Ah journalists. The amount of free stuff they get on a daily basis means they have just about everything. At least in theory. In reality, free stash (unless it’s one of these ridiculous freebies) just leaves us hacks with a lifetime supply of reporter pads and far too many personalised mugs.
The thing is, most of us are after something practical to make our sleep deprived lives a tad easier. So aside from a nap and a pay rise, here is a handy list of what journos really want:
This waterproof beauty has a clever bluetooth feature- meaning you can listen to the news and podcasts while you shower! Or alternatively you could really wake yourself up with a blast of your fave tunes from your smartphone. Result.
The mug that will never tip over, even when it’s knocked! Gone are the days of coffee drenched shorthand notebooks (Your computer will also be very appreciative of this).
Let’s be realistic- being hungover is all too often part of the job. Luckily, Ladybird’s vintage style ‘adult’ book will come in handy when you’re trying to make it to the office after that awards show.
Enjoy a new level of cozy with this clever tablet holding cushion Suitable for a Kindle or iPad it also avoids achy arms when reading in bed The cushion has special microbeads to mould to your legs for serious comfort. There’s also additional pockets for accessories.
Every journalist knows the pain of transcribing an interview- especially when said interview is five hours long and there’s no intern to fob it off to. Anything that makes listening to some pretentious has-been plug their new book is a winner.
If you can get over the whole 22g of sugar per drink thing and can get it before the sugar tax hike this will go down very well. When there’s no Waitrose in sight, that gift card will come in super handy.
Journalists are always on the phone – interviewing, arranging interviews, gossiping etc – which is why these gloves are perfect. You can answer calls and have full conversations while keeping your hands free to make notes…or drink coffee.
Available on Amazon from £10.99.
A magazine subscription
It might be a little cliche, but it’s always a safe bet. Just make sure you pick the right one!
There’s nothing worse than making a cup of tea, leaving it to cool, being totally distracted and finding it’s cold. And it definitely never tastes the same after 30 seconds in the microwave. This cup warmer plugs into your computer and acts as a heated coaster for your cuppa!