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Best Gifts For YouTubers & Aspiring YouTubers

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Do you know a YouTuber? Or maybe someone who wants to be a YouTuber?

We’ve put together some of the best gifts just for them.

I’m sure you want to get them a useful gift, or maybe something on the cheaper side (those cameras get expensive!) – so we’ll try to offer suggestions that cover a range of different price points and equipment that they would find useful.

With that being said, let’s get into the list of the best gifts for YouTubers:

SwitchPod

SwitchPod tripod with 3 different cameras

The SwitchPod is an awesome new invention. The legs fold in allowing it to be used in selfie mode – and you can quickly swing them out to set your camera down.

I was one of the first 200 people to get one and they’re great. Check out all the pictures and details on the Amazon listing here.

Samsung T5 Portable SSD

Samsung T5 external SSD colors and sizes

We have a whole separate article on external SSD drives, which are essential for video creators.

An SSD (vs a traditional HDD) means transferring large files (like video) happens much faster.

Our favorite is the 1TB Samsung T5.

They have other sizes that might better fit your budget, but I wouldn’t go below 500GB for a YouTuber.

Manfrotto Tripod

Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium 3-Section Tripod with Horizontal Column

I know these aren’t cheap, but anyone that does anything with a camera would love one (or more) of these.

Manfrotto tripods are extremely durable and expandable – people use these for many years making the cost more than worth it.

Check out the 3-section aluminum model here.

SD Cards

Samsung 128GB U3 MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card

YouTubers can never have too many SD Cards.

I prefer to go with brand names here as you are less likely to run into issues.

Two years ago I bought the Samsung 128GB EVO for $44.99 and now it appears to be almost half that price.

Might as well grab a few while you can!

GoPro HERO10

GoPro HERO9 Black (2020 model)

The GoPro HERO10 Black is a waterproof 5K video camera and the latest model for the 2021 holidays.

Many YouTubers use several of these in addition to their main camera – and if they already have accessories for a GoPro, it’s easy to add another one to the kit.

Rode VideoMic Pro+

Rode Videomic Pro+

Adding an on-camera shotgun mic like the Rode VideoMic Pro+ greatly increases audio quality.

Audio quality is actually more important than video quality, so a gift like this will go a long way to increasing a YouTubers engagement and audience satisfaction.

Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit

JOBY GorillaPod 3K Kit

What’s awesome about the Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit is that it can be used in so many different ways: as a vlogging kit, wrapped around something, or as a tripod.

Plus you can use it to hold lights, strobes, microphones, and more.

The kit comes with a ball head that helps you make sure your camera is level and gives you more flexibility in your shot angles.

They also offer different sizes and price points if you need something larger or smaller.

Lavalier Mics

There are tons of different lavalier mics, so we’ll just highlight a couple.

Rode RodeLink FM Wireless Filmmaker System

To start, the Rode RodeLink Filmmaker Kit is an amazing wireless kit that lets a YouTuber record without worrying about how far away from the camera.

Rode SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit For Lightning iOS

Another new option from Rode for people who use iPhones is the SC6-L Mobile Interview Kit.

It comes with 2 microphones and a Lightning adapter, which makes it super easy to record interviews no matter where you are.

On top of that, the microphones can also be connected to a camera with a little adapter. Can’t go wrong there!

Voiceover Mic

Depending on the style of video, a YouTuber might want to record their voice after a video was shot. These voiceovers work best with a dedicated studio-style microphone.

The Rode NT-USB is a solid choice here. I also recommend the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+.

If you want to see more details on all different types of mics, check out this article on YouTube microphones.

Moment Lenses

Moment Wide Lens

Adding a camera lens to your smartphone is a cheap way to get professional-level video quality.

This Moment Wide Lens is highly rated and great for vlogging.

Note: Requires a Moment Case to use.

Hot Shoe Light

Lighting is important to capture good quality video.

This dimmable LED light has a ton of positive reviews on its brightness and color.

Make a great addition for any camera setup – for under $30.


Article By Ross Winn

Ross Winn is the founder of Podcast Insights, the industry-leading podcast education site. He has helped thousands of people start and grow a podcast and loves to test out new gear and software.
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