Gifts they’ll actually want. (We know because they said so!)
Self-care was the theme for CMAD 2020 and we had no idea how much we’d actually need it (2020, amirite?). During Connect, we dove head-first into self-care again with the Wellness track, which included: journaling prompts from the amazing Tara King, yoga from the incredible Linh Le, a “Mental Health for Community Managers” roundtable from the one and only Peter Broadley, and a soul-searching session that helped us unlock our inner superpowers by the quiet-but-mighty Laura Portalupi.
With everything *gestures wildly* that happened in 2020, we thought this year’s gift guide should be a mix of business and pleasure, wellness and fun, naughty and nice. This post isn’t sponsored and it doesn’t have affiliate links, we just really, really like them and know you will, too. When you can, shop small this year. When you shop small, you support a person, a family, and a community.
For the person who loves to-do lists, post-it notes, and checklists:
The Productivity Planner takes advantage of the Pomodoro Technique (beloved by TheCR team member Emma!) empowering you to focus your mental energy on the most meaningful tasks ahead. So, you can take advantage of every moment of every day. Get it here.
Image source: Intelligent Change (intelligentchange.com)
Notes for the Daily Struggle will keep you company on the Mondayest of Mondays. “If all else fails, scream into the void” is a sticky note message we can get behind. Use these sticky notes to help you get through the day or as a cry for help. Whatever helps you get through the day! Get it here.
Image source: Emily McDowell (emilymcdowell.com)
For the person who loves a good snack attack:
Ollipop – the soda alternative that’s sneakily good-for-your-gut prebiotics. I discovered this soda in California and I’ve been hooked ever since. I don’t know if this defeats the purpose or not, but I’ve been known to use the Orange Squeeze and Vintage Cola as a mixer for an *adult* beverage. Get it here.
Image source: Olipop (olipop.com)
For the person who could use some help unwinding after a long day/week/year. 😂
We hope these gift ideas inspire you to give a unique gift to your favorite community manager this year. Have a small business or special gift you think our community managers would love? Share it in the comments!
Happy holidays from all of us at The Community Roundtable!