The countdown to Christmas is on, and you might find yourself struggling to shop for the techie in your life. My 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Content Creators has you covered.
Are they constantly shooting pics, videos, vlogs, or doing it for the gram? Yep…you might just have a content creator on your hands. I made this guide to help you with your last minute Christmas gift shopping. Each item is under $200, and available at your local Best Buy. As much as I enjoy online shopping, sometimes I need to put my hands on things before making a purchase. Best Buy is that store for me. Finding the perfect Christmas gift for content creators doesn’t have to be difficult, super expensive, or run you from store to store.
INSIGNIA HANDHELD REPORTER STYLE MICROPHONE
The Insignia Handheld Microphone is an affordable choice for audio and video content. The 3.5mm cable connects to both DSLR’s and cellphones. With a comfortable rubber grip, and durable build – this mic offers noise isolation and optimized voice recording quality. A great addition to someones growing gear bag.
Price: $59 | Best Buy
ZHIYUN – SMOOTH-Q 3 AXIS HANDHELD GIMBAL
Everyone has gimbal fever, and Zhiyun is making them affordable and accessible. The Zhiyun Smooth Q irons out the shaky movement captured by cellphones. This a quality smartphone gimbal for selfie style vlogging, panoramic views, cinematic quality, and more. Comes with 4 recording modes, over 12 hours of use, and an accessible charging port for your device. A solid game changer, and will take anyones content to the next level.
Price: $139 | Best Buy
AMAZON ECHO DOT
The average content creator has their hands full and is busy multitasking between editing, updating, and uploading. The Amazon Echo Dot is smart home tech, providing users with voice activated options from ordering, playing music, controlling lighting, setting the temperature, scheduling and much more.
Price: $29.99 sale (49.99 reg) | Best Buy
SCREENBEAM MINI 2
The ScreenBeam Mini 2 makes it easy to project photos, video, livestream and more to your not so smart tv – and the best part is there is NO wifi required. Connect with your smartphone or tablet to the bluetooth enabled device, and watch your favorite digital goodies on a larger screen. The ScreenBeam Mini 2 is super portable, and plugs into your HDMI port…also making it easy to travel with or use during events and programs.
P.S. – This was a little hard to find in my local Best Buy because it wasn’t on display, and the employees weren’t familiar with the device. Check the online site to ensure its available in your store. While they were hunting all over to find it, I stumbled on it in the TV accessories section.
Price: $39.99 sale (49.99 reg) | Best Buy
LENOVO YOGA MOUSE
Who doesn’t love a wireless mouse! The cordless ergonomic design of the Lenovo Yoga Mouse is perfect for everyday use. Its slim, sleek, and will fit right in on anyones desktop or for use on the go. Double tapping and trying to use a trackpad can be frustrating at times when creating content on the go via laptops.
Price: $54.99 sale (69.99 reg) | Best Buy
WD MY PASSPORT EXTERNAL HD
What do we want? Storage! When do we want it? NOW! Content creators are always stuck deciding what can be deleted or zipped to create more space. Between high res photos, 4k videos, and processing programs there’s just never enough space. You can’t go wrong with the gift of more storage. Thankfully, WD (Western Digital) external hard drives keep getting smaller each year, while increasing the amount of storage capacity. The WD My Passport is slim, sleek and powerful. Gone are the days of bulky drives. Nothing less than 1TB will put a smile on their face!
Price: $69 sale ($79.99 reg) | Best Buy
SD MEMORY CARDS
Okay, if you ask me…I saved the best for last. Does your content creator own a DSLR camera or audio/video recording device? Chances are they’re looking through their bag for a memory card…RIGHT NOW, lol. Small enough to be the best tech stocking stuffer – it’s also a digital life saver for those that have found themselves in the middle of an event with a full memory card (I know Im not alone). I personally really enjoy SanDisk and Kingston.
Price Range (34GB): $14 – 34 | Best Buy
Well I hope this Holiday Gift Guide helps you in choosing the right gift for the techie in your life. Just be prepared to be in some of the great content they’ll be creating! This post is not sponsored – just an honest collection of my tried and true gadgets, and other items I’ve been enjoying recently.
Merry Christmas & Happy Shopping!