Christmas lights? Check! Elf on the shelf? Check! Christmas presents for your favourite communications and social media people? What do you buy the most intelligent, good looking and all round awesome people in your organistaion? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these 12 ace gift ideas for the holiday season:
1) Game of phones
Ever been stuck waiting around at an event, video shoot or presser with your comms team? Be bored no more with your $20 USD Game of phones card deck! Whether it’s the best selfie, the most useless app or the lowest battery percentage, you’ll be finding the weirdest and bestest stuff on your phone to win!
Miss the clickety clack sound of typewriters? The awesome Qwerkywriter is bringing sexy back to an office near you!
Qwerkywriter features industrial strength mechanical switches and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPhones, iPads, iMacs, MacPros, Macbooks, Android Tablets Devices and Windows Tablets to bring back the magic of yesteryear! Save your pennies up, it costs $349 USD.
3) The Art of Social Media
This book from former Apple marketing genius Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick is fantastic for flicking through with lots of great tips. Grab a copy for just $14.50 from Amazon.com and £10 from Amazon.co.uk.
4) DJI Phantom 3 Drone
Imagine how much fun you could have (and how many brownie points you could get from the boss) by using the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone to capture footage of your next event! Enjoy up to 25 minutes of stable flight and watch the footage live on your mobile device. You will need deep pockets for this gift thought, it costs $599 from Amazon.com and £539 from Amazon.co.uk.
5) Social Media Planner
Social Media Planner is an awesome deck of cards developed by Craig Thomler to help communications teams develop and test effective social media strategies.
Organise a meeting with stakeholders and take along the $45 Social Media Planner Government deck. You’ll soon be designing a strategy you can easily explain to senior management without complex documents or computers.
Thanks to the generosity of Craig Thomler, we will be giving away one of these brilliant card decks very soon, make sure you are signed up for our regular email newsletter to be in with a chance to win!
6) Commshero tshirts
Sadly this is one present money can’t buy… but something nice to aspire to nevertheless!
These are hands down the best tshirts I’ve seen for comms and digital people – and no I’m not just saying that because Asif and the team at Commshero very kindly sent me one! The only way you can get one at the moment is by attending one of the ace Commshero events in the UK.
7) Buddhify meditation app
Let’s face it: working in a communications team has its challenges. Meditation is a wonderful way to combat stress, so get your hands on the Buddhify app which has over 80 guided meditations custom-made for wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Available on iOS and Android for between $4-$8 (depending on your location).
8) Coffee ‘like’ mug
Oldie but a goldie. I don’t often have a coffee in the office (I prefer espresso coffee) but when I do I use one of these bad boys. Available for £6.99 from IWOOT
9) Uzi tactical pen
Show your inner badass by carrying this practically indestructible pen to meetings with difficult stakeholders.
The $22 Uzi tactical pen #4 is made from aircraft aluminium and features a built-in handcuff key (handy if you need to escape custody or for those more adventurous in the bedroom) and the pen tip can break glass. Yes, really.
10) Peanuts Moleskine 2016
While the Uzi pen says “don’t mess with me”, this delightful Peanuts Moleskine 2016 diary shows what a softie you are on the inside. Just don’t fall for the ‘Lucy and the football’ gag. Available for $19 from Amazon.com and £12.79 from Amazon.co.uk.
11) Brik Book
Seriously how cool is this! Dig out your kids’ lego and stylise your laptop with the awesome $45 USD Brik Book MacBook Pro and MacBook Air cases!
12) Sennheiser earphones
Over ear earphones are a MUST for the office. Nothing quite says “leave me alone I’m busy working and don’t have time for your sh*t” then a pair of these.
Need more inspiration?
If you need more gift inspiration, check out my Christmas gift idea blogs from previous years:
- 10 Christmas present ideas for #digital and #socialmedia people
- 12 Christmas gift ideas for #digital #comms #socialmedia pros.
I’ll leave you with the clickety clack sound of the Qwerkywriter…