The holidays are here, and now is a good time to tackle your shopping list.
If you're planning gifts for digital marketers, SEOs, or tech fiends then you can't go wrong with smart techy gadgets, office items, or something that will aid in de-stressing and (or) help them become productive at work. With that in mind, we've curated a list of 19 gifting ideas any digital marketer would love!
23 Unique New Year Gift Ideas for Marketing Team
Dazzle your marketing team with these amazing New Year gifts.
1. A Yeti Microphone
We all know that one friend who's always talking about starting their podcast or a YouTube channel. Gift them this professional mic and set them off in the right direction. This Yeti has stellar reviews, and is offered at a fair price point, and comes in just about every color you can imagine.
2. Blue-Light Glasses
We're all staring at screens all day, every day – which causes us to experience excessive exposure to blue and uncomfortable light. Excess exposure to blue-light can make your eyes tired, blurry, dry, and irritated, but here's a simple solution: blue-light-blocking glasses.
3. A laptop stand
Long arms? Is the laptop too close to your body? Bending over to see your screen? Get a laptop stand! Some allow you to adjust their height to suit your viewing preference. It makes work much more comfortable!
4. A Yearly Subscrition of WIRED.com
Stay up to date on all things techology in 2023 with a yearly subscription to this tech-mag Wired. Wired is amg that takes a deep-dive into how technology affects politics, the economy, and culture.
5. Apple Watch Band
If you know someone who has an Apple Watch (or any smartwatch), a brand-new band is another best present you can give them. It's something that they'll get to use every day.
Good things can really come in small packages, such as this PopSocket. It's the handy cell phone accessory you never knew you needed. It fits easily on to the back of your phone and can be used to grip your phone, place it at an angle. There are hundreds of designs to choose from, and you can even create your own.
7. Google Home Mini
Want to test how you're faring in Google's voice search results? Then you'll need a smart home speaker. If the digital marketer you'd like to gift already has a Google Home, get them a Google Home mini to add somewhere else in the house. They're available in charcoal, red, and aqua.
8. Ember Mug
Love coffee but hate when it gets cold? The Ember Mug eradicates the possibility of a lukewarm cup of Joe by ensuring your drink is always at your desired temperature – even if you poured it an hour ago. Additionally, you can control the temperature through an app.
9. Smart Thermometer
Here's another smart gadget that's perfect for the digital marketer who doubles as a home chef. This high-tech wireless thermometer allows home chefs to check temperatures and meat readiness via an app that connects to the thermometer. You can even get alerts when the meat is ready – pretty neat!
10. A fidget toy
As mentioned previously, marketers usually sit around for most of the day - and when we're doing routine admin, we get a little restless. Stress balls are great but fidget toys are the creme de la creme. They'll keep you occupied when you're not letting the creative juices flow.
11. Aura Frame
What digital marketer doesn't love a smart gadget? Download the Aura app, and you can upload more than 10,000 pictures and create endless galleries that will pop up on the LED screen of your stylish frame. One can control the interactive screen with the wave of a hand, and each picture is automatically color-corrected and balanced for the light in the room.
12. Stress-Relieving Fragrant Candle
Give the gift of relaxation with a candle that helps to reduce stress and calm down. Candles made with spearmint, eucalyptus essential oils, and soy-based wax candles will burn for up to 45 hours.
13. Spa Finder Gift Card
If the person you're shopping for seems to have everything they need or insists they don't want anything, surprise them with a gift card from Spa Finder. They can use it to get a much-needed massage (or any other treatment) at the spa of their choice.
14. Travel Mouse
Traveling for work no longer requires you to pack everything in your office. This sleek travel mouse fits comfortably in your carry-on and wirelessly links to your laptop, eliminating unnecessary cables at the bottom of your bag.
Give the gift of a wireless, tangle-free listening experience. AirPods are the hottest headphones on the market and allow any busy professional to enjoy music or a podcast (perhaps The Search Engine Journal Show?) on the go. Users don't have to worry about their wireless headphones dying – the portable AirPod case charges the earbuds anytime they're put away.
16. A cushion for their office chair
Marketers get out a lot - sure - we go to client meetings, events, training sessions, and so on - but more often than not, we're sitting at our desks - particularly this year in light of Corona beating down our necks. And we're usually at our desks for hours at a time - unless we're at the coffee machine. As we all know, having a good bit of back support is important when you're working a desk job—something to keep you upright rather than lurching forward.
We've found that many marketers really like chair/neck cushions - the real ergonomic kind. They help with posture, comfort and circulation, making sitting in a chair an enjoyable experience - not a painful one. I'll never forget what someone once told me: if you feel the same getting out of a chair as you did when you got in it, that's the sign of a good chair.
17. An inspirational coffee/tea mug
This is a perfect one for the caffeine-addicted marketers in your office! Get them a mug with an inspirational quote (or even their favorite quote) and their initials printed on it. We've got a lot of coffee and tea fanatics in the office, so of course, our cupboard is filled with them. There's just something reassuring about being able to drink from your own mug and get a little motivation (or humor) simultaneously.
18. Memory Upgrade
Who couldn't use a faster, more powerful computer? A memory upgrade gets the job done, at a fraction of the price a new laptop would be. Crucial's BX500 solid-state drive will extend a computer's life and, more importantly, it will improve its running speed. Installation, which only takes five minutes, is a breeze. I can't think of any SEO persona who wouldn't love this.
19. VARIDESK Pro
With the VARIDESK, you can turn any desk into a standing desk. All you have to do is place the double-level stand on top of your existing workspace – no attachments or assembly necessary.
20. A Grammarly Subscription
Content is king - but there's hardly any point of creating the highest quality content if it is full of grammatical errors! With Grammarly, you don't have to worry about such errors anymore. It is the world's foremost language-writing enhancement tool and is designed to help with proofreading, spell check, and grammar check. Just put your content into Grammarly and fix your article in minutes! As marketers, we create a lot of content - and sometimes we make mistakes that can go unnoticed!
21. Everybody Writes: Your Go-to Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
This guide by marketing veteran Ann Hadley will help you improve your writing and succeed in our content-driven world. "Everybody Writes" highlights the simple truth that content is currency, and everyone writes - whether they are a marketer, salesperson, or website developer. We all rely on our words to carry our marketing message and engage with prospects - and, with that considered, we all need to be great at writing! It's a great gift for any marketer - or anyone in the business - looking to educate themselves on creating high-quality and compelling content.
22. HeadSpace App
While there are more stressful jobs, marketers can have it challenging. More often than not, people ask me, "what is it that you do in marketing?" and often, my response is: "Everything." Marketers typically wear a lot of hats and juggle a lot of balls - meaning we dip in and out of everything in the digital marketing spectrum, from content marketing, website design, and automation to search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click, and social media activity. There is a lot to do - all of these activities must be monitored and managed. Marketing overload is a common occurrence!
So, as marketers, it's essential to step back, relax and take everything in - and you can do that with Headspace. Headspace is a digital service that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training. It's free to sign up, but you will have to subscribe for more bespoke content.
23. 1Password app
If you're anything like us, you use many different tools and have separate usernames and passwords for each tool. This sounds good from a security perspective, but it becomes challenging to remember usernames and passwords - especially if you start to use more applications. Conversely, you can't just use the same username and password - that's just asking for a security breach. This is where 1Password comes in handy. It's a password manager, digital vault, form filler, and secure digital wallet (though you'll only really need the first feature).
Using 1Password, you can automatically generate passwords for your applications, and 1Password will remember them for you, allowing you to log in to sites with a single click. The master password protects the data on your devices (only you know it), so you don't have to worry.
If you want to get something special for your marketing team, these items should offer hours of enjoyment, and allow the recipient to put their job skills to use while they're at leisure. Good luck!