Wondering what to get the business owner in your life? Keep reading because I’ve got an epic round-up of tried and true ideas that will help find the perfect gift. You can think of this post as your personal holiday gift guide for business owners. The best part is that you can use this list as a resource year-round when it’s time to send a gift to a business owner.
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Pen & Paper
One thing about entrepreneurs is they get a lot of ideas. Having a great journal to write down inspiration is a must. One of my favorites is the Moleskin brand. They come in hardcover or softcover, a variety of colors, and with lined pages, dotted pages, or blank pages.
What journal would be complete without a great pen? Some people love having a nice, smooth pen they can refill while others love sets with different colors so they can color-code their ideas. A great option for a fancy pen is the Parker-Jotter Fountain Pen. For the color-loving people on your list, Papermate Flair pens are a great option. A journal hardly feels complete with some stickers, like these from Sunshine Sticker Co.
Since we know that our best ideas usually come in the shower, a waterproof notepad might be the perfect choice for a creative business owner.
The Gift Of Reading
Books are a great gift option for all kinds of business owners. One of the best books I’ve read about being an entrepreneur is Work Energy: Finish What You Start and Fearlessly Take on Any Goal.
Some business owners love to listen to books. That's why a subscription to Audible makes a great gift.
The Gift Of Flexibility
One of the great parts of owning your own business is flexibility. If your business is primarily online, you might be location independent. However, business owners can’t always be working in airport terminals and coffee shops. Sometimes they need the quiet and focus of a desk or a table. But all that sitting isn’t good. Enter the adjustable standing desk or the standing desk converter. Standing at the desk instead of sitting is a good way to relieve backpressure.
Gadgets that help business owners do their work anywhere make great gifts. Basic tools like a portable phone charger or a flexible camera/phone stand are popular items. This way they have what they need, even on the go.
The Gift Of Being Heard
If you’re looking for gifts for an aspiring podcaster, a quality microphone is a great gift. The Yeti mic is a popular option for more advanced podcasters. A great budget option is the Snowball mic (this is what I use).
For the writer on your list, a dictation software like Dragon Dictation can be a huge time saver. No more typing out ideas. Instead, an entrepreneur can speak his or her ideas, and the software creates the transcript. This is especially useful for business owners who can’t type fast but still want to write books.
Favorite Office Supplies
Office supplies may not be the sexiest holiday gift, but they’re a solid choice. A business portfolio notebook up levels meetings with clients and makes an entrepreneur look more polished. Having a large whiteboard in the office provides a business owner with more space to brainstorm and plan.
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who spends a lot of time in front of a screen, consider gifting blue light blocking glasses. These glasses help reduce eye strain and minimize the impact of blue light on sleep patterns.What about things that can be useful on a business owner’s desk? A refillable water bottle is a great way to stay hydrated. A Bluetooth speaker can also be a great way to stream mood music.
Personalize Your Business
Items that help make a space cozy and personalized also make good gifts. What about a candle in a seasonal scent, a mug with a fun or witty message, or even a blanket to stay warm as winter descends on us.
Small business owners wear a lot of hats, so gifts that make marketing more streamlined are welcome. A graphics pack from Creative Market could help them efficiently create marketing materials that are on-brand. If you don’t know the specifics of their brand, you could always gift credits to Creative Market.
Gift Of Convenience & Focus
Finally, if you’re looking for experience gifts, the gift of quiet can be helpful for a business owner who wants to work on goal planning. This could be an offer of childcare or gifting a weekend getaway.
Start Your Holiday Gift Shopping Today
I hope this list helped you brainstorm the perfect gift for the business owner in your life. There’s pretty much something for everyone, so go ahead and start your shopping now. This list is flexible enough that you can refer back to it throughout the year.