The holiday season is a festive, joyful time full of lights and celebration, but with so much to prepare it can be equally as chaotic. Between winding down the year, catching up with family and friends, and actually finding time to enjoy the holidays, there’s little headspace left to find the perfect gift—especially content creator gifts. Don’t sweat it… this year Team Jellysmack has your back. With top products across the creator-sphere, you’ll have plenty of options for the creator in your life… or to treat yourself (we won’t tell).
Whether you’re gift-giving to a creator whose goal is to become the next big thing on TikTok or one who’s simply looking to make their YouTube videos stand out, this is the holiday gift guide for you.
While many audiences enjoy the candid look of phone cameras, audio definitely needs to be top notch to communicate clearly with an audience. Luckily, there are a ton of mic options from lavaliers to stationery podcast mics at every price point.
Blue Yeti USB Microphone: Great for podcasting or YouTube shows, this powerful mic is perfect for recording solo or multiple people at once. With several color options, you’ll even be able to coordinate with their branding for an #aesthetic setup. Shopping for a beginner creator? Pick up one of the Logitech multi-packs that also includes a webcam and light for the perfect starter setup.
Pop Voice Lav Mic: The mini mic every TikToker needs for self commentary or interviews, the Pop Lav Mic is great for a setup that’s more hands off and mobile. If you’re looking for a more advanced lavalier microphone, DJI’s Wireless Lavalier is equipped with two receivers, a range of up to 820 feet, and 15 hours of battery life for more intricate shoots.
Author’s Choice – Razer Seiren Mini: With adorable color schemes and eye-catching displays, Razer’s Seiren Mini offers superior value in their collection of headsets, mics, and keyboards for streamers. This condenser mic can be plugged into a USB port directly or with an adapter and is easy to customize by adding on a pop filter or shock mount.
Boom arms are part of a setup you don’t realize you need until halfway through a shoot. With the flexibility of a boom arm, you’ll be able to turn your everyday tabletops into a recording studio in no time. This boom arm from YOUSHARES is compatible with the Razer Seiren Mini.
Gimbals and Tripods
Stabilizing your video makes shooting a breeze. No more balancing phones on a stack of books or awkwardly leaning it against every vertical surface in the house. Gifting the creator in your life a sturdy tripod will take a huge weight off their shoulders and allow them to focus on becoming the internet’s next big name.
Author’s Choice – DJI OM 5: This portable but powerful gimbal makes it seamless to get steady shots on the go. With bluetooth connection and tons of modes and features in-app, the DJI Om 5 is great for vlogging or b-roll shots.
Author’s Choice – Amazon Basics Tripod: While it’s part of the basics line, this tripod is anything but. Lightweight and easy to adjust, it extends up to 60 inches in height, lending flexibility to any setup.
But what if they want the added convenience of a remote? You’re in luck; if they don’t have a wearable that connects to a phone camera, try this tripod that comes with a remote shutter.
Before you wrap up your tripod of choice, don’t forget an adapter! Every creator needs a sturdy mount when using a phone.
Next up on the list of creator gifts? A specialized camera they can add to their gear collection.
With a lens and microphone wind cover included, the ZVE-10 Vlog Camera gives creators the option to upgrade and interchange lenses as they experiment with their tech setup. It delivers a cinematic final product no matter the skill level and provides them the opportunity to build a more custom camera kit.
Is the creator you picked for secret Santa more of a streamer or even a travel guru who’s always posting breathtaking aerial shots?
The Logitech Pro Webcam is a must for at-home filming, particularly long–form content, for a crisp, high-res shot. Simply plug in the USB and take advantage of 1080 pixel resolution and dual mics.
For the most epic on-location adventure footage, every creator needs a drone. The DJI Mini Quadcopter Drone is the best of the best with over 16,000 positive reviews on Amazon alone.
A solid lighting setup will provide the creator in your life limitless versatility; no more waiting for golden hour or hoping for indirect sunlight, only to get overexposed. These lighting tools are simple but effective.
Aputure Mini On Camera Video Light: This small but powerful light can be used for a variety of setups and won’t take up too much space in an at-home studio. Attach it to a camera or tripod… the options are as limited as their imagination.
If you’re looking for a lighting kit that’s simple but offers means for customization, the Neewer Ring Light is a great addition to any creator’s holiday haul. If they’re not a fan of the default LEDs, simply attach one of the included snap-on color filters. Want a softer look? There’s a diffuser too.
While a white wall might initially be a creator’s best friend, maybe it’s time for them to create a setup that makes it easy to key in green screen effects. This photography kit includes clips and stands to hang up any color of their choice for a solid, clean look. (Bonus: add in the actual backdrop and it’s ready to use.)
Props and Accessories
Want to add a little personality to an at-home filming setup? Check out these gadgets and decor that will get the creator in your life noticed.
Letter Light Box: Keep it simple and classic! Help them get their branding, favorite quote, or video topic of the day on screen with this fun, customizable sign.
Want to look a little more official? Check out this clapperboard for a nod to authentic filmmaking. Maybe they’d prefer to have a clapper in the background instead of as a prop? Check out this homemade hanging dry erase sign on Etsy.
Create custom messages and show off your digital savvy with the Divoom Ditoo speaker. With Bluetooth capabilities, it doubles as a useful desk tool during the workday as well as an eye-catching background item. Just don’t get too distracted by the arcade games! If you’re worried they might get tempted by the interactivity of the Divoom Ditoo, take a look at the Divoom Planet-9—it’s shaped like an Among Us character and the mood lights can even sync to audio to add interest throughout.
Still on the hunt for more gadgets and gifts? You can also shop gift recs from your favorite creators on YouTube all season long! Check out this article for frequent updates on holiday picks from the latest and greatest creators on the platform.
Note: Author’s Choice means this item has been tried, tested, and approved by the author. The featured products should not be considered as officially endorsed by Jellysmack, we simply put together this list to be helpful. This post does not contain any affiliate links.