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Published in Personalization category on (12/09/2016)

The Ultimate Guide for Marketing Gifts

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Show Your Marketing Department You Love Them with These Thank You Presents

It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably struggling to find thank you presents and thoughtful marketing gifts that show your team that you care. Last minute gift shopping is common, but the hardest part about gift shopping is finding that perfect gift that is both thoughtful and breathtaking, right?

Well, look no further! At Certain, we understand how difficult gift finding and giving is, especially gifts for marketers. So here are 20 out-of-the-box, interesting, and useful last minute gift ideas for that one special marketer.

1) Toysmith Deluxe Zen Garden

It’s become clear that Stress is a common theme for marketers. If you are or know a marketer, I’m sure you understand exactly what I’m saying. Marketing is stressful and people can get mean.

So why not put an end to it! The Toysmith Deluxe Zen Garden is a great gift for the home or desk of marketers. For $20.94 (usually $29.99), the zen garden comes with 2 ceramic cranes and assorted polished stones, a 64-page meditation booklet with instructions and suggestions for shaping the garden, a bamboo rake, and a broom so your marketer can rake and sweep the stress away.

Provide them an outlet for their stress. A stress-free oasis on their desk that they can run too if they need it. That way they won’t take it out on you or their colleagues.

Ohmmm…

2) The Clicky Cube

Stressed out or bored, the clicky cube is there to solve those problems. A quality desk toy that’s sole purpose is to help people focus or relieve stress, the clicky cube comes equipped with a rotating dial, 3 buttons that depress to click audibly and 2 that push silently. It also comes with 3 tactile gears that you can roll, and a clickable ball and socket. Even more, it has a joystick for gliding and a worry stone for rubbing. Finally, it has a switch toggle (think lightswitch).

It is every kind of fidgety, stress coping mechanism all in one little cube perfect for a desk. As said above, for any marketer that is highly stressed, likes to fidget, or gets bored, buy them this. It is $19.95 (right this minute) and looks to be $25.99 when there isn’t a sale going on.

Oh, and before I forget, it comes in different colors. All Black, gray and black, red and black, and white and black. Check it out!

3) Sedum Terrarium Bottle

For a little natural life, the Sedum Terrarium Bottle is a great gift for the desk of marketers. On those days that don’t allow them to go outside, all they have to do is look over to their terrarium bottle and, badaboom, something organic in the midst of computers, fluorescent lights, flat-screen TVs, and telephone rings. A little slice of the outside.

This terrarium bottle kit comes with everything you need to start a sedum terrarium in a hand-crafted, repurposed wine bottle. It comes with seeds, rocks, etc. The only thing that needs to be done is setting it up and putting some water in it. From there, marketers can watch their indoor garden grow. How nice is that?

For $35.99 (regularly $40.00) you can give that exceptional marketer the gift of gardens.

4) Moleskine Smart Notebook

The Moleskine Smart Notebook allows marketers to turn hand-drawn sketches into fully workable digital files. Draw on any page of the notebook, and it can connect to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The app uses the special page markings to help process and optimize the image as a JPG file before converting it to an SVG file. With an Adobe Creative Cloud membership, you can easily sync the artwork or notes to the Creative Cloud and open them for refinement in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop

Marketers are always taking notes or drawing ideas, and the ability to quickly transform them into workable jpeg files is really helpful! Moleskine is a great brand that always delivers an exceptional note-taking experience.

If you know a marketer that is frequently taking notes and using Adobe Creative Cloud, this is a great gift! For $32.95 on Moleskine website, the gift is theirs.

5) Morning, Noon, and Night Coffee

The life of a marketer is hectic. Always on deadline, constantly updating, engaging, and promoting on each and every social media channel, writing, writing, and more writing, establishing product roadmaps, creating sales enablement assets, and the list goes on. Clearly, marketing is a relentless and fast-paced job. Meaning, marketers love their coffee. Morning, Noon, and Night Coffee is a great gift to surprise your always-on-the-go marketer with. It comes with three different types of coffee.

Groggy Morning Grogg: “Airs balanced Colombian beans with butterscotch, caramel, and vanilla for a deliciously smooth and subtle wake-up call.”

One Eye Open: “Is a dark, oily roast for a deep, rich coffee break or lunchtime cup of ambition.”

Night Owl Decaf: “Offers a mellow cup to cap-off the day without overstimulation.”

The day of a marketer is constantly changing, requiring a different caffeine level and flavor throughout the day. You can purchase all three coffees for ~$36.00 or each one separately for $11.95 on their website. If your marketer is looking for a something that remains constant, buy them this!

6) Amazon Portable Power Bank

Constantly on the move, marketers don’t always have the time to find an outlet to charge their phone. Speaking from experience, my phone is constantly on the verge of dying by the end of my work day, which causes me to run around the office asking my co-workers if they have an extra USB cord for my iPhone. I can only imagine that this happens to many other marketers also. It takes away precious time that could be spent working on assets. Oh, and the stress of worrying whether or not you’ll have enough juice left in your phone to keep you busy on your lousy commute home is also something that is in the back of your mind, hindering the ability to concentrate.

The Amazon Portable Power Bank is the answer for any marketer that has been going through that exact experience. It’s the perfect size for marketers that travel often, as well as just for having around the office on the days you forgot your outlet plug. For $23.99 (and free 2-day shipping if you have prime) you can gift a life-saver to any marketer in your life. This charger also comes with 2 USB ports, just in case your marketer has multiple devices that need to be charged, depending on the device, you can get between 2-6 full charges out of this power bank before it dies, and it comes with a USB cord and carrying pouch.

So do them a favor, buy this for them and relieve the stress that comes with the dying of phones, tablets, or music players!

7) Magnetic Desk Dot Organizer

Now I think this one is really cool. This desk organizer is a collection of ultra-strong ceramic magnetic dots that are perfect for holding business cards, mail, photos, notes, and really anything you can think of. You don’t even have to use them on your desk, you can even use them as ordinary magnets on filing cabinets or other metal surfaces. But it doesn’t end there. The dots, when not being used for organizing, are great for those that fidget. They are an inconspicuous way to pass the time and keep your marketer engaged.

For $12.00 you get 6 desk dots.

8) Epic Content Marketing Book

This book is written by Joe Pulizzi, the founder of Content Marketing Institute, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world. So his word is as good as gold!

Books are always a great gift, and whether you’re wanting to give this to someone new in the marketing landscape, or someone who has been at it a long time, this is a perfect book. It features tips and tricks on cutting through the noise, commotion, and bad information that is cluttering up customers’ digital space. This book shows you how to tell a different story and win more customers by marketing less. For $19.44, this can be yours to give!

9) Go Away. I’m on a deadline. T-Shirt

This t-shirt is great for the irritable marketer that is constantly on deadline. It adds a little humor to their life. Wearing it to the office would allow them to give a friendly warning to stay away and refrain from distracting them.

For 25.25, you can get this shirt and give a great gift to any marketer. It comes in many different colors. Some being, black, maroon, light blue, gray, green, salmon, violet, etc. Take a look. Who doesn’t like a great t-shirt?

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10) Fisher Space Pen

Marketers take a lot of notes. Whether they are on the bus, the train, at home, in the office, or outside, when an idea pops into their head they need to write it down. Oftentimes the writing utensil they are using breaks, stops writing, leaks, etc. leaving them and their ideas stranded.

However, you can prevent this from happening by gifting the Fisher Space Pen to your favorite marketer. The pen is currently $15.94 on Amazon and comes in many different colors like chrome, electric blue, pink, green, purple, red, and a couple more. You may be saying “Pff, a pen? That’s not a good gift.” But let me stop you right there. This pen writes at any angle, it will continue writing in the most extreme conditions, -30F to 250F (I do not recommend putting this in the microwave and testing it out, but cook your pen at your own discretion) and it will never leak. The stress of breaking pens will never again plague your marketer.

So, wherever your marketer goes, this pen can also. It will never fail them, and neither will you with this awesome gift.

11) Aqua Notes

For that marketer whose ideas come and go like a vagabond, this gift is perfect.
The Aqua notes Notepad is a 40 sheet mountable pad that works in the shower. It allows people to capture and preserve their ideas even in the most extreme conditions (water!). Everyone likes to get clean, but they don’t want to lose their ideas. So give this to a marketer that has wild ideas.

You can purchase Aqua Notes on Amazon for $7.63 and comes with a pencil.

12) Tile

Do you know a marketer that loses everything? With such a fast-paced work life, losing things is a given. But you can give your special marketer the gift of never losing anything ever again with Tile. Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that helps find everyday items. You can attach your Tile to keys, wallets, iPads, computers, bikes, backpacks, etc. etc. Anything you’re afraid of losing, just stick a tile on/in it. From there, open your phone app and track it down. It’s as easy as that. Tile also comes with many other features, all which can be learned on their website.

Tile has two different types. Tile Mate and Tile Slim. Tile Mate, which is good for your keys, suitcase, laptop, bike, etc. is $25 for one tile which lasts for one whole year. When the battery runs out, use their reTile program which allows you to mail your dead Tile back for a new one at a discounted price (prices subject to change). The Tile Slim is $30 dollars for one Tile, lasts a year, and is as thin as 2 credit cards. A perfect Tile to fit in wallets or purses or anything that needs to be stored in small places. Again, the reTile fee applies, but you get them at discounted prices.

13) Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is a great gift for marketers who are busy writing, reading, editing, planning to check the weather, play music, read the news, set alarms, etc. The echo can do a lot of really cool things. It comes in two types, the Echo Dot, which is $49.99 on Amazon and the Echo, which is $179.99 but has a built-in 360-degree omni-directional speaker. Both the Echo and the Echo dot come in two colors, black and white, and is constantly getting smarter every day.

This is a great gift for marketers that always have their hands full. The wide range of features that the Amazon Echo comes with will blow people’s minds!

14) Music Streaming Service

Who doesn’t love music? When on deadline and the office is bustlin’ with loud noises and conversations, sometimes marketers need a place to escape to, away from the sounds of other people. It is hard to write with a lot of sounds around, so why not end that? Give your marketer the gift of music!

With so many different streaming sites, paying monthly to give that special someone a gift that can drown out the sound is really easy. The link above takes you to Spotify (my favorite) streaming site. However, you can take a look at Apple Music, Tidal, and a few others. However, I will give you some more details on Spotify.

Right now you can get three months of Spotify premium for $0.99. That’s right, for close to 3 dollars, you can gift a premium account to your marketer. With Spotify premium, you can access music on your phone, it is ad-free, and you can even download songs so you can listen to them when there isn’t service or internet. It’s really awesome. Being a marketer, I can attest that I use this every day. From my morning commute to working in the office, Spotify comes in handy at all hours of the day. It is constantly updating the music selection and provides you with almost any song you can think of. They even have Spotify-made playlists for all genres, moods, activities, etc. After the three months is up, Spotify becomes $10 a month.

15) Writer Emergency Kit

Writer’s block happens to the best of us. It can be a real productivity killer and momentum killer. As a marketer, creating ideas and writing them out is a very crucial part of the job. But now there is a cure for writer’s block!

A perfect gift for all marketers is the Writer Emergency Pack. Inside it comes 26 illustrated idea cards, 26 detail cards with helpful suggestions and specific tips to try, and as Writer’s Digest says, “Your portable tool for story resuscitation (or simply creativity rejuvenation).“ Anyone you know have writer’s block? Give them this and get their creative juices flowing again.

16) Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Sometimes the workday is hectic and there are large gaps between when a marketer can sip his/her coffee. This results in many cold cups sitting on desks and many sad people with cold coffee.

With Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer, give your marketer the gift of warmth (for their coffee). It plugs into the wall and comes with an extended cord and a convenient on/off switch. It is small enough to fit on any size desk and allows for fresh cups of coffee to stay warm throughout the day. No more cold coffee, especially on those cold winter days. It can heat coffee, tea, hot cocoa, anything that is drunk warm. It has an easy-clean top for those messy marketers and is only $9.99.

17) Kindle

Marketers love to read. During their commute, at their lunch break, before bed, on the weekends. Reading is a great way to discover new marketing strategies and brush up on marketing 101 and get creative ideas. An Amazon Kindle is a great gift! The most common Kindles are the basic Kindle, which is $79.99 and the Kindle Paperwhite which is $119.99. However, there is the Kindle Voyage and the Oasis. The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are both 6” but one comes with a backlight to read at night. The touchscreen reads like real paper, there is never a screen glare, the battery lasts up to weeks, if can connect to wifi and it can hold thousands of books. So if your marketer is reading long, thick 1000-page books, get them this. They can easily store that book in a small 6” display and carry it anywhere. Reading has never been easier!

18) Monbento Square

Saving money on lunch is always a positive thing. If you can gift a money-saving item, trust me, it will be loved. The Monbento Square is the item for you. For $27.99 you can give the gift of a lunchbox so that your marketer of choice can have delicious homemade lunch/leftovers at work and save money instead of going out to lunch. It is 14 x 14 x 14 cm and made of soft-touch plastic that is dishwasher and microwave safe. It includes 2 containers, one lid, two intermediary lids, one food cup, two caps, and two elastic bands.

This box will hold any type of food, like sandwiches, pizza, cookies, cake (all the essentials). It is a great gift.

19) Rustic Cord Keeper

Cords, cords, and more cords. Between headphones, phone chargers, USB cables, HDMI cords, marketers have a lot of them to keep track of. If they aren’t stored properly, they can get tangled and lost. With the rustic cord keepers, you can keep cords organized and untangled.

For $25.66, you can get a 4-pack of handmade cord keepers. The package includes 2 cord wraps, 1 cord “clam,” and 1 headphone wrap. This is a gift a marketer will love.

20) Handpresso

Marketing gets tiring, you don’t always get much sleep, and you are always trying to fire on all cylinders. But that can’t always be done. If sinister sleep is taking over your marketer, vanquish it with the Handpresso. The Handpresso is a portable French press that gives you fantastic espresso wherever your marketer goes.

For $89.00 this gift can be under the tree and wrapped! It includes E.S.E pods, easy maintenance with virtually no cleanup and brews with 16 bar pressure.

A kick of espresso is exactly the wake-up call that any marketer needs on those tiring, dreary days!

Well, there it is. Certain’s last minute gift guide. If you’re gift shopping for any marketer in your life, I hope that this can help you out! You can rest easy tonight knowing that you will be giving a great gift to any marketer that you appreciate or care about.

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