People who use their writing skills to earn a living by penning posts for websites may be a bit difficult to shop for. It seems like every time you get them a present related to their niche (green living, technology, or health and beauty, just for example) they feel inclined to relate the contents of the article they just wrote about how your gift is responsible for deforestation, how a hotter tech device is already on the market, or how the cosmetics you spent so much time picking out at the makeup counter have been tested on animals. In short, it can be nearly impossible to shop within their best known area of interest. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find gifts that are related to their love of writing. Here are just a few that are sure to leave them speechless.
Ergonomic items. Whether you select an ergonomic keyboard or spring for a pricy ergonomic chair, bloggers who sit in front of a computer all day might just declare their undying devotion to you for giving them the gift of comfort. These items are designed with the human body in mind and they’re meant to reduce aches and pains by creating proper posture and positioning the body for optimum comfort. So for the person that spends hours in a seated position with hands poised above the keyboard, there may be no better gift than one that is ergonomically designed.
Kindle Fire. Most bloggers like to stay up to date with pop culture, and this includes books, magazine, movies, games, music, and more. Providing them with a tablet that they can easily take to the coffee shop for a quick read or bring to their dentist appointment to watch a movie or listen to some tunes while they get drilled will allow them to “work” even when they’re off the clock. Or if you’re really feeling generous, go for an iPad instead. The price point on the Kindle is much lower, but the iPad will literally let them work from anywhere that has WiFi, and if you get the keyboard docking station, as well, they can even type on a full-size keyboard instead of tapping a touchscreen.
Conference tickets. If you’ve noticed that your blogging friends often talk about attending industry conferences in order to hob-knob with peers and take seminars, perhaps you can help them out by purchasing tickets or contributing to their travel fund.
Dragon Naturally Speaking. This talk to text software is considered to be one of the best products of its kind. And whether your blogging friends are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, unexplained pains, and eye strain, or they simply want to write at the speed of thought without waiting for their fingers to catch up, this software can help them to speak their blogs instead of typing them. The pro version will set you back a whopping 600 smackers, but the home version is only $100 and it’s probably good enough for the average blogger. They can also download the app to their smartphone or tablet for free.
Spa products. Not every gift has to be job-centric, and for those that get stiff sitting in a chair all day a nice, hot bubble bath and a mud mask could be just the thing to loosen up their muscles. If you want to give them a plethora of products you could fill up a dozen gift bags from RetailPackaging.com. Or put together a large basket that they can leave out on their counter as part of the décor.