Ah, Christmas. Do you sit around the tree pretending to be happy opening socks and undies when all you really want to open is a Twitter cookie cutter, a book about web marketing or a Raspberry Pi? Me too.
With just one month to go until the big day, here are some fantastic present ideas for Christmas 2014 for those who love digital communications and social media. So share it with your partner, share it with your friends. Share it with office colleagues who may just be desperate to buy you a nice gift for the dreaded “Secret Santa”.
These presents are sure to put a smile on every face!
Web Marketing that works
This is a gem of a book by Adam and Toby from Bluewire Media. There’s lots of fantastic advice in this book for all digital people, including stuff on digital strategy, websites, email marketing and social media. Bonus points awarded because the guys are from Brisbane. Available for $22 from Amazon.com and £17.50 from Amazon.co.uk.
Audio Cassette Moleskine Notebook
“Play with words, rewind memories, fast-forward projects, record ideas, pause to think, stop and enjoy.” Even as a lover of all things digital, I can’t go anywhere without my Moleskine notebook: I love jotting down ideas and thoughts in it.
Here’s what the kids are giving me for Christmas this year: a hard cover Audio Cassette Limited Edition Ruled Notebook. Ace.
Staedtler Triplus fine markers
The perfect companion for your Moleskine, these Staedtler Triplus fine markers come in more colours than your average rainbow.
- Australia: $2.22 each from OfficeWorks
- UK: £1.39 each from Staples
- USA: 10 pack for $10.67 from Amazon
Project your Instagrams
Sick of Uncle Bob’s Christmas slideshow? Get your own done with this fantastic $35 Magical Mini Projector: the slides are made from your Instagrams!
External Battery Charger for Smartphones and Tablets
Always running out of battery power just when you’re about to post a selfie at the beach?
This Xiaomi Power Bank 10400mAh battery charger is a bargain US $24 from Amazon will solve that problem! Charge up your devices wherever you are.
Party like it’s 1982 with this awesome Commodore VIC20 shirt for $28.50. More fun than a game of Radar Rat Race and afternoon of Basic programming combined!
I didn’t find a Raspberry Pi under the Christmas tree last year after hinting in my 2013 blog 10 Christmas present ideas for #digital and #socialmedia people, so I’m hinting again!
I love eye-fi cards: they have an inbuilt WiFi network meaning you can instantly send photos from your DSLR to your smartphone.
For more info on how I use an eye-fi card, read my blog Shoot, tweet, live! Posting ace photos on social media instantly.
“I’m silently correcting your grammar” mug
Admit it. The urge to correct people’s grammar on social media is sometimes overwhelming for communications folk.
Just do an Elsa and “Let it go”: get your point across by using this smug mug instead for $26.95.
These colourful app coasters $21 from Etsy are a welcome addition to any home. Anyone for drinks?
Subscription to Buffer
All social media super sharers covet a Buffer subscription for $102 a year – awesome!
Twitter and Facebook like cookie cutters
I love these Twitter bird and Facebook like cookie cutters.
[2015 update: These are no longer available, but check out these Facebook cookie cutters instead]