is so cute! What a great selection of gifts for bloggers.

  43. Oh that Kate Spade desk is going to the top of my list, too! LOVE IT!
    And that cute see-through stapler? I barely staple things anymore, but this makes me wish I did :)

  44. A lot of great ideas!! I could use more pens and more folders.

  45. I really like the mug, the lap top cover and the journal. I would like a good desk too, I too threw mine out and now I type in bed, with a cup of tea, which is actually not too bad!

  46. I love your suggestions! As a blogger, I wouldn't say NO to any of them!


  47. I love the desk. That polka dot design would be inspiring! I have a desk, but I never use it, unfortunately.

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