J’adore – Gifts for Bloggers

Gifts for Bloggers

Have a blogger in your life? Not sure what to get them? Or hey, self-gifting?  No matter!  I’ve got some great gift suggestions for this edition of J’adore, my series where I bring you some of my favorite finds while traveling the interwebs.  I think all of these would make great gifts for bloggers.

Help a Blogger get organized.

I am a little nutty when it comes to organization.  I have shared some of the tools I use to keep me that way, but when no matter how many digital tools I have, I always love analog notebooks and systems to keep my going.  I have purchased to planners to try out for 2015.

The Passion Planner

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This planner caught my eye when it was a Kickstarter but I didn’t purchase it during its campaign period. Then I saw another blogger post about it and my curiosity was piqued again.  I check out the website and read it in its entirety and have ordered the 2015 Passion Planner.  It doesn’t arrive until January which makes me a little anxious, but there is a free pdf version if you help promote it (hey, here is me promoting it!).

It looks like such a fun system and I really admire Angelia Trinidad, founder, CEO and creator of this system – she has gumption as a young entrepreneur!

The EPIC BLOG Planner

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I discovered Regina Anaejionu’s site, by Regina when I pinned one of her blog graphics to my Best of Blogging board on Pinterest.  I followed the trail and began reading her and also purchased one of her e-books. Then her EPIC BLOG planner was mentioned by a blogger in a discussion in Facebook with rave reviews so I had to pick one up for myself to see.

It arrived a few days ago and I really love the format!  I am diving in today with some of the exercises as well as planning.

2015 Year Planner

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I bought two of Crispin Finn’s 2015 Year Planner – one for my office and one for my home office (that is going to take a little bit of negotiating with Mr. Misadventures!).  I think it is great to see an entire year in one spot.  And even if the hubby won’t let me put this on our office wall, I can carry it around (along with my planner!) in the handy-dandy folder it comes in!  Having an editorial process makes a blogger’s life easier, trust me! And this is a great way to notice patterns when it comes to series and gaps.

There are other organization tools that I mention in my post on blog tools, many of which have pro versions which would make a great gift.

Help a Blogger take her blog to the Next Level.

I have been blogging for six years and one thing I can tell you is that you never stop learning.  There are a ton of great courses out there that will help any blogger hone her skills. Here are a few of my favorites.

Blog Clarity

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I am a big fan of Melissa Culberson of Blog Clarity.  I have taken many of her courses including Content Brew where bloggers can learn how to plan and create content ideas for your blog and the tools you will need to do it. And Media Kit Smash a course that helps bloggers create a professional, informative media kit. I’ve also taken Pinning Perfect which helps bloggers increase traffic from Pinterest.  I highly recommend each one of these!

A Beautiful Mess

Blog Life from A Beautiful Mess

There are many self-paced courses out there to help you with your blogging, I like Blog Life from A Beautiful Mess.  Visually stunning and very helpful, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman do a great job helping bloggers a plan of action for branding, editorial and creating community. They also make really great planners!

Blogger Bookshelf.

There are many great books out there about various aspects of blogging and I have read many of them!  Here are a few of the standouts.

The Art of Social Media

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This book from Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick is filled to the brim with great tips and resources for any blogger who wants to use social media to amplify their blog posts.  I recommend buying the hard copy as opposed to the Kindle because they are going to want to mark up this book!

Blog, Inc.

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Photo credit: Mandy Leigh

Another book I really enjoyed is Blog, Inc. from Joy Cho of Oh Joy! blog.  Joy’s book has a lot of ideas for building a blogging community and how to go about earning money.

Blogger Fun!

Artifact Uprising Photo Books

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Many bloggers use Instagram and have a full feed of images. Why not turn them into a fun photo book. You can do one for specific series, certain trips, or maybe monthly recap images that can be turned into a “year of blogging” book.  There are a lot of creative options and I am sure no matter what you choose you will love the end result as Artifact Uprising products are gorgeous!

Blog A Lot T-shirt

 

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I have this shirt from Raygun and I love it! When I wear it people always ask me about it, it is a great conversation starter!

I am Famous on my Blog Coffee Cup

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I am considering buying this coffee mug. It is an awesome reminder that most of us bloggers never make it to the big time, but we will always have our own confidence!

That’s it for this J’adore roundup.  If you have a blogger in your life or are self-gifting, any one of these are great gifts for bloggers!

What about you? Got anything you would add?

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69 Comments

  1. Tamara
    December 15, 2014

    I love all the planner suggestions! I have too much in my head and post it notes. I used to keep a Google spreadsheet with my editorial calendar and other to dos but I really like the idea of having something right in front of me. Great suggestions!

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  2. Colleen Brynn
    December 15, 2014

    I actually don’t know how I feel about wearing or drinking my blog. Haha. My mum loves to talk about my blog, but I’m a bit more bashful.

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  3. Murissa
    December 15, 2014

    Love this list Andi!
    I am asking for that mug if anyone has room for a stocking stuffer – great gifts!

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  4. sue williams
    December 15, 2014

    Great gift ideas! Thanks!

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  5. Krystin
    December 15, 2014

    This was an awesome post! Loved all your suggestions, thanks for sharing ways on how to get organized, especially appropriate for the new year 🙂

    -Krystin
    http://www.girlinbetsey.com

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  6. Amanda @ MoveLoveEat
    December 15, 2014

    Ahhh I love the mug and the planners are so practical!!

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  7. Kelly @ TastingPage
    December 15, 2014

    Ok, I want everything on this list. Love that passion planner – so many great sections to it! I’m only bummed the smaller size is sold out until February. Looks like lots of people love that planner, but good things are worth waiting for!

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  8. Kayli Schattner
    December 15, 2014

    Love, love, LOVE that coffee cup!! So fun!

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  9. Angela Price
    December 15, 2014

    So many awesome suggestions! I love the yearly planner. I just need to find a wall for it. And I definitely am getting Guy’s book!

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  10. Nancy
    December 15, 2014

    Hahha I love these ideas, especially the “I’m famous on my blog” mug. Great ideas!

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  11. Heather
    December 15, 2014

    Ha ha! Love these! Way to think of the bloggers! I love Blog Inc. and that tshirt is cracking me up! 🙂 And calendars, calendars, calendars, of course! 🙂 Nice job!

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  12. alyssa
    December 15, 2014

    AHH! These are such amazing gifts! I love each of them. Especially that first planner.

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  13. estherjulee
    December 15, 2014

    these are all really cute ideas! 🙂 my vote goes for artifact uprising books! i guess i should check out some of these physical planners. so far i have a giant excel file to organize my days, months, weeks, years. but having a visual would be good.

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  14. susan quackenbush
    December 15, 2014

    I adore the T-shirt.!

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  15. ac
    December 15, 2014

    these are all great ideas for a blogger

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  16. Veronica Lee
    December 15, 2014

    That coffee cup is super cute! Love it.

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  17. Jen @ The Halfway Homemaker
    December 15, 2014

    These are adorable, love the planner. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Jenna
    December 15, 2014

    I’m really bad at organizing my blog stuff, but I love the idea of the planner and the Artifact Uprising book (I love their products).

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  19. Erin
    December 15, 2014

    Ha! I love that mug so so so much! And I’m definitely checking out the first book 🙂

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  20. karissa
    December 15, 2014

    Great stuff! I love this list!

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  21. Mai Tran
    December 16, 2014

    I love the planner and adore the cup. They’re cute together.

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  22. Alex
    December 16, 2014

    Those are some great suggestions! I am actually tempted to gift myself with one or two of these.

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  23. Katie Matthews
    December 16, 2014

    Ok, that blog folder – the first one looks incredible and exactly what I need!! I will definitely refer you if I decide to get it!

    Katie <3

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  24. Yaitza
    December 16, 2014

    These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing ;o)

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  25. Jess Benoit
    December 16, 2014

    I love this gift guide!! Awesome list 🙂

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  26. Amanda
    December 16, 2014

    Great ideas! Love the mug 🙂

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  27. kristine foley
    December 16, 2014

    I NEED that shirt in my life! So cute! And seriously need to put my planner to better use this year. Great list!

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  28. Candace
    December 16, 2014

    Such cute ideas! Blog planners are amazing, and I heard that Blog INC book is really good.

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  29. Caitlin Cheevers
    December 16, 2014

    These are some great ideas! I definitely need to check out Blog, Inc, and I’m planning on taking A Beautiful Mess’s Blog Life class in January!

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  30. DEBRA GIFFORD
    December 16, 2014

    Interesting and great read! Like the planner. I’m thinking of beginning blogging in a few months. Maybe I could get some starting infor for you.

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  31. Laurie
    December 16, 2014

    What great ideas! I loved the mug “I’m famous on my blog”.

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  32. Claire
    December 16, 2014

    A planner would be the BEST gift!

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  33. Ronda
    December 17, 2014

    I like the first planner, looks really detailed

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  34. Rebekah
    December 17, 2014

    Love all of this!! I need that mug, and that EPIC BLOG planner is on my to buy list!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 18, 2014

      @Rebekah, I just started using the planner and love it!

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      1. Rebekah
        December 18, 2014

        Ordered it yesterday shortly after reading your post, as well as Blog, Inc which looked like an interesting read!

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        1. Andi Fisher
          December 21, 2014

          @Rebekah, so glad there were thinks you liked! Blog Inc is a great read!

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  35. Amanda @TheMommyMix
    December 17, 2014

    I HAVE to have that Epic Blog Planner! It will definitely help me with my goal in 2015.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 18, 2014

      @Amanda, I just started using mine and love it!

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  36. Lana @ The Truth About Blondes
    December 17, 2014

    I love ALL OF THESE. I’ve save them all for myself.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 18, 2014

      @Lana, I can’t chide you, I have them all except the cup!

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  37. Katie @Travelpanties
    December 17, 2014

    These are all absolutely adorable! Wow! I would be quite pleased with any single one of these. I just forwarded the post to my hubby! haha. Food for thought 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 18, 2014

      @Katie, hopefully he takes the hint!

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  38. Fatima
    December 17, 2014

    I really love the Passion Planner. Strongly considering purchasing one! I put a lot of my stuff in my calendar but there is just something about having a planner in your hand where you can write stuff in, cross stuff out. These are all great gifts for bloggers!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 18, 2014

      @Fatima, I hope you pick one up. I just got the pdf version and LOVE it!

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  39. Angela
    December 18, 2014

    I’m so excited, I bought the Content Brew course! I’ve been looking for something like this. Happy Christmas to me!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 21, 2014

      @Angela, oh that is a really good one! I took it a few years ago and still use some of the tools Melissa recommended.

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  40. Kirsten
    December 19, 2014

    Uh oh. I think there’s something wrong with me if I really could benefit from every single thing on this list!!!! I’ve been so focused on actual photography in 2014 that my blog has totally been the red headed step child of my freelance life 🙁 I need that to change in 2015. Thanks for sharing these, Andi!!!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 21, 2014

      @Kirsten, trust me you are doing just fine! But I have all these products except the mug and love them all so you can’t go wrong with anything on the list!

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  41. Rachelle
    December 19, 2014

    Andi,
    I love ALL of these! Especially the paper planner (so glad I’m not the only digital geek that still plans on paper). I’ve just opened it in a new tab to place my order. And thank you for the tips on the classes! I’m always taking new classes online to help grow my business. Wonderful post!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 21, 2014

      @Rachelle, so glad you liked everything. I am totally analog when it comes to note-taking and planning. I found the classes to be do helpful! Melissa is great!

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  42. Corina Ramos
    December 19, 2014

    Oh my gosh I love that shirt and mug!! These are great ideas! Thanks for sharing them. Defintley passing them along! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 21, 2014

      @Corina, I have the shirt and it is always fun, and I want to get the mug, it is the only thing I don’t have!

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  43. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic
    December 20, 2014

    I love all these great ideas for blogger gifts. I want them all!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 21, 2014

      @Michele, if you have been especially good I don’t see why you couldn’t have them all!

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  44. Sarah
    December 23, 2014

    I must have that shirt!!!!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 29, 2014

      @Sarah, I always get fun comments when I wear mine!

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  45. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    December 23, 2014

    I love this!! So many great ideas and I’m left with an even greater determination to become better organized this next year! 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 29, 2014

      @Kimberly, so glad I could inspire you a little bit!

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  46. These are some great ideas! (And, that Tshirt made me laugh out loud)!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 29, 2014

      @Karisa, I always get the best comments when I wear mine!

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  47. Amanda
    December 25, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this list! I’ll be buying Blog Inc as a Christmas present to myself!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 29, 2014

      @Amanda, did you do it? It’s a great book!

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  48. Regina
    December 26, 2014

    You have a great collection here Andi! A must for me is Regina’s EPIC Blog planner. I’ve heard so many great things about on the web. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      December 29, 2014

      @Regina, I have been using it a few weeks and love it!

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  49. Alexis of Style Logical
    December 30, 2014

    I’m bookmarking this! Too many good ideas.

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  50. Just ordered the (backordered) Passion Planner and included your email addy as the referral! Thanks for introducing this to me.

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  51. [email protected]
    January 6, 2016

    Very unique gifts ideas for bloggers indeed! I like all of the ideas, but will for the the first one “The Passion Planner”. Hopefully this will help my blogger friend up to date of regular schedules anytime and anywhere. Thanks for a nice contribution.

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