Whether you’re making your own wish list or looking for the perfect present for a public relations pal, look no further. These ideas should give you plenty of fuel this holiday season.
From internships to student-run firms to daily life, this shirt is a fun way to let everyone know that you’re a public relations student and, you don’t brag about it often, but you know what you’re doing.
Passion Planner — $25–40
This planner is an awesome way to schedule work/life balance and still focus on what you really want to do in life. You can focus on day-to-day planning, but since it has special areas for doodling and fun questions, you’ll be able to stop stressing about projects or upcoming exams, and start living your college years to the fullest.
“But First, Coffee” Mug — $14
Let the mug do the talking for you during your early classes or internship hours. Every gal could use an extra mug for warm drinks during the chilly winter season, making this gift both practical and cute.
Phoneography Starter Kit — $30
Public relations pros need to know how to take good photos on the spot with whatever tools we have. This kit will teach you to take amazing shots using your iPhone and a few tools. The kit includes a wide/macro lens to attach to your phone, a filter, a Photojo University scholarship and a handy pouch to keep everything in.
PRSA Membership — $60
This year, PRSA is initiating the Gift of Membership program, in which a current member or prospect can purchase membership for a friend or colleague. What better way to show someone you care about their future than by giving them a leg up in the public relations world. Membership can be ordered by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (212) 460-1400 during business hours Monday–Friday. This opportunity only runs through Dec. 29, so be sure to snatch this up ASAP.
“Manage Your Day-to-Day” Book — $2–10
If you’re running at a 24/7 breakneck pace, this book promises to help you “build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mind.” With advice from 20 professionals and a fresh design, this book is one that you’ll be glad to make time for.
AP Stylebook App— $24.99
If you’ve ever been in the middle of writing a press release and felt too lazy to grab your Stylebook to look up if AP style calls for “gluten free” or “gluten-free,” this app is for you. With this gift, you’ll have the 2014 AP Stylebook at your fingertips with one simple download, ensuring your blogs, pitches and press releases will be in tip-top shape. (Gluten-free is correct, by the way.)
This is an on point gift for the future professional who can’t afford a professional shave each week. This starter kit has everything needed to keep your facial hair under control and your skin looking great.
Argyle Socks — $21–35
Are you looking for a pop of color when you’re wearing a basic black suit? With names like, “Casual Friday,” “Undergrad” and “Tomato Bisque,” these socks are definitely one way to stand out. They’re affordable, fun and definitely unique.
Contrast Smart Satchel — £25
Never let a backpack hold you back from looking professional during a class presentation or guest speaker visit. From conferences to daily classes, every public relations guy needs a briefcase. This simple, yet stylish satchel is a great addition to any wardrobe.
Did we forget anything? What’s on your holiday wish list?
This guest post was compiled by PRSSA 2014–2015 Publications Editor in Chief Laura Daronatsy and PRSSA 2014–2015 Vice President of Member Services Jordan Paquet. Follow them on Twitter @lauradaronatsy and @jordan_paquet.