Marketers are not easy to be friends with. This all starts with weird marketing jokes and ends up with a picky taste and preferences in gifts. Not in vain: being a marketer means having well-developed critical thinking and the ability to estimate the product from all possible aspects.
That’s why finding a cool gift for a person who chose to devote his life to marketing turns into Russian roulette.
BUT it’s definitely worth it…
Let’s be honest. Puzzling over a wicked gift (or at least the one that won’t be returned back to the store) is always tricky.
It’s even more complicated when it comes to a gift for a marketer. More likely, s(he) already has a name mug, a cardholder, his/her portrait in the office, or any other “super useful” stuff. Theoretically, a spiffy gift for a marketer:
If at least one of the aforementioned missions is accomplished, a gift can be considered as a good one. How to choose one? Just check out this selection of Amazon gifts for marketing specialists. Here, you will find options for different tastes and budgets.
So, let’s try to pick up the perfect gift together!
The answer is clear: gifts bring joy and happiness. Even a last-minute present picked at Walgreens on your way to a birthday party is a sign of attention. Will it, however, be a memorable gift? Hardly…
The worst scenario for a person who devotes his life to promoting products and services in a creative way is choosing a “matter-of-fact” gift. If you really want to surprise your friend/partner/colleague or pick something memorable, make such late-minute gifts a taboo. Instead, opt for something super useful or a mega creative. You know, something that will “scream” about the person’s greatness.
The effect out of a good gift will be rewarding:
Now that you understand how serious this matter is, let’s move on to the top 15 gift ideas for a marketing specialist. This time, we concentrated on something unusual, funny but at the same time handy.
We chose Amazon for a reason. As the largest online marketplace in the entire world, the website offers tons of gift options, in particular, something super creative and out of this world. After all, marketers seem like being into such kind of stuff =)
One of those things that define a good specialist is a desire to keep up with the latest trends in the industry. Of course, there are plenty of communities, blogs, YouTube channels, and webinars that would contribute to the skills upgrade.
Still, the highest concentration of knowledge from the experienced specialists and influencers is basically centered on books. Nowadays, sharing information and even releasing books is easier than ever. Everyone and his dog either become a business coach or a YouTube blogger.
Therefore, it’s more complicated to make the right choice.
Below, you will find the variants that indeed worth the attention.
1. The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader, by Thomas Barta and Patrick Barwise
If the future gift belongs to the CMO, the head of the department or any other marketing leader, then this is a must-read book.
The book takes into account the largest global research that covered 68,000 executive assessments. It reveals effective strategies that would help to cooperate with a director, the subordinates, and the clients. As a bonus, the authors consider major mistakes and provide universal solutions.
A book tells about a tiny target audience known as “superconsumers”. Superpower is concentrated in their hands (read: pockets). They might represent just 10% of the customers but might make up to 70% of the company’s sales.
How to define, attract them, and maintain their interest? The author answers these questions in an exciting and intriguing way.
Plus, a book is full of statistics and case studies.
3. Analytics: The Agile Way, by Phil Simon
The common problem, which often leads to failed marketing strategies, is a lack of data and its analysis. An award-winning writer and ASU professor, Phil Simon, reviews the most effective ways of gathering insights into the work and product development. As examples, he uses success stories of famous companies.
In addition, he focuses on Agile development methodology. He explains its benefits over the Waterfall method, for instance.
This book is a source of priceless information on how to use and analyze data.
The list of worthy books can be endless. For more variants, check out a recent article by the Forbes writer. It contains 5 classical books that don’t lose relevance, so far.
If a marketer is obsessed with gadgets, then at least one of the following variants will definitely work.
This is exactly the sample of the useful gift that facilitates and speeds up the workflow. Still, the company has solutions for entertainment, communication with a team and clients, and namely for marketing and promotion.
Bttns are extremely popular in the office environment. With their help, it is possible to assign tasks and accomplish them faster. For instance, if a person needs tech support, s(he) can simply press the button and get it in a matter of minutes. A person can order anything, contact anyone or drop a message in one click. There is no need to make phone calls, engage mediators, etc.
A couple of bttns on the marketer’s table will save time for doing great stuff.
The era of paper notebooks isn’t over. Nonetheless, it is not always handy to use one. For instance, a marketer can come up with a brilliant idea and write it down in a notebook. Then, to share it with someone else, (s)he will need to convert it somehow in a digital format.
Moleskine smart notebook is exactly the tool that will deal with it. Using it fast and simple.
Another thing that can speed up the working process is AirBar. This tool adds touchscreen functionality to a laptop or a PC. By attaching it to the bottom of the device and plugging in via USB, you will turn the screen of the device into a touchscreen.
With its help, you will manage to pick and move objects on the screen, pinch and zoom, swipe and scroll.
Note that this tool is compatible with Mac and Windows 10 only.
7. IP Telephony
If a marketer still uses a landline (that probably is), then it might be a great idea to switch to an IP telephony. Traditionally, dial numbers, dialing, and communication are possible. In addition, a person can make video calls via the Internet or any other IP networks.
VoIP phone systems became popular at the beginning of the XIX century. Currently, they are commonly used by corporations. This way, they lower the costs of international calls and get access to some intellectual services.
Though the tool is not new or innovative, not every corporate worker had experienced its benefits yet.
Docking stations are handy not only for IT specialists. While working on a project(s), analyzing a great amount of data, checking out various resources, and using different software, having multiple devices is useful indeed.
Recently, LandingZone introduced a new docking station for MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar. With its help, it is possible to connect several Apple devices and create a powerful working station.
A new device has 16 ports. Furthermore, it contains the Kensington Security Slot. It provides a high-security level for both MacBook Pro and a docking station.
It’s important to say that this gift is super expensive. Probably, only a big team that respects its colleague very much can afford it. Nonetheless, this device can definitely add interactivity and efficiency to every meeting.
It turns a white wall or any other suitable surface (a board) in a full HD 1080p display. Just connect a projector to a device and show the content.
For a marketing sphere, where a lot depends on the visual perception, this gift is handy indeed.
This portable whiteboard system is a cheaper alternative to the previous projector. This cloud-based technology uses a wide whiteboard screen that displays the content from the device you connect to it.
It has an interactive pen to show the objects on the screen. Furthermore, it is possible to annotate the text with a free IPEVO Annotator Software for PC or Mac.
This tool will be definitely useful during meetings.
11. Hootsuite Plan
If a social media marketer doesn’t have an account on Hootsuite, then creating one makes sense. It gathers all social media profiles in one place. Moreover, it helps to organize, schedule, and manage social activity effectively.
Another advantage of the service lies in the opportunity to check out and analyze statistics, conversions, and separate ROI of the campaigns.
Hootsuite offers plenty of other services worth attention.
The pricing policy varies depending on the plan, the number of accounts and users, etc.
The last gadget in this selection would suit not only a marketing techie. It will be handy for any person in the world, especially if we talk about busy people. We often tend to forget and lose something. In order to break this vicious circle, resourceful guys found out the TrackR tool.
The company produces Pixels – small gadgets that are put on a phone, keys, TV remote control, or any other stuff. Afterward, a user connects the Pixels to the phone via an app and uses it to find an object. Pixel rings and flashes when you start looking for an item.
Though this gift doesn’t belong to a marketing sphere directly, this is going to be a useful gift for every person.
If you are not sure whether a person is obsessed with stationary, just observe. If (s)he:
If at least one of the aforementioned points resonates with a person, then a quality piece of stationery would be a useful gift.
In order to inspire a marketer and motivate him/her to generate new ideas, it’s important to find a special or personalized gift. Here are a couple of variants:
While it might sound basic, on the surface, a notebook is a great gift for a stationery lover indeed. If you ask a person addicted to office supplies if there are enough notebooks in his/her collection, (s)he will more likely to answer “No way, dude”.
Therefore, giving quality, unusual, or even personalized notebook is a great idea. Furthermore, there are many planners that organize the workflow and let remember everything.
For instance, here is a notebook for meetings planning. Eighty pages have a space for meeting details and notes, actions, and dates. It goes with a water-resistant cover.
Another variant for thorough planning is a Moleskine notebook with simple pages, pages with dates, maps, year calendar, holidays information, stickers, etc.
Of course, these two variants are the drops in the bucket. Amazon has plenty of amazing variants with stationery: just specify the purpose, style, color, and other details.
If you are traveling abroad soon, that would be awesome to bring some kit of stationery stuff from another country. A nice postcard and a box of sweets will be a perfect supplement to the gift.
By the way, you always can find so many great pieces of stationary in one of these online stores:
A kit of highlighters is always a great idea because people obsessed with stationary usually are super precise about highlighting important things, dividing the pages into different sections, creating tabs and charts, drawing shapes, etc. In other words, aesthetic comes first.
Another thing that contributes to aesthetics and organizes notebook chaos is stickers. If a marketer is not a big shot, then (s)he might like a bunch of stickers.
But let’s make a deal: no stickers with unicorns and pink flamingos.
Personalized gifts are always the best ones. When you give something a person needs or dreams of, it always works. Therefore, if you know the marketer good or if it is your close friend, then think about his hobbies, dreams, preferences, plans, or needs.
A good idea would be to come up with:
In fact, there are no limits for your phantasy. If you know a person well, you will definitely come up with a brilliant idea.
When a marketing manager is your boss, think of it as a chance to get him a gift with a sarcastic joke. For instance, such a T-shirt with the following inscription is a great how to please a marketer and raise his self-esteem. Try and see!
Copy Writer Coffee Mug
Copy Writer Coffee Mug
True marketers can’t live without caffeine dozes every single day. That’s why choosing a big coffee mug with a funny relevant inscription will always be a win. Not to say, it has a very provocative message that showcases a true marketer’s power over others…which is exactly what they love =)
Eat Sleep Blog Repeat Blogger Blogging T-Shirt Geschenk
Let’s admit that being a marketing manager is way more stressful than we imagine. Every day they challenge tons of writing deadlines, so they often skip their meals and sleep for work. Hopefully, this T-shirt is going to remind a person that doing their job is not the only routine activity that exists. Good sleep and proper nutrition are exactly what helps to do your job more efficiently.
Oh, and this T-shirt is really comfortable for blogging =)
Awesome Marketing Manager Funny Gift Shirt
This is just another T-shirt design for pleasing the marketer’s self-importance. ‘Cause it’s always about letting him feel special, right?
Ask a marketer how many times a day they make notes, and they will most likely say a lot. Indeed, there are still plenty of people who opt for traditional notebooks and pens. Whether a marketer commutes to work, stays home or goes outside, having these tools is a must. After all, you never know when the genius idea pops up in your head and how fast you may forget it…
And since pens can be tricky (it may break and leak, or just stop writing), marketers are always hunting for a good writing utensil.
But with this Fisher Space Pen, you’ll never come across these problems. The most important thing about it is that you can write with this pen at any possible angle, or extreme conditions like super hot or cold weather (-30F to 250F). And it will never leak!
The Fisher Space pen comes in many different colors – chrome, electric blue, pink, green, purple, red, and a couple more. It’s exactly this type of a pen that will never let a marketer down!
Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad
Creative people get crazy about their ideas. They know they may come to some important conclusions almost at any place and any day, so they should always meet a situation head-on…even in the shower! Aqua notes Notepad consists of 40 water-resistant sheets and a pencil that allows capturing and preserving the person’s idea even in the most extreme conditions like water.
Writer Emergency Pack
Generating good content on a regular basis is quite a challenge – all the marketers would agree. Oftentimes, they are stuck with a writer’s block and should deal with one fast and effectively.
Providing a good solution against the writer’s block is indeed a handy present for a content creator. The Writer Emergency Pack includes 26 illustrated idea cards consisting of handy recommendations and writing tips. Just give it to those who blog all the time and they will definitely appreciate your gift 🙂
Handpresso Wild Hybrid
How many cups of coffee can a marketer consume per day? There’s hardly a precise answer but the fact remains – most marketers are coffee addicts. And they would totally love to get a portable Handpresso like this!
Handpresso is a portable French press allowing a person to brew espresso literally on the go. And though, it’s one of the most expensive items on the list, the gift is worth it. The appliance includes E.S.E. pods and requires no cleaning.
There is nothing better than providing your beloved marketer with his own energizer!
99U Essays Manage Your Day-to-Day
They say books are the best gifts. And books from 99U are definitely a win. This particular one is a collection of essays containing handy tips on how to develop creativity and utilize this skill in a job.
After all, there is a lot of routine machine work that distracts a marketer from his key focuses, and it gets super annoying. Learning how to bounce creative work with a daily routine should help them organize time more effectively.
For those loving to do amazing photo content, consider purchasing a clip-on smartphone camera lens kit. It includes several types of lens – macro, fish-eye and super-wide – allowing you to make breathtaking shots on your smartphone! A perfect choice for a marketer who doesn’t own a professional lens camera.
If you are pals with an SMM manager, you may consider some more creative gift options. No doubt, they are into aesthetically-looking food and looking for every opportunity to get a great shot of their lunch. These Twitter, Facebook, and Hashtag cookie cutters will not only help them bake beautiful cookies but also create great content throughout the process.
After all, who cares about the taste if the photos are on point?
Hashtag Necklace Custom Made with Any Name
Marketers love hashtags. And one probably wouldn’t mind about his own hashtag necklace. It’s practical, stylish and most importantly self-identifying.
Toysmith Deluxe Zen Garden
Marketers love through lots of stress. Whether you are just friends or you work together in one office, you should have learned the rule:
A stressed marketer is a mean marketer.
And that means stress for everyone else. Hopefully, you can purchase this cute Toysmith Deluxe Zen Garden. Not only will it look great on someone’s desk, but also it’s a great way to “sweep” the stress away while taking care of your garden.
The zen garden includes 2 ceramic cranes and polished stones, a bamboo rake, a broom, as well as a huge booklet with instructions and suggestions on how to shape your mini garden.
Whatever reaction for such a present they’ll have, believe me: they’ll have a lot of fun building a green oasis in the middle of a dessert grey office 🙂
If anything from my list has already caught your eye, just use the links to get to the website and order your item in a few clicks.
So, figuring out what could make a person really happy is often complicated. Still, your sincere desire, kind words, and something sweet will certainly hit the spot 🙂
At least, if you work together, you can make a cup of coffee with a doughnut and chill a little bit out from intensive workflow. If she is a woman, she will be grateful for a bouquet of flowers and a compliment.
Let the inspiration be with you!