Marketing is an ever changing profession. There’s the everlasting traditional marketing and now there’s digital which encompasses everything on the web including social, PPC, SEO, and more.
It can be tough for the busy marketer to dive into every new strategy and concept during a hectic workday. For the holidays, take some time to really enhance and grow your marketing skills with a few of the gifts below. There are also a few other gifts that are fun or will help you get through those stressful days at work.
Marketers love a good gift, especially one that is useful. If you have a marketer in your family, be sure to browse this list. We put this together as marketers for our fellow marketers and hope you find a few items you can use for the 2017 business year.
Alright, this one is a given. As a marketer, many of us are voracious content consumers. If you don’t already have a Kindle, you need one! Pack it with all those books you’ve been wanting to read and keep it in your bag for down times where you can just start reading.
Really, any notebook will do. A Moleskin, or a Japanese brand like Midori are perfect for keeping all those thoughts in your head from escaping. Pair this with a nice pen and you have a great gift any marketer will love!
Office Lunch Box
This stackable box is perfect for bringing lunch to the office. No more empty stomachs or running out for an $8 sandwich.
Marketers are coffee addicts by nature. Get a subscription to Blue Bottle, one of the best roasters around.
Marketers love improving their skills, no matter if it’s in design, coding, or just some other form of marketing. Ask for a class this holiday from a site like Codecademy, Skillshare, Udemy.
Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind Book
This collection of essays from the awesome site 99U is perfect for the overwhelmed, over-extended marketer.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
When you need to get in the zone in an airport or even the office, a pair of these headphones will be your savior. They’re a bit pricey if you go for the Bose version, but there are some other cheaper ones out there.
You can never know enough when it comes to marketing.
If you love streaming music or podcasts at work, in the car, or out on walks you’ll want to get a Spotify subscription (or Pandora or Rdio).
Marketers have favorite web apps and smartphone apps they use daily. But some of us still don’t want to shell out for the pro or premium version. Ask for an upgrade for Evernote, Dropbox/Box, Feedly, a project management tool.