THE ULTIMATE BLOGGERS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

THE ULTIMATE BLOGGERS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

So, what do you get a blogger for Christmas?

If you are a blogger looking to add to your Christmas wish list, or if you know a blogger and have no idea what to get for him/her, then you have come to the right place. (p.s. friends and family, you are more than welcome to read this to get ideas! ;D )

Just like any other blogger, I’m constantly on the lookout for new equipment, props and ideas to make my blog and my blog posts stand out from the crowd. I’ve asked a handful of professional bloggers for their suggestions, I’ve scrawled the internet reading what the best bloggers use and I’ve worked very hard to pull together this ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide’. You won’t find anything on this list that isn’t loved or needed by others.

This ‘Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide‘ is made up of a huge mixture of high value, much wanted and ‘I didn’t even know I needed that’ ideas. I promise you, that you are sure to find something to add to your bloggers ‘Christmas’ wish list, or you’ll be sure to find something to buy for your blogger loved one. I’ve broken it down into sections, e.g. Cameras, tripods, planners, photo props…to make it easier to find what you are looking for. If you don’t find anything, you can comment below telling me off. But I have a feeling you will, regardless of your budget. Now lets start with the biggies;

Cameras

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

There are several cameras that are considered to be ‘the bees knees’ in the blogging industry. I’ve included a few of those cameras in this ‘Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide‘. If you are planning on ‘upgrading’ your camera, investing in a vlogging camera, or moving up from using a phone and buying your first ever professional camera, then this section is for you.

Now, the first one on the list is a camera that you may have heard a lot about lately. It’s the:

Canon G7X Mark 2 – 

This camera has been recommended to me by pretty much 100+ bloggers. It’s popularity is insane and it’s so understandable why. I ended up buying the G7X Mark ii myself last year and it was the best blogging investment I’ve ever made. It’s hailed as one of the best ‘vlogging’ cameras, but I personally use it for anything and everything. Its so small it fits in my handbag, unlike its bulkier DSLR brothers and sisters. The way it picks up light means its great for indoor shoots, even in winter (wahoo!) and its compact enough to be the perfect ‘travel companion’. Great if you want to take pictures on your holidays, but don’t fancy lugging around your DSLR. The quality of it is A-M-A-ZING. I’ll link you to one of my holiday posts last year so you can see for yourself: 10 Days In Palma De Mallorca.

Up next is the famous…

Olympus Pen – 

This is every lifestyle bloggers ‘dream’ camera. Not only does the Olympus Pen look beautiful, but it takes incredible shots too. It’s available in several gorgeous colours and is THE camera you want to upgrade to. If you bought this for the blogger in your life, I have a feeling they’ll never let you go!

But what if you’re just a beginner? Well this next camera, is for you…

Canon 1300D DSLR –

If you’re thinking of investing in a ‘first’ camera for your blog, I really recommend starting out with the Canon 1300D. This camera is so easy to use and it’s such good value. It takes high quality, gorgeous pictures, but it’s really not expensive at all. I have this camera and if you check out my post ‘A Giant Adventure With Land Rover Discovery‘, you’ll see how great the photos are. 50% of the photos in that post are taken on this camera and the other 50% on the Canon G7X Mark ii. I challenge you to try and spot the difference. The pre-sets on the Canon 1300D are great for newbies. But, the manual mode gives you the option to practise changing the settings around, so that you can learn how to use DSLR at your own pace.

Tripods & Selfie Sticks

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Every blogger I spoke to about this ‘Christmas Gift Guide’ told me that they were looking for, or that I should add tripods. I finally got a ‘proper’ tripod myself  last Christmas, and it was one of the best things I did. Before I invested in a tripod I found myself propping up my camera on books or tables and after a nearly disastrous ‘falling off and breaking’ moment, I knew it was time to invest in something  a bit more stable.

Velbon VEX640 with transport bag –

I got this tripod last year for christmas. I love it because it folds down really small and comes with a transport bag. Perfect if you’re low on storage space or want to use it out and about. This particular tripod is great because it has a three way head and can be tilted up, down and on the side for different angular shots. I love using it for vlogs, flatlays and hands free tutorials.

Joby Gorilla Pod –

Alongside my tripod, I have this Joby Gorilla Pod.  I know so many bloggers who LOVE this product and it’s great if you don’t want to invest in a bulkier one. I use this with both my phone and for my Canon G7X Mark ii. It can also fit Go Pros, but if you want one for a DSLR, you’ll need to get a slightly larger size. 

The Joby Gorilla Pod is a bloggers best friend because of one amazing reason; it wraps around things! Seriously, you can ‘wrap’ this tripod around so many things from tree branches to benches, to posts, to chairs, to railings. If you have no one to take a picture of you, or you want a photo with someone without holding the camera at arms length, just set the timer and wrap it around something.  Plus the legs can be manipulated to make it stand up on its own in a variety of ways. It’s also small enough to fit in your handbag, so you don’t need to worry about carting big equipment around.

Selfie Stick –

I bought a selfie stick to take on holiday this year. I once swore that I’d never have one. But, I have to admit that it’s great for vlogging on the go, it saves you arm cramp trying to take selfies and you can actually get couple shots without having to ask someone to take a loved up picture of you. This one is strong enough to hold a DSLR as well as a GoPro or a compact camera.

Lenses

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Most of the bloggers I spoke to, said they were asking for lenses this year for Christmas. I’ve only just started experimenting with lenses and I’ve been really enjoying the results. If you are new to photography, you don’t need to worry too much about investing in lenses yet. But, if you want to experiment with blurred backgrounds or take longer shots, then a variety of lenses is the way to go. Here I focus on Canon lenses because that’s the camera I have, but every DSLR has their own range.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm –

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens usually comes as standard with the Canon 1300D. It’s the perfect everyday lens and captures beautiful photos. The zoom quality is good, although I’d recommend getting closer to your subject than using the zoom, as it can end up being grainy.

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens –

This is the perfect lens for ‘close ups’. This lens is very popular with professional bloggers and vloggers. It’s great for creating a blurry background in photos or videos and for taking shots of products or portraits. If you get any lens, I highly recommend this one.

Back Drops

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Image Source: Capture By Lucy

There is one thing I am investing in this Christmas (I have actually bought some new ones this week! Oops!) is photo backdrops.

Have you invested in a photo backdrop yet? If you’re not sure what to buy the blogger you know, then you cannot go wrong with a backdrop. I’m adding these to the ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Wish List‘ because they’d make the perfect stocking filler. 

If you don’t want to buy one, you can create your own backdrops for really cheap (I made this video tutorial to show you how) or you can buy some really beautiful pre-made ones that are well worth the investment.

Capture By Lucy Photo Backdrops –

I have several backdrops by ‘Capture By Lucy’ and they are amazing for flat lays and for product shoots. Several of hers are actually featured in the images of this gift guide (including the image above). Go and have a peek at her online store to see which is your favourite…

Lighting

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Don’t worry, your house doesn’t need to turn into the picture above. But, most of the bloggers I spoke to either had professional lights on their own Christmas wish lists for this year, or they recommended me to add them to this one.

I’m lucky that my vlogging camera (the Canon G7X Mark ii) picks up natural light even in the darkest of rooms. But, with the cold, gloomier days on the way, natural daylight isn’t always on our side. If you’ve ever tried to take product photos on a grey January day, you’ll know what I mean.

For Christmas this year,  I’m also asking Santa for some professional lighting to help me take better quality photos and vlogs. Here’s what I’ve been recommended to get by some top vloggers…

Ring Lights –

If you are a vlogger or take lots of selfies for your blog, then a ring light might just make its way to the top of your ‘Bloggers Christmas Wish List’. I’ve asked for one of these this year, as I’ve heard that it really helps with vlogging in the evenings and on darker winter days. A ring light basically lights up your face, or whatever you need it to. The one below has been recommended to me the most:

Soft Box Studio Lights –

Soft box studio lights are AMAZING for product photos or vlogging. I’ve been meaning to get these two ‘Softbox Studio’ lights for a while now and I have asked for them for Christmas (please Santa!). Lots of bloggers have told me that they create so much light and at under £50 for two, they seem really reasonable.

Travel Photography

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Here comes the items that I’m personally ‘dreaming’ about owning this Christmas. These are the ‘toys’ that I don’t need but really want. They might be on the top of your ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Wish List’ too, especially if you travel often, or want to experiment with vlogging.

GoPro –

I seriously want a GoPro! They are great because they are so compact, are durable, can be worn on your body, can be attached to a selfie stick and can even get wet. I really want one of these for holiday vlogs, so I can get some ‘on the move’ and ‘under water’ shots of my family. I’ve asked so many bloggers and vloggers which is the best and even though it’s not the newest, they’ve recommended the GoPro Hero4.

Drone –

Drones are so cool!If you don’t know, they can capture beautiful landscapes and scenery from above. Perfect for any holiday vlogs. I think it’ll be a new toy that will get a lot of playtime from me and my partner, but he has said ‘not this year’. January is soon right? If you are serious about travel photography and vlogging then these two are really great investments and potential things you should add to your Christmas wish list.

Extra Handy Accessories

The Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Do all of the things so far seem a little on the expensive side? Well, here comes the budget friendly ‘blogging’ must haves, to add to your Christmas wish list. Starting with the things no one really thinks about, but are actually super helpful…

Microphone –

Did you know you can get little microphones for your iPhone, your DSLR and your standard camera? They are great for getting better quality sound in your vlogs or your Instagram or Facebook lives. I have added one of these to my wish list because my phone camera especially, picks up all the worst sounds.

  • You can buy a little microphone here: Microphone

Remote Control –

One thing I only recently bought, but can’t be without now, is a little remote control for my camera. It’s a lot easier to use a remote control instead of using the camera timer, especially if you need to capture multiple photos. Plus they’re so cheap and are well worth the investment. I have one specifically for my canon camera and I can use it for both.

Blog Theme

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

So what if you already have all the equipment you need? Well how about a new blog theme for Christmas, to see you into the new year? Every year or so I love to update my theme to keep things fresh and on trend. Some of my absolute favourites, and ones that are very popular with bloggers, can be found on a website called Pipdig.

Pipdig Blog Theme – 

I love how customisable these themes and and now they come with the integrated ‘shop the look’ widgets, which is helpful for those of you who feature a lot of outfit posts.

  • You can have a browse of their themes here: Pipdig

Planners

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

I don’t know many bloggers who can keep up with everything they need to do, without using some kind of planner or schedule. There are so many out there though, and so many recommendations, it’s really hard to choose. I’m going to link you to You Baby Me Mummy who recommends 11+ planners, so you can have a bit more of a range to choose from. But, here are my favourite three:

Hello Time Planner –

I have this planner (you can read my full review of it here – it’s the one in the picture above) and it is A-M-A-ZING. I use it to plan my week, my editorial calendar for the month and to set and achieve goals. It has pages where you can break down different stages of your goals, it has pages where you can write down to do lists for days, it has pages where you can write down and get rid of your worries, etc etc. My favourite thing about it is that it’s undated so you can start using it whenever.

Busy B Planner – 

This is another planner I have personally used and again I have a review of it here. I also reviewed the ‘Busy Life‘ planner, so if you wanted a diary that fits both your home and your blog life in, you might be more suited to that one.

If you’re just focusing on blogging then the ‘To Do’ planner is for you. The best bit is the week by week section where you can write tasks to do that week, that you can’t necessarily slot into a day yet.

Epic Blog: One Year Editorial Planner –

This planner is on my Christmas wish list. I’ve watched a youtube about it and it was created by a top, million pound making blogger called ByRegina. She offers so many blogging tips and tricks and now she has created a planner showing you how she organises her time and goals.

Books & Magazines

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

So, you’ve added some blogging equipment to your wish list and some planners, but what about other stocking fillers? Well, how about some books?

There are so many books about blogging, I could literally write a whole separate post about all the ones that are fab and worth a read. I did a mini post on ‘Laura Summer’s Blog‘ a little while back, so if you want more book ideas, do check that out. I have to recommend these two though:

Million Dollar Blog –

I have this book and it is amazing! It is so well written and very informative, regardless of what level of blogging you are at. It shows you a whole different variety of ways to make an income from your blog, ways you can increase readership and take your blog to the next level.

Blogging Your Way To Riches –

I’ve not got this book yet, but it’s one that is on my Christmas wish list. Blogging Your Way To Riches was written by two bloggers whose blogs I love to read. I was told to put it on this list by other bloggers and I’ve heard its a must read from so many people. Apparently this book will show you realistic and easy ways to get from hobby blogger to pro.

Blogosphere –

If books aren’t your thing though, how about a subscription to a blogging magazine? I’m subscribed to ‘Blogosphere’ (in the picture above) and it is really good. Every quarter a new magazine comes to your door and inside it’s packed with articles and interviews from bloggers in every niche, from parenting, to beauty, to travel. It’s a great way to pick up a few more blogging tips and to be introduced to some new bloggers.

Online Courses

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

I don’t know any blogger than doesn’t want to further themselves and the best way to do that is to invest in online courses. Last year I actually got the ‘Blog Growth Accelerator‘ for Christmas and it was so lovely to start the new year doing a course that would help me grow my business.

I have tried a few courses out for myself and as long as you choose carefully, you can really benefit from them. If you’re thinking of buying one for a blogger you know, it might be worth asking them which one they’d like first. But, if you’re a blogger then I can highly recommend any by….

YouBabyMeMummy – 

Aby from popular family lifestyle blog ‘You Baby Me Mummy’ started up her online courses at the end of last year and they’ve gone from strength to strength. She is the ultimate blogging guru and this year alone has helped 1000’s of people go from hobby blogger to pro. She also has loads of free courses so you can get a taster of her teaching methods.

  • You can check out You Baby Me Mummy’s courses here: Online Courses

Moolah –

One that I have asked for this year for Christmas is ‘Moolah’. I’m a freelance social media manager and one of the platforms I mainly work on is Facebook. Every blogger will vouch for the fact that Facebook is the trickiest platform to grow. But the Moolah course teaches you how to do this affectively and everyone I know who has completed the course has suddenly grown in engagement levels and page likes by a phenomenal amount.

  • You can check out the Moolah Facebook course here: Moolah

Photo Props

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

We’re coming to the end of the ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide‘ now, but it wouldn’t be complete without adding in some photo props. We all take photos of brand products and the majority of us take flat lays of some sort, at some time. Photo props are a really easy, but effective way to make your photos pop. If you don’t know what to get the blogger in your life, you cannot go wrong with one of these…

Light Box –

Light boxes were all the rage last year. You can now pick them up anywhere from New Look to Amazon. I love putting motivational quotes on mine and use it to light up my office in the evenings. They’re great for using in blog photos as props, or on Instagram.

Motivational Quotes –

I love seeing Instagram photos and blog photos with quotes in them. A little photo prop like this makes a flat lay so much more. I’m going to be getting some of these for myself very soon (unless someone would like to buy me some for Christmas – ‘Hi Mum’ *waves*)

Felt Board –

Felt boards are the new craze when it comes to flat lays and Instagram posts. I personally really love them and may have bought one (ahem *two*) for myself to use this week, including the one in the photo above. Photos with text are always a lot more eye-catching and I’ve noticed whenever I’ve used the light box, that more people click through the photo, especially if its linked to a post. They come in so many pretty colours. I’ve invested in a blue one and a grey one.

Software

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

Software is going to be the very last thing on the ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide‘. It’s an expense that some bloggers have told me they can’t quite justify but know that they need. I know at least 5 bloggers who are asking for software for Christmas (it might not sound like a glamorous present, but it’s oh so worth it). You can usually pay for them monthly at a small price, or yearly. Here are two of the most popular:

Lightroom and Photoshop –

You can actually get these too together. I have a macbook and although I love the general editing software that comes as standard on a mac, my ultimate favourite software is Lightroom. It’s £8.50 a month to use Lightroom and although its an investment, it makes editing photos so much easier and quicker. You can bulk edit in your style, or individually edit each photo. But the difference it can make is phenomenal. Another great one to have is photoshop. You can make your own blog graphics, your own gifs, an animated Facebook photo cover…the list goes on.

Win, Win, Win!

Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide

I’ve heard from so many people in the past few weeks, that they’ve asked Santa for a tripod for Christmas. So I thought I’d get my festive hat on and take a leaf out of the big red coated mans book and give one away ‘just because’. So…if you fancy winning a Joby Gorilla Pod, feel free to enter below! The winner will be announced on the 14th December and I’ll try and get it posted out before the big day. Merry Christmas you lovely blogging lot!

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Phew…so that’s it. The ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide’. Did I leave anything out at all? I really hope not!

So did you find anything on the ‘Ultimate Bloggers Christmas Gift Guide’ that you love? Is there anything here on your wish list, or is there anything you think I should add? Let me know all your thoughts below!

Also, if any of my friends and family want to buy me anything from this list that I don’t already have, you’re more than welcome.

*This post contains a couple of affiliate links. This just means that if you love anything enough to buy it, I earn a little bit of money from the sale to put back into my blog.

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  1. November 21, 2017 / 10:34 am

    Hi Chloe. What a lovely blog post. I have just screen shotted most of your gift guide and sent it to my husband 😊. Fingers crossed. I also found your blog post really helpful and informative for a newbie such as myself. Your detail on cameras and lenses was very useful. I have my fingers crossed for a Canon G7X mark ii, as I am primarily a vlogger. So hopefully Father Christmas is feeling generous this year 😜 lol. Hope your having a nice day. Jessica Anne x

  2. November 21, 2017 / 11:29 am

    What a fantastic post this is. There are a great number of things I would love for Christmas on here, starting with the Cameras!

  3. November 21, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    Great list, but a lot of stuff listed i feel would overwhelm a lot of newer bloggers, but i definitley could do with a new camera, currently everything i take is using my iphone 5s camera #TwinklyTuesday

  4. November 21, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    What a great list! I think I want everything on here! I have my 50ml lens for the Olympus pen but want a decent one for day to day use too as the kit lens isnt great! Im also dying for a Go Pro! soo many good choices! #twinkletuesday

  5. November 21, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    What a fantastic gift guide! I’m going to be adding some backdrops to my list – sending to the hubby anyway! 😉
    #TwinklyTuesday

  6. November 21, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    Amazing gift guide – I’ll have it all please! I dream of a better camera, but it’s something to work hard towards at the moment 🙂

  7. November 21, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    What an amazing list – I’ll have it all please! Every year I dream of getting a better camera, but it is something I will continue to work hard towards 🙂

  8. November 21, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    As a new blogger, I didn’t realise I’d need half this stuff?!

  9. November 21, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Love this post such an amazing list of items I definitely want to get my hands on the cannon gx7 mark 2 at some point. I also want to get some more backgrounds.

  10. November 21, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Wow! This is such a great list Chloe! I was thinking about buying a new camera lens, and you’ve definitely given me some other ideas. I do keep meaning to subscribe to Blogosphere magazine too xx

  11. November 21, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I have the olympus pen 8 and LOVE it!!! On my wish list this year is to get some back drops from Lucy, they are gorgeous x

  12. November 21, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Oh my goodness you don’t know how thrilled I am to be featured! Thank you! And I love everything on your wish list – best guide I have read! xx

  13. November 22, 2017 / 7:53 am

    Great guide! I’ve got tripod, lens and a GoPro on my list too! x

  14. November 22, 2017 / 10:39 am

    This is SUCH a fab guide Chlöe! And worryingly I have pretty much everything on it — apart from a drone!! Number one on my wish-list this year! 😉 SANTA ARE YOU LISTENING??? 😉

  15. November 22, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Oh wow Chloe, you have just wrote a perfect Christmas list for me. Love all your picks. I really need one or two of Lucy’s back drops. They look great.

  16. Le Coin de Mel
    November 22, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Oh wow lady, this is a mammoth list of perfect blogger gifts!!! Well done for putting it together. It must have taken forever!!!

  17. November 22, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    The new Go Pro is on our list this year, ready for our travels next year. It’s a bit pricey, so we’ve asked for money towards it instead of asking for the Go Pro itself.

  18. November 22, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Wow what a thorough guide!! I would love a camera for vlogging but as I have so little time…can’t justify it yet. I have hard good things about the Canon G7X. I’ve asked for a planner this year. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest xx

  19. Lauren Becker
    November 22, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    So many great ideas! I think I need that Gorillapod; it would definitely make taking photos SO much easier. I also really love all things planner related!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  20. November 22, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I love this. Thanks so much. Last year my husband treated me to the Olympus Pen E-PL8 and I love it. I’ve been undecided about what I want this Christmas, but I know a Joby GorillaPod Tripod has been on my wish list for awhile. So that you as I had no idea what it was called. Love your pics and blog. Renee x #bloggersbest x

  21. November 22, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    WOW! What a fabulous post! You really have gone to a lot of trouble compiling this amazing wish list. Fingers crossed a few of these things end up in my Christmas stocking 🙂

  22. November 22, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    What a fabulous blog. I’m still relatively new to blogging so I’d like one of everythingplease;-) #BloggerClubUK x

  23. November 23, 2017 / 7:40 am

    I love my gorilla pods but need a new tripod as mine has broken and no longer locks into place

  24. November 23, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    Love this gift guide! I really want to buy a new lens for my DSLR now I know how to use it properly! I also want to start using flatlays for my photographs and better lighting! 🙂

    #BloggerClubUK

  25. mammasschool
    November 23, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Wow that is one seriously comprehensive gift guide and my wish list has just trebled in length. As a hiker and outdoor family I just invested in the gorilla tripod….it’s fantastic

  26. You Baby Me Mummy
    November 24, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Thanks for the mentions Chloe xx

  27. November 24, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I just bought myself Epic Blog!
    #bloggerclubuk

  28. November 25, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    We love Christmas gift guides and this one is perfect for my mummy! The ring light is on her list, sadly her Joby grip ballhead sheared off so she needs a new one x #BloggerClubUK

  29. November 25, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    This is the most epic gift guide – it’s amazing and I have read it several times since I saved it on Facebook! Thank you for all of the effort you have put into this post for us bloggers 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  30. November 26, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    A fab list. I just published a collaborative post with quotes from over 50 bloggers Christmas wish lists and loads of these were featured too, but you’ve definitely a few extras that weren’t. #bloggersbest

  31. November 26, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    This is a great gift guide… I have a question. Are the pipdig themes part of wordpress? Thanks! xoxo #KCACOLS

  32. November 27, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    Such a fantastic list for bloggers! I just got the Canon G7X and it’s amazing x #kcacols

  33. November 27, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I want a tripod arm (which probably needs a new tripod too really. And a photography light box.

    I’ve done moolah (well, half way through) and while it helpd first of all, unless you’ve got a real clear niche I think you struggle. My dance blog has done pretty well (the potential reach on the whole of facebook isn’t that large but it grew nicely and continues to although slowly. But my main one went through a phase of doing better, but I’m now going backwards. I don’t do videos on there (the ones I have done didn’t do that great) and while I thinik i’m targetting quite well noit’s hard to get only those people. It’s good and the others you need there are good, but not everyone sees the success in it.

  34. November 28, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    What a lovely selection of things! I’d settle for a light box from Santa lol! #KCACOLS

  35. November 28, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    What an amazing guide, you really have everything covered on here, I want it all! I invested in a new camera in the January sales last year so I’m not allowed another one yet though 🙂 #KCACOLS

  36. December 3, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    This has to be one of the best gift guides out there at the moment. My husband keeps asking me what I would like for Christmas. Seeing this list, I am definitely feeling inspired. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  37. iain maciver
    December 6, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    would love the camera

  38. Sadiyya Maryam
    December 6, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    A selfie stick which I have been trying so hard not to get until now I think! As on our recent travels we were always looking for people to ask to take pictures of the three of us and our daughter kept pointing out people using selfie sticks and saying ‘I told you mummy we needed one of these!’.

  39. Brad Start
    December 6, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Lenss for me please, especially a good quality wide angled one

  40. December 6, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    My Christmas present arrived early on Sunday – a white long coat chihuahua puppy, named Twinkle! She is adorable!

  41. Nigel Soper
    December 6, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Would love a photographic drone to get those angles otherwise impossible

  42. laura stewart
    December 6, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    i would like the camera please x

  43. Liam Bishop
    December 6, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I would love a GoPro too!

  44. December 6, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Love them all
    A go-pro would be top of my list
    So easy to use and convenient as well as being compact

  45. Rachel Craig
    December 6, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    Great, practical and useful prize.

  46. Ashleigh Allan
    December 6, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    The planners look good

  47. Suzanne
    December 6, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    The tripod would be great as I’d love to take better photographs.

  48. Lula Mercer
    December 6, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I recently got the Canon G7X Mark II and it’s amazing! The GorillaPod Tripod would be really good to go with it.

  49. Claire C
    December 6, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    The GorillaPod is a great idea for my husband for Christmas, or my brother they would both love it.

  50. Sarah Mackay
    December 6, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I am really hoping for a soda stream this year

  51. Shan G
    December 6, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Awesome list, I’d love the Soft Box Studio Lights as they’d improve my blog photos no end!

  52. Michaela Smith
    December 6, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I would love the Canon G7X Mark 2 🙂

  53. Solange
    December 6, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I’d love the Olympus Pen E-PL8.

  54. December 6, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    The Gorillapod would be tremendously useful, but so would a gimbal, to help produce smooth video in motion.

  55. Violet Phillippo
    December 6, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I would love a GoPro for Christmas as they always look exciting to use.

  56. Graham Ross
    December 7, 2017 / 12:30 am

    What a fabulous blog,the camera would be really nice

  57. Charlotte
    December 7, 2017 / 10:01 am

    the selfie stick or tripod is such a good idea, we always go on holiday and find it hard to take pictures of us together

  58. December 7, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Such great ideas – I love these! My gorilla pod lasted me from 2008 through to this year when it sadly fell apart – I’d love to be in with a chance of winning this x

  59. December 7, 2017 / 11:46 am

    All the photography stuff would be great

  60. December 7, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I covet an Olympus Pen for my blogging. Great article which I am going to bookmark for reference!

  61. Laura Pritchard
    December 7, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I’d love the Busy B Planner – it would really help keep me organised!

  62. Sheena Batey
    December 7, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    I have looked at the gorilla pod many times as I think it would come in very useful

  63. queerlittlefamily
    December 7, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Great list. I have a happy planner this year but going to check out those other planners for the future. #kcacols

  64. Ruth Harwood
    December 8, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    love the planner – such a useful thing xx

  65. Nicola Farrel
    December 8, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Would love another fixed lens, great for taking pictures of the little ones!

  66. Sarah Ann
    December 9, 2017 / 4:06 am

    I love the idea of blogging bak drops as gifts!

  67. Elizabeth Smith
    December 9, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    The Go Pro would be top of my list

  68. Kev Cannon
    December 9, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Hi, Thanks for the blog. Merry Christmas and a happy new year

  69. Elizabeth Cooke
    December 9, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    This is a fabulous list! Yeah I want it all haha. My favourite are the backdrops, they are so beautiful from Capture by Lucy. Thanks for the post x

  70. December 9, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    A 50mm lens and a tripod are top of my Christmas wishlist!

    Emma x

  71. T Brailey
    December 10, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I love the planner – will be highlighting and leaving around the house for others to see.

  72. kathcake2017
    December 10, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    not something you can buy really.. just wish i could get more traffic to my blog so frustrating! esp social media 😐

  73. adeinne tonner
    December 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I would really love the soft box studio lights as they would be so handy and helpful to have.

  74. lorraine kirk
    December 10, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Some lovely things here, I would love the planner, it looks amazing!

  75. December 10, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    What a great guide Chloe! I have a DSLR which I love but it’s so heavy so would love to try the Olympus Pen! The Joby Gorilla Pod looks like a great assessory to use too! Polly x

  76. December 10, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Wow what a fantastic gift guide. I want so many of these things. Top of my list would be one of those gorgeous backdrops.

    Thanks for joining us at #LuckyLinky xx

  77. Christine Caple
    December 10, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    A tripod would be perfect for my husband, just what he needs.

  78. Kelly White
    December 12, 2017 / 2:36 am

    I’d love a better lens for my camera but I’ve had a new washing machine already as mine went bang!

  79. donna l jones
    December 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

    e cannon gx7 mark 2 would be good

  80. Victoria Prince
    December 12, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I’d love the Photo Prop Quotes! I am so rubbish at taking good photos, I look at others and am constantly amazed at what a difference some good staging makes

  81. paula cheadle
    December 12, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I love the look of the camera’s

  82. Debi Newman
    December 12, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I would love to win the tripod for my son who likes photography x

  83. Gurdip Singh
    December 12, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I think the drone would be my number one Christmas present … anyone listening …

  84. Susan B
    December 12, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I like the sound of Blogging Your Way to Riches.

  85. Allan Fullarton
    December 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Looks great! Love the planner.

  86. janine atkin
    December 12, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    i love the letter board

  87. Sarah Austin
    December 12, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Great competition! Would be fab to win!

  88. December 12, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I can’t decide between a Capture by Lucy backdrop and a You Baby Me Mummy course 🙂

  89. Dean T
    December 12, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    The Olympus pen is my fave, such a neat piece of kit

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