17 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Marketer in Your Life

Top 20 Gift Ideas to Delight the Marketer in Your Life in 2024

Marketers are always hard at work crafting compelling campaigns, mastering new channels and driving leads and revenue. With their world evolving at breakneck speed, it‘s important to take a moment to recognize their efforts and passion with a thoughtful gift.

Whether you‘re looking to help them level up their skills, boost their productivity or simply bring a smile to their face, we‘ve curated a list of the 20 best gifts for marketers in 2024. From cutting-edge tools to inspiring reads to fun accessories, there‘s something for every marketing maven on your list.

  1. Subscription to AI content generation tools
    AI is revolutionizing marketing, and tools that harness machine learning to auto-generate content snippets, ad copy, email subject lines and more are a marketer‘s new best friend. Gift your favorite marketer a subscription to a leading AI writing assistant like Jasper.ai, Copy.ai or Writesonic. They‘ll love the efficiency and never run out of fresh ideas.

  2. Online course in an emerging marketing discipline
    Help the marketer in your life stay ahead of the curve by gifting an online course in an in-demand skill. A program in Web3 marketing, conversational marketing, or predictive analytics using machine learning will position them for success. Check out offerings from platforms like Coursera, Udemy and HubSpot Academy.

  3. Ticket to a premier marketing conference
    Every marketer relishes the chance to learn from experts, connect with peers, and come away inspired. Treat them to a ticket to a top conference like INBOUND, Content Marketing World, or MozCon. Even better, get them a VIP pass with exclusive networking opportunities and events. It‘s the gift of knowledge and relationships that keeps on giving.

  4. The latest must-read marketing and business books
    For marketers who are always eager to learn, you can‘t go wrong with a stack of the latest page-turners. Some top picks for 2024: "Mastering the Metaverse: Marketing in a Web3 World", "The AI Marketing Playbook", and "Data-Driven Empathy: The New Rules of Customer Engagement". Throw in a gift card to their favorite indie bookstore for good measure.

  5. Noise-cancelling headphones
    When it‘s crunch time on a major campaign, the ability to tune out distractions and get in the zone is priceless. A pair of high-quality noise-cancelling headphones, like the Sony WH-1000XM5 or Bose QuietComfort 45, will help them focus on their most important work. Plus, they‘re a travel must-have for long flights to client meetings or conferences.

  6. Stylish laptop bag or backpack
    Marketers are often on the go, shuttling between the office, coffee shops and coworking spaces. Help them keep their most important tool safe and look professional doing it with a protective, functional and stylish laptop bag or backpack. Bonus points for one with a built-in portable charger.

  7. Tech-friendly touchscreen gloves
    For marketers in cooler climates, there‘s nothing worse than having to take off your gloves to send a quick email or check stats on your phone. With a pair of touchscreen-friendly gloves, they can keep their hands warm while staying connected. Look for a sleek, fitted pair that‘s texting tested and Instagram approved.

  8. Blue light blocking glasses
    Marketers spend hours upon hours staring at screens – writing copy, analyzing data, engaging on social. That can take a real toll on the eyes. Blue light blocking glasses can help reduce eye strain and improve sleep. Felix Gray and Warby Parker make stylish options that they‘ll actually want to wear.

  9. Ember temperature control smart mug
    Every marketer runs on caffeine, but how many times have they gotten distracted and let their coffee get cold? With the app-controlled Ember smart mug, they can set their ideal drinking temperature and keep their brew hot for up to 3 hours. It‘s a small daily luxury that can make a big difference in their work day.

  10. Personalized laptop stickers
    Marketers love to showcase their personality and interests, and what better place than on their most-used accessory? Create a custom sticker pack featuring their favorite marketing puns, brand logos, and inside jokes. Redbubble and Sticker Mule make it easy to upload your designs. It‘s a small gift that‘s big on fun and memorability.

  11. Gift card to a local coffee shop
    Fuel your marketer‘s caffeine habit and support a local business at the same time by gifting a generous gift card to their favorite neighborhood coffee shop. They‘ll appreciate having a go-to spot for coffee meetings, solo work sessions, or just a quick pick-me-up in between Zoom calls.

  12. Donation to a marketing nonprofit
    Show that you care about the causes that matter to them by making a donation in their name to a nonprofit that supports marketing education and diversity, like the ANA Educational Foundation or the BrandLab. It‘s a meaningful way to invest in the future of the industry.

  13. Wireless charging pad
    Between their phone, smartwatch, wireless earbuds and other devices, marketers have a lot to keep charged. Help them streamline their setup with a sleek wireless charging pad, like the Belkin BoostCharge Pro or Mophie 3-in-1. No more fishing for the right cable every time.

  14. Audible subscription
    For the marketer who‘s always hungry to learn but short on time to sit down with a book, an Audible subscription is the perfect solution. They can queue up the latest business and marketing bestsellers and absorb new ideas while commuting, working out, or walking the dog.

  15. Weighted blanket
    Marketing is a high-pressure field, and sometimes the stress can really weigh on you. A weighted blanket can have a calming, anxiety-reducing effect and promote more restful sleep. The Gravity Blanket and Bearaby Cotton Napper are popular options that come in a range of colors and weights.

  16. Funny marketing tee
    Clever marketing puns and inside jokes make great fodder for T-shirts. Give your marketer a wearable conversation starter, like "Maybe she‘s born with it, maybe it‘s IP targeting" or "I put the CTA in Call-to-Action". For a custom option, try Spreadshirt or Zazzle.

  17. Productivity app subscription
    Help your favorite marketer streamline their workflows and collaborate seamlessly with their team by gifting a subscription to a premium productivity app. Notion for all-in-one workspace organization, Loom for instantly shareable videos, and Zapier for codeless automation are all solid picks.

  18. Standing desk converter
    Sitting all day is a recipe for aches, pains and brain fog. With a sit-stand desk converter, your marketer can easily switch up their positioning throughout the day for better energy, focus and mobility. The Vari and FlexiSpot have models to fit a range of workspaces and budgets.

  19. Vinyl sticker printer
    Sometimes the best marketing ideas start with a humble sketch or post-it. With a compact vinyl sticker printer like the Cricut Joy, your marketer can transform their handwritten brainstorms into professional-quality graphics in minutes. Talk about a creativity unleashed!

  20. Ergonomic desk chair
    When you‘re spending 8+ hours a day at your desk, a comfortable chair makes all the difference. Treat your marketer to an upgrade with a high-performance ergonomic chair, like the Herman Miller Aeron or Steelcase Series 1. Your back will thank you!

No matter which gift(s) you choose, the most important thing is taking a moment to acknowledge the hard work and hustle that marketers put in day in and day out. Our field is always evolving, with new platforms, trends and challenges to navigate. But thoughtful gestures from managers, coworkers, and loved ones can give marketers the fuel they need to keep innovating and making magic.

So this year, skip the generic gift card and get your marketer something that will make their job a little easier, spark their creativity, or simply remind them how much you appreciate what they do. Here‘s to a happy, healthy and high-impact 2024!