When it comes to shopping for the social media savvy gal or guy, it’s important to find gifts that will streamline their work. Most seasoned social media influencers have an arsenal of tools and toys to make their work days a bit easier. For those just starting out, whether on Instagram or YouTube, I have a few tech gifts I use on a daily basis that will be perfect as a gift.
I’ve been using my Google Pixelbook since Spring and it’s become my work laptop for editing blog photos in Adobe Lightroom, creating collages in Canva or working on Google spreadsheets and documents. I love the touchscreen feature as well as the stylus pen, which allows me to drag and drop and move items around with ease. It also transforms into a tablet, which makes it so much easier for me to edit photos.
The best tool I bought on Amazon to step up my Instagram game is this 3-in-1 stylus pen for touch screen devices. It’s under $9 and allows me to draw and create graphics on my Instagram Stories.
Battery life is a hot commodity, especially for those of us who are out and about all day at events, previews and press appointments. A heavy duty portable charger is a must for every social media savvy gal or guy because you don’t want to miss that one photo opportunity at an event. This one by Anker can even charge your laptop. Now that’s power!
Every social media influencer needs a tripod for those unboxing videos. I own several tripods and though they all serve their function, I love this flexible table top tripod for recording videos on my iPhone or my Canon G7X Mark III. What I love about this tripod is that you can pivot the ball head 360 degrees and mount it around a cabinet for cooking and unboxing videos.
Lighting is key to achieving those high quality videos you see on Instagram and YouTube. For the beauty Vlogger or Makeup guru, I suggest gifting the tall vanity from Riki Loves Riki. It had a remote control for five-level dimming function to perfect that makeup look any lighting with just the touch of a button. It also has a phone holder so you can record hands-free.
Influencers spend so many hours looking at our screens. It’s important to protect our eyes from blue light emitted by smart devices and our televisions. I love the All Nighter Blue Light Glasses from Quay Australia.
Winter is here and for those of us who text and use our smartphones regardless of the frigid temps outside, keeping our fingers warm is imperative. I own several tech gloves, which have touchscreen friendly finger and thumb tips for easy browsing, texting and replying to all those DMs.
Every jet setting influencer needs a universal converter like this GEARGO power converter which can convert the foreign electricity from 100-240V to 110V for single US voltage so you can charge your devices safely when traveling worldwide. It’s under $40 and a must have.