As we get older, most of us become more financially independent and can purchase the things we would typically ask for on our own.
By the time the holidays roll around, the items that remain on our wishlists are often intangible: a successful career, good health, confidence.
Or, if you’re a digital marketer, they may be more traffic, more leads, and more sales.
Unfortunately, these aren’t exactly things we can ask a loved one for or find nicely boxed underneath a festive pine.
So what do you get the marketer who has everything?
With the season of giving in full swing, I did a little soul searching with our team to compile this list of 15 must-have gifts for the digital marketers in your life.
Now, this list may not deliver some of those big items to the recipient’s doorstep, but they will surely help them get inspired, motivated, and equipped to get these things on their own.
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1. A Masterclass pass
For those of you unfamiliar with it, Masterclass is an online learning platform offering classes taught by some of the biggest names in the world.
Topics range from tennis with Serena Williams and photography with Annie Leibovitz to cooking with Gordan Ramsay and directing with Ron Howard.
There is a number of amazing classes that could be useful to a digital marketer including:
When I first started at IMPACT, I went home with a headache every single day.
Not because of stress, but because I spent eight or more hours hyper-focusing on a computer screen.
See, computer and other digital screens emit blue light, which is known to cause headaches, dry eyes, blurry vision, and insomnia, among other things.
As soon as I installed Flux (the Nightshift of 2013) on my computer, the headaches stopped, but in the past few years, blue-light-blocking glasses have emerged as a more fashionable way to combat these issues.
Blue-light-blocking glasses are prescription-free specs that have filtered lenses to help minimize the effects of the blue light while also giving the wearer the opportunity to have some fun with a new accessory.
Now, here’s one for the photography-loving digital marketer in your life.
Fuji’s Instax Mini 9 is an affordable, easy-to-use instant camera that will leave its owner some keepsakes to decorate their workspace with or use for some creative social media posts.
9. Noise-canceling headphones
When it’s time to buckle down and focus, I’d bet money that most digital marketers go reaching for their headphones. Help your favorite marketer be their most productive with a great noise-canceling pair.
Specifically, the new Apple Airpods Pro with active noise cancellation were a popular wishlist item on the IMPACT team.
10. A coffee subscription
Headphones aside, many marketers need a cup of coffee by their side to do their best work. A weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly subscription to Death Wish Coffee will make sure they never run out of what just may be the strongest coffee in the world.
11. Podcasting mic
As both a learning and marketing medium, podcasting shows no signs of slowing down. A strong, reliable mic will put any marketer one step ahead when starting their own in the new year or appearing as a guest on someone else’s.
So, there you have it — 11 gifts that will leave any digital marketer smiling this holiday season, and not just because they’re flashy.
These are gifts that will help whoever receives them be a better marketer in the long-term.
From improved productivity to inspiration, they are items that will keep on giving in the new year and beyond, and, of course, your favorite marketer will have you to thank.
What’s on your personal wish list this year? What’s already made a difference for you that you would recommend? Let us know in IMPACT Elite!
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