Ten Must-Have Gifts for Journalists: 2010 Edition

It’s that time of year again… a time to show the journalist in your life that you care and appreciate them with a small token of appreciation. Below are some gift ideas to get your gift-giving juices going. If you need more suggestions, check out previous gift guides here and here.


Newspaper Rain Bag

People may not be reading newspapers as much anymore but they still make great shields from the rain. Instead of throwing it out once its soggy, use this vinyl newspaper re-creation to keep yourself dry.

Yanko Design | $68


Lens Bracelets

Keep the photographer in your life focused on you with these wearable bracelets that mimic the focus ring on your favorite camera.

Photojojo | $10 each


Home Key and Enter Key Doormats

Your love of technology will be no secret with these “Home” and “Enter” doormats that look like keys on a keyboard.

Neatorama Shop | $23.95 each


Etch A Sketch iPhone 4 Case

Relive your childhood memories while trying to avoid dropped calls with this iPhone 4 case modeled after the ubiquitous children’s toy.

Headcase | $24.99


MicroSD Card Reader Watch

A watch that tells time and acts a memory card reader? So Bond. James Bond.

ThinkGeek | $15.99


USB Flash Memory Brick

Need to more memory for those really big news projects? Check out this flash drive that looks like a small LEGO brick. Plus it glows in the dark!

Zip Zip | 2GB: $35



You don’t need Twitter or Facebook to share your updates with the world. The UpdateMeTee allows you write your status on the front of the t-shirt and erase it when you’re ready to post a new one.

Updatemetee.com |$19.99


Fisticup Coffee Mug

Let other reporters know how bad ass you are with this mug fit for a newsroom gangsta.

Perpetual Kid | $14.99


Moleskine 2011 Desk Calendar

Digital tools may be the talk of the town, but the combination of the Moleskine notebook and a classic desk calendar can’t be beat.

Gent Supply Co. | $19.75



Surely, a gift that’s on every journalist’s wish list. If you put this in someone’s stocking, you’ll get a lifetime of mistletoe.

Apple | Starting at $499