The days remaining in 2020 are few, and 2021 is just around the corner – things you no doubt you already know.
But here’s what you may have forgotten: there is not much time left to complete your vacation shopping. (Gasp! We know.)
Perhaps you’re a marketer looking to complete your wish list. Or maybe you have a team of marketers who want to make you smile.
To help you, I’ve searched the internet (the way I do) and found you some of the best gifts for marketers this year.
Just like that …
17 last minute gift ideas for your favorite marketers
1. Send a Starbucks eGift Card
Once upon a time, Starbucks offered a Tweet a Coffee program that was retired after testing in beta. I tried it for the first time this season when Emily Maxie, B2B tech marketer at Very, said something nice about our social media tool. I was really excited and just wanted to do something nice in return. Twittering a coffee was an easy and hassle-free way to surprise co-marketing partners, customers or others. Plus, it was almost instantaneous so it was a savior for last minute shoppers.
@emilymaxie, @meghkeaney just tweeted you a coffee! Redeem it now. https://t.co/0X3XIAVK4E
– Tweetacoffee (@Tweetacoffee) November 21, 2013
Although this program has been discontinued, there is still a good alternative: send a Starbucks eGift Card. Just add a personal message and the amount you want to give, enter an email address and hit “Send”.
Where to get it: Starbucks
Costs: Choice of buyer
2. Blogging Fuel Mug
Comedic writer Dave Barry once stated, “In my opinion it is inhuman to force people with a real medical need for coffee to stand in line behind people who seem to see it as some kind of pastime.”
Not only is this mug a great way to keep your favorite marketer adequately caffeinated, but his message gets right to the point. At least here, our marketers love creativity – but we also love precision. And we love the written word. When this mug hit our radar …
… we knew it had to make this list.
Where to get it: Amazon
costs: $ 14.95 + $ 4.95 shipping
3. “Eat. Sleep. Blog.” T-shirt
This is a pretty great gig that we all have. Sure, there are seemingly unattainable leadership goals and endless writing deadlines. But think about it for a moment: every day we get up and find out how to capture people’s fascination. It’s a great job.
This shirt sums up that feeling well.
Oh, and it’s really convenient for blogging.
Where to get it: Amazon
costs: $ 17.39
4. HubSpot winter hat with fleece lining
We’re not sure what the weather is like on your neck of the woods, but it gets cold during the holiday season where HubSpot is headquartered in Boston.
It’s sweater weather. Hat weather. Hat weather lined with fleece, to be precise.
Fortunately, HubSpot has a hat for that.
And while you’re at it, check out these other last minute gifts from the HubSpot shop:
Where to get it: HubSpot shop
costs: $ 15
5. “But first coffee.” T-shirt
It’s best to wear your priorities on your sleeve … um … on your torso. This cozy t-shirt reveals your work style. In fact, it can serve as a best way to bribe you for extra work.
Don’t you work in a jeans-friendly office? Nothing that a blazer and nice pants can’t fix (she writes like she has a real fashion sense).
Where to get it: Skreened
costs: $ 29.99
6. Mophie smartphone case
A few years ago a group of HubSpotters got these cases while working long hours at INBOUND. But it’s not just any cases – it’s Mophie smartphone cases.
Mophie is a smartphone cover that also doubles as extra battery life.
They’re a little chunkier than the standard phone case, but they can add 100% or more to the life of your phone. If you know a marketer who works on the street a lot.
Where to get it: Mophie
costs: Around $ 100, depending on the variety
7. Book cover, laptop bag
According to rumors, the writer Jorge Louis Borges used to sleep in the middle of books. He would crawl into bed with piles of it on either side. His last bedtime smell was that of open pages and intricately worded lines.
Source: Twelve South
It’s not quite as poetic, but it’s close.
This laptop cover goes well with the bookworm on your team.
Where to get it: Twelve south
costs: About $ 80
8. Subscription to a streaming music service
Okay, music may not make you smarter, but it does make you happier. And isn’t it a pleasure what we’re really looking for here?
Many marketers listen to streaming music while they work, but without a subscription, streaming music is usually restricted or interrupted by advertisements.
By buying a subscription to streaming music for your marketing buddy, you can get rid of any commercial interruptions and leave them with good work music. We’re inbound marketers – so we hate commercial interruptions.
Here are some options:
9. @ TwitterName necklace
It might be a little over the top, but it’s kind of great too. Here’s a gift for the social media strategist who single-handedly grew your company’s Twitter from 15 to 500 and beyond.
If jewelry isn’t the right gift, there are a number of social media coasters too.
Where to get it: Etsy
costs: $ 43.99
Welcome to secure accounts on the Internet. Your password must be 15 characters long and contain at least two capital letters, three symbols, two numbers and at least one variation of the Jabberwocky poem.
No, it won’t work. And it can’t be the same as any password you’ve used since junior high school.
If you could save the marketer in your life from this frustration, wouldn’t it be a happier New Year? Check out the 1Password app. It creates and securely stores all of your passwords and allows you to log into your accounts with one click.
Where to get it: 1Password
costs: Plans start at $ 2.99 / month
11. 99U Essays: Manage Your Daily Life
One of my favorite books, this collection of essays from 99U, is about developing a habit of creativity in your work and personal life. It gives you tips on how to focus on your creative work and ward off a stream of endless emails, texts and other interruptions.
With an average rating of 4.4 stars on Amazon, this book offers concrete ideas for getting more out of your everyday life and finding the right moments for creative, complex work.
Where to get it: Amazon
costs: $ 10.99
12. Freelance tools from WriterAccess or Zerys
Although they don’t offer gift cards, tools from WriterAccess of Zerys can make a freelance life easier. Create a gift certificate yourself and wrap it in a bow: Good for a day off from content creation.
Where to get it: Zerys or Writer Access
13. Premium versions of productivity apps
Marketers use all kinds of freemium tools to organize their time and plan campaigns. Find out which online apps your marketer can use to make their everyday life easier and have access to all the bells and whistles for a year.
Here is a breakdown of some popular ones:
- Evernote: Evernote is a repository for almost everything: ideas, articles, documents, photos, marketing examples. You can use the tool on your phone, desktop, and tablet so it goes where you go. The big advantage of Evernote is how searchable it is. You can search through documents or even the words in a picture to quickly find your content. The premium version gives you more storage space, better search and an interesting presentation mode. Costs: $ 69.99 / year
- Dropbox or Box: We could all use some space. Help your marketer by upgrading their Dropbox or Box accounts to a Pro version. Costs: Varies
- Feedly Pro: When Google Reader closed its doors, Feedly was widely adopted as a replacement RSS reader. Feedly Pro is a more powerful version of Feedly with one-click integrations, custom share URLs, and full support. Costs: Plans start at $ 5.41 / month
14. Noise-canceling headphones
Can you really put a price on peace and quiet? It turns out that Bose can do the following: At least it’s around $ 180. Yikes
But if you can get over the price, this makes an amazing gift for anyone who needs to focus all day. Noise-canceling headphones put your marketers in a cozy and uninterrupted world of lead generation.
Whether they’re listening to Mozart or Modest Mouse, these headphones provide marketers with the ability to tune out everything but the work that lies ahead of them.
Where to get them: Evil
Costs: Models start at $ 179.95
15. Class reimbursement
For intellectually curious marketers, remember to give them the combination gift of classes and the time to learn a new skill.
There are a number of inexpensive and free online courses and tutorials available for people interested in learning code (Codecademy), design (Skillshare), or other relevant skills. The problem is finding the time.
If you really want to excite a marketer on your team this season, give them the classes each week plus an approved block of time to devote to classes. Wrap it in a pack.
Where to get it: Check out Code Academy and Skillshare, as well as your local continuing education courses. Then help your favorite marketer figure out how to make class time possible.
16. INBOUND ticket
Surprise! It’s not too early to buy tickets for INBOUND 2021.
INBOUND is an industry event like no other. Of course, I would say that as a HubSpotter, it’s the center of my life in August and September. But as it turns out, others think so too.
Darby Tinch of Mohawk Home said, “This was by far the best conference I have attended in a long time. It was not only the recharge I needed professionally but also on a personal level. It has been a long time since I did ‘I was so excited about my career and can’t wait until [the next] INCOMING! “
Where to get it: INCOMING
costs: Digital Passport on sale for $ 49 (typically $ 149)
17. Donate in the name or honor of the marketer
If none of the above matches, consider making a donation on behalf or in the honor of your marketer. Donations are personal. So make sure you have a grasp of the topics that interest your marketer. But when you do, a gift in his honor can be really meaningful.
Where to get it: Since the donation should reflect the recipient of the gift, and there are so many nonprofits that interest us here at HubSpot, I’ll leave the door open here and not make specific suggestions. Talk to the gift recipient and find out what interests them most.
costs: Whatever you think is right.
There is your entry list. There are dozens of other ideas out there: magazine or journal subscriptions, lunch at a local restaurant, or a host of other gift certificates that everyone would love.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and has been updated for completeness.