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Your favorite journalist will always accept a nice gift that shows you appreciate the work they do and want to support them. They are always on the run, and likely wearing out their own gear as they work but too stubborn or busy to replace it. So, check out some of these gift ideas for a journalist that will show your support for all they do each day! (And if you know an editor, we have you covered there too.)
Help them write the winning headline…
with one of these gifts!
Canvas Messenger Bag
Does your favorite journalist need a bag to carry all their gear with them as they chase stories and do their writing? After all, they carry notebooks, pens, maybe a laptop or a tablet, and much more! That gets a little heavy to carry and this over the shoulder messenger bag is tough and practical.
Custom Text Spiral Notebook
Journalists always need notebooks to make interview or article notes in, so why not a notebook that you’ve put their name or an inspirational quote on the cover to remind them of what they’re working towards? You can always up the ante with personalization if they’re a Helvetica junkie.
Newsweek Kindle Subscription
They want to keep up with current stories and events and this Newsweek Kindle subscription will allow them to do so from their phone or tablet while they commute or chill at home.
Personalized Pen Set
As you can probably imagine, a journalist goes through their pens pretty fast, as they take notes, and these pens with their name on them give them a pride of ownership and boost in confidence!
“Trust me I’m a writer” Coffee Mug
Sometimes journalists and writers can’t always be “trusted” since they write about other people all the time. This coffee mug is a bit of a joke and they will likely see the humor in it! Plus, a nice cup to have their morning cup of joe in is an invigorating way to start the day.
Asics Running Shoes
Get your favorite journalist these running shoes to chase the stories in. They have to be fast and on their toes to catch the good stories and interviews with people, so these shoes will certainly come in handy.
“I’d rather be watching Gilmore Girls” Shirt
On Gilmore Girls, Rory is a journalist, so if your favorite journalist is a fan of the show the shirt would be a great gift. It’s especially helpful when they’re feeling discouraged or tired and need a boost in motivation.
Writers Speak Out on Writing by Kas Thomas and Jeff Parnau
This book is full of hundreds of quotes from numerous famous authors who give anecdotes and advice on common writer’s problems, such as writer’s block, deadlines, and much more. Your favorite journalist could reference this book in times they’re lacking inspiration, or when they need a break. We also have a list with more gift ideas for writers if you need another gift to go along with this one.
Whether they wear it or not, this typewriter pin is a nice touching gift for your favorite journalist. They can display it at home or put it somewhere they will see it and remember that you are always cheering them on.
Daily Planet Press Pass- customizable with their name
Clark Kent and Lois Lane were journalists for the Daily Planet in the Superman comics and Smallville show. These press passes for the Daily Planet are customizable, meaning you will be able to add their name to the passes. Just a fun gift to get them smiling!
Samsung Chromebook 3 Laptop
Your favorite journalist does a lot of typing and they need a portable laptop or tablet that they can do a bulk of their typing on, no matter where they are. Chromebooks are light, have longer battery lives, and are great for typing up documents and sending emails. Plus, they have the bonus of not being horribly expensive either!
Personalized Travel Coffee Mug
For when they are on the run, this travel coffee mug that you can personalize with their name is a great idea to help keep them caffeinated as they chase stories and write articles!
5-piece Lanyards with Clips
Having multiple lanyards where they can clip their press passes or work ID will allow them to have extras just in case they lose one while they’re on the run.
Match Men’s Cargo Pants
For the man who doesn’t want to carry a bag, even one that is used by men and women, they can carry a lot in these cargo pants. From notebooks and pens to whatever else they need to take with them as they work.
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera
This awesome Nikon camera will allow them to take their own pictures if they are an independent journalist and need to take their own, or don’t have a photographer with them. They will look a little more professional than ones taken with their phone on the go.
Personalized Marble Passport Holder
For out of country stories, your favorite journalist needs a nice passport holder. This marble passport holder is classy and can be personalized with their name.
TIME Magazine Kindle Subscription
Another great magazine to have a Kindle subscription on. They may need to reference past or present stories in their current stories and this would help them do that in an easy way.
Vintage Typewriter Ernest Hemingway Print
This vintage typewriter print with an Ernest Hemingway quote on it is great for their walls near their desk so they can continue to feel inspired and motivated to work hard!
Clif Bar Energy Bars
For eating on the go, when they’re in a rush, these Clif Bar energy bars will be super handy since they may not have time to stop and eat a full meal in the middle of a busy workday.
Lulalu Keyboard Paper Pad Weekly
This keyboard paper pad with each day of the week will help them keep track of where they need to be, and when, which is especially handy in their chaotic lives!
Journalists work hard not only to write the articles, but to find the stories and actually chase them down so that they can write juicy articles for whatever publication they work for. Any one of these gifts, or a combination, would help them to feel more confident and supported in their quest!