The 2012 BuzzFarmers Holiday Gift Guide
“Damn girl, you can eat”. Those words were the first sweet nothings that Patrick ever tweeted to me.
We met on Twitter. I was in the midst of a day-long food road trip with some friends for my birthday, and Patrick was in utter shock when he stumbled upon my feed full of buffalo wings, double-stuffed french toast, and juicy burgers. Long story short, we’re both foodies and I was new to Providence, so we started making a weekly date of trying every out restaurant in Providence. And the rest is history, right? Yay Twitter!
So naturally, we heart social media more than the average bears. And I know plenty of you out there that do, too! So for this holiday season, we decided to put together a little list of social media gift ideas to warm the hearts of your social media-loving family and friends. …Because those other so-called “social media gift guides” are shameful. For the record, nobody wants a #YOLO shirt or an audible subscription. Actually, yes we do want an audible subscription, but doesn’t everyone?
Anyway, let’s get down to the list.
Quarterly is our new favorite subscription. We love mail and trying out new things, so we subscribe to a lot of monthly boxes. What’s neat about Quarterly is that it’s quarterly, and you can choose who you want to put your box together. For example, if Patrick were to marry a man, it would be Tim Ferriss, author of the 4-Hour series, most recently the 4-Hour Chef (which is a MUST BUY).
Social Media Pillows
Personally, we want every single one of these for our office couch. There are lots of social media pillow makers on Etsy, and we like the ones from Adrene Sews, IconPillows, CraftSquatch and GeekyGiraffe.
Hear me out. For the fitness nuts on your list that also happen to be social media lovers, this device rocks. Not only does it track your activity and sleep levels automatically, you can also sync it to Facebook and Twitter to post about how active you were during the day. For over-sharers, this is pretty cool.
— Chris Abraham (@chrisabraham) December 8, 2012
Patrick bought me one of these back in 2009, and I wear it to every tweetup I go to. Way cooler than a nametag, right? These ones can be made in silver and gold, and variety of styles. They’re handmade in New York by Survival of the Hippest.
This cool, modern and primitive pillow by Elisa Petty on Etsy is pretty darn neat. She suggests using them as take-home gifts for clients. They’re hand-painted on natural burlap or white oyster burlap.
Really Good Social Media / Human Marketing Books
Every social media lover needs some key books in their arsenal, and we think these ones are really important for becoming the type of business that people want to work with, and even hang out with: The Thank You Economy, The Impact Equation, Tell to Win, Enchantment, and Engagement from Scratch.
So neat. All you need to do is log in (or get their password) and you can turn photos into tote bags, pillows, clutches and purses.
This would be a fun gift to get/give. As us social media users know, time can get a’wastin’ in no time. This clock won’t necessarily track your time, but it’s fun to look at.
The clock is 7.9 inches x 7.9 inches and made with high-quality acrylic. Instead of numbers, you’ll get icons for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, WordPress and RSS and more. Fun!
This Pinterest ring is no longer available by the seller on Etsy, and they don’t appear to be making anymore. But how hard can it be to make? A ring, a bottlecap, cork paper, pen and a pin. Cute idea for the DIY-er, and a magnet would be cool too!
We’re subscribers to this monthly magazine and were some of the initial supporters on Kickstarter. It gets better each month, and is a nice treat to read about social media on a real-life printed page!
This hashtag chalkboard would look awesome in any social media office, or on the walls of an event. There are also all kinds of other cool hashtag gifts on Etsy.
Social Media Notes
As mentioned, paper is a nice vacation from the digital screen. So if you know someone who’s constantly glued, here are some “nostalgic” paper items from KnockKnock to help them fuse their two worlds together at the office.
Oh yeah. These are happening.
I want the pig-version of this to go with our BuzzFarmers theme badly, but these cute little birds are adorable too. Every blue bird is a Twitter bird….right?
So there you have it. And feel free to buy any/all of these gifts for us too (heh). Except for the books, because Patrick and I can’t share, so we have at least two of each. Don’t even ask us how many copies of Crush It we have.
Also, I’m not going to lie, this post was inspired by the Seamless Holiday Gift Guide for Delivery Lovers!
If you have any more gift ideas, leave them in the comments!