Not sure what to get your content writer, social strategist, or director of marketing? You can’t go wrong with techy gadgets or apps that spark creativity. We’ve rounded up a list of holiday gifts that are sure to help your Director of Marketing enter the new year more productive and inspired.
Inspiration can strike at any moment, and an app like Bear will allow your Director of Marketing to write down their ideas on their phone, wherever they’re at. The app syncs via iCloud and has multiple export options so that notes are accessible across multiple devices. The app makes it easy to organize notes, but it is also helpful for writing longer-form content.
2. Buddha Board
A Buddha Board is an excellent gift for the moments when your favorite marketer simply needs a break. It offers a chance to unwind and tune into the Zen idea of living in the moment. You use water to paint on the surface of the board, and once the water evaporates, whatever you created disappears. The board lasts years and offers the perfect creative escape from a long day of generating leads.
No matter where your marketer draws their inspiration, they are no doubt constantly learning new skills and technology. Help them out with a course from Skillshare. Skillshare has thousands of classes for creatives, including topics like branding, design, photography, video, and more. Classes are taught by industry experts and the Skillshare app is a great way for on-the-go marketers to watch courses on their phone.
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow
Thinking, Fast and Slow is a New York Times bestseller about the psychological systems that drive the way we think. Author Daniel Kahneman is a professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University. He shares key insights into how we think, react, and form biases on everything from stock market ventures to planning a vacation. This book is a great read for any marketer looking to deepen their understanding of how people make judgments and decisions.
Your marketing team is likely subscribed to thousands of news feeds. How else are they going to stay on top of the latest trends and industry updates? Feedly makes the quest for information a little less overwhelming by prioritizing feeds based on the insights that matter most to you. It also has wonderful collaboration features that enable your marketers to easily share information with their entire team.
6. Palette x Pantone
This one is for design aficionados. Pantone is the gold standard of colors, and matching colors can be difficult. Pantone’s color matcher instantly identifies colors on any surface with the click of a button. Your designers and marketers won’t have to waste time searching for the color they like. Instead, they can simply use Pantone’s portable color digitizer to identify the color, import it into Photoshop, and organize colors into custom collections.
7. Bose headphones
If you’re trying to win the holidays this year, give your favorite marketer a pair of Bose headphones. Bose pioneered noise cancelling headphones and is still the industry standard. This is a great gift for anyone who needs to focus and tune out the many distractions that can crop up throughout the day - especially during remote work.
Regardless of what you choose to send your marketers this holiday season, your gift is a statement of appreciation for all the hard work they’ve done this year. We will be sharing more gift guides for sales, marketing, and executives, so be sure to sign up for our email list to stay tuned!