Welcome to the second post in our series of Christmas gift guides. Last year, I put together a Christmas gift guide for travel lovers so this year there are going to be lots of guides for different types of travellers and travel lovers. First up, we’ve got the Christmas gift guide for bloggers.
My Passport Ultra HD
Backup photos and videos without clogging up your laptop with enormous files. This is so important – speaking as someone who has lost all of their photos from a trip in the past – especially if you’re going to be blogging about it. The Passport Ultra HD is good for travelling as it’s small but stores a lot and it’s great if you’re travelling with a tablet rather than a laptop.
Kit Travel Charger
To charge all of those gadgets on the go. I love the Kit Travel Charger as it has USB ports and it’s the only adaptor you’ll ever need.
4k Camera from Lumix
You’ve probably seen by now that I’m working with Lumix on their range of 4k cameras. These are cutting edge cameras that shoot video in 4k at 30 frames per second – meaning you can extract photos from video files. This is great for bloggers who want to take photos and videos at the same time and it also means you can capture that perfect moment.
I’ve mostly been using the CM1, the GX8 and the G7 and I’d recommend them all but for different uses. The CM1 is a smartphone with an insane camera – it’s amazing and is great for anyone who likes the convenience of travelling light and doesn’t like carrying a camera. If you’ve got the budget, I’d go for the GX8 – it’s so good that it’s impossible to take a bad photo on this camera. The G7 is the camera I’m using at the moment and is a more affordable option. It’s a great camera and it’s super quick but the thing I love the most about it is that it’s lightweight. A lot of bloggers want to get away from those heavy, bulky DSLRs so this is a really good option. I can slip it in my handbag and not even realise it’s there.
Daily Greatness Business Planner
OK, this made it onto the list last year but I love these journals so much that they’re back again. The Daily Greatness Business Planner keeps you on track with your business plans and goals and looks great on your desk.
Creative Cloud Photography
Buy a blogger an Adobe subscription for Lightroom and Photoshop and they’ll love you forever. These are two of the best tools for editing, storing and organising photos. A monthly subscription starts from £8.57.
The Blogger Course
This is the e-course I launched a couple of years ago and it’s for bloggers looking to take the leap from hobby blogging to full time blogging. It’s a 12-module course that will be take you through everything you need to know about blogging. We’ll be beginning with the basics and going right up to everything you’ll need to know to make it as a professional blogging. We’ll be talking monetizing, photography, press trips, brainstorming, finding your niche, blogging etiquette, passive income, creative campaigns, working with brands and much, much, much more.
Thursday 24th of December 2015
Great ideas and tips.
Thursday 17th of December 2015
I am dying to get a Panasonic Lumix, although I think I'm likely to be buying the Kit Travel charger first. I can't believe I've just discovered adapters with USB ports - I always have SO much to charge, there are never enough sockets otherwise.
Sunday 6th of December 2015
I was just thinking about getting that camera! And thank you so much for the other ideas! As usual your posts are full of surprising good tips!
Suze - Luxury Columnist
Sunday 6th of December 2015
Some great suggestions Monica, I'm lucky to already have a Panasonic Lumix 4X and a MyPassport but would definitely check out your other gift ideas
Suze | LuxuryColumnist